The meeting was called to order at 6:05 by President Jerry Gass.
Council members present: Norm Eubank, Jerry Gass, Pastor Bobby
Leggett, Sheri Riley, Karen Steiger and Hal Switzer. Other members
joining us by Zoom: Leta Garcia, Wayne Gosnell, Alexis Wagner and
Karen Wagner. Pastor led our devotion based on Ephesians 2:1-10. We
should feel privileged to be a part of God’s Kingdom, to be excited
that God has chosen to give us faith and to have a desire to do
difficult things we are called to do that others won’t do.
After a brief confirmation that Alexis should do a YouTube video,
she requested that Trinity have a gmail address since Google now
owns YouTube. There were no changes to the minutes. It was announced
that a replacement for the Altar Guild chairman has not yet been
Sheri presented the financial reports through March
2020. A significant daily balance increase on March 3, 2020 of the
Bank Statement was due to receiving the roof claim check. This check
was also reflected on the Balance Sheet for March 31, 2020 in the
Bldg Maint Fund (508). In Medora’s absence Jerry went over the
Treasurer’s Report as of March 25, 2020. Outstanding check #10563
should have been voided per last month’s meeting.
Pastor presented his report.
Youth – Alexis reported that Camp
Glorietta has cancelled their summer program. Eight beds have
been paid for (about $800.00). She needs to talk with the camp
coordinator before she knows what options are available. Due to
uncertainties, it was suggested that the money be refunded to
us, but ultimately it was decided to let Alexis decide since the
amount wasn’t as large as first thought. She is thinking of
combining that all female trip with the young women’s retreat
which is usually held in August. Another possibility is
combining the younger children for one retreat and the older
children for another retreat…in a big house on a river or lake.
VBS logo is finished. Because of social distancing & coronavirus
mandates, the date may be postponed to July. She must coordinate
with other churches and consider the availability of our
college/high school students in determining the best date.
Alexis’ plan is to build the paper mache’ animals off sight &
transport them to the church when needed. The pancake breakfast
is cancelled. Alexis was open to having a pancake breakfast
later when the pandemic shutdown is over, possibly passing the
hat as a celebration of being together again. There will be a
children’s video for the Easter Sunday service. Seven
scholarship applications have been submitted. The deadline has
been extended due to the difficult times. Fundraisers are on
hold for the time. Tami informed Alexis that she will no longer
be the coordinator for the Fall Fundraiser Dinner & Auction, so
she needs to find a replacement or alternate plan.
Property – Norm distributed his report and chose to discuss
several items in more detail. 1) Related to the window
removal in the Fellowship Hall, Hal received a bid from Bud
Lawson of “at most $3,000.00”. He was going to revisit with Bud
to get a better price. 2) The new cross location & donation
plaque will be addressed at the Council Retreat. Pastor felt
that names should not be associated with donated items for the
church because it takes away from giving God the glory. 3)
Outside door replacements are happening now. 4) Concerning
the parking lot Norm has received an invoice from the City of
Blanco for engineering services rendered by Freeland & Turk
reviewing our application for a permit.
Evangelism — Karen had no report, and the
Welcome Wagon is on hold until further notice.
Stewardship — Wayne said Legacy Giving is
still on, but meetings for further discussion are on hold right now.
Worship — Leta had a report to submit and
commented that she & Janice would provide a music duet for Palm
Sunday & Easter Sunday. She complimented Jerry for helping as a
Vespers participant. And she was hopeful there would be a
children’s video for Easter Sunday. Leta is also working with
Sharon Wohlbrecht to have Sunday School class via Zoom. They
were going to have a trial run on Thursday night at 7:30 for
anyone who is interested in taking part. Sunday School Zoom
would be Sunday morning at 10:30/11:00 if all goes as planned.
Sheri made a motion to accept the Committee Reports and Norm seconded the motion.
Wayne reported that he had gotten Appreciation Letters from LFL & Ethnomedia.
Norm said speaker for overflow is on hold, but he is still working on it.
On the OCC update Karen W. has written a letter and Alexis is going to type it.
Alexis reported that she told Kathy to proceed working with
Josieque Designs to design Trinity’s website. Kathy would
establish a drop box for the website to hold pictures, etc to
enhance the website’s development. Alexis feels that the website
is coming soon.
Communion schedule was filled out for May (going back to 2nd
& 4th Sundays). May 10 (Mother’s Day) Leta (early) & Norm
(late); and May 24 (Memorial Weekend) Wayne (early) & Jerry
(late); A 5th Sunday also appears on May 31
(Pentecost/Confirmation) for which we will offer Communion Jerry
(early) & Hal (late).
Inactives are not to be addressed until after the lockdown
New Business –
Make sure Sanctuary doors are locked after the late service.
Security people need to be reminded to stay until everyone is gone.
Wayne had compiled a Benevolence Allocation report as of the end of
the 1st quarter. During the discussion Jerry proposed that
LCMC-Nat’l and LCMC-Texas be included as quarterly Benevolence items
starting next quarter, at $500.00 per quarter for each one. Jerry
will get with Angie to round the total amounts by $5’s/$10’s.
Announcement was made for Maundy Thursday livestream at 6:00pm
with Communion done at home, Good Friday livestream at 6:00pm, and
Easter Sunday livestream at 9:30am with Communion done at home. And
a Sunday School Zoom will be done at 10:30am. There is a possibility
that a Pancake Breakfast would precede the early service on May 31,
because there will not be a potluck luncheon since it is
At 7:33 p.m. Sheri made a motion to adjourn the meeting, and Hal seconded the motion. Everyone joined in reciting The Lord’s Prayer.