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Council Highlights

August 2022

Division Spotlight
From our Council Division Chairs

Management met on July 12 at 6:00 p.m. along with Susan Johnston. Sue and Susan reviewed  and presented the June financial statements which were approved unanimously. Our yearly budget still remains close to projections. We unanimously approved four motions to be presented to Council.

  • We finalized updating the Church Alternative Forms of Communication Policy.
  • We voted to donate $1000 to the Curing Retinal Blindness Foundation using monies from the Oliva Hoffman Fund.
  • We approved allowing the current Wilson Street homeowner living across from the church
  •     parking lot access to two parking spots for in-use only vehicles, and signing an agreement.
  • We approved using Thrivent Funds up to $500 for four additional Faith Formation “Kids Club”  fall events.


Finally, Vic updated the committee on the previous night’s Endowment Board Meeting.
Our next meeting is Tuesday, September 13 at 6:00 p.m.

Vic Maroscher

Parish Education - Parish Ed is looking for one or two Sunday School teachers for preschool through elementary during the school year. Helpers are also needed. Curriculum is provided. Schedule will be worked out between the teachers. Contact Diana Nordquest at 330-853-6329 if interested.

Rally Day will be held on Sunday, September 11 beginning at 9:15 in the Fellowship Hall. We will be collecting items for Operation Christmas Child for Samaritan’s Purse. Items that are needed include:

                crayons         markers         pencils         glue sticks     toothbrushes    
                combs         small toys     band aids    t-shirts         hair ties

A complete list will be in the September newsletter and available at the church. No food or liquids can be   included. Back to school and clearance sales are a good time to pick up some of these items. Monetary donations will be accepted to purchase additional items and to cover the suggested $10.00 per box    shipping expense.  

Also, a co-leader is needed for Children’s Church. Please contact me for more information.

Diana Nordquest

Property Division met on Tuesday, July 5 in the Education Building parlor.

  • Ellyson Plumbing addressed an issue in one of the men’s bathrooms.
  • Franklin Cleaning washed the front windows of the Education Building.
  • A new vacuum cleaner was purchased.
  • New LED light fixtures will be purchased and installed in the Youth Room.
  • Juvenile Community Service and their supervisors will work perform community     service on church property on Saturday, August 13.

Membership Division - We now have an active Facebook page for Emmanuel Lutheran Church members to follow. Please consider following us there. You will find service schedules, links for YouTube weekly service videos and Pastor Alan’s sermon each week. Also, we hope to include other special announcements and inspirational posts that will nurture your faith and renew your connection to your church family. If you have any ideas for posts, such as announcements of births, marriages, graduations or any life events you wish to share, please contact me at psanor@sbcglobal.net .... do not forget to include pictures. There are two other Facebook pages out there for Emmanuel Lutheran Salem that are not active. Pastor and I have not been able to take them down due to lack of proper administration rights. Please be sure to use the page with Jesus’ face as the profile picture . . .  Yes, follow Jesus! 

Peggy Sanor

To contact us:
Phone: 330-332-5042
Fax: 330-332-4405
Email: lutheran251@gmail.com
251 S. Broadway Avenue
Salem, OH 44460