Council Reports Archive

Council Briefs for February 5, 2019

Posted February 28, 2019 By admin

The St. Jacob’s Church Council met for its regular meeting on Feb. 5th.
Good things recognized around the church from January were:
1) Marriage Enrichment Retreat was very good
2) Council Work Retreat was a great way to start the year
3) Kitchen Renovation has started and is on schedule
4) Pastor Pawluk had a good service while Pastor David was away
5) New Sunday School material is working well.
Important motions made during the meeting were, the approval for new internet service to be purchased from ‘Carolina Connect’ and approval to move forward with the reorganization of the St. Jacob’s Ministry Team Structure. Council also approved the reinstating of the “Meals for Mom’s” program to provide food for the parents of newborn’s and to help ease the transition of life at home with a newborn.

Next scheduled meeting was moved to March 7th, to accommodate for Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday services.
Respectfully submitted,
Andrew J.
Secretary, St. Jacob’s Council

Council Briefs

Posted February 4, 2019 By admin

The St. Jacob’s Church Council met in January for a two day council retreat. Friday January 11th, we met for a potluck supper with spouses and had an informative discussion about who/what the NALC is and does; focusing on the four core values of Christ Centered, Mission Driven, Traditionally Grounded and Congregationally Focused.

Three good things recognized from 2018 were 1) Stain Glass Window Restoration; 2) The Children’s Christmas Program; 3) Attendance at Christmas Eve Service.

Saturday Jan.12th Council returned for a 6 hour work day that set the tone for the upcoming year. Sherry was elected Vice-President and A.J. was elected Recording Secretary. Council discussed their favorite Bible passages and how they can mold us for service. Council assessed Discipleship on a personal and congregational level and began to work on how we can foster a culture of Discipleship in and around our congregation.

Council was asked to set three attainable goals for 2019 and they are 1)Review Ministry Team Organization;

2) Repair Parking Lot and Upgrade Exterior Presence;

3) Increase ministry to our surrounding community.

Respectfully submitted,
Secretary, St. Jacob’s Council

Church Council Retreat

Posted January 9, 2019 By admin

The Church Council will meet for their first annual Council Retreat during the second weekend of January. On Friday, January 11th, council members and their spouses will share a covered dish dinner in the fellowship hall beginning at 6:30 p.m. Ministry Team reports will be received that evening. Council members will then meet on Saturday, January 12th from 9:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Information and a retreat agenda will be sent to all council members prior to the retreat.

Council Briefs

Posted January 9, 2019 By admin

Council noted Good Things at St. Jacob’s this month included that the Thanksgiving Eve service was very good. The altar
arrangement was beautiful for the Thanksgiving Eve service. A special thank you to Robin & Gerald Lindler for preparing the
harvest arrangement. The Wednesday morning Bible study is continuing to be enjoyed by those attending. Others are
encouraged to come join this group on Wednesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. There was over 300 slices of cake collected for
the HUB. Another thank you to Angela and Laurie for your continuing success with the new Children’s Choir. Everyone is
enjoying hearing all these LITTLE people carry a BIG sound!

Pastor Report- Pastor David noted that he recently attended a meeting for the NALC in Hickory, NC.
Pastor David announced that December 2nd was his one year anniversary at St. Jacob’s Lutheran Church. Pastor said he has really enjoyed his last year with the church and looks forward to where we are headed as a congregation.

Pastor David also attended a PCAT Workshop at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Salisbury, NC. This meeting focused on restructuring the NALC. Pastor David feels that we need to get the message regarding the NALC to our local community. We are partners of these congregations.

Pastor David noted two important dates. Pastor will hold Service for the “Longest Night” on December 19th. Pastor David said that he enjoys doing this service every year and he will look at moving it to the traditional date of December 21st for the following year. We were unable to accommodate the traditional December 21st date for this service in 2018. There will also be a first time ever Christmas morning service on December 25th. Pastor David will continue this Christmas morning service every year at St. Jacob’s Church. He is very excited about bringing this special service into St. Jacob’s.

There were several members of Council whose term ended in December 2018. Pastor David gave each one of these Council members a thank you gift and thanked each Council member for their service and dedication to St. Jacob’s Church.

Staff Support– The Team is continuing to advertise the position for Director of Youth and Family Ministries. The first job candidate was interviewed by the Interview Committee on November 27, 2018. More interviews are being scheduled with additional candidates.

