First Lutheran Church Council Minutes – March 14, 2023
Council Members present: Debbie Butler, Jan McElroy, Joslyn LaVera, Ida Malde, Pete Petersen, Kara Danna, Levi Winter
Council members absent: Eric Merten, Don Mesick
Non-council members present: Isabella Weidert
Devotions were given by Pete Petersen, Psalm 47.
The April devotions will be given by Kara Danna.
It was moved by Pete, second by Joslyn and passed to approve the February 2023 council minutes.
The Giving Tree for Weekend Nutrition has brought in over $1000 so far.
The Kitchen Inventory system is going well for keeping supplies stocked.
The Soup Suppers average 25 people.
This is the last night for the Cold Weather Shelter at FLC.
Ida thanked Jan and Brian McElroy for spearheading the lighting project.
The gym roof is no longer leaking.
The AED is being ordered.
FLC will have 1 Easter Service, brunch and an egg hunt.
The men’s bathroom by the kitchen has a leaky toilet that leaks up into the women’s drain. The office will call Sala’s Drain.
There is a leak in the women’s bathroom in the addition; Brian McElroy will take a look.
Pastor’s Report: - See attached for the full report
The pastor’s written report was given to council and read aloud. Items and council discussion included:
An AED will cost about $750.
There was discussion on the coffee hours and expectations and to be sure to put out the donation jar to offset costs for coffee, tea, creamer…..
Worship and Music: No report
FLC is still flush even with offering down for the month.
More counters are always needed.
Youth and Education:
Aug 22-25 is scheduled for the youth beach retreat.
VBS possibly July 23-27.
Hikes are planned for the summer.
Education: New members are joining the committee.
The 2 Sunday School classes are being finalized.
The Women’s Retreat is April 15 at Lazy F.
The Ministry Meetings did not have a good turn-out but we will try again.
They are hosting the Soup Supper March 15.
The Spring Music Fest is May 21.
A new member joined the committee.
Glen Madsen volunteered to continue mowing the lawn.
Brad & Burke will replace the blower in the addition furnace.
Summer projects are being scheduled.
There will be 1 rent increase.
No issues at present.
IT: Nothing to Report.
Financial Report: See attached for a full report
· Contributions to FISH for February totaled $2114.87
· Contributions to ELCA Disaster Relief Middle East totaled $270.00
· Contributions to ELCA Disaster Relief General fund totaled $100
· The next council meeting will be held on Tuesday April 11 at 6:30pm.
· The meeting was adjourned with prayer.
Respectfully submitted by Jan McElroy.