APPROVED MINUTES – July 15, 2020 Church Council meeting.
Valerie called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm. and Pastor Deb opened with a prayer
Those in attendance meeting were Pastor Deb, Phyllis Roseberry, Ben Zeigler, Valerie Prax, Mike Prax, Steve Sigstad, Don Ripperton, Jan Anderson and Janell Anderson.
June minutes were approved
Financial Secretary’s report was approved as presented M/S/C, Janell/Phyllis
Treasurer’s report was approved as presented M/S/C Jan/Steve
Pastor’s Time: Pastor Deb has been reappointed to the Mora and Ogilvie churches for this coming year. Minnesota Annual Conference is on line and starts August 29. Phyllis is available and willing to be the Lay Delegate and will be able to log into the webinar.
Ben’s Time: We are back to in person and have two new participants, meeting outside. A weekly zoom online VBS has started. It is with Calvary and Grace Lutheran, St Mary’s Catholic and the Mora UM Church.
Trustees: The Esthetics committee continues with its improvements and up dates, the room E conference room is done. The TV is hung on the arm in the sanctuary and looks great. There are two pews that have some structural damage and will be replaced with the two that have been in the back hallway. The plan is to have the Bell Tower painted this late summer/early fall. The Welcome Center is coming along.
Update on what churches are meeting in Mora, both ELCA churches are not meeting, Zion Lutheran and St Mary’s and Trio are meeting in person.
Janell and Valerie are still working on the guidelines we will follow to worship inside. We are still in the yellow zone for the guidelines we were given by the conference.
After more discussion the decision was made to start meeting in person for worship, outside, socially distant, with face masks preferred. We will start on Sunday, July 26 and continue through August, weather permitting. We will meet on the south parsonage yard. Pastor will be to the east and the congregation will be to the west. The church will not be open. Online worship will continue to be released at 10:30 a.m. for those not attending in person. We will cancel in case of rain. We will ask any of those attending to bring their own chairs, and water. Janell will make signage directing the way and reminding people to space themselves out. She will pick up some water bottles just in case. Valerie will make sure there is hand sanitizer. Phyllis will pick up some disposable masks for anyone that might need one. Baskets will be put on stands for any offerings that are brought. The plate will not be passed. The guest book will be used as a pulpit. There is a cart with all the sound system needs ready to go. The keyboard will be used. Individual communion cups and wafers will be purchased for the first Sunday of August. The service will be in line with the online service – so less than an hour.
Ben will be paid for the two weeks he did the video work in July.
Jan/Steve M/S/C to adjourn at 7:40 pm.
Next meeting will be combined again on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 6:30 pm.
Janell Anderson, Council Secretary