July 19, 2020


Trinity LWML did not meet during April, May or June 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic

Cheryl Robson led a devotion with the theme “Grounded in God’s Word”.  Lois Brant provided some treats. 

President Ellie Menz opened the business meeting.  Treasurer Elizabeth Graham reported the current balance to be approximately $1200. 

Iowa West District LWML Convention was to have been held at Camp Okoboji in June with Elizabeth as a voting delegate as well as a YWR (young women’s representative).  Beverly Graves was our second voting delegate.  Due to the pandemic, the convention was conducted via Zoom videoconferencing, and Beverly participated and voted on behalf of Trinity-Jefferson.

Church/Kitchen update proposals:  David Pedersen is heading up a volunteer committee to get ideas for refreshing/refurbishing areas of the Trinity building.  Committee volunteers to consider improvements in the kitchen/fellowship hall area include Sue Rieder, Connie Carstens, Kathy Milligan, Lois Brant, Ellie Menz, Darla Johnson, and Cheryl Robson.  If members have ideas about items that need to be improved in these two areas of the church, please speak with one of these women. 

Margaret Martens spoke about the Red Letter Challenge discussion that will be held during Lutheran ½ Hour time today.  There will also be a discussion tonight at 7 pm via Zoom.  Ellie will coordinate.  The link was sent out on Friday by email.

August 2 there will be an informal farewell for long-time Trinity members Denny and Ruth Goshon following the morning church service.  They will be moving to Marion, Iowa.  LWML will provide bottled water, juice boxes, and pre-wrapped Fareway monster cookies and rice krispie bars.  The social distanced event will be set up just outside the west door.


Submitted by Cheryl Robson



                                                                                             LWML MINUTES

August 16, 2020


President Ellie Menz called the meeting to order.  Treasurer Elizabeth Graham reported a checking account balance of $1,190.36. Zone mites were $85 and local mites totaled $200.

August 2 was the socially distanced farewell for departing members Denny and Ruth Goshon. Elizabeth should be watching for a bill from Fareway for the monster cookies. 

With school starting in shifts this year for various ages, Pastor Martens is going to have prayers for students both August 30 and September 6.  Ellie asked how many gifts to get for “Backpack Sunday” (September 6) for students and teachers.  Estimate is 20 students plus 8 teachers.  School supply drive is going on now.

Ellie noted that she hopes to get Alex, our past seminary student supported in part by our LWML society, to come speak at Trinity sometime in the future.  Ellie also asked whether anyone knew of a particular student to support next—perhaps someone with connections to Iowa District West?

Elllie reported that through her work with IDW Disaster Response there is a team headed to Woodward to do storm cleanup from the August 10 derecho.  She is also working on disaster response for Marshalltown and Cedar Rapids.

Those in attendance made a short laundry list of people and items that need our prayers.


Submitted by Cheryl Robson