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 COPY)

June 8, 2017


Members Present:  Glen Agren, Earl Small, Katie Ogden, Al Black, Jackie Schwinn, Jennifer Lux, Dan Oswalt

Members Absent:  Jacki Whittaker, K.C. Babcock

Guests:  Pastor Bob Sinclair, Carol Adams


Glen Agren led the Bible study.


1.  Call to order and the reading of the mission statement

The meeting was called to order at 7:11 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 - 5th graders leave the 19th for camp.  Father’s Day fundraiser on the 18th.  Looking for one other teacher for upcoming Sunday School year.  VBS 26th-28th of June to be run by the youth.


Worship Committee - No report.


Property and Finance -  Another notice from the city that we have a portion of sidewalk to fix.


Fellowship - Graduation and Pentecost was successful.  June 24th Movie and Pizza day at Gloria Dei at 5:00 p.m.  June 25th - Tropical Sunday.  July 16th pizza and movie night at St. Paul.  August 20, church potluck and BBQ.


Stewardship -  New envelopes are being ordered.  Letter explaining what each fund is used for will be provided to the congregation.  Temple Talks to happen four times a year.  


At Large - Thank you to everyone who came and helped clean.


3. Old Business

Family Promise discussion continued.  We are looking for more commitment from other local churches to participate with us before we commit to participating.

Membership rolls - Tabled until August

Vanco - Stewardship Committee is recommending that we try this for one year and reevaluate at that time.  Jennifer Lux made a motion to have the Stewardship Committee go into a one year contract with Vanco.  Katie Ogden seconded.  Motion passed.

Church Budget -  Cuts that were approved last month are set in motion this month.

Offering Envelopes -  A new, streamlined look was discussed.



4. New Business

Castle Rock Care Coalition - We received a thank you from the Strengthening Families Program with a check for $250 for use of the church.

Synod -  Bishop Jaech sent us letter letting us know where some of our monies are going.


5.  Visioning

Continued discussion of our association with the Synod. Do our beliefs align with the ELCA?  Individually research these issues and determine what we believe.


The meeting was adjourned at 8:50 p.m. with the Lord’s Prayer.  The next meeting is scheduled for 6:00 pm on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at the Sinclair household for the summer retreat.


Submitted by Katie Ogden

 

 

 


ST. PAUL LUTHERAN COUNCIL MINUTES

May 11, 2017



Members Present:  Glen Agren, Earl Small, Katie Ogden, Al Black, Jackie Schwinn, Jennifer Lux, Jacki Whittaker, Dan Oswalt, KC Babcock

Members Absent:  

Guests:  Pastor Bob Sinclair, Carol Adams


1.  Skype meeting with Mike Frankki from Vanco Payment Solutions about GIVE+ Electronic Giving Options.  Stewardship Committee to review this option.


 Al Black led a Bible study on Three Steps to Making Tough Decisions 

Start with a right heart.  Matt 22:40

Ask Jesus.

Answer to Jesus and only to Jesus.


2.  Call to Order and the Reading of the Mission Statement

The meeting was called to order at 7:49 p.m.

The minutes were read and approved.

The treasurer’s report was reviewed.

The pastor’s report was reviewed.


3.  Committee reports

Christian Education – Mother’s Day Bake Sale/Flower Basket Fundraiser for camp. Four J-Street kids going to camp at the end of June.  About six Youth Group kids going to camp in August.  Looking towards next Sunday School year and continuing a rotating teacher schedule.

Worship Committee  Pentecost Sunday is June 4th. Organ was tuned, but needs to have continued care and upkeep. Considering getting a bright banner for special occasions to catch peoples’ eye. 

Property and Finance Joe Shero and Gunter Landscaping have volunteered to take care of our lawn free of charge.  Hot water heater on the 2nd floor has rusted through and an On Demand water heater has been purchased to replace it.

Fellowship - Graduation/Pentecost Sunday June 4th.  June 24th Movie and Pizza day at Gloria Dei at 5:00 p.m.  June 25th Tropical Sunday Potluck BBQ..  July 16th pizza and movie night at St. Paul.  August 20, church potluck and BBQ.

Stewardship – Looking at ways to increase giving.

At Large – No report


4. Old Business

Family Promise – Discussion… Time commitment is for one year.  Cost per church/per week is about $200-$300 mostly for meals.  Castle Rock Ministerial Association is interested in taking this on with us if it takes place at our church.  We still have questions at this time.

Membership Rolls – Pass on to Stewardship Committee



5. New Business

Offering Envelopes – To be reviewed/simplified/clarified

Lenten Monies – Earl Small made a motion to pay Philip Portwood’s stipend for the Lenten services out of the Lenten offering in the amount of $636.  Jacki Whittaker seconded.  Motion passed.  KC made a motion to split the $1,217.42 between the Community House and Lions’ Club, each receiving $608.71.  Al Black seconded, motion passed.

Synod Memorial – Earl Small made a motion to take $1,000 out of missions and send it to Living Stones Prison Congregation.  Jennifer Lux seconded.  Motion passed.

Preliminary discussion of our association with the Synod – Our local area appears to be missing out on services that are offered in other relatively local areas.  What does the ELCA provide for us? Do the beliefs of the ELCA align with the beliefs of St. Paul?  To be discussed at a future visioning time.


