February Council Minutes

Messiah Lutheran Church Council Minutes
(these minutes will be approved at the March Council meeting)
February 19, 2020

Council Members present: Pastor Amy Truhe, Becky Anderson, Kirsten Bruce, Lois Carlson, Gavin Doughty, Linda
Lewis, Muriel Gentine, Mary Lindgren, Robert Peterson, Ingrid Pohl.
Absent: Warren Olson, Pari Ford.

Opening Prayer: Pastor Amy Truhe

Devotions: Pastor Amy

Secretary: Approval of minutes of the January 8, 2020 meeting with one correction. MSP.
Approval of minutes of the January 19, 2020 Annual Meeting. MSP.
Treasurer: Report was received by Treasurer Christine Reinert. MSP.

Pastor: see written report.

President’s report: No report.

Old Business: Mark Flynn from Royal Flush has suggested that a pump and timer be installed on the hot water
heater with a valve under the sink instead of the on-demand hot water heater.

New Business:
Council installation: March 1

Motion to designate 10% of Lenten offerings to a start-up fund for the Food Bank with the remainder going to the General Fund. MSP

Lenten services and soup suppers at MELC: March 11 & 25. At BLC: March 4, 18 & April 1. Kirsten Bruce, Lois Carlson, Muriel Gentine and Mary Lindgren volunteered to make soup for March 11.

A Grant will be written to start a Food Bank here at Messiah which will be moved to TACOL after their addition is built.

Becky Anderson reported having received 25 – 30 fundraising ideas. Saturday May 2 is the City-wide rummage sale and Messiah will participate with a rummage sale from 9:00 – 12:00.

Bread Ministry – A chance for all you bread makers to join in the fellowship of baking bread to “give away” using King Arthur Flour’s free ingredients.

Survey information was reviewed and will be discussed at the Council retreat.

Council Retreat: March 7, 9:00 – 12:00

Committee Reports: Written report from Worship and Music.

Committee Liaisons: Christian Education, Pari Ford; Fellowship, Gavin Doughty; Finance & Stewardship, Becky Anderson; Global Missions, Warren Olson; Outreach & Caring, Ingrid Pohl; Property, Robert Peterson; Staff Relations, Kirsten Bruce; TACOL, Linda Lewis; Worship & Music, Lois Carlson; Youth, Jeanne Lucas; Messiah Church Women, Mary Lindgren; Memorial, Dixie Mattas.

Next Executive Committee Meeting: March 3 at 4:00

Next MELC Council Meeting: Wednesday March 18 at 6:30.

Devotions for March: Pastor Amy

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