CONSTITUTION FOR PRINCE OF PEACE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH OF SARATOGA, CALIFORNIA AS ADOPTED BY THE CONGREGATION ON XX ...
 PREAMBLE We, baptized members of the Church of Christ, responding in faith to the call of the Holy Spirit through the Gos...
 C2.04.  C2.05.   C2.06.   C2.07.  This congregation accepts the Apostles   , Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds as true declar...
Chapter 4. STATEMENT OF PURPOSE  C4.01.   C4.02.   C4.03.  The Church is a people created by God in Christ, empowered by t...
f.   C4.04.  Respond to human need, work for justice and peace, care for the sick and the suffering, and participate respo...
 C5.04.  C5.05.  recognized. All remaining authority is retained by the congregation. The congregation is authorized to  a...
5.   Mission Endowment Account  and  Endowment Account  refers to the perpetual account from which only the earnings will ...
Code of 1954  or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law  c. All gifts, together with...
3.  4.  5.  6.  the initial term starts mid-year, the first year will be completed at the date of the following annual mee...
b.  Except as otherwise provided in Section 2 of C5.05F18, the Board shall act by a vote of a simple majority of its membe...
The members of the Board shall not receive any compensation, but may be reimbursed from the income of the Fund for reasona...
Council  2  a two-thirds vote of the voting members of the congregation present and voting at a meeting specially called a...
2.  Termination. It is the intent of the congregation that the Endowment Fund shall be ongoing. It is recognized, however,...
2. Payment of Expenses. The Fund may pay the Expenses including attorneys  fees, incurred in defending any action, suitor ...
 C6.04.   C6.05.  Sacrament of a church body with which the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America officially has establis...
d.  e.  f.  g.  h.  If the congregation, after such consultation, still seeks to terminate its relationship, such action m...
 C6.06.   C6.07.  the congregation   s second meeting as specified in paragraph d. above, another attempt to consider term...
C7.05.  Notwithstanding the provisions of  C7.02. and  C.7.03. above, where this congregation has received property from t...
 C8.03.  C8.04.   C8.05.  except voting rights or other rights and privileges ascribed to voting members by the provisions...
d.  disciplinary action in accordance with ELCA constitutional provision 20.41. and the accompanying bylaws  or e. removal...
2  3  4  5    C9.04.  administer the sacraments  conduct public worship  provide pastoral care  seek out and encourage qua...
 C9.05.  The provisions for termination of the mutual relationship between a minister of Word and Sacrament and this congr...
 C9.06.   C9.07.  vacant. When the pastorate is declared vacant, the Synod Council shall list the pastor on the roster of ...
 C9.08.   C9.09.  This congregation shall make satisfactory settlement of all financial obligations to a former pastor bef...
C9.15.  C9.16  C9.17  Under special circumstances, subject to the approval of the synodical bishop and the concurrence of ...
 C9.24.   C9.25.  world, witnessing to the realm of God in the community, the nation, and abroad  d. Equip the baptized fo...
c.  d.  e.  office of minister of Word and Service under paragraph a.3  above, have come to the attention of the bishop of...
f.   C9.26.   C9.27.   C9.28.   C9.29.   C9.31.  If, in the course of proceedings described in paragraph c. or paragraph d...
2  3   a projection of goals and objectives for the coming year  a categorized budget for the new fiscal year for congrega...
C11.01.  The officers of this congregation shall be a president, vice president, and secretary. The congregation and or Co...
1  Ensures offerings are safeguarded, counted, and deposited to the congregation s account. 2  Records all pledges and mai...
C12.02.  his her Council seat. Consistent with the laws of the state in which this congregation is incorporated, the congr...
c. d.  e. f.  g. h.  i.  j. k.  To oversee and provide for the administration of this congregation to enable it to fulfill...
d.  e.  f.  budget. Notice of such contracts must be made to the congregation within 30 days after commitment. The Congreg...
C12.13.  considered at that meeting. Chronic or repeated absence of the pastor or interim pastor who has refused approval ...
C13.02.  The officers of this congregation and the pastor shall constitute the Executive Committee.  C13.02A18 Executive C...
In the absence of a mutual ministry committee, the duties shall be fulfilled by the executive committee. C13.05.01 A Mutua...
appoint a Council member to monitor and if appropriate, liaise with that governance structure. C13.07A18 Christian Educati...
addresses are noted and to assign each visitor to a member so that the visitor can be escorted to coffee or any post-servi...
received and expended are in order. Keeps a watchful eye on how spending effects the operating budget and current treasury...
3. 4. 5.  C13.08.  Provides opportunities for parental education and support. Provides input to the Pastors for youth prog...
c  written referral of the matter by the Congregation Council to the vice president of the synod, who will refer it to a c...
 C15.05. By the vote of at least two-thirds of the members of the discipline hearing panel who are present and voting, one...
Congregation Meeting called for that purpose. The Congregation Council shall notify the congregation   s members of the pr...
 C17.02. Bylaws may be adopted or amended at any legally called meeting of this congregation with a quorum present by a ma...
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