Staff Changes: Jo Ellen and Charles are now the Hospitality Team and will be present in the office Momday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings, Wednesday bible studies and Thursday evenings during the community dinner. Debra is leading the Wednesday bible study. Lydia is running the bike shop, and Mrs. Meeks will be our new youth director. 

July 16-21 we will host 5 LOMO youth staff who will provide activities for our neighborhood kids. Staff will sleep in the church, and we need volunteers to provide dinner for them Sun-Wed evenings at church or at our homes. 

We have received the insurance settlement to cover the cost of floor and ceiling replacement from water damage. Work to begin shortly.

We discussed the importance of hospitality for our two community meals, and the need for all of our members to be present to interact with our guests and partners. We have round tables now which enhance the dining experience and make everyone feel more welcome. 

We have begun a comprehensive energy audit to determine the most economical way to heat and cool our church in the future. The cost of the audit is covered by two grants that we have received up to $4000.

The Redevelopment team has challenged us to examine the name, First English Lutheran Church, and its relevance to our future neighborhood ministry.

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