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 Church Council Minutes (Draft)
April 12, 2018
Members Present: Katie Ogden, Glen Agren, Al Black, Ron Blankenship, Bob Larsen, Dan Oswalt, Jacki Whittaker, Jennifer Lux, Jacob Rahn
Members Absent: Koen Ross
Guest: Leann Beall
1. Meeting called to order and reading of mission statement
a. Meeting was called to order at 7:10 pm
b. The March Minutes were read and approved
c. Treasurer, Leann Beall, reported: We received a donation from Thrivent to be put in Miscellaneous Fund, money for old chairs put into Miscellaneous Fund. Good Friday, organist, and bread costs fron lenten meals will be reported in April.
d. No Pastor’s Report
2. Committee Reports
a. Christian Education: Preparing for Mother’s Day Sale with flower baskets and bake sale. Winterhawks Night was huge success. Getting ready for summer camp.
b. Worship Nursery: No Meeting
c. Prop. & Finance: Discussed insurance. Our premium was lowered by $600 a year. Free device to monitor our water pipes. New doors to be installed in the East Room and East Sacristy. Possibly installing buzzer to front door, and lockbox.
d. Stewardship: No Meeting
e. Fellowship: Pizza and Movie Night April 21. 6:00 pm “Gifted”. A church lunch, spaghetti, on May 6th after service 12:00 pm. Al Black needs volunteers.
f. “At Large”: Steering Committee meeting Bob Larson attended with Pastor Bob. “Potting Party” 3 pm April 22 for Earth Day planting and dinner at Bethany Lutheran.
3. Old Business
a. Family Promise: Meeting, Tuesday, April 17th at Emmanuel Lutheran 7:00 pm.
b. Membership Roles: On hold, Geri is working on Constitution changes.
c. Vanco: Discussed viability of continuing to use Vanco after free trial. Not enough people are using it (4 people). Vote for Vanco will be next month.
d. Sound System: We are going to sit on the sound system and wait per recommendation of the Property & Finance committee.
e. Assign Appointments:
i. Leann Beall was nominated as Treasurer by Jennifer Lux, seconded by Jacki Whittaker. Motion passed.
ii. Jacki Whittaker nominated by Katie Ogden and seconded by Dan Oswalt for the Audit Committee. Motion passed.
iii. Jacob Rahn was nominated for the Nominating Committee by Jennifer Lux, seconded by Katie Ogden. Motion passed.
iv. Glen is staying on the Memorial Committee.
v. Council will find a volunteer to be the Archivist.
vi. Bible Study:
1. Jacob Rahn - May 10th
2. Pastor Bob - August 9th
3. Katie Ogden, September 13th
4. Bob Larsen - January 10th, 2019
4. New Business
a. Cowlitz Chaplaincy Fundraiser social dinner May 12th. Jennifer Lux motion to take $400 dinner donation out of Lent Fund, Jacki Whittaker seconded. Motion passed.
b. Enduring Gifts:
i. Jacki Whittaker moved to remove Jeff Cooper from Fibre Federal account 70357518 and add Jerod Vandehey, Ron Blankenship seconded. Motion Passed.
ii. Dan Oswalt moved to remove Jeffer Cooper from Charles Schwab account 31553440 and add Jerod Vandehey, Jennifer Lux seconded. Motion Passed.
c. Synod Education Event: “Who is My Neighbor and to Whom Am I Being a Good Neighbor?” April, 21 and 28. May 19. $30 each
i. May 19: Glen Agren, Jennifer Lux (?)
d. Insurance: Jacki Whittaker moved to pay our insurance with an annual total of $5,747.00 that will be disbursed quarterly out of the Building Fund, Jennifer Lux seconded. Motion passed.
5. Visioning Time
a. Jennifer Lux is proposing Council to contemplate and pray about our church’s future and for us to come back with ideas on how to move forward.
i. Jacob Rahn suggested evaluating the music and how liturgy is done.
ii. Dan Oswalt suggested advertising.
6. Closing Prayer and Adjournment
The meeting was adjourned at 9:17 p.m. with the Lord’s Prayer. The next council meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Submitted by Jacob Rahn