The Congregational council has general oversight of the life and activities of the congregation, and in particular its worship life, to the end that everything be done in accordance with the Word of God and the faith and practice of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  The duties of the Congregation Council include the following:

  • To lead the congregation in stating its mission, to do long-range planning, to set goals and priorities, and to evaluate its activities in light of its mission and goals.
  • Seek to involve all members of the congregation in worship, learning, witness, service, and support.
  • Oversee and provide for the administration of the congregation to enable it to fulfill its functions and perform its mission.
  • To maintain supportive relationships with the pastor(s) and staff and help them annually to evaluate the fulfillment of their calling or employment.
  • Be examples individually and corporately of the style of life and ministry expected of all baptized persons.
  • Promote a congregational climate of peace and goodwill, and as differenced and conflicts arise, to endeavor to foster mutual understanding.
  • Arrange to pastoral service during the sickness or absence of the pastor.
  • Emphasize partnership with the synod and church wide organization of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) as well as cooperation with other congregations, both Lutheran and non-Lutheran, subject to established policies of the synod and the ELCA.
  • Recommend and encourage the use of program resources produced or approved by the ELCA
  • Seek out and encourage qualified persons to prepare for the ministry of the Gospel.


Cedar Lutheran Church shares the facilities with Cedar United Church of Christ. As such, we the congregations of Cedar Union Church, will continue to…
Keep our commitment to Christ foremost.
Pray for one another for vision and consolation in our Christian faith.
Strive for a better understanding of each other’s heritage and beliefs.
Welcome members from out congregations to attend each other's worship services.
Partake in joint worship services such as Memorial Day, Ash Wednesday, Holy Thursday, and Good Friday.
Provide opportunities for joint social events for our two congregations throughout the year.
Work together for social justice and the common good, and jointly enter into projects to benefit our local communities.
Cooperate to resolve difficulties as they arise.

To Join a Committee, please phone or email the church office.

From the Pastor

Bright Sadness
We are more comfortable with the joy and celebration of Easter than with the darkness that preceded it. But Lent is a chance to remember the dark before the dawn, the sin that Jesus took to the cross. In the Orthodox Church, Lent is called the season of Bright Sadness, because it is a time of both celebration and mourning. But you may well ask: why dwell on the darkness at all? After all, Jesus' work is done. Death has been conquered, Christ is
victorious! The cross has answered it all; why should we be sad? If the cross is the Answer, what exactly is the Question? Before Christ, the world called out to God (in the words of David, King of Israel), How long, LORD?
Will You be angry forever? Will Your jealousy burn like fire? (Psalm 79.5) Easter is the once-for-all-time answer to this question. Jesus took our place on the cross to appease God's righteous anger. He went alone to be punished: separated from God and deserted by his friends. The drama of how this happened is the story of Lent. ... Before the Resurrection comes crucifixion; before crucifixion comes prosecution; before prosecution comes betrayal, doubt, fear, rebellion, and sin. Lent helps us experience our part in the Passion (suffering) of Jesus. We face our humanity during Lent: we learn that sin still dwells in us, that we still carry darkness. We learn that we, like his disciples, would likely have fallen asleep as Jesus prayed for deliverance
in the garden, and, also, that we would likely have denied knowing him as he silently accepted his death wrath bur Consider the ways that you can remember your part in the passion play during this season of Lent. One thing is certain: Jesus' death and resurrection occurred once, for all time, and you will do nothing this year to earn it. It is God's free and love-born gift to you.


  • Altar Guild and Assistant Ushers
  • Fellowship
  • Finance
  • Social Ministry
  • Welcoming & Hospitality
  • Worship & Music
  • Helping Hands
  • Staff Support
  • Stewardship
  • Christian Education Youth Endowment
  • Church Council


Rev. Gordon Camp


Our Pastor


Cedar Lutheran Church