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Sunday, May 31st was another event filled morning of Worship and celebration at Messiah Lutheran Church.

“Like it or not,” summer is a time of transition for many at MLC!

Graduating High School seniors from MLC were presented Laundry Baskets filled with member donated items.

High School graduates in attendance were presented their graduation gift laundry baskets by Claire Strand, Director of Outreach.  Items for each of the ten MLC grad baskets were donated by members of the congregation over the month of May.

 Also at each service, members of Messiah’s Church Council were installed by Pastor Scott Peterson.

Church Council Members officially installed.

Ellie Nelson and Pastor Scott Peterson

Following the first service, a retirement reception was held to honor Church Office Manager, Ellie Nelson.  Ellie joined the MLC staff in 2009.  Many stopped by to extend congratulations and best wishes to Ellie and her already retired husband, Jim. Ellie pointed out that Jim has been folding Sunday bulletins just about every Friday since she started! Pastor Scott Peterson presented Ellie with flowers and a framed photo montage of MLC with the inscription,  “Ellie, your service has been a Blessing to Messiah Lutheran Church, 2009-2015.”

May God Bless all those who find themselves in times of transition, be it from a graduation from a school, training program, summer relocation or job transition.  Transitions can be a time of joy and excitement, yet also uncertainty and fear.  Just remember… “Like it or not. God loves you.  No matter what.”

Additional Photos from Sunday, May 31st.