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St. Paul's Evangelical
United Church of Christ
New Orleans, Louisiana
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1969 Annual meeting Minutes                  1/15/69
51 present
Church renovation debt paid. Set goal to be debt-free August 1,         1971
Constitution Committee at work
Debt Liquidation fund takes place of Building Fund
Dr. Werhli preaching mission 2/7-9-11
20% of undesignated plate offerings to go to benevolent         missions; not retroactive to beginning of fiscal year
Lenten services will be films
Parsonage Fund monies to go through the General Treasury
Patton Street house to be paid off in September
SS hall - two pianos scrapped, sold for $15 each, you haul away  Piano in church goes in SS hall  
 Organ in SS hall to be traded in for a smaller one
Ten new tables needed
1,000 new can banks

1969 - ann rpts                                Mbrshp - 319     1/14/70
Pres - Jake Walters                                        
Consistory - Henry Herbert, Fin Secty; George Luft, Jr., Treas
Baptisms 3; confirmed 4; funerals 20; weddings 5
New members 9
Asst pastor special fund acct $1304
Choir Director Jr & Sr - Rev. Raymond Buck
Organist - Johanna Schlater
Patton St house committee - Henry Pfeffer, Pres; R. W. Bernard,         Secty; H. R. Kotteman, Treas
Salaries less taxes - $11,144
Scouts - troop 420
SS Supt - Lespa Luft
SS Treas - Emmett Goll
VBS held
Willing Workers - Josie (Leila) Nugier, Pres
Youth Fellowship - Lawrence Schlater, Pres; Bobby Keyes,         Vice-Pres; Lonnie Sehlinger, Secty; Chris Gremillion,
YOADS - R. J. Bives, Pres
Annual meeting Minutes                 1/14/70
62 attend
Anniversary 60th in 1971, new floor in SS hall, new stage curtain suggested
Assistant pastor search ended, monies to help settling in new pastor
Consistory installation 1/25/70, 10:30 service
Constitution - Henry Elliot ill, cannot do work
Dr. Werhli to speak
Patton St - paid for, will work on Eleonore St house
Rebuild Dielmann Center by Evangelical Union within insurance limits
12 new tables purchased

1970 Annual Report                              Mbrshp - 313        1/71                                                        
Pres - Jake Walters                                        1970 - 3/20/75
Consistory - Henry Herbert, Fin Sec
Anniversary 60th committee being formed
Asst pastor fund - $3057 - three attempts to obtain asst         pastor futile
Dr. Earl Klein recognition banquet 5/4
Farewell party for Bucks
Organist - Johanna Schlater
Real estate fund committee - Joseph Munsch, Philip Pfeffer,         Edward Ritter
Salaries - $10,306
Schroeder trial sermon May 20; Old fashioned party for         Schroeder’s; Installed 10/11
Scouts - Reno Daret, Wilbur Herbert
SS hall - new desk tops purchased for Jr dept; New furniture for         nursery; Family movie night begins
SS Supt - Lespa Luft
VBS held
WW - Elaine Hecker, Secty; Mrs. John Herbert; Mabel Luft,         Spiritual Life Com;
YOADS - Fred Gremillion, Secty
Youth fellowship - Lonnie Sehlinger; Youth Conference at Slumber Falls - 5 youths attend

Special congregation meeting         12/12/71
58 attend

Ratify Edward Luft action to sell 605 Eleonore St house for  $10,000 (no attendance sheet)

1971 - Annual Reports                               Mbrshp 313 - 287         1/12/72                                                
Pres - Jake Walters                                                                                                
Consistory - Henry Herbert, Fin sec; George Luft, Treas
Baptisms 1; confirmed 3; funerals 16; weddings 6
Reaffirmation 1; Transfers 5
Anniversary - 60th celebrated in April, pictorial Directory         produced; Rev. Raymond F. Buck and Rev. Carl D.
Burkle,         Conference Minister, speakers
Athletic union revived -- baseball, basketball
Choir Director - Part-time, hired, Tom Lee
Eleonore St house renovated
Lent - joint activities with Salem
New group started - Pairs & Spares
Organist - Johanna Schlater
Patton St house committee - H. Pfeffer, R. O. Bernard
Real estate com - J. Munsch, P. Pfeffer, E. Ritter
Rev. Buck leaves
Salaries - $11,566
SS hall - New floor installed
SS Supt - Lespa Luft
SS Treas - Emmett Goll
Uptown Neighborhood group formed (UNI)  
VBS held
WW - Elaine Hecker, Secty; Mabel Luft, Mrs. John Herbert
 Cheer Department  
YOADS - Henry Herbert, Sect/Treas
Youth directed ministry suggested for 1972

