January Session News and Views
The best news so far is that Donna Davis, the Church Treasurer, reported income for 2017. Black ink looks better than red ink. Thank you Donna, Lisa O’Kelly, and Carol Spiegelhoff for taking care of the finances and counting the money after worship.
Communion dates were approved for 2018; January 14th; February 11th; March11th, & 25th; (Maundy Thursday) 29th, (Easter); May 13th; June 10th; September 9th; October 7th, (World Wide Communion); November 11th; December 9th, 24th, 5PM only one service Christmas Eve.
The budget for 2018 was approved. Session approves of the budget. The congregation may ask questions and discuss the issue but Sessions makes the decision.
The plaques and memorials policy was approved. (Details on next page)
Tom & Nancy Butler presented an item for a proposed outreach ministry through music. To organize a choir to sing Christmas music to groups such as shut-ins, nursing homes, service organizations etc. This would be of no expense to the church and the group would perform in November and December. Thank you Butlers for a plan to reach out to others. It is good to get new bodies into our congregation with new ideas. Tom & Nancy, with Jim and Renee Petrausch, Lex and Cheryl Sheets are our newest members and all are in the Chancel Choir. Renee fills in on the organ and piano when needed. With these six and with Jonnie Crawford, Betty Lang, Dale Lunde, Sandy Lunde, Bob and June Marvel, Rita McElwain, Keith Spiegelhoff, Rory and Shella McKeowin, that joined P.P.C. earlier in the year, WE ARE BLESSED AND WE ARE GLAD YOU ARE HERE. June also sings in the Chancel Choir.
The church treasurer is authorized to use her discretion on solving the Servant Keeper software problem.
Word was received of the death of Stanly Fowler on February 11, 2017, in Illinois. Stanley was a winter visitor for several years and his smiling face is missed.