Weekly Announcements


Announcement September 24 & 25, 2022



September 27             Blessing of the Animals at the Farmer’s Market in Jacksonport 9:00am -12:00pm

October 1                    Blessing of the Animals at CTK 10:00am-12:00pm

October 27                  Vestry Meeting at HN 9:30


Next weekend is the first Sunday of the month so all cash and designated checks will go the Vicar’s Discretionary Fund.


Your vestry is making serious progress to provide accessible facilities at Christ the King.  Once we approve the final design and Keller Builders provides a firm cost estimate, fund-raising will begin in earnest. 

In the meantime, Treasurer Katie LaViolette has set up a separate account for any incidental costs the church may incur before a construction contract is (hopefully) signed.   Please designate any contributions for that purpose to the CTK Accessibility Project.  Thank you!


The Wick Organ Builders informed the congregation that the cost to repair the organ at CTK to its original greatness would be $2,400.  The organ was built in 1968.

An anonymous donor has come forward to pledge to a “matching fund” campaign.  Any contribution (large or small) given to repair the organ will be matched by the donor, dollar for dollar, up to $1,000.

With these funds, and with a music fund which is available to the congregation, there will be sufficient funds to finish the organ repairs, and leave some extra to help with costs for the Advent Concert and for the Concert to dedicate the organ to be scheduled in the future.

If you would like to contribute, please send your contribution to the church office, clearly marked for the organ fund. Thanks to this generous donor and for all who contribute to restoring this instrument. You will be informed every week as to the progress of this funding.

Contributions to date for the organ repair at CTK: $450.00


Using his discretionary funds, last week Fr. Olin shopped for the pantry, buying items for large families plus some personal care items (toothpaste, razors and shaving cream).  Thank you Fr. Olin and to you all for your donations to the vicar’s discretionary fund!

Personal care items still in short supply are toothbrushes, shampoo and bar soap. Helpers for tuna, chicken and hamburger help stretch those proteins.  Any rice, bagged or boxed, is in short supply and there is a need for tomato, chicken noodle or rice soups.  Please know that our outreach to the pantry makes a difference!  Thank you.                                  


Father Olin Sletto, Senior Warden Tim Graul, Junior Warden Challoner Brown, Junior Warden Dale Logan, John Witteborg, Joanne Ator, Cori McFarlane, Gwen Larson, Treasurer Katie LaViolette, Administrative Assistant Dawn DiCarlo, and Vestry clerk Bunny Hagen participated in the meeting at Christ the King Parish House.

1. Father Olin opened the meeting at 9:35am with a prayer. He then relinquished the chair to Senior Warden Tim Graul.
2. No guests, visitors or congregation input.
3. Motion by Challoner Brown to accept the agenda as presented, Gwen Larson seconded, motion passed.
4. Dale Logan moved to accept the minutes of the July 28, 2022 meeting. Challoner Brown seconded. Motion passed.
5. Treasurer’s Report
5.1 Katie LaViolette focused on the most current balance in the operating account as of this date is $82,641.77. Plate offerings have been less than budgeted due to fewer visitors. The balance sheet reflects the accounts as of July 31, 2022. A review of the August balance sheet shows that a line item titled CTK Accessibility Project has been added as a liability pass-through. This will allow for contributions to the potential building fund expenses to be recorded. Dale and Tim will place an item in the newsletter informing parishioners. Payroll using our Powerchurch software will be done in-house starting with mid-September paychecks. A copy of the checkbook ledger will be made available to vestry members at future meetings as a checks and balances measure.
5.2 Personnel changes: Katie has accepted full time employment with Door County Medical Center, but will continue to perform her treasurer duties on an after-hours basis. Katie will be able to cover duties when Dawn is on vacation and she will continue to attend the Vestry meetings as much as possible.
Dawn is requesting to reduce her office time to 15 per week as of September 15, 2022. Tim asked that we seek a parish volunteer to load the videotaped weekly service, in order to reduce dawn’s workload by 3-4 hours. Tim will place a plea in the newsletter. Data shows that since February 2022 we average 9 viewers per week. Gwen Larson will take the lead to investigate the slow speed of producing the video. John Witteborg moved to accept the treasurer’s report. Joanne seconded. Motion passed.
6. Senior Warden’s Report
No new information to report. See old business. Tim encourages all to complete the broadband survey for the betterment of service to our community.  7. Junior Warden’s Report
7. Junior Warden’s Report

