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Pastor Cheryl Matthews Report

Dear Friends in Christ:

Thanks to all who attended Christ Lutheran's Annual Meeting on Sunday, February 14, 2021. It was the first time we had both in-person attendance and those who joined us over Facebook Live. We are grateful for all the nominees who were elected with an unanimous vote to serve on the Church Council, the Trust Fund, Nominating Committee, and as delegates to the Synod Assembly.

We welcome new members Marv Rodvold and Karen Mullikin to Christ Lutheran's Church Council and thank John Wiemer for agreeing to a second term. Brad Duellman and Dan Weltzien will serve on the Trust Fund. Jeff Hulberg, Duane Miller and Bill Bremer are on the Nominating Committee and Connie Scharlau, Bernard Ziegeweid, and Lacey Konkel are our Synod Assembly delegates. We have an excellent group of gifted people who will serve us well as we move into a future of hope and promise. Thanks for sharing your time and your talents with our community of faith! You are truly a blessing. 

Affirmation was expressed to Kay Wiemer for serving with excellence as our church treasurer. Kay was successful in applying for and receiving the Payroll Protection Program funds for Christ Lutheran this past year and we are so grateful for her expertise and commitment in her role.

Thanks was also extended to the Worship team members who faithfully shared their gifts so that our online worship was up and running immediately when the pandemic made that necessary. Also, to Brad Duellman who worked so hard to plan and set up the sanctuary for safe, in-person worship. And to the Stewardship team whose dedicated work and efforts have led us to highly successful results. Finally, gratitude to Tony Myers and his dedicated leadership as Church Council president and all church council members who have guided us through this pandemic.

There was also a motion to approve as Christ Lutheran's Mission Statement: "Living and Growing in God's Amazing Grace," a word that you hear and see every week as a part of our worship together. It is short enough to remember and celebrates the grace we know through Jesus Christ.

May God bless your continued journey through Lent.

Pastor Cheryl Matthews

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