Lincoln Zone Women enjoy revival at fall
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[September 24, 2014]
- The Lincoln Zone of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML),
Central Illinois District held its annual fall rally on September 17
at Zion Lutheran Church, Chestnut under the theme, “Live Forgiven!
Zion Lutheran Church, Chestnut and Christ Lutheran Church,
Clinton hosted the rally with Vellon Hale serving as rally
chairperson. Zone President Alice Meeker conducted the business
meeting. Central Illinois District officers in attendance included
Sheila Lutz, Vice President; Sue McGuire, Publications Chairman;
Cheryl Garlisch, Leader Development Chairman; and Pastor Steven
Becker, Sr. Counselor. There were 52 in attendance including 42
members, 4 District officers, 5 pastors and 1 guest.
The LWML is an auxiliary of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Its
purpose is to “Serve the Lord with Gladness” by sharing the saving
faith of Jesus Christ throughout the United States and the world.
The featured speaker for the day was Joel Moritz who addressed the
assembly on the topic of comfort dogs. He serves as Assistant to the
President of Lutheran Church Charities. He spoke on how golden
retriever dogs and puppies are trained to serve as comfort dogs who
go out to console people who are suffering after various disasters.
He slowed slides of numerous times comfort dogs have been used
including the Boston Marathon shooting, the Sandy Hook Elementary
School shooting and the shooting at Northern Illinois University.
“Luther”, one of the comfort dogs who goes out into the field to
work, was an honored guest at the rally.
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New zone officers elected to serve a two-year term included:
Alice Meeker, President; Joyce Weaver, Vice President; and
Sharol Bolton, Secretary/Treasurer. They were installed by the
LWML Central Illinois District Counselor, Pastor Steven Becker.
Christ Lutheran Church, Delavan and St. Luke’s Lutheran Church,
San Jose will host the rally in 2015.
[Text received; ALICE MEEKER]