Contact Information

Position Chairperson
Name Mary Klinge
Email mklinge1@sbcglobal.net
Phone

620.285.3035

Name  
Members 
  Elaine Coulson
  Sheryl Giessel
  Don Kazmaier
  Brenda Langdon
  Mary Mitchell

 

Meeting
Date

The second Thursday

of each month

Meeting
Time
6:30 pm
Meeting Location Parish Center
 

Stewardship Council

The Stewardship Council for Sacred Heart Parish was established in June, 2014 with the general responsibility to promote stewardship awareness and the annual stewardship renewal.
Stewardship is defined as the grateful response of a Christian disciple who recognizes and receives God's gifts and shares these gifts in love of God and neighbor.

The four Pillars of Stewardship include Hospitality, Prayer, Formation and Service.

Some of the responsibilities of this Council include:

1. Carry out stewardship renewal on an annual basis.
2. Promote stewardship within the Parish throughout the year.
3. Prepare and maintain a time and talent list
4. When parishioners volunteer, ensure that they are contacted to
become involved.
5. Evaluate the program on an annual basis.

 

Stewardhip Commission May 2017 Minutes

Stewardship Council

May 11, 2017
PARISH OFFICE

Call to Order:

Members Present:                                                                 
Mary Klinge
Mary Mitchell
Brenda Langdon
Elaine Coulson
Donnie Kazmaier
Shane Sundahl
Sr. Rebecca
Kristi Mull
Fr. Warren

Mary Klinge called the meeting to order and shared a special prayer.

  1. The February minutes were approved.

  2. Old Business

  1. Mary K. shared that she has 3 ideas to add for the Altar Society section on the Time/Talent form.  She will check with the other Councils/Commissions to see if they want any additions or deletions to their portion of the form.

  2. Grill – Mary M advised that Jim would prefer to get the grill from Pheasants Forever.  Kristi will cal Jamie Holopirek.

  3. Pumpkins – Mary M checked with Kathy Hammeke and she is not growing them this year.  Kristi said that she can get pumpkins from the place where the Episcopal youth group get theirs.

  4. Parish elections:  Pastoral Council has an opening that will need to be filled. 

  1. New Business

2017 Stewardship Council Calendar – Per the calendar, we are on schedule.  We are on track to have the forms ready for printing in July.  We need to be thinking of people for the Witness Talks in November.

  1. Renewal Formation Conference in Dodge City is on 8/26.  Mary K tried to check the website for the Agenda, but it wasn’t available.  All in the Stewardship Council are invited to attend.  Donnie recommended attendance as he gained good information last year.

  2. Councils/Commissions meeting on 8/23/17.  Mary K has spoken with Norm to ask the Knights of Columbus to prepare dinner again.  A hamburger feed is planned.

  3. Elaine brought a beautiful iris vase to Mary K,Kristi and Mary M.  Mary K shared what joy has been generated by the flowers and cupcakes taken to shut-ins by the Heart to Heart members.  We agreed that the Heart to Heart Committee is a very visible example of year round stewardship.

  1. Date of next meeting: 6/8/17 at 6:30 p.m.

  2. Closing Prayer – Adjournment - The meeting was adjourned with Fr. Warren leading us in The Glory Be.

 

Stewardship Commission Minutes January 2017

Stewardship Council

January 12, 2017
PARISH OFFICE

Call to Order:

Members Present:                                                                 
Mary Klinge
Mary Mitchell
Brenda Langdon
Elaine Coulson
Sr. Rebecca
Fr. Warren
Members
 
Absent:
Shane Sundahl
Kristi Mull
Donnie Kazmaier

Mary Klinge called the meeting to order and shared a special prayer.

  1. The December minutes were approved.

  2. Old Business

Mary K provided an update on the status of sending out Thank You cards.  She has sent cards to both those people who are discontinuing a ministry and those who signed up for a new ministry.  The new ministers were told they would be receiving a call from someone to schedule training.