6.  Visioning

Church Budget – Discussed ways to balance the budget, i.e. possible cuts.  Jackie Schwinn made a motion for the months of June through August to remove lawn care, drop Ruth’s Cleaning by $80 a month, secretary cut by 1 day a week, remove nursery care, cut Philip’s pay to one service, only do the newsletter every other month.  Al seconded.  Motion passed.


The meeting was adjourned at 9:56 p.m. with the Lord’s Prayer.  The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 8, 2017.


Submitted by Katie Ogden

 

 

 

Members Present: Jackie Schwinn, Earl Small, Al Black, Glen Agren,  Katie Ogden, Dan Oswalt, Jennifer Lux, Jacki Whittaker
Members absent: K.C. Babcock Guests: Pr Bob Sinclair
Pastor Bob led the Bible study on 1 John 4:2-21.  
Pastor Bob co-led the retreat with out-going President Jackie Schwinn.  Topics included: Review of the code of conduct and responsibilities of the council; review of the committees of the church; election of the officers and committee liaisons; and setting of the goals of the council.
Results of the Election of Officers
•Jackie Schwinn nominated Glen Agren for President.  Al Black seconded.  Earl Small moved to cast unanimous ballot for Glen.  Jacki Whittaker seconded.  Motion passed.
•Katie Ogden moved to nominate Earl Small as Vice President.  Jackie Schwinn seconded. Jacki Whittaker moved to cast unanimous ballot for Earl.  Katie Ogden seconded.  Motion passed. •Earl Small nominated Katie Ogden for Secretary.  Dan Oswalt seconded.  Motion passed.
Results for Committee Liaisons
•Property and Finance - Jacki Whittaker •Fellowship - Al Black •Worship - Dan Oswalt •Christian Ed.  -  Jennifer Lux •At Large - K.C. Babcock was assigned this position
Council goals were set for the year.  A motion was made by Jackie Schwinn to keep the same goals from last  year  (Awareness  of  Council; Stewardship;  and  Focus  on  Outreach).  Earl  seconded.  Discussion centered on making a more conscience effort to achieve those goals (i.e. - what are the measurements  we  can/will  use  to  display  progress,  especially  setting  targets  for  each  goal?) Motion passed.
1.  Call to order and the reading of the mission statement. The meeting was called to order at 12:55 p.m.
Motion to approve congregational meeting minutes (1-29-1-7) was seconded by Dan Oswalt.  A discussion followed about some of the wording in the minutes. Earl motioned that the minutes be amended to reflect changes in wording.  Motion was seconded by Jackie Schwinn.  Amendment passed.  The congregational meeting minutes with amendments passed.
The February minutes were read and approved
The Treasurer’s report was reviewed.  There was discussion about the budget shortfall.
There was no pastor’s report.  Pr. Bob did discuss the possibility of leaving the following week to attend his father-in-law’s memorial.  The council gave tacit approval to do this.
2. Committee reports Christian Education
The youth group will be leading worship on April 23.  There will be one service that day at 10 a.m. The  youth  will  be  hosting/leading  VBS  this  year  on  four consecutive  Wednesday  nights starting June 21.  J Street will finish their program year at the end of April.  Youth Group will be attending Camp Lutherwood July 30-August 4.  J Street will possibly attend Trout Creek Camp, with dates TBD.  Upcoming fundraisers are a Cinco De Mayo Taco Feed on May 5th.
3. Old Business
    There was no Old Business to conduct.
4. New Business
•St. Paul’s sexual harassment policy was reviewed and signed by all council members present. •Jacki  Whittaker  motioned  to  nominate Carol  Adams  ad  Treasurer.  Jennifer  Lux  seconded. 
Motion passed.
•Jackie  Schwinn  motioned  to  nominate Al  Black  as  Financial  Secretary.  Earl  Small  seconded. 
Motion passed.
•Jennifer Lux nominated Dan Oswalt to serve on the Audit Committee.  Jackie Schwinn seconded. 
Motion passed.
•Glen Agren nominated Al Black to serve on the Nominating Committee.  Jennifer Lux seconded.
Motion passed.
•There were no nominations for the Memorial Committee.  Further investigation is needed before
a nomination can be made.
•Jackie  Schwinn  motioned  to  ‘eliminate the  I-5 Coffee  from the  Continuing  Resolutions’.  Jacki Whittaker seconded.  Motion passed.
•A  motion  was  made  to  “change  the  term  ‘I-5 coffee’  on the Treasurer’s  report  to  ‘St. Paul Scholarship Fund.”  Dan Oswalt seconded.  Motion passed.
The meeting was adjourned at 2:30 p.m. with the reading of the Lord’s Prayer.
The following are the assignments for leading devotions before each council meeting:
April - Katie Ogden; May - Al Black; June - Glen Agren; July - Pr. Bob; August - Jackie Schwinn; September  -  Earl  Small;  October  -  Jennifer  Lux;  November  -  Jacki  Whittaker;  December  -  K.C. Babcock; January - Dan Oswalt; February - Carol Adams
Respectfully submitted by Pr. Bob