From the Senior Warden
It has been a busy time around Emmanuel the last few weeks. A team of workers including Pat Cross, Brian Sullivan and Dave & Brad Laird bolted down the playground structure. It was a job well done highlighted by only one trip to the hardware store and a busted electric drill.
The recent Vestry Meeting was highlighted by a visit from Finance Committee chairman Joe McKeown. Joe was there to explain the workings of our endowments and how the interest from those historical donations is used to fund a lot of the things we do in the church. That income takes some pressure off our operating budget. We are truly blessed by the foresight and dedication of our previous generations in the church. Their financial legacy serves us well and contributes greatly to sustaining our church.
Also, the vestry reviewed historical data on attendance at the 7:30 AM Early Service compared to the 8:00 AM Early Service time instituted last fall. The 8:00 AM service drew modestly more attendees. The vote of the 8:00 AM service attendees authorized at the last Vestry meeting resulted in equal numbers in favor of each time. Our recent supply Priests cited experience elsewhere in favoring the 8:00 AM option. After discussion, the vestry voted unanimously to set the early service time to 8:00 AM. The vestry also voted unanimously to set the distribution of the Auntie Em’s sale at 45/45/10 to the Parish/Preschool/Food Cupboard, respectively. Some items are still being sold, but it appears that the sale netted approximately $3000.00.
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