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1/16/2019 16:47:2901/15/19CouncilJean GoodmanJoe Biewer, Candee Ostreng, Dave Schlobohm, Json Pfeilisticker, Ben Johnson, Aaron Anderson, aia Long, Joan Skare, Randy Holz, Pastor Steve January 15th, 2019 Council Meeting

Call to Order at 6:30 ~ Joe Biewer
Members Present: Candee Ostreng, Dave Schlobohm, Jason Pfeilsticker, Ben Johnson, Aaron Anderson, Kaia Long, Joan Skare, Randy Holz, Pastor Steve

Agenda Approved: Motion by Randy, 2nd by Dave
Minutes approved: Motion by Candee, 2nd by Ben

Treasurer’s Report
December 2018 was a great month ending $10,943.93 in the black. Income exceeds Expense for the year by $13,524.14

December Income $38,591.65 YTD Budget $337,150.00
December Expense $27,647.72 YTD Income $328,496.39
December Difference $10,943.93 YTD Expense $314,972.25
YTD Difference $13,524.14

2017 YTD Difference was. $15,013.16

Open Positions ~ Council
Stephanie, Dave, Randy, Aaron and adding Joshua Heinz

Discussion ~
Committee chair reports for annual meeting
Council Table Talk for Jan 20th is Randy, Jason and Joe
Update ~ Katie Livingood website consulting

Motion to approve for inclusion in the Annual Report for the 2019 Budget as prepared by the Finance committee : Randy, 2nd by Kaia

Motion to approve for inclusion in the Annual Report the 2019 Ballot as prepared by the Nominating committee ~ Jason, 2nd by Randy

Motion to pay Katie Livingood up to $1,500 to start in Feb. ~ Candee, 2nd by Jason

Motion to Adjourn: Candee, 2nd by Dave

Adjourned with The Lords’ Prayer
Next Council Meeting will be February 19th at 6:30

Respectfully Submitted
Joan Skare
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1/15/2019 16:07:3101/2019Pastor ReportSteve RheingansSteve RheingansPreached 3 Sundays, 5 sermons, plus three Christmas Eve Services, Praise team party, Budget meeting, exec meeting, council meeting, 2 hospital visits, funeral planning and 1 funeral, 1 baptism, attended three confirmation classes and taught one.
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1/9/2019 12:06:001/15/2019Pastor ReportPastor Nirmala ReinschmidtPastor Nirmala ReinschmidtI helped with 24th Eve Christmas services and preached on the 16th & 30th
I led the adult Bible study for three weeks.
I taught confirmation once in December
I did the funeral for Lavon Lenox
I visited all the shut-ins and gave communion for Christmas
I conducted Madonna summit Church service.
I planned a liturgical dance for Christmas program
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12/19/2018 21:53:1012/2018Worship and MusicMartha GehrkingTerry Bird, Jane Cabaya, Julie Carlblom, Martha Gehrking, and Pastor SteveThe Worship and Music Committee held its December meeting after first service on Sunday, December 9, at Christ Lutheran. Those members present were Terry Bird, Jane Cabaya, Julie Carlblom, Martha Gehrking, and Pastor Steve.
Items of discussion:
1. 2019 Budget: We discussed what we thought should be our budget requests/changes. Martha will submit our proposals to Jason.
2. Inclement Weather Cancelation Policy: We talked about whether we should have an inclement weather cancelation policy at Christ Lutheran. We decided that if the weather is bad enough, the first service could be canceled. That gives time to see if the roads will be cleared by the start of Sunday school and/or second service. If conditions are still bad, both of those activities may be canceled as well. However, we need to get the policy written and published in the weekly bulletins and monthly newsletters so the congregation is aware of where to find the information when it is needed.
3. Possible Solution to Promote Smoother Running Services: To prevent lapse time in case volunteers assigned to do the regular service worship duties are not in church on their assigned days, we feel that the head usher/ushers should look to see who is assigned to do the worship duties each week and then see if those people are in church. If the assigned person who is to read the lessons is not in church, the head usher/ushers should let the Pastor know. If there are not enough people to help with the communion, an usher should fill in to make sure communion runs smoothly.
4. 2018 Annual Report: The 2018 Annual Report was approved. Martha will turn it in to the church office to be put in the annual report.
5. Lenten Devotionals: Julie said that she would be willing to put the Lenten devotionals together for this Lenten season but would like to see the soft copy from last year. Martha will pass on this great news to Pastor Nirmala.
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12/19/2018 17:32:1812/2018CouncilJean GoodmanJoe Biewer, Dave Schlobhm, LeAnn Bieber, Ben Johnson, Candee Ostreng, Kaia Long, Randy Holz, Joan Skare, Pastor SteveDecember 18th , 2018 Council Meeting

Call to order at 6:30 ~ Joe Biewer
Members Present: Dave Schlobohm, LeAnn Bieber, Ben Johnson, Candee Ostreng, Kaia Long, Randy Holz, Joan Skare, Pastor Steve

Agenda Approved: Motion by Randy, 2nd by LeAnn
Minutes Approved: Motion by Candee, 2nd by Ben

Treasurer’s Report
November 2018 was a good month ending $1,241.81 in the black. Income exceeds Expense for the years by $2,380.21.

November Income. $26,262.10. YTD Budget. $309,067.00
November Expense. $25,400.29. YTD Income. $289,704.74
November Difference. $1,241.81. YTD Expense $277,155.57
YTD Difference. $2,380.21
2017 YTD Difference. $4,580.95

Discussion:
Approval of 2019 Budget with the option to update if needed at Jan. Council Meeting. Motion by Randy, 2nd by LeAnn
Inactive list for removal. Motion by Kaia, 2nd by Dave

Information:
One of our 2 roof top furnace/AC is no longer useable. The estimate to replace it is $15,260.00. The plan is to have the broken unit replaced in March or April in order to seal properly on the roof.

Motion to Adjourn: Motion by Candee, 2nd by LeAnn
Adjourned with the Lord’s Prayer
Next Council Meeting will be January 15th at 6:30


Respectfully Submitted
Joan Skare
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12/19/2018 10:59:3512/2018EducationDani EsserOwen Hoegh, Ben Johnson, Diane Theobald, Tina Jordahl, Cristina Zabel, Dani Esser, Jessie Brown, Jeremy Weis, Sherri Biewer, Francine Kovash1. Opening Prayer
2. Approve November Minutes by Cristina: Jessie approved and Ben seconded.
3. Items for Discussion

a. ROL Sunday School
■ Digging into Discipleship lessons – Francine did the next 6 lessons for the classrooms. Lessons through January 20th are in the rooms.

b. Christmas Program - December 9th at 10 AM
■ Props and Costumes
■ Pick up risers Friday evening before the program at 7pm; Jerry will transport them back on Sunday - Take 5 (3 straight and 2 that angle out) - numbers 5-9
■ December 8that 9am will be the dress rehearsal for speaking parts only AND dress up kids
■ Real dress rehearsal (with everyone) will happen during the 9 o’clock Sunday School time on December 9th before service.
■ Other logistical details
c. To Do List:
■ Ben has program done.
■ Tina is talking to Brent Hoegh about doing the AV on both Saturday and Sunday.
■ Owen is working with Jerry to get risers any time after 4:30pm on Friday night. Jeremy and Ben will help get risers.
■ Sherri and Tina will come Friday to take down railings at the altar.
■ Ben and Jeremy will be stagehands on Sunday (moving the Bethlehem set)
■ Diane and Dani will help with costumes and directing students where to go from the back. Costume kids need to be here Sunday at 8:30am Speaking parts at 8:45am.
■ Owen will send out text reminder to parents.


d. Snow Much Fun – Recap of last year. This year it will be February 22 and 23. In the past we have brought in youth groups but the past 2 years we have done it ourselves (games, lesson, movie, snack, breakfast the next AM). Typical to have 35-40 kids attend. This is also used as an outreach as kids not from our church are invited. The team discussed volunteers for 2019. The team talked about other options (iron wood springs snow tubing for the family, canoeing, bike ride, cross country skiing). The team agreed on Iron Wood Springs for Family tubing on Feb 22nd from 7pm-9pm with snacks. Francine will call to find out more information. Possibly meet at Pizza Ranch in Stewartville at 6 for dinner first.

e. VBS Usually late July/Early August. Leah Hoegh has been the main contact for the past couple years. She will not be able to do it this year so looking for a new “point person”. The team needs to discuss if we do the same as we’ve been doing the past couple years or do something new. The team agreed it might be best to move to the evenings again instead of daytime. Sherri will look into being the point person this year. The team needs to look at what sports are going on to determine the dates. (snacks, music, activity, craft, lesson) Francine will look online for curriculum for what we use for Sunday School. This year looking at 3 year olds – 6th grade.



f. Confirmation Report and/or Adult Ed update Diane said it’s a good group this year. They are getting there service hours done. Starting back up in January they will start helping ROL again on Sunday morning.


g. Council Report
● Annual Report and Budget
○ Needs: # of enrolled in ROL, Snow Much Fun #s, VBS # of kids, 3rd grade Bibles, 1st Communion; Confirmation numbers in each grade; how many got confirmed in the spring
○ Owen is working on getting numbers for the report.


h. Any other items? If there is a “snow day” and church is cancelled Pastor will contact Owen to send out a text to Sunday School parents and Francine will send an email to the teachers.


4. Adjourn meeting with the Lord’s Prayer

Our next meeting will be on January 9th @ 5:30 pm
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12/11/2018 10:16:0812/10/2018Pastor ReportPastor Nirmala ReinschmidtPastor Nirmala ReinschmidtNew membership class was organized. I found sponsors. Planned a meal. Orientation and orientation went well.
20 welcome baskets were distributed by our confirmation students for October. Thanks to Joanne Lipke for provided cookies for the welcome baskets.
Contacted families for the advent candle lighting.
Organized a liturgical dance for the Christmas program
Stewardship drive went well.
Preached twice a month
Did the Madonna summit worship
Regular visits to the shut-ins continues,
I contacted in actives. Enjoyed talking to the people. Hope and pray some will return.
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12/4/2018 12:04:1811/2018EducationCristinaOwen Hoegh, Ben Johnson, Diane Theobald, Tina Jordahl, Cristina Zabel, Dani Esser, Jessie Brown, Jeremy Weis, Sherri BiewerEducation Committee Minutes

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Members

Present: Owen Hoegh, Ben Johnson, Diane Theobald, Tina Jordahl, Cristina Zabel, Dani Esser, Jessie Brown, Jeremy Weis, Sherri Biewer

Members Absent: Francine Kovash

Meeting opened at 5:30 p.m. with a prayer was led by Owen.

The September minutes were approved by Danni and seconded by Jeremy.

Recap of First Communion:
 It was really nice to have the First Communion Students recognized at service and having them go up with their families.
 There were gentle reminders that glasses with the boys were for the 1 st communion students.
 Diane mentioned talking with Pastor and Altar Committee to see if the leftover bread could be saved and used at future communions to save on waste.
 Visit the possibility of having the option for first communion to be done at both services in 2019 with such a large group of students coming up.

Christmas Program:
 The practicing for the Christmas Program on December 9 th is underway. The practices have been going well with students practicing music with Kia and MarJean from 9:05 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. of Sunday School and then students with speaking parts going over their parts from 9:25 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
 With the limited number of rooms available during Sunday School for the youth and adult education it has been difficult for the speaking parts to find a place to practice. For the remainder of the practices, the 6 th grade will meet in Fellowship Hall and the speaking parts will meet in the youth room. Cristina will send out an email to the 6 th grade Sunday School teachers.
 Tina is going to talk to Francine about sending out a mass email to all the parents. There are 40 kids involved and this would help everyone be aware of all the dates coming up along with friendly reminders.
 Preludes will be done at the beginning of the Christmas Program and Tina will ask Francince to mention it in the email. It will max out at 6 performers and people need to let Tina Jordahl know if there is an interest.
 The risers are planned to be picked up on Friday, December 7, 2018.
 There will be a rehearsal Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. for all Sunday School students.
 We will also remind the praise team of the plan to keep them in the loop.
 A prop assistant is needed to help with the props and backdrops.
 Programs: Ben and Diane will check for templates.

Budget:
 Ben discussed the budget from the current fiscal year and asked if there was any input for the upcoming budget year in 2019.

Annual Report:
Owen will discuss the Annual Report at the next meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:25 p.m. with the Lord's Prayer.

The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted by Cristina Zabel
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11/27/2018 10:16:5711/2018CouncilJean GoodmanCandee Ostreng, Kaia Long, Ben Johnson, Jason Pfeilsticker, Dave Schlobohm, Joe Biewer, randy Holz,Pastor Steve, Joan SkareNOVEMBER 20TH, 2018 COUNCIL MEETING

Call to order at 6:30 ~ Joe Biewer
Members Present: Candee Ostreng, Kaia Long, Ben Johnson, Jason Pfeilsticker, Dave Schlobohm, Joe Biewer, Randy Holz, Pastor Steve, Joan Skare

Agenda Approved: Motion by Candee, 2nd by Kaia
Minutes Approved: Motion by Candee, 2nd by Ben

Treasurer’s Report:
October 2018 was a good month ending $1,893.91 in black.
Income exceeds Expense for the year by $1,138.40.
Oct. Income $27,504.51 YTD Budget. $280,970.00
Oct. Expense. $25,610.60 YTD Income. $263,062.64
Oct. Difference. $1,893.91. YTD Expense. $261,924.24
YTD Difference. $1,138.40
2017 YTD Difference. $7,907.45

Discussion:
Annual Meeting Date Feb. 3rd, 2019
Dec. council meeting will discuss budget draft
Roof update report by Jason

Motion to Adjourn: Motion by Randy, 2nd by Dave
Adjourned with the Lords’ Prayer
Next Council meeting will be Dec.18th at 6:30

Respectfully Submitted
Joan Skare
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11/20/2018 15:46:5911/2018Pastor ReportPastor SteveSteve4 Preaching for 2 Sundays, 1 adult Bible Study, 2 teach confirmation, 1 adult forum, First Communion one evening and Sunday, Worship committee, exec and council, attend Halloween party and Jamboree, 5 praise team practices.
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11/18/2018 20:59:0011/2018Worship and MusicMartha GehrkingTerry Bird, Jane Cabaya (via email), Julie Carlblom, Martha Gehrking, Mark Polzin, and Pastor Steve (via email)The Worship and Music Committee met at church on Tuesday, November 13, at 6:30. Those present at the meeting were Terry Bird (via emai & attendance), Jane Cabaya (via email), Julie Carlblom, Martha Gehrking, Mark Polzin, and Pastor Steve (via email).
Items discussed were as follows:
1. Reviewal of the Jamboree: Overall, the jamboree went well, but the attendance was not as large as last year. Suggestions would be to let the key big participation groups know early enough so as to commit to participating. If we have the jamboree next year, Terry suggested moving the date out another week or two in order to have “A Holiday Kickoff” theme, thus including Christmas songs. Terry also suggested that we find someone who would be interested in being the “publicity person” to take care of those needs. The free will offering collected was around $190 and will go to Channel One Food Shelf. Stewardship Committee was in charge of the meal so any money over the expenses went to the new roof fund.

2. Update on MarJean’s Youth Group Directing: MarJean started practicing with the Junior/Praise Chimers and Good News Kids on Wednesday, October 24. She plans to have each group sing/ring once a month from now through May. She is also leading the music for the Sunday school children.

3. Update of Pipe Organ: Jane had sent an email stating that there really is no interest in replacing the pipe organ right now. She also said she had received a call from Barbara Gensmer of Rodgers Organs (612-269-1983). A three-manual trade-in is at least $25,000 right now. That would be a step-up from what we currently have. Barbara will call back this spring if she has any suggestions for us. Pastor sent an email saying he had asked Denny, our organ repairman, what our pipes were worth if they were bought new and installed. He said $30,000 or more. Pastor asked Denny what he thought we could get for our pipes if sold, and Denny said “no much”. Pastor said that if the pipes were gone, we could see more of the stained glass window. The back board in the church was cut to fit more pipes which is why they cut into the stained glass window. The architect wanted the pipes on the wall by the organ. Pastor said that at the last church he was at, they bought a used Rodgers digital organ for $30,000 which was really good. A new digital organ would start at $50,000. The committee decided Martha would talk to the Memorial Committee about starting an organ fund.

4. Special Music: As of right now, our Special Music calendar will be as follows:
12/9-----Christmas Program
12/16---Christmas Choral Program at both services
12/23---One service at 9:00—blended with the Praise Team leading the music
W & M “strongly” suggests they sing Christmas music at this service
12/24---Candlelight Services with Communion at 3:00, 4:30, and 7:00
12/30---One service at 9:00---traditional

5. Items for the Annual Report: We went over the things that our committee has done in 2018 for the Annual Report. Martha will write and turn it in to the church office.
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11/13/2018 11:36:0110/2018Pastor ReportPastor Nirmala ReinschmidtPastor Nirmala ReinschmidtTwo Weeks Preached
One time taught confirmation, helped with small groups
planned for stewardship letter, pledge cards,Etc.
Organized Lefse sale
Organized New Members,sponsors
Visited Cindy Weibush twice in the hospital and once in Madonna Towers.
Gave communion to our shut-ins (3 of our members)
Other visits (6) other phone call s to reach our inactivities
Out reach activities :Costume party out reach activities/ Jamboree light supper
Distribution of welcome baskets to 48 families
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10/21/2018 9:56:0410/2018CouncilJean GoodmanDavid Schlobohm, Kaia Long, Ben Johnson, Joe Biewer, LeAnn Bieber, Jason Pfeilsticker, Stephanie Pfaffenbach, Pastor Steve, Joan Skare, Randy HolzOctober 16th, 2018 Council Meeting
Call to Order at 6:30 ~ Joe Biewer
Members Present: David Schlobolm, Kaia Long, Ben Johnson, Joe Biewer, LeAnn Bieber, Jason Pfeilsticker, Stephanie Pfaffenbach, Pastor Steve, Joan Skare, Randy Holz

Agenda Approved: Motion by Dave, 2nd Stephanie
Minutes Approved: Motion by Randy, 2nd Dave

Treasurer's Report:
September 2018 was a great month ending $15,252.50 in the black
Expense exceeds income for the year by $755.51
Sept. Income. $41,622.21 . YTD Budget . $252,873.00
Sept. Expense. $26,369.71 . YTD Income. $235,558.17
Sept. Difference $15,252.50 . YTD Expense. $236,313.64
YTD Difference . $755.51

2017 YTD Difference . $5,975.55

Discussion:
Budgeting for December meeting.
Committee chairs should submit their budget to Jason by Nov. 15th
Women of Today "Vender Fair" Dec. 1st (same day as our bake sale)
Fee $75.00 for church use and $50.00 for janitor service.
Stewardship letter was reviewed and some changes were made.

