December Council Minutes

Messiah Lutheran Church Council Minutes

(these minutes will be approved at the January Council meeting)

December 8, 2019

Council Members present:  Pastor Amy Truhe, Becky Anderson, Kirsten Bruce, Lois Carlson, Gavin Doughty, Chock Hefner, Linda Lewis, Muriel Gentine, Ted Kessinger.  Absent: President Pari Ford, Warren Olson, Ingrid Pohl, Anya Pohl.

Opening Prayer:  Pastor Amy Truhe


Treasurer Chris Reinert reviewed the proposed 2020 Budget. Discussion followed regarding the ($40,000) budget.  Becky Anderson volunteered to chair a fundraiser in January or February.

Motion for Chris Reinert to move $50,000.00 to a higher interest rate than the current .01%.  MSC.

Secretary:  Approval of minutes of the November 3, 2019 meeting M/S/C.

Treasurer:   Report M/S/C.

Pastor:  see written report.  Pastor Amy will be joining the Youth on their ski trip to Colorado so will not be here on Dec. 29.  That Sunday’s worship will consist of Lessons and Carols.  Kirsten Bruce and Chock Hefner volunteered to help organize the service.

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.

New Business:

Candidates nominated for Church Council to date: Mary Lindgren

Delegates nominated for Synod Assembly are Lois Carlson and Linda Lewis

Memorial candidate nominated is Ted Kessinger

Appointed members to Mission Outreach are Pastor Amy, Sally Hefner, Betty Russin and Carla Wilson

Annual Meeting is January 19, 2020 following worship.

Council members will host the reception following the Choir Candlelight service on Dec. 15 at 7:30.

Chock and Sally Hefner volunteered to co-ordinate the Thrivent Choice Dollars.

Motion to endorse Pastor Amy’s plan to move the pastoral call to Bethany College.  MSC

Messiah Ev. Lutheran Church/Bethany College Task Force members Bill Gusenius, Becky Anderson, Lois Carlson and Ted Kessinger will schedule a meeting to revisit the joint Pastor/Chaplain position.

Committee Reports: written report from TACOL.

 Devotions: Becky Anderson – Blessed to Follow, Chapter ?

Next MELC Council Meeting: Wednesday January 8 at 6:30.

Devotions for December: Gavin Doughty


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