You will be seeing a few minor changes in council corner over the next couple months. We will be asking teams or committees within the church to provide us all with a status update on their committee. We are looking for ways to keep the congregation informed and aware of activities or opportunities within the church. The following information was provided by the Memorials Committee.
Messiah Memorial Committee
The Messiah Church Council at their February 2021 meeting approved creation of a new Memorials Committee to reenergize the memorials giving process and appointed three individuals to the committee. Memorial contributions are monetary gifts given by individuals to Messiah Lutheran Church in remembrance of a church member, friend, or neighbor at his or her death.
The Memorial Committee is to ensure memorial funds are used in a timely manner for the mission and ministry of Messiah Lutheran. During 2020 we have lost members and friends (NM) that we may wish to honor with a monetary gift in their memory. Memorial funds play an important part in fulfilling the ministry of Messiah in such areas as youth scholarships, music, worship, and property improvements. The committee will work to ensure these funds are donated into areas of ministry in a timely manner and report that to the Council and congregation. Please consider honoring someone who died this past year with a Memorial Fund gift.
Date of Death Name
01/02/2020 Marcia Nash
01/21/2020 Frank Nelson (NM)
02/14/2020 Casey Gunderson
02/29/2020 Marjorie Sherrard (NM)
04/17/2020 Harold Hansen
06/02/2020 Jewel Gilcrease (NM)
05/07/2020 Marcia Hoover
06/21/2020 Everett Rom
09/05/2020 Diane Dodd
09/07/2020 Blanche Swalling
09/10/2020 Wilma Tipton
09/27/2020 Brent Kirkpatrick
11/14/2020 Donald Minnick
12/09/2020 Frances Irene Gordon
12/10/2020 Robert A. Ostlund
Members, committees, ministry teams, organizations, church staff, and pastors of Messiah Lutheran Church are encouraged to provide the Messiah Memorial Team with written statements as to ministry needs and dreams which might be supported through memorial funds.
Mary Berglund Sheilia McLaughlin William Messecar