Motion to Adjourn: Motion by Kaia, 2nd Dave
Adjourned with The Lords' Prayer
Next Council meeting will be Nov. 20th at 6:30

Respectfully Submitted
Joan Skare

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10/18/2018 16:33:1710.09/2018Worship and MusicMartha GehrkingJane Cabaya, Julie Carlblom, Martha Gehrking, Stephanie PfaffenbackThe Worship and Music Committee met at church on Tuesday, October 9, at 6:30. Those present were Jane Cabaya, Julie Carlblom, Martha Gehrking, and Stephanie Pfaffenbach.
Items discussed were as follows:
1. Piano Tuning Update: Jane said that the piano tuning has been done and will be in the $90-$100 cost range.

2. IHN Family Promise Benefit Concert Information: Martha will write up an announcement to put into the November newsletter and Sunday bulletins to disseminate the necessary information to any interested people/singers.

The IHN Family Promise Benefit Concert will be held on Friday, November 16, in the Bethel Lutheran Church sanctuary beginning at 7:30. Any person/singer from CLC who wishes to sing in the mass choir is welcomed to do so. Community wide rehearsals will be held on Tuesday, November 6, and Tuesday, November 13, at 6:00 PM at Bethel Lutheran Church where you will learn the three songs to be performed at the benefit concert. The theme for this year is “Give Thanks and Sing”.

3. JuBELLance Salary Update: We decided to leave the JuBELLance salary as it is.

4. Jamboree Update via an email from Terry: Terry said that everything is moving along nicely. The Stewardship Committee is handling the food after the event and will be charging some amount for it. Terry’s daughter-in-law is creating the banners. We did wonder if there are any dates for “tryouts” and will ask Terry about that when he returns from his trip.

5. Joel Johnston Microphones Donation: Pastor mentioned that Joel donated some microphones to the church. In so doing, his mics will be the primary ones used each Sunday and what was being used will be the back-up mics. Thank you to Joel for his donation! Christ Lutheran truly appreciates his generosity!

6. November Meeting: Our next meeting will be Tuesday, November 13.
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10/18/2018 14:38:3910/2018CouncilJean GoodmanDavid Schlobohm, Kaia Long, Ben Johnson, Joe Biewer, LeAnn Bieber, Jason Pfeilsticker, Stephanie Pfaffenbach, Pastor Steve, Joan Skare, Randy Holz October 16th, 2018 Council Meeting
Call to Order at 6:30 ~ Joe Biewer
Members Present: David Schlobohm, Kaia Long, Ben Johnson, Joe Biewer, LeAnn Bieber, Jason Pfeilsticker, Stephanie Pfaffenbach, Pastor Steve, Joan Skare, Randy Holz

Agenda Approved: Motion by Dave, 2nd Stephanie
Minutes Approved: Motion by Randy, 2nd Dave

Treasurer’s Report:
September 2018 was a great month ending $15,252.50 in the black. Expense exceeds income for the year by $755.51
Sept. Income. $41,622.21. YTD Budget. $252,873.00
Sept. Expense. $26,369.71. YTD Income. $235,558.17
Sept. Difference $15,252.50. YTD Expense. $236,313.64
YTD Difference $755.51

2017 YTD Difference. $5,975.55

Discussion
Budgeting for December meeting.
Committee chairs should submit their budget to Jason by Nov. 15th
Women of Today "Vender Fair" Dec 1st (same day as our bake sale) Fee $75.00 for church use and $50.00 for janitor service .
Stewardship letter was reviewed and some changes were made.

Motion to Adjourn: Motion by Kaia, 2nd by Dave
Adjourned with The Lords’ Prayer
Next Council meeting will be Nov. 20th at 6:30

Respectfully Submitted
Joan Skare
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10/17/2018 10:40:2510/2018AltarChris PolzinChris Polzin, Liz Alsbury, Nancy Hoegh, Kari Prigge, Sue HoenkAltar Minutes October 15, 2018
Meeting opened with devotion.
New Business:
1. Communion October, November, December
Oct 21 8:00 Chris Polzin Green
10:00

Oct 28 8:00 Reformation Sunday Red ** Hang Reformation banner**
10:00 First Communion for grade 5 Intinction 10 am service only

Nov 4 8:00 All Saints Sunday White
10:00
Nov 11 Green
Nov 18 8:00
10:00 Green
Nov 25 (Christ the King) White
Dec 2 8:00 1st Sunday Advent Blue
10:00
Dec 9 Children’s program @ 10 am service Blue
Dec 16 8:00 Choir sings both services Blue
10:00 Choir sings both services

2. Sharing Tree put up in narthex with list of items congregation may donate to LINK. LINK Program is for Homeless Teens through Lutheran Social Services.
We will collect donations through Sunday, December 16, 2018.
3. Sanctuary decorated with Autumn/Harvest theme.
4. Liz has been emailing staff person at LINK and they were open to coming to give a short talk. Pastors emailed regarding this.
5. Secretaries emailed newsletter article for LINK as well as Pointsettia order forms.
6. Acolyte robes checked for need of laundering or repair. Candles refilled with oil. Will need to purchase more communion wine.
7. Next meeting will be @ 6pm Monday, November 26 to put up the Sanctuary Christmas tree, hang advent banners, put up lights in entryway along with large nativity set.
8. Meeting closed with the Lord’s Prayer


Respectfully Submitted, Chris Polzin Altar Chair

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10/10/2018 8:16:2309/2018EducationCristina ZabelOwen Hoegh, Ben Johnson, Diane Theobald, Tina Jordahl, Cristina Zabel, Dani Esser, Francine Kovash, Jessie Brown, Jeremy WeisEducation Committee Minutes
September 5th, 2018 @ 5:30 pm


Members Present: Owen Hoegh, Ben Johnson, Diane Theobald, Tina Jordahl, Cristina Zabel, Dani Esser, Francine Kovash, Jessie Brown, Jeremy Weis

The opening prayer was led by Owen.

The August minutes were approved by Francine. They were seconded by Diane.

Teacher Orientation:
• Owen provided an overview of the 2017 introduction for teachers. The committee agreed that the same items should be mentioned to the teachers at the upcoming teacher meeting this evening.
• Diane shared that acolytes will stay 15-20 minutes and will take the kids to music class or assist teachers with getting supplies. They will be asking for additional helpers as needed.
• The theatre room sign-up sheet is hanging outside of the room for teachers to reserve the room for classes to watch a movie.
• Discussed the on-line access for new teachers along with all teachers getting background checks notarized tonight at the meeting.

Rally Sunday
• Overview of Rally Sunday. The committee reviewed the schedule of the day that would also be shared tonight with the teachers.
• Update on classrooms. All classrooms are ready and lesson plans have been copied off.


Adult Education Plan for Upcoming Year:
• Pastor Steve would like someone else to lead Ephesians series. Owen will talk to Pastor. Owen is looking into Christianity Explored, which would be going through the gospel of Mar. This would be built as an intro to Christianity.

Christmas Program
• Waiting to hear from Pastor Nirmala who had contact another church about their previous program.
• Pastor Nirmala would like to do an Indian Dance and would teach kids at our church who would perform during the Christmas Program.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:25 p.m. with the Lord’s Prayer

The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by Cristina Zabel


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10/9/2018 10:20:409/9/2018Pastor ReportNirmala ReinschmidtNirmala ReinschmidtTwo sundays I preached, I assisted one sunday on Rally Day
attended Lefse meeting, stewardship meeting
Helped with Confirmation (once I taught(.
Visitation continues. (refer to the visitation log)
Planned costume party with Kristine.
Planned light supper after jamboree. (fund raiser for roof) Deb Fugleberg is in charge of the food.
worked on organizing welcome baskets delivery for June, July, August, Sept. Delivery will be done this week by the volunteers, and confirmation students.
Wrote an article for the Byron news paper.
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10/5/2018 16:43:3109/2018Pastor ReportPastor SteveStevePreached 3 Sundays, Two visits to homes, one to nursing home. Council, exec, mentors, confirm orientation, confirmation curriculum, one baptism, one overnight with family promise plus family promise driver. Worship committee meeting, two confirmation classes one confirmation retreat at Eagle Bluff
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9/27/2018 12:22:0408/2018CouncilJean GoodmanCandee Ostreng, Joe Biewer, Ben Johnson, Kaia Long, Stephanie Pfaffenbach, Will Holz, Jason Pfeilsticker, Joan SkareAugust 21, 2018 Council Meeting
Call to Order at 6:30 ~ Joe Biewer
Members Present: Candee Ostreng, Ben Johnson, Kaia Long, Stephanie Pfaffenbach, Jason Pfeilsticker, Will Holz, Randy Holz, Joe Biewer, Joan Skare Agenda Approved: Motion made by Candee, 2nd by Randy All approved none deny
Minutes Approved: Motion by Candee, 2nd by Jason – all approved none deny

Treasurer’s Report: by Jason July 2018 was a good month ending $1,718.27 in the black. However, expense exceeds income for the year by $12,989.83

July Income: $24,722.30 YTD Budget: $196,976.00
July Expense: $23,004.03 YTD Income: $172,101.47
July Difference 1,718.27 YTD Expense: $185,081.30
YTD Difference:( -$12,979.83)
2017 YTD Difference was ($2,858.70)

Discussion: The Council upon viewing all our options, regarding the current roof claim, have determined not to pursue the claim as the deductible is higher than the claim itself.

Meeting Adjourned: Motion by Candee, 2nd by Stephanie. All approved none deny.
Adjourned with the Lord's Prayer

Respectfully submitted by
Joan Skare
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9/27/2018 12:15:2704/2018CouncilJean GoodmanCandee Ostreng, Stepanie Pfaffenbach, Jason Pfeilsticker, Joe Biewer, Randy Holz, Paster Steve, LeAnn Bieber, Ben Johnson, Dave Schlobolm, Aaron Anderson, Joan SkareApril 17th, 2018 Council Meeting
Call to Order at 6:30
Members Present: Candee Ostreng, Stephanie Pfaffenbach, Jason Pfeilsticker, Joe Biewer, Randy Holz, Pastor Steve Rheingans, LeAnn Bieber, Ben Johnson, Dave Schlobohm, Aaron Anderson, and Joan Skare

Devotion and Prayer: Dave Schlobohm
Agenda Approved:
Motion made by Candee, 2nd by Jason to form a committee for Good Neighbor Days
Minutes Approved: Motion by Randy, 2nd by Kaia – all approved none deny

Treasurer’s Report: by Jason March 2018 was down, month ending $5,734 in the red and actual expense exceeding income year to date by $9,251
March income: $24,676.14 YTD Budget: $84,291.00
March expense: $28,253.09. YTD Income: $69,007.81
March difference -$3,576.95 YTD Expense: $81,836.15
YTD Difference: -$12,828.34
2017 YTD Difference was -$4,292.58
Pastor’s Lesson- Our task is to do God’s works calling all people. We are here because of the Resurrection
Aaron Anderson gave excellent input about the group FCA-putting God in school

Information and discussion items: Pastor Nirmala’s Installation: May 6th at 8 and 10 o’clock services.
A new sign-up sheet for the meal is available.
Good Neighbor Days Fundraiser: Randy Holz . Scheduled for Friday evening, July 20th at 5:00pm. CLC is the only food vender. The meal planned is smoked pork chops, baked potato, baked beans hot dogs, french fries, water, soda, and snacks. If bad weather we will use the school as back-up.The money will go to the new roof fund.
An action committee is to be formed Approved by Stephanie, 2nd by Randy.

Delegates for the Synod Assembly are Tom Tweite, Pastor Nirmala and Pastor Steve. Dates are May 4th and 5th in Mankato.
Church clean-up day is May 5th Building & Grounds committee update by Dave
Adjourned with The Lord’s Prayer, motion by Stephanie, 2nd by LeAnn
Next meeting: Tuesday, May 15th at 6:30

Respectfully submitted by
Joan Skare
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9/27/2018 12:06:4107/2018CouncilJean GoodmanRandy Holz, Jason Pfeilsticker, David Schlobohm, Candee Ostreng, Kaia Long, Stephanie Pfaffenbah, Joan Skare July 17th, 2018 Council Meeting
Call to Order at 6:30 ~ Randy Holz Members Present: Randy Holz, Jason Pfeilsticker, David Schlobohm, Candee Ostreng, Kaia Long, Stephanie Pfaffenbach, Joan Skare

Agenda Approved: Motion made by Candee, 2nd by Jason All approved none deny
Minutes Approved: Motion made by Dave, 2nd by Stephanie– all approved none deny

Treasurer’s Report: by Jason June 2018 was a down month ending $916.81 in the red.
Expense exceeds income for the year by $14,698.
June Income $23,099.45 YTD Budget $168,576.00
June Expense $24,016.26 YTD Income $147,379.17
June Difference (- $916.81 ) YTD Expense $162,077.27
YTD Difference (- $14,698.10)
2017 YTD Difference was (-$7,895.03)

Good Neighbor Days Fundraiser: Randy is so pleased by the response of so many volunteers that have signed up to help. Everything is in order and ready to go.
Information was shared by Randy and Lyle Stinson about the replacement of a new roof. Action Item:
Motion ws made by Candee to temporarily borrow $15,000 from the memorial fund to cover operating expenses. 2nd by Dave.
Motion approved Meeting Adjourned.

Motion by Stephanie. 2nd by Jason. Motion approved and ended with The Lord’s Prayer.
Respectfully submitted by
Joan Skare
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9/27/2018 12:03:4105/2018CouncilJean GoodmanCandee Ostreng, Jason Pfeilsticker, Joe Biewer, Randy Holz, Pastor Steve, LeaAnn Bieber, Ben ohnson, Dave Schlobohm, Kaia Long, Joan SkareMay 15th, 2018 Council Meeting
Call to Order at 6:30 Members Present: Candee Ostreng, Jason Pfeilsticker, Joe Biewer, Randy Holz, Pastor Steve Rheingans, LeAnn Bieber, Ben Johnson, Dave Schlobohm, Kaia Long and Joan Skare

Agenda Approved: Motion made by Candee, 2nd by Randy. All approved none deny
Minutes Approved: Motion by Candee, 2nd by Ben – all approved none deny

Treasurer’s Report: by Jason April 2018 was a good, month ending $1,912 in the black but actual expense exceeding income year to date by $10,916 April income: $32,216.09 YTD Budget: $112,388.00
April expense: $30,303.69 YTD Income: $101,223.90
April difference $1,912.40 YTD Expense: $112,139.84
YTD Difference: -$10,915.94
2017 YTD Difference was $2,933.77

Good Neighbor Days Fundraiser: A committee has been formed. Volunteers have been signing up to help.
Advertising for fundraiser: Candee and LeAnn. Money raised will be used for the new roof.
Building and Grounds Clean up Day: by Dave Good crew– trimmed bushes and raked. Cleaned inside vents and windows. Left to do are Sunday school windows.
Dave suggested a Fall clean up.

Report by Pastor Steve: Pastor Steve, Pastor Nirmala and Tom Tweite went to Synod Assembly in Mankato: This was the last Assembly for the present Bishop. The focus was Lutherans world wide. Next year’s synod assembly will elect a new Bishop.
Adjourned with The Lord’s Prayer, motion by Kaia, 2nd by LeAnn

Respectfully submitted by
Joan Skare
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9/27/2018 12:02:5905/2018CouncilJean GoodmanCandee Ostreng, Jason Pfeilsticker, Joe Biewer, Randy Holz, Pastor Steve, LeaAnn Bieber, Ben ohnson, Dave Schlobohm, Kaia Long, Joan SkareMay 15th, 2018 Council Meeting
Call to Order at 6:30 Members Present: Candee Ostreng, Jason Pfeilsticker, Joe Biewer, Randy Holz, Pastor Steve Rheingans, LeAnn Bieber, Ben Johnson, Dave Schlobohm, Kaia Long and Joan Skare

Agenda Approved: Motion made by Candee, 2nd by Randy. All approved none deny
Minutes Approved: Motion by Candee, 2nd by Ben – all approved none deny

Treasurer’s Report: by Jason April 2018 was a good, month ending $1,912 in the black but actual expense exceeding income year to date by $10,916 April income: $32,216.09 YTD Budget: $112,388.00
April expense: $30,303.69 YTD Income: $101,223.90
April difference $1,912.40 YTD Expense: $112,139.84
YTD Difference: -$10,915.94
2017 YTD Difference was $2,933.77

Good Neighbor Days Fundraiser: A committee has been formed. Volunteers have been signing up to help.
Advertising for fundraiser: Candee and LeAnn. Money raised will be used for the new roof.
Building and Grounds Clean up Day: by Dave Good crew– trimmed bushes and raked. Cleaned inside vents and windows. Left to do are Sunday school windows.
Dave suggested a Fall clean up.

