St. John Lutheran Church Council Meeting

December 8, 2015

Present: Todd D., Pastor Bond, Scott M., Shirley M., Ted G., Ron H., Kathy S., Lorrie C., Melanie M., Greg G., Cathy P., and Tammy A.

Absent: Tim B. and Judi M.

Meeting was called to order at 6:36 p.m.


Cathy led the opening devotions.

Approval of Agenda:

Todd made a motion to approve the agenda, seconded by Greg. Motion passed unanimously.

Leadership Development:

Everyone was given a different “mission” to complete illustrating the frustration of everyone trying to accomplish a different mission. More on mission and vision will be discussed in the future.


1. Secretary – Cathy – The minutes from November 10, 2015, were approved as written on a motion by Todd seconded by Kathy. The motion passed unanimously.

2. Treasurer – Todd presented the financial report for the month of November. A motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report was made by Cathy and seconded by Shirley. The motion passed unanimously.

3. Pastors Report – Pastor Bond Christmas Eve services will be at 5:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. December 20th will be the Children’s Christmas service.

Budget Q&A and Annual Meeting dates were set for January 10, 2016 and January 31, 2016 respectively.

Council Concerns and Matters:

1. January Devotions – Melanie
2. First Sunday Feedback – nothing to report – next meeting January 3rd.
3. Budget Discussion
4. Council/Planning Group nominees/plan – update
5. Roof fund update.

Celebration and Plans –

Youth and Education: Nothing to report.
Worship/Evangelism: Nothing to report.
Building and Grounds: Decorating of the church was a success.
Social Ministry: Giving tree is up and doing well.
Stewardship/Leadership: Nothing to report.
Foundation: Nothing to report. Congregational contacts were discussed.


Greg made a motion to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Kathy. The motion passed unanimously. The meeting closed with a prayer and adjourned at 8:07 p.m.

The next meeting of the St. John Lutheran Church Council will be held on January 12, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.



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