Spiritual Life- The Worship and Music Team have finalized the plans for the Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and the December 30th services. The Worship and Music Team met to discuss and clarify the role of the team and the tasks ahead for 2019.

Short Term- The kitchen improvements will begin in January 2019. The cabinet alteration and kitchen flooring will most likely be the first project that takes place on the construction schedule. (THE KITCHEN WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR USE BEGINNING JANUARY 14 UNTIL THE END OF FEBRUARY.)

The digital sign will take 6-8 weeks to be constructed off-site and then will be installed on the existing brick structure.

The stained glass windows covering project has been completed. Thanks to Chad Lindler for recommending that the gutters be cleaned out during this project!

Parish Life- The Up and Going Group enjoyed an early Thanksgiving meal on November 15, 2018. A group of 23 members and guests enjoyed a meal at Shealy’s BBQ in Batesburg-Leesville. Helen Lindler provided the devotion. A very special thank you to Gerald Lindler for driving the bus!

Support of Ministries- Brandon Slice continues to work on getting pricing on the phone and internet service for St. Jacob’s Church. Brandon will install the video system for the church nursery in the next 2 weeks. Brandon is also continuing to research video recording opportunities for the church shut-ins.

Council Reports for November

Posted November 27, 2018 By admin

Council noted Good Things at St. Jacob’s this month included that the Hannah Coker Blood Drive was a huge success. There were 50 units of blood collected and the goal was met. Thanks to everyone that helped with this Blood Drive effort! Thank you to A.J. Peeples for delivering the Sunday message on Lutheran Men Sunday! The Youth Choir did a great job singing on October 28th. Thank you to Frances Slice for covering the church office duties while Sherry Floyd was away.

Pastor Report – Pastor David thanked Gerald Lindler for handling several important church situations while he was away on vacation. Also, thanks to the other Pastors for their Pastoral Care while he was away, especially Pastor Dave Tholstrup.

Staff Support – The Staff Support Team is advertising the position for Director of Youth and Family Ministries. The position is also listed on the St. Jacob’s website. St. Jacob’s has received numerous resumes for Director of Youth and Family Ministries. The Interview Team is to meet on November 11, 2018 to review all received resumes. Pastor David is to setup a time for the Interview Team to meet with the 3 strongest candidates. Acknowledged Laurie Lackey’s birthday on November 6, 2018.

Spiritual Life – A master list of the “Time & Talents” sheets for St. Jacob’s Church was created by Brenda Smith. This list was forwarded to each Council member and each associated team category is to be distributed into every Team Leader’s respective box. The choir workshop was rescheduled for Saturday, November 17th. The Worship and Music Team are finalizing plans for the special Day of Epiphany Service on January 6, 2019.

Short Term – Council unanimously approved the proposal for upgrading the Fellowship Hall kitchen from the Building and Property Teams. This recommendation will be brought to the Congregation on December 2, 2018 at the Congregational Meeting.

Witness – The Publicity Team worked together with Don Dease on getting the publicity out to the public for the Hannah Coker Blood Drive.

Support of Ministries – Membership Secretary reported the following statistics: 353 – Total church Membership as of 11/05/2018, 308 -Baptized confirmed, 45 -Baptized only

Old Business

• Council unanimously approved to accept the St. Jacob’s proposed 2019 yearly budget of $286,747.00 with a weekly contribution needed of $5,514. 00. This is compared to our 2018 yearly budget of $272,097.00 and weekly needed contribution of $5,233.00. This will be brought to the Congregational Meeting on December 2, 2018.

• Video/Record/YouTube options for Church Service for shut-ins-status—Brandon is gathering various quotes for phone and internet service for St. Jacob’s. Brandon is also in the process of setting up a place in the nursery to view the weekly sermons.

• Digital Sign—There has been $15,110.00 currently donated for the purchase of a digital sign as of November 4, 2018. Council unanimously approved to present a recommendation to the congregation on December 2, 2018 during the congregational meeting.

• Windows—Council unanimously approved to have maintenance completed on the Church’s stain glass windows.

