Immanuel Lutheran Council Minutes

Date of Meeting: January 12, 2021

Start Time: 7:42 p.m.                     End Time: 8:01 p.m.

Attendees: Monica Eggert, Pastor Bob Dahm, Matt Main, Jan Anderson, Brad Voeltz, Laura Briesemeister

Absent:  Roxie Anderson, Dena Cress, David Rosen, Geoff Phillips



  1. Pastor’s Report 

  2. Treasurer’s Report - Laura made motion; Jan seconded; motion carried

  3. Secretary’s Report – Monica made motion; Jan seconded; motion carried

  4. Sunday School Committee Update: Pastor recommended waiting to start Sunday school until VBS or after. Sunday school leadership team will be included with the planning/discussions of restarting.  Laura will send a note to the Sunday School Committee.


Old Business

  1. Furnace was checked, propane tank was just filled, lights need attention

  2. Cleaning/ushering duties need to be assigned. Laura offered to develop a Google Docs format to allow members to sign up for tasks. This will be linked to the Facebook page as well as a hard copy posted in the back of the church.

  3. Monica continues to work on accessing the Thrivent fund.


Unfinished Business

  1. In-person church service continues to be postponed. The new goal is be possibly be in-person by Palm Sunday. When it is appropriate, Immanuel and Wilson will work together to open at the same time. Pastor is considering continuing to offer online worship when in-person starts.

  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. Tabled for now.

  3. Consider having one Sunday a month to be a contemporary service. It was recommended to have a meeting setup with the worship committee, to discuss further. Tabled for now.

  4. First Communion at the 5th grade level (up to parent’s discretion). Tabled for now.

  5. Feed My Starving Children work, tabled for now.


New Business

  1. Annual meeting date TBD. The meeting will most likely occur after Easter.

  2. Pastor reported on confirmation classes resuming tomorrow (1/13/21) in-person. He also reminded the group of outdoor drive-through communion continuing with the next date set for this Sunday, 1/17/21 starting at 9 a.m.

  3. A suggestion was made to have the Wilson secretary mail out the Immanuel newsletters along with the Wilson newsletters. This will save on mileage cost.

  4. A budget meeting at Matt’s house is TBD.


Brad made motion to adjourn the meeting; Jan seconded; motion carried.


Next Meeting: February 9, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.


Respectfully submitted by Laura Briesemeister, Church Council Secretary

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