St. Paul Lutheran Church
Castle Rock, Washington
A community of faith that worships, grows, and serves
"We are one body in Christ, united in baptism, renewed through
worship and prayer, and sent by God to serve"
ST. PAUL LUTHERAN COUNCIL MINUTES (DRAFT)
January 11, 2018
Members Present: Glen Agren, Earl Small, Katie Ogden, Al Black, Jackie Schwinn, Jennifer Lux, Jacki Whittaker, Dan Oswalt
Members Absent: K.C. Babcock
Guests: Pastor Bob Sinclair, Leann Beall, Ron Blankenship, Bob Larsen, Jacob Rahn
Dan Oswalt led a Bible study on A Taste of Life.
1. Call to order and the reading of the mission statement
The meeting was called to order at 7:17 p.m.
The minutes were read and approved.
The treasurer’s report was reviewed.
The pastor’s report was reviewed.
2. Committee reports
Christian Education - Upcoming events, camp 4th-6th graders plan on going back to Trout Creek. Older kids want to give back and do a mission trip. Planning on Shrove Tuesday pancake fundraiser. Youth group is going good. Sunday School attendance still fluctuates.
Worship Committee - Annual meeting on the 28th. Church service discussion will be a separate meeting after the annual meeting is concluded. February 11th is scouting Sunday and will be led by the scouts. Worship Committee would like to set a meeting with the praise team and the task force at the end of January or the beginning of February. Suggestion of having Easter breakfast 90 minutes before the start of the service if we have one service.
Property and Finance - No report.
Stewardship - Still working on the envelope education.
Fellowship - BBQ in the summer. Nothing more at this time.
At Large - No report.
3. Old Business
Family Promise - Discussed ways to inform the congregation. Pastor Dave will come and present the information in the sanctuary after service. Date is yet to be determined.
Membership rolls - Geri Skreen is still working on this.
Vanco - Only three people are signed up at this time.
Worship Service Update - On December 17th, after the Worship Task Force met with the Worship Committee, Glen Agren contacted members of the council by phone. As per the recommendation from the Worship Committee, Jackie Schwinn moved that we have a blended order of service trial run on the four Sunday’s of January 2018 with a discussion and evaluation to follow. Glen Agren seconded. The motion passed.
4. New Business
Annual Meeting - Will be on January 28th. The meal will be a potluck.
Living Stones Is asking when we would like to return. Pastor Bob will set a date.
Checking Account Signatories - Glen Agren made a motion that, for the St. Paul Lutheran Church account #355123 (General Fund), we remove Carol Adams and Vicki Masten as signatories and to add Leann Beall, Jackie Schwinn, and Geri Skreen. Dan Oswalt seconded. Motion passed.
Church Windows - Does not work for us. We no longer have tech support. Al Black made a motion that we allow Geri Skreen to spend $115 for tech support for Church Windows for six months. Jacki Whittaker seconded. Motion passed.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:42 p.m. with the Lord’s Prayer. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 8, 2018. The Council Retreat will be held on March 3rd at 9:00 a.m. at the Whittaker’s.
Submitted by Katie Ogden