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Last updated on March 2, 2022 at 7:03:35 AM
Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church
Ladies Circle Meeting Minutes
2/13/2022
 
The meeting began with a call to order by Glenda and a prayer.
 
A sign in sheet was passed around for all attendees to sign.
 
A handout of the meeting minutes from 10/31/2021 was provided for all to review.  Minutes were accepted.
 
An update on the budget was provided by Kathy and a handout was provided for the attendees. The beginning balance of the budget was $656.07. The balance of the budget is currently $657.26. The Ladies Circle received money from the sale of blackboards, donations, sale of jewelry, and poinsettias.  LWMS yearly dues, donation to the purchase of Christmas tree, pizza and supplies, cost of poinsettias, and snack supplies were paid.
 
LWMS:  Kathy provided an ideas for LWMS gifts after speaking to Diane, who was not in attendence. Kathy explained that LWMS had a mission project right hear in Arizona on the San Carlos Reservation, who is struggling to keep schools open.  Attendees questioned if they donated in the Church mission envelopes could that be put toward this cause.  It was explained that the Church mission envelopes money, along with Good Shepherd’s budgeted amount to missions, gets sent to WELS.  It was further explained that individuals could donate if they attended an LWMS rally or they could go on-line to donate. The next Grand Canyon West Spring Ralley is in Surprise, AZ on  April 2, 2022 at the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. It was agreed that the Ladies Circle would give $100 to an LWMS charity to be determined at a later date. 
 
Me And My Mom Group (MAMMs):  Kim explained that there were only two individuals in the MAMMs group, but would be looking into a Easter for Kids to be held the day before Easter.
 
OLD BUSINESS:
 
Glenda reminded everyone that Good Shepherd has a flower chart in the back of the church for individuals to sign up to put flowers on the alter for various occasions.
 
Glenda requested that if you leave left over refreshments at church, that you label and date them.  A decision to change how refreshments were to be done was made.  Starting in March 2022, refreshments will be served outside.  It was agreed that 2 tables would be brought out prior to church starting, and that after church food would be brought out.  This will begin the first week in March.
 
Copies of greeters, alter captains, and the refreshment schedule until August was provided as a hand out.
 
The Mothers’ room is currently on hold.
 
NEW BUSINESS:
 
Discussion was held on ALA’s Service Day, March 24, 2022.  It was agreed that 4-6 students would be needed for Good Shepherd.  A list of work will need to be created.  Pizza will be provided for students when they finnish.  It was agreed that Kim would check with ALA and Resurrection.  (UPDATE since meeting:  an email to Pastor from ALA has been received requesting information by March 4th)
 
A sheet was created and distributed for Lenten Suppers and will be in the back of the church with a list for Easter Lilies.  Kim, Kathy and Evelyn have volunteered to prepare Strata’s for Easter breakfast.  Soup and Sandwich suppers will be at 5:30 PM and Service will be at 6:30.
 
Banners and Paraments (Sue) will be changed on February 27th for Ash Wednesday on March 2nd.  Banners will need to be changed for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and for Easter.  Set up for Easter will be on April 16th at 11:30 am due to having an Easter for Kids in the morning. UPDATE: Easter for kids will color 3 dozen eggs for Easter breakfast.


GOOD SHEPHERD LADIES’ CIRCLE
Minutes – October 31, 2021


The meeting was called to order by Glenda.

A sign in sheet was passed around for all attendees to sign.  There were 12 members present.

An update on the budget was provided by Kathy and a handout was provided for the attendees.  The balance of the budget is currently $656.07 after the $85 yearly LWMS dues were paid today.

OLD BUSINESS:
New flower chart will be posted on the back of the door in the Narthex.

Please contact Kim if you need to change your refreshment date on current schedule. If you are assigned to refreshments, please check expiration dates on items currently available in the kitchen.

If you have signed up to be the greeter, please wear a name tag. 
If you arrive early and no greeter is present, please feel free to put on a name tag and begin greeting people.

NEW BUSINESS:
There are currently no changes in the Altar Guild schedule.
The 2021-2022 Church Year begins on November 28, 2021. Please remember to check chart in Flower Room for dates to change paraments. 

Please contact Kim if you are interested in being added to list for the Altar Guild or for the Refreshment

Schedule.
Ladies Circle membership list was passed around to check for accuracy of information with instructions to place a check mark  next to your name if you did not want your information to be shared. There were no check marks on sheet and the only correction on sheet was for Crystal Wachholz’s phone number which is now :  1 (402) 670-5219.

Update on the Mother’s Room:
Glenda read the email she and Kim had received from Rachel about the work that has already been completed.  We may need to schedule a work day for pulling up existing carpeting and painting the walls when funding for the project becomes available.

Kathy Dittrich has requested that we keep the rocking chairs.  That they could be used for elderly also. Glenda is working on cleaning the rocking chairs and cushions. Ev Turany has replacement speakers available for the Mother’s Room and the Narthex and will bring them in
so they are available when we find someone who is able to install them.

