AUGUSTANA LUTHERAN CHURCH
COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
16 May 2021
The meeting was called to order at 11:28 in Luther Hall
with a prayer. Present were: Bonnie Bandelow, Bryan Johnson, Emily Johnson, Jeanine Lees, Pastor Reed
, Laura Rickey, Nick Swanson, and Jeannine W. Kathy Atwell, Michael Carlson & Linda Papoccia
No treasurer’s report.
SECRETARY’S REPORT: Because the Minutes of the 18 April meeting was published in the Spire, copies of the minutes were not furnished for review. Laura motioned the Minutes be accepted as published. Emily seconded. Motion carried.
PASTOR’S REPORT: Pastor had called Lois Peterson to schedule a visit and communion. He ended up giving communion to 10-15 residents of her building. The garage sale brought in about $1500. Nick motioned we accept the Pastor’s Report. Jeanine L. seconded. Motion carried.
Church Parsonage – Bryan reported that a whole house inspection has been performed. The house needs a roof and the a/c needs to be repaired. He will be scheduling a Property Committee Meeting and forming a Parsonage Committee in the near future.
Steeple Update – Bryan has contacted the Rockford steeple repair company to request they refund our $1,000 down payment. He has contacted another steeple repair company in Ohio but has not heard back from them yet.
Property Committee – The 2 heat pumps have been repaired. A fan still needs to be repaired. Parts are on order. A white pine has been planted on the southwest corner in memory of Reverend John Leaf. The stumps from downed trees have been ground up and we want to thank Steve Gray for distributing the debris.
Worship Committee – Met in early May. May 30 will begin services at 9:30. Jeannine W. asked if something can be done about the volume of the on-line worship. Pastor indicated that he will look in the problem. There MIGHT be a simple fix.
Memorial Committee – Is waiting for final quote for new Baptismal and Lenten banners.
Outreach Committee – Jeanine L. reported that the free meal in the park was well attended and she was grateful that several Luther Leaguers were on hand to help.
Scholarship Committee – Pastor had received 1 application so far.
God’s Work. Our Hands – Should we do it on August 29 or wait until after Labor Day, September 12.
Bryan motioned that we select September 12 as the date for God’s Work Our Hands.Nick seconded. Motion carried.
Church Secretary Opportunity – Nick Messina, Jenna Zurcher’s boyfriend, has the skills and time to fill the position from June-December. The plan is for him to become acquainted with the various duties and to flesh out a binder detailing the various jobs, how much time each might take and procedures for doing the jobs.
Emily motioned that Nick be offered the position (15 hours per week @ $12.50 per hour). Laura seconded. Motion carried.
NEXT MEETING: Sunday, June 27, after worship. Due to Pastor’s July vacation plans we’ll skip meeting in July.
Jeanine Lees asked for prayers as she awaits spinal surgery on July 12.
Laura motioned that we adjourn, Emily seconded. Motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 12:25 with The Lord’s Prayer.