Report by Pastor Steve: Pastor Steve, Pastor Nirmala and Tom Tweite went to Synod Assembly in Mankato: This was the last Assembly for the present Bishop. The focus was Lutherans world wide. Next year’s synod assembly will elect a new Bishop.
Adjourned with The Lord’s Prayer, motion by Kaia, 2nd by LeAnn

Respectfully submitted by
Joan Skare
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9/27/2018 12:02:2805/2018CouncilJean GoodmanCandee Ostreng, Jason Pfeilsticker, Joe Biewer, Randy Holz, Pastor Steve, LeaAnn Bieber, Ben ohnson, Dave Schlobohm, Kaia Long, Joan SkareMay 15th, 2018 Council Meeting
Call to Order at 6:30 Members Present: Candee Ostreng, Jason Pfeilsticker, Joe Biewer, Randy Holz, Pastor Steve Rheingans, LeAnn Bieber, Ben Johnson, Dave Schlobohm, Kaia Long and Joan Skare

Agenda Approved: Motion made by Candee, 2nd by Randy. All approved none deny
Minutes Approved: Motion by Candee, 2nd by Ben – all approved none deny

Treasurer’s Report: by Jason April 2018 was a good, month ending $1,912 in the black but actual expense exceeding income year to date by $10,916 April income: $32,216.09 YTD Budget: $112,388.00
April expense: $30,303.69 YTD Income: $101,223.90
April difference $1,912.40 YTD Expense: $112,139.84
YTD Difference: -$10,915.94
2017 YTD Difference was $2,933.77

Good Neighbor Days Fundraiser: A committee has been formed. Volunteers have been signing up to help.
Advertising for fundraiser: Candee and LeAnn. Money raised will be used for the new roof.
Building and Grounds Clean up Day: by Dave Good crew– trimmed bushes and raked. Cleaned inside vents and windows. Left to do are Sunday school windows.
Dave suggested a Fall clean up.

Report by Pastor Steve: Pastor Steve, Pastor Nirmala and Tom Tweite went to Synod Assembly in Mankato: This was the last Assembly for the present Bishop. The focus was Lutherans world wide. Next year’s synod assembly will elect a new Bishop.
Adjourned with The Lord’s Prayer, motion by Kaia, 2nd by LeAnn

Respectfully submitted by
Joan Skare
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9/27/2018 11:53:1907/2018CouncilJean GoodmanRandy Holz, Jason Pfeilsticker, David Schlobohm, Candee Ostreng, Kaia Long, Stephanie Pfaffenback, Joan SkareJuly 17th, 2018 Council Meeting
Call to Order at 6:30 ~ Randy Holz Members Present: Randy Holz, Jason Pfeilsticker, David Schlobohm, Candee Ostreng, Kaia Long, Stephanie Pfaffenbach, Joan Skare

Agenda Approved: Motion made by Candee, 2nd by Jason All approved none deny
Minutes Approved: Motion made by Dave, 2nd by Stephanie– all approved none deny

Treasurer’s Report: by Jason June 2018 was a down month ending $916.81 in the red.
Expense exceeds income for the year by $14,698.
June Income $23,099.45 YTD Budget $168,576.00
June Expense $24,016.26 YTD Income $147,379.17
June Difference (- $916.81 ) YTD Expense $162,077.27
YTD Difference (- $14,698.10)
2017 YTD Difference was (-$7,895.03)

Good Neighbor Days Fundraiser: Randy is so pleased by the response of so many volunteers that have signed up to help. Everything is in order and ready to go.
Information was shared by Randy and Lyle Stinson about the replacement of a new roof. Action Item:
Motion ws made by Candee to temporarily borrow $15,000 from the memorial fund to cover operating expenses. 2nd by Dave.
Motion approved Meeting Adjourned.

Motion by Stephanie. 2nd by Jason. Motion approved and ended with The Lord’s Prayer.
Respectfully submitted by
Joan Skare
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9/27/2018 11:31:5004/2018CouncilJean GoodmanCandee Ostreng, Stephanie Pfaffenbach, Jason Pfeilsticker, Joe Biewer, Randy Holz, Pastor Steve, LeAnn Bieber, Ben ohnson, Dave Schlobohm, Aaron Anderson, Joan SkareApril 17th, 2018 Council Meeting Call to Order at 6:30 Members Present: Candee Ostreng, Stephanie Pfaffenbach, Jason Pfeilsticker, Joe Biewer, Randy Holz, Pastor Steve Rheingans, LeAnn Bieber, Ben Johnson, Dave Schlobohm, Aaron Anderson, and Joan Skare Devotion and Prayer: Dave Schlobohm Agenda Approved: Motion made by Candee, 2nd by Jason to form a committee for Good Neighbor Days Minutes Approved: Motion by Randy, 2nd by Kaia – all approved none deny Treasurer’s Report: by Jason March 2018 was down, month ending $5,734 in the red and actual expense exceeding income year to date by $9,251 March income: $24,676.14 YTD Budget: $84,291.00 March expense: $28,253.09 YTD Income: $69,007.81 March difference -$3,576.95 YTD Expense: $81,836.15 YTD Difference: -$12,828.34 2017 YTD Difference was -$4,292.58 Pastor’s Lesson- Our task is to do God’s works calling all people. We are here because of the Resurrection Aaron Anderson gave excellent input about the group FCA-putting God in school Information and discussion items: Pastor Nirmala’s Installation: May 6th at 8 and 10 o’clock services. A new sign-up sheet for the meal is available. Good Neighbor Days Fundraiser: Randy Holz . Scheduled for Friday evening, July 20th at 5:00pm. CLC is the only food vender. The meal planned is smoked pork chops, baked potato, baked beans hot dogs, french fries, water, soda, and snacks. If bad weather we will use the school as back-up.The money will go to the new roof fund. An action committee is to be formed Approved by Stephanie, 2nd by Randy. Delegates for the Synod Assembly are Tom Tweite, Pastor Nirmala and Pastor Steve. Dates are May 4th and 5th in Mankato. Church clean-up day is May 5th Building & Grounds committee update by Dave Adjourned with The Lord’s Prayer, motion by Stephanie, 2nd by LeAnn Next meeting: Tuesday, May 15th at 6:30 Respectfully submitted by Joan Skare
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9/27/2018 11:27:2405/15/2018CouncilJean GoodmanCandee Ostreng, Jason Pfeilsticker, Joe Biewer, Randy Holz, Pastor Steve, LeAnn Bieber, Ben Johnson, Dave Schlobohm, Kaia Long, Joan SkareMay 15th, 2018 Council Meeting Call to Order at 6:30 Members Present: Candee Ostreng, Jason Pfeilsticker, Joe Biewer, Randy Holz, Pastor Steve Rheingans, LeAnn Bieber, Ben Johnson, Dave Schlobohm, Kaia Long and Joan Skare Agenda Approved: Motion made by Candee, 2nd by Randy. All approved none deny Minutes Approved: Motion by Candee, 2nd by Ben – all approved none deny Treasurer’s Report: by Jason April 2018 was a good, month ending $1,912 in the black but actual expense exceeding income year to date by $10,916 April income: $32,216.09 YTD Budget: $112,388.00 April expense: $30,303.69 YTD Income: $101,223.90 April difference $1,912.40 YTD Expense: $112,139.84 YTD Difference: -$10,915.94 2017 YTD Difference was $2,933.77 Good Neighbor Days Fundraiser: A committee has been formed. Volunteers have been signing up to help. Advertising for fundraiser: Candee and LeAnn. Money raised will be used for the new roof. Building and Grounds Clean up Day: by Dave Good crew– trimmed bushes and raked. Cleaned inside vents and windows. Left to do are Sunday school windows. Dave suggested a Fall clean up. Report by Pastor Steve: Pastor Steve, Pastor Nirmala and Tom Tweite went to Synod Assembly in Mankato: This was the last Assembly for the present Bishop. The focus was Lutherans world wide. Next year’s synod assembly will elect a new Bishop. Adjourned with The Lord’s Prayer, motion by Kaia, 2nd by LeAnn Respectfully submitted by Joan Skare
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9/27/2018 11:22:1607/17/2018CouncilJean GoodmanRandy Holz,Jason Pfeilsticker,David Schlobohm,Candee Ostreng,Kaia Long,Stephanie Pfaffenbach,Joan SkareJuly 17th, 2018 Council Meeting Call to Order at 6:30 ~ Randy Holz Members Present: Randy Holz, Jason Pfeilsticker, David Schlobohm, Candee Ostreng, Kaia Long, Stephanie Pfaffenbach, Joan Skare Agenda Approved: Motion made by Candee, 2nd by Jason All approved none deny Minutes Approved: Motion made by Dave, 2nd by Stephanie– all approved none deny Treasurer’s Report: by Jason June 2018 was a down month ending $916.81 in the red. Expense exceeds income for the year by $14,698. June Income $23,099.45 YTD Budget $168,576.00 June Expense $24,016.26 YTD Income $147,379.17 June Difference (- $916.81 ) YTD Expense $162,077.27 YTD Difference (- $14,698.10) 2017 YTD Difference was (-$7,895.03) Good Neighbor Days Fundraiser: Randy is so pleased by the response of so many volunteers that have signed up to help. Everything is in order and ready to go. Information was shared by Randy and Lyle Stinson about the replacement of a new roof. Action Item: Motion ws made by Candee to temporarily borrow $15,000 from the memorial fund to cover operating expenses. 2nd by Dave. Motion approved Meeting Adjourned. Motion by Stephanie. 2nd by Jason. Motion approved and ended with The Lord’s Prayer. Respectfully submitted by Joan Skare
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9/27/2018 11:02:0008/2018CouncilJean GoodmanJoe Biewer, Candee Ostreng, Ben Johnson, Kaia Long, Stephanie Pfaffenbach, Jason Pleilsticker, Will Holz, Randy Holz, Joan SkareAugust 21, 2018 Council Meeting Call to Order at 6:30 ~ Joe Biewer Members Present: Candee Ostreng, Ben Johnson, Kaia Long, Stephanie Pfaffenbach, Jason Pfeilsticker, Will Holz, Randy Holz, Joe Biewer, Joan Skare Agenda Approved: Motion made by Candee, 2nd by Randy All approved none deny Minutes Approved: Motion by Candee, 2nd by Jason – all approved none deny Treasurer’s Report: by Jason July 2018 was a good month ending $1,718.27 in the black. However, expense exceeds income for the year by $12,989.83 July Income: $24,722.30 YTD Budget: $196,976.00 July Expense: $23,004.03 YTD Income: $172,101.47 July Difference 1,718.27 YTD Expense: $185,081.30 YTD Difference:( -$12,979.83) 2017 YTD Difference was ($2,858.70) Discussion: The Council upon viewing all our options, regarding the current roof claim, have determined not to pursue the claim as the deductible is higher than the claim itself. Meeting Adjourned: Motion by Candee, 2nd by Stephanie. All approved none deny. Adjourned with the Lord's Prayer Respectfully submitted by Joan Skare
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9/26/2018 14:14:0009/18/2018CouncilJean GoodmanJoe Biewer, Jason Pfeilsticker, Candee Ostreng, Dave Schlobohm, Randy Holz, Ben Johnson, Joan Skare, Pastor SteveSeptember 18th, 2018 Council Meeting
Call to Order at 6:30 ~ Joe Biewer
Members Present: Jason Pfeilsticker, Candee Ostreng, Joe Biewer, Dave Schlobohm, Randy Holz, Ben Johnson, Joan Skare, Pastor Steve

Agenda Approved: Motion by Candee, 2nd by Randy
Minutes Approved: Motion by Candee, 2nd by Jason

Treasurer’s Report:
August 2018 was a down month ending $3,028.18 in the red and Expense exceeds income for the year by $16,008.01.

August Income $21,834.45. YTD Budget. $224,776.00
August Expense $24,862.63. YTD Income $193,935.92
August Difference (-$3,028.18). YTD Expense $209,943.93
YTD Difference. (-$16.008.01)
2017 YTD Difference was (-$3,724.67).

Discussion
Rally Sunday Update:
Sunday school kids 131 (so far)
Confirmation had a very good turn out of 30.

Jane Cabaya resigned as choir director.
Worship and Music committee has recommended to replace Stephanie Pfaffenbach.
Mar Jean Damerval has been asked to lead youth chimes and youth music.

Roof Report:
Rummage Sale $3,073.30
Pork Chop dinner sales $3320.00

A task force has been formed to co-ordinate fund raising and all roof issues. Contact Jason Pfeilsticker at (507) 993-2701
Money designated for the roofs far, is $31,393.00
Motion to approve the task force: Randy, 2nd by Candee

Motion to Adjourn, Candee, 2nd by Dave
Adjourned with the Lord’s Prayer

Next Council meeting will be Oct. 16th at 6:30

Respectfully Submitted
Joan Skare
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9/26/2018 10:44:1509/2018CouncilJean GoodmanCandee Ostreng, Joe Biewer, Dave Schlobohm, Randy Holz, Ben Johnson, Joan Skare, Pastor SteveSeptember 18th, 2018 Council Meeting
Call to Order at 6:30 ~ Joe Biewer
Members Present: Jason Pfeilsticker, Candee Ostreng, Joe Biewer, Dave Schlobohm, Randy Holz, Ben Johnson, Joan Skare, Pastor Steve
Agenda Approved: Motion by Candee, 2nd by Randy
Minutes Approved: Motion by Candee, 2nd by Jason
Treasurer’s Report:
August 2018 was a down month ending $3,028.18 in the red and Expense exceeds income for the year by $16,008.01.
August Income $21,834.45. YTD Budget. $224,776.00
August Expense $24,862.63. YTD Income $193,935.92
August Difference (-$3,028.18). YTD Expense $209,943.93
YTD Difference. (-$16.008.01)
2017 YTD Difference was (-$3,724.67).
Discussion

Rally Sunday Update:
Sunday school kids 131 (so far)
Confirmation had a very good turn out of 30.
Jane Cabaya resigned as choir director.
Worship and Music committee has recommended to replace Stephanie Pfaffenbach.
Mar Jean Damerval has been asked to lead youth chimes and youth music.
Roof Report:
Rummage Sale $3,073.30
Pork Chop dinner sales $3320.00

A task force has been formed to co-ordinate fund raising and all roof issues. Contact Jason Pfeilsticker at (507) 993-2701
Money designated for the roofs far, is $31,393.00
Motion to approve the task force: Randy, 2nd by Candee

Motion to Adjourn, Candee, 2nd by Dave

Adjourned with the Lord’s Prayer

Next Council meeting will be Oct. 16th at 6:30

Respectfully Submitted
Joan Skare
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9/22/2018 9:10:1909/2018AltarChris PolzinChris Polzin, Liz Alsbury, Nancy Hoegh, Kari Prigge, Candee OstrengAltar Minutes September 17, 2018
New Business:
1. Communion October, November
Oct 7 8:00 Chris Polzin Green
10:00
Oct 14 8:00 Green
10:00
Oct 28 8:00 Reformation Sunday Red
10:00 First Communion for grade 5
Nov 4 8:00 White
10:00
2. Communion instruction book updated with photos of new ceramic communion ware
3. Pastor shared that we are to set up for regular communion unless it is indicated intinction in the bulletin that gets sent out each week.
4. Discussed and confirmed Sharing Tree will sponsor LINK Program for Homeless Teens through Lutheran Social Services. list of items congregation can donate. We will collect needed items through Sunday, December 16, 2018.
5. Acolyte robes checked for need of laundering or repair. Candles refilled with oil
6. Next meeting scheduled for Monday, October 17, 2018. We will decorate the sanctuary with the Harvest Display at the October meeting @ 7:00 PM/
Meeting closed with the Lord’s Prayer
Respectfully Submitted, Chris Polzin Altar Chair

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9/16/2018 20:23:4109/2018Worship and MusicMartha GehrkingTerry Bird, Martha Gehrking, Mark Polzin, and Pastor Steve


The Worship and Music Committee met at church on Monday, September 10, at 6:30. Those present were Terry Bird, Martha Gehrking, Mark Polzin, and Pastor Steve.
Items discussed were as follows:
1. Youth Tone Chimer and Children’s Choir Director Positions: We have not filled these positions as of yet, but we hope that interested persons will step forward in the next month.

2. Chancel Choir: With the new Chancel Choir proposal to increase participation in the choir, the director job description now has changed, and, therefore, Jane Cabaya has resigned from directing the choir. She will continue to accompany Chancel Choir and any individuals/groups providing special music for either service. The committee will update the choir director job description through the fall. Terry Bird will serve as the Special Music Coordinator, recruit people with musical abilities to use those individual talents (either vocal or instrumental) during the Special Music time, and schedule those selections each Sunday throughout the fall.

3. Jamboree: The planning is moving along smoothly. We will finalize all details/plans at next month’s meeting.

4. Next meeting will be Tuesday, October 9, at 6:30 at church.

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9/4/2018 11:43:219/182018Pastor ReportPastor Nirmala ReinschmidtPastor Nirmala ReinschmidtTwo Sundays Preached
I attended both Lefse planning meeting as well as Stewarship meeting
I did the worship service at Madonna Summit two Wednesdays in August.
4 times I visited people in the hospital
I visited and gave communion 6 people who are in shut-ins.


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9/4/2018 10:49:3808/2018EducationOwen HoeghOwen Hoegh, Ben Johnson, Diane Theobald, Jeremy Weis, Tina Jordahl, Christina Zabel, Dani Esser, Francine Kovash, Jessie BrownEducation Committee Minutes
August 8th, 2018

Members present: Owen Hoegh, Ben Johnson, Diane Theobald, Jeremy Weis, Tina Jordahl, Christina Zabel, Dani Esser, Francine Kovash, Jessie Brown
The opening prayer was led by Owen. The July minutes were approved by Diane. They were seconded by Ben.

VBS Recap: Thoughts about the registration process were shared. Marketing should start a little earlier in the year, and be shared through Constant Contact. Jeremy Weis will look into how that might work.

Finding Teachers: Elaine Meek gave Francine a list of parent contacts, and Tina will make it digital. We figured out a plan for contacting more teachers using the list. Christina and Dani will have a table this Sunday, and Diane will be there to look for confirmation mentors.

6th Grade Curriculum: Diane was able to access/find the Here We Stand student books. Many tools and lessons were found that should help our 6th graders learn more about the 10 Commandments.

1st Communion: The date of the 5th graders partaking in the Lord’s Supper will take place on October 28th at the 10 AM service. Students will share their projects on October 25th. We will be using the same curriculum with teacher and student sheets in preparation for 1st Communion. Diane will work on organizing this, and will be sending an email out about the Faith project.

Rally Sunday: September 9th is the date. All families and teachers will first meet in the sanctuary at 9:05am. Information about the upcoming ROL year will be shared, and all will meet to discuss the why/purpose/importance of having parents that disciple our children in the Christian faith. Family worship ideas will be offered, before kids and teachers are dismissed for their initial craft. Students will be creating an “I Pray” craft. Parents and others will stay to preview some of the Adult Ed activities that will be offered this year.