  1. Mary suggested that we remove the option of discontinuing Altar Society membership since all women over the age of 18 are automatically members.  She suggested that there might be options for the type of involvement in that column. 

  1. New Business

  1. 2017 Goals were discussed.  We discussed the timeframe and thought the 2nd weekend in October might be a good time.  (October 14th)  Mary M. will check with the County Clerk’s office for availability.  An alternative date would be 10/7.

  2. Reminder for Annual church cleaning dates agreed upon in May, 2016 were March 11, 2017 for the Spring cleaning and October 21, 2017 for the Fall cleaning.

  3. Brenda asked if we would want to have the Update dinner where all the Commissions and Committees met to provide a status update.  August 16th was the date suggested.  Mary K will check with Mo Schaller regarding availability.

  4. Update on streamlining the Stewardship Forms was tabled secondary to Donnie’s absence.

  1. Closing Prayer - Adjournment

Date of next meeting:  February 9, 2017 at 6:30 PM

The meeting was adjourned with Fr. Warren leading us in The Glory Be.
 
 

 

Stewardship Commission Minutes December 2016

                                  STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL  MEETING

Met DEC. 8, 2016                Sacred Heart Parish Center                                   7:30pm           

Attending: Fr. Warren, Sr. Rebecca, Mary Klinge, Kristy Mull, Brenda Langdon, Don Kazmaier, Shane Sundahl, Elaine Coulson

Unable to attend: Mary Mitchell

Mary opened the meeting by reading a Christmas reflection.

Minutes of Nov. 10 meeting were approved.

Old Business:

a. Reviewed stewardship witness talks. Both speakers were very well received. Mary has sent thank you notes to Kathy & Shane for sharing their story.

b. Usher checklist has been devised. Fr Warren will look over it for additions or corrections.

New Business:

a. Steward Ship Form Analysis--Jim Mitchell has updated the spreadsheet with new data.

Results totaled 90 new ministry sign-ups. Jim had also compiled category listings of participants for each ministry, which the group found helpful for review.

We have 4 new Eucharistic ministers. Mary will email these names to Fr Warren & Pam.

We have 2 new volunteers for the Food Bank. Mary will let Sharon McGinnis know so she can begin orienting.

b. Pam & Mary devised a note to be mailed to each parishioner who signed up for a new ministry. This postcard format was unanimously approved.

c. The postcard will thank these new volunteers, & inform them they will be contacted in early January if orientation is needed. This plan should insure that new ministers can be scheduled to begin in Feb.

Mary will address these postcards so they can be mailed within next 2wks, prioritizing the Mass ministries.

d. Colorbook Project—Brenda Langdon shared an idea submitted to her by a parishioner, involving the parish providing color books & crayons in the pews to entertain small children. A lengthy discussion ensued, with a general consensus for it to be a parental decision as to what small stuffed animals etc they might allow the very small children to bring to Mass. Fr Warren informed that the idea had also been submitted to the pastoral council. They are reviewing, & will have the final say.

e. Jim Mitchell has worked very hard in compiling a spreadsheet of current ministry participants. Mary will send him a thank you note.

Next meeting: Jan. 12, 2017

 

 

 

Fr. Warren led the closing prayer.

 

 

 

 

 

Stewardship Commission Minutes November 2016

Stewardship Council

November 10, 2016
PARISH OFFICE

Call to Order:

Members Present:                                                                 
Mary Klinge
Mary Mitchell
Brenda Langdon
Donnie Kazmaier
Kristi Mull
Elaine Coulson
Sr. Rebecca
Fr. Warren
Shane Sundahl

Mary Klinge called the meeting to order and shared the Stewardship prayer.

  1. The September minutes were approved.

  2. Old Business

  1. Reviewed the Fall Festival.  Had positive comments.  The Sonic paid for all of the buns and someone else paid for the meat.

