Present: Melissa Bergstrom, Joe Jans, Willis Chase, Jake Boonstra, Kyle Larsen, Chris Slinden, Megan Preston
CALL TO ORDER: President Melissa Bergstrom called meeting to order at 6:40pm
FAITHFUL INNOVATIONS: Members shared “Where They Have Seen God”
APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Motion made by Joe Jans, seconded by Kyle Larsen to approve agenda. Motion carried.
SECRETARY: Motion made by Jake Boonstra, seconded by Joe Jans to approve March 2023 minutes. Motion carried.
TREASURY: No Report. The treasurer was absent.
PASTOR: 7 students received bibles. 5 students received their first communion. Wednesday Lent services and holy week went well and were well attended. Pastor will be busy with visitations and planning for summer.
Christian Education and Youth: Dan Cannon was absent.
i. Youth Coordinator: No Report
ii. Middle & High School Activities: No Report
iii. Mission Trip – Serve Boldly: No Report
iv. VBS: Will be held June 4th-6th in conjunction with Ostmark Lutheran church. The location will be Forest City Stockade.
Organizations and Activities:
i. Coffee and Fellowship: Council will discuss where to donate proceeds for May and beyond.
ii. Lent Soup & Supper: No Report
Finance and Stewardship:
i. Family Fare Direct your dollars $1000: No report
Mission & Outreach Ministry:
i. Project Hope Backpack Program: Completed (2) deliveries of 25 bags.
ii. March: Food Shelf Month: No report
i. Annual Reviews: Setting a date to meet with Pastor Megan.
Worship, Music, and Arts:
Java for Jesus will be held the last Sunday of the month.
Coop church service dates will be:
May 28th at Windmill Park at 10:45 a.m.
July 2nd at Beckville Lutheran Church at 10:45 a.m. with potluck to follow.
July 16th at Cosmos City Park at 9:30 a.m.
Aug 6th at Bandshell at fairgrounds at 10:45 a.m.
Sept 3rd is TBD.
Looking into special music for May 28th service. Faithfull innovations will be making May Baskets the last Sunday in April.
i. Steeple: Work will start at the end of April.
ii. Sanctuary Roof: Work will begin April 17th.
iii. Parsonage chimney, siding, & soffits: Hopefully will be completed in April.
Light up cross has arrived. Planning a cleanup day on May 7th, with a back up date of May 21st.
Endowment Committee: No Report.
Estate Planning Workshop: Tabled.
Constitutional Updates: Ongoing.
Streaming Worship: No Report
Popcorn Machine: Motion made by Chris Slinden, seconded by Kyle Larsen to approve the rental of the popcorn machine to the Little Red School event for $20. Motion carried.
Ice Cream Social: Change event name to June Festival. The event will take place on June 11th. Planning details are in motion.
Puzzle Night: Puzzle night will take place on April 21st.
Mission & Vision Statements: Move to Old Business.
Adjournment & Lord’s Prayer: Motion made by Joe Jans, seconded by Kyle Larsen to adjourn meeting. Motion carried.
Next Meeting: Tuesday May 9th, 2023 @ 6:30 p.m.
November Council Assistant: Sonia Liedman
Chris Slinden, Secretary
**Minutes approved on May 9, 2023 - Regular Council Meeting**