St. John Lutheran Church Council Meeting
October 11th, 2016
Present: Tim B, Pastor Bond, Ron H, Cathy P, Judi M, Kathy S, Ted G, Lorrie C, Todd D, Greg G
Absent: Scott M, Melanie M, Josh U
Gather for Devotions-Greg G
Approval of Agenda– Ted motioned to approve agenda Cathy seconded the motion. Motion approved.
Leadership Development-read an excerpt from Spiritual Exercises for Committees.
Secretary– Tim motioned to approve agenda Judi seconded the motion. Motion approved.
Treasurer-Judi motioned to approve agenda Ted seconded the motion. Motion approved.
Pastor-He is going to the Bishop’s convocation next week. Oct 30, Good Shepard for Synod Fall Gathering.
Celebrations and Plans
Stewardship/Leadership-Oct 30 Stewardship drive brunch, next meeting Oct 18
Youth/Education-No children’s Christmas program. There may be interest in an adult program.
Worship/Evangelism-Ron, Judi and Kathy S will explore a Christmas story program, Cathy has volunteered to contact members whose attendance has dropped off. Invitation to worship door hangers will be passed out in November for members to place on neighbor’s doors.
Building and Grounds– Judi wants to get an estimate for working on the area next to the upper parking lot
Social Ministry-Oct 29 ECHO community meal at St John, volunteers needed for shifts
Foundation-no report – next meeting Oct 17
Congregation Contacts/Comments-no reports
Council Concerns/Agenda items
November Devotions: Melanie Morgan
First Sunday Feedback-Next Month: November 6th
ELCA Health Benefit options-Todd motioned and Tim seconded the council recommendation of staying with current level plan, Gold+
Snow Removal 2016/2017– council will need to get bids.
Natural Church Development-meeting and still forming the group to work on it, current members: Greg, Ted, Tim, Judi, Ron J., Bill E, David M, Sandra S. Next meeting Oct 19
Roof Loan-approximately 7,000 still owed
Women’s bathroom update– currently in process and should be finished this month
Painting Pastor-no report
Sound System-still working out some issues
Acolytes Recruiting Rally –following brunch Oct 30
Baptism-Judi and volunteers will start making the cards and banners on craft day Sat Oct 22 1:30
Real Life Faith-5th grade program about Martin Luther and Reformation- no participants this time around so far
Cathy made a motion to adjourn, Ted Seconded- motion passed.
Next Council Meeting-November 8th, 2016
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