  2. Stewardship forms.  Mary K counted the forms that have been returned: 88 adults and 12 children have been received.  Kristi shared that she had a few comments from individuals who had signed up and then had a lengthy time frame between the sign-up and the start of their participation.  Fr. Warren suggested that perhaps consider contacting the new person and making personal arrangements for the training.  We agreed that we will organize the training to occur by mid-January.  Mary K asked if a job description/checklist was developed and placed in the back.  Fr. Warren suggested that it be laminated.  Mary M volunteered to have the checklist developed.  

  1. New Business

  1. Stewardship speakers.   Cathy Grover will be speaking this coming weekend.   Shane will speak on the weekend of the 19th and 20th.

  2. Stewardship spreadsheet has been revised by Jim Mitchell.

  1. Closing Prayer - Adjournment

Date of next meeting:  December 8, 2016 at 7:30 PM after Mass

The meeting was adjourned with Fr. Warren leading us in The Glory Be.

Stewardship Commission October 2016 Minutes

Stewardship Council

October 13, 2016
PARISH OFFICE

Call to Order:

Members Present:                                                                 
Mary Klinge
Mary Mitchell
Brenda Langdon
Donnie Kazmaier
Kristi Mull
Elaine Coulson
Shane Sundahl
Sr. Rebecca
Fr. Warren

Mary Klinge called the meeting to order and shared the Stewardship prayer.

The August minutes were approved.

  1. Old Business

 Reviewed the list.

  1. Mary questioned whether she needed to confirm the grill use with Tyson.

    Elaine has the glow sticks.

    Brenda will order the pumpkin decoration stickers.

    Donnie has the pumpkins.

    Sign-up sheets were reviewed and it appears that the desserts and side dishes are equal.

    Paper goods were ordered.

    Donnie said he would volunteer to be in charge of manning the firepit for the S’mores.

    Meat has been ordered.

    Beverages will consist of lemonade and tea in the Gott coolers.

    Elaine will have the First Aid kit.

    Alvin is bringing his keyboard for music. 

  1. New Business

Shane Sundahl will be one of the Stewardship speakers.   Cathy Grover will be a 2nd speaker.   The weekends would be October 29/30, November 5/6 and 12/13.  Donnie said he will speak with Melinda Axman.

  1. Stewardship envelopes were stuffed.  Donnie suggested that we consider changing the booklets to having the sign-up sheets in the back so that it would be easier to send them out and less expensive in postage.

Closing Prayer - Adjournment 

Date of next meeting:  November 10, 2016

The meeting was adjourned with Fr. Warren leading us in The Glory Be.

Stewardship Commission Minutes September 8, 2016

Stewardship Council

September 8, 2016
PARISH OFFICE

Call to Order:

Members Present:                                                                 
Mary Klinge
Mary Mitchell
Brenda Langdon
Donnie Kazmaier
Kristi Mull
Elaine Coulson
Sr. Rebecca
Fr. Warren

Absent:
Shane Sundahl

Mary Klinge called the meeting to order and shared the Stewardship prayer.

The August minutes were approved.

  1. Old Business

 Brenda reviewed the list.

  1. An article was placed in September The HeartBeat.

    Mary questioned whether she needed to confirm the grill use with Tyson.

    Elaine has the glow sticks.

    Brenda will order the pumpkin decoration stickers.

    Kathy Hammeke stopped in and advised that she has several varieties of pumpkins to choose from.  She suggested that we come the first week in October to choose and cut the pumpkins that we need.  Kristi said there are approximately 80 children enrolled in preschool and K-8th grade.

    Need sign-up sheets made for attending and also for the side dishes.

    Reminder to bring paper goods and hand soap for the bathrooms; get it from the Parish Center inventory.  Be sure to let Pam know.

    Donnie said he would volunteer to be in charge of manning the firepit for the S’mores.

    Regarding the meat, watch for hot dogs on sale.  Mary M. reviewed prior notes and found that we would see if contributors would volunteer to donate meat.

    Beverages will consist of lemonade and tea in the Gott coolers.

    Sr. Rebecca asked about music; we suggested that the songs be preprinted and possibly have the music recorded.

    We will ask Pam to take the calls if someone calls to donate meat.