New Business

Council nominees for 2019-2020 to be presented to the Congregation on December 2, 2018 are listed below. Other qualified nominees (who agree to serve) can be received from the floor. We will need to elect five from this list of nominees. 1. David, 2. A.J., 3. Johanne, 4. Marie, 5. Robert, 6. Karla, 7. Sherrie, 8. Leon, 9. Kayla, 10. John

Council noted Good Things at St. Jacob’s this month included that the October fest was a big success. Everyone seemed to thoroughly enjoy the German food that was prepared. The congregational meeting on September 30th went well. St. Jacob’s looks forward to bringing on a new Director of Youth and Family Ministries. The Youth choir is doing an excellent job under the direction of Angela and Laurie. They make a dynamic team and the children are singing so well! A special thank you is extended to Angela and Laurie for your continued work with the newly formed Youth Choir.

Pastor Report- Pastor David noted that South Carolina is now the largest (46 congregations) geographic area in the
NALC. South Carolina will elect its own Dean and each region will have their own Dean. Pastor commented that by
dividing into more regions this will reduce the Bishop’s travel during the year.

Pastor David was very pleased with October fest and hopes to continue this annual tradition at St. Jacob’s.

Pastor David would like to create a Disaster Response protocol for St. Jacob’s. This would require the church to gather materials to get to the various staging areas after catastrophic damage. The Disaster Relief Coordinator for the NALC is Ms. Mary Bates.

Staff Support- The Staff Support Team is advertising the position for Director of Youth and Family Ministries. The position is also listed on the St. Jacob’s website.

Spiritual Life- The donation from the Altar Guild for new communion ware was approved by Council. These new items were ordered from “CM Almy” and St. Jacob’s looks forward to the use of these new and improved pouring chalices
and flagon.

Short Term- Council approved that the settlement we receive for our damaged parking lot from SCE&G, be earmarked for the specific purpose of repairing and paving our parking lot in the future.
Parish Life- The Up and Going Group made their annual Apple Run trip on September 26, 2018. The group visited “Lyda Farms” in Hendersonville, NC. Lyda Farms is a 5th generation family farm that has been locally growing fruits and vegetables for 60 years. The St. Jacob’s Up and Going group enjoyed purchasing apples, cabbage, tomatoes and other goodies. A big thank you to Gerald Lindler for driving the group and helping unload all their many purchases!Support of

Ministries- Cemetery Team needs to schedule a work day for cemetery work. The volunteer turn-out for this specific work day needs to be excellent in order to accomplish all of the work that needs to be completed.

Statistical information- 356 total membership as of 10/10/2018

Advertising has aggressively started for the Director of Youth and Family Ministries position. Resumes are currently being collected and reviewed.
Brandon Slice is gathering various quotes for phone and internet service for St. Jacob’s. Brandon is also in the process of setting up a place in the nursery to view the weekly sermons. Brandon noted that he will need assistance with pulling some wire for this project. Thanks to Brandon Slice for all your many efforts with this project!

The Safety Team is in process of composing a “St. Jacob’s Safety Policy” for Council review. This will include medical, fire, intrusion, and child protection type emergencies.
The Property and Building Team are working together to gather quotes and ideas for some new kitchen improvements at St. Jacob’s Church.

New Business:
The Budget Team is in process of composing the 2019 St. Jacob’s budget.
Council approved for continuance of the current cleaning contract for St. Jacob’s Church.
Council will begin obtaining nominees to serve on the 2019-2021 Council for St. Jacob’s Church.

October is STEWARDSHIP month

Posted September 25, 2018 By admin

October is STEWARDSHIP month here at Saint Jacob’s, the time of year when we prayerfully consider how we can use our God given gifts of time, talent and possessions to serve God and our neighbors as STEWARDS of His Kingdom here on earth. The stewardship team has chosen this year to use the offertory prayer as our theme for STEWARDSHIP month.
Merciful Father, we offer with joy and thanksgiving what you have first given us – ourselves, our time, and our possessions, signs of your gracious love. Receive them for the sake of him who offered himself for us, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
In these words, we declare to all that STEWARDSHIP is a way of life, not just something that we talk about, but something that we live out in our daily lives. These words declare our true belief that all that we have is a gift from God, and we give back to Him only a portion, asking Him to “receive them for the sake of him who offered himself for us, Jesus Christ our Lord” – the GREATEST GIFT OF ALL!
There is much work to do and many ministries that require our time, talent and abilities here at Saint Jacob’s. We need teachers, grass cutters, cooks and dish washers, lay readers, acolytes and greeters, team leaders and council members, computer geeks, singers and musicians, bell ringers and bus drivers, prayer warriors and accountants. The list can go on and on, but you know what is needed, and you also know what you are capable of and willing to offer.
It has been said countless times by some, “I would like to do that, but I just don’t think I am the right person”, or “I would do that, but there are others here who can do it better than me.” You are a child of God, and He has given you one or many gifts. Remember, you are the STEWARD of that one, or those many gifts. Do not be afraid to use them in service to our Lord. Offer them with joy and thanksgiving!
We have provided a brief description of our teams, the name of the 2018 team leader, and the Council Representative for each ministry group. Please pray about how you will use your time and talents at St. Jacob’s in 2019 and fill out the Time & Talent form on the reverse and place it in the offering plate on any Sunday up to and including October 28th, the final Sunday of the month.

