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Peace Church Council

Joyce Hanson Peace Lutheran Church

PO Box 164
Barrett, MN 56311

Gaylene Hanson
PO Box 198
Elbow Lake, MN 56531

Todd Schneeberger This year Vacation Bible School will be held on Monday, August 12th,
26875 Oak Point Rd
Elbow Lake, MN 56531 Tuesday, August 13th, and Wednesday, August 14th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. We begin at 5:00 pm with a kid-friendly meal, attend our
opening where we sing and watch skits, travel to our rotations, and
come back together at our closing.
Robert Shervey
18659 220th Street
Barrett, MN 56311 Our theme this year is “Farm Fresh Faith” so we will be decorating
our Church with barnyard items. Please let us know if you have
anything we can use.
Kim Lang
PO Box 223 We’ll be looking for volunteers for the following places:
Barrett, MN 56311
~registration table
320-528-2290 ~acting during our opening
~4 group leaders
Jon Danner ~Bible Stories rotation
PO Box 152
Hoffman, MN 56339
~Craft rotation ~Games rotation
~Snack rotation
~Supper serving
Terry Lien
606 3rd Street
~Set up and clean up
Barrett, MN 56311
We will be posting a list of things to donate and things to lend.

Lexi Danner
Registration forms/volunteer signup sheets will be mailed out
PO Box 152 in early July and need to be returned by August 1st so we
Hoffman, MN 56339
know how much food and supplies we need to order.
320-986-2222 It’s never too early to volunteer!

Pastor Eliza Johnson Thank you so much,

PO Box 266
Barrett, MN 56311 Joyce Hanson, Director
763-234-4399 320-424-9726
Hello Peace Lutheran!
Thank you for making my first two
months in Barrett a wonderful on-
boarding experience! It has been
wonderful to worship, learn, laugh,
and celebrate with you already this
spring. We’ve have witnessed many
milestones together for people in our
congregation. What a joy.
Part of my job as a pastor is to do just what we have done these first two months-
witness life with you and help us all pay attention to the ways the Triune God is
present with us in that life. We will certainly continue to this! Another part of my job is
to dream, vision, and wonder with you, and the leaders of our congregation, about
where God is leading us. Where is God calling Peace Lutheran into the future? What are
our values that will root us? Who is God calling us to be? Or what is God calling us to do
for our community or the world?
This type of congregational identity work excites me greatly, but we aren’t quite there
yet. Why? Because I’m still getting to know you all, and you are still getting to know
me! Any vision or work we do to invest in our future together will be strengthened by
the relationships we share with one another. This summer, my hope is to build on the
relationships that are already starting to form by spending some time together outside
of the church building! For lack of a better, cute-sy slogan, we are calling these events
“Peace Meet & Greets.” I have been working with Sandy Perry in the office and others
to begin to schedule these events. There will be several nights throughout the summer
and each night will be hosted in a Peace member’s home. The Meet & Greets will be
fellowship time and will include some kind of food, decided by the host!
Our goal for these “Meet & Greets” is for every person who is a member or calls Peace
Lutheran “home,” to be intentionally invited to an event. There are a few things we
need from you in order to make this work!
Patience- This is something new that I haven’t tried before. I think that the outcome
is worth the effort, but there will definitely be some hiccups along the way!
Grace- We might miss someone! Simply because human error does happen. Or we
might hurt feelings, which is not our intention. We are keeping track of events
and people in the Peace Office, so all questions and communication will be
facilitated between your host, Sandy, and Pastor Eliza. As the need for more
hosts arises, we are starting with a list of people who have offered or asking
people in certain geographic areas. If you want to be on the host “waiting list,”
please let the office know!
Respond to your invitation- Make sure your host knows if you are able to attend or
not – we hope that most people can make the effort to attend their Meet & Greet!
I am very hopeful about these events. I hope that they will be filled with laughter and
fun. I hope that you will meet someone new or get to know someone better. I know
that summer can be a busy time with a lot of fun commitments, I hope you choose to
include a “Peace Meet & Greet” as one of them!
Yours in Christ,
Pastor Eliza
Peace Church Council Meeting Minutes Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019; 7:00pm

Present: Todd Schneeberger, Gaylene Hanson, Joyce Hanson, Kim Lang, Bob Shervey,
Terry Lien, Jon Danner, Lexi Danner, Treasurer Tami Weigel, and Pastor Eliza Johnson.

