Vestry Meeting Minutes

Minutes of March, 2019, Vestry Meeting

The meeting was called to order at 9:45 a.m. with the reading of a prayer.
Vestry members present: Carol Isphording, Chuck Dickerson, and John Husken
Vestry members absent: Marilyn Zimmerman, Ed Ruffley, and Jill Foerster

Minutes of Previous Vestry Meetings: Chuck Dickerson moved to accept the minutes from December, January, and February. The motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report: there was no Treasurer’s Report submitted.

Senior Warden’s Report:
1. There was discussion regarding a title for Rev. Guback resulting in the suggestion of “Supply Priest in Charge”. This was tabled until the April meeting.
2. There was discussion regarding compensation for Rev. Guback when Sunday services are cancelled due to inclement weather. Chuck moved to pay the full amount of $200.00 for each of the two cancelled services. Those Vestry members present voted to pay him the full $200.00. Without a quorum the absent members were contacted by email and responded with like votes. The motion carried.
3. Rev Guback will contact Rev. James McLean regarding his availability to substitute for Rev. Guback this summer.
4. Junior Warden Chuck will be responsible for St. Christopher’s and parishioners’ needs during the absence of the Co-Senior Wardens from March 23 – April 21, 2019.
5. April and May Vestry meetings will be rescheduled to April 24 and May 22 in order to include returning winter vacationing Vestry members. Carol will clear those dates with St. Michael’s secretary, Mary Mills.
6. Holy Week Services: Wed., April 17, Way of the Cross, Noon; Thursday, April 18, Maundy Thursday Holy Eucharist, 5:00 p.m.; Friday, April 19, Good Friday Service with Holy Communion, Noon. Carol will contact LEM’s and Altar Guild to schedule coverage for those services. Carol will clear dates with St. Michael’s.
7. Holy Week Ad: Leelanau Enterprise will run an ad charging $45.00 with St. Christopher’s Good Friday and Easter Sunday services listed in a 4×2” space. Chuck made a motion to have the ad placed. Those members present voted “yes”. Those absent members were emailed and also voted “yes’. The motion carried.
8. LCN Fundraisers: There was discussion regarding LCN’s annual fundraiser on June 15, “Celebrate….. an evening with Buddy Greene, a fun and joyous evening filled with great music” at Suttons Bay HS Auditorium. Sponsor opportunities range from $100 – $5,000.00 and will support all four LCN programs – Food Pantry, Baby Pantry, Blessings in a Backpack, and NAM. Discussion was tabled until the April Vestry meeting. A second discussion regarding LCN’s capital
improvement fund to enlarge their building to incorporate the Samaritan’s Closet was also tabled until the April Vestry meeting.

Junior Warden’s Report: Chuck reported that all of St. Christopher’s ice melting salt that was stored in the free-standing shed has gone missing. Chuck will check with St. Gertrude’s flower chairperson regarding the purchase of Easter lilies.

Committee Reports:
Worship –
1. Rev. Guback will assign parts for the interactive reading of the Palm Sunday Gospel.
2. Carol will search for a Supply Priest for April 7th. If none is available, Janet Dickerson will lead the congregation in the reading of Morning Prayer.
3. Carol will contact Jim Ham and request a Patriotic hymn be added following the Recessional on the Sundays closest to Memorial Day, July 4th, and Veteran’s Day.
Building and Grounds – John Husken has agreed to be back up to Chuck for the many selfless jobs he has acquired over the years. We’re in your debt, Chuck. Many thanks to you, John for volunteering for these tasks.

Old Business – Questions were raised regarding the possibility of St. Christopher’s building a labyrinth. Locations such as the Cemetery and old Recycle area were put forth. This topic will be addressed at

the April Vestry meeting.
New Business: John Husken reminded us that we need to ask for volunteer representatives to the Western Michigan Diocesan Annual Convention in November.

Next Vestry Meeting: April 24, 9:30 a.m.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:40 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Carol Isphording
Co-Senior Warden

Minutes of February, 2019 Vestry Meeting:

Present: Chuck Dickerson, John Husken, Carol Isphording
Absent: Jill Foerster, Ed Ruffley, Marilyn Zimmerman
The meeting was called to order by Co-Senior Warden Carol Isphording at 10:00 AM.

Chuck Dickerson updated the Vestry on the continued need for snow and ice removal.

Carol stated that St. Christopher’s Soup Supper is scheduled on March 14, 2019. The complete schedule of participating churches is not yet available.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 10:15 a.m.

March Vestry Meeting: Wednesday, 13 March 2019.

Respectfully submitted,
Carol Isphording
Co-Senior Warden

Minutes of January, 2019, Vestry Meeting:

Present: Chuck Dickerson, John Husken, Carol Isphording
Absent: Jill Foerster, Ed Ruffley, Marilyn Zimmerman

The meeting was called to order immediately following St. Christopher’s Annual Meeting for the purpose of electing Senior and Junior Wardens. After discussing the possible options for those positions, the attending Vestry members moved to elect Marilyn Zimmerman and Carol Isphording, Co-Senior Wardens, for a one-year term, and Chuck Dickerson, Junior Warden, for a one-year term.
Without a quorum, the three absent Vestry members were contacted via email and asked to respond with their votes. All replies were affirmative. The motion carried.

Other Business: Chuck Dickerson reviewed the process for snow removal and salt application and said that the church sidewalk and entry had been cleared by St. Gertrude’s parishioners prior to the 9:00 AM service that morning. Chuck recommended that electing St. Christopher’s delegates to the Annual Diocesan Convention held in November 2019 be delayed until spring when a larger congregation is present.

There was no further business.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:15 AM.
February Vestry Meeting: Wednesday, 13 February 2019 at 9:30 AM.

Respectfully submitted,
Carol Isphording
Co-Senior Warden