!972 Annual meeting Minutes                        1/12/72
56 attend
Budget - itemize church employees salaries
Bulletin board in chancel, list sick, shut-ins
Election of Consistory
Evangelical Union activities
Memorial window fund
Motion - passed, 20% benevolence money be used to meet current expenses
Recruit new members
SCC - Spring conference, Seguin, TX, vols needed
1972 - Annual Reports                              Mbrshp 287 - 291       1/17/73                                                
Pres - Jake Walters
Consistory - Harry Plant, Vice-Pres (later Joe Munsch);         Joseph Tosterud, Rec Secty; L. A. Sehlinger, Fin Sec;
George         Luft, Treas
Elders - George Luft, Jake Walters, Harry Plant, William Kurz
Trustees - Elmo Priest, Clarence Herbert, Philip Pfeffer
Baptisms 2; funerals 12; weddings 6
Athletic union active
Camp - Rest-A-While weekend
Dielmann Center liquidated, put up for sale
Dr. Wehrli preaches, Holy week
Eleonore St house - Joseph Munsch; Philip Pfeffer, Edward Ritter
Faith exploration held
Groups - housing needed for young people from Germany
Organist - Johanna Schlater
Parsonage committee - Russell Bernard, Sr.; Roy Leonard; Harry         Plant
Patton St house com - Henry Pfeffer, R. O. Bernard
Real estate com -
Salaries - no taxes - Min $7800, Jan $2344, Secty $1800, Org  $1140, Choir Dir $410
SS classes - Jr High, Eleanor Ruf, then Becky Rey; Sr High, Fay  Schultz; Kindergarten disbanded; Young peoples
class  disbanded, Eunice Dannemann, joined ladies/men’s class;
SS hall - upstairs ill-suited to needs, suggest renovations after careful study, in re: needs in years to come
SS Supt - Lespa Luft
SS Treas - Emmett Goll
VBS held jointly with Salem
Uptown Neighborhood Improvement organized, meet at St Paul’s
Youth group - Fay & Bill Schultz, Lois & L. A. Sehlinger,  Spnsrs; Youth room designated

