Budget Planning Discussion – Adult Forum, Sunday, January 20, 2019

Do attend the Budget Planning Discussion which will be the focus of the Adult Forum on Sunday, January 20, 2019.  This precedes the Annual Meeting of the Congregation which will be held on Sunday, February 3, 2019.

At the January 6 Congregational Meeting, there was a unanimous vote to proceed with the building remodel and new HVAC system.  Budget plans for the project will be discussed at the Annual Meeting.

At the Annual Meeting, the Congregation is being asked to ratify a change to our constitution changing the name of the Evangelism Committee to the Outreach and Hospitality Committee. This change was approved by a majority vote at the January 6 congregational meeting. Since this involves a constitutional change, this decision will need to be ratified by a 2/3 majority vote at the Annual Meeting. The Evangelism Committee and Congregation Council recommended making the name change after receiving much feedback about the committee’s current name and reviewing other ELCA model Constitutions. We believe that the proposed change is in keeping with the committee’s continuing resolution, more accurately reflects the work of the committee, and connotes a more positive and modern interpretation of the committee’s purpose.

 

This Week at Good Shepherd, January 14-20, 2019

Tuesday, January 15
12:15 p.m. – Epiphany Prayer Journey|
7:00 p.m. – Congregation Council Meeting

Wednesday, January 16
1:00 p.m.- Prayer Shawl Ministry -Joyce Epperly hosts
5:30 p.m. – Confirmation Class
7:00 p.m. – Choir rehearsal
8:00 p.m. – Band rehearsal

Thursday, January 17 – Annual Reports Due – Feb Newsletter Articles Due
10:00 a.m. – Adult Bible Study
5:00 p.m. – Community Meal at St Benedicts Catholic Church

Sunday, January 20 – Second Sunday of Epiphany
8:45 a.m. – Band Warm-up
9:30 a.m. – Worship with Holy Communion – 11a.m. Broadcast
10:30 a.m. – Fellowship Hour
10:45 a.m. – Sunday School/Youth Forum
11:00 a.m. – Adult Forum – Budget Planning Discussion
3:00 p.m. – Pew to Pulpit – Pulpit Rock Brewing Company

 

Decorah Police Training at Good Shepherd, January 9, 3:30-5:00 pm

The Decorah Police Department has scheduled a police training for Wednesday, January 9, from 3:30- 5:00 p.m. at Good Shepherd.  They will be using the entire building for their training and will be done by 5 pm.  This use of our building has been approved by the Congregation Council.  
 
We have been told there will be a posting about this training on the Decorah Police Facebook page.  A posting has also been made on the Good Shepherd Facebook page.
 
Please do not be alarmed if you see a number of police vehicles parked outside the building on Wednesday afternoon. This is emergency training only.

This Week at Good Shepherd, January 7-13, 2019

Tuesday, January 8
12:15 p.m. – Epiphany Prayer Journey
3:45 p.m. – Education Committee
4:00 p.m. – Mary Circle – Marilynn Larson hosts

Wednesday, January 9
10:30 a.m. – Communion at Aase Haugen
5:30 p.m. – Confirmation Class
7:00 p.m. – Choir rehearsal
8:00 p.m. – Band rehearsal

Thursday, January 10
10:00 a.m. – Adult Bible Study
12:00 p.m. – Stewardship Committee – Preus Library
5:00 p.m. – Worship and Music Committee
5:30 p.m. – Epiphany Fiesta – GS Fellowship Hall

Sunday, January 13 – Baptism of our Lord
8:45 a.m. – Choir Rehearsal
9:30 a.m. – Worship with Holy Communion – 11a.m. Broadcast
10:30 a.m. – Fellowship Hour
10:45 a.m. – Sunday School/ Youth Forum
11:00 a.m. – Adult Forum – Oneota Film Festival Preview

 

January 6, 2019 – Notice of Congregation Meeting

NOTICE OF CONGREGATION MEETING ON JANUARY 6, 2019, 11:00am.

Two motions will be considered at this meeting:

 

1) The Facilities Improvement Committee has proposed moving ahead with both HVAC-heating, venting, air conditioning- system (utilizing a closed loop, ground variable refrigerant flow (VRF) system) and the building remodel in the summerThey feel confident we can do this because we have the opportunity to take interest, 24 month loan for the HVAC system. We will have a congregational Sunday, January 6 to vote on moving ahead with this plan. If a final plan a funding proposal will be part of the budget process at the Annual Meeting February 4.

2) We will also consider the Congregation Council’s recommendation to change the name of the Evangelism Committee to the Hospitality Committee.