St. John Lutheran Church Council

October 10, 2017

Present: Bond Haldeman, Ron J, Elizabeth H, Lorrie C, Beth B, Kathy S, Melanie M, Todd D, Tim J, Tim B, Kathy H
Absent: Gus H, Ron H

Gather for Devotion
Approval of Agenda – Tim J motioned to approve the agenda, seconded by Ron J.
Thank You Notes signed by council members
Leadership Development – review of the book Shift


Secretary – Tim J motioned to approve the minutes, Elizabeth seconded.
Treasurer – Kathy H motioned to approve the minutes, seconded by Lorrie
Pastor – Spiritual Gifts class is done, may do another class in the spring. Pastor will be at a Continuing Ed class a couple days next week. ”Conversations about Race, Ethnicity and Culture” class coming up in October

Celebrations and Plans

  •  Stewardship/Leadership- upcoming mailings for Consecration Sunday
  •  Youth/Education -Mac’s Pizza Shack November 8, first money from aluminum can collections
  •  Worship/Evangelism- Reformation Sunday Oct 29
  •  Building & Grounds-no report
  •  Social Ministry-meeting this Thursday, disaster relief collection, Echo meal, and Bread for the World
  •  Foundation-no report
  •  Congregation Contacts/ Comments – squeaky Parker Drive door

Council Considerations

  •  Parking Lot-upper parking lot needs repairs-patch or resurface. Pastor will do some checking with estimates
  •  Natural Church Development (NCD)- review of congregational input from last meeting
  •  Communion Rail Redesign – still working on getting it set up
  •  Narthex Remodel-the group met and discussed ideas
  •  Visitation Pastor -calls to supply pastors have not resulted in any interest, a call to the Synod is next
  •  Sanctuary Acoustical Assessment – review of the report
  •  Retreat – Lutherdale Oct 20-21, NCD discussion

Next Council Meeting – November 14, 2017
Devotion – Kathy S
Closing Prayer

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