  2. Ministry Training on 8/21 for all ministries was well attended.  Mary M suggested that we make it an annual event.

  3. Stewardship Day was August 27th in Dodge City.  Mary K was impressed with the event.  Donnie shared his notes from the Suicide breakout session.  With education, you can identify people at risk.  Once those at risk are identified, you can ask the Yellow Ribbon group involved.  They bring in all sorts of professionals to reach out to those who are hurting.   Fr. Warren spoke about his breakout session which was about why do young adults stop coming to church.  He focused more on what parents, grandparents can do from a family perspective.  Fr. Warren felt this conference is more of a Ministry Conference rather than a Stewardship Conference.

     

    New Business

2016 Stewardship preparation – Brenda developed a new cover for the Stewardship Booklet.  She added Pastoral Council.  Donnie suggested a design enhancement of adding a pillar in each corner and having the name written vertically.  Brenda requested that we update the contacts for each Committee/Commission.

  1. Brenda suggested that we review the columns to see if all remain viable or can some be deleted.  We will plan on mailing the forms at our next meeting on October 13th.
    Brenda will get the final brochure file to Donnie by the end of the month

  2. I reviewed the list of names from last year which included Ben & Jen Ramsey; Phillip Hammeke; Kristin Snodgrass; Jamie & Gretchen Holopirek; Dennis Wilson; Greta Jensen; Alicia Bixby.  Fr. Warren suggested Shane Sundahl, Mary will call him.  Brenda suggested Susan Aistrup.  Donnie suggested Karl & Cathy Grover. Elaine will ask GL VonFeldt.   The weekends would be October 29/30, November 5/6 and 12/13.  Kristy will speak with Hammeke’s and let Mary know the results.

  3. Potluck at the next meeting:
    Kristi will do pulled pork.

    Mary M – cheesy potatoes
    Elaine - Dessert
    Brenda – Salad
    Fr. Warren – Buns
    Sr. Rebecca – dinner rolls
    Mary K – relishes
    Donnie - surprise

Closing Prayer - Adjournment

Date of next meeting:  October 13, 2016
The meeting was adjourned with Fr. Warren leading us in The Glory Be.

Stewardship Commission August 2016 Minutes

Stewardship Council

August 11, 2016
PARISH OFFICE

Call to Order:

Members Present:                                                                 
Mary Klinge
Mary Mitchell
Brenda Langdon
Shane Sundahl
Kristi Mull
Sr. Rebecca
Fr. Warren

Absent:
Elaine Coulson
Donnie Kazmaier

Mary Klinge called the meeting to order and shared the Stewardship prayer.

The June minutes were approved.

  1. Old Business

 Brenda reviewed the list.

  1. Money has been paid to reserve Camp Pawnee.  David & Kathy Hammeke have the pumpkins.  It was decided at the last meeting to keep things simple.   Will need to post a sign-up sheet for sides and desserts on October 1st and a sign-up sheet to get an estimated head count.  An announcement should also be placed in the October newsletter which Mary K will take care of.  Drinks of tea, water and lemonade will be made in the large Gott coolers.   Paper goods are in the pantry; will need to let Pam know what is taken.  We’ll also need to bring our own toilet paper, paper towels and hand soap to use there.  Mary K will speak with Sheryl about getting Tyson’s contact information to confirm the grill use.  Brenda will order pumpkin decorating supplies in September and Elaine has the glow light sticks.  Kristi suggested that people bring their own s’more fixings as it is hard to prepare for large groups.  May need to delay getting pumpkins from Hammeke’s until after we get an estimated head count.

  2. Ministry Training on 8/21 for all ministries.

  3. Stewardship Day is August 27th in Dodge City.  Breakout sessions – warning signs of suicide; expanding KanCare; how to keep young adults in the church; what young adults look for in Parish Life; supporting families with adult children with disabilities; disaster preparations.  You can register online which includes the noon meal.  Mary K and Sr. Rebecca have registered to go.

     

    New Business

 2016 Stewardship preparation – We will need to review the documents/forms for possible revision.  Will need to add Pastoral Council.
Will need to add PSR Commission to the adult sign-up sheet. 
Might also want to add a PSR Aide
Will need to identify the deadline date for returning the forms.

