The Session met in regular session on April 25, 2017. The highlight of the evening was the examination and reception into membership of the confirmation class: Ella Cook, Morgan Hollanda, Hunter Hoogkamp, Mary John, and August Plagemann. Congratulations to the confirmands! They will be publicly acknowledged on Youth Sunday, May 21. In additional business, Julian Schroeder outlined the initial plans of the Stewardship Committee for the Stewardship campaign in the fall. It will involve a number of gatherings in members’ homes throughout the city. The session also approved an amendment to the church’s MIF. In new business, the session began taking steps to form a long range financial planning committee that will look carefully at the church’s mission and finances, and that will work with the budget committee.