Thank you.
Your Stewardship Team


2018 Team Leaders & Council Representative

SHORT TERM MINISTRY TEAMS – Ministries that have specific goals to accomplish with definite beginning and ending time periods. These teams are active on an as needed basis – Council Rep: Don

Audit Team – Responsible for auditing all church expenses which includes all auxiliary groups (Lutheran Men, Lutheran Women, Up & Going and St. Jacob’s Youth). Team Leader: Frances

Building Team – Assists in the planning, evaluation and guidance needed in the call to build or expand the property of the church and its ministries. Team Leader: Don

Constitution Team – Reviews the church constitution and makes recommendations for amendments as needed. Team Leader: Robert

Historical Team – Maintains and stores historical books and records of St. Jacob’s. Team Leader: Kayla

MINISTRY TEAMS FOR WITNESS – Ministries that include community outreach and participation; and shares with the community what’s happening at St. Jacob’s – Council Rep: John

Outreach Team – Reaches out and shares God’s love and good news by organizing opportunities of Christian service within our community and beyond. Team Leaders: John and David

Publicity Team – Publicizes church news to make the congregation and the surrounding community aware of events and activities at St. Jacob’s. Team Leader: Walt

MINISTRY TEAMS FOR PARISH LIFE – Fellowship ministries for congregational members – Council Rep: Frances

Congregational Care – Responsible for demonstrating Christian love and providing for the well being and care of the congregation. Assists with congregational fun events including Homecoming, 5th Sunday Fun Night and 1st Sunday Coffee & Lemonade. Team Leader: Billy
Congregational Safety Team – Responsible for the safety of the church and congregation. Team Leader: Jeff

Other fellowship groups for our Congregation: Lutheran Men (Billy); Lutheran Women (Phyllis); Up & Going (Helen); and St. Jacob’s Youth

SUPPORT OF MINISTRY TEAMS – Ministry teams that support the financial and physical assets that belong to our church. – Council Rep: Barry and Brandon

Long Range Planning Team – Studies and evaluates the demographics, spiritual culture in our area and our ministries. Makes recommendations on how we as a congregation can respond to needs in ministry. Team Leader: AJ

Property Team – Responsible for the care and maintenance of all church property at large including all church buildings, the church bus, and cemetery grounds. Team Leader: Chad

Stewardship Team – Encourages the congregation to recognize all they have is a gift from God and to help them understand the Bible tells us a portion of what God gives to us should be returned to Him. Team Leader: Larry

Technology Team – Responsible for the care and maintenance of all office equipment and systems; manages the sound system for all worship events and ensures that the sermons are recorded. Team Leader: Brandon

STAFF SUPPORT MINISTRIES – Ministries that support paid staff – Council Rep: Kathleen
Staff Support Team – Works closely with Pastor to supervise and support all employed or contracted personnel (Music Ministers, Administrative Assistant, Youth Director, Cleaning Staff and Nursery Director). Team Leader: Susan

MINISTRY TEAMS FOR SPIRITUAL LIFE – Ministries to help us grow in our spiritual life and worship. Council Rep: June

Altar Guild Team – Responsible for preparation for Holy Communion; changing paraments; cleaning Communion vessels, linens and acolyte robes; acolytes, banner bearer, crucifer, and lay readers and notifying members of their assigned Sunday for altar flowers. – Team Leader: Brenda

Christian Education Team – Works closely with Pastor to provide opportunities for members of all ages to study and grow in understanding of Christian faith and life. – Team Leader: Open

Prayer Team – Assists in communicating prayer needs to the congregation – Team Leader: Bob & Gloria

Worship & Music Team – Works closely with Music Director and all music related groups: Hand Bells, Adult, Youth and Children’s Choirs. Assists in planning music for worship services. – Team Leader: Open

Council Briefs for September 4, 2018 Meeting

Posted September 25, 2018 By admin

Good Things at St. Jacob’s : St. Jacob’s Homecoming was great with 145 in attendance. Pastor David Wendel’s sermon was well received and many also enjoyed his message before the church service. The Congo Mission Dinner Fundraiser went well and the Youth pool party was fun for all.

