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Peace Church Council

Joyce Hanson
Peace Lutheran Church
PO Box 164
Barrett, MN 56311

April 2019

Gaylene Hanson
PO Box 198
Elbow Lake, MN 56531

Todd Schneeberger
26875 Oak Point Rd
Elbow Lake, MN 56531


Robert Shervey
18659 220th Street
Barrett, MN 56311 What a great day we had on Sunday, March 24th when
218-685-4309 we delivered muffins to 26 homes and two Group
Homes! We had so many happy people – including our
Kim Lang
PO Box 223
Sunday school students, teachers, and parents.
Barret, MN 56311
320-528-2290 Our April lessons will be about Palm Sunday, Easter,
and Ascension.
Jon Danner
PO Box 152
There will be no Sunday school on Easter Sunday.
Hoffman, MN 56339
320-760-3926 On May 5th the Sunday school students will be making
very special Mother’s Day and Father’s Day cards for
Terry Lien
606 3rd Street
their parents.
Barrett, MN 56311
320-528-2063 May 12th is our last day of Sunday school and we will be
having an appreciation party for all Peace Church’s
Lexi Danner
PO Box 152
staff and volunteers. Please let Joyce know if you can
Hoffman, MN 56339 help plan this event. Thank you!
Joyce Hanson, Director
Pastor Eliza Johnson Peace Sunday School
PO Box 206 320-424-9726
Barrett, MN 56311
April 2019

Peace Council Meeting Minutes Wednesday, February 11, 2019; 6:30 pm

Present: Joyce Hanson, Gaylene Hanson, Lexi Danner, Jon Danner, Todd Schneeberger, Bob
Shervey, Terry Lien, and Tami Weigel, Treasurer. Guest: Jeff Dreier, Call Committee Chair. Absent:
Kim Lang

Meeting was called to order at 6:35 pm.

Devotions were given by Pastor Denise Croskey.

New members Terry Lien and Jon Danner were welcomed to Peace Church Council.

Pastor’s Report: Pastor Denise discussed what was needed for our Baked Potato Buffet to be held
Sunday, February 17th after church services. She suggested there be a break between her last service
and our new Pastor’s service with John Zdrazil being the supply pastor. An emergency safety drill will
be implemented at Peace Church. Jon Danner will investigate what a presentation should look like.

Jeff Dreier reported that a background check is in the process for our prospective Pastor, Eliza
Johnson. Once this is done, we can announce a congregational meeting to accept Eliza as our new
pastor. This announcement needs to be made two consecutive weeks before the vote.

Jeff explained that there are three investors who will be purchasing the Randy Muchow house and
renovating as needed. The housing allowance may increase by $2,800.00-if a parsonage arrangement
is not acceptable. Motion was made by Gaylene, seconded by Todd.

Motion made by Bob, seconded by Todd to approve the Secretary’s report. MCU

Motion made by Todd, seconded by Terry to approve the Transaction report. MCU
Motion made by Bob, seconded by Jon to approve the Treasurer’s report. MCU

Joyce reported that attendance at Sunday school has decreased and asked for help decorating
Valentine cookies on February 10th.

Old Business:
~All council members were presented a copy of our Constitution. The last update was 2012 so they
may want to review it.
~We discussed an Appreciation Sunday for all volunteers to be held in May.

New Business:
~Sandy Perry has sent out applications for Berheim Scholarships.
~Youth Group will be helping serve at Lenten meals and during the Services.
Meal will be served from 5:30-6:30 pm and the services from 6:30-7:30 pm.
~It was announced that adults and children will be helping at Food for Kidz to be held in Wendell on
March 9th. We will investigate transportation options.

Election of Officers:
~Todd Schneeberger volunteered to take the President position.
~Gaylene Hanson volunteered to take the Vice President position.
~Joyce Hanson volunteered to take the Secretary position.
~Motion made by Jon, seconded by Lexi to accept the above slate of officers.

March’s meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 5th at 6:30 pm.

Motion made by Bob, seconded by Gaylene to adjourn at 7:45 pm.

Submitted by Joyce Hanson

April 2019
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

1 2 3 4 5 6
5:30 pm Soup/Supper 10am
6:30pm Lenten Worship Faithful Folders
7:00pm Council Meeting

7 8 9 10 11 12 13
9:15am SS 5:30 pm Soup/Supper 8:15am 10am
10:30am Worship 6:30pm Lenten Worship The Women of Faithful Folders
MN SWO 2019
Conference 8
Spring Gathering

14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Palm Sunday Maundy Good Friday
NO Confirmation Thursday
9:15am SS
10:30am Worship/ Worship Worship
Installation of Pastor
Eliza Johnson

21 Easter 22 23 24 25 26 27
3:30pm Confirmation 10am
NO SS Faithful Folders
10:30am Worship

28 29 30
9:15am SS
10:30am Worship
Servers and Ushers
April 7th Doug and Marilyn Frykman

April 14th Palm Sunday Worship/Installation Pastor Johnson

Doug and Marilyn Frykman

April 21st Easter Worship

Irene and Bob Shervey

April 28th Brenda and Clyde Long Family

Karen and Les Alvstad

Work Group # 1 Leaders Altar Guild

Doug & Marilyn Frykman Diane Puchalski
Bob & Irene Shervey Chelsey Anderson
Melissa Amore

Thank you, Pastor Denise Croskey, for being our Interim here at Peace. We wish Pastor Denise the very

Our New Pastor is Eliza Johnson. She started on March 25th. Her phone number is
763-234-4399 and email is Her installation date is set for
April 14th here at Peace. Welcome, Eliza.
Our Ever-Blessed Quilters have been busy. Here is a picture some of the quilts they have
made and some of the ladies that worked on them. Thank you and good job!!!!

Well hello!
It’s taken awhile for me to finally get here, but we’ve made it! I’m here! And by the time you are
reading this, I will also officially be a pastor, your pastor at Peace Lutheran Church.
God has been working in Barrett, through this congregation, for many years. My role as your
pastor is to build relationships with you, to walk with you during life’s joys and sorrows, to
teach you, to learn from you, and to constantly remind you of God’s big promises to you
through Jesus. Being a pastor is certainly an odd job, but it’s also such an honor to be invited
into your lives in big and small ways every day. I’m so excited to learn who you are and witness
how God is moving in this community.
As I begin my pastoral ministry with you all, I want to get to know you! I am brainstorming
some meaningful ways to do this in the coming months (let’s get through our Easter
celebration)! But for now, please stop by church to introduce yourself ! Join us in worship on
Sundays or Wednesdays, let’s make a plan to have coffee or a meal in the coming weeks. I’m
excited to meet you and to get to know you better.
In Christ,
Pastor Eliza
PO Box 206
Barrett MN 56311

2019 April

Office: 320-528-2536 email:

218 Church Street PO Box 206 Barrett, MN 56311
Pastor Eliza Johnson
Email: phone: 763-234-4399

Holy Week and Easter Worship Schedule will be sent out after the
April 3rd Council Meeting.