The Episcopal Church of Christ the King and Holy Nativity
January 8 & 9, 2022
FUTURE EVENTS IN OUR PARISH:
February 9 Vestry meeting at CTK 9:30 AM
CAP PANTRY REQUEST UPDATE:
CAP Pantry update for January. With the arrival of cold cold weather, the most needed items right now are hot cereal (any kind) along with soups. There is a continued need for shampoo and bar soap. Sandi often mentions how thankful they are for our congregation’s ongoing support of the CAP Pantry.
Private communion will be available on Thursday from 12:00 to 12:30 at Christ the King.
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Church of Christ the King and Holy Nativity
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Father Olin Sletto, Senior Warden Tim Graul, CTK Junior Warden Gwen Larson, John Witteborg, Dale Logan, and Joanne Ator convened at Christ the King Parish House. Treasurer Morag Hornsby and Administrative Assistant Dawn DiCarlo were also present. HN Junior Warden Ron Schultz and Kate Wulle-Dugan were absent and excused.
1. Father Olin opened the meeting at 9:39 AM with prayer. He then relinquished the chair to Senior Warden Tim Graul.
2. Tim Graul asked to amend the agenda to include: under the Treasurer’s Report, 5.2 add report from Investment Committee, 5.3 Diocesan Asking and 5.4 Stewardship letters.
3. Gwen moved to adopt the amended agenda, Dale seconded; motion passed.
4. Tim asked to amend the minutes from October 27, 2021 to include: under Treasurer’s Report, 5.2 add Jim Walker to the Investment Committee. Joanne moved to adopt the amended minutes, Gwen seconded; motion passed.
5. Treasurer’s Report
5.1 Morag presented the treasurer’s report. We received a check from Econo Foods for the receipts we sent in, we are expecting a couple more checks from current receipts sent in. Expenses included Zoom yearly subscription, Forward Movement, quarterly Paychex fees and cleaning of the churches and parish house. Morag explained how we are down $20,000 year to date. We did budget to be down $5000 and we have lost a pledge contribution of $5000 which right there would $10,000 down for the year. We do expect our contributions to increase November and December due to year end pledges coming in. Joanne brought up the Christmas Flower Fund and Dawn has since included that information in the announcements. Gwen made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report, John seconded; motion approved.
5.2 The Investment Committee has met several times and discussed whether, how much and where to invest our excess funds. The discussion will continue.
5.3 The Diocesan Asking Pledge increased by $400 in 2022. Tim explained “Asking” is based on operating income, operating expenses and investment income from the previous year.
5.4 Stewardship letters and intention cards were mailed to members. Dawn mentioned that some members have returned their pledges.
6. Senior Warden’s Report
6.1 Senior Warden Tim Graul asked if any of the Vestry knew of the Freedom House in Green Bay. John and Gwen stated that it is one of the homeless shelters in Green Bay. Gwen asked Joanne if we ever refer people to those shelters and Joanne stated that the County and Salvation Army have referred people in the past. Joanne stated that we use money from the VDF to provide housing and shelter for the people in need in our community. John asked if we could use one of the Quarter Outreach funds for the homeless, Joanne stated that this would have to be discussed with the Outreach Committee. OUTREACH and VDF funds have been used for Door County residents only.
Tim has not heard news from attorney Jim Downey about the HN cemetery easement.
Steve Reed has said he will complete the removal of part of the HN fence after the first hard frost.
7. Junior Wardens’ Reports
7.1 Holy Nativity: Jr. Warden Ron Schultz submitted a written report along with quotes from Wulf Bros. and Eagle Mechanical. Still waiting on a quote from Synergy. The Vestry agreed to table any decisions until we get the Synergy quote and to give time for the Vestry time to go over the proposals.
7.2 Christ the King: Junior Warden Gwen Larson reported the Fall Clean-up was completed with the help of Dale Logan and his son, Cori McFarlane and Ken Warren. Also, Dale Logan took care of a couple of projects in the Parish House which included repairing the ceiling trim in the back of the house.
Gwen reported the tree removal companies have drastically increased their prices. We will wait for our other tree removal company to get back to us. We are on the waiting list.
Gwen had new keys made for the church, parish house and office. Gwen prepared a key log for better record keeping.
8. Vicar’s report
8.1 The Diocese is requesting a Lay Minister list for our church. Fr. Olin send a current list to the Diocese. The list will include Dale Logan, Gwen Larson, Cori McFarlane, Kate Wulle-Dugan, Connie Sletto Craig Korn, Bunny Hagen, Tim Graul, Challoner Brown, Chip Morris and Fr. Biegler.
The rug committee purchased the new rug for HN. John suggested that we hold on to the previous rugs and have them cleaned at Armstrong’s carpet cleaning and the Vestry agreed.
Fr. Olin asked if he can add the bidding prayer to the Worship Service. The Vestry agreed.
Bishop Gunter will be visiting the weekend of April 2nd, 2022.
9. Old business
9.1 Tim will look into getting the Diocesan Convention Report from Kate and Challoner.10. New Business
10. New Business
10.1 There is an opening for HN Jr. Warden for the remainder of the term. Ron Schultz is resigning for personal reasons.
The Vestry discussed candidates for the HN Jr. Warden. The thought is that if we can minimize the Jr. Warden duties and let the potential candidate know that they will have support from members, we may be able to fill that position sooner.
Joanne mentioned that perhaps we can modify the list of duties. She, John, Barb and Tim have taken care of some tasks at Holy Nativity. John mentioned that the biggest Jr. Warden task is when the visiting priests are here. Joanne also mentioned that somebody needs to check inside Holy Nativity once a week to make sure there are no problems.
The next meeting of the Vestry is scheduled for 9:30 AM Wednesday, January 5, at Christ the King Parish Hall.
Fr. Olin closed the meeting with the Lord’s Prayer at about 11:07 AM.
Faithfully recorded and submitted, Dawn DiCarlo, Administrative Asst.
Church of Christ the King and Holy Nativity
Special Vestry Meeting
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Vestry members Tim Graul, Kate Wulle-Dugan, John Witteborg, Gwen Larson, Dale Logan, Joanne Ator and Father Olin Sletto met virtually via Zoom. A quorum was established.
Senior Warden Graul called the meeting to order at 1:10 PM.
1. The consideration of worship procedures in accordance with changes in guidance from the Diocese of Fond du Lac Covid Task Force.
Members discussed two potential changes in worship procedure.
Kate-Wulle Dugan moved that we resume singing three to four verses of each hymn while wearing masks and properly distanced. John Witteborg seconded the motion. The motion passed.
Kate Wulle Dugan moved that the administration of communion remain as it has been with parishioners receiving only a wafer handed to them by Father Olin. Gwen Larson seconded. The motion passed
2. Consideration of a recommendation from the ad–hoc Investment Committee to seek higher interest rates for a portion of capital funds.
Joanne Ator moved and Dale Logan seconded to accept the Committee recommendation to solicit proposals from five local investment brokers. The motion passed.
3. Other action
There were suggestions that several things can be posted in the weekly newsletter-the masked singing of hymns, and that Fr. Olin will resume processing the cross in, a notice of the vacancy of the Jr. Warden position at Holy Nativity, as well as the need for an acolyte at both churches.The meeting adjourned at 1:37 PM.
Respectfully submitted, Joanne Ator.