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Resolutions of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in the early 1900's.

Regular Council meeting - December 13, 1920
 
Whereforth the following action was taken:
 
1.  Resolved that we unanimously recommend to the congregation that the pastor be authorized to ware the robe.
 
2. That we call a meeting of the congregation to act upon this resolution on the first Sunday in January (2nd)
 
3.  That in order that the congregation may become familiar with the robe and its appearance the pastor is ordered to ware the robe on Christmas day, the last Sunday in December and the first Sunday in January.
 
The above action was taken by a standing vote - 23 councilmen being present and it was unanimous.  One active member was not present but he endorsed the action of those present.

Taken from a report of the Virginia Synod Assembly held in Richmond, VA, Oct 11 - 14 1921.
 
I would call your attention to a few figures.  The Virginia Synod showed a net increase of 183 members of which our church ( Christ, Staunton) has to its credit 92 members net gain.  This being more that half of the net increase of the fifty eight churches composing the Virginia Synod.

Report of committee of Report of Finance Committee

December 7, 1925

 

Whereas, the request of the U.L.C. of the Synods and their organizations to make their fiscal Year the same as the calendar year was adopted by the Virginia Synod.  See minutes of 1925, Page 86 and 87 Section 17.  It thus becomes the action of the Synod, in order to make our congregational year harmonize with this action of the Synod, your committee recommends that the council instruct the Pastor to give the following official notice to the congregation on next Sunday, December 13, 1925:

 

            Official notice is hereby given to the Congregation that it will be asked to make changes in the Constitution of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Staunton, Virginia, three months after this date, Sunday, March 14, 1925.  Said changes are indicated in the following resolution offered by your Council and adopted at a regular meeting held December 7, 1925:

 

            Resolved:  That this Council request the Congregation to make the following changes in the constitution:

 

            Article IV.  The Church Council.  Section A.  Now reading, “The Church Council shall be composed of the Pastor, 12 Elders and 12 Deacons who shall serve for two years.  They shall be elected at the annual congregational meeting held on the fourth Sunday in April of each year, unless said congregational meeting be held at some other date fixed by the Congregation.  Their term of office shall begin on the first day of May and their term of office terminate on the 30th day of April.”  Be changed to read as follows:

 

            “Article IV.  The Church Council.  Section A.  The Church Council shall be composed of the Pastor, 12 Elders and 12 Deacons who shall serve for two years.  They shall be elected at the annual congregational meeting held on the first Sunday in December of each year unless said congregational meeting be held at some other date fixed by the congregation.  Their terms of office shall begin on the first day of January and expire on the 31 day of December.”

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