Announcements February 25 & 26, 2023


March 16 Vestry Meeting, CTK Parish House, 9:00 A.M.


April 1 Saturday (Palm Sun.) Holy Nativity 5:00 P.M.

April 2 Palm Sunday Christ the King 9:30 A.M.

April 6 Maundy Thursday Christ the King 12 Noon;

              Holy Nativity 4:00 P.M.

April 7  Good Friday Christ the King 12 noon;

              Holy Nativity 4:00 P.M.

April 8 Easter Vigil Holy Nativity 5:00 P.M.

April 9 Easter Sunday Christ the King 9:30 A.M.


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


I have always tried to make it clear that one does not need to be a member of this congregation to receive pastoral care. We will provide pastoral care to members, non-members, and even strangers. There is no obligation to join CTK/HN. However, if being a member of the congregation is important to you, you only need to say “yes”. There are no hoops to jump through, no classes, no required reading, just “yes” to becoming a member.

Anyone who wishes to become a member of the congregation will be received by the Bishop when he makes his visit to CTK/HN on June 3/4.

If you are interested in joining the congregation, please get in touch with me.

Blessings, Fr. Olin 


Dear Members of Holy Nativity and Christ The King, Thank you to all of the people that helped prepare and organize our Celebration of Stewardship. Your Hospitality is truly appreciated and I believe we had a wonderful event at each church. And thank you to the many members that attended. We are blessed to have such a great group. God’s Peace to You.

Dale Logan

Jr. Warden – Christ The King


Door County CAP PANTRY: There is still a need for soups and crackers, Rice in 1# packages, rice mixes and Helpers to extend hamburger, chicken and tuna. Instant hot cereals are easy for students to make before and after school.

Please continue to save egg cartons as some egg donations have been received. If you prefer to make a monetary donation, please make the check out to Door County CAP Pantry (CAP Pantry is part of Lakeshore CAP which serves several counties—we want the funds to stay here!). Thank you!


Please continue to save your grocery receipts for our church. Thank you.


Booklets for February/March/April 2023 are available at each church and in the plastic bin outside the church office.


When winter weather makes worship questionable, the Wardens and the Vicar will make a decision about canceling worship, hopefully early in the process.

If worship is to be cancelled, you will receive the message by e-blast. If there are any questions about whether or not we are having worship, please feel free to call the Vicar.

Church of Christ the King and Holy Nativity Vestry Meeting Thursday January 26, 2023
Vicar Olin Sletto, Senior Warden Tim Graul, Junior Warden Dale
Logan, Junior Warden Challoner Brown, Joanne Ator, Cori McFarlane, Gwen Larson, John Witteborg, Dawn DiCarlo Administrative Assistant and Vestry Clerk Bunny Hagen participated in the meeting.
1. Fr. Olin opened the meeting at 9:33am with a prayer
2. No guests, visitors or congregation input.
3. Challoner Brown moved to accept the agenda as adjusted, Gwen Larson seconded, motion passed. The Accessibility Project, the CTK flooring, and CTK sanctuary seating and Evangelism items will be covered at a special meeting February 9, 2023 at CTK. Fr. Olin added the Bishop’s visit to the agenda.
4. Gwen Larson moved to accept the minutes of the December 15, 2022 meeting, Challoner Brown seconded. Motion passed.
5. Treasurer’s Report
5.1 The balance sheet reflects:
The balance of the operating account is $112,202.58
The pass thru contribution accounts with the exception of the misc. pass thru will be transferred to the designated contribution section on the balance sheet.

