PPP LOAN: The Council approved the recommendation to adjust the 2021 Financial Plan to incorporate the $43,500 Payroll Protection Program loan received.
PARSONAGE CENTRAL AC INSTALLATION: Council approved Pastor Wayne’s recommendation to seek quotes from various AC companies for the installation of central air-conditioning in the parsonage as two of the mini-split units are now inoperable and need replacement. Changing to central air will result in lower energy bills during the summer months due to the efficiency of cooling. The project would be funded through the Bott Major Repair Fund but will require additional support from the Memorial Gift Board that meets in May.
FUNERAL HOME USHERS REQUIRED: The Council agreed with Pastor Wayne’s recommendation that for any and all funerals in the sanctuary there must be at least one funeral home staff person serving as an usher. Especially during this time of pandemic protocols it is unreasonable to expect church staff to also serve as ushers for funeral services provided in the sanctuary, but also during non-pandemic times. Members are to keep this change in mind when pre-planning funeral arrangements.
REOPENING BUILDING FOR NON-MINISTRY USE: The Council reaffirmed their previous decision that Our Savior would not grant building use to groups outside of our ministry plan until September, at which time they anticipate the pandemic will be much less of a threat. Blood drives and other health-related requests are granted exemption from this decision.