March 2021 Council Minutes

Messiah Lutheran Church Council Minutes

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

March 10, 2021

Council Members present:  Pastor Amy Truhe, Kirsten Bruce, Linda Lewis, Mary Lindgren, Muriel Gentine, Robert Peterson, Ingrid Pohl, Sharon Bruce.  Absent: Warren Olson, Becky Anderson.


Opening Prayer & Devotions:  Pastor Amy Truhe


Secretary:  Motion to approve minutes of the February 17, 2021 meeting.  M/S/C.

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

Pastor:  see written report – planning services for Holy Week and making palm crosses.

Potential for a 6-week mission trip to Israel.

Old Business:

Congregational connections – held planning session

Foretaste and Feast – We will recognize the Seniors on April 25 during worship and serve

a drive-by dinner and decorated cupcakes following the service at 11:30.

IT person – Suggested names for this endeavor are: Ida Rencher, Dwight Ford, Galina and Tyler B.


 New Business:

            Director of Music:  Accepted the resignation of Mark Lucas.  A prospective director has inquired

about the position.

Youth Ministry: Accepted the resignation of Jeanne Lucas.  This ministry will be under the Christian

Education committee.  At this time, Pastor Amy will work with Erika Lysell, BLC.

Ingrid Pohl has found a scavenger hunt for youth and families.  This will be put

on the trail during Holy Week to include the Lindsborg community.

Spring Clean-up: A workday is planned for April 17 for inside and outside property.

Treasures (Rummage) Sale: Plans are in the making to host a sale of “Treasures” in June.  Date is

TBD.  10% of profits will go to Luther Legacy Scholarships.

Easter Egg Hunt: Discussed the possibility of having a drive-by Easter Egg Hunt.  Mary Lindgren will

follow up with the Christian Education committee.

April 13: Campus Ministry drive-by Pancake Feed from 5:00 – 6:30



Meeting closed with The Lord’s Prayer


Committee Reports:

Christian Ed – Sharon Bruce                                                     Staff Relations – Kirsten Bruce

Fellowship – Pari Ford                                                                 TACOL – Linda Lewis

Finance & Stewardship – Becky Anderson                          Worship & Music – Muriel Gentine

Global Missions – Warren Olson                                              Youth –

Outreach and Caring – Ingrid Pohl                                         WELCA – Mary Lindgren- LWR personal care kits                Property – Rob Peterson                                                             Memorial – (Dixie Mattas)


Next Executive Committee Meeting:  April 14 @ 5:30

Next MELC Council Meeting: Wednesday April 21 @ 6:30


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