The Northeast Zone of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League met April 27, 2013 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Bowling Green, Mo. The Ladies of Trinity Lutheran Church in Louisiana were co-hosts. Debbie Curry welcomed all the ladies and guests to Bowling Green. Pastor Jeffrey Dock opened with devotions based on Colossians 3:1-4 where we are reminded by Paul to think and strive for things that benefit our spiritual life and let go of the things that are of this world. We are to remember our future is with Him in heaven. The business meeting was called to order by the Zone Vice-President Sharon Bode. Linda Ruhl, secretary, presented the minutes and communications. Carolyn Schreiner, treasurer, gave the treasurer’s report. Committee chairmen gave their reports and Carolyn Scott gave greetings from the district office.
Election of the offices of vice- president and secretary were held and both Sharon Bode as vice-president and Linda Ruhl as secretary were re-elected.
An invitation from St John’s, Vandalia, was extended for the Fall Rally on October 26, 2013. Each society had been asked to write a history of their group and a representative of each society to read the history. This was greatly enjoyed by all the ladies.
Following a noon lunch, the ladies spent the afternoon tieing quilts the LWML members of Louisiana and Bowling Green had pieced. These quilts will be sent to the Orphan Grain Train and then used around the world where there is a need for a blanket.
The Rev. Jeffrey Dock installed the new officers and then led the group in blessing the quilts and their future use. He also led in closing devotions using the quilts as an example of Christian women, all of various colors and abilities working together to further the kingdom of God.