Each year we look forward to watching the “Best Rescue Dog Show,” or the dog show that is comprised of only rescue dogs with categories like best under bite or best in snoring. I think it’s one of those programs that always reminds us to look to the light-hearted side of life. It is a show that solely makes you smile, which we could all use a little more of. This dog show also reminds us of the dogs we have rescued in the past, with all their quirks, likes, and dislikes, they could win at least one category, or several, to us. Then again we might be biased. As those last few months of summer roll in, I hope that you do something that brings you joy.
August is always and exciting or busy month for me to begin with. It is mine and Jesse’s anniversary. It is a month where I celebrate the anniversary of my ordination. For us at church, it is the month where we begin to look towards all those activities and things of the church year that make the fall so fun.
Community is an integral piece to our Christian lives, so starting this month we are going to be doing more things that pull us together as a community. These things that pull us together as a church family are meant to be for everyone, and support for our community is so important. This month we will be having an outdoor worship service with a root beer float party after worship. Soaking up those summer rays we will enjoy some time in creation and good ole fashioned ice cream fun. I can’t wait for these opportunities for us to gather together. We hope to see you there!
This month and always “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13).” May that joy be seen through all of us.
With God’s Peace,
Thank you so much to the congregation for supporting and blessing us on our first year attending Good Earth Village. We had so much fun and appreciate the opportunity. I (Sam) will be sharing the crafts and things I got to make during worship on August 28th.
Thank you so much,
Sam and Kori Horan
The August Council Meeting will be held on August 16th at 5:30 p.m.
The meeting will focus on the church budget and the church finances.
August 7th – 9 a.m. Worship/Communion
August 14th– 9 a.m. Worship
August 21st – 9 a.m. Worship/Communion
August 28th – 9 a.m. Outdoor Worship Service-Bring your own chairs
Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church Council Minutes- July 31, 2022
The meeting was called to order by president, Gary Ulland. Members in attendance included: Gary, Joyce, Rony, Diana, Cathy, Julie, Pastor Leandra, and Holly. Pastor Leandra led opening prayer.
May Secretary’s Report approved by all present. No official report for June meeting, not enough members present for meeting.
Services at Prairie Manor in June, currently in lock down so no services currently. Bible camp in June went well with youth. Vacation beginning of July was good. Will be starting a text study with local churches. First call work with synod will be starting soon.
May beginning Balance: $22,396.79 Ending balance: $16,790.48 approved by all present. June beginning Balance: $16,790.48 Ending balance: $13,520.29 approved by all present.
Pursuing Employee Retention Program to receive financial compensation through program. Approved by all present to look into further.
No Deacons present for report.
No Trustees present for report.
Marie Sandvik collection will be coming up this fall. SEMN Women’s Synod Convention Sept. 17 in Rochester coming up. WELCA is doing Meals on Wheels in August on Tuesdays and Fridays if anyone would like to be drivers see Joyce. No August meeting scheduled for WELCA.
1. Phone service update: Will have a $390 credit from Verizon for all the problems with getting the new phones. Working with Century Link to get elevator phone figured out and updated.
2. Elevator came out of alignment, but has been fixed and is back working.
3. Speaker update: 7 speakers could be replaced, each speaker is $150 and then labor. Council decided at this time to wait for the moment due to finances.
4. LP summer fill price is $1.70, and contract price is at $1.80. Will discuss at August meeting and look at what we used last year.
1. Cowboy service planned for September 11, still waiting to hear back from Cowboy service band.
2. Outdoor service planned for August 28 with root beer floats served by Council to follow.
3. Annual meeting is September 18.
a. Need to have the 3 changes to the constitution voted on for approval.
b. Need to fill 1 Deacon position and Vice-president position
c. August Council meeting will be focused on budget and church financials.
4. Marilyn’s computer needs to be replaced, and a new one will be donated for her.
Next meeting August 16 at 5:30 p.m. Motion from Rony and seconded by Julie to adjourn and closed with the Lord’s Prayer.
Respectfully submitted, Diana Horan, Council Secretary
July 6, 2022 our WELCA meeting was opened in the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit by WELCA President, Joyce Peterson. Thank you to Joyce for her continued leadership. For 3+ years she has lead our WELCA group.
There were 7 present at today’s meeting. We read the purpose together and Judy Wambeam read devotions “Beside Still Waters”.
Secretary’s Report from June was read. Ardell gave the Treasurer’s Report with all the activity from Strawberry Social. Discussion on quilt sales at Social. Nancy made motion to let quilting group keep $220 check to use as needed for supplies. $425 going to treasurer of WELCA. A total of $645 was made on quilts. Motion seconded by Linda. When all items are finalized we will have total of our efforts with our 81st social. It appears we did as good as last year. Both reports approved.
Correspondence: Letter from ELCA World Hunger and Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch. Tabled at this time.
New Business: Discussing Meals on Wheels in August. WELCA ladies sponsoring one child to GEV. Samantha Horan will receive $100 towards her camping. Need WELCA coffee server for Sunday, August 21st. Linda serving July 17th. Comments regarding Strawberry Social – good shortcakes, large nice portions and kids great help.
Committee Reports: 15 quilts were sold for $645. Cindy will do a Marie Sandvik run in the Fall. To be discussed later. Thank you from Nancy Wesely, winner of Diana Magnuson’s quilt from the raffle.
Tent: We borrowed from Brent Ingvalson two tents. One was damaged from wind. Ladies decided to give Brent $100 toward a new tent. Linda will talk to him. A card was passed around and signed by ladies for Dorothy Phipps 100th birthday. Saturday, September 17th a convention at Bethel in Rochester $25. Linda and Nancy made motion to send offering for convention expenses.
Triennial Convention, September 2023 in Arizona. Linda attended Council meeting in June as WELCA representative.
Next meeting Wednesday, September 7th at 1 p.m. No August meeting. Closed with the Lord’s Prayer.
Linda Christianson, WELCA Secretary
Ladies please note – NO WELCA meeting in August or Bible Study.