Present: Mitzi Steffen, Sharon Peterson, Mark Hansen, Wally Bengtson, Lee Ann Anderson and Pr. Mary Fiel
Absent: Sherry Campbell
Pastor opened with a reading from God Pause about divine love in the face of human sin. She also said a prayer. Chairperson Wally Bengtson called the meeting to order at 6:02 pm.
Secretary’s Report (Lee Ann):
Motion made by Mitzi and seconded by Mark to approve the secretary’s report from February 9, 2021.
Treasurer’s Report (Donna Whitney)
No report was available from Donna.
The bill for the new furnace for $2,392.00 from Rush Heating and Air Conditioning was discussed. Mitzi made the motion and Sharon seconded to pay the bill. Unanimous vote to pay the bill.
It was also agreed to pay the $46.00 filing fee to the county recorders who filed our new constitution.
Reported that due to medical issues, Rebecca Swanson will not be playing organ and piano for us.
Our part of pastor’s mileage and other expenses is $52.84 (mileage) and $22.10 (other).
Pastor encouraged all to consider being a congregational delegate for the on-line meeting. We need 2 volunteers. All voting members are eligible.
Motion made by Lee Ann and seconded by Sharon to pay these bills. Motion carried.
Wally asked if we wanted to delegate our Lenten offerings to a need in the community or world.
Ideas presented were: Lutheran World Relief, the local food shelf, make up Easter baskets for neighbors and shut ins or put in general fund.
After considerable discussion, the idea was tabled to be brought up at next month’s meeting.
Worship and Music Committee (Mitzi)
The committee met on February 24th.
It was discussed to have our Easter Sunday service at 7:00 am as was done in previous years. Pr. Mary and the council agreed that this would work if Salem agreed.
The candelabras were moved from the alter area for Lent. They are stored in the storage room.
Mitzi will check on piano and organ tuners. It has been two years since the last tuning.
Property Committee (Mark):
Mark reported that all work on the new furnace was completed.
Mark looked into a security system for the church. He questioned if we had wi fi which we do not. The bid from MRJ Security was $924.00 for installation and $34.95 or 39.95 a month for service.
Discussion brought up the fact that we don’t have wi fi and Mark will check on the cost of that.
More discussion was concerned about who would monitor the system.
No action was taken due to questions needing to be answered. It was tabled until next meeting.
Christian Discipleship Committee (Sharon and Sherry)
Two sympathy and four birthday cards were sent out.
Sharon thanks Lynn Erickson and her retreat group for making 154 cards at their last retreat. They also donated stamps. It is much appreciated.
It has been determined that the floor is fine for kitchen remodeling.
Four months need to be covered for janitors.
It was discussed that Wally is a member of all committees since he is chairperson. He is not expected to be in charge of one specific committee. That would mean that Sharon or Sherry need to take Stewardship Committee. We can be on several committees but one council person needs to be the reporting member of the committee. This was tabled until next month.
Motion by Mark to adjourn meeting. Adjourned at 6:45 pm.