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News Release - June 6, 2010

posted Jun 8, 2010, 10:23 PM by Matt Anderson

Faith Lutheran Mission Church Passes Constitution, Charters Members, Elects Council


Faith Lutheran Mission Church, the only church in the Eau Claire metropolitan area affiliated with Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC), held its chartering service, passed its constitution and elected its first congregation council Sunday evening, June 6.


LaMoine Parkhust, Mondovi was elected president of the congregation.  Chuck Olson, Chetek is vice-president; Trista Anderson, Eau Claire is secretary; and Roland Larson, Eau Claire is treasurer.  Other council members elected during a special congregational meeting were Gene Fisher of Fall Creek, and Jack Daniel, Roger Flaten, Jean Anderson, Dale Johnson and Bob Flaten, all of Eau Claire.  


The congregation approved a constitution and bylaws drafted by a steering committee that has been managing the congregation since the formation of Faith Lutheran Mission Church in January. 


Prior to the congregational meeting, the congregation held a Chartering Service during its 5 p.m. worship time.  Guest Pastor Gregory Lenz preached a sermon titled “Great Faith,” and steering committee chair Bob Moore led a chartering litany at the end of the service.  Those wishing to be declared members of Faith Lutheran Mission Church came up to the altar to sign the chartering document.  During the signing, the congregation sang “A Mighty Fortress,” “Amazing Grace,” and “How Great Thou Art.”  At the end of the evening, the charter document contained 49 names.  The final count of charter members will be available later this month, once members who were unable to attend the chartering service register on the church rolls.


In his address to the congregation after his election, President Parkhurst reminded the congregation that it has been taking, and continues to take its direction from God, relying on the Lord Jesus Christ.  Parkhurst urged members and friends of Faith Lutheran Mission Church to pray daily to protect the congregation from Satan and to invite input and inspiration from the Holy Spirit.


Anyone is welcome to attend the weekly 5 p.m. service and the meal and fellowship time to follow.  The congregation currently worships at The Lutheran Church of St. Matthew, 1915 Hogeboom St. in Eau Claire.  Details about Faith Lutheran Mission Church can be found at faithlutheranmc.org.