July 12, 2022

First Lutheran Church Council Minutes – July 12, 2022

Council Members present: Debbie Butler, Jan McElroy, Rod Johnson, Joslyn LaVera, Pete Petersen

Council members absent: Ida Malde, Eric Merten, Sheila Johnson

Non-council members present: Pastor Dennis Hickman, Julie Anna Boss.

Devotions were given by Debbie Butler.

The September devotions will be given by Jan McElroy.

It was moved by Pete Petersen, seconded by Joslyn LaVera, and passed to approve the June 2022 council minutes.

Old Business: None

New Business: None


Pastor’s Report: - See attached for the full report

The pastor’s written report was given to council. Items and council discussion included:

Adding Terrorism insurance for $121 per year- NO

FLC will not be hosting the Cold Weather Shelter every night but is not opposed to one night a week if possible.

The boiler and water heaters will be inspected late in August.

Outreach: No report

Worship and Music:

The large print bulletins are appreciated. They need to be proofed for completeness

Christmas in July was a fun service


Counters for July and August are full

Youth and Education:

The Youth are leading Sunday School for the summer.

VBS is moving ahead. Pictures are being mailed to the kids to color and bring to VBS for decorations.

The Youth and Women’s group are studying Psalms.

8 Youth are going to Lutherhaven.

The Youth are very active in the field trips and all are having fun.

VBS will be collecting back to school kits for Lutheran World Relief FISH food bank.

Congregational Life:

The Congregational picnic will now be at FLC not Lazy F on September 18 as a bbq and potluck.

Property Management:

The sprinkler system was repaired

South Property: No Report

IT: The office would like to control the Youtube access so funerals and such can be broadcast

Financial Report: See attached for a full report

· Contributions to FISH for June totaled $1174.00

· ELCA World Hunger $100

· ELCS Disaster Relief $100


· The next council meeting will be held on Tuesday September 13 at 6:30pm

· The meeting was adjourned with prayer.

Respectfully submitted by Jan McElroy.

Pastor's report to church council July 12, 2022

  1. Memorial Service for Jean Cutlip will be Fri July 15th at 1 pm. Many thanks to Estelle & Sheila Johnson and crew for lunch/coffee & cake afterwards. Big thanks to Betty Kramlich for music and the Boss family for sound/YouTube.

  2. Huge thanks to Brian McElroy for finishing the fellowship hall repairs and laying carpet... Also bathroom faucet and emergency exit signs!

  3. Thanks to Warren Street for changing furnace filters in June.

  4. Add "Terrorism Insurance" to our policy with Church Mutual for $121/year?

  5. Boiler inspection happening here later August.

  6. I wil be on vacation July 18 through Aug 14. Warren Street will be preaching on Sundays July 24th and 31st. JulieAnna Boss will be preaching Aug 14th. Sheila Johnson preaches Aug 7.

  7. Jennifer Campbell has resigned from council so we need to appoint someone to fill out her term which expires Jan 2024. Please pray for Jennifer, who is experiencing heart problems.

  8. Thanks to Glenn Madsen for mowing the lawn and Bea and Ida for garden work.

  9. I officiated at the Marisa Wickerath/Ben Titus wedding on Sat Jul 2 in Cle Elum. Rehearsal was the night before. I took July 5th off.

  10. "God's Work/Our Hands" 2nd annual High Valley Cemetery clean up on Sat. Sept 10. (I think)

  11. Carla Bergman is sorting through the library books (currently in the chapel) and I take the "discards" home, tear off the covers and put them in my recycling can.

  12. I said "No" to hosting the Cold Weather Shelter here all the time this coming winter, even though we could receive significant "rent" money. There is a possibility we could host it one night a week, like we used to some years ago. Thoughts? By winter 2023-24, the hopeis for a permanent location for the shelter.

No August meeting? So, next meeting will be Tues Sept 13. Devotions?

Peace in Christ, Pastor Dennis