1973 Annual meeting Minutes                 1/17/73
44 attend
Contact prospective members
Evangelical Union, may dissolve; Fate of Dielmann Center
New Conference Minister hiring
Revision of By-Laws, allow 18 yr olds to serve
SS floor - Rubion
Synod meeting at St. Matthew’s 5/5-6-7
Youth program revitalization
Consistory Minutes                                1973
Altar cloth shelf to be provided
Athletic program $80 softball fee
Back Bay - possible purchase of campsite North of Biloxi, decide         after Evangelical Union meeting
Benevolent gifts
Building com - meet to ascertain repairs
 Concrete steps and rail to be put in back of SS hall;
 Night lights in Parsonage yard possible;
 Repairs to back steps on SS hall;
 Screens of pastor’s office windows;
Caretaker poor performance; Draw up duties memorandum;
Church - Choir robes to be cleaned; Director hired, Thomas Lee;
 Coat racks received;
 Coin counting machine, possible purchase from St. Michael’s
 Confirmation, 5/21, one service;
 Dr. Wehrli arrival, excess of funds to go to Eden Seminary ($65) check w/Salem
 Hymnals need to be replaced;
 Lenten services w/Salem; Mid-week reminder to be discontinued for reaction of congregation
 New Year’s service not held;
 Office equipment - typewriter to be repaired
 Pledge Sunday, 9/11
 Reformation service St. Matthew’s; Promotion
 Stucco in chancel wearing; To be painted, YOADS offer to                 paint restrooms;
Consistory - counting com vacancies;
 Dinner at parsonage;
 Meeting first Monday each month;
 Two officers to sign checks;
  Vacancies, ask Mrs Plant to fill husbands’ term, declined;
Dielmann Center - plans for dissolution of, and Evangelical Union;
Donations - Christmas seal & Nat Found March of Dimes; $40
 Scout camp develop fund;
 Parish Prison Chaplaincy;
GNOFC rep - Dottie Daret & Eleanor Ruf; Request for more support;
Groups - Youth group to sleep in hall, 4/7-8;
Insurance for all other events investigation; Arranged; Approved athletic & Scouts;  Fire protection to be renewed;
Memorial - Draw up list of all memorial gifts given;
 New communion ware dedicated Harry Plant;
 Silent prayer for Harry Plant
Organist - can’t see Director over music, no solution; Duane Ring use of Church to practice
Patton St house - problems to be discussed
Parsonage - paint job needed;
 Bill Kurz to replace Harry Plant on committee         
 Private phone being installed
St Paul’s defeats First church 58 - 4
Student aid - thanks from Jay Keppel
SSC attempt w/Salem to get meeting in N. O.;
 Consultant program ordered;
 Unwise to host Spring conf with Salem
SS hall - com to study better use of space;
 Movie night, dropped for July & Aug
 New stage curtain to be made pending material & cost;                  
 The orginal floor buckled; Rubion to inspect; No action yet; Report Rubion to BBB and hire attorney to take action;   
Attorney hired, Rubion in contact;
 Women Against Crime
Yard - clear portion of shed, accomodate Pastor’s bikes
 Dead trees removal, Eleanore St, contact Parkway Commission;
 Tree in garage area to be cut down;
 Shrubbery being destroyed by neighborhood children playing on Church & Education Building grounds; Letter to
Youth fellowship room to be decided; Use of back room approved;
1973 - annual reports                                Mbrshp 291       1/9/74                                                                
Pres - Jake Walters                                        
Consistory - Joseph Munsch, Vice-Pres; Joseph Tosterud, Rec Secty; L. A. Sehlinger, Fin Sec; George Luft, Treas
Elders - George Luft, Jake Walters, Joe Munsch, Joseph Tosterud
Trustees - Clarence Herbert, Henry Pfeffer, Philip Pfeffer
Baptisms 3; funerals 16; weddings 3;
New members - John Jackson; Willie Lensmeyer; Elaine Robertson &         daughter;
Camp - Rest-A-While weekend
Choir Dir - Tom Lee
Dielmann Center for sale; Funds liquidated, St Paul’s received         share of $9500
Family night supper, men to bake cakes;
Groups - German students (13) & Rev. & Mrs. Gunter Buhl, 8 days         in Summer; Plan & coordinate activities,
asking for housing  Lenten services - w/Salem
Membership development big issue
Memorial window com formed
Organist - Johanna Schlater
Parsonage - copper tubing replaces galvanized pipe, approx $4240 Patton St house - Henry Pfeffer, R. O. Bernard
Real estate fund - P. Pfeffer, R. O. Bernard
Salaries - Min $8100; Org $1090; Sec $507; Jan $2400; Ch Dir $175
SS hall - task force suggested for remodeling & updating; central         heat, upstairs redecorated, outside painted
SS Treas - Emmett Goll
SS Supt - Lespa Luft
Synod meeting held in New Orleans
Task force on aging suggested
WW - Elaine Hecker
YOADS - Carol Young, Pres; Bill Schultz
Youth - Spook House; Bill Schultz

1974 Annual meeting Minutes                        1/1974
47 attend
Annual congregation meeting to be held 3rd Sunday in January  following 9 A. M. special service
Benevolent donations - split Eden Home contribution with Covenant home
Evangelical Union - Dielmann Center appraised, asking $60,000,
 Dielmann money to be placed in Gen Fund acct in homestead
Eleonore St debt near liquidation
Election of Consistory
Future of Church
Memorial window com
One service & choir discussed
SS renovation committee formation
Transfer of funds from passbook accounts to certificates
Youth fellowship Christmas tree
Consistory Minutes                                1974
Annual meeting
Camp - Rest-A-While church subsidized
Car pool suggested for shopping
Caretaker - poor performance, may be replaced; Action delayed;
 Complaints, inquire cost of janitorial service; Ordered to clean out under house;
Caretaker’s house - poor condition; Rent or tear down, convert to game room; Fate, haunted house;
Choir director - problem, Virginia Schumert to be asked to fill post
Church - Attendance problem;
 Audio system being installed, status;  
         Better system to be purchased;
          New equipment to be installed; Work in progress
         Install speakers properly;
 Confirmation class - candle lighters
 Consistory & officers installation 1/28;
 Contribution forms - new to be used;
 Handrail on main steps to be installed;
 Lights need changing, 18’ ladder required needs  transportation;
 Lenten services with Salem; Offerings to Klaus Klowetter’s          
 Rural Community Development in Dominican Republic
 Mitzi to turn off heat on Sunday;
 New hymnal dedication
 Pledges 10/1
 Roof leaks to be fixed;
 Secretary, Ruth Mack resigns; “Cable” ad to be placed;  Secretary not replaced; Policy not to hire member of     the
church for position;
 Wall below Patton St windows to be panelled
Consistory - counting com, schedule to be worked out;         
 Check list to be developed; Procedures presented
Constance St rental property may be sold by St. Francis, are we  interested?; Lost our bid of $15,000;
Dielmann Center funds proposal invest in Treas bonds at 7%  int; More info needed;
 Dielmann appraised at $40,650 (low) 30 days for churches to make bid;
 Evangelical Union wants higher bid;
Donations - 4000 Top Value stamps to Willing Workers earned from homestead account, use for kitchen;
 Benevolent organizations;
 Doll & Toy fund $10;
Estimates - parsonage & educational building;
Finance - investment research, Louisiana Gas Financial Corporation 7 3/4%  int
Groups - German student hosting, more info needed;  Use of hall by group from Union Congregational Church of St.
Louis Park, Minn for sleeping
Memorial window com to be formed
Memorials - Harry Plant gifts to be used for speakers
New Orleans Assoc - Stewardshsip Com, OCWM goal
Parsonage com - Russell Bernard, Jr.; Russell Bernard, Sr;  Roy Leonard, William Kurz;
 Fuse box problem;
 Kitchen floor poor condition;         
 New carpet for den;
 Necessary electric work to be done;
Patton St com - Henry Pfeffer, Richard Bernard, Edward Ritter; Problem solved
Rev. Schroeder’s father dies, flowers & appropriate memorial sent  to charity or church  
Scouts - to meet in hall; Project, to fence in new magnolia trees; $25 for scout camp; Chaplaincy fund
Shed - problem solved; Possibly floored for storage use
SS Hall - Defensive driving class 7/10-11; 11/7-8;
 Kitchen cabinet to be repaired;
 Lockers broken into again, suggest panic bar on stairway door; Purchase lock with panic button;
 New floor registers to be purchased;
 Smoking a fire hazard, to be published;
 Soft drink machine purchased;
 Stage curtain status;
 Trash cleanup underneath hall, work detail 6/9;         
Uptown Neighborhood Improvement Program - joined $10 dues 1/17; Trying to get Patton St paved, St. Francis to be
contacted about shells for same, 1 block; Councilman Moreau, some streets in Uptown area to be taken care of
Vandalism - additional street lighting to be requested; Outside lighting inquiry in progress. Yard - Grass cutter’s salary,
$2 pr hr; Iron fence - purchased by neighbor