Treasurer’s Report – Pastor David suggested that 5% of the operating budget be dedicated to NALC and from his experience that is how it is typically set-up.

Pastor’s Report – Pastor David is encouraging prayer regarding the election of a new NALC Bishop. He reminded council of the process and the qualities that we would like to see in our next Bishop. Pastor will keep the congregation informed as we go forward. Pastor will be away on vacation October 14-21st. Pastor Gary Blobaum will be covering this absence for Pastor David.

Reports of Ministry Teams:
Staff Support – Staff Support met on August 14 to discuss the job description for the Director of Youth and Family Ministry position. Bryan and Christina Metze from Staff Support Team attended the September 4th council meeting to review and provide input for the job description of Director of Youth and Family Ministries position. A motion was made and unanimously approved by Council to accept and fill this position. This proposal will be presented to our congregation for a vote scheduled for September 30, 2018.

Spiritual Life – Pastor asked that the LBW remain in the pews for awhile. This will help relieve the task of transporting the books back and forth. Pastor suggested that there needs to be further conversation on the LBW vs the ELW in the pew. Brenda Smith will begin sending out monthly reminders for those that are serving assistants each Sunday. Altar Guild feels that these will serve as friendly reminders to those that have volunteered. Laurie Lackey and the Music Team will continue working on music for upcoming church services. We welcome anyone who wishes to join the team.

Short Term – Don Dease, in the near future, will be getting a parking lot repair proposal from SCE&G to the Building Team for their review.

Witness – Volunteers are needed to change the church sign. David has been very generous to volunteer his time for this important job, but would like some relief. Anyone that is interested can contact the church office.

Parish Life – The August Up and Going meeting was the “4 Churches Meeting” held on August 23, 2018. Mt. Tabor hosted the meeting and a delicious meal was served. 15 members and guests from St. Jacob’s attended the meeting.

Support of Ministries – Communications Secretary reported 358 total membership as of 09/03/2018. A motion was made and approved to purchase a new television and video camera. These devices will be set-up in the church by Brandon . This newly added technology will provide the nursery staff the opportunity to see and hear the Sunday message. Currently, the nursery speaker is no longer in working order.

Old Business:
Safety Team update – Gerald provided to each council member a draft of “St. Jacob’s Safety Policy” written by the Safety Team. Council should review and provide input at the next council meeting. Council will also follow-up at the next meeting regarding the copyright and streaming policies for St. Jacob’s Lutheran Church. Laurie is leading this effort.

New Business:
A motion was made and approved for the Property Team to get pricing on various kitchen improvements for St. Jacob’s Church. The Property Team will report back with their ideas as well as pricing on these items.
Facility Request: August 4, 2019-The Addy Family Reunion and October 29, 2018- 3pm-7pm-Hannah Coker Blood Drive—
Both Approved

