Church Council 2011
|Congregational President||Vernae Luhr||287-9080|
|Vice President||Ed Haglund||287-9000|
|Council Member||Brian Johnson||287-9063|
|Council Member||Jim Lunz||287-2713|
|Council Member||Amy Munderloh||287-0184|
|Council Member||Larry Willer ||375-3598|
|Council Member||Sid Preston||287-2241|
Altar Guild Committee
A core committee of six which meet the fourth Monday of each month at 6:30pm. Minutes of each meeting are sent to members to inform them of the actions of the meeting. Our duties are to prepare the altar for communion, help serve communion, prepare the altar for Easter, Christmas,Clean Altarware, help with the Thanksgiving Eve meal(decorate and set up communion) and prepare Altar for Weddings, Funerals and Baptism.
- Sandy Benson 287-2761
- Sharon Salmon 287-2279
- Liz Ekberg 287-2653.
The Education Committee is committed to providing educational opportunities for all ages to grow and be nurtured spiritually in their walk with God. There is a CORE group of volunteers using a creative rotational Sunday School program for nursery through sixth graders that explores Bible stories through song, drama, the Bible, games and craft areas. Confirmation students dig into Lutheran theology while the high schoolers explore Christian readings and life application. For these two older groups there are always outreach and community projects to tackel. There are 3 great adult Bible study groups to choose from on Sundays at 9:00 AM and 1 on Saturdays at 5:30 PM. On Sundays there is the weekly Bible lesson with Lisa Lunz, Bad Girls of the Bible with Vicki Garton, and who we are as Baptized Lutheran Christians with Pastor Darwin. Pastor Darwin also offers the alternative time to the Baptized Lutheran Christians adult study on Saturdays. Come join one of our studies and see how the word of God can fulfill your life.
The Endowment Committee is responsible for over-seeing and administering Salem's endowment fund which includes investing the principle and disbursing the earnings in accordance with the church's by-laws. Any undistributed funds are returned to the fund as principle after two years.
The committee consists of four congregational members and a representative from the church council. The term of each member is four years. Members of the Endowment Committee are elected at the congregation's annual meeting, which is held each January.
The committee chairperson is chosen by the committee annually at the first meeting in February from amongst the members. It is generally the committee member whose term expires the following year.
The committee church council representative reports quarterly or as needed the assets and expenditures of the endowment fund to the church council. At the quarterly endowment committee meetings, the income to the principle is reviewed, gifts are acknowledged, possible earning disbursements are discussed, and income from the fund is finalized by the committee upon approval of the church council and in accordance with the church's bylaws.
Donations and bequests to the endowment fund are used for a variety of purposes pending approval by a majority vote of the committee and church council. Examples of income distributions are: congregation ministries or improvements, local community projects or groups, Nebraska Synod agencies or institutions, and/or ELCA mission opportunities
The Hospitality Committees' main purpose is to promote Christian Fellowship at Salem. We are repsondsible for serving Easter breakfast and where we are needed for other events.
- 2010 Committee Member Chair is Amy and Steve Munderloh
- Members: Alan and Eunice Johnson, Bill and Gail Harrison, Tom and Niki Decker, Tracy Anderson, Phyllis and Dean Salmon
The Property Committe's Responsibilities/Duties are:
- --Oversees the maintenance or repair of buildings including the church/sanctuary, education unit, parsonage, and the grounds.
- --Requests and receives bids for any major work required on the buildings or grounds.
- --Lead congregation members in semi-annual clean-up days
- --Oversee mowing and snow removal services for the church grounds
The Property Committee is always looking for people with knowledge, experience, or interest in the following:
- --Woodworking, Patching/Repair (for things such as water leaks or drywall repair), Painting, Small Engine Repair/Maintenance (for the lawnmower), Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, Lawn/Landscaping, and whatever else may pertain to the care and upkeep of the buildings and grounds.
Social Missions Committee
The Social Missions Committee is responsible for designating the recipients of the monthly mission box. This Committee also coordinates where the DVD of the Sunday morning worship service is shown each week. The Social Missions committee also manages and updates the visitation list for our congregation members who are shut-ins and/or not able to go to church to worship..
- 2010 Committee Member Chair is Esther Oberg
- Members: Peg Bressler, Becky Swanson, Carol Sharpnack, Eunice Johnson, Terri Sampson, Iris Larson, Amy Munderloh
Salems Usher Team Schedule 2010-2011-2012
Usher Leader - Bill Greve
2010 - April - September
2011 - Febr. - July - Dec.
2012 - May - October
Lyle Boeckenhauer - Captain
Rod Haglund, Doug Jensen,
Patty Jensen, Weldon Schwarten, Alvin Sundell
2010 - May - October
2011 - March - August
2012 - January - June - Nov.
Steve Luhr - Captain
Lizz Ekberg, Ed Haglund, Terry Henschke, Jim Lunz, Mike Salmon
2010 - June - November
2011 - April - September
2012 - Febr. - July - Dec.
Dave Rahn - Captain
Matt Haglund, Dick Kai,
Carol Sharpnack, Dean Ulrich
2010 - Febr. - July - Dec.
2011 - May - October.
2012 - March- August.
Bill Greve - Captain
Gaylen Fischer, Tom Gustafson, Randy Kinnaman
2010 - March - August
2011 - January - June - Nov.
2012 - April - September
Lowell Newton - Captain
Rod Gilliland, Les Haglund, Corliss Krusemark, Ron Krusemark, Ken Petit
Alvin Sundell - Captain
Larry Clay, Mert Nixon, Weldon Schwarten, Terry Henschke,
Women of the ELCA 2011
President: Mae Greve Secretary: Esther Oberg
Vice President: Sylvia Olson Treasurer: Becky Swanson
Quilt Chairman: Barb Brazie
Program: Gloria Oberg
Committees: Mardell Holm
March June September December
Mae Greve Sylvia Olson Gloria Oberg Coriliss Krusemark
Esther Oberg Mardell Holm Betty Schwarten Chris Salmon
Morning Circle Afternoon Circle Evening Circle
Jan No Hostess Jan No Hostess
Feb No Hostess Feb No Hostess Feb No Hostess
Mar Betty Schwarten Mar No Hostess Mar No Hostess
Apr Lorraine Hitz Apr Edna Gustafson Apr Janice Newton
May Carol Bard May No Hostess May No Hostess
Jun Phyllis Salmon Jun Mae Greve Jun Carol Sharpnack
Jul Charlene Schroeder Jul No Hostess Jul Mardell Holm
Sep Becky Swanson Sep Sylvia Olson Sep Diane Thompson
Oct Gloria Oberg Oct Esther Oberg Oct Gail Harrison
Nov Marlene Nixon Nov No Hostess Nov Pam Lempke
Circle Friends Circle Friends Circle Friends
Alice Schroeder 9-28 Linnea Olson 8-6 Margaret Cisney 5-20
Louise Hanson 12-11 Marge Johnson 9-17 Mary Ellen Sundell 12-28
Betty Bressler 12-14 Ruth Boeckenhauer 12-24 Mildred Thomsen 5-5
Wilma Nixon 4-7