Message From Church Council


To the congregation,

It’s a little quiet this time of year at church council. The excitement of Easter and Mother’s Day is past and a lot of people who did the planning of services and events as well as the execution of it all deserve a little break. It’s hard to believe that the kids will soon be out of school and worship services will start at 9:15 (beginning June 17th).  Thank you to all for your continued support financially during the summer months as payroll and fixed expenses continue year round, even when we take time away.

Council is currently in the process of looking at policies that are recommended by our Synod. Two we are currently addressing are an internet use policy and business ethics policy. We are fortunate to have Jenn O’Neil on council and we are putting her attorney skills to good use! We expect to have them included in our policy manual in upcoming months. Vicar Heydt also helped us develop a Funeral policy for non- members which fills a gap for a situation that could occur in the future.

Looking forward we are also starting to think more about things that need to be done around the church. We need to figure out the best way to care for our windows. We are trying to get more input from knowledgeable people but they are in short supply. This is a work in progress. If anybody knows of anyone knowledgeable in stained glass please let us know.

Lastly, A big shout out to Andrew Dietrich for accepting the roll as Financial Secretary (in training!).  Diane Laub, our outgoing financial secretary will help train Andrew and ease him into the position. It is really great to see one of young adults step up into a roll of responsibility. I know he will do a great job. Thank you, Diane for your years of service in this position.

I hope everyone has a great start to summer!

Joe Arndt, Council President


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