Meeting was called to order by President Todd Schneeberger.

Devotions were led by Pastor Eliza Johnson.

Pastor’s Report:
~Pastor Eliza’s office hours will be Mondays from 9am until noon and Wednesdays and
Thursdays from 1 to 3 pm. Tuesdays will be out of the office hours and her day off will be
Friday. Hours will be posted in the bulletin and newsletter.
~Pastor Eliza’s Installation will be held on Sunday, April 14th at our 10:30 church service.
Pastor Keith Zeh from the NW Synod will be presiding. There will be a salad buffet following
the church service.
~Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services will be at 6:30 pm. Easter Sunday services
will be at 8:00 and 10:30 pm with breakfast in between services provided by the Youth
Group. We will be applying for funds from Thrivent.
~Confirmation will be held on Sunday, May 19th. Ashton Danner is our only confirmand this
~Barrett’s Old Settlers Reunion Church service at the Barrett Pavilion will be held on
Sunday, June 23rd at 11:00 am. John Zdrazil and Bryan Poyzer will be providing music and
liturgy. They will be in contact with Pastor Eliza.
~ Jon and Heather Danner will help with our Youth Group Mission Trip. It was suggested to
travel somewhere in Minnesota through the Youth Works Program. Wednesday night
events were discussed.
~Summer church services will be at 9:00 am, Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Secretary’s Report:
A motion to accept the secretary’s report was made by Kim, second by Bob. MCU

Treasurer’s Report:
A motion to accept the Transaction report was made by Kim, seconded by Jon. MCU Bob
made a motion to accept the treasurer’s report, seconded by Kim. MCU

Old Business:
~One senior has applied for the Berheim Scholarship so far.
~Kim will work on the brochure and business cards and bring to the May meeting.
~We will begin working on a new directory in September.

New Business:
-New council member packets were discussed. By-laws and goals should be included. An
orientation will be held in May.
~Terry has looked at the altar cushions and they need to be replaced or redone. Terry will
get estimates.
~Mowing position was discussed. A youth has inquired about doing the mowing this
summer. We will ask last year’s person if he still wants the job.
~Synod Assembly early bird registration deadline is April 30th. Pastor Eliza, Joyce, and
Gaylene are attending.
~Pastor Eliza informed us that she has requested $2,000.00 to be designated for house
furnishings. Motion made by Bob, seconded by Terry to approve this designation. MCU
~A motion made by Gaylene, seconded by Kim, to designate Sunday, May 12 th as
Appreciation Sunday for all volunteers. MCU Joyce will make arrangements.

A motion was made by Joyce, seconded by Terry, to adjourn.

Submitted by Joyce Hanson, Secretary
June 2019
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

2 3 4 5 6 7 8
6:30pm Council Synod Convention Synod Convection
9:00am Worship 10am
Faithful Folders

9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Synod Convention 10am
9:00am Worship 1:00pm WELCA Faithful Folders

16 17 18 19 20 21 22
9:00am Worship 10am
Faithful Folders

23 24 25 26 27 28 29
11:00am Old Settlers’ 10am
Worship/Pavilion Faithful Folders

9:00am Worship
Serving in June
June 2 Paulette and Roger Dalum
Jason Puchalski

June 9 Joyce Hanson

Jennifer Combs

June 16 Pat and Lee Ronhovde

June 23 Old Settlers’ Reunion – Services at

Barrett Pavilion

June 30 Joan Gardner

Lois Scherer

Work Group # 3 Leaders Altar Guild

Lee & Pat Ronhovde Pat Ronhovde
Tom & Sandy Perry Sandy Kashmark

Reminder: Sunday Worship Service time change.

May 26-September 1, 2019
9:00am Worship Service
Coffee will be served after worship.

WELCA will be serving pie and ice cream after the Sunday worship
service at the Pavilion on June 23rd. We need about 20 pies. There
will be a sign sheet on the counter at church or let Pat Ronhovde know
you if will be able to help out with a pie.

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Check out our display in the front foyer of the church if you have any questions.
PO Box 206
Barrett MN 56311

2019 June

Office: 320-528-2536 email:

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

WELCA MEETS WEDNESDAY, June 12th at 1:00pm.