Our committees steward our collective talents and financial gifts to sustain
the practical and spiritual needs of our community and our world
The worship committee assists the pastors and cantors in providing regular and special worship services conducted according to the liturgical traditions of the Christian Church and the worship heritage of Christ Church Lutheran. Members review worship practices, suggest modifications, and help implement changes.
Chair: Pat Baehler
The stewardship committee encourages members to give generously of their time and talents to further the work of the congregation and the entire Christian church. The committee uses the annual pledge program as well as letters and presentations to the congregation to encourage responsible stewardship.
Chair: Kevin Reuther
The property committee oversees the maintenance and improvement of all church properties. The members identify and evaluate areas needing improvements, screen and hire professional workers and donate their own time and talents by doing much of the work themselves. The committee keeps our historically significant buildings functional and beautiful.
Chair: Darrell Anderson
The mission committee coordinates the outreach and social service ministries of the congregation. Committee members keep the community informed about congregational activities, provide opportunities for welcoming visitors and new members, and coordinate the congregation’s involvement in mission projects and social service ministries. Some of these include Meals on Wheels, the Neighborhood Food Shelf, Our Saviour’s Shelter, SafeHouse Shelter, Plymouth Christian Youth Center, Seward/Longfellow Restorative Justice Partnership, ELCA World Hunger, Lutheran World Relief, and Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota.
Chair: April McMillan
Chair: Michael Jefferis
Communication that reflects the vision, values, and culture of our distinctive congregation are vital. To establish and support a clear and consistent image of Christ Church Lutheran, the members of this committee work with internal communication media and design to maximize the congregation’s gifts. Hospitable building signage is also a goal.
Chair: Josh Messner
The preservation committee works to preserve the integrity and beauty of this architecturally significant building while, at the same time, encouraging its use for outreach. Projects have included collaborating with the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Walker Art Center on the Saarinen Retrospective (Fall, 2008); promoting our application for National Landmark status; developing and maintaining the congregation’s archives, including the Saarinen archives; and coordinating a painting project for interior spaces and new interior signage.
Chair: Bob Davis
The finance committee is an advisory group responsible for providing recommendations to the treasurer and other council members on financial operations of the congregation.