1974 - annual reports                                Mbrshp 291 - 288       1/19/75                                                        
Pres - Jake Walters
Consistory - Joe Munsch, Vice-Pres; Joe Tosterud, Rec Sec; L. A.         Sehlinger, Fin Sec; George Luft, Treas
Trustees - Clarence Herbert; Henry Pfeffer; Philip Pfeffer
Baptisms 6; confirmed 6; funerals 11; weddings 7
Camp - Rest-A-While 5/24-25-26
Can banks used to reduce debt
Eleonore St house - Joe Munsch, Philip Pfeffer, Edward Ritter
Groups - German students (8) plus minister & wife from         Aschaffenburg, Germany, visited & hosted by families,
Rev. &         Mrs. Gunter Buhl, farewell supper 8/74
Lent - services w/Salem
Memorial window com - Marvin Leonard, Richard Bernard, Fred         Gremillion, Carol Young, Lespa Luft, Marie Durr;
being         worked on (Ken Attenhofer)
Organist - Johanna Schlater
Parsonage com - Russell Bernard, Jr.; Russell Bernard, Sr.;         Roy Leonard; Galvanized pipe replaced by copper
Patton St. House - Henry Pfeffer, Richard Bernard, Clarence         Herbert
Real estate com -
Salaries - Min $8504, Org $1170, Jan $2410, Elizabeth Boggs,         Secty $1050, Claire LaCour, Secty $735
SS hall - renovated, stage curtains, central heat, window                 curtains, upstairs redecorated, outside painted
 New desk, 2 new chairs purchased for SS staff
SS Supt - Lespa Luft
SS Treas - Emmett Goll
Willing Workers - Elaine Hecker
YOADS - Bill Schultz, Secty
Youth - B. Schultz, Spnsr; Easter cake sale; Christmas tree         purchased

1975 Annual meeting Minutes                   1/19/75    76 attend
Dielmann Center not yet sold, interest from money dedicated to camping
Memorial gifts - list as bulk amount; Plan adopted by Consistory will be used in future
Memorial window progress
Patton St house repairs
Rev. Schroeder reports goals
SCC - San Antonio

Special congregational meeting         7/13/75
103 attend
Time and number of services; 55 - 38 secret ballot
 53 - 47 one service; 72 - 17 9:30 to be retained

