Council members present: Mary Lou Andersen, Steve Mikkelsen, Paul Stewart, Gail Peterson, Lori & Kay Rold, and Pastor Ron Rasmussen.

Pastor led with devotions from Colossians 1: 25.

Paul Stewart called the meeting to order.

Gail Peterson read the minutes of the 6/20/10 meeting. Motion to approve by Lori Rold, 2nd by David Christensen, motion carried.

Lori Rold gave the treasurer's report. Lori has been working on issues with Pastor's pension, she will continue to get this issue resolved. Motion to approve by Steve Mikkelsen, 2nd by Gail Peterson, motion carried.

Mary Lou Andersen gave the financial secretary's report. Motion to approve by Lori Rold, 2nd by David Christensen, motion carried.

Pastor's report included:

Pastor will be attending the Lutheran Core Convocation in Columbus, Ohio on Aug. 24-28.

Pastor will be on vacation from September 29th-October 10th. We will have a visiting pastor in his absense.

Pastor's volunteer work with the high school- issues arose with Pastor's commitment to prior engagements when funeral services arise, he will see if we can have someone on standy by to fill in for him if he has prior commitments.


August 15th will be the joint summer worship service to be held in the Kimballton Park, Bethany Church will be the host.

Immanuel Lutheran Church in Kimballton has a new pastor, Joy Bonnerman, her installation services will be August 28.

Old Business:

NALC/LCMC vote will be August 29, this vote will decide where we will go to should we vote to leave the ELCA.

There will be an informal Question & Answer session on Aug. 22nd for any remaining questions about NALC and LCMC.

Jason Petersen has been working on and will continue to get the pews fixed.

Layne Hansen will be working on the electrical work for the church and parsonage.

New Business:

Rally Day is Sept. 12, for confirmation and Sunday School students.

Sept. 12 will also be our 2nd vote on terminating our relationship with the ELCA.

Sept. 19, Sunday School will be at 10 a.m., and worship service will be at 11a.m.

Motion to adjourn by Gail Peterson, 2nd by Steve Mikkelsen, motion carried.

Next meeting will be August 22nd after worship service.

The meeting was adjourned with the Lord's Prayer.

Respectfully submitted, Gail Peterson, BLC Council Secretary