Present: Melissa Bergstrom, Joe Jans, Sonia Liedman, Willis Chase, Jake Boonstra, Kyle Larsen, Chris Slinden, Megan Preston
CALL TO ORDER: President Melissa Bergstrom called meeting to order at 6:50pm
DEVOTION: Group has decided to do away with Devotions and replace it with every member recalling where they have “Seen God” in the past week.
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 Chris Slinden, seconded by Jake Boonstra to approve February 7th, 2023, minutes. Motion carried.
TREASURY: Motion made by Willis Chase, seconded by Chris Slinden to approve Treasury Report. Motion carried.
PASTOR: Lent services continuing to go well. Confirmation students are working on Lent projects and meeting with sponsors. Worship has been planned for Holy Week. Pastor attended Green Lake & Crow River Conference’s annual meetings. Prepping for 3yr olds and 3rd graders receiving bibles. Church has had a Burial and funeral. Prepping for 2nd grader’s First Communion.
Christian Education and Youth: Dan Cannon was absent.
i. Youth Coordinator: No Report
ii. Middle & High School Activities: No Report
iii. Mission Trip: Checking with Green Lake Bible Camp.
iv. VBS: Organize a meeting.
Organizations and Activities:
i. Coffee and Fellowship: Congregation is using QR code to sign up.
ii. Lent Soup & Supper: All dates have been filled with volunteers.
Finance and Stewardship:
i. Stewardship is tabled to a later date.
ii. Finances: Will discuss $1000 from Family Fare Proceeds.
Mission & Outreach Ministry:
i. Project Hope Backpack Program: Received a generous donation from WELCA, and also received $250 from Thrivent Action Card.
ii. March: Food Shelf Month: Donations continue to come in. Trinity is providing protein items.
iii. Evaluation of Movie Night: A good winter event, looking for ideas for summer activities.
i. Annual Reviews: Setting up meetings with Megan, Organist, and Janitors.
Worship, Music, and Arts:
Roping off the back pews has had good feedback. Palm Branches for Palm Sunday have feedback. Will honor Graduates on 5/21. Discuss pros and cons of outdoor services. “Java for Jesus” will be last Sundays in Jun, July, & Aug. Committee will not Meet in April, next meeting will be May 2nd.
i. Parking Lot Light: Motion made by Kyle Larsen, seconded by Joe Jans to replace parking lot light and outlet on pole, not exceeding $1600 from Building Fund. Motion carried.
ii. Exterior Building Lights: Applies to the motion for parking lot lights.
iii. Re-roof and steeple building permit: Motion made by Chris Slinden, seconded by Kyle Larsen to purchase building permit for $66 from Building Fund. Motion carried.
iv. Steeple work start date: After April 9th, expected to be completed in a month.
v. Sanctuary Roof: After April 9th, expected to be completed in a month. Re-opening insurance claim for flat roof leak.
vi. Parsonage chimney, siding, & soffits: Still a work in progress.
Endowment Committee: No report.
Estate Planning Workshop: Tabled.
Constitutional Updates: Ongoing.
Streaming Worship: No progress
First Lutheran Cemetery: Gordan gave an overview of cemetery lot lines and property lines.
Mission & Vision Statements: Move to Old Business.
Popcorn Machine: Council was asked to rent out popcorn machine for “Little Red School House” fundraiser. Will investigate rental prices and discuss next month.
Live Music for Ice Cream Social: Status is unknown. Looking for ideas on what to do in the future with the “Ice Cream Social”.
Puzzle Night: Discussed hosting a community puzzle night.
Council Installation Date: April 9th during Easter Service.
Adjournment & Lord’s Prayer: Motion made by Kyle Larsen, seconded by Willis Chase to adjourn meeting. Motion carried.
Next Meeting: Thursday April 13th, 2023 @ 6:30 p.m.
November Council Assistant: Joe Jans
Chris Slinden, Secretary
**Minutes approved on April 13, 2023 - Regular Council Meeting**