At the May Vestry meeting, the Vestry:
1. Discussed Kevin Martin’s Parish Leadership Guide for the New Normal and discerning a parish’s purpose/mission.
2. Heard that the three main thrusts of ministry at St. Paul’s are: one, traditional Anglican/Episcopal worship; two, care of parishioners; three, outreach to the community, especially through our day school.
3. Heard that background checks are ongoing.
4. Discussed the changes in worship due to the easing of COVID restrictions.
5. Discussed the Pentecost Picnic on May 23rd, and the St. Paul’s Day BBQ on June 27th.
6. Heard that Bill Rolston’s burial service is scheduled for 11 am on June 5th at St. Paul’s.
7. Heard that The St. Joseph Guild resumed meeting on Saturday, May 15th, and completed numerous tasks.
8. Heard that there has been some leakage in the new roof on Clardy Hall, and the roofer has been responsive in correcting the issue.
9. Heard that a Trauma Team of seven persons has formed to assist in situations involving significant injury. Team members have completed, or are completing their training.
10. Heard that should Texas allow “Constitutional Carry,” St. Paul’s armed Safety Team will require background checks and firearms training. Open Carry of firearms will continue to be prohibited on parish property.
11. Was reminded that the Vestry decided to support For the City with a donation of $3,000. $2,000 will come from church funds and $1,000 from the Vestry.
12. Approved the motion of the Columbarium Committee to fold the Columbarium account into the main parish account, and retain it as a restricted fund.
13. Heard that the regular maintenance of the Bell Tower and Columbarium falls to the Building and Grounds Committee & St. Joseph’s Guild.
14. Heard that the April income was $11,678 and expenses were $15,156, thus we had a negative cash flow of $3,478.