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                            Join us at Good Shepherd
                                       for worship
                               Saturdays at 5:30 pm
                                Sundays at 9:30 am

                                     1 Hillside Road
                                   Rutland, VT 05701

                           Off rt.4E behind Pizza Hut

                                 Office: 802-773-9659


                                  ALL ARE WELCOME







Dear Members of Good Shepherd,

The Annual Meeting of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will be held Sunday Morning, February 18,

2018 at 11:00 AM. Coffee, snacks and light refreshments will be available in the Narthex at 10:45 AM. The Church Council very much needs and welcomes your participation. Please plan to join us that morning.

We will have reports from our committees and organizations. We will review and vote on budget proposals for the congregation and for Good Shepherd's Little Lambs. We will be electing Church Council Members (3 seats) and a new Nominating and Audit Committee.

Copies of the Annual Report and Meeting Agenda will be available in the Narthex beginning the weekend of February 3rd and 4th and thereafter in the church office. In addition to receiving this letter by U.S. Mail, it will also be posted on our church website and Facebook page and sent via e-mail to those who have an address on file.

Thank you for your prayerful response to this invitation.



Gordon DeLong, Council President

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Rutland, VT February 18, 2018 11:00 AM

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Call to Order

Opening Prayer- The Rev. John Longworth

Appointment of Secretary & Tellers (Martha Leonard) (Two Needed)

Approval of February 19, 2017 Minutes (motion, second, debate, vote)

Pastor's Report

President's Report

Committee and Organizational Reports (can be received with unanimous consent)

- Worship & Music

-  Property

-  Feeding Our Neighbors


- Garden Committee


-Cooperative Minisüy Team

Audit Committee Report: Phil (second, debate, vote)

Little Lambs Report

Little Lambs Budget (second, debate, vote)

Church Budget Presentation: Wendell (second, debate, vote)

Congregation Council Election: 3 seats- 2 year terms

Current Council Officers: President- Gordy DeLong, Vice President- Phil Sutherland, Secretary- Martha Leonard, Treasurer- Wendell Beckman

Appoint a Financial Committee Chair Nominating Committee: Up to 5 Seats- 1 Year term

Audit Committee: 3 seats- 1 year term

February 22, 2018
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