Present: Richard Larson, Jake Boonstra, Willis Chase, David Martin, Chris Slinden, Dan Cannon, Jeff Niedenthal, Janelle Johnson, Pastor Megan Preston.
Richard called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm
After a motion to add electric keyboard discussion to the agenda, the agenda was approved by Chris and seconded by Dan. Motion carried
Dennis Brown joined the meeting to ask for a volunteer to open the church and start the coffee pot for a short term commitment while he is away. Dave Martin offered to do this. Also updated us on the back-pack program.
Minutes from both the August 12th and August 22nd special meeting, were reviewed and a motion to approve was made by Dave and seconded by Jake. Motion carried.
Treasurer’s: motion to approve by Willis and seconded by Jake. Motion carried
Pastor will be away attending the wedding ceremony of her youngest brother.
Remote intern Pastor Sara @ Peace Lutheran will be performing regular duties with Pastor Megan as mentor.
Several churches in the Synod are looking for ministers at this time. Pulpit supply remains low.
Partnering with Litchfield churches is still successful. Zion currently pays the fee for the tech services and we should pay our share of $50.00 dollars per month to continue these services. A motion was made by Dan and seconded by Willis to continue these services and pay the $50.00 per month through the end of November. Motion carried 7-1.
20th anniversary of 9-11 this year. Dennis Brown will ring the bell twenty times before the Sunday service on September 12th to remember this tragic event and honor all those who lost their lives that fateful day.
Christian Education and Youth:
i. VBS- not this year
ii. Sunday School Rally Day- Planned for October 10th and Adult Education starting that day also.
Organizations and Activities:
i. Tables of Eight- completed for the year
ii. Coffee Fellowship- continues, need volunteers to sign-up
Finance and Stewardship:
Looking at private company for materials needed for stewardship drive.
Missions and Outreach:
i. God’s work our hands- wash windows at South Grove and clean-up around the church is planned.
ii. Mission Auction- planned for October 24th
iii. Project Hope Backpack- First and third week of October. The 7th and 21st. Menu’s will be posted in the narthex and backpacks will be picked up.
i. Job Descriptions- no update
Worship, Music, Arts:
New liturgy planned, healing service planned for October 10th, confirmation October 31st (1 student), electric eternal flame candle to be installed by the first part of November, wedding policy booklet in the process of being updated.
September communion dates are 9/5 and 9/19. October dates are 10/3, 10/17 and 10/31.
i. Parsonage walk through- not completed yet
Membership Records-on going
Outdoor Sign-quotes from Viking signs
Kristle Chase proposal- September 14th lease agreement as written, 1 or 2 days per week, $15/day rent, use of first office room through January 22nd, motion to approve by Jeff and seconded by Jake. Motion passes 7-1.
Electric keyboard- worship committee to do research on options
Richard adjourned the meeting at 8:50pm and we closed with the Lord’s Prayer.
Janelle Johnson, Secretary
Next meeting date October 14th, 2021
October Council Assistant: Jeff Niedenthal
**Minutes approved on October14, 2021 - Regular Council Meeting**