Student Helpers: We discussed how confirmands might get credits by volunteering in Sunday School rooms.

How our mission gets done: Pastor Steve popped in to mention that he’d like us to build some presentation slides that display what the Education Committee does, and the various events that are under our charge.

Christmas Program: The program will take place at the 10AM service on December 9th this year. Pastor Nirmala thought that we could trade books with other congregations to find a good program to put on.

Miscellaneous: We talked about our room needs, and much of this will be determined at the teacher orientation meeting on September 5th, or when we have a better idea of potential attendance in each grade level.

The meeting was adjourned with the Lord’s Prayer. The next meeting will take place on September 5th at 5:30 pm before the teacher orientation meeting.

Respectfully submitted by Owen Hoegh
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8/26/2018 18:16:2708/2018Worship and MusicMartha GehrkingTerry Bird, Jane Cabaya, Martha Gehrking, Stephanie Pfaffenbach, and Pastor SteveThe Worship and Music Committee met on Sunday, August 12, after church. Those present were Terry bird, Jane Cabaya, Martha Gehrking, Pastor Steve, and Stephanie Pfaffenbach.
Discussed Items:
1. Tone Chime Director and Youth Choir Director Update: There is interest in these two positions. Martha will give those interested the job descriptions.

2. Summer Wednesday Evening Worship: Based on numbers so far, it is recommended not to offer summer Wednesday evening services next summer.

3. Jamboree Update: Terry said that things are right on track for preparations. BYRON REVIEW will have an information article in the near future. Terry is notifying groups/organizations that might be interested in participating in the jamboree. We plan to use a different format this year with the free-will offering and the lunch at the very end.

4. Terry’s Choir Proposal: To address the declining choir and bell numbers, Terry had put together a proposal addressing this concern. The committee discussed the proposal and the pros/cons it presents. The committee decided that the next step will be for Terry to rewrite the original proposal making the changes based on our discussion. We feel that the next step is to hold a group meeting where we can get input from the JuBELLance and Chancel Choir members since these are the people involved with most of the music ministry/Special Music. Martha will send out the updated proposal for these two groups to read before a meeting to be held on either Sunday, August 26 or Wednesday, August 22.
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8/21/2018 10:29:298/21/2018Pastor ReportPastor Nirmala ReinschmidtPastor Nirmala ReinschmidtI preached two times at Christ.
Attended stewardship team meeting to discuss fall plan for the stewardship drive
I visited 5 shut-ins
I did the mid-week wed. worship
I did the wedding for Ryan and Tiffany
I made phone calls to the new members to keep in touch.
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7/20/2018 11:18:237/1/18EducationFrancine KovashOwen Hoegh, Diane Theobald, Jeremy Weis, Jessie Brown, Francine KovashOpening Prayer by Owen
Approval of May Minutes by Francine, second by Jeremy

VBS Planning - August 5th to 9th
8am-12:30pm
$25 - we will be fund the other half with our budget
Volunteers meet Sunday evening before
Entering 1st – 7th grade
Planning Needs - more volunteers? - Leah Hoegh will let Ed Committee know if more volunteers are needed after registration deadline on Sunday
Closing Program will be Wednesday at 6 pm
We will provide a snack to the kids, but they will need to bring a sack lunch. Leah will communicate this to families in an email.
Francine and Diane will be at the BBQ hosted by CLC on Friday handing out forms for VBS

Planning for 2017-18 ROL - Francine Kovash
Sunday School @ 9:05 - 9:55 am
Francine found 2 curriculum options for 6th grade and will send out links to the curriculum to the Committee and Pastor Steve for input.
We will use Dig In curriculum called Digging Into Discipleship.
Go for 4 teachers at every level
Teacher Recruitment Plan - contact list will be sent to committee members by Owen. Francine will obtain a list of parents to contact and send it out to committee members.
Lesson Schedule Progress - Francine is verifying dates and finishing the schedules
Chalkboards/Whiteboards - Diane will talk to Boy Scouts about donating new Whiteboards to the church as they were looking for a way to thank the church for sponsoring them
Put ROL Registration in the August Newsletter - Francine will contact office staff
We will change the name of the younger classes to 3 year olds, Pre-K, and Kindergarten
Rally Sunday Plans - Sept 9th at 9:05 am - Led by Owen
Prayer
Info about River of Life & schedule throughout year; Remind messages, etc.
Family Ministry and Discipleship of Children
Family Worship Ideas - Bible reading, prayers, catechism challenge
Why?/Purpose/Eternal value of souls & multigenerational legacy
Importance of Attendance
Adult Ed Opportunities
Dismiss students and teachers for name tags and short lesson or craft
Parents stay in sanctuary for short video and 1st Core Christianity 101 or other lesson

Adult Education Plan for upcoming year
Core Christianity 101
Check with Pastors - Pastor Steve will talk to Pastor Nirmala and get back to Owen with ideas

Adjourn meeting with a prayer led by Owen

Our next meeting will be on August 8th @ 7 pm/following the VBS program.
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7/20/2018 11:18:2307/2018EducationFrancine KovashOwen Hoegh, Diane Theobald, Jeremy Weis, Jessie Brown, Francine KovashOpening Prayer by Owen
Approval of May Minutes by Francine, second by Jeremy

VBS Planning - August 5th to 9th
8am-12:30pm
$25 - we will be fund the other half with our budget
Volunteers meet Sunday evening before
Entering 1st – 7th grade
Planning Needs - more volunteers? - Leah Hoegh will let Ed Committee know if more volunteers are needed after registration deadline on Sunday
Closing Program will be Wednesday at 6 pm
We will provide a snack to the kids, but they will need to bring a sack lunch. Leah will communicate this to families in an email.
Francine and Diane will be at the BBQ hosted by CLC on Friday handing out forms for VBS

Planning for 2017-18 ROL - Francine Kovash
Sunday School @ 9:05 - 9:55 am
Francine found 2 curriculum options for 6th grade and will send out links to the curriculum to the Committee and Pastor Steve for input.
We will use Dig In curriculum called Digging Into Discipleship.
Go for 4 teachers at every level
Teacher Recruitment Plan - contact list will be sent to committee members by Owen. Francine will obtain a list of parents to contact and send it out to committee members.
Lesson Schedule Progress - Francine is verifying dates and finishing the schedules
Chalkboards/Whiteboards - Diane will talk to Boy Scouts about donating new Whiteboards to the church as they were looking for a way to thank the church for sponsoring them
Put ROL Registration in the August Newsletter - Francine will contact office staff
We will change the name of the younger classes to 3 year olds, Pre-K, and Kindergarten
Rally Sunday Plans - Sept 9th at 9:05 am - Led by Owen
Prayer
Info about River of Life & schedule throughout year; Remind messages, etc.
Family Ministry and Discipleship of Children
Family Worship Ideas - Bible reading, prayers, catechism challenge
Why?/Purpose/Eternal value of souls & multigenerational legacy
Importance of Attendance
Adult Ed Opportunities
Dismiss students and teachers for name tags and short lesson or craft
Parents stay in sanctuary for short video and 1st Core Christianity 101 or other lesson

Adult Education Plan for upcoming year
Core Christianity 101
Check with Pastors - Pastor Steve will talk to Pastor Nirmala and get back to Owen with ideas

Adjourn meeting with a prayer led by Owen

Our next meeting will be on August 8th @ 7 pm/following the VBS program.
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7/17/2018 11:00:477/17/08Pastor ReportPastor Nirmala ReinschmidtPastor Nirmala ReinschmidtI visited 5 shut ins
Planned and distributed welcome baskets for 39 families
I did the graveside memorial service for Nancy Cederberg
I attended council meeting
I did the mid-week wednesday worship service
I preached two sundays on the 10th and 24th
Recruited people for the parade participation
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7/17/2018 11:00:477/17/08Pastor ReportPastor Nirmala ReinschmidtPastor Nirmala ReinschmidtI visited 5 shut ins
Planned and distributed welcome baskets for 39 families
I did the graveside memorial service for Nancy Cederberg
I attended council meeting
I did the mid-week wednesday worship service
I preached two sundays on the 10th and 24th
Recruited people for the parade participation
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7/17/2018 9:49:2106/2018CouncilJoan SkareJoe Biewer, Kaia Long, Randy Holz, Ben Johnson, David Schlobohm, Jason Pfeilsticker, Candee Ostreng, Joan Skare, Pastor NirmalaAgenda Approved : Motion made by Randy, 2nd by Dave
Minutes Approved: Motion made by Candee, 2nd by Jason
Treasurer’s Report - Jason
May 2018 was a down month ending $1,912 in the red. Expense exceeds income for the year by $13,781
May Income……………………$23,055.82
May Expense …………………$25,921.17
May Difference ………………($ 2,865.35)

YTD Budget………………….$140,480.00
YTD Income………………… $124,279.72
YTD Expense………………..$138,061.01
YTD Difference……………….($13,781.29)

2017 YTD Difference was…..($5070.79)

Pastor Nirmala’s Lesson: We plant…We water…God gives growth

Good Neighbor Days Fundraiser - Randy
Flyer was presented for us to post around town and to hand out The poster will also be in the paper for all Byron residents to read. Randy has everything under control. Good volunteers ready to help and food has been ordered.

Discussion about locking church doors. Keep doors locked at all times, except on Sunday during service. When church service is over the doors are locked. Everyone is responsible to lock the doors when leaving.

Meeting Adjourned - Motion by Candee, Kaia 2nd
Pastor Nirmala ended with The Lord’s Prayer.

Next meeting with be July 17th at 6:30

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7/17/2018 9:49:2106/2018CouncilJoan SkareJoe Biewer, Kaia Long, Randy Holz, Ben Johnson, David Schlobohm, Jason Pfeilsticker, Candee Ostreng, Joan Skare, Pastor NirmalaAgenda Approved : Motion made by Randy, 2nd by Dave
Minutes Approved: Motion made by Candee, 2nd by Jason
Treasurer’s Report - Jason
May 2018 was a down month ending $1,912 in the red. Expense exceeds income for the year by $13,781
May Income……………………$23,055.82
May Expense …………………$25,921.17
May Difference ………………($ 2,865.35)

YTD Budget………………….$140,480.00
YTD Income………………… $124,279.72
YTD Expense………………..$138,061.01
YTD Difference……………….($13,781.29)

2017 YTD Difference was…..($5070.79)

Pastor Nirmala’s Lesson: We plant…We water…God gives growth

Good Neighbor Days Fundraiser - Randy
Flyer was presented for us to post around town and to hand out The poster will also be in the paper for all Byron residents to read. Randy has everything under control. Good volunteers ready to help and food has been ordered.

Discussion about locking church doors. Keep doors locked at all times, except on Sunday during service. When church service is over the doors are locked. Everyone is responsible to lock the doors when leaving.

Meeting Adjourned - Motion by Candee, Kaia 2nd
Pastor Nirmala ended with The Lord’s Prayer.

Next meeting with be July 17th at 6:30

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7/15/2018 19:09:507/2018Worship and MusicMartha GehrkingTerry Bird, Jane Cabaya, Julie Carlblom, Martha Gehrking, and Sarah PalmerThe Worship and Music Committee met on Sunday after church on July 8, 2018. Those present were Terry Bird, Jane Cabaya, Julie Carlblom, Martha Gehrking, and Sarah Palmer.
Discussed items:
1. Youth director positions update: Martha reiterated what has been placed in the Sunday bulletins (see below). So far, no one has contacted the church office.

CLC NEEDS: One or two individuals to lead the Youth Tone Chimers and/or the Youth Children’s Choir. Both job descriptions are posted on the church website and clearly describe the expectations/responsibilities. If interested in applying, please let the office know, and we will contact you.

2. Cantors for July 18 and August 15: No one has volunteered to cantor on either of these two dates. Sarah Palmer has a possible cantor person and will contact him.

3. Jamboree: Terry updated the committee with what he has so far. The jamboree will be held on October 28 at 4:00. There will be an “Oldies but Goodies” theme. Terry has a lead on someone to write a skit for CLC members to act out. The format will be similar to last year’s but may go straight through with the refreshments at the very end. Also, rather than putting a basket for a good will offering on the table, an offering plate will be passed around while everyone is still in the sanctuary. Any money raised will go to the Food Shelf.

4. Communion Helper Duties: We went over the list of duties Pastor Steve had written and made a few corrections. Martha will send this list to the church office to post online for anyone who wants to read them.

Communion Helper Duties:
1. Please come forward when asked.
2. Servers receive communion first behind the altar while the congregation is singing “Lamb of God”.
3. When distributing the bread, say “The body of Christ given for you.” If pouring the wine, say “The blood of Christ shed for you.”
4. The person serving the wine should bless any child not old enough to take communion. You can say “Jesus loves you” or “God bless you”.
5. The ushers let you know if someone in the pews needs to be served, and they will usually direct you to the one/ones needing serving.
6. If you run out of bread or wine, resupply from the altar. Usually, someone from the Altar Committee is there to help.
7. Thank you for being willing to serve. If you make a mistake, it is OK. You will be forgiven!
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7/15/2018 19:09:507/2018Worship and MusicMartha GehrkingTerry Bird, Jane Cabaya, Julie Carlblom, Martha Gehrking, and Sarah PalmerThe Worship and Music Committee met on Sunday after church on July 8, 2018. Those present were Terry Bird, Jane Cabaya, Julie Carlblom, Martha Gehrking, and Sarah Palmer.
Discussed items:
1. Youth director positions update: Martha reiterated what has been placed in the Sunday bulletins (see below). So far, no one has contacted the church office.

CLC NEEDS: One or two individuals to lead the Youth Tone Chimers and/or the Youth Children’s Choir. Both job descriptions are posted on the church website and clearly describe the expectations/responsibilities. If interested in applying, please let the office know, and we will contact you.

2. Cantors for July 18 and August 15: No one has volunteered to cantor on either of these two dates. Sarah Palmer has a possible cantor person and will contact him.

3. Jamboree: Terry updated the committee with what he has so far. The jamboree will be held on October 28 at 4:00. There will be an “Oldies but Goodies” theme. Terry has a lead on someone to write a skit for CLC members to act out. The format will be similar to last year’s but may go straight through with the refreshments at the very end. Also, rather than putting a basket for a good will offering on the table, an offering plate will be passed around while everyone is still in the sanctuary. Any money raised will go to the Food Shelf.

4. Communion Helper Duties: We went over the list of duties Pastor Steve had written and made a few corrections. Martha will send this list to the church office to post online for anyone who wants to read them.

Communion Helper Duties:
1. Please come forward when asked.
2. Servers receive communion first behind the altar while the congregation is singing “Lamb of God”.
3. When distributing the bread, say “The body of Christ given for you.” If pouring the wine, say “The blood of Christ shed for you.”
4. The person serving the wine should bless any child not old enough to take communion. You can say “Jesus loves you” or “God bless you”.
5. The ushers let you know if someone in the pews needs to be served, and they will usually direct you to the one/ones needing serving.
6. If you run out of bread or wine, resupply from the altar. Usually, someone from the Altar Committee is there to help.
7. Thank you for being willing to serve. If you make a mistake, it is OK. You will be forgiven!
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7/12/2018 12:04:2506/2018CouncilJoan SkareMembers present: Joe Biewer, Kaia Long, Randy Holz, Ben Johnson, David Schlobohm, Jason Pfeilsticker, Candee Ostreng, Joan Skare, Pastor NirmalaJune 19th, 2018 Council Meeting

Call to Order at 6:30 - Joe Biewer
Members present: Joe Biewer, Kaia Long, Randy Holz, Ben Johnson, David Schlobohm, Jason Pfeilsticker, Candee Ostreng, Joan Skare, Pastor Nirmala
Agenda Approved : Motion made by Randy, 2nd by Dave
Minutes Approved: Motion made by Candee, 2nd by Jason
Treasurer’s Report - Jason
May 2018 was a down month ending $1,912 in the red. Expense exceeds income for the year by $13,781
May Income……………………$23,055.82
May Expense …………………$25,921.17
May Difference ………………($ 2,865.35)

YTD Budget………………….$140,480.00
YTD Income………………… $124,279.72
YTD Expense………………..$138,061.01
YTD Difference……………….($13,781.29)

2017 YTD Difference was…..($5070.79)

Pastor Nirmala’s Lesson: We plant…We water…God gives growth

Good Neighbor Days Fundraiser - Randy
Flyer was presented for us to post around town and to hand out The poster will also be in the paper for all Byron residents to read. Randy has everything under control. Good volunteers ready to hep and food has been ordered.

Discussion about locking church doors. Keep doors locked at all times, except on Sunday during service. When church service is over the doors are locked. Everyone is responsible to lock the doors when leaving.

Meeting Adjourned - Motion by Candee, Kaia 2nd
Pastor Nirmala ended with The Lord’s Prayer.

Next meeting with be July 17th at 6:30
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7/12/2018 11:59:2706/2018CouncilJoan SkareJoe Biewer, Kaia Long, Randy Holz, Ben Johnson, David Schlobohm, Jason Pfeilsticker, Candee Ostreng, Joan Skare, Pastor NirmalaJune 19th, 2018 Council Meeting

Call to Order at 6:30 - Joe Biewer

Members present: Joe Biewer, Kaia Long, Randy Holz, Ben Johnson, David Schlobohm, Jason Pfeilsticker, Candee Ostreng, Joan Skare, Pastor Nirmala

Agenda Approved : Motion made by Randy, 2nd by Dave

Minutes Approved: Motion made by Candee, 2nd by Jason

Treasurer’s Report - Jason
May 2018 was a down month ending $1,912 in the red. Expense exceeds income for the year by $13,781
May Income……………………$23,055.82
May Expense …………………$25,921.17
May Difference ………………($ 2,865.35)

YTD Budget………………….$140,480.00
YTD Income………………… $124,279.72
YTD Expense………………..$138,061.01
YTD Difference……………….($13,781.29)

2017 YTD Difference was…..($5070.79)

Pastor Nirmala’s Lesson: We plant…We water…God gives growth

Good Neighbor Days Fundraiser - Randy
Flyer was presented for us to post around town and to hand out The poster will also be in the paper for all Byron residents to read. Randy has everything under control. Good volunteers ready to hep and food has been ordered.

