November 2020 Consistory Minutes

Consistory Meeting

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Becky Koster opened with prayer.  Motion made to approve minutes S/C.  Financial report.  Motion made to approve financial report S/C.   

VP report:  Denny attended the Classis Zoom meeting.  Vision 2020 was discussed.  Classis is encouraging churches to wait until General Synod has voted before making any decisions concerning their next steps.  Rich will be taking his third week of vacation December 5-12th.  He is working at getting last year’s cantata on the website.  Wednesday morning Bible study has been cancelled for now.  COVID 19 numbers were discussed at length with Ryan Venema, manager of the Ambulance department at CGH Medical Center, speaking to what he is seeing and experiencing at work.  After much discussion, one motion was made to require masks and one motion was made to continue with online services only.  Neither motion passed – services will continue as currently being held.

Audio/Visual:  the 15-20 channel mixer will be kept as a back-up.  The sound board will be donated to a new church start.

Property:  Parsonage drive way has been re-done.

Missions:  Quilt has been set up.  So far $660 in tickets have been sold.

Pulpit supply:  Nov 15 – Pastor Al, Nov 22 – Pastor Ray Tilstra, Nov 29 – Pastor Mike Durham.  Motion was made to cancel Thanksgiving Eve service.

Names of elders accepting the nomination were drawn – Jeff Eissens, Lloyd DeShane and Loren Tenboer

Deacons will be drawn Sunday morning with all being announced during church service.

We closed consistory with a time of sharing of thoughts of Pastor Al’s time with Emmanuel.

Motion to adjourn – 9:25 pm S/C. 

Respectfully submitted,

Kim Vandermyde, Clerk

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