Immanuel Lutheran Council Minutes

Date of Meeting: October 8, 2019

Start Time: 7:00 p.m.     End Time: 8:10 p.m.

Attendees:  Monica Eggert, Ranae Demulling, Laura Briesemeister, Roger Ohman, Geoff Phillips, Dena Cress

Absent: Trish Swanepoel, David Rosen, Pastor Bob Dahm, Brad Voeltz,



  1. Treasurer’s Report- Roger made motion; Dena seconded; motion carried

  2. Secretary’s Report-Monica made motion; Geoff seconded; motion carried


Old Business

  1. Tuck pointing project complete/payment delivered.

  2. Sunday School meetings were held, with good feedback. Committee members in place. Sunday School kick off was held 10/6/19. Sunday School starts 10/13/19.


Unfinished Business

  1. The fall joint parish officers (president and treasurer) meeting will be held 10/22/2019 at 5 p.m.

  2. God’s Work our Hands will be held at 9:00 a.m. before the 10:30 a.m. church service on 11/10/2019. 300 sandwiches will be made for the Love One Another Mission. Ranae offered to deliver the sandwiches and Monica offered to pick up supplies (bologna, cheese singles, bread, plastic baggies). Roger made a motion to use $200 from the Children's Offering Jar from the month of April to cover the cost of sandwich supplies. There will be a free-will donation available that day to help replenish funding for future outreach projects. Monica made a second; motion was carried.  

  3. First Communion at the 5th grade level. Possibly starting January of 2020.

  4. 30 feet of land to the west of the church; discussion to be tabled until the spring.

  5. The October children’s donation jar will be designated to the Love One Another Outreach.


New Business

  1. Electronic communication. There will be signup in the back of the church for those who want to receive the newsletter via email as well as other updates/communication with the church. Start to go paperless January 2020.

  2. Ladies Aide – invite the ladies of the church to a round table talk about reviving Ladies Aide. Consider inviting Laurie Wells to come and speak about the topic.

  3. Consider having one Sunday a month to be a contemporary service.

  4. New council members. Roger and Ranae are approaching the end of their term.


Roger made motion to adjourn the meeting; Dena seconded; motion carried.


Next Meeting: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 7:00 9.m.


Respectfully submitted by Laura Briesemeister, Church Council Secretary

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