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Jerry Gass - President Leta Garcia - Worship
Hal Switzer - Vice PresidentKaren Wagner - Evangelism
Karen Steiger - SecretaryNorman Eubank - Property
Medora Beckmann - TreasurerAlexis Wagner - Education / Youth
Sheri Riley - Financial Secretary Wayne Gosnell - Stewardship

 Council News -- from the April 8, 2020 Meeting

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 found.

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.

Committee Reports:

Old Business --

  1. Wayne reported that he had gotten Appreciation Letters from LFL & Ethnomedia.

  2. Norm said speaker for overflow is on hold, but he is still working on it.

  3. On the OCC update Karen W. has written a letter and Alexis is going to type it.

  4. 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.

  5. 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).

  6. Inactives are not to be addressed until after the lockdown is over.  

New Business –

  1. Make sure Sanctuary doors are locked after the late service. Security people need to be reminded to stay until everyone is gone.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 Confirmation Sunday.

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.