First Lutheran Church Council Minutes – March 8, 2022
Council Members present: Ida Malde, Rod Johnson, Pete Petersen, Eric Merten, Joslyn LaVera, Sheila Johnson, Debbie Butler
Council members absent: Jan McElroy, Jennifer Campbell
Non-council members present: Pastor Dennis Hickman, Isabella Weidert
Non-council members absent: Julie Anna Boss
Devotions were given by Pete Petersen.
The April devotions will be given by Debbie Butler.
Approval of Minutes: Rod Johnson made motion to accept the February minutes as written. Pete Petersen seconded it. Motion carried.
Coffee hour has been working, went over duties in kitchen. Encouraged others to bring treats to have more people involved.
We introduced ourselves to new member, Joslyn LaVera.
Pastor thanked the women because it’s National Women’s Day.
Lutheran Disaster Relief. Ida asked if we should donate. Rod moved we give $500 from the Thrivent funds. Joslyn seconded it. Motion carried.
IT—Rod, JulieAnna & Isabella. Isabella is working on the website.
Pete Petersen moved that we make masks optional. Joslyn seconded. Motion carried.
Pastor’s Report: - See attached for the full report
Outreach: F.I.S.H., support Lutheran Disaster Relief.
“God’s Work. Our Hands.” Will possibly be on September 10th.
Worship and Music: Making soup this first Wednesday, March 9th.
Stewardship: Pete reported –pledged- $11,400 that have come in.
Getting a few more counters to help.
Education: 10-12 kids for Sunday School
JulieAnna is visiting w/ kids & parents of the kids still doing mailings—the kids really enjoy the mailings.
Youth: Aug. 1st—Lutherhaven
Wednesday night-bible study is good & kids are enjoying their bible study.
Congregational Life: NONE
Thinking ahead about May 15th Spring Music Fest.
Property Management: new kitchen sink.
South Property: NONE
Financial Report: See attached for a full report.
What is the plan for the risograph? When it dies that’s it—we will have to use our copier.
When will we get back to communion with trays? We will take gradual steps getting back to what we were doing before.
· The next council meeting will be held on Tuesday April 12, 2022 at 6:30pm
· The meeting was adjourned with prayer at 7:35 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by Sheila Johnson.