Session Meeting March 19, 2018



The meeting was called to order by Rev. Jim Gates at 06:33 P.M. and opened with prayer. Mary Fraaza delivered our devotion on the meaning of DeColores.  Kent Perin, Gary Freels, Mark Matthiae and Christopher Jelen were excused.

Motion was made and passed to elect Tom to be acting clerk in Chris’ absence.

Members of our Confirmation class and their teachers were present and given a voice, but no vote.

Minutes from the previous Session Meetings were approved.

Dan Luessenhop was excused, and Pastor Jim delivered the treasure’s report which shows we have positive contributions year to date.  Several individual reports were shown which breakdown specific elements of the treasure’s greater detail and will be further explained at the next meeting by Dan.

Rolls and Registers:

Membership is currently 543 with no new members in February and no deaths.

Baptisms requested:  April 15th - Hazel Grace Nacker, daughter of Doug and Jenny Nacker, born 1/18/18April 29th - Carson Kenneth Gindt, son of Matthew and Heather Gindt, born 11/27/17May 13th - Amelia Rose & Evelyn Leigh Podeweltz, daughters of Jesse Podeweltz and Kassidy Sann, born 12/20/17May 20th - Kaden Rennie, son of Craig and Briana Rennie, born 9/7/17 (Tom/Sharon)

A Session meeting was scheduled on March 25th accept new members Jerry & Sherry Pearson and Jerry & Julie Trebus.  In Home Communion is scheduled for April 5th

Long Range Planning Committee:  Jim reported that they had a meeting last Monday with the Capital Campaign Construction group.  Andrew is asking for a permanent stage vs. a flexible stage.  So, the team has gone back to their original plan.  A covered entry way to the parking lot may be added and we may change the closet area into a welcome center.  More plans are due to be submitted next week.

Motion: WF Committee moves the approval and implementation of a Connection Card in the bulletin beginning April 8. 

Mission Committee:  Auction pulled in almost $39,000, doing the same or better than last year because of fewer expenses, we may have a final number to report next Sunday

The meeting was adjourned at 8:55 P.M.  with prayer requests for members recovering from illnesses, hospital stays, as well as prayers for our Nominating Committee as they are looking for two more Elders to replace those going off Session this year.