We would like to extend a very warm welcome and thank you to everyone for visiting our website. Whether you are just having a look, visiting the island, or are seeking out a place to worship, we are delighted to have you visit our site. We are truly a “Welcoming to All” congregation and have taken the steps to be designated a reconciling in Christ church (only one in the area). Come visit us soon, we would love to meet you in person at our Saturday night or Sunday morning services.

Tom Herrman, Council President

 

Monthly Council Newsletter

JUNE 2021

Greetings,

As we head into summer, we hope this finds everyone doing well and enjoying life. With many of you up north, we hope you will visit our website often for updated church information: www.gloriadeilutheran.com. We will continue to post our council updates under the community drop down tab.

June Council News

Pastor stated in his report that it appears most of the kinks have now been worked out of the live broadcast of our Sunday services. Unfortunately, Facebook algorithms make it difficult to include the popular music video sending songs. Therefore, unless we can figure out a way around that, we will no longer be able to include them in our live services. He also reported that we are interviewing candidates for our videographer position.

We are putting the finishing touches on our new three-year preschool agreement that will begin July 2021. It includes an increase in rent reflecting the school’s use of some extra space in the Fellowship Hall for their VPK program.

Bonnie Wolfgram, who has filled in for us before, has agreed to again be our substitute organist when needed. The Music and Worship Committee will continue our search for a permanent organist.

We discussed several maintenance issues.

  •  We have completed our lighting project of retrofitting the remaining fluorescent light fixtures with LED lights. We are currently looking to fix several of our outdoor ground spotlights that have been damaged.
  • We also had plumbing a issue with water backing up from some of the drains. This problem has been resolved, however we are planning on having a plumber run cameras down all our drains to see if there are any “bigger” issues that may need to be addressed.
  • The resurfacing of the Marina side driveway and parking area is scheduled to begin July 1st.

Dennis reported that Our Daily Bread reopened their dining room on June first and that all is going well. Also, we are going back to our first Sunday of the month food collection starting in July.

The second PPP loan monies have been spent and we are working towards completing the paperwork on loan forgiveness.

The financial reports were reviewed and accepted, and Rudy reported that our investments are doing well. A copy of the financial and Investment reports is on file in the church office if you care to see them. It was noted that we are behind last year’s giving by about $18,000, so please do not forget to continue to support us.

The next Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 21st at 10:30 a.m. EDT and will be held via Zoom.

Blessings,

Tom Herrman – Council President