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Council Minutes May 12, 2011 (Unapproved)

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Council Minutes (Unapproved)

May 12, 2011

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by President Gene Cook.

There were eight members in attendance:  Gene Cook, Bill Magers, Kevin Kruse, Mike Lang, Tom Braymen, Jim Nelson, Byron Bilderback, and Pastor Jonathan C. Watt.

Pastor Watt led devotion.

There were no minutes from the previous meeting.

Pastor’s Report:  Pastor reminded us that he will be at the Apologetics workshop in Straussburg from July 5-16.  Rev Schilllo from Lutheran Family Services will conduct Divine Service on July 3 and 10.  Rev. Gherkin, Iowa District West Mission Executive will conduct Divine Service on July 17.
    The new laptop computer has arrived and has been installed.  The old desktop computer has been converted into an electronic bulletin board located above the mailboxes in the Narthex.
    Apologetics CD’s are available and are located in the Narthex.  There is a small charge to cover supplies.
    Youth Confirmation will be conducted during Divine Service on May 15.  There will be a reception, sponsored by the Board of Education, for the Conmirmands and High School graduates in lieu of Bible Class.
    The time of our Divine Service will change from 9:00 am to 9:30 am beginning on May 22, 2011.  Pastor Watt will conduct Divine Service in Mt Ayr at 8:00 am beginning May 22, 2011.
Elders:    The transfer in of Lawrence and Jeanne Herzberg from St. John’s, Clarinda was received.

Youth:    There was no report.

Financial Secretary:    Kevin Kruse presented the Financial Secretaries Report, attached.  Kevin Kruse moved to approve the report, seconded by Bill Magers.  The motion was approved unanimously.
Treasurer:    Tom Braymen presented the April 2011 financial report.  Total income was $48,943.71.  Total expense was $40,206.31.  Cash and investments on hand were $148,083.67.
    It was moved by Kevin Kruse and seconded by Jim Nelson to approve the Treasurer’s Report.  The motion was approved unanimously.
Missions    No Report.

Preschool:    Continuation of State funding in 2011-2012 for preschool remains uncertain due to changes in the Iowa Legislature and Governor.

Stewardship:    No report.

Trustees:    Byron Bilderback reported the replacement window for the Fellowship Hall has been delivered and paid for.  It is not yet installed.

Worship/Altar Thanks were relayed for the participation in the Easter Garden.
      The Flagon has been sent in for replating.   

Old Business:  There was no old business.

New Business:  There was no new business.

The next meeting of the Church Council will be held at 7:30 p.m. on July 13, 2011.  The next meeting of the Voter’s Assembly will be held at 11:30 am on Sunday, July 17, 2011.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:38 p.m. with the Lord’s Prayer.

Respectfully submitted,
Mike Lang

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