  1. We reviewed the names generated from last year for the Stewardship speeches; will need to decide next month.

  2. Chairman and Secretary positions were up for election.  Shane moved that the officers remain as is; seconded by Brenda.  Motion was carried.

  3. Mary K shared that she thanked Sheryl for her service on the Stewardship Council.

  4. Fr. Warren provided a history of the Stewardship Council for Shane and Kristi and the reason for the Fall Stewardship gathering at Camp Pawnee.  He asked Mary K if she would make a short speech letting people know why we met.

 Closing Prayer - Adjournment

 Date of next meeting:  September 8, 2016

 The meeting was adjourned with Fr. Warren leading us in The Glory Be.

Stewardship Commission April 2016 Minutes

Stewardship Council

April 14, 2016
PARISH OFFICE

Call to Order:

Members Present:
Mary Klinge
Mary Mitchell
Sheryl Giessel
Brenda Langdon
Donnie Kazmaier
Sr. Rebecca
Fr. Warren
Elaine Coulson

Mary Klinge called the meeting to order and shared the Stewardship prayer.

The March minutes were approved.

  1. Old Business

Mary Klinge paid the fees.  Elaine has the name of her friend in St. John to ask for the pumpkin grower should we need them.

  1. The Job Description was also reviewed and discussed.  I asked if there should be any specific instructions for the Chairperson to provide a copy of the job description to a prospective member for review to determine if that person was interested.  The consensus was that the Chairperson would be allowed to decide how to disseminate information.   Thanks to Brenda and Sheryl for developing the guidelines.

  2. Mary K asked for feedback on the letter that she prepared to send out to the Chair for each Council or Commission for the upcoming elections.  The letter was approved unanimously for distribution.    Mary K will send the letter, job description and list of names interested in each Council.  Mary K will visit with Pam about publishing the information in the May Bulletins.  We also discussed the rotation of members dropping off at the end of the 2nd year. 

  3. Sheryl attempted to reach American Ag Credit regarding use of the grill.  She will continue to call.

  4. New ministry training has not been completed yet.  Sr. Rebecca advised that she noticed new lectors that have not been trained to be assigned to read.  Sr. Rebecca will be scheduling the Eucharistic Minister and Sacristan training.  Fr. Warren suggested that there be individual training for new Ushers and Hospitality Greeters.

  5. The Knights of Columbus is doing a benefit for the Scouts Museum next week and asked if the Altar Society could provide cakes. Mary K will bring that up at the Altar Society meeting Sunday. 

 New Business

We discussed potential members for the upcoming position openings.  We discussed how to encourage others to consider running for a position.  We came up with several names who will be asked by specific members to see if they would be interested in running for a Stewardship Council member.

  1. Mary K advised that we missed the first semi-annual church cleaning.  She suggested Saturday, May 7th.  We discussed April 30th also, but decided that did not leave enough time for planning.  Mary M suggested that we discuss setting specific weekends as the designated semi-annual cleaning dates.  We will take care of breakfast.  Mary K will ask Pam for the task cards.  We will ask people to bring cleaning supplies as in buckets, mops, etc.  Mary K will ask Pam if she will provide the cleaning solutions again.

New Business for next meeting:  Identify the fall clean-up date. 

The meeting was adjourned with praying the Glory Be.

Next Meeting:  May 12th at 6:30 PM.

 

Stewardship Commission March 2016 Minutes

Stewardship Council                                                                                                                                                                                             March 10, 2016
PARISH OFFICE

 Call to Order:

 Members Present:
Mary Klinge
Mary Mitchell
Sheryl Giessel
Brenda Langdon
Donnie Kazmaier
Sr. Rebecca
Absent:
Fr. Warren
Elaine Coulson

The meeting was called to order and an opening prayer was shared.

 The February minutes were approved.

