Minutes of Meeting
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Members Present: Pastor Jon Ostenburg, Ken Felt, Karla Carson, Milan Barabas, Marie Johnson, Mike Mohr, Laura Dilley, Chelsea Armstrong
Pastor Jon opened the meeting with a prayer.
Minutes of the November Council meeting were approved with an addition on a motion by Milan Barabas and seconded by Marie Johnson. The addition was an explanation that the $844.00 Bible Camp issue was due to taxes and FICA.
There was a discussion of what we have in Edward Jones. It has decreased as has the Scholarship Fund with the decrease in the market.
The Treasurer’s report was accepted on a motion by Mike Mohr and a second by Milan Barabas.
A welcome to Chelsea as our new Youth Representative was extended.
There is no replacement for Kate Baumann on Council as of yet.
Number of absences allowed for Council members is 3 unexcused.
The congregational meeting is scheduled for 1/25/09 following the 10:15 service.
Reports for the Annual meeting are due by the end of the 1st week of January (1/9/09) so they can be out by 1/18/09. Council will be installed within the next two Sundays after the meeting.
The Islam course has been great.
We are in track with the memorial garden.
Christmas is coming and Advent is here. Illness has been fairly rampant this year. We have many sick and shut-ins.
We are moving forward with the online directory and it is looking great.
We will be beginning the Christianity series after the Islam series is finished. Pastor will be looking at the Book of Faith after the first of the year to see if it can be incorporated..
Rev. Tulano is not comfortable doing the Liturgy for Christmas morning so Pastor will be at the service.
I am working with Barbara on the End of the Year reports.
I will take the week between Christmas and New Years off as much as possible.
I have been the volunteer Chaplain for the hospital for the last three weeks.
There have been lots of shut-in and hospital visits.
Dinner for Ronald McDonald House is Saturday 12/13.
The Children’s Program is 12/14 at the 10:15 service.
We do not have the budget to run advertising for the Christmas services.
Milan reported that we have talked to the Attorney, Richard Wagner, whose specialty is Real Estate and sent him the documentation. Items B and C on the Performance Bond were questioned. We want it returned to the original state. The attorney wants the Engineering drawings from the company. He says the company should pay all legal costs.
Council Advent dinner is next week. It will be soup and sandwiches. Dinner is at 6:00.
Council nominations and replacements for Kate were discussed.
We received the wrong replacement bulbs for the parking lot lights. We sent them back and have not yet received the right ones. We are waiting to get a lift to do the film on the windows and the parking lot lights at the same time.
Mike was asked to install 2 permanent holders for the outside announcement banners. We need to find out a standard size.
Mike has found a good company to get a paper recycling dumpster. The company will bring it here, empty it, and pay us for it. A motion was made by Mike Mohr to get the dumpster on a trial basis with a second by Karla Carson. The motion passed.
A motion was made by Laura Dilley to change the date of the January Council Meeting from 1/8 to 1/15 with a second by Mike Mohr. The motion passed.
We would like to set up a couple of Movie Nights for the Youth.
Motion to adjourn was made by Mike Mohr with a second by Milan Barabas. The meeting was adjourned at 8:05 pm.