St. Paul Evangeical
Lutheran Church
105 S. Sixth St.
Phone:  815 635-3146

Pastor: Mauricio Vieira
Music:                       Ellen Hoffman
​Office Manager:      Donna DeMuth
Secretarial Staff:      Kay Shoemaker
                                    Joyce Brewer
Custodial:                  Lucille Haberkorn

A Blessed and Happy2018

Services are held Sunday morning at 8:45
Please feel welcome to join us in worship.
            Feb. 18 - 8:45                                              Feb. 14 - 5:30 
       Worship/Communion                                     Ash Wednesday

             Feb. 25 - 8:45                                             March 4 - 8:45
       Worship/Communion                                   Worship/Communion

Church Council:  Thursday, Feb. 15th.  7:00.  All are welcome to attend.
Word for Supper:  Feb. 21 - Chatsworth
Prairieview delegates. It was moved by Blaise DeMuth that Lloyd and Lisa continue serving as delegates  Motion Blaise DeMuth by seconded by Gerry Bayston Motion carried
Nominating committee: Council members who are leaving the council will serve.  Motion carried.
Synod representatives:  Blaise & Donna DeMuth Moved by Vicki
Memorial committee – Vicki Moore and Marlene Fuoss will serve on the committee.
Ron Briscoe reported on the proposed budget for 2016.  We ended approximately $3800 under the projected budget. (Note: Pastoral services were decreased with loss of  ministers in April and shared minister for the remainder of the year.  Also the support staff did not bill for all their hours)  The proposed budget refelects a decrease to $85794.  (expenses (with the exception of mileage) are split with Cullom.  Moved by Gerry Bayston, seconded by Jim Flessner to adopt the proposed budget.  Motion carried
Roof work has not been completed and windows have not been completed.  The Council will continue to work on the solution. 
Question regarding with the use of the parsonage and tentative plan is for Judith Augsburger to use the facility for counseling.
Joyce Brewer moved and Davida Dehm Pietrzak seconded: that the windows be repaired using memorial fund moneys.  (The Council has authority of dispersing memorial fund monies that have been in the fund for more than one year – however families will be contacted.  Motion carried.
Condition of the basement wall was discussed.  Feeling of sealing and covering  were positive.  Also treating the East wall in the same manner was discussed.
Bob Frase has volunteered to remove the large pine tree at the parsonage with help to remove the debris.
The Church has implemented a new webpage
Bob Frase brought the need for pew bibles in the church.  He also mentioned the current use of the “Green” Hymnal as being in need of replacement. 
Closed with the Lord’s Prayer.
Respectfully submitted,
Blaise DeMuth, Recording Secretary