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We&#39re Revising Zion&#39s Constitution

Jan 21, 2013   //   by zike   //   Council's Blog, Zion's Blog  //  No Comments

ConstitutionWe’re revising Zion’s Constitution to better represent the needs of our Congregation while keeping in line with the requirements established by ELCA. The first reading of the Constitutional and By-Laws changes to Zion’s Constitution will be presented at a special meeting at 12:30pm on February 10, 2013 at Zion Lutheran Church. The Constitutional Committee members have approved the draft and it has been reviewed by Zion’s council. It is hoped that the constitution will be ratified by our congregation at the annual meeting, scheduled for February 24, 2013 directly after services. Download a copy of The Zion Constitution- Revised Complete.

2012 Zion Church Council

Mar 23, 2012   //   by zike   //   Council's Blog  //  No Comments

Congratulations to Barbara Lucas on her election as President of Zion’s Church Council, and also to the rest of the church council for their dedication and service.

Your 2012 Zion Lutheran Church Council

Rev. Janet Blair Vice Pastor
Barbara Lucas President
David Lucas Treasurer
Mike Zadoroznyj Secretary
Ted Sudol Member
Eusebial Rodriguez Member
Leah Ann Spinelli Member
Joan Pierce Member
Lisa Grohsman Alternate

 

RESPONSIBILITIES OF CONGREGATION COUNCIL MEMBERS

 

The Congregation Council shall have general oversight of the life and activities of  this congregation, and in particular its worship life, to the end that everything be done in accordance with the Word of God and the faith and practice of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The duties of the Congregation Council shall include the following:

 

  1. To lead this congregation in stating its mission, to do long-range planning, to set goals and priorities, and to evaluate its activities in light of its mission and goals.
  2. To seek to involve all members of this congregation in worship, learning, witness, service, and support.
  3. To oversee and provide for the administration of this congregation to enable it to fulfill its functions and perform its mission.
  4. To maintain supportive relationships with the pastor(s) and staff and help them annually to evaluate the fulfillment of their calling or employment.
  5. To be examples individually and corporately of the style of life and ministry expected of all baptized persons.
  6. To promote a congregational climate of peace and goodwill, and, as differences and conflicts arise, to endeavor to foster mutual understanding.
  7. To arrange for pastoral service during the sickness or absence of the pastor.
  8. To emphasize partnership with the synod and churchwide organization of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America as well as cooperation with other congregations, both Lutheran and non-Lutheran, subject to established policies of the synod and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
  9. To recommend and encourage the use of program resources produced or approved by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
  10. To seek out and encourage qualified persons to prepare for the ministry of the Gospel.

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