Elders Meeting Minutes
April 30, 2008
Mike Wnorowski, chairman
Norm Steen, Secretary
Dan Crowbridge, out of town
Ken Mall, out of town
Bob Olsen, leave of absence
Burl Ryding, out of town
Guests present: none
1. Norm opened the meeting in prayer at 7:15pm. Mike challenged us to consider the
time we spend communicating and listening to God, especially amid the busy-ness of our
daily lives. Consider what gifts God has given us, Ephesians 1:3-5. God has a purpose
for us, according to His will, sealed with the promised Holy Spirit. He blesses and equips
those He calls.
2. Guest discussion. None.
3. Elders schedule for May.
8:00 10:30 Sat/ 5:30
May 4 Kevin/Chuck Mike/Norm Mike
May 11 Chuck/Kevin Norm/Bob Mike
May 18 Burl/Chuck Mike/Ken Mike
May 25 Burl/Kevin Dan/Bob Clyde
4. Communications received. Received email from Jane Campbell, requesting contact.
Other communications received and follow ups signed.
5. Membership actions. Eric and Debbie Ward requested transfer to Trinity Lutheran
Church in Olympia, WA. Approved. Luke Kunze requested transfer to Trinity Lutheran
Church in Greeley, CO Approved. Krista Means and children request release to attend a
non-LCMS church in Colorado Springs. Approved.
6. Pastor’s Report. Clyde reported on his and Mike Wnorowski’s ability to provide the
Lord’s Supper at the request of members attending the Saturday evening service. Clyde
will coordinate with Dan Crowbridge, congregational president, to seek permission
for Mike to officiate at the Saturday service. Clyde has been approved by Pastor Golter,
the LCMS Rocky Mountain District President, to provide Word and Sacrament ministry
at Abiding Word Lutheran Church in Falcon CO until an ordained pastor can serve that
a. First communion service, May 4. Five new communicants: Karl Akerberg,
Zach Butler, Allie Cunningham, Cassie Dallmann, and Ben Magnuson.
b. New member update, May 10 get acquainted and May 18 welcome and cook
out: Ron & Denice Fisher, Helen Gould, Patty McRae, Greg & Pam Nichols (transfer),
Amanda Hobson, Maureen Enget.
c. Mothers Day/Pentacost, May 11. Kevin Farlee will coordinate details with
c. Capital campaign update. Put on hold until a new pastor is here.
d. Letter to Congregation concerning care givers. Tabled, following discussion
with Pastor Reiner.
e. Vacancy discussion. Clyde moved, and Kevin seconded, that the Board of
Elders invite Pastor Mark Reiner to serve as a part time vacancy pastor, and that the
Church Council approve a suitable compensation plan for him.
f. Worship and Music Advisory Group. Group membership consists of Pastor
Reiner, Lori Lays, Mary Heller, Dan Scherling, and Mike Wnorowski. Group is working
g. Care giving update. Discussion on elder care assignments to members.
8. Search Committee update. Norm reported on work of the committee, and distributed a
final draft version of the congregational survey. One addition was made, to add “care
giving” to the list of professional qualities of our next pastor.
9. Closing. Clyde closed the meeting in prayer at 9:35pm. Next meeting is May 27,
2008 at 7:00pm.