Due to the pandemic, the ELCA has authorized all congregations to hold a virtual annual meeting. St. Luke's is providing three ways to participate - online, by phone, or in person. The St. Luke's Constitution requires that a member must be present in the meeting to vote. There is a 75 member quorum needed. Please plan to attend.
We ask that if you have the capability of participating via Zoom (online or by phone) that you do so and reserve space in the Sanctuary for members who may not have that option. The majority of the Council Members will be participating via Zoom.
Zoom - The link and phone number will be provided in the Thursday Newsletter and will be on our website home page prior to the meeting. www.stlukesbloomington.org.
Sanctuary Attendance - Please contact the church office for reserved seating. (952) 881-5801.
The Annual Report was sent as an attachment to members we have email addresses on record. If you did not receive one in your email inbox please check your other email folders including junk mail. It was sent by Cheryl Thiele. Use her name to search your email folders.
If you cannot find it or did not receive one, please call the church office and we would be glad to email you a copy. If you would like a hard copy of the report, please stop by the church office Tuesday - Thursday between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM. Reports will also be available Sunday morning at the main entrance starting at 8:15 AM.
To participate online or by phone follow the link or call the number provided. There will probably be a slight pause prior to being admitted into the meeting.
At the start of the meeting Vicar Stephanie Luedtke will give a brief tutorial on how to participate.
If more than one St Luke's member is viewing via your online device you will be asked to rename, listing names of all voting members present. You will be given instructions how this can be done.
During the meeting for privacy we will be voting via Survey Monkey. When voting on an item, a link to Survey Monkey will be provided on the screen. You will receive instruction how to participate including a test vote as part of our tutorial. Click on the link to begin the voting process. For each item voted upon there will be up to 5 voters listed. This is to allow more than one St Luke's member to vote on their online device. Most tablets, ipads, and smartphones will allow you to connect to Zoom and vote via Survey Monkey. If you do not have such a device or are using a landline you will need to receive a paper ballot. Please contact the church office or stop in to receive one.
It has been my privilege to serve as president the past year. I look forward to our meeting. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me; call, text, or email.
Larry Nelson, President
M: (612) 599-5240