Present: Richard Larson, Joe Jans, Willis Chase, Jeff Niedenthal, Kyle Larsen, Jake Boonstra, Chris Slinden, Megan Preston.
Richard Larson called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m.
Devotion: Thoughts on Ukraine, and Ukrainian people. Keeping them in our prayers.
Approval of Agenda:
-Motion made by Jeff Niedenthal, seconded by Joe Jans to approve agenda. Motion carried.
-Motion made by Jeff Niedenthal, seconded by Jake Boonstra to approve March 10th, 2022, council minutes. Motion carried.
-Motion made by Jeff Niedenthal, seconded by Chris Slinden to donate May coffee money to Grove City Rescues. Motion carried.
-Motion made by Jake Boonstra, seconded by Willis Chase to approve Treasure’s Report. Motion carried.
-Lent & Easter Services were successful. Discussions at Lent services were also successful.
-3 students received first communion on Maundy Thursday.
-6 children received their bible’s.
-Information will be sent out to current 9th/10th graders regarding First Lutheran’s MST trip, they participated in every 2 years.
-Pastor will be taking some continuing education time from April 25th to May 2nd.
Christian Education and Youth:
-Easter Breakfast was attended by approximately 50 people and raised $600. Proceeds will go to the youth fund.
-Adult Education will continue for 2-3 more weeks, then will take a few months off.
Organizations and Activities:
-Continue to have great volunteers for morning coffee and fellowship.
-Lent meals were well staffed and well attended.
Finance and Stewardship:
-1st of 5 phases for SALT program will go out first week of May. They will be distributed both electronically and printed copies.
Mission and Outreach:
-Mission BBQ preparations are starting to be made.
-Motion was made by Jeff Niedenthal, seconded by Joe Jans to change verbiage to Secretary’s Job Description. New verbiage will be “44 hours of personal time off per year, remaining hours will not carry over to following year.” Will also add a line in Secretary’s Job Description for distributing Gas Cards in additional duties. Motion carried.
-Council was presented an example of a questionnaire to present to the congregation, regarding their thoughts on Trinity Lutheran Church.
Worship, Music, and Art’s:
-Continuing to explore ways to improve training and communication for usher duties.
-Shingles on the sanctuary and steeple will need to be replaced in the next few years.
-Research different options for bat mitigation.
-Organize a cleanup committee, to clean grounds and gutters. A tentative date of May 15th has been set.
-Sacristy, shingles flew off allowing water damage. Create a plan to repair.
-Back stairs for the emergency exit door need to be treated/stained.
-Exit Lights need’s batteries.
-Contact electrician for bid to have a LED conversion done in Trinity. Will follow up next month.
-Revisit Next Month
-Joe Jans will investigate next step.
Evangelism Task Force:
-Proceed this summer and will build on discussions held at Lent services.
-New sign will be installed when weather provides. Discussion also held about obtaining a temporary outdoor sign for informing of certain days and events.
30th Anniversary Task Force:
-Move to Old Business.
- A growing need to reach out and find volunteers for committees.
- Guidance from council to disperse funds.
- Motion made by Chris Slinden, seconded by Jeff Niedenthal to reinvest $10,000, and keep $5,000 in account. Motion carried.
Richard Larson adjourned meeting at 9:23 p.m. and closed with the Lord’s Prayer.
Chris Slinden, Secretary
Next Meeting date May 12th, 2022
May Council Assistant: Willis Chase
**Minutes approved on July 15, 2022 - Regular Council Meeting**