- Written by Sam Gardner Sam Gardner
- Created: November 15 2017 November 15 2017
The meeting was called to order at 6:05 PM. Pastor Nettleton opened with a devotion on Philippians. The September meeting minutes were approved with a small correction. There were no official acts for the month of September. Attendance has been consistent for this time of year. Financially, we are in the red about $300 for the month and $2,400 for the year. There are five Sundays in October and December, which should help keep the budget on track for the remainder of the year. The Treasurer’s report was approved.
- Campus Ministry: Nothing to report.
- Children’s Ministry: Nothing to report.
- Elderberries: Attendance has been low at the potlucks. Will be playing BINGO at the next potluck. Will be sponsoring a pre-Thanksgiving meal in November.
- Fellowship: Had the first “Eat and Greet” potluck for the fall.
- Finance: Nothing to report.
- Human Needs: The Watoto choir was here at the beginning of October. They collected an offering of $1,300 from the congregation and guests. The next projects will be gathering food for Laurel Elementary School and Saint John’s food bank and the Artisan Fair and Bazaar on November 10 and 11. The Heseders would like some guidance about sponsoring a seminary in Uganda. This may be a good use for Wente estate money and will be discussed at the upcoming congregation meeting. The board is looking for a new chairperson.
- Human Resources: Nothing to report.
- Lay Ministry: Nothing to report.
- Outreach: Speaker Tim Goeglein will be here at the end of October. Flyers are going out to surrounding areas as well as the campus.
- Preschool: Joyce Hart is the board’s new chair. Fundraising is under way, including an upcoming event at Pour Brother’s Brewery, hosting CSU game-day parking in November and a bake sale December 17. At their monthly chapels the preschool children will collect an offering to support families at an LCMS preschool in Houston. Due to such high attendance this year, the board is considering adding an afternoon class next school year. The preschool fair will be January 17.
- Trustees: Still working on getting quotes for replacing the broken sanctuary balcony AC unit.
- Worship: Nothing to report.
- Youth: Nothing to report.
Parish Administrator’s Report
- Church Parking Signs: The new lot entrance signs are finished and were installed by Grant Wolf.
- Congregation Meeting: The fall meeting will be November 12 at 10:30 AM. Breakfast burritos will be provided for attendees.
- Nomination Committee: The terms for election are President (one-year term), Vice President (eligible for reelection), Secretary (eligible for reelection) and three Council positions. Eric and Sam have agreed to run a second term. The Nomination Committee has been hard at work finding candidates for the November ballot.
- Church Facility Use Policy: The committee tasked with drafting a new policy for outside use of the church facility submitted their draft to Council for review. The council decided to have an attorney review the document before formally approving it.
- 2018 Budget Proposal Review: Tom presented a draft 2018 budget proposal and highlighted proposed changes from the 2017 budget. Council discussed line items for Tom to adjust. A readjusted proposal will be reviewed next Council meeting before presenting to the congregation.
- Wil Shimoda Estate: Saint John’s was identified as a beneficiary for the Shimoda Estate. More information to come as logistics are worked out.
- Circuit Reformation Event: It has been suggested that each congregation donate $100 to cover shared costs such as payment of the musicians.
Closed with Luther’s Prayer for the Closing of the Day at 7:30 PM.
The thirteen members of the Church Council are the “Board of Directors” of the congregation, tasked with general oversight of the life and activities of the congregation to the end that everything be done in accordance with the Constitution and Bylaws.