Discussion about locking church doors. Keep doors locked at all times, except on Sunday during service. When church service is over the doors are locked. Everyone is responsible to lock the doors when leaving.

Meeting Adjourned - Motion by Candee, Kaia 2nd
Pastor Nirmala ended with The Lord’s Prayer.

Next meeting with be July 17th at 6:30
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6/19/2018 12:42:326/20/2018Pastor ReportPastor Nirmala ReinschmidtPastor Nirmala ReinschmidtNew Member Reception went well (8 New families Joined.
Visitations: 2 hospitals, 5 shut-ins, 3 others
Parade planning meeting went well, now we are in the process of recruiting and practising. LuRaye Eischens incharge
39 Welcome baskets were distributed on June 13th
Three times Preached (10th and 20th,24th June)
Did the graveside memorial service for Nancy Cederberg (Wayne's mother)
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6/19/2018 11:22:4506/2018AltarChris PolzinChris Polzin, Liz Alsbury, Nancy Hoegh, Candee OstrengAltar Minutes June 18, 2018
Meeting opened with a devotion
Members present: Chris Polzin, Nancy Hoegh, Liz Alsbury, Candee Ostreng
New Business:
1. Communion July, August Parament
July 1 9:00 Green
July 15 9:00 Green
Aug 5 9:00 Green
Aug 19 9:00 Chris Polzin Green


2. We will need to update the communion instruction book including photos of new ceramic communion ware
3. More wine purchased and receipt submitted in office.
4. Acolyte robes checked for need of laundering or repair. Candles refilled with oil
5. Wednesday evening services 6:30 PM one Wed/month. Dates as follows: June 20, July 18, August 15
6. Liz shared information on LINK Program, organization through Lutheran Social Services for homeless teens. They have a program need list and we are considering sponsoring this for this fall Sharing Tree.
7. We do not meet in July.

8. Next meeting scheduled for Monday, August 20, 2018

Meeting closed with the Lord’s Prayer
Respectfully Submitted, Chris Polzin Altar Chair

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6/19/2018 11:12:526/6/2018Pastor ReportPastor Nirmala ReinschmidtPastor Nirmala ReinschmidtStewardship Committee met on June 6th discussed about the financial status of the church. We will have another temple talk soon.
We may remind people about their pledge amount with their quarterly statements
Neighborhood days dinner, volunteers, plans need to be promoted.
Lefse discussion went well. Possible sale during the fall. No plans are set yet.
Need to remind people of their financial comittment during the summer
Members Present: John MacMahan, Kaia Long, Gail Jaben, Pastor Nirmala, Randy Holz
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6/19/2018 11:12:096/6/2018StewardshipPastor Nirmala ReinschmidtPastor Nirmala ReinschmidtStewardship Committee met on June 6th discussed about the financial status of the church. We will have another temple talk soon.
We may remind people about their pledge amount with their quarterly statements
Neighborhood days dinner, volunteers, plans need to be promoted.
Lefse discussion went well. Possible sale during the fall. No plans are set yet.
Need to remind people of their financial comittment during the summer
Members Present: John MacMahan, Kaia Long, Gail Jaben, Pastor Nirmala, Randy Holz
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5/22/2018 21:04:1305/2018AltarChris PolzinChris Polzin, Deb Linbo, Nancy Hoegh, Kari PriggeAltar Minutes May 21, 2018
Meeting opened with a devotion

New Business:
1. Communion May, June, July Parament
May 27 9:00 Trinity Sunday White
June 3 9:00 Chris Polzin Green
June 17 9:00 Green
July 1 9:00 Green
July 15 9:00 Green
Aug 5 9:00 Green
Aug 19 9:00 Chris Polzin Green


2. We will need to update the communion instruction book including photos of new ceramic communion ware
3. Communion supplies well stocked with exception of wine. Will need to purchase in June.
4. Acolyte robes checked for need of laundering or repair. Candles refilled with oil
5. Paraments changed to white for Trinity Sunday. Will need to hang large green back banners for summer before June 3.
6. Wednesday evening services one Wed/month. Will check with pastors regarding communion.

7. Next meeting scheduled for Monday, June 18, 2018

Meeting closed with the Lord’s Prayer
Respectfully Submitted, Chris Polzin Altar Chair

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5/17/2018 13:45:3105/2018EducationTina JordahlSherri Biewer, Dani Esser, Francine Kovash, Owen Hoegh, Diane Theobald, Jeremy Weis, Cristina Zabel, Ben Johnson, Tina Jordahl, Jessie BrownEducation Committee Minutes
May 9th, 2018 5:30 p.m.

Present: Sherri Biewer, Dani Esser, Francine Kovash, Owen Hoegh, Diane Theobald, Jeremy Weis, Cristina Zabel, Ben Johnson, Tina Jordahl, Jessie Brown
Absent:

Opening Prayer
Approval of March Minutes - Approved by Dani and Ben
Items for Discussion

End of 2017-2018 Sunday School Year - May 20th
Teacher Appreciation gift cards are in the rooms for teachers and helpers.
Regular Sunday School on May 20th
No end of year program
Diane is planning fun event for the sixth graders since last day of Sunday School.
Send out text reminder to parents on Friday
Change in bulletin that there is no end of year program - children should be dropped off in their rooms for a regular lesson.

2018-2019 ROL Planning
Rally Sunday will be September 9, 2018
Confirmation Volunteers for Next Year’s Teachers
Need to work with confirmation coordinators/instructors to adjust “Sunday School Helper Credits” - confirmation students only given 1 credit for an entire year of Sunday School volunteering versus 1 credit for other one-time activities
Challenges: teachers don’t always know when their volunteers will be in class so may not be prepared for them
Idea: schedule volunteers so all know when they are coming
Recruiting next year’s teachers
Dani will staff table on 5/20 in Narthex for next year teacher sign-up
2018-2019 Teacher Scheduling: Create a teacher calendar in the the Sunday School contact sheet for the 2018-2019 school year. Currently no universal calendar - each group coordinates and schedules privately but would be nice to know who is teaching
2018-2019 change to Sunday School preschool program class names:
Preschool: 3 year olds (some 4 year-olds) - for kids who will not enter kindergarten the following year.
Possibly waive fee for this group - not all are ready and we don’t want parents to feel they should push their children into it because they’ve paid
Pre-Kindergarten/junior kindergarten: 4-5 year olds entering their last year of preschool - they will enter kindergarten in 2019-2020
Kindergarten - entering kindergarten 2018-2019 school year
Curriculum
First Communion: Dani is writing the letter
Francine and Pastor Steve are researching curriculum
6th Grade Curriculum - Francine and Pastor Steve going through the Dig-In curriculum for next year
2017-2018 material is not working - it feels too young for 6th graders.
Continue with “Dig In” Curriculum for Preschool - 5th grade. Francine working with Pastor on identifying lessons; theme is Discipleship
Francine and Dani will organize and prep supply room this summer
Other committee members happy to help as requested
Music - Stephanie is not leading bells next year; refer to personnel committee since this is a hired position.
Move 6th grade to youth room - theater room not conducive to small group discussion
$ Raised for channel 1 and ELCA World Hunger - Diane will email dollars raised

VBS
VBS will be August 5-9 from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for youth entering 1st-7th grades
Day Care will not available through the confirmation class
Create a carpool list for those parents who may not be able to pick-up and need assistance getting children to daycare following
Charge is $25 per child for members
No cap for families, but will offer financial assistance to families who need it


Lord’s Prayer to adjourn meeting

Our next meeting will be June 6th at 5:30

Minutes submitted by Tina Jordahl
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5/15/2018 11:48:055/15/2018Pastor ReportNirmala ReinschmidtNirmala ReinschmidtInstallation service went well. Thank you all providing great worship and lunch. My friends appreciated your hospitality.
8 new families are joining. New member reception is on June 10th. Sponsors are chosen.
Attended Synod assembly
Visitation continues
Two weeks I preached.
Working on planning summer events (lefse sale, Good neighborhodod days, distribution of welcome baskets (29 families are new to Byron)
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5/14/2018 13:35:0105/07/18Worship and MusicMartha GehrkingTerry Bird, Jane Cabaya, Martha Gehrking, Steph Pfaffenbach, and Pastor SteveThe Worship and Music Committee met at church on Monday, May 7, at 6:30. Those present were Terry Bird, Jane Cabaya, Martha Gehrking, Steph Pfaffenbach, and Pastor Steve.
Items discussed:
1. George Jamsa Scholarship Recipients: We decided on two outstanding recipients this year. Both Katie Wild and Liz Wild will receive a $250 scholarship on May 10, Senior Recognition Sunday.
2. Summer Wednesday Evening Worship Dates: Wednesday evening services will be held once a month throughout the summer with communion on June 20, July 18, and August 15. Another fellowship service will be held each month. People will need to read the weekly announcements and monthly newsletters for further information and details.
3. Fall Jamboree: Once the theme and date for this event are determined, an announcement to notify our church members and the Byron community will be notified so people can start planning for potential acts.
4. New Microphone and piano stand donated to CLC. Pastor Steve explained about the need to purchase a sub woofer as there will likely be an electric bass guitar player joining the praise team this fall. The new sub woofer would cost around $1,025 itself with another $200 for mounting hardware. It will be hung to enable the best sound. Hopefully, the subwoofer cost will be covered with Memorial money and any extra costs coming from designated donations.
5. Praise Team for Summer Sunday Worship: The Praise Team is interested in singing throughout the summer on Sunday mornings. Worship and Music would support up to two Sundays per month as long as the Praise Team can meet ahead of time to practice and then participate at the Sunday service. Since Pastor Steve is looking for pulpit supply on June 17, that Sunday would be a great time for the Praise Team to participate.
6. Stephanie Pfaffenbach Resignation: At the end of the 2017-18 school year, Steph will be resigning from directing the Youth Choir and the Tone Chimers. Therefore, Martha will notify the Personnel Committee so they can advertise to fill the positions. She will give them the updated job descriptions for the two positions. Steph suggested that the Tone Chimers be open for any child in the fourth through sixth grades. The third graders could be an additional group. Worship and Music wants to thank Stephanie for her many wonderful years of working with these young musicians. Steph started these two groups and built the programs we now have. She will be missed, but the committee wishes her joy and love in her future endeavors.
7. Worship Attendance Update from Pastor Steve: Pastor Steve reported on the worship attendance numbers so far this year. Overall, those numbers are down from last year, but there are a number of reasons for that decrease. Pastor will put the numbers in the next monthly newsletter.

8. NEXT MEETING: Our next meeting will be held at church after 9:00 Sunday service on June 10; OR at 6:30 on either Monday, June 11, or Tuesday, June 12.
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5/8/2018 14:25:1204/2018Pastor ReportPastor SteveSteve Rheingans8 preaching (4 weeks) 2 adult bible studies, 1 funeral planning, 1 Funeral, 1 council, 1 exec, 4 home visits, Mother Daughter banquet, 1 wedding and rehearsal.
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5/2/2018 11:24:315-1-2018StewardshipPastor Nirmala ReinschmidtPastor Nirmala ReinschmidtStewardship team met on May 1st at 6.30 p.m.
Members present; Kaia Long, Randy Holz, Gale Jaben, Sarah Johnson, Lyle Stinston, Pastor Nirmala Reinschmidt. Pastor Nirmala led the devotion and Kaia did the opening prayer.
Discussion about our present financial status; Our giving is down. Kaia will give a temple talk on May 13th at both services. Need to promote electronic giving, Article in the June news letter encouraging people to give and keep up their pledges.
Lyle gave an updates on the roof. Fund raising ideas were discussed.
Randy talked about the neighborhood days dinner plans, Need volunteers to carry out the plan.
Possible Lefse sale for the roof.
Stewardship team decided to focus on the above two projects to raise funds
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4/17/2018 22:28:2104/2018AltarChris PolzinChris Polzin, Liz Alsbury, Nancy Hoegh, Kari PriggeAltar Minutes April 16, 2018
Meeting opened with a devotion

New Business:
1. Communion May, June Parament
April 29 8:00
10:00- Confirmation Red
May 6 8:00 Chris Polzin White
10:00
May 20 8:00- Pentecost Red
10:00
May 27 9:00 Trinity Sunday White
June 3 9:00 Green
June 17 9:00 Green


2. New ceramic communion ware arrived. We now have a ceramic flagan, 2 pouring chalices, and ciborium. We will use the ceramic pattens from the intinction set. The ceramic communion ware is stored in the same cupboard above the sink as the silver sets.
3. We will need to update the communion instruction book including photos of new ceramic communion ware
4. We did purchase new communion cups. All other communion supplies well stocked.
5. Acolyte robes checked for need of laundering or repair. Candles refilled with oil
6. Next meeting scheduled for Monday, May 21, 2018

Meeting closed with the Lord’s Prayer
Respectfully Submitted, Chris Polzin Altar Chair

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4/14/2018 10:10:0504/2018Worship and MusicMartha GehrkingTerry Bird, Jane Cabaya via email), Martha Gehrking, and Mark Polzin The Worship and Music Committee met on Tuesday, April 10, at 6:30 at church. Those present were Terry Bird, Jane Cabaya (via email), Martha Gehrking, and Mark Polzin.
The agenda items discussed were as follows:
1. Evaluated Lenten Services: We evaluated the survey results people had filled out at the last Lenten service. Overall, people were well-pleased with this year’s message delivery (people acting as different characters). In the same message area, people also liked the round robin of different area pastors delivering the message as well as pastors staying in their home churches to deliver the message, both recently used deliveries in past years. As far as style of service, people enjoyed the “Holden Evening Prayer Service” but also conveyed that we could pursue looking for other options as well. The biggest take-away for our committee was that people like what we have been doing and, therefore, would support doing these different options on a rotational basis, meaning to rotate the different message deliveries and style options.
2. Evaluate Holy Week and Easter Sunday: We were overall very pleased with all the services. We felt the music was wonderful! However, going with the rotate message and style theme from above, we suggest applying the same principle here. Find different message deliveries for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services and then rotate them every year. Mark thought attendance was down for the Easter Sunday services.
3. Pianist Job Description and Payment: We have finalized the pianist job description and payment. Martha will give it to Steph to take council for approval. This description and payment will go into effect sometime in the future.
4. Fall Jamboree: Terry plans meet with the high school music department and invite them to participate in the jamboree. Over the next half year, we will continue to work on the jamboree at our monthly meetings.
5. Summer Wednesday Evening Services: We recommend offering summer Wednesday evening services once a month on the first Wednesday after the first Sunday of the month communion. Those dates would be June 6 and August 8. Because July 4 is a holiday, we recommend skipping that month. Along with that communion service, there will be a fellowship service. We suggest meeting on the last Wednesday of the month (first and last Wednesdays of the month for the two Wednesday evening services). Those dates will be June 27, July 25, and August 29. The activity for each month will be determined month by month. We as a committee did discuss the liability issue if the chosen fellowship activity were held off the church grounds.

Next Committee Meeting: Monday, May 7.
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4/10/2018 11:30:264/17/2018Pastor ReportPastor Nirmala ReinschmidtPastor Nirmala ReinschmidtHelped with the Lenten services.
Two Sundays preached.
Preached on Maundy Thursday
Helped with Easter Services.
Taught Adult Bible study two times.
Visited all the shut ins and gave communion for Easter.
Written articles for Byron Review and news letter.
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4/10/2018 9:50:4142018StewardshipEmily HamiltonRandy Holz, Mark TurranyGood Neighbor Days Meal
- Randy and Ryan Hamilton to attend Good Neighbor Days Committee meeting at 7:00 4/12/18 at City Hall for more information on the following:
---- Expectations
----Tent or other location specifics
---- How many to anticipate
---- Tentative meal plan:
---------- Smoked pork chops (if expecting more of a “sit down” type of dinner) or burgers and hot dogs
-------- French Fries
--------- Cookies
--------- Option to purchase Root Beer Float
---- Need to determine cost – general estimate right now is $10 / meal (if porkchop) and $2 for Root Beer Float
---- Additional information at May meeting after Randy visits with the Good Neighbor Days group.
Noisy Offering
---- Church committee was wondering what the funds will go for – general budget fund.
---- Helps to make up budget, currently running $6-7K behind
---- Question arose from Church Committee if this was setting the bar too low, change is great but we need dollars.
---- Need to be clear that this is in addition to regular giving, not in replacement
- Mark mentioned he could have company provide a Bouncy Ball donation and machine. Kids would love this, 25 cents for a bouncy ball
- Want to run this so that it coincides with Sunday school and ends with the end of Sunday school event in May.
---- Needs to coincide with a Temple Talk – idea is a sort of skit.
---- Lights go off – slide comes up with day’s expenses of running the church.
1. $ for lights / day
2. $ for heat/ air / day
3. Show offsetting, have “plants” in audience, one comes up with a handful of change, one comes up with a can of change, one says they cleaned out their car or couch cushions, etc.
g. Timeline: Need to complete Temple Talk soon!
i. Randy /Mark to bring up to council on Tuesday 4/10/18
ii. Shoot for either Sunday 4/15 or 4/22 for kick off, no later!
iii. Emily to contact Pastor Steve to prepare for a longer Temple Talk on that day.
iv. April message should focus on budget behind, giving and noisy offering.
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3/20/2018 17:12:4403/2018AltarChrisChris Polzin, Kari Prigge, Nancy Hoegh, Liz Alsbury, Sue Hoenk, Lois Hjellming,Altar Minutes March 19, 2018
Meeting opened with a devotion
Old Business: Thank you to all members who provided bars or soup for the soup supper on March 7.
New Business:
1. Communion for April, May Parament
March 29 6:30 Maundy Thursday Chris Polzin Purple
March 30 6:30 Good Friday Altar bare
April 1 8:00 Chris Polzin White
10:00
April 15 8:00 White
10:00
April 29 8:00
10:00- Confirmation -with communion Red
May 6 8:00 White
10:00
May 20 8:00- Pentecost Red
10:00
May 27 Trinity Sunday White


2. Palm Sunday youth French toast breakfast-pie/bake sale. Each committee requested to bring a pie and any member can donate baked goods. Bring to church Saturday morning.
3. Holy Week services-Maundy Thursday 6:30 PM with communion.
Any available members can help strip altar at end of the service.
4. New ceramic communion ware arrived. We now have a ceramic flagan, 2 pouring chalices, and ciborium. We will use the ceramic pattens from the intinction set. The ceramic communion ware is stored in the same cupboard above the sink as the silver sets.
5. Easter lilies/mums (25 total plants ordered) are scheduled to be delivered Wednesday of Holy Week.
6. Saturday March 31 @ 9:00 am any available members to decorate sanctuary for Easter service. We will be putting up the risers, and a display in area of Baptism font.
7. Next meeting scheduled for Monday, April 16, 2018

Meeting closed with the Lord’s Prayer
Respectfully Submitted, Chris Polzin Altar Chair

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3/18/2018 11:03:1703/13/2018Worship and MusicMartha GehrkingTerry Bird, Julie Carlblom, Martha Gehrking, and Mark PolzinThe Worship and Music Committee met on Tuesday, March 13, at 6:30 at church. Those attending the meeting were Terry Bird, Julie Carlblom, Martha Gehrking, and Mark Polzin.

