Council Briefs

Council noted Good Things at St. Jacob’s this past month: youth confirmation classes are going well, Easter services and Sunrise service attendance were both up from previous years and the children’s choir did an excellent job singing on Easter Sunday. A special thank you to Frances Slice for taking care of the church office duties while Sherry Floyd enjoyed a vacation.

Ministry Teams – Thank you to those that submitted monthly reports. A few highlights of the monthly reports are included below:

• Staff Support – Sherry Floyd was recognized on Administrative Assistant Day. The deadline has been extended for accepting applications for a Director of Christian Education/Youth Minister.

• Spiritual Life – The Worship Planning Team is scheduled to meet with Pastor David on May 1, 2018. Volunteers are needed to assist with children’s choir.
• Short Term – Modifications are still being made to the church constitution. The church audit was completed on May 4, 2018.
• Witness – The Lutheran Women fundraiser meal was written up in The Chapin Times for two consecutive weeks.

• Parish Life –

• Up and Going – A total of 19 St. Jacob’s Church members and guests attended a fun-filled day ofwonderful fellowship. They enjoyed a BBQ lunch at the Schoolhouse Restaurant in Scranton, SC. After lunch the group traveled to the “Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden” in Bishopville, SC. Mr. Pearl Fryar and his garden are internationally recognized. The garden draws visitors from around the globe. Davis Brown provided the devotion for the group. A special thank you to Gerald Lindler for graciously driving the St. Jacob’s bus!

• Lutheran Women are making preparations for the Ladies Brunch on June 23, 2018 at 11 am. Lutheran Women’s Sunday went well and June Lindler did an outstanding job presenting the sermon.

• The Youth Group was not able to attend the zoo trip due to bad weather. They did enjoy a Bible study on April 15th at Sonic.

• Support of Ministries – Technology Team has updated the St. Jacob’s website and the Communication Team reports the total church membership is 360.

Old Business – Defibrillator pads have been ordered. Additional copies of the cemetery layout are being created for the church. Larry will attend the Carolinas Convocation in May and also the NALC convocation in August. A list of the ministry teams and members was presented and reviewed by council.

New Business – Applications are still being accepted by St. Jacob’s for a Christian Education Director/Youth Minister.