Consistory Minutes                                1975
Annual meeting matters discussed
Back Bay - requests donations for Thrift Shop
Borrowed articles - record needs to be kept
Camp - Rest-A-While weekend, 5/24-25-26
Caretaker is to water shrubs; Garden needs weeding
Choir director - investigate hiring Rev. Norman Maunz son
Church -communion wine to be donated;
Confirmation - discontinue Lesson Sunday recommended,  confirm, 6/2; reception;
Debt - ever rising, $20,000, can banks & other possible avenues;         
Easter services; Hymnals - offered to congregation on first come, first served basis, unclaimed to symphony book fair,
surplus monies put in debt liquidation;
Lent services money, here and at Salem, send to Back Bay Mission
New ladder to be purchased
 Office - Mimeograph to be repaired
 Projector speaker
 Secty, Elizabeth Boggs resigns, Claire Lacour interim Sec, will hire in spite of policy
 Thanksgiving offering dedicated to needy
Dielmann Center property offered at $60,000;
Donations - burned out family $50; Additional help $300.96;          
 March of Dimes donation stays the same;
 Parish prison chaplaincy $100
Financial - Miller Oil Co dividends, address requested
Groups - German Students - committee to be formed; Unresolved;
Harriet Peace honored for work with altar cloths and commumion implements;
Insurance - flood coverage to be researched; Not purchased, high cost, reconsider in future;
 Get information on misappropriation & burglary; To be purchased;
 Investigate flood; Not necessary;
Kotteman estate - may be a plaque
Memorial Window com - theme selected; Progressing; Samples received
Memorials - gifts usage possibilities, plan;
 Seybold, give further thought; Sent to Pat Schroeder’s choice, memory of Father;
Merger of Bethany & St John’s, properties to be sold, move to Clearview area, aid from other churches discussed, no
Organist - Janet Dannemann substitutes
Parsonage - breezeway screens need repair, also mouldy area below transom;
 Pipe in kitchen ceiling broke, repaired, system needs to be redone, copper pipes & fittings, holes in ceiling;
         Plumbing bill accepted
Patton St property - fence placed in proper stead; Construct fence in back
Real estate fund - retiring of notes payable
Regional Women’s Guild retreat
Repairs - Lawn mower broken, repaired, cost $6
Rev. Winston Waugh installation Beecher UCC
Scouts - donate $30 to them
SS hall - renovation committee not resolved; Stage curtain; Fire  escape to be scraped and painted; New bids on     
renovation $22,000 special congregation meeting to be called;
  Cooperative Free School use of facilities for their location, denied;
 Curtain presentation;         
 Defensive driving use 5/8-9; 11/13-14;
 Old space heaters to be sold;
 Possible extra shower back of stage area,         
 Refrigerator needs to be repaired;
 Stage door to youth room to get latch;
 YOADS cleanup found 4 long tables missing, card file to be set up;
 Usage fee & janitor pay;
Yard - shrubs to be trimmed
Youth roundup - resource leader Bruno Schroeder;

1975 - Annual Reports                             Mbrshp 288 - 290         1/18/76                                                        
Pres - William Kurz                                 8/1975 - 9/1983
Consistory - Joseph Munsch, Vice-Pres; Joseph Tosterud, Rec Sec; L. A. Sehlinger, Fin Sec; George Luft, Treas.
Elders - Elmo H. Priest; William Kurz; George Luft, Joseph Munsch
Trustees - Clarence Herbert, Henry Pfeffer, Philip Pfeffer         (resigns)
Baptisms 3; confirmed 4; funerals 3; weddings 3
Camp - Rest-A-While weekends (2)
Choir - reorganized, Jay Keppel
Church - Addressograph to be replaced
 Christmas workshop held, annually since 1956
 Directory (roster) - 1976 to be prepared
 Secty Claire LaCour, resigns; Helen Gugliuzza, new                         secty;
 Typewriter & mimeograph replaced through memorial                         funds
Constitution committee formed
Eleonore st house -
Evangelism com formed, Jake Walters, Chr; Neighborhood visitation planned
Schroeder resigns; Going away party for Schroeder's
Ladies exercise class started
Organist - Johanna Schlater
Patton St house - Henry Pfeffer, R. O. Bernard
Real estate com -
Salaries less taxes - Min $6227, Org $1200, Sec $1800, Jan $2500
Scouts - Reno Daret, Master, Troop 420
Search com formed, February
SS New time 8:30 A. M. - 9:15 A. M.; Nursery again active - Rose         Walters
SS Secty/Treas - Camille Lang
Welcome pantry party for Kurkowski's
WW - Dottie Daret, Pres; Mabel Luft, Treas
YOADS - Dottie Daret, Pres; George Luft, Treas
Youth group - Patricia Gugliuzza, Sect; Mary Gugliuzza, Treas ;         Easter cake sale, car wash; Play presentation
12/19 &         12/20; “Jesus Christ Superstar” 3/26/75