Minutes of Parish Agreement Committee Meeting
June 13, 2016
The first meeting of the Parish Agreement Committee was held at Our Savior's on Monday, June 13, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. All members were present representing Our Savior's, Emmanuel and Nazareth: Donna Olson, Cathy Langreck, Brenda Noah, Art Petke, Kaj Petersen, Lois Himes, Lyle Roe, Kay Roe and Donna Rasmussen. Pastor Brian was also in attendance.
Pastor Brian led devotions from 1 Corinthians 12:12-27.
The Committee Charge was reviewed with the ultimate goal to have a three-church parish agreement prepared that can be reviewed by mid-November and be presented and approved at each church's annual meeting in January 2017. The committee will provide regular written updates to each council and church on their work.
Kaj Petersen was elected as chair of the group with Donna Olson as vice-chair. Cathy Langreck was elected as Recording Secretary.
Kaj had done some research online of other 3-point parishes and handed out a printout of the Parish Agreement for a 3-point parish in Minnesota that we could review, along with the Shared Ministry Agreement Worksheet provided by the Synod Office we had received earlier.
We started completing the Worksheet provided by the Synod office. As to the proposed Name of the Parish it was decided to ask for any ideas from the members of each congregation. Pastor Brian is to put an article in the newsletter giving a date of submission by Labor Day.
I. Mission Statement:
All agreed on Example one: By the power of the Holy Spirit, _________ Lutheran Parish will use our united talents and resources to bring God's love and grace to our communities.
Pastor Brian will prepare the list of names and addresses of the congregations.
As printed except eliminate the italicized portion.
1. Each congregation will retain its own order of worship.
2. Scheduling of all worship services, joint and occasional services such as Advent, Christmas Eve/Day, Lent and Easter will be done by the Parish Council.
V. Property: TABLED UNTIL NEXT MEETING
Next meeting set for Monday, July 25, 2016, at 7 PM at Nazareth.
Cathy Langreck, Recording Secretary
We are killing ourselves. All are created in God's image.
We are LGBTQ. We are Muslims whose faith has been cooped by hate.
God have mercy.
from Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton
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