Council for July 9, 2018

Posted July 31, 2018 By admin

Council noted Good Things at St. Jacob’s this month which included the Mother/Daughter brunch was a success, the noisy offering ($624.00) was generous, the trip to Lutheridge with four confirmands was great, the Sunday sermons are inspiring as well as timely………. and the nursery group coming upstairs for communion and the blessing of the children is a joyful site.
The Treasurer’s Report was reviewed and approved.
Pastor Report- The Pastor’s Report was reviewed and approved. Pastor David shared that he enjoyed the trip to Lutheridge and being with the four confirmands. Pastor believes that Sunday School is going well and he is also seeing more visitors on Sunday mornings.
Staff Support- The church continues the search for a Director of Youth and Family Ministry.
Spiritual Life- Children’s choir will resume the 3rd Sunday of September (September 16th). There will be a meeting with the Homecoming Committee to work out details for the service and meal on August 26th.
Thank you to Frances Slice for donating a new Altar Guild candle lighter. The new lighter uses oil and wick (no paraffin) which means no more wax dripping on the Altar cloths. A huge thank you Frances!
Short Term- The donations for the digital sign are going very well. Donations through July 8th are $14,524.00.
Witness- Two articles on St. Jacob’s church activity appeared in The Chapin Times Newspaper in the month of June. The Mother/Daughter brunch and the Up and Going trip to NC.
Parish Life- The Lutheran Women has purchased 15 round tables to be used for future church events. The tables seat 8 people each and are a welcomed addition to the St. Jacob’s fellowship hall.
Thank you extended to the Lutheran Men for helping set up tables for the Mother/Daughter brunch in June.
The Lutheran Men’s BBQ was a huge success. Congratulations on another successful St. Jacob’s BBQ!
The Up and Going Group enjoyed a wonderful trip to Hendersonville and Saluda, NC. Thank you to Sandra and Davis Brown for supplying the great snacks on such a warm day of travel. And thank you to Gerald Lindler for driving the St. Jacob’s bus! It was a fun and enjoyable trip for everyone.
Support of Ministries – Additional church cemetery maps have been made.  Back-up copies were needed by the church to keep our records secure.
The church office & pastor has another email address!
Administrative – Either e-mail addresses can be used at this time.
New e-mail address:
Present e-mail address:
Pastor David Nuottila’s new e-mail address:
Pastor David Nuottila’s present e-mail address:

Old Business
Brandon Slice is working to develop a YOU TUBE channel for St. Jacob’s. The sermons will be posted on this channel each Sunday for our shut-ins to access when they become available.
Homecoming preparations are being made. Pastor David has secured a guest Pastor (Rev. Dr. David Wendel) and is also sending invitations to our past supply Pastors. Pastor David hopes some of these Pastors can attend. Please continue to reach out and invite all to this annual event. We pray for a great St. Jacob’s Homecoming on August 26th that will be enjoyed by all.
New Business
There will be a safety meeting planned soon. This meeting will address proper safety procedures for St. Jacob’s Church.

Council Briefs

Posted June 26, 2018 By admin

Council noted Good Things at St. Jacob’s this month included the Lutheran Women’s fund raiser was a success, the Children’s Choir did a great job singing on Mother’s Day, and the St. Jacob’s Church High School graduates reception went well.

The Treasurer’s Report was reviewed and approved.

Pastor’s Report- The Pastor’s Report was reviewed and approved. Pastor thanked Kathleen Pierce for her time and dedication she has graciously given to the St. Jacob’s Church Youth Group. Five Confirmands will be attending Camp Lutheridge – June 24th -30th.

Staff Support- Nursery Director, Kelly Smothers was recognized on her birthday. The job opening for a Director of Christian Education and Youth Minister is being extended and discussed.

Spiritual Life- The Altar Guild met with Pastor David to discuss ways to become better stewards of the sacramental bread and wine.

Worship and Music– Laurie Lackey met with Pastor David, Gloria Ziemer and Marie Slice to assist with selecting hymns and planning special church services. Those interested are encouraged to join the Music Team.

Short Term– The Lutheran Women, Lutheran Men and Up and Going books were all audited. This completes audit of all church treasurers’ books.

Witness– May activities for Lutheran Women and the Up and Going Group appeared in the Chapin Times newspaper.

Parish Life– The Mother/Daughter Brunch has been finalized and tickets are for sale. The Lutheran Women’s Group has also made plans to visit shut-ins during the month of July.

Up and Going took a trip on May 10th to The Charleston Tea Plantation, 21 members and guests attended this fun-filled day. On May 17th a picture from the Charleston trip, along with a large write-up appeared in the Chapin Times newspaper. A June 21st Up and Going trip is planned for Saluda and Hendersonville, North Carolina.

Support of Ministries- A work day was successful in the church cemetery cleaning out a drainage culvert.

Membership status: 360 Total as of June 6, 2018.
Digital sign funds update: $14,449 as of 6/3/18.

Other Church Business
The position of Christian Educator and Youth Minister was discussed. Updates are on the way for this position. Sherry has received a new office computer and Brandon is in process of installation.
Brandon is still investigating recording the church services and experimenting with various recording equipment. These recordings will be available for St. Jacob’s Church shut-ins when established.

Additional copies of the church cemetery maps are being created to ensure we have backup copies.

Our Church Delegates, Larry and Bob, will be attending the NALC convocation in Denver, CO.