Pastor Kevin called the meeting to order and opened with
Present: Dana Hartel, Pastor Kevin Heffernan, Margaret Kohl, Ellen Smolinski, Lani Stanek, Pam
Ulness, and Kristen Woods.
Absent: Valerie Gulke, Cindy Hendren, Jody Kell, and Holly Nelson.
Pastor Kevin announced that Valerie Gulke will not be taking care of and decorating the altar because
of other personal obligations. Jody Kell volunteered to continue this service through the Christmas
season. A “Candy Cane” theme is planned for the sanctuary and gathering area to depict the spiritual
story of the candy cane. Pastor encouraged any willing candidate to give thought and prayer to
volunteer for servicing the altar. Please let him know if you are willing to do so.
To encourage flowers for our Sunday worship services, the office staff will be asked to include an
insert in future Sunday bulletins and Newsletters reminding people of the Flower Chart posted in the
gathering area, requesting them to consider signing up to honor such events such as birthdays,
anniversaries, first communion, confirmation, baptism, etc.
Regarding the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons, discussion was as follows:
 Worship service is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at Lord of the Lakes.
Non-perishable food items will be encouraged for the Winneconne Area Food Pantry.
Margaret suggested having a large cornucopia on the altar to receive food items brought by
worshipers. We may have one stored in the basement or Pastor Kevin will speak with
Tammie Voelkel-Fox about the possibility of constructing one.
 Christmas trimming of the sanctuary and gathering area is planned for Thursday, Nov. 29, at
10:00 a.m. Please join in this fun and fellowship!
 Lani suggested the idea of having a photo booth where individuals or families could have a
candid picture taken for the Christmas season and this suggestion will be considered further.
 Evening Advent services are planned to begin on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Jody is again planning
to have the challenge of guessing the composer of prelude music at the Sunday worship services
with a prize to the winner.
Minutes of the Worship Team
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 – Page 2
 Christmas Eve services are scheduled on Monday, December 24, at 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Both will be traditional services with Christmas carols. The choir will again sing “Silent Night”
in German. Lani suggested “O Holy Night” at the end of the services either as a solo or done
by the entire congregation.
 A Christmas Day service is tentatively planned for December 25 at 10:00 a.m.
There being no further business, Pastor Kevin closed with prayer. The next meeting of the Worship
Team is scheduled for Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. Any interested persons are invited to
join the meeting.
Respectfully submitted,
Margaret Kohl, Recording Secretary