See income and expense printout attached.
As acting Treasurer Tim reports that as of today, no one has come forward seeking to be church treasurer. Tim is, under protest, willing to continue as treasurer but will leave the Senior Warden position. Tim summarized the December end of the year totals CTK/HN Vestry Minutes January 26, 2023 Page 2 of 5 showing income was up and expenses were down. We realized a $9,000.00 loss over the course of last year. Changes to the budget for 2023 include a $20 increase in Vicar’s health insurance and adding $290 for an updated version of our music license. Delete $1000 income from interest earned. Adjust the miscellaneous income to be more in line with actual which is $330. A new line item will be created to separate Church insurance from employer expenses. The new budget amount is $109,500.
5.2 The pledges for 2023 are 28 compared to 25 last year. The pledged total exceeds budgeted amount.
5.3 Dawn provided a sample of the insert that she will be printing from the online lectionary. It was accepted by all as a very good option. See the attached treasurer report as prepared by Dawn. She reviewed the expenses of the month. Dawn will print a new budget with the changes made. Joanne received clarification of money paid for the garden restoration work. Dawn will adjust the entry accordingly.
6. Senior Warden’s Report
6.1 Tim displayed the new double sided sign for HN. It will be lit at night via a solar powered light. The sign was on budget at $291.
6.2 Trialogue response:
Tim will be putting together a summary of the comments of the vestry re: the trialogue study. Similar to the response from St. Agnes Algoma, Tim feels that it may be too much too soon. Discussion followed. Concerns expressed are: lack of representation by smaller congregations, no info provided on financials, timeline is not clear, the episcopal culture can be slow to change, and yet we are grateful for the opportunity to have ongoing input and wish to remain proactive and positive in our response. CTK/HN Vestry Minutes January 26, 2023 Page 3 of 5
6.3 We will proceed with social hour at each church the first weekend of the month beginning with February 4 and 5.
6.4 The possibility hosting of an immigrant family through a new Federal initiative “Welcomecorp” will be referred to our Outreach committee. John voiced his belief that reaching outside of ourselves is key to evangelism. The Outreach committee will recommend to the vestry our level of participation – if any.
6.5 Father Kallenberg, as a former vicar, will be welcome to use the parish house for a family event this summer separate from his supply commitment. The vestry will consider other such requests on a case by case basis. The Vestry decided to ask $200 to pay for cleaning after a six-day stay.
6.6 Tim asked Matthew Payne, diocesan canon for administration, to follow up on Jonathan Feig’s May 2021 offer to donate the property between County A and the cemetery to the diocese “ in 2022”. Matthew agreed to do so, but no response to date.
7. Junior Warden’s Report
7.1 CTK:
All agenda items as mentioned earlier will be addressed at the February 9th special meeting.
Dale suggests that we celebrate our successful stewardship campaign at each church February 18 and 19 after services. All in agreement. Gwen and Cori will take the lead at CTK with Morag, Joanne and Challoner at HN.
7.2 HN:
1. Tree removal accomplished at the budgeted price.
2. Joanne introduced a potential layout of new horticulture at HN. A visual was provided. The goal of the new planting is care free, simple and balanced. The front fence will be painted by
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volunteers, to coincide with the positive changes to the curb appeal.
3. Joanne asked that we revisit the frequency of paid cleaning at HN. The cost is $70 per cleaning. John Witteborg motioned that paid cleaning be increased to two times per month. Gwen Larson seconded. Motion passed.
8. Vicar’s Report
8.1 Kathy Pammer sent a thank you to the vestry for allowing her to conduct a therapy group on the church premises. She included a $500 donation.
8.2 Father will be needing substitutes for May 6 and 7, July 8 and 9, and three weeks in September commencing on September 6th.
8.3 The date for the repair of the CTK organ has not been set. Our organists will be featured at the future dedication concert. They will be compensated.
8.4 The organ at HN is near the end of its useful life. A new electronic keyboard will be in the range of $5000-$8000. Fr. Olin will place a note in the newsletter.
8.5 The schedule for Holy Week will be as last year. Holy Thursday liturgy at both churches. Holy Friday liturgy at both churches. Holy Saturday vigil at Holy Nativity. Easter morning at Christ the King.
8.6 Fr. is hoping we will be able to live stream the service soon. Gwen will request a free consultation from Quantum Technologies. Wi-Fi is an issue in the church proper.
8.7 A “soup-and-chat” is planned for April to begin planning for renewed efforts of Evangelism. Father Olin will facilitate the meeting, using long range goals that the vestry developed in the past, as a framework.
8.8 Fr. convened a meeting with our organists to plan music for worship. The goal is to incorporate both contemporary and
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traditional hymns that are singable and have a connection to the scripture readings.
8.9 Prayer petitions will be accepted for the month via phone or email to Dawn at the church office.
8.10 The Bishop’s visit will be rescheduled to June 4, 2023 due to Fr. Olin’s vacation.
9. Old Business
10. New Business
11. A special meeting is scheduled for February 9, 2023, at 9:00 AM at Christ the King church sanctuary. The next regular vestry meeting is scheduled February 23, 2023 at 9:30AM
Respectfully submitted,
Bunny Hagen
Vestry clerk
Via an email dated January 30, 2023, Tim Graul moved to accept Holy Nativity parishioner Sally Hunter’s offer to be Parish Treasurer. Gwen Larson seconded the motion and it was passed unanimously.

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