7.1 CTK: We are on the list with Affordable Tree Service for assessment of trees to be
removed and Dale will follow up. Storm door latch on the office entry at CTK is
repaired. Dale is requesting that his son be able to park a vehicle in the parish house
garage for the winter months. All agreed. Discussion regarding a Christmas social to
bring all parishioners together. Several dates were suggested; to be decided at later
date. Dale, along with Fr. Olin, Tim, and John will meet with Keller Builders
representatives August 29, 2022 at 10:00am.
7.2 Holy Nativity: Challoner Brown reports that Seidl Septic will inspect and pump the
septic tank if necessary, and record with the County. Challoner will contact tree
services to get estimate for cost of removing dead trees.
Joanne introduced a new effort to upgrade the gardens surrounding Holy Nativity.
Trish Bauldry, a local gardener, will assess and move all viable plantings and make
additions if necessary. She will be paid $40 per hour over the course of one year. This
will be financed through donations from Don Fritz, Tim Lanz and Joanne Ator, to a
total of $3000. Tim moved and Challoner seconded to accept this generous plan. Motion
Tim will be working with Ron Schultz to have a new street sign developed that would be two sided but made of medal and will reach out from the existing lamppost at the front of the building. A rough rendering was circulated for all to see. Cori moved and Gwen seconded to get estimates for the new sign. Motion passed. Tim is working on strategic placement of our Welcome to the Episcopal Church signs in the vicinity of junction County A/V.

8. Vicar’s Report
8.1 In the event of cancellations due to inclement weather during the winter, members will be notified via email.
8.2 Cost of the final organ updates and to program all the pedals will take two technicians two days at a cost of $2400. This includes an overnight stay in the parish house for the technicians. Challoner moved and Gwen seconded that we liquidate the monies in the diocesan Coburn Music fund to help pay for the final expenses. Motioned passed. John Witteborg abstained. Donations are also welcome.
8.3 Lessons and Carols is planned for December 3, 2022, 5pm at Holy Nativity Church.
8.4 Advent concert at CTK is scheduled for December 11, 2022, at 3pm.
8.5 Fr. Olin postponed discussion on acolytes
8.6 Guest priests for October beginning the 8th-9th and continuing the next 4 weeks while Fr. Olin is vacationing are as follows; Fr. David Couper, Fr. Larry Burton, Fr. John Throop and Fr. David Simmons.
8.7 Blessing of the animals for HN to be done on Jacksonport Market Day September 27, 2022. CTK blessings will be done on October 1, 2022. Appropriate banners for advertising will be on display.

9. Old Business
Reply on HN Cemetery is pending.
Next meeting with Keller Builders to arrive at a potential estimate of cost for the accessibility project will be August 29, 2022 at 10:00am.
10. New Business
Tim will be meeting with Brett Bicoy to discuss possibly opening an endowment fund at the Door County Community Foundation as one option for the anonymous donation of $20,000. to the parish.

Next meeting is scheduled for September 22, 2022, 9:30am at CTK Parish House
Fr. Olin closed the meeting with the Lord’s Prayer at 11:11am.
Respectfully submitted by Bunny Hagen, Vestry Clerk




Past Announcements:
  • Announcement September 24 & 25, 2022
  • Announcements September 17 & 18, 2022
  • Announcements September 10 & 11, 2022
  • Announcements September 3 & 4, 2022
  • Announcements August 27 & 28, 2022
  • Announcements August 20 & 21, 2022