Present: Richard Larson, Pastor Megan Preston, Willis Chase, Jeff Niedenthal, Dave Martin, Chris Slinden.
Richard Larson called meeting to order at 6:59pm
Devotions: Jeff Niedenthal – N/A
Motion to approve Agenda by Jeff Niedenthal, seconded by Dave Martin. Motion carried!
Secretary’s: No Report, Janelle was Absent. Motion to approve by Jeff, second by Willis, motion carried!
Treasurer’s: No Report at this time. Electronic copies will be sent to council members. Will approve August Treasurer’s report at September council meeting. Willis motioned, second by Chris, motioned carried!
Pastor’s Report: Pastor attended Peace Lutheran to help answer questions about new student pastor. Pastor Meghan will be a supervisor pastor for the new student pastor at Peace Lutheran.
Christian Education and Youth: Janelle was absent, but discussed possible VBS date, and discussion on Sunday School Committee.
Organizations and Activities: Jake was absent, no new report. Discussion on Tables of 8, and confirmed that coffee and fellowship still running smoothly.
Finance and Stewardship: Under Budget. Discussion on a 2 ideas for stewardship campaign to promote long term confidence in money spending.
Mission and Outreach: Possible date for Mission Auction date of Oct 24, 2021, will leave open for discussion. Mission BBQ was attended by approximately 175 people, raising $2173. $2116 will be donated to Grove City C.A.R.E. idea’s for September 12th 2021 “God’s Work Our Hands” are, clean up around church, replace wooded barrier around playground, provide ground cleanup at South Grove Assisted Living.
Personnel: Job description was delivered to Virginia. Will still be reaching out to other employees.
Worship, Music, & Arts: Welcomed Melissa Bergstrom to the committee. Beckville Picnic Grounds will host service on September 5th at 8:30. New setting for “Beneath the Tree”. Sunday school worship, one worship per month, being kid friendly. Healing service sometime in October. October 31st – Confirmation. Have Ryan Buer install “Eternal Flame”. November 7th will be “All Saints” service. Discussion of a new Keyboard for outdoor services. Purple paraments in process, will have by Ash Wednesday.
Properties: Dan was absent. Discussion on repairs at Parsonage.
Other Committee’s: N/A
Review COVID 19 Preparedness Plan and Building Use, checking into requirements. Will be taken off agenda.
Membership records – Late September
Outdoor Sign – Check with Viking Sign on possible options. Dave Martin Motioned to budget $15,000 for Sign Quote with Viking Sign, was seconded by Chris Slinden, motioned carried!
Party to Rival all Parties - Remove from agenda, because of COVID. Will revisit in December.
Coop Church’s – Continuing to explore ways to work together. Remove from old business.
Kristle Chase Proposal – Discussion, Motion by Jeff Niedenthal, second by Willis to examine lease agreement with Kristle Chase for temporary workspace at Trinity Lutheran Church. Motion carried. Will have a special council meeting on August 22nd, 2021, at 10:45pm, to discuss topic.
Mission Auction - Possible date of October 24th, 2021
Informal Request by Missy Bergstrom for hosting a sewing event at Trinity Lutheran Church. After discussion all council members agree, she may pursue hosting the event.
President Richard Larson adjourned meeting at 8:25 p.m. Closed with Lord’s Prayer.
Chris Slinden, acting Secretary
Next meeting September 9th, 2021.
May Council Assistant: Richard Larson.
**Minutes approved on September 9, 2021 - Regular Council Meeting**