“_________” New Year?
Your Church Council would like to thank you for your on-going support of the ministry at Faith Lutheran Church in Columbus, Wisconsin. Although some activities have been suspended, cancelled or postponed, others have been modified to fit the current needs. Your Council has been working on providing continuity and contact during the past 9 months and will continue this work into 2021. How long into 2021 will this format go on? We cannot predict.
We will have our annual congregational meeting on January 31. Your Council will discuss the location, format, and procedures for that meeting on January 11 and report to you soon thereafter. The nominating committee has also been hard at work. We have sufficient members who have agreed to serve on Council to provide two people for each position that up for election!
We have prepared a 2021 budget that provides for a full-time, settled Pastor. The budget also provides for Summer-2021 vacation bible school in person, supported by Lutherdale staff. The budget also provides for continued staff in the office and music. Chris is preparing the annual report packet over the next few weeks. It will be available in paper copy as well as electronic format for your review before January 31.
Thank you for your on-going prayers, phone calls, notes and e-mails. It was exciting to see some of you on Christmas Eve through frosty glasses and windshields. Another reminder that this situation will not last forever. Your Council will be discussing other options for small group gatherings during the long winter and Lenten season.
Please call the church office (920-623-3610) if you have any needs. We will continue together/apart through the long night of winter looking forward to the new life in spring. Even more, looking forward to a new life with our newborn Savior. And what a life THAT will be!Henry