Ending the institution no the Community
Sunday, October 9th, the governing body of Mercy Seat Lutheran Church, the Committee of the Future, made the hard decision to end the official ministry and institution of Mercy Seat Lutheran Church by the end of 2016. This decision was made in Mercy Seat constitutional tradition by consensus of the 21 community members that were in attendance. Though we have been discussing this decision for some time when each and every member voiced their approval of this action it was met with stunned silence, sadness and some tears. We all expressed love for our community at Mercy Seat but our dwindling financial resources and declining membership allowed for no path forward.