Thanksgiving Decorations:
A motion was made and passed to schedule Thanksgiving decorating on Saturday, November 20th at 10:00 am. Thanksgiving Day joint service with Resurrection is scheduled for Thursday, November 25th at Good Shepherd at 9:30 am.

Taking down the Thanksgiving decorations after the Thanksgiving day service was tentatively scheduled. Magi is asking her son, Anthony to assist us with changing the large front banners for Christmas.

The Thanksgiving dinner which is generally an informal group headed by Kim and George was also discussed.  Kim is unable to be in charge of the dinner this year.  It was decided to discuss this at a later date.

Christmas Decorations:
A motion was made and passed to schedule Christmas decorating for Saturday, December 4th at 10:00am.  It was decided to have pizza furnished by the Ladies Circle.A motion was made and passed to have a joint Christmas Fellowship with Resurrection with a potluck and
white elephant or Christmas ornament exchange on Saturday, December 18th at 4:00pm.

Glenda volunteered to be in charge of purchasing the poinsettias for the altar at the agreed price of $10 per plant to be paid to Ladies Circle.

Christmas decoration removal:
A motion was made and passed to remove the Christmas decorations on Saturday, January 8th at 10:00am. Glenda closed the meeting after a motion was made and seconded.

Sue Bednarek


Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church
Ladies Circle Meeting Minutes
6/27/2021
 
The meeting began with a call to order by Glenda
 
A sign in sheet was passed around for all attendees to sign.
 
A handout of the meeting minutes from 3/14/2021 was provided for all to review.  Minutes were accepted.
 
An update on the budget was provided by Kathy and a handout was provided for the attendees. The balance of the budget is currently $321.07. A donation from the Church was given to the Ladies Circle in the amount of $500.00 for their assistance with the recent funeral of Bob Krueger a former member of Good Shepherd. The Thank You note was circulated for all to see.
 
All welcomed a new member to the Ladies Circle, Magi Reed from Tucson.
 
Diana provided an update for LWMS.  Due to the pandemic, Diana explained that she has been updating the poster board with all of the news and letters from LWMS. Also discussed was a donation towards school supplies to the WELS Mission to the Children to help support two Mexican pastors and their families in Mexico.  A $50 donation was approved. Diane will send out today (6/27/2021 due to the deadline is also 6/27/2021).
 
Me And My Mom Group (MAMMs):  There will be Splash day on July 24, from 9:00 – 2:00 pm here at the Church, with Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Chips and Drinks.  A flyer was created to have it posted on the Next-door website to reach our neighbors and the event has already been posted in the bulletins. Alpha will be distributing the flyer for Splash Day to their clients and will be attending the Splash day event with an informational table set up to make our neighbors aware of the services they provide.
 
OLD BUSINESS:
 
Glenda advised everyone that Good Shepherd has a flower chart in the back of the church for individuals to sign up to put flowers on the alter for various occasions. Glenda then stated that she found the flower chart then could not find it.  She asked if we wanted to just finish out the year with a computer printout and then buy a new flower chart next year.  It was accepted to buy a new chart next year.   
 
Glenda thanked all that were involved in the serving and cleaning for the memorial service.  The family was overwhelmed.  Pastor Gunn did the service.  The daughter donated two drink dispensers to Good Shepherd.
 
 
 
NEW BUSINESS:
 
Counsel is looking at security for Good Shepherd due to the broken windows.  The windows will be replaced this Thursday.  It was moved and seconded to donate $50 towards the replacement of the windows.
Two alter cloths have been found.
 
Counsel did approve having refreshments again.  August 1 was the date accepted to begin.  We will resume greeters for our church services and the refreshment fellowship after church.  It was agreed that refreshments would be simple, with prepackaged foods.  We have a volunteer, Linda Morris, to make the coffee before each service.  Motion was passed to purchase $50 worth of snacks to start the refreshments. So that we can plan effectively, please volunteer for greeting or serving refreshments either by calling or emailing Ev Turany, jeturany@msn.com, 602-277-6561 or by signing up on a sheet in the back of the church.  If you would like to volunteer for flowers, there is a signup sheet in the back of the church to indicate the date and the occasion.
 
 
Pastor and Rachel will be re-doing the Mother’s Room. If you are interested in assisting with the Mother's Room, please contact Pastor (281-919-7887) or Rachel VonDeylen (832-806-0426).  It was mentioned that if the books have the Good Shepherd Lutheran stamp on the front pages, they have been read and vetted for appropriateness.
 
The Large refrigerator that was donated to the church has stopped working and was removed, so we are back to one refrigerator.  We have clear plastic tablecloths, so in the future we may be able to pick up the lighter weight tablecloths.
 
As a reminder the chalice for wine for the pastor only needs a little bit of wine.  Do not leave wine in the chalice.  Toss the wine and cups we don’t use. Do not put wine back in the bottle and contact Diana if we are running low.  After service, be sure to count the cups and record the number on the pad in the cupboard.
 
 
 
"My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me." ~ John 10:27