RED DEER, Alta. – The Parkland Zone fall rally was hosted at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church. The theme was Celebrate – “They celebrate Your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of Your righteousness” (Psalm 145:7). Forty-eight attended including six past and present zone presidents.
A game of LWMLC Jeopardy that tested our memories on LWMLC and Parkland Zone history followed a short business meeting. Lunch included a “taco in a bag.” After lunch, we enjoyed a skit about the life of Katharina Luther (Martin Luther’s wife) where we learned about her life before meeting Martin Luther and her life with Martin Luther.
Pastor Brian Amison from Rocky Mountain House Lutheran Church led us in a Bible study entitled “Celebrate Life.” We learned that even when life is really crumbly and anything but a piece of cake, we still have reason to celebrate.
Linda Horton, our ABC district president was our guest speaker. She talked about celebrating the little things in our lives and gave us encouraging words and thoughts to live by, as we serve one another and our Lord.
The ladies took a Love Offering for James and Leona French from 100 Mile House, B.C. They lost their home in the B.C. wildfires. Over $700 was collected to help them get back on their feet.
Throughout the day, door prizes were given out, and each lady left with a little something. Various hymns were sung during the course of the day.
We celebrated three things: the 45th anniversary of our zone, Canada’s 150th Birthday and the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. At the end of the day, we had cake and cupcakes to celebrate these events.
Below: present and past presidents in attendance
(l-r) Fay Schatschneider, Phyllis Kober, Alvina Wolf, Barbara Richardson, Doreen Decore, Barb Lackman. Missing: Dorothy McGrandle. Left: cakes and cupcakes made to celebrate the three anniversaries.
To learn more about LWML–Canada (Lutheran Women’s Missionary League–Canada) visit lutheranwomen.ca.