THE CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD
MARCH 25, 2008
The meeting was called to order and Father Kirkland opened with a prayer. Those present
included Father Kirkland, John Shiflet, Sue Nance, Kaye McMaster, John Ness and Jeanne
Ferguson. Those absent were Randy Neff, Chuck Henry, Bob Baltz and David Sims.
The minutes of the February meeting were read and approved with the following correction in
the Christian Education report: Henry McMaster will prepare the Christian Ed report monthly
and Kaye Mc Master will submit it to the vestry.
Moved by Sue Nance and seconded by John Shiflet.
The Rector’s reported a good attendance for the Easter services of 250+ for the 3 services held.
The treasurer’s report was read.
Monthly income: 15,033.29
Monthly expenses: 15,848.22
Monthly deficit 814.93
John Shiflet moved and Kaye McMaster seconded to approve this report. The Funds Summary
was also presented. A payment was made to the Bank of York on the Walking the Way loan and
the remaining balance on that note is $41,405.75. This report was approved with a motion by
Jeanne Ferguson and second by John Ness.
BUILDING AND GROUNDS: The grass did not get cut for Palm Sunday. Father Robert
thanked Jeanne and Tracy for cleaning the courtyard and general clean-up for the Easter Service.
John Shiflet said the kitchen equipment was ready to leave York Place and his crew needed to
see the storage place in order to know how to load the equipment. Jeanne will get with York
Place maintenance about that. Father Kirkland and Jeanne will get together about a new sign and
the old sign perhaps could go to the Lake Wylie location. David Sims is painting the library.
STEWARDSHIP: No report. There were inquiries as to whether or not the 10 units that had not
pledged this year had been contacted as suggested at last months meeting.
ECW and MEN’S CLUB: The ECW prepared the Maundy Thursday lunch for the community
Lenten Services assisted by York Place and it was thought to be both a successful lunch and a
successful collaboration. The Men’s Club had a very successful Easter breakfast preparing for
70-75 people. They continue to explore ways to raise money.
HOSPITALITY AND CONCIERGE: no report
WORSHIP: The worship committee met and the minutes are attached to this report. Sue Nance
amended the minutes to read “Sue Nance, said that she would particularly like to see the lessons
printed on the back of the bulletins so that the congregation could follow along as they are read.
Some of the lectors’ voices are most soft” Following this a discussion of a sound system for the
church was once more brought up.
MISSIONS AND OUTREACH: Angel Food Ministries continues to be a success led by
Chaney Baltz. She has requested that due to the financial nature of the project that it be a
separate line item in the budget.
CHRISTIAN FORMATION: Tonya Whitehead has called a meeting of the Christian Ed
teachers and committee for after church this Sunday. Father Kirkland noted that he would speak
to all the Sunday School children during their time this Sunday.
PARISH LIFE: The Wednesday evening study group will continue with the exception of
summertime. Father Kirkland is thinking of having Confirmation classes during this time that
would be open to the entire parish as well. (refresher course).
PASTORAL CARE: No report. Jeanne Ferguson mentioned that the altar flowers could be
taken on the pastoral care visits if desired. The altar guild will break down the altar flowers into
several small arrangements and leave them in the sacristy when they clean up on Sunday and
they could be picked up there. Many of our shut-ins really enjoy getting flowers. Also the need
to enlarge our committee was noted.
LAKE WYLIE: This committee has met 2 times and submitted a written report (attached). It
was suggested unanimously by the vestry to delete any mention of Anglican services in
connection with this parish. It was further suggested that the committee should meet with
Bishop Henderson during his visit to this area April 23-25. During his last visit and meeting
with our vestry he said he would put Lake Wylie “on the front burner” after our inquiries
concerning his feelings about starting a parish there. It was noted that Lake Wylie had 35
attendees Easter AM.
OLD BUSINESS: No report
NEW BUSINESS: A copy of the Parochial Report was given to all and duly signed by the Sr.
Warden and the Clerk of the Vestry (see attached). It was approved following a motion by John
Ness and seconded by John Shiflet.
A letter written by Randy Neff and e-mailed to all vestry members was read and discussed
(attached). John Shiflet suggested that perhaps an open parish meeting could be held which he,
as Sr. Warden would moderate. This would give members of the parish an opportunity to ask
questions and address any concerns they might have about our parish life. All present agreed
that better communication about parish life would be helpful.
There being no further business the meeting was adjourned and Father Kirkland closed with a
Clerk of the Vestry
Parish Life Committee Report Debbie Shiflet, Chair
Tentative Schedule of Parish Life Activities
May 18 Picnic at Nancy Landstreet’s Farm
June 29 Potluck and Games Outside Church
August 3-8 Vacation Bible School
August 31 Potluck at Church
September Welcome Back to Church School
October Evensong with Hymn Sing
November 30 Potluck at Church
January Supper Club
Lake Wylie Committee
The Lake Wylie Committee is finalizing a draft of a Lake Wylie survey to present to the Vestry.