Messiah Lutheran Church Council Minutes
(these minutes will be approved at the February Council meeting)
January 8, 2020
Council Members present: Pastor Amy Truhe, Becky Anderson, Kirsten Bruce, Lois Carlson, Gavin Doughty, Pari Ford, Chock Hefner, Linda Lewis, Muriel Gentine, Ted Kessinger, Ingrid Pohl.
Absent: Warren Olson, Anya Pohl.
Opening Prayer: Pastor Amy Truhe Reports:
Treasurer Chris Reinert reviewed the proposed 2020 Budget.
Motion to recommend budget as printed with suggestion to add these line items under 710 Worship:
- 711 Worship & Altar $3,000
- 712 Music $500
- 713 Bethany College Scholarship $1,500.
This budget will be revisited at the end of April 2020. MSC.
Retirement for Pastor will be reduced from 15% to 10% for 2020 and the call will remain at MELC.
Motion to give Chris Reinert online access to the $50, 000.00 account. MSC
Secretary: Approval of minutes of the December 8, 2019 meeting MSC. Treasurer: Report included the 2020 budget. MSC.
Pastor: see written report.
President’s report: No report.
Old Business: An on-demand hot water heater for under the sink is still recommended. We will next check with the KDHE requirements for our needs.
Annual Meeting is January 19, 2020 following worship.
Motion to approve Betty Russin to fill a 3-year term on the Mission Outreach Committee. MSC
Council will ask Jake Lucas to be the Youth representative for 2020
Discussed idea of having a “Chat time” as an opportunity for members to ask questions, give ideas, etc.
Motion to designate 2019 Christmas Eve offering as startup funds for a Food Bank. MSC A grant will be written to the Nutt Foundation asking for funding for a Food Bank.
Motion for MELC to endorse Karol Carr into the PMA program. MSC
Pastor Amy recommended a task force to restructure committees.
Worship time: Survey will be emailed. Becky reported that 108 members attend 2 times a year.
Committee Reports: No committee reports this month.
Devotions: Gavin Doughty – Blessed to Follow, Chapter
Next MELC Council Meeting: Wednesday February 19 at 6:30.
Devotions for January: Pastor Amy