Messiah Lutheran Congregation Council Minutes
(these minutes will be approved at the April council meeting)
March 7, 2020
(Council retreat and meeting were combined this month.)
Council Members present: Pastor Amy Truhe, President Kirsten Bruce, Becky Anderson, Lois Carlson, Gavin Doughty, Linda
Lewis, Mary Lindgren, Muriel Gentine, Robert Peterson, Ingrid Pohl. Absent: Warren Olson
Opening Prayer: Pastor Amy Reports:
Secretary: Approval of Minutes from February M/S/P
Treasurer: No report. 2020 budget was discussed. Pastor Amy, Kirsten and Muriel will meet with treasurer Chris Reinert to make any changes. The budget will be brought to the congregation for a vote of approval on March 29.
President: No report
Approval for Mark Flynn to install a pump and timer on the hot water heater and a valve under the sink in the kitchen to have instant hot water. The estimated cost is around $700.00.
Council Installation – March 8
Church Survey – Read through the survey, Linda Lewis will summarize it to present to congregation.
Spring Clean-up – March 28 from 9 – 12, inside and outside
April 14 – Bethany College Campus Ministry Pancake feed # 2. The first one netted $450.00.
May 2 – Garage Sale from 8 – 12.
May 26 – 29 – VBS at MELC
Food Bank Proposal – Motion for MELC to sponsor the Food Bank project. MSP. A grant for $21,000 has been written for MELC to pilot the Food Bank project for the city of Lindsborg. A temporary space would be in a corner of the Fellowship Room.
Bread Ministry – Open to all ages to bake bread and give it away. Other Business:
Approval for Mark Flynn to replace 5 light fixtures in the Sprout House Nursery with LED fixtures. Estimated cost is $720.00.
Fundraisers – It is hoped to raise around $5,000.00.
Property – Motion for Tim Jordan Masonry to repair exterior brick and mortar not to exceed $8,000.00. MSP
Christian Ed – Pari Ford
Fellowship – Gavin Doughty
Finance & Stewardship – Becky Anderson Global Mission – Warren Olson
Outreach & Caring – Ingrid Pohl
Property – Robert Peterson
Staff Relations – Kirsten Bruce
TACOL – Linda Lewis
Worship & Music – Lois Carlson
Youth – (Jeanne Lucas) Anya Pohl Women of ELCA – Mary Lindgren Memorial – (Dixie Mattas)
Next Executive Committee Meeting:
Next MELC Council Meeting: Wednesday April 15 at 6:30 PM Devotions: