Peace Council

Tom Gardner Peace Lutheran Church
P. O. Box 5
Barrett, MN 56311

May 2017

Gaylene Hanson
PO Box 198

Elbow Lake, MN 56531
Joyce Hanson
PO Box 164
Barrett, MN 56311
320-528-2354 Happy May Day! Our last month of Sunday School for our 2016-2017 session will be a busy but fun one!

Charles Johnson We begin with our craft rotation on May 7th where we will
16357 County Road 2
Barrett, MN 56311 be making Mother’s day and Father’s day cards to be
320-528-2289 handed out in church the following Sunday.

Jim Johnson May 14th is our last day of Sunday School. We’ll be singing
18643 193rd 150th Ave in church and recognizing our staff and helpers, followed
Barrett, MN 56311 by our end of the year picnic in the park where we’ll be
320-528-2393 making ice cream sundaes. We need all our kids and staff to attend. Everyone is welcome to join us!

Marilyn Frykman
21398 140th Ave
We have been learning about the 12 Disciples and how we
Barrett, MN 56311 can be Disciples for Jesus.
Vacation Bible School will be held August 7th through
Lois Scherer August 9th from 5:00 – 8:30 pm. Our theme is “Camp Out”
26873 Grand View Road #1
Elbow Lake, MN 56531
and will center around learning “smore” about Jesus.
218-685-446 It’s not too early to volunteer to help with VBS! Give
Joyce a call if you can give a night or two or three. We’ll
Alexis Danner
be posting a list of things needed to borrow or donate
PO Box 152
Hoffman, MN
320-986-2222 Joyce Hanson, Director
Peace Sunday School
May 2017

Peace Church Council Meeting March 8th, 2017
Attending: Jim Johnson, Gaylene Hanson, Joyce Hanson, Lexi Danner, Sandy Kashmark, Lois Scherer, Marilyn Frykman, Tom Gardner

Absent: Charles Johnson, Pastor Evenson {Lenten worship at the Moe churches during the meeting time}
Visitors: Leon Johnson, Kaleb Getz, and Heather Danner
Meeting called to order by Chairman Tom at 6:30 p.m. A welcome to the new council members was voiced by Chairman Tom. Visitors
were acknowledged.
Visitor presentations:
An update re: the roof repair quote was given by Leon Johnson who has volunteered to be the project liaison. Final quote was presented
to the council with a discussion following re: specifics. Motion was made by Lois with a second by Jim to accept the bid from Odyssey
Steel for $13,451.25. MC Treasurer Sandy K. issued a check for the 50% down payment which Leon will deliver on Thursday, March
9th, 2017 to the vendor.
Youth Director Heather Danner requested council input regarding the planning of the Youth Mission trip for the summer. She is tenta-
tively working with the Youth Works Mission Group. There are various locations available for the youth during the months of June or
July. Tentative expenses per student could range from $229 to $279.00. Heather indicated a target date for early registration is May 1st.
Council consensus is that Heather should proceed with the research for the mission projects and report back with potential plans and
funding needs. Chairman Tom indicated that if a special council meeting was needed to approve the plans, it would be scheduled. There
will be fund raising activities for the trip from the Peace youth and support from the church using available Thrivent funds.
Election of Officers for 2017 Peace Council: Tom Gardner has consented to remain as Chairman for 2017. Marilyn will remain as
council secretary. Nomination to fill the vice chairman position was as following: Motion to submit Joyce Hanson as vice chairman can-
didate was made by Marilyn. Motion made by Lois with a second by Jim to close the ballot. MC Joyce consented to serve in this capaci-
Administrative Reports:
Pastor’s report was presented in written form and read by Chairman Tom. The report covered pastoral care visits, meetings, worship
plans, confirmation classes, nursing home services and the challenges presented for office hours during the busy Lenten worship season.
{on file with meeting minutes}
Secretary’s report was presented in written form. No edits required.
Treasurers’ report was presented. Sandy K. will research a report which is more reflective for Sunday school income and expenses for
Sunday school leadership. Questions answered re: various fund balances. Motion made by Marilyn with a second by Joyce to approve
transactions as presented. MC
Old Business:
Comments re: the annual Congregational meeting. Overall council felt it went well. Goal is to schedule the January 2018 annual
meeting early to secure the date in January. Place as an council agenda item for October or November 2017.
Church Directory: Information was shared regarding a potential vendor for the book. Brenda Long has indicated she will coordi-
nate this project for the council and will forward prices and potential photo packages to Administrator Sandy to share with
council. Dates to be determined based on availability with most likely target dates for the fall. Brenda will contact the council
when she needs help with the project.
Joyce gave an update regarding summer VBS. Dates TBD but the time will remain from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The theme is centered on
Chairman Tom will connect with Terry re: the church bus and also with Admin Sandy re: potential Luther Crest scholarships.
No new business was addressed at the March meeting.
Motion to adjourn made by Joyce with second by Marilyn. MC
Closing with “God be with us all” by Chairman Tom.
Adjourned at 7:45 p.m.
Next meeting April 12th, 2017
Marilyn Frykman, recording
May 2017
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

