October 2020 Council Minutes

Messiah Lutheran Congregation Council Minutes

(these minutes will be approved at the November council meeting)

October 21, 2020

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


Opening Prayer: Pastor Amy


                Secretary: Approval of Minutes from September. M/S/C.

Treasurer: M/S/C to approve the Treasurer’s report as presented.

Pastor: As written.

TACOL: M/S/C to donate $250.00 for the Christmas Baskets this year.


Old Business:

Youth Director:  In addition to Youth Director, Jeanne Lucas will be a Partner in Ministry under Pastor

Amy’s supervision.  She and Pastor will share the visitation.

Reformation Dinner: Brats, buns, potatoes, root beer and ice cream will be purchased at White’s.

Kirsten is in charge of the coleslaw.  “Carry out” is from 11:00 to 1:00.

Grants: A grant of $2,500 was written to the Smoky Valley Foundation for upgrades in technology.

The Nutt Foundation Grant is due November 3.

Council Member(s) for 2021:  Waiting on responses.

Budget:  Committee budgets will remain the same as last year.


New Business:

                Worship survey:  In person worship – 2/3 yes, 1/3 no.  From those who said yes, we will rotate 10 per

Sunday to be the congregation on Sunday mornings for videoing and recording.  This will be live streamed

at 9:30.

Thanksgiving Dinner: It was decided to have a “carry out” dessert from 1:00 to 2:00 on November 22.

This will include Patty’s Famous Bread Pudding.

Christmas Eve Service:  Tabled until next meeting.



Committee Reports:

                Christian Ed – Pari Ford –

Fellowship – Gavin Doughty

Finance & Stewardship – Becky Anderson

Global Mission – Warren Olson

Outreach & Caring – Ingrid Pohl

Property – Rob Peterson – Removal of stage

Staff Relations – Kirsten Bruce

TACOL – Linda Lewis

Worship & Music – Lois Carlson

WELCA – Mary Lindgren

Youth – (Jeanne Lucas)

Memorial – (Dixie Mattas)


Meeting adjourned with the Lord’s prayer.


Next Executive Committee Meeting: November 10 at 3:30 p.m.

Next MELC Council Meeting: Wednesday November 18 at 6:30 p.m.


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