The discussed agenda items were as follows:
1. Discussion for pianist payment and job description: We are leaning toward paying the choir pianist $25 per week for accompanying at choir practice and $25 per week for accompanying at church when the choir sings. This will be a 9-month rate, September through May. Consequently, if there are four Wednesday evenings for practice each month and the choir sings two or three times a month, the total amount will be $150-$175 each month and $1350-$1575 for the nine-month period. Martha will write up a job description for the pianist position and we will finalize the job description and final payment plan at the April meeting.
2. Kate and Hillary: Since this duo would be coming through Byron in April, we decided it was too late to schedule/advertise appropriately. We did discuss the future possibility of having a group at a church service and-or a concert, targeting an audience, and paying for this type of venue. We will keep looking for a group that would be a good fit for our church/community.
3. Jamboree: We decided to again have a jamboree on October 28, 1018, at Christ Lutheran. We did toss out some theme suggestions but nothing was decided for sure.
4. Feedback from Lenten services: We talked about a survey that could be given to the congregation on the last evening of Lenten services to get feedback. Martha will put something together and send it out to the committee for corrections/additions.
5. Summer Worship: We will start our summer worship schedule of one 9:00 service Memorial Day weekend and go through Labor Day weekend. Also, we will offer an every-other Wednesday service at 6:30, starting on the Wednesday after the first Sunday of the month.
Next month’s meeting will be held on April 10 at church at 6:30.
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3/14/2018 10:19:483/20/2018Pastor ReportNirmala ReinschmidtNirmala ReinschmidtLenten services have been going well. People enjoyed the monologues.
Two Sundays I preached
I did the funeral for Milo Gatzke
I taught Thursday morning Bible study for three weeks.
Visitation continues to the homebound
People are enjoying the Lenten devotions. Thanks to all who wrote and to Jeremy and Cristina for putting the devotional book lets together,
I wrote an article in the Byron review for publicity about our Lenten services.
Thank you all for extending me a call to serve Christ Lutheran Church
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2/21/2018 20:26:202/2018AltarChris PolzinChris Polzin, Liz Alsbury, Nancy Hoegh, Kari PriggeAltar Minutes February 20, 2018
Meeting opened with a devotion

1. New Business:
2. Communion for March and April Parament
March 4 8:00 Chris Polzin Purple
10:00
March 18 8:00 Purple
10:00
March 29 6:30 Maudy Thursday Chris Polzin Purple
March 30 6:30 Good Friday
April 1 8:00 Chris Polzin White
10:00
April 15 8:00 White
10:00


3. Candles checked and refilled with oil, will need to purchase more grape juice. Acolyte robes checked for any needed repairs/laundering or straightening out
4. Purchasing pottery(ceramic) communion ware. The current flagan has corroded and rusted inside and no longer recommended being used. After discussion with pastors, we are purchasing a new ceramic flagan, 2 pouring chalices and a ciborium. These have been ordered from same company that made our intinction chalices. This was a lot less money than replacing with silver plated communion wares.
5. Our committee along with Memorial and Wednesday am Bible study are assigned to bring soup and bars for Lenten suppers on Wed, March 7, 2017
6. Kari Prigge, Nancy Hoegh, Chris Polzin will bring soup, Nancy Hoegh, Sue Hoenk and Liz Alsbury will bring bars.
7. Next meeting scheduled for Monday, March 19, 2018

Meeting closed with the Lord’s Prayer
Respectfully Submitted, Chris Polzin Altar Chair
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2/21/2018 13:59:5102/2018CouncilJoe BiewerJoe Biewer; Randy Holz; Will Holz; LeAnn Bieber; David Schlobohm; Kaia Long; Candee Ostreng; Jason Pfeilsticker; Ben Johnson; Stephanie Pfaffenbach; Steve RheingansCLC Council Meeting Minutes
Tuesday February 20, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m.
Mission – Equipping all ages to lovingly serve God and People
Vision – Making Christ’s love known.

Call to Order @ 6:30

Members Present: Joe Biewer; Randy Holz; Will Holz; LeAnn Bieber; David Schlobohm; Kaia Long; Candee Ostreng; Jason Pfeilsticker; Ben Johnson; Stephanie Pfaffenbach; Steve Rheingans

Members Absent: Joann Skare, Aaron Anderson

Devotion and Prayer: Randy

Consent Items/Note Items

• Approval Of Agenda (LeAnn; Will)
• Approval of Minutes (Randy; LeAnn)
• Treasurer’s Report – Jason

- January 2018 was a down month ending $3,517 in the red and expenses exceeds income for the year by the same.

January Income 21,685.52
January Expense 25,202.74
January Difference (3,517.17)

YTD Budget 28,097.00

YTD Income 21,685.57
YTD Expense 25,202.74
YTD Difference (3,517.17)

2017 YTD Difference was 577.08

Information/Discussion Items

• Pastor Nirmala
- Pastor Nirmala will meet with Synod office and we will have an installation sometime in March.
- A Motion was made to have cake and punch between services during installation, which will be handled by the personnel committee; and will have further discussion about a potential potluck after the 10:00 service on that same date. (Randy; LeAnn)

• Lenten Suppers Feb 28th
- Council is providing soup/bars for February 28, 2018 Lent Supper:
 Soup: Jill Rheingans; Ben Johnson; Randy Holz; LeAnn Bieber; David Schlobohm; Kaia Long
 Bars: Candee Ostreng; Jason Pfeilsticker; Joe Biewer; Will Holz; LeAnn Bieber; Stephanie Pfaffenbach

• Devotion Schedule for the Year
Council Meeting Devotion Schedule:
March - Kaia September - Joe
April- David October - LeAnn
May - Will November - Jason
June - Candee December - Ben
July - Joanne January - Aaron
August – Stephanie

• All Committee Meeting
- Rather than having an all committee meeting, due to lack of turnout in the past, discussion was had about contacting all the committee chairs, new and old, to have them come to the church to check keys and obtain a packet of necessary information for each chair to bring back and discuss with their respectable committees.

• Committee Representative Change
- Candee Ostreng will replace Kaia Long as the Council representative for the Alter Committee.

Action Items
• Christine Ihrke – 5th Grade Planning Meeting
- A motion was made to allow Christine Ihrke to have a 5th grade planning committee meeting in the fellowship hall on March 13, 2018 and to waive the $25.00 fee. (LeAnn; Will)

Meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

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2/20/2018 17:19:0402/2018Pastor ReportPastor StevePastor Steve6 worship services with sermons, Madonna summit worship, 2 adult bible studies, 1 funeral planning, 1 Funeral, 3 confirmation, 2 hospital visits, 1 home visit. 1 council, 1 exec.
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2/18/2018 16:11:4602/2018Worship and MusicMartha GehrkingTerry Bird, Jane Cabaya (via email), Julie Carlblom, Martha GehrkingThe Worship and Music Committee met at church on Tuesday, February 13, at 6:30. Those present were Terry Bird, Jane Cabaya (via email), Julie Carlblom, and Martha Gehrking.
Items discussed:
1. Finalization of Lenten season: This year, we will be using the Holden Evening Prayer service. All but one cantor spots for the Lenten services are filled. The signup clipboard is in the chapel. The congregational devotional books have been put together and are ready for distribution. A HUGE thank you to Cristina Zabel for her many hours of work in putting these wonderful booklets together. They are on a table outside the church office. Chancel Choir will perform the cantata “Come Touch the Robe” on Palm Sunday at both services. Martha will contact the church office about ordering the palms for the Sunday school children to wave while processing through the church that same day. Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services will be held at 6:30. Terry will talk to Pastor Steve about providing music at the end of the Maundy Thursday service while the altar area is being stripped. Chancel Choir will sing at the Good Friday service. On Easter Sunday, there will be two services at regular time---8:00 and 10:00.
2. Continued discussion on pianist, choir director, and bell director salaries: As we look and plan for the future needs, we feel the best thing to do is put a line item in the budget for the JuBELLance director, the Chancel Choir director, the organist, and an accompanist/pianist. The first three jobs already have descriptions written, but we will need to decide what we want to be written into the accompanist/pianist description. We discussed the possibility of paying someone $30.00 an hour for prep practice, $30.00 for $30.00 for rehearsal practice, and $30.00 for performance. Martha will contact the pianist at St. John’s to see if those amounts are comparable to what they are doing. We will continue this discussion next month.
3. Hilary and Kate: Martha received an email about having Hilary and Kate, a guitarist and violin duo, come to our church. They have an Americana, bluegrass, folk, and Celtic sound to their music. Martha will contact them to see what the cost of their performance would be and if this is an audience participation group. We will decide next month.
4. Jamboree: We talked about doing the jamboree again and if we want to do the jamboree around the same time of year or do we want to have it at another time. We will decide a date at next month’s meeting.

Next month’s meeting will be at church on Tuesday evening, March 13, at 6:30.
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2/8/2018 10:19:3002/2018EducationDani EsserBen Johnson, Christina Zabel, Jeremy Weis, Owen Hoegh, Jessie Brown, Diane Theobald, Sherri Biewer, Tina Jordahl, Dani EsserEducation Committee Minutes
February 7th, 2018 @ 5:30pm
(Attendance: Jessie, Tina, Jeremy, Sherri, Christina, Dani, Diane, Owen, Ben)

1. Opening Prayer
2. Approval of January Minutes
3. Items for Discussion
a. Discussed what we could do for the members who rotated off
1. Diane will pick up cards for the team to sign.

b. Introduction of Members - Jessie Brown, Tina Jordahl, Jeremy Weis, Sherri Biewer, Christina Zabel

b. Discussion of Education Committee Responsibilities and Timetables –
1. Ed Committee is in charge of ROL, VBS, First Communion, Adult Education, Executive Committee

c. How to Post Meeting Minutes

d. Confirmation Report
 Lenten Soup Suppers
 Our team is doing this on 2/21
1. Bars: Francine, Dani, Diane, Jeremy, Jessie (Have bars to the kitchen by 4:00pm day of)
2. Soup: Sherri, Christina, Ben, Owen, Tina (Have soup to the kitchen by 4:00pm day of if hot and by noon if cold)

e. ROL Items to note - Francine
 Palm Sunday plan (March 25th) - Easter Egg Hunt
1. Francine will get the supplies and we’ll stuff the eggs at our next meeting.

f. Snow Much Fun - March 2nd (and morning of 3rd) – Diane
1. Discussed what it is and what we did last year
2. Went through the agenda for this year
1. Either Tim Meek, Owen or Tina will facilitate the bible study
2. Everyone will look at their calendar to see who can come in to help
1. Evening shift
2. Over night
3. Morning breakfast
3. Owen will send a text reminder that registration is due by 2/13 to order shirts.

g. VBS Thoughts?
1. The team is recommending doing the same as last year and having Shetek come back again this year.
1. Owen will reach out to Shetek to get dates for this coming summer.
2. We need to look at options for after care

h. Other items - Best Time to Meet?
1. Keeping Meeting times Wednesday at 5:30pm however moving these to the 1st Wednesday of the month.

4. Lord’s Prayer to adjourn meeting

Our next meeting will be on March 7th @ 5:30pm.

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2/7/2018 10:59:332/2018Pastor ReportNirmala ReinschmidtNirmala ReinschmidtPreached 2 two times
Taught confirmation 2 times
Attended Stewardship meeting in January
Planned Lenten midweek services
Wrote a promotional article in the Byron Review
Planned/recruited to write devotionals for devotional booklet for lent.
Recruited actors for lenten dramas
Helped with the distribution of welcome baskets
Led Madonna Summit worship
Vusitaion continues (Shut ins, Hospitals, new members)
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2/5/2018 21:47:5102/2018CouncilJoe Biewer: Joe Biewer, Kaia Long, Jason Pfeilsticker, Ben Johnson, Will Holz, David Schlobohm, Randy Holz, LeAnn Bieber, Stephanie PfaffenbachChurch Council Annual Meeting Post Meeting
Sunday, February 4, 2018
Call to order: 9:50am
Members present: Joe Biewer, Kaia Long, Jason Pfeilsticker, Ben Johnson, Will Holz, David Schlobohm, Randy Holz, LeAnn Bieber, Stephanie Pfaffenbach
Members absent: Joann Skare, Aaron Anderson, Candace Ostreng
Board member elections
President - Randy nominated Joe Biewer as president. No other nominations were brought forward.
A motion was made/seconded (Randy/Will) to accept Joe Biewer as president for 2018/2019. Motion passed.
Vice President - Joe nominated Randy Holz as vice president. No other nominations were brought forward.
A motion was made/seconded (Joe/David) to accept Randy Holz as vice president for 2018/2019. Motion passed.
Treasurer - Randy nominated Jason Pheilsticker as treasurer. No other nominations were brought forward.
A motion was made/seconded (Randy/Stephanie) to accept Jason Pheilsticker as treasurer for 2018/2019. Motion passed.
Secretary - Randy nominated Joan Skare as secretary. No other nominations were brought forward.
A motion was made/seconded (Randy/Will) accept Joan Skare as secretary for 2018/2019. Motion passed.
Financial signers
A motion was made and seconded (LeAnn/Stephanie) that Joe Biewer, President; and Jason Pfeilsticker, Treasurer be approved as signers for Christ Lutheran Church accounts at First Security Bank, Byron MN. Motion passed

A motion was made and seconded (LeAnn/Stephanie) that Elaine Meek as the CLC Financial Assistant be renewed as a signer for Christ Lutheran Church accounts at First Security Bank, Byron, MN. Motion passed

Committee Representatives – the following council members will be Council reps for the respective committees:

Alter -Kaia Long
Building and Grounds – David Schlobohm
Education – Ben Johnson
Connections/Evangelism – LeAnn Bieber, Joan Skare
Memorial – Jason Pheilsticker
Stewardship – Randy Holz, Kaia Long
Worship and Music – Stephanie Pfaffenbach
Youth – Will Holz, Aaron Anderson
Endowment – Jason Pfeilsticker


Soup Suppers will begin soon. Following signed up for:

Soup:
Randy
Kaia
LeAnn
David
Ben
Bars:
Will
Steph
Joe
Jason

Joe will send this information out to the council so those absent can also add if they choose.
Meeting Adjourned 10:08 am
Respectfully Submitted
LeAnn Bieber


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1/31/2018 15:31:2601/2018Pastor ReportPastor StevePastor Steve6 worship services, 3 Bible Studies , 2 Confirmation, 1 council, 1 exec, 1 funeral planning, one funeral, 2 hospital visits of 3 people, 1 counseling, Madonna Summit worship, Staff Lunch,
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1/25/2018 21:00:051/2018AltarChris PolzinChris Polzin, Deb Linbo, Nancy Hoegh, Liz AlsburyAltar Minutes January 23, 2018
Meeting opened with a devotion

1. Old Business: Annual report summary submitted to office.
2. New Business:
3. Communion for February, March, April Parament
February 4 8:00 Chris Polzin Green
10:00
February 11 Transfiguration of our Lord White
February 14 6:30 pm Ash Wednesday Chris Polzin Purple
February 18- 8:00 Purple
10:00
March 4 8:00 Purple
10:00
March 18 8:00 Purple
10:00
March 29 6:30 Maudy Thursday Chris Polzin Purple
March 30 6:30 Goo Friday
April 1 8:00 Chris Polzin White
10:00
April 15 8:00 White
10:00


4. Candles checked and refilled with oil, more communion wine purchased as well as gluten free wafers. Acolyte robes checked for any needed repairs/laundering or straightening out. Blue peace banners behind altar taken down.
5. Checked other communion wares for possible replacement due to possible erosion
6. Next meeting scheduled for Monday, February 19, 2018

Meeting closed with the Lord’s Prayer
Respectfully Submitted, Chris Polzin Altar Chair

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1/21/2018 12:45:3701/2018CouncilJoe BiewerJoan Skare, Brent Hoegh, Randy Holz, Mark Turany, Pastor Steve, Joe Biewer, Dave Schlobohm, Stephanie Pfaffenbach, Aaron AndersonCLC Council Meeting
January 16th, 2018
Mark called meeting to order at 7:02 p.m.
In attendance: Joan Skare, Brent Hoegh, Randy Holz, Mark Turany, Pastor Steve, Joe Biewer, Dave Schlobohm, Stephanie Pfaffenbach, Aaron Anderson
Randy gave Wills devotions
February-Joe
Joan motion to approve agenda; Brent 2nd, all approve none deny motion carries.
Brent moved to approve minutes; Randy 2nd, all approve none deny motion carries.
Treasurers Report. December was a great month ending 10,514 in the black. Income exceeds expenses for the year by 15,013. December income 40,405.91. December expense 29,891.54, December difference 10,514.37, YTD Budget 322,500, YTD Income 322,142.43, YTD Expense 307,129.27, YTD Difference 15,013.16. 2016 YTD Difference was 13,777.21.
Information/Discussion Items
Pastors lesson was a look at the Step Giving Report
Aaron, Will, Dave, and Joan are returning to council for another term. Jeremy, Ryan, Brent and Mark are leaving.
Council table talks will be 1/21 and 1/28 in Narthex
Council reviewed the call document for Pastor Nirmala
Action Items
Brent moves to approve for inclusion in the Annual Report the 2018 Budget as prepared by the Finance Committee; Aaron 2nd: all approve; motion carries.
Randy moves to approve for inclusion in the Annual Report the 2018 Ballot as prepared by the Nominating Committee; Dave 2nd; all approve; motion carries.
Joe moves to adjourn at 8:20; Stephanie 2nd; all approve; motion carries
End in the Lords Prayer

Next Meeting: Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
Respectfully submitted by Joe Biewer
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1/15/2018 9:12:5201/2018Worship and MusicMartha GehrkingTerry Bird, Jane Cabaya, Julie Carlblom, Martha Gehrking, Mark Polzin, and Steph PfaffenbachThe Worship and Music Committee met on Tuesday, January 9, at church at 6:30. Those present were Terry Bird, Jane Cabaya, Julie Carlblom, Martha Gehrking, Mark Polzin, and Steph Pfaffenbach.
Items discussed:
1. Christmas Season Evaluation:
We were pleased overall with the services throughout the Christmas season. Attendance at the four services was as follows:

Christmas Eve Day (Sunday)
9:00 AM—217 3:00 PM---251 4:30 PM---265
Sunday, December 31---9:00 AM---125

We ended the year with an average increase in attendance of seven people.

Because of some spillage of candle wax at the Christmas Eve Day services, the committee will check the candles prior to next year’s services making sure any excess candle wax is removed and the candles are long enough to be used. We may also decide to hand out the candles right before singing “Peace, Peace”.

2. Online Usher Training:
Once this training process is written, the committee will evaluate and implement it. Terry
will keep the committee abreast of his progress.

3. Pianist, Choir, and Hand bell Salaries:
Before making any changes to the choir and hand bell director salaries, the committee decided
to look into writing a job description for a pianist position. Therefore, we will research pianist
descriptions and evaluate what we would like ours to say. Once we have that finished, we
will determine a fair payment. We will then re-evaluate the job descriptions for Chancel Choir
and JuBELLance directors, making any necessary adjustments and recommendations.

4. Lenten Services:

Pastor Nirmala will be in charge of planning this year’s Lenten services. She is planning to have dramas representing the story of the cross that centers on the theme of “Voices Around the Cross” monologues. The first week after Ash Wednesday will be Peter, the Voice of Denial (Matthew 26:69-75); the second week will be Pilate, the Voice of Evasion (Matthew 27:11-26); the third week will be Mary, the Voice of Grief (John 19: 25-27); the fourth week will be Thief, the Voice of Faith (Matthew 27:27-44); and finally, Judas, the Voice and Betrayal (Matthew 26:14-16). Each week, a congregation member will portray the Biblical character. We will supplement the monologues with the “Holden Evening Service”. Jane will find the needed weekly cantors.
The Soup Supper Schedule is as follows:

Ash Wednesday, February 14---Worship and Music Committee/Choir/JuBELLance
February 21---Education and Family Promise (IHN)
February 28---Council
March 7---Altar/Memorial/Wed. AM Bible Study
March 14---Evangelism/Stewardship
March 21---Building and Ground/Youth

Times for supper, Tone Chimers, Youth Choir, JuBELLance, Chancel Choir
Supper—5:00—6:00
Tone Chimers—5:30-5:50
Youth Choir---5:50-6:10
Tone Chimers #2---6:10-6:30
JuBELLance—5:50-6:25
Chancel Bells---7:15-8:00

Next meeting: Tuesday evening at 6:30 at church on February 13.
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1/14/2018 15:31:5301/2018EducationFrancine KovashOwen Hoegh, Francine Kovash, Joe Biewer, Diane Theobald, Dani Esser, Ben JohnsonOpening Prayer: led by Owen
Approval of December Minutes: Will be done next month as Jane Erickson did not yet have them completed
Items for Discussion:
Confirmation Report - Matt was not in attendance

Council Report - Joe: Annual Meeting is on 2/4/18. Ben will now be the liaison for the education committee as he is on the council and Joe will become the council president.

ROL Christmas Program Recap: Consensus from committee members was that the Christmas program went very well. Dani and Francine will be cleaning out the closet in the fellowship hall donating any costumes that will not be used in the future. Danny will order a new Mary costume as well as five angel costumes and any others that are needed after cleaning out the closet.

Snow Much Fun: Will be on March 2 and 3 starting at 6:30 PM until 8 AM for third through sixth graders. Dani, Joe, and Diane have been meeting on Wednesday evenings to plan games, food/snacks, and recruit volunteers. Joe will send an email to the committee members with game ideas. Volunteers are still needed for the breakfast on Saturday morning. Education committee members that are not staying overnight should volunteer to make breakfast. Ben and Francine volunteered to help with breakfast. It was decided to have the breakfast on Saturday morning for those attending the lock-in and not for their parents. Diane will check on the cost and timeline involved with ordering T-shirts for the event. On the registration form (which will be modified from last year‘s) there will be an option of $10 registration fee for those who do not want to have a T-shirt or do not get registered by the deadline date. Otherwise the registration fee with the T-shirt and on time will be $15. Diane and Dani will be picking up food for breakfast and snacks. A movie has not yet been decided. There has been two teen volunteers signed up to help with games on Friday evening.

New Members to Ed Committee?
Anyone done with their time on this committee besides Jane? Matt Peterson is also done on the education committee. Sherri Biewer Will be taking Joe’s spot on the committee. We still need at least two more members to have a full committee. Diane spoke with Christina Zabel about joining the committee and she said she would think about it. Francine will be contacting Jessie and Luke Brown and Lis Blazing about becoming members. Joe will ask Tina Jordahl and Danny will ask the Fassum‘s. The counselor will contact this committee if anyone else has indicated on the time and talent sheets that they are interested in joining the education committee.

Other items: Lent starts on 2/14 and Diane thinks that the education committee will need to bring soup and desserts that first week so we Will need to organize who is bringing what at the next meeting.

Lord’s Prayer to adjourn meeting

Our next meeting will be on February 7th @ 5:30pm.


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1/4/2018 12:07:3212/2017Pastor ReportPastor StevePastor Steve4 Sunday Morning worship services (2X2), 3 Christmas Eve Services, 1 Prebaptism meeting, 1 budgeting meeting, 1 Exec, 1 Council, 1 Byron ministerium, 1 service at Madonna, 2 adult Bible Study, 2 Confirmation classes, 1 prefuneral visit, 1 Counseling, Dec 26-Jan 2 San Diego.
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1/3/2018 13:35:3801/2018StewardshipEmily HamiltonPastor Nirmala Reinschmidt, Randy Holz, John McMahan, Sara Anderson, Kaia Long, Emily HamiltonPledge Drive
• Received ~97 pledges with a pledge total of ~$180,000
Retaining a Stewardship presence
• Monthly thank you
o Include in newsletter with impacts - This is what your gifts, talents etc have done
o Due by 20th of every month
o Coincide with Temple Talk 1 / month – 2nd Sunday
 Brief sentence or two in bulletin on this Sunday as well?
o January Message
 2018 Goals – Next Step: Randy will get this from Council
• Permanent part-time Pastor
 What did we do in 2017?
• Replaced furnace and AC
 Thank you – shouldn’t be just about money but about members who have gone above and beyond.
• All members who returned pledge cards & time / talent sheets
• Brent & Owen Hoegh for roof fixing
• All of the members who dedicated efforts & talents to the Christmas activities
o Education committee for Christmas Program
o Music groups / musicians for all of their work, especially Kaia, Jane Cabaya and Sarah Palmer
• Confirmands for ringing bells for Salvation Army
• Pastors for EVERYTHING!!!!
 Include EOY #s –Next Step: Randy to get after council meeting
 For January, message will be delivered on Jan 21 as Emily is on vacation
• Emily will cover 10:00 service
• Next Steps:
o Volunteer for 8:00 service
o Emily to send out article for group to review and edit via email
o February Temple Talk/ Article
 Cost / day of keeping doors open – Randy has an idea to shut the lights off to illustrate that there is a cost to running the church
 On-line giving – contact Jeremy Schultz to give a testimony to how online giving helps his family
• Make sure there is someone in the office who can help folks get set up
 Any thank yous from January
 Next Steps
• Randy to contact Jeremy
• Group to work on Feb message after Jan is complete
Fundraising
• Root beer floats during Good Neighbor Days – 3rd weekend in July
• Lefse making in November
• Dinner and a Movie
o Monthly activity on Sunday night
o Open/ advertise to community
o Provide supper before
o BBQ pork, salad, chips, bars?
o Movie ideas:
 The Shack
 God is not Dead
 War Room
 Heaven is for Real
 Miracle ---- Emily to find name of this one, with Jennifer Gardner
o Start this activity in March?
• Dinner prior to Jamboree for 2018 – Terry Bird talking about doing again
o Discount (small) for Just for Kix dancers?
• Provide a meal before Easter Cantata
• Lenten Season – an offering box of some sort for families to put coins in?
o Next Step – Kaia to review
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1/3/2018 11:23:571/2018Pastor ReportNirmala ReinschmidtNirmala ReinschmidtAssisted with small group confirmation
Preached two Sundays
Frequent visits made to see Betty Jamsa and Jim peterson. Usual shut ins visit continues
Planned the advent wreath candle lighting (recruit families, written prayers etrc.)
Helped with Christmas Eve worship
Attended stewardship meeting
Took 6 families to Christmas alive outdoor play
Did the funeral for Ivan Moen



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12/20/2017 15:05:2612/2017CouncilJoe BiewerJoe Biewer, Mark Turany, Joanne Skare, Ryan Ostreng, Pastor Steve, Brent Hoegh, LeAnne Bieber, Dave Schlobum, Stephanie Pfaffenbach CLC Council Meeting
December 19th, 2017
Mark called meeting to order at 6:32 p.m.
In attendance: Joan, Brent, Ryan, Mark, Pastor Steve, Joe, Dave, Stephanie, LeAnne
Joan gave devotions
January-Will
Ryan motion to approve agenda; Dave 2nd, all approve none deny motion carries.
Brent moved to approve minutes; Joan 2nd, all approve none deny motion carries.
Treasurers Report. November was a down month ending 3,327 in the red. Income still exceeds expenses for the year by 4,499. November income 26,042.63, November expense 29,369.13, November difference (-3,326.50), YTD Budget 295,647.00, YTD Income 281,736.52, YTD Expense 277,237.73, YTD Difference 4,498.79. 2016 YTD Difference was (-3,618.30)
Information/Discussion Items
Pastors lesson was a review of the Strategic Plan
Brent reviewed the 2018 Budget; final numbers will be presented at January meeting.
Open council seats needing replacing include Ryan, Mark, Brent, Jeremy. Dave, Aaron, Will and Joan will return.
Pastor Nirmala has agreed to the financial terms of a proposed call for part time pastor. The next step is for the congregation to vote on calling her Feb 4th at 10:00 am with the final step being her acceptance of the call within 30 days of it being issued.
A/C and Furnace units are on roof and furnace is running.
We are working with our insurance company on condition and options for roof replacement.
Action Items
Brent makes motion to approve the use of building for fundraiser by Deb Fugleberg and co-workers and waive $25 donation as outlined by the building use policy; LeAnn 2nd; all approve; motion carries.
Joe motions to approve a spot in the newsletter and a flyer on the Kiosk in the Narthex for fundraiser by Deb Fugleberg and co-workers; Joan 2nd; all approve; motion carries.
Brent moves to adjourn at 7:38; Ryan 2nd; all approve; motion carries
End in the Lords Prayer
Next Meeting: Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
Respectfully submitted by Joe Biewer
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12/19/2017 16:46:5411/2017Pastor ReportPastor StevePastor Steve4 Sunday Morning Worship services, 2 Confirmation Classes, 3 adult bible Studies, exec, council, 4 homebound visits of two people, one baptism, Fall Theological conference in Onalaska 2 days.
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12/13/2017 11:28:0712/2017Pastor ReportNirmala ReinschmidtNirmala ReinschmidtWorked with the new members, sponsors, orientation. (8 families joined
worked with stewardship team and planned a stewardship team.
Helped with confirmation
Visitation continues
Connecting with families through phone calls
Preached two Sundays a month
Led the Bible study on Thursdays
Planned a adult education study and we used Blessed Life to focus generosity
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12/7/2017 18:28:1911/2017Worship and MusicMartha GehrkingTerry, Bird, Jane Cabaya, Martha Gehrking, Mark PolzinThe Worship and Music Committee met at church on November 13 at 6:30. Those present were Terry Bird, Jane Cabaya, Martha Gehrking, and Mark Polzin. The items of discussion were as follows:

1. Recent piano tuning cost: The total cost was $90.00.

2. Updated Time and Talent sheets: Terry is updating these forms so they can be filled out online, thus freeing up time for the office secretaries.

3. Discussion of Handbell and Chancel Choir salaries: Jane feels she puts just as much time into the Handbells as she does for chancel Choir. Therefore, she feels the salaries need to be more even. She and Martha met and suggested to add the two salaries together and split in half so each group receives $3660 separately. Our committee agreed with this recommendation. Martha will talk to Mark Turany of the Personnel Committee to see if they agree. Martha will also talk to Mark about receiving their checks on a 9-month or 12-month basis. Our committee doesn’t have a preference one way or the other. We feel whatever is easier for Elaine and Brent works for us.

4. 2018 Budget requests: Martha will talk to Stephanie about her salary for Youth Tone Chimers and the Children’s Choir.

The next meeting will be on Monday, December 11 at church at 6:30.
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12/4/2017 7:43:3711/2017EducationBen JohnsonOwen Hoegh, Francine Kovash, Diane Theobald, Joe Biewer, Jane Erickson, Ben JohnsonEducation Committee Minutes
November 8th, 2017 @ 5:30
Attendees: Owen Hoegh, Francine Kovash, Diane Theobald, Joe Biewer, Jane Erickson, Ben Johnson

1. Opening Prayer

2. Approve October Minutes
Minutes Approved (Joe Motioned, Ben Seconded)

3. Items for Discussion

A. ROL Sunday School
-Recap of 1st Communion
Pastor Steve joined us for the recap
Currently 6 Sunday’s are dedicated to communion education during Sunday School.
Look into moving education to Wed. nights (3), coordinated w/ music practices and bread baking the Wed. before.
The service worked well. Need to have servers aware in order to keep families together when walking up, or have an ed. Committee member there to help.
Diane has put together a good set of notes to refer to (attached)

B. Christmas Program – December 10th at 10AM
-Name of Play: The Bethlehem Project
-Assigning Parts
Joe and Diane have the majority of the speaking parts assigned. Practices for the speaking parts are during Sunday School
- Getting Word out to parents of speaking parts
Parents will be asked to commit that their child will be at rehearsals and the performance
- Putting Play Lines into a Power Point
Joe will put the play lines into a power point to send to the rest of the committee for use during the performance.
- Props and Costumes
Joe will supply a door, Jane will supply the sign for above the door
Francine, & Jane will look at the costumes the church has and additional we need
Ben will prepare the bulletin to handout at performance.
- Pick up Risers Friday evening before the program
Owen will coordinate getting the risers from the school with Jerry
Will pick up risers and set them up on Friday evening the weekend of performance
- December 9th (Saturday) at 9 AM will be dress rehearsal for speaking parts only
We will finish setting up the stage, microphones etc. at this time as well
- Real Dress rehearsal (with everyone) will happen during the 9 AM Sunday School time on December 10th
Speaking parts will be in the sanctuary for the entire practice.
Younger kids will be brought in as needed by Ed. Committee members

C. Other Items for Discussion? Snow Much Fun?
Did not discuss, ran out of time

4. Adjourn meeting with the Lord’s Prayer

- Next meeting is December 6th, 5:30 PM. This will allow us to discuss the program and any final details/logistics.
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11/26/2017 21:33:2111/2017CouncilJoe BiewerRyan Ostreng, Mark Turany, Joan Skare, Randy Holz, Joe Biewer, Will Holz, Pastor Steve, Jeremy Schultz, Aaron Anderson, Lyle Stinson, Brent Hoegh CLC Council Meeting
November 21st, 2017
Mark called meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.
In attendance: Joan, Will, Brent, Randy, Ryan, Aaron, Mark, Pastor Steve, Joe, Jeremy, and Lyle Stinson
Joe gave devotions
December-Joan
January-Will
Ryan motion to approve agenda; Joan 2nd, all approve none deny motion carries.
Mark moved to approve minutes; Randy 2nd , all approve none deny motion carries.
Treasurers Report. October was a good month ending $1,931 in the Black. Income exceeds expenses for the year by $7,825. October income 26,499.14, October expense 24,567.24, October difference 1,931.90, YTD Budget 268,770, YTD Income 255,693.89, YTD Expense 247,868.60, YTD Difference 7,825.29. 2016 YTD Difference was (-1,414.98)
Pastor gave lesson on Church Being About God
Mark reported that council table talk went well
Brent has handed out budget sheet to all committee members
Ryan, Mark, and Brent need replacing on council next year. Dave, Aaron, Will and Joan will return
Pastor Nirmala is open to a part time call
Lyle Stinson is getting bids for roof replacement and getting an adjuster to check roof for storm damage
We will table the carry over dollars at the end of year until next meeting
Action Items
Jeremy makes motion to recommend a part time call to Pastor Nirmala to be voted on By Congregation at a special congregational meeting. Ryan 2nd. Motion carries Unanimously.
Jeremy makes motion to call special congregational meeting on Feb 4th, 2018 for the purpose of calling Pastor Nirmala. Joan 2nd. Motion carries unanimously.
Joe motion to approve purchase of New A/C and Furnace units. Will 2nd; all approve; motion carries
Randy motioned to adjourn at 7:54; Joe 2nd, all approve; motion carries
Next Meeting: Tuesday, December 19th, 2017
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11/26/2017 20:34:4911/2017AltarChris PolzinChris Polzin, Kari Prigge, Nancy Hoegh, Liz Alsbury, Deb Linbo, Lois HjellmingAltar Minutes November 20, 2017
Meeting opened with a devotion

1. Old Business: Oil for candles restocked. Pointsettia order form placed in newsletter and order forms on table in narthex.
2. New Business:
3. Communion for November, December, January Parament
Nov 26 (Christ the King) White

Dec 3 8:00 Chris Polzin Blue
10:00
Dec 10 Children’s Sunday School Program 10:00 Blue

Dec 17 8:00 Blue
10:00
Dec 24 9:00 am Blue
3:00 pm White
4:30 pm

Jan 7 8:00 Chris White
10:00
Jan 21 8:00 Green
10:00

4. Harvest decorations taken down. Candles refilled with oil. Meeting closed with the Lord’s Prayer.
5. November 28 (Tuesday) 6pm any available members can help put up sanctuary tree, greens on tall gray walls, decorate entry way with large nativity and greens.
6. Need to check with office staff when poinsettias delivered. Either 11th or 12 of December. December 13 after choir the current plan is to put up risers and decorate with poinsettias and globes. Lois will put up the isle candles and candelabras.
7. Saturday, January 6th, 2018- meet at 515 Clay St
Mantorville, MN 55955 Phone number (507) 635-3663, then meet at church @ 9am to take down Christmas decorations.
Meeting closed with the Lord's Prayer.

