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Church Council Minutes: February 18th, 2021

Council Members Present: Pastor Dennis, Pr. Lee Alderin, Norm Link, Trudy Piatz, Mardi Vavra, Cathy Honeyman and Gordy Neumiller Absent: Hallie Sailer.

Lee called meeting to order.
Pastor Dennis opened in prayer and spiritual thoughts. “Your eye is like a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is filled with light. But when it is unhealthy, your body is filled with darkness.” Luke 11:34 (NLT) What we put into your minds affects our spirit. Jesus encourages us to move forward and be healthier with what we see and listen to. If your surroundings and daily encounters are full of light, then as a bright candle shining in the darkness, your spirit will be filled with light.

Approval of Agenda: Trudy made a motion to approve the agenda; Mardi 2nd; MC

Pastor’s Report: Pastor reports that the Covid seems to have taken a bit of a break from us. Thank the Lord. However, nursing homes are still slow to open and require appointments for visiting. Bible study will continue on Wednesday mornings during Lent.

Minutes: Minutes from the last meeting were read by the council members. Mardi made a motion to approve the January minutes and Cathy 2nd, MC

Treasurer’s Report: Gordy made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report and pay the bills as is, Norm 2nd, All in favor, MC.

Committee Reports:

Worship: Pastor reported that Worship is going well.

Education: Pastor reported that confirmation is still meeting during lent, they can get set up at a moment’s
notice to zoom for the lessons, if necessary.
Youth: Haven’t been meeting due to Covid. They are waiting until things quiet down.

Property: Gordy reported that he hasn’t had a chance to look at the microwave in the parsonage yet.

Parish: Next meeting:

Old Business:
A. Flooring: The flooring in the parsonage will be taken care of when things have quieted down.

New Business:
A. Coffee after Church: It was decided it would be good to start having coffee after church beginning the 1st Sunday in March. If things “go south” again with Covid we will adjust. The Council also decided to again, have Soup and Salad Suppers before Lenten Services.
B. Funerals: The Council decided that it would be okay for families to use the Church to prepare and serve their own lunch. But the church groups would not be asked to make or serve any of the food.

Upcoming Events: Easter will be coming up soon, April 3, 2021.
Calendar dates and next meeting: Next meeting: March 11 @ 6:00pm

Lee adjourned the meeting.
We closed with the Lord’s Prayer

Submitted by Trudy Piatz Upon approval at March meeting