 Old Business

The Camp Pawnee plan was confirmed as previously discussed.  Kathy and David Hammeke agreed to grow pumpkins and will have a variety to choose from.  We will need to come out and mark the ones we want by mid to end September.  Brenda suggested that the HS class help with that.  Brenda will order the stickers to decorate the pumpkins.  2 checks need to be taken to the Courthouse to reserve the grounds.  (County Clerk’s office)  Sheryl will confirm with American Ag Credit (Tyson Steffen) regarding use of the grill.   Mary M will check the fire pits to check for safety concerns before the next meeting.  (considering a S’mores station and a Hay Rack ride.)  Mary M will also prepare sign-up lists for the side dishes prior to October 1st.  Mass will be from 5-5:30 followed by the meal at 5:45 PM.  The Bulletin will have a notice of the Mass venue 2 months prior to the event.

  1. Mary K and Pam will send postcards to 17 individuals who are discontinuing a ministry.

  2. Training for new ministries will occur after Easter ONLY for new ministers. 

New Business 

  1. Fr. Warren asked each council/commission to develop a “simple job description” for that particular council/commission. 

    Page 11 of our Stewardship book could actually be applied in various terms for a job description for the other commissions/councils.  The description can be generic, but yet specific enough that we don’t get members on councils and commissions that are “members-in-name-only”.  Mary K appointed a committee to meet ahead of the next meeting.  Sheryl and Brenda volunteered to meet with Mary K on April 4th at 6:30 PM to develop and then present to Fr. Warren for prior approval.

The meeting was adjourned with praying the Glory Be.

Next Meeting:  April 14th at 6:30 PM.

 

Stewardship Commission February 2016 minutes

Stewardship Council

February 11, 2016
PARISH OFFICE

 Call to Order:

 Members Present:
Mary Klinge
Mary Mitchell
Sheryl Giessel
Brenda Langdon
Donnie Kazmaier
Sr. Rebecca
Fr. Warren

The January minutes were approved.

 Old Business

Mary K asked if we should put a notice in the Bulletin for Funeral volunteers.  Donnie and Elaine both volunteered to assist as needed.  Fr. suggested that we should consider adding it to our volunteer forms.  Mary K said that we have several who volunteered as adult servers for Funerals.

  1. Mary K went thru the list with Pam this morning to review who had not returned a form.   It was felt that it wasn’t necessary to call non-responders.  Some who didn’t respond have continued with their ministries.  Sheryl asked when the individuals who asked to opt out of a ministry will be removed from the list.  Pam has the list and will update the rosters.  Sheryl suggested that we send a postcard to those who opted out thanking them for their service.

  2. Mary K asked for confirmation for sending thank you postcards to new ministry sign-ups.  She will speak with Pam to get the postcards put together.

  3. A thank you notice will be placed in the March newsletter to those who are continuing with their ministries.  The letter draft that Mary K developed as a general thank you was reviewed and approved.  Donnie moved to accept the letter; Elaine seconded it with unanimous approval.

  4. 2017 Stewardship Sign-up ideas:  It was mentioned that the HS Jazz Ensemble might be an option.  Another idea was a melodrama dinner theatre that would include teens and adults.  Another idea proposed was a country themed Fall party with pumpkin decorating, hayrack ride, smores and maybe music.   We looked at Camp Pawnee as a possible location.  Fr. Warren suggested having Saturday night mass at Camp Pawnee.  Brenda and Mary M will work on getting basic information to start the planning.  Donnie will ask Lewis about their cookers; Mary will ask Stacey about scheduling and also about the grill they had borrowed.  Sheryl is asking David and Kathy Hammeke if they will plant extra pumpkins.  Elaine will call DeVore’s in St. John about pumpkins.

New Business 

  1. Sheryl asked if each Council/Commission has a description of the duties inherent in that Council/Commission.  She suggested that we consider adding more information into our booklet.  Fr. Warren suggested that we put together a sample “job description” for other Councils/Commissions to follow.

  2. Mary K will let us know if Eric Haselhort will attend our next meeting.

 Next Meeting:  March 10th at 6:30 PM.

 

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