In 2010, our
church went thru some very hard times. At the end of that year we had
very little idea of where we were going or how to get there. I felt
that we first needed to know what we had for a congregation. This
task took several people over a month to accomplish. When it was
done, the news was not good. However, it did show that we had a solid
foundation to build on.
Next we needed our
choir back in robes and looking like a church choir. When the choir
was asked, why they did not wear robes, it became apparent that the
robes themselves were a problem. The solution to that was to allow
the choir to select new robes. They have done this and the robes,
selected by the choir, are on order at this time.
We had no choir
director assigned, but our organist stepped in to organize the choir.
We created the Minister of Music position to oversee all aspects of
music. Along with this, the worship team is bringing our music up to
date and bringing into the worship service some additional musical
talent. This is an ongoing process.
We have had more
fellowship activities to bring people in our congregation closer
together. These have been well attended and enjoyed by all. These
also, will continue.
The past year has
been a time to move forward, and, we have done that. Our congregation
is looking more like it used to. Once again, St. Matthew Lutheran
Church is moving forward and has a bright future.