Category Archive: Council News & Administratives

Jul 31

Church Transition Update

Grace Lutheran's Newsletter, 'The Beacon,' August 2016, page 1

As we enter into the business of searching for a new pastor, I would like to keep you as up-to-date on the process as I can. Please understand that although we just went through this process about four years ago, I – like most of you – was not involved in the details. Now that …

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Dec 27

Council News

TOGS (Youth Group): Greeting Card sale is underway.  Youth are planning a fundraiser on Super Bowl Sunday (details to come). Music and Worship: Services are planned up to Lent. Discussion is underway with St. John’s on a joint Ash Wednesday Service. Parish Education: Planned Sunday School Christmas program. Mission and Discipleship: Online giving will be presented …

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Nov 25

Council News

TOGS: Youth went to Maize Quest and are working on greeting card packets they will be selling as a fundraiser. Human Resources: 4 of the 5 employee evaluations have been completed. Music and Worship: The committee has the services planned into January. Property: Council discussed the use of the church parking lot by an outside …

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Oct 27

Council News

TOGS (Youth Group): The group went to Maize Quest in October. Planning has begun on fundraising. Finance: Tom Smith presented the proposed budget for 2015. Council approved the proposed budget, and it will be presented at the annual meeting on November 9. Music and Worship Committee: The worship services for Advent were discussed. Mission and Discipleship Committee: …

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Oct 24

2015 Candidates for Church Council

  The Nomination Committee announces four candidates are running for Church Council, with the term beginning January 1, 2015: Sharon Hont, Will Bennett, Wendy Mummert, and Charlie Murphy. The Nomination Committee candidates for 2015 will be Cindy Strobeck, Peggy Rotz, Joe Jacobs, Dick Rhine, and Theresa Goodling. This slate of nominees will be voted on …

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Oct 24

Budget Notes

The proposed budget for 2015 was discussed at two question-and-answer forums. Overall, we will be projecting a deficit of $6,000, but that is less than last year. The only increase in salaries this year is Pastor Tina’s tenure increase. In the Benevolence fund, of note is the line item of “Grace Lutheran Church Benevolence.” It …

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