Trinity Lutheran Church Council

March 17, 2021


The meeting was called to order at 7:03 and Pastor led with an evening prayer. 13 members were present.

Last meeting minutes were read, and it was moved by Dan seconded by Cassidy. 

Pastor spoke about Regency and Long Term being opened back up and visits are available again. He is very happy to begin to see more in attendance and though challenging with Covid, he is very pleased with activities at Trinity. 

Al went through the expenses noting that we so far have had just over $10,000 in donations to help with the church renovations. Cassady moved and Dan F. seconded with the motion passing. 

Elders- 2 services will be available on Easter Sunday; 7 and 9:30 will be the service times with communion available; no breakfast this year will be served. Communion will now be offered two times per month. March 28th will be Confirmation Sunday with 8 being confirmed. There will be seating available in the fellowship hall. 

Trustees- It was asked and approved for Pastor and Margaret to purchase a UV sanitization machine for the church to help decrease illnesses following normal cleaning. A huge thank you to Sue Rieder for all she does to keep the church clean. 

Board of Ed- This Sunday, March 21, will be the last day of Sunday School with a pizza party and some take home slime.  VBS is still in the works to happen this summer; a signup sheet will be set out for those who wish to help. 

MOP- They continue the outreach at the nursing care facilities. LWML has helped serve the zone meeting and has sent out Valentines boxes to shut-ins and college students. They will also present the confirmands with a gift. 

New Business- It was discussed to investigate updating the church sign outside; this was tabled at this time. 

Old Business-

Remodel Update-Fellowship Hall flooring is 2/3 done and the painting will then begin. All items have been ordered with some to arrive up to 2-3 months out; this allows the electrical, plumbing, etc. to be done. 

Security System Update- all is pre-wired and waiting for equipment (cameras and monitors) to arrive. 

The meeting was adjourned at 7:50 with the Lord's Prayer led by Pastor Dennis.  






March 9, 2021

Time:  6:30 p.m.

Those Present:  Scott Graham, Dan Benitz, Denny Merritt, Pastor Dennis Martens and Terry Johnson.

Pastor opened with a short devotion.

            Discussion was held regarding communion.  All felt it was going well. 

            After Easter, Pastor will be having a Bible Study in the Fellowship Hall following church.  Margaret will also be reaching out to the parenting group to see if they would like to begin Parenting Class again.

            Easter was discussed.  Maundy Thursday service will be on April 1st at 5:30 p.m.  Good Friday Service will also be at 5:30 on April 2nd.  It was decided to have two services on Easter.  One at 7:00 a.m.  and one at 9:30 a.m.   There will need to be a cleaning in-between the two services.  Dan Benitz will be contacting Sue to arrange for enough people to accomplish this.  It is expected the Elders who are available could help with that. 

            Communion assignments:

            April 1st – Maundy Thursday – 5:30 – Scott Graham and Terry Johnson

            April 4th - Easter – 7:00  1st service – Scott Graham and Terry Johnson

            April 4th - Easter – 9:30 2nd Service – Denny Merritt and Kyle Kinne 

            April 18th – Denny Merritt and Dan Benitz

            Confirmation is going well.  There will be 8 confirmed on Palm Sunday. March 28th.

            Congregational Member Donna Wedemeyer passed away this morning.  Pastor will be at the graveside service at the Adair Cemetery.

            Elders did not report any other comments from members regarding Covid or other items.

            The meeting was closed with the Lord’s Prayer.

                                                                                    Respectfully submitted,


                                                                                    Terry Johnson