President’s Report

Jean Rivas, Council President

March 2018

The church council met on February 21, 2018. First of all, thank you to everyone who has volunteered to serve on a committee throughout 2018 – all the proposed committee members were accepted. Committee chairs are as follows: OUTREACH: Mary Lou Waitschies; PARISH LIFE: Cynthia Mays (Kay Winnett: bereavement meals & tea rooms); PARSONAGE: Marc Williams; PROPERTY: Co-chairs Chuck Long & Andy Hogue; RULES & PROCEDURES: Barbara Williams; STEWARDSHIP: Kay Winnett; WORSHIP & MUSIC: Susan Crocker.

We welcomed back Pastor Blalock to council, to introduce us to the Lutheran Services Carolinas – Love One Another Campaign, which will be taking place through December 2019.

Finally, a couple of upcoming events to make note of. On Wednesday, March 7, it is St. Johannes’ turn to be host church for the Lenten Ansonborough service. The service will start at 12 noon with Pastor Alvin leading the worship. Reverend Lorenzo Moses will preach, and we will be serving lunch in Gatch Hall after the service. On Thursday, March 8 @ 7pm at St. Johannes, the Valparaiso University Chorale will give a concert. Last year, the Chorale was honored as the only international ensemble invited to perform at Castle Church in Wittenberg,Germany to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.