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tradition continues Trinity Lutheran Churchâ�?�?s unit of Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America hosted the annual Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, July 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at 816 East Clark Street. The festive event continues a tradition begun by women of the church in 1902. Gloria Christopherson and Wess Pravecek chaired the 15-member committee, which was assisted by men and youth from the congregation. Several members from Nebraskaâ�?�?s Lutherans Outdoors Ministry also assisted at the Social; they were in Vermillion to conduct Trinityâ�?�?s Vacation Bible School, July 7-11. Shirley and Bill Huber greeted members of the congregation and guests from the community as they arrived for the meal. The menu included taverns, chips, homemade pies and cakes, ice cream, lemonade and coffee. Freewill donations were accepted, and supplemental funding will be provided by the Clay County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Monies received at the Ice Cream Social go into the missionary fund of Trinityâ�?�?s Women of the ELCA, which provides partial financial support for ELCA missionaries. Amanda King, who received the unitâ�?�?s support in 2007-2008, will complete her service in Ngaound�?©r�?©, Cameroon, on July 16. The unit recently accepted an invitation from ELCA Global Missions to provide support for Philip and June Nelson, who are also serving in Cameroon. Women of the ELCA will have a combined Bible study and general meeting on Thursday, Aug. 14 at 2 p.m. in Trinityâ�?�?s Askeland Lounge. Pastor Ed Anderson will lead the Bible study about baptism published in Lutheran Woman Today, â�?�?Come to the Waters: Living Water, Walking wet.â�? Unit officers will host the meeting.