Present: Greg Jans, Dave Martin, Willis Chase, Janelle Johnson, Pastor Megan Preston, Jeff Niedenthal.
Greg called the meeting to order at 7:02 pm
Devotions: Pastor Megan- Lenten devotional material
2020 Goals: To be determined
Move to add, COVID-19 Discussion and Windmill Days to the agenda
A motion to approve the agenda, as amended, by Willis and seconded by Dave. Motion carried.
Minutes from the February 20th, 2020 meeting were reviewed and a motion to approve was made by Dave and seconded by Willis. Motion carried.
We’re in great shape financially again this month.
Sonia included in her notes that both liability and worker’s compensation insurances are now paid monthly on an autopay schedule. The parsonage’s landline telephone service will be cancelled effective March 23rd, resulting in $50.00 per month savings. Church internet service has been upgraded to 40MB. 2021 envelope boxes will be ordered soon. Ordering 110 boxes for a total cost of $380.00. Church checking account checks will also be ordered.
Pretty typical month of ongoing Lenten activities and preparing for Easter.
Pastor Megan will be away the weekend of April 24th-27th.
Christian Education and Youth: N/A
Organizations & Activities: Lenten soup and sandwich meals are all planned. Remind people to sign-up to be Sunday morning coffee servers.
Finance and Stewardship: N/A
Missions and Outreach: Backpacks ready to go.
Worship, Music and Arts: Summary of notes from March 3rd, Worship committee meeting. March communion dates: 3/1 and 3/15. April communion dates: 4/5, 4/9 (Maundy Thurs), 4/12 (Easter 2 services) and 4/19. May communion dates: 5/3, 5/17 and 5/31 (Pentecost)
Honor Graduates on Sunday, May 3rd.
Sunday, May 24th, worship time changes to 9:30 am and coffee at 10:30 am.
The altar will be painted this summer.
Other Committees: N/A
Updating membership records-Sonia and Pastor Megan met on February 28th. The church directory seems to be the most up to date resource
Qualified charitable distributions-Richard
Emergency Plan- Committee members meeting with Stephanie Johnson, Meeker county emergency planner, on Monday March 16th.
Painting the altar and window in sacristy- summer
Regional gift planner- Jeff follow-up for response
Parsonage soffits- still in progress.
Church picnic- community wide?, perhaps combine with National community night out.
Lucas Machine- Donation check sent. Trinity has prepared a matching funds challenge letter to be sent to the other area churches. A motion was made by Dave and seconded by Jeff to send this letter. Motion carried.
COVID-19- Discuss plan with Stephanie Johnson at planned March 16th meeting. Also, read over the example of American Lutheran Church of Worthington Health Plan in regards to this issue.
Windmill Days-a motion was made by Jeff and Seconded by Willis to give a $50.00 donation to the Windmill days event. Motion carried.
Greg adjourned the meeting at 8:06 pm and we closed with the Lord’s Prayer.
Janelle Johnson, Secretary
Next meeting: Thursday May 14th, 2020. No April meeting planned.
April Council assistant: Youth
**Minutes approved on April 16, 2020 Regular Council Meeting**
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