Lutheran Church of Our Savior
San Bernardino, CA 92404
Council Meeting – January 10, 2006
Acting President Taylor Avery called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m.
Pastor Elwood Hall gave the devotion.
Absent: Diane Pavia
Following review, a motion to approve the Agenda, as amended, was made by Carolyn
Frischknecht, seconded by Karen Gillespie. MOTION CARRIED.
Motion was made by Pam Demulling, seconded by Carolyn Frischkecht that the Minutes of the
December 13, 2005, meeting be approved subject to deletion of sentence under third paragraph
of first page, “An envelope was received with a check for $3,914 without a designation note.”
Financial Secretary gave a report on the December envelope offerings The total offerings
were: $17,953.00 for the 8:00 a.m. service and $8,603.26 for the 10:30 service. Sum collected
for the Capital Fund Drive in December totaled $11,835.00. Betty Anderson made a motion,
seconded by Pam Demulling to accept the Financial Secretary’s report. MOTION CARRIED.
Treasurer’s report dated December 31, 2005 was distributed. Karen Gillespie noted we had
increased contributions in December, and the year did end with a net income/surplus of $2,020.
However, the balance in our BOA checking shows ≤ $12,704.35≥. Designated funds for the
Building Fund through December were $64,000. A motion was made by Carolyn Wallerius,
seconded by Betty Anderson, that the report be accepted and filed for audit. MOTION
Pastor Elwood Hall noted that thus far all expenses associated with the building renovation had
been paid out of the Reserve Fund. The Council will now have to make a decision as to the
repayment plan. Taylor Avery suggested the matter be brought back before the new Council.
Taylor Avery stated Tim Ball, Marjorie Hoverland, and Neal Williams would be serving on
the Nominating Committee.
Pacifica Synod will be conducting a seminar on January 21st for congregational administrators,
treasurers and bookkeepers, and the cost is $10.
Christian Education – Carolyn Frischknecht reported an adult Bible Study will be offered in the
future on “The Lutheran Course.”
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Church in Society – No report.
Evangelism – No report.
Fellowship – Viola Angrebrandt reported that on December 11th, 16 Christmas carolers visited
five individual homes and two care facilities. The music was appreciated by the “shut in’s.”
Property – Herman Zietlow reported an inspection revealed there are ladybugs in the choir loft.
Stewardship – Betty Anderson reported only 90 families have submitted their pledge. This is
after reminder letters were mailed out.
Worship – Pam Demulling reported her committee is working on the Lenten services.
Youth – No report.
A. Pacifica Synod’s Training for “Mission Interpreters” – A course will be offered to members
of the congregation who wish to become liaisons, in conveying information from the Synod
to the leadership. This information will be placed in the newsletter.
A. Adoption of Final Stage of 2006 Proposed Budget – Pastor Hall distributed final
copy of budget, totaling $426,846. Motion was made by Viola Angebrandt, seconded by
Carolyn Frischknecht, to approve the 2006 Proposed Budget. MOTION CARRIED.
B. Report of Renovation Committee – Taylor Avery reported Gordon Gertner had a new
achitectural drawing by Andreson Architects for the handicapped ramps. The drawing,
which is different from the one submitted by Gary Miller, proposes the placement of six
handicapped spaces and ramp in front of the building and eliminates the ramp on the east
side. This plan will be presented to the Council for consideration.
C. Report on Fire Alarm System – Pastor Hall reported the installation of new wiring had been
completed and the alarm system is functioning again.
D. Auditors for 2004 & 2005 – Carolyn Wallerius and Linda Dygert will audit the books for
2004 and Lorna Kenney and Dennis Pringle will audit the books for 2005.
E. Date and Time for Leadership Development Meetings – Pastor Hall suggested the date be
set at the next Council meeting and other leaders, like past Council, be invited.
A. Report from Foundation for Funds – Pastor Hall explained the funds the Foundation
receives are earmarked for different ministries. A problem exists as the staff has no funds
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to operate, and the cost of the insurance is $850. The Council allocated $2,000 for the
Foundation’s start-up cost, but they are now in need of more funds. A motion was made by
Betty Anderson, seconded by Arleen Ericson, that the allocation of $1,000 be approved by
the Council to cover operating costs and taken from the 2006 Budget Administration Line.
B. Review of Church Rolls – Pursuant to Pastor Hall’s recommendation, Betty Anderson
made a motion, seconded by Viola Angebrandt, to direct the Church Office to review the
records relative to persons who have neither communed or made contributions of record to
the Church in over 3 months, with a recommendation back to the Council as to the names of
members who need to be removed from the rolls. Consideration will be given to members
in the military and those in nursing homes. MOTION CARRIED.
C. Grant Writing Conference – February 10th & 11th - Taylor Avery noted the conference
would be held at Grace Lutheran Church in Anaheim. The cost is $150 per person, and is
intended for both laity and clergy.
At 8:45 p.m., there being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.
Secretary, Congregational Council