1 2 3 4 5 6
11:20am 10am
Release Time Faithful Folders

7 8 9 10 11 12 13
11:20am Bloodmobile 10am Peace
8:45am Worship Release Time 1-7pm Faithful Folders Church
9:45am 4pm Luncheon
Sunday School Confirmation 11:30am
6pm Council

14 15 16 17 18 19 20
8:45am Worship 4pm 10am 50th Open
9:45am Confirmation Faithful Folders House
Sunday School Wedding
Bob & Deanne
Barrett Comm.
Center 1-4pm

21 22 23 24 25 26 27
11:00am 3:30-5pm 10am
Worship/ Mandatory Faithful Folders
Confirmation Mission Trip

28 29 30 31
8:45am Worship 3:30-5pm
Mission Trip
Serving in May

May 7 Jon & Heather Danner
Alveda Rhude

May 14 Carolyn Alke
Dick & Diane Puchalski

May 21 Jim Johnson
Jeff Lang
Wayne & Betty DeClercq

May 28 Ron & Gaylene Hanson
Ron & Kay Johnson

Work Group # 2 Leaders Altar Guild
Ron & Kay Johnson Sandy Kashmark
Jim Johnson Diane Puchalski

Board members of Peace Cemetery Association would like to remind
families with loved ones buried there that we would appreciate memorials.
Expenses keep increasing, and with funds only for a few years, we are
asking for your support. Question’s contact any of the board members.
Chuck Olson
Carroll Stamness
Ronald Johnson
Robert Shervey
Doug Ostenson
Congratulations to our Confirmands
Confirmation Sunday, May 21st 11:00AM
Kaleb Getz
Ryanne Long
Braden Overson
Taylah Schroeder

Congratulations, Seniors
Jacob (Jake) Combs
Keaton Long
Devin Schack
Taylin Schleicher
Kode Seifert
Erica Vipond

Peace Lutheran Be a Donor
Bloodmobile at Peace
Invites you to a
Spring Salad
May 11th, 2017
Saturday, May 13, 2017 1:00-7:00pm
Serving begins at 11:30am Apt/Info
$10 per person
Sandy 320-528-2342
May Peace Council Spotlight Page Peace Berheim Scholarship Awards
In a continuing effort for transparency and It has been brought to the council’s attention, that
communication within our congregation, the council many may not be aware of this ministry.
would like to focus this month on our Youth Ministry. Our Peace family has had an opportunity several years
Youth Director, Heather Danner, has presented to the ago to become acquainted with Pastor Don Berheim
council the format for the pending youth mission trip in and his wife Helen. Most recently in 2013 Pastor
June. Heather has contacted the mission organization, Berheim served us again for two months during a
Youth Works to aid with the organization. This year pastoral medical leave. At that time in 2013, Pastor
the youth will be traveling to Kansas City, Kansas to do Berheim gifted his supply pastoral salary back to the
service with work projects and serving local congregation. With those funds, he suggested we start a
organizations such as nursing homes, food pantries and scholarship fund which the council did at that time.
local children’s programs. The goal for the trip will be Scholarships have been awarded seven times prior to
to offer a great opportunity for personal, spiritual and 2017 and will be awarded to three of our Peace WCA
community growth for the Peace youth attending. Seniors again this year at the start of their second
Heather requests in her council proposal that we semester of college. The students are all made aware of
support the Peace youth and chaperones with our the available funds prior to graduation and through a
prayers that they would be open to learning from the formal application process are then given the scholar-
community they are visiting and grow closer as a group ships.
and closer to Jesus. “Pray for the Youth Works staff, We are very thankful to Pastor Berheim for the
who will be leading us during our trip: Pray for the necessary “seed” money to start this program. Over the
community members we meet that we can help past few years, memorials have been given to this
and honor them as well: Pray especially for the ministry also.
kids who we will get to do ministry with that they
would connect the love we show with the love that The council is calling your attention to this
Jesus has with them.” program because the “seed” and memorial monies
are nearing depletion.
The council has voted to subsidize the additional funds
that the youth may need after their fund raising efforts In an effort to continue this scholarship program in
to make this mission trip possible. 2018, we ask you to consider supporting this ministry
through your gifts.
Listen to God’s Word, Live Jesus’ Teaching and
Serve Others

50TH Wedding Anniversary Open House
Open House 50th Wedding Anniversary
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Bob & Deanne Frarck
Bob & Deanne Frarck
Saturday, May 20th Center
Barrett Community 1-4pm.
Barrett Community
Everyone Welcome!!!
PO Box 206
Barrett MN 56311

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Office: 320-528-2536 email:
218 Church Street PO Box 206 Barrett, MN 56311

Peace Cemetery Association
Annual Meeting on May 7, 2017
at 10:00am in the Hegne Room