Respectfully Submitted, Chris Polzin Altar Chair

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11/21/2017 10:03:1311/21/2017Pastor ReportNirmala ReinschmidtNirmala ReinschmidtVisitation hospitals./shut-ins continues and entered
Stewardship team was organized and planned for stewardship drive
Helped Pastor Steve with confirmation
Preached twice a month
connected with the new members
Attempted to reach out in actives.
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11/3/2017 11:23:45October 2017EducationJane EricksonOwen Hoegh, Dani Esser, Joe Biewer, Diane Theobald, Francine Kovash, Ben Johnson Jane EricksonEducation Committee Minutes
October 11th, 2017 @ 5:30

Attendance: Owen Hoegh, Dani Esser, Joe Biewer, Diane Theobald, Francine Kovash, Ben Johnson, Jane Erickson
Opening Prayer
Approve September Minutes: Diane approved and Joe 2nd
Items for Discussion
a. Recap of Teacher Orientation Night and Rally Sunday
-went well--kids went with teachers, parents stayed for talk on meaning of Sunday School.
-Classes needed to relocate due to room size--talk on switching rooms with adult ed. Adults move to movie room and 6th grade moves to youth room. This is still in discussion.
b. ROL Sunday School
-Dig In “The Bible in a Year” - 1st impressions--going well! Francine hasn’t heard any feedback. Dani said she likes it.
-3rd grade Bibles were given out. For next year, have stickers for Bibles that says “This Bible Belongs to_____________ From Christ Lutheran Church” with a date.
-1st Communion lessons: 5th and 6th grade teachers need better explanation on the curriculum so they have more time to prepare for lessons.
c. First Communion and Bread Baking
-Tuesday, Oct. 24--5th graders and parents/guardians arrive to church for 6:00 meeting. Diane will purchase items needed and leave bowls etc. in kitchen for future use.
-Students form assembly line to put ingredients together to bake the bread for communion on Sunday. All students then present project, then move to sanctuary for more discussion/lesson on how Sunday’s 10:00 service will go.
-Students need more clarification on project expectations.
d. Christmas Program - December 10th at 10 AM
-Leader? Education Committee will work together
-Program--will chose at meeting on Nov. 8
-Get music to Kaia Long and/or Stephanie Fugleberg
-Logistical Details: Dani asked 5th and 6th grade students who would be interested in a speaking part for the program. A list of names was collected and emailed to Education Committee.
e. Adult Ed Update? No notes on discussion on this.
f. Other items for discussion?
-Diane inquired about students with Bibles to possibly have the page number of the day’s readings in the bulletin. However, the scriptures read would not correlate with their Bible stories.
-Can Kristine Ihrke use education supplies with her youth group? Yes.
-Ronald McDonald tabs--Can we turn them in or give them to school to use?

5. Adjourn meeting with the Lord’s Prayer

Our next meeting will be on November 8th @ 5:30 pm.
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10/30/2017 21:26:4810/2017CouncilJoe BiewerStephanie Fugleberg, Mark Turany, Joan Skare, Randy Holz, Joe Biewer, Will Holz, LeAnne Bieber, Dave Schlobum, Pastor Steve CLC COUNCIL MEETING
Tuesday October 17th, 2017

PRESENT: Stephanie Fugleberg, Mark Turany, Joan Skare, Randy Holz, Joe Biewer, Will Holz, LeAnne Bieber, Dave Schlobum, Pastor Steve
Mark calls meeting to order @ 6:34
Stephanie gave Devotions
November-Joe
December-Joan
January-Will
Consent/Note Items
Approval of Agenda-Joan moved to approve Dave 2nd All approve motion carries
Approval of Minutes- Stephanie moved to approve LeAnne 2nd All approve motion carries
Treasurers Report- Sept was a good month $9,700 in the black. Income now exceeds expense for the year by $5,893. Sept income 36,214.03. Sept expense 26,513.81. Sept difference 9,700.22. YTD budget 241,893.00. YTD income 229,194.75. YTD expense 223,301.36. YTD difference 5,893.39.
Information/Discussion Items
Pastor gave a video lesson on how Synod dollars are used in SE Minnesota and across the world
Stewardship- Mark updated changes coming and more to follow
Council table talk- Date set for Nov 19th between services
Safe church policy- Mark is emailing the personnel to update policy
Furnace-Jeremy and Ryan are checking into specifics of new furnace and using memorial fund to pay.

Randy moved to adjourn at 7:09 Will 2nd all approve motion carries

Next Meeting: Tuesday Nov 21st, 2017
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10/22/2017 23:09:3610/16/2017Worship and MusicMartha GehrkingTerry Bird, Jane Cabaya, Martha Gehrking, Mark PolzinThe Worship and Music Committee met at church on Monday, October 16, at 6:30. Those present were Terry Bird, Cane Cabaya, Martha Gehrking, and Mark Polzin.
Items discussed:
1. Jamboree Reviewal: We discussed the jamboree that had occurred Sunday. All of us were so pleased with how it had gone! The number of people who had attended far exceeded our expectations! We hope next year to get city approval to make the jamboree even bigger and better! We again applauded those who had helped to make it happen: Mark Turany for being the MC; Sue Briske, Lois Hjellming, Nancy Nehring, and Julie Bird for all the art work, decorations, and refreshments; Jane Cabaya for accompanying all the musical groups; and Terry Bird for his overall leadership and direction on this fun project! We are already looking forward to next year’s event!
2. New Tone Chimers: Steph talked to the parents of the new members of the Tone Chimers. They agreed to this schedule: meet with the regular Tone Chimers from 5:30-6:00; the Children’s Choir from 6:00-6:30; and then with the new, younger Tone Chimers from 6:30-6:50.
3. Usher Training: Terry has a plan for implementing usher training and will roll it out when everything is all set to go.
4. Thanksgiving Ecumenical Services Feedback: Martha has received only one comment about not having the Thanksgiving Ecumenical service, and it was a comment in support of the decision. She wondered if the rest of the committee had heard any comments one way or the other. No one had.
5. Lenten Services: Jane said there is a companion to the Holden Evening service that could possibly be used as well as services in the red hymnal. She and Pastor Steve have had conversation about the service, but since it is still early, and nothing has been decided.
6. Piano Tuning: Grand Wachter will tune the sanctuary grand piano on Monday, October 23, at 10:00. He will also check the pitches of the piano in the fellowship hall. The cost usually runs between $90-$100 and will come out of the Instrumental Maintenance Budget item.
7. Update the Time and Talent Sheet: We looked at the Time and Talent sheet. Terry will talk to Pastor Nirmala.
8. Philosophical Discussion for a Technology Committee: We had a discussion about a potential Technology Committee that would oversee all of the technology needs of our church. This committee would decide how to connect everything via computer to meet the needs from the Time and Talent sheets; registrations for confirmation, Sunday school, Bible school, etc.; the second service music “bulletin”; all the committee demands, church office needs, etc. However, we recognize that establishing this committee would be a huge undertaking and would need to be well-planned ahead of time.

Our next meeting will be held at church on Monday, November 13, at 6:30.
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10/18/2017 20:52:5710/2017AltarChris PolzinChris Polzin, Kari Prigge, Deb Linbo, Nancy Hoegh, Liz Alsbury, Sue HoenkAltar Minutes October 16, 2017
Meeting opened with a devotion
1. Old Business: Newsletter article will be submitted to office for October and November newsletter. List of needed items also submitted for newsletter and available on the Sharing Tree. More oil for candles ordered from Tiegen Paper, Napkins and wine restocked
New Business:
2. Communion for November, December , January Parament
October 22 8:00 Baptism- Johnston Green
10:00 Baptism- Rud
Oct 29 Reformation, First Communion @ 10 am Red
Nov 5 8:00 Nancy Hoegh (All Saints) White
10:00
Nov 12 Green
Nov 19 8:00 open Green
10:00
Nov 26 (Christ the King) White

Dec 3 8:00 Chris Polzin Blue
10:00
Dec 10 Children’s Sunday School Program 10:00 Blue

Dec 17 8:00 Blue
10:00
Dec 24 9:00 am Blue
3:00 pm White
4:30 pm

Jan 7 8:00 White
10:00
Jan 21 8:00 Green
10:00

3. Check acolyte robes- all in good condition. Candles refilled with oil. Sharing Tree put up and harvest decorations in sanctuary
Meeting closed with the Lord’s Prayer
Respectfully Submitted, Chris Polzin Altar Chair
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10/17/2017 14:29:4010/2017Pastor ReportSteveSteve4 sermons on two Sundays, 3 Baptisms, 1 exec, 1 council, 1 prebaptism, 3 hospital visits of two people, IHN overnight, 1 premarital, lunch with lawn mowers, 1 rehearsal, 1 wedding, Confirmation retreat. Lots of worship planning
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10/17/2017 11:00:2910/17/2017Pastor ReportNirmala, ReinschmidtNirmala, ReinschmidtVisitation ministry continues. I logged my visitation names/dates
Stewardship team is formed and working on having a plan for the stewardship drive
Preached twice a month
Helped with confrimation
Contacting perspective members through emails, phone calls. We have six families are joining. Orientation is on the 5th of Nov. and reception is on the 19th
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9/24/2017 10:58:1809/2017CouncilJoe BiewerDave Schlobohm, Joe Biewer, Joan Skare, Brent Hoegh, Randy Holz, Pastor Steve, LeAnn Bieber, Ryan Ostreng, Mark Turany, Stephanie Fugleberg, Jeremy ShulzSeptember 19th, 2017 COUNCIL MEETING 6:30 PM
Present: Dave Schlobohm, Joe Biewer, Joan Skare, Brent Hoegh, Randy Holz, Pastor Steve, LeAnn Bieber, Ryan Ostreng, Mark Turany, Stephanie Fugleberg, Jeremy Shulz
Mark called to order at 6:35 PM
Ryan led with devotions
Approval of Agenda: Randy Moved; Joan 2nd- all approve; none deny; motion carries
Approval of Minutes-Randy Moved; Joe 2nd –all approve; none deny; motion carries
Treasurers Report: August 2017 was a down month ending nearly a thousand dollars in the red. Expenses continue to exceed income for the year. August income $21,078, August expense $21,950.28, August difference ($-871.57)
2017 YTD Budget $215,016, 2017 YTD Income $192,980.72, 2017 YTD Expense $196,787.55 2017 YTD Difference ($-3,806.83) 2016 YTD Difference (-$2,410.05).
Informational/ Discussion Items
​Pastor gave a lesson on security.
​Music and Bell update Stephanie discussed Christmas Services and Praise Chimer Schedules.​
Building and Grounds-Space saving ideas were discussed and Ryan is having someone come to paint new lines in the parking lot.
Action Items
Camera Policy-Joan motioned to approve written policy: Stephanie 2nd all approve motion carries.
Christ Lutheran Church Surveillance Policy
The purpose of the policy is to regulate the use of surveillance cameras to protect the legal and privacy interest of Christ Lutheran Church and its members. The camera recordings will be password protected set by the President of the congregation. The password will be kept in the locked Presidential Personnel file cabinet. The recordings may only be viewed with a vote of approval by the church council for each incident. At that time Council will appoint two council members to review tapes for a set period of time. A paper log will also be kept in the Presidents File to log times, dates, and names along with the purpose of reviewing. Any review of recordings must have 2 or more individuals present. Overriding this policy is a direct request from Law enforcement. The installation of additional surveillance cameras must be approved in advance by the council.
Inactive members - Stephanie motions to move people on list to inactive. Dave 2nd; all approve motion carries.
Camera Placement – Joe motions to approve 4 cameras to begin being used in following areas
1. Main Entrance Glass door
2. North Glass door facing garage
3. East Glass door facing County Road 5
4. Narthex
Leanne 2nd; all approve motion carries
Ryan motion to adjourn at 7:49 Brent 2nd; all approve motion carries
End with the Lords prayer
Next Meeting Tuesday October 17th, 2017
Respectfully submitted Joe Biewer


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9/20/2017 21:20:1409/2017AltarChris PolzinChris Polzin, Kari Prigge, Deb Linbo, Nancy Hoegh, Liz AlsburyAltar Minutes September 18, 2017
Meeting opened with a devotion
Old Business: Communion instruction book updated in green binder in sacristy. It includes the modifications of adding gluten free wafers for regular and intinction communion.
New Business:
1. Communion for October, November Parament

Sept 23 10:00- Baptism-Landon Mehling
October 1 8:00 Chris Polzin Green
10:00 Baptism- Madelyn
October 15 8:00 Chris Polzin Green
10:00
Nov 5 8:00 open (All Saints) White
10:00
Nov 12 Green
Nov 19 8:00 open Green
10:00
Nov 26 (Christ the King) White
2. Discussion regarding which organization to sponsor for the Sharing Tree. We selected Ronald McDonald House of Rochester this holiday season.
3. Newsletter article will be submitted to office for October newsletter. List of needed items will be available mid-October when Sharing Tree gets put up.
4. Check acolyte robes- all in good condition.
5. Communion supplies checked. Will be needing white grape juice.
6. Candles refilled with oil.
Meeting closed with the Lord’s Prayer
Respectfully Submitted,
Chris Polzin
Altar Chair
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9/19/2017 7:58:4108/2017CouncilJoe BiewerJoe Biewer, Wil Holz, Randy Holz, Mark Turany, Joanne Skare, Ryan Ostreng, Pastor Steve CLC Council Meeting Tuesday August 15th, 2017
Mark called to order @ 6:32 Present: Joe Biewer, Wil Holz, Randy Holz, Mark Turany, Joanne Skare, Ryan Ostreng, Pastor Steve Mark gave devotions Devotion schedule September Ryan October Stephanie November Joe December Joanne January Wil Approval of agenda: Ryan moves; Randy second; all in favor motion carries Approval of minutes: Brent moves; Joann second: all in favor motion carries Treasurers Report: July 2017 was an above average month ending nearly 5 thousand dollars in the black. Expenses exceeded income for the year. July income:25,328.94, July expense:20,367.18, July difference:4,961.76. YTD Budget:188,146, YTD income:171,902.01, YTD expense:174,837.27, YTD difference:(-2,935.26). 2016 YTD difference:(-7,753.65). Discussion items: Pastor gave a lesson on the family tree of Christianity. Mark stated that the intent and usage of the camera system is for the staff and building safety and security. Action items: Brent moves given we have a video recording system in place that we developed a policy for restrictive view and until such policy is in place only the president has authority to view until policy is written: Joe seconds; all approve; motion carries. Mark moves to adjourn @ 7:45: Randy second; all approve; motion carries. Next meeting: Tuesday September 19th, 2017 Respectfully submitted Joe Biewer
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9/18/2017 10:22:4109/2017EducationDani EsserDani Esser, Ben Johnson, Francine Kovash, Jane Erickson, Joe Biewer, Diane Theobald, Matt Peterson, Own HoeghEducation Committee Minutes
September 6th, 2017 @ 6:00pm

1. Attendance: Dani Esser, Ben Johnson, Francine Kovash, Jane Erickson, Joe Biewer, Diane Theobald, Matt Peterson and Own Hoegh
2. Opening Prayer
3. Approve August Minutes: Diane approve and Ben 2nd
4. Items for Discussion
a. Teacher Orientation - 7pm Wednesday Night (night of the meeting)
 Status of Teacher Recruitment – Still need a few more teachers (3 year olds, 4 year olds and 6th grade). Matt/Diane said they would help with 6th grade. During the parent meeting next Sunday Owen will mention to the parents we are still looking for a few teachers.
 Obtain Teacher Contact Info for 17-18 (if needed)
 Dig In Curriculum – Everything should be good to go in the classrooms.
 Online Access Demonstration – Francine will resend out the password to teacher for the curriculum.
 Print Out Lesson Schedule –We will discuss the new process with teachers during orientation and also address it in an email to them.
 Schedule for orientation:
1. Tour of a Room
2. Supply Closet
3. Curriculum/copy machine
4. Background Check
5. Discussion of schedule, rules, etc.

b. Rally Sunday Plans - September 10th
 Schedule for Day – Everyone will meet in the sanctuary. We’ll announce teachers and kids and teachers can leave. Parents will stay behind while Owen and others discuss the importance of Sunday School and learning at home. Also discuss expectations and rules.
 Normal Lesson after brief introduction of teachers and picture in sanctuary –Normal lesson this day no pictures
 Make copies of Lesson Schedule for Parents
 Presentation for Parents - Equipping ALL Ages to Lovingly Serve God and People (Discipling Our Children to Walk with God)

c. Adult Education Plan for upcoming year
• Luther Video Series - pastor-led in Youth Room – This will start on 9/17/17at 9:15. There will be ½ hour video. We want to continue to explore additional options.
• Weekly or Bi-Weekly Blog Idea – Owen sent this to Pastor with some ideas, Pastor hadn’t looked at it yet but will soon. We can push these blogs/info out to the website and Facebook.

d. Christmas Program
 Play/Program to purchase
 Point Person – We’ll ask at orientation in anyone is interested and also put it in the Sunday bulletin.
 Get music to Kaia Long and/or Stephanie Fugleberg

a. Other items for discussion?


4. Adjourn meeting with the Lord’s Prayer

Our next meeting will be on October 11th @ 5:30 pm.
Future agenda items: Evaluate a teacher – Who has come in and who has left. Making the right choses for the church, family, kids.

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