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
October 11, 2018
Members Present: Earl Small, Katie Ogden, Al Black, Jennifer Lux, Jacki Whittaker, Dan Oswalt, Bob Larsen, Ron Blankenship
Members Absent: Glen Agren, Koen Ross
Guests: Leann Beall
Guests Absent: Pastor Bob Sinclair
Leann Beall led a Bible study on Have a Good Day, Unless…
1. Call to order and the reading of the mission statement
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.
The minutes were read and approved.
The treasurer’s report was reviewed.
No pastor’s report.
2. Committee reports
Christian Education - 87 quarts of cider were made. Youth group holding steady at 20. Sunday school 8-10 kids. Need more help with Sunday school. Plans for the Christmas program December 16th. Youth group will go caroling on one of their nights. Possible end of November or in December, caroling/worship night and bake sale fundraiser.
Worship Committee - No meeting this month
Property and Finance - OSHA Came to visit this week. They came to make a general inspection including the ramp to the basement in preparation for Family Promise. Property and Finance will wait until the report comes back before any decisions will be made.
Stewardship - No report.
Fellowship - October 28th is Reformation Sunday and there will be a potluck. The Trunk or Treat is on Halloween from 5:00-6:30.
At Large - Last Steering Committee meeting planned Thanksgiving serving on November 18th, 3:00 at Bethany.
3. Old Business
Family Promise - We have 12 churches and are waiting on the 13th church.
Brad Stine Event - Although we did not get the numbers that we hoped for, it was definitely a fun, entertaining and inspiring evening. There were 78 people in attendance and the offering brought in $323. Also, at least three children were sponsored through the Compassion International program. Several people commented on how the event touched them.
Membership Rolls - Still in progress.
Youth Director Position - Discussed at last Christian Ed. meeting, but no movement at this point.
Security/Fire System - Will go online shortly after both Geri Skreen and Pastor Bob get back. Sign-up if you want a keycard.
4. New Business
Pastor Appreciation Sunday - Jennifer Lux will take care of presenting the card.
Indonesia Earthquake & Tsunami - Earl Small is inquiring if St. Paul would like to contribute to the Lutheran Disaster Response Team. Jacki Whittaker made a motion to donate $500 from the Mission Fund to the Lutheran Disaster Response Team for Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami. Jennifer Lux seconded. Motion passed.
Pumpkin Carving at Whittaker’s October 27th at 5:00 p..m. Bring a snack to share and your own pumpkin and carving tools.
Council was concerned about some reduction in attendance. A discussion ensued on the roles of the Pastor & the Lay group and how to make people feel more welcomed & closer to God. We need to work on being aware of the people that come to our church and those that have disappeared. Be friendly, welcoming, and include them in conversations. For those that have disappeared, we need to touch base and find out the reason behind it and let them know that they are missed.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:55 p.m. with the Lord’s Prayer. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 8, 2018.
Submitted by Katie Ogden