Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. Coffee and snack following
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Hauge Church Council Minutes

August 10, 2021

 

Meeting was called to order by President Stolee at 7:14 pm.  Present were Allen Stolee, Elrene Clauson, Jerry Houglum, Wayne Walker, Cory Vold, Deanna Gard, Earl Ehrich, Clair Boyum, Brenda Boyum and Pastor Eric Westlake.

Devotions were given by Wayne Wallker from Colossians 3:1-5.  Devotions were followed by prayer.

Discussion with Pastor Eric Westlake from Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Zumbrota:

  1. Coverage for August 29:  Our Saviour’s Church will provide a lay pastor for the service. Emmanuel would like to get their own coverage for that date. Motion: M/S/C Clair Boyum/Cory Vold to pay the lay pastor $100 per church service.

 

  1. September pastor coverage:  Pastor Aadahl and possibly Pastor Davidson will extend their services if needed.
  2. Comments from Saturday evening service:  All positive.  Will plan for more food for the next service.  Deanna and Stolee’s are serving. If weather permits it will be held outside.
  3. Defining relationship:  Motion: M/S/C Clair Boyum/Jerry Houglum to have Our Saviour’s assist with our Saturday services through September. Pastor Westlake will be gone two of those Saturdays, but they have Praise teams that will assist. We may consider getting a TV with HDMI so that the songs could be displayed, rather than look down at the sheets of music. If we choose to have a long-term relationship a meeting will be planned with the councils from both churches. Discussions were held about what that would look like regarding such things as Confirmation, visitations, funerals, guidance, availability.  Some of his thoughts include seeing the church through a new member’s eyes, don’t change the message but possibly the method, avoid awkwardness (such as passing a collection plate), the church should be member driven - not pastor driven, keep the focus and continue to pray for our needs. Each church is unique.

Secretary’s report:  Council Meeting minutes from July 13 and the Special Congregational Meeting minutes from July 25 were read and they will stand approved as read.

Treasurer’s report:  Will stand approved as read.  Balance in savings and checking account, not designated as of 7/31/21 is $12,055.11, compared to $11,938.95 as of 6/30/21.  The inheritance received thus far has been distributed to the designated banks.

Pastor’s Report:  Not available as Pastor Aadahl is out due to respective illness.  He has done approximately 42 visitations in the past month.

 

Youth Director’s Report:  Not available as Molly is currently on vacation.

Old Business:

1.Electronic version of the Constitution:  In progress at last check.

2.Future of Hauge Discussion: 

a.July 25th Special Meeting:  Went well.  There were good questions and discussion.  Members want to stay true to the Word of God and continue to pray about our future.

b.Interim coverage:  See above number 2 in discussion with Pastor Westlake.

3.Parsonage upkeep:  There is a compiled list of known things that need to be done.  (A copy was left on the kitchen countertop, and they can be crossed off as things are completed or have new things added that are noticed to need attention.)

4.Inheritance final payment:  Has not been received yet.

New Business:

1.Pastor Jorgenson’s visit:  Motion: M/S/C Cory Vold/Clair Boyum to send a $100 donation to the AFLC with memo to include appreciation for Pastor Jorgenson’s visit.

2.Agenda for August 16 7:30 pm Joint Council Meeting:  This will be emailed when received.

3.Confirmation Class:  Classes will be held at Emmanuel.   This can be discussed more at next meeting.

Adjournment:  Motion M/S/C Jerry Houglum/Clair Boyum to adjourn meeting.  Meeting was adjourned at 9:34 pm.  Closed with the Lord’s Prayer.

Respectfully submitted,

 

Brenda Boyum, Council Secretary

 

 

 

 

The Old Stone Church

The annual service at the Old Stone Church scheduled for June. Financial contributions to the Old Stone Church are welcome and appreciated.  They will be used for the maintenance of the church and cemetery.  Please mail the contributions to Hauge Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 71, Kenyon, MN 55946.  Please be sure to designate it is for the Old Stone Church.

The Old Stone Church is on the National Register of Historic Places.  If you would like more information about this historic landmark, please google Old Stone Church Goodhue County.  Minnesota Prairie Roots website is an excellent resource.