Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church
Dear Messiah Lutheran Church Family,
God gives to each of us gifts for daily ministry. This includes the gifts of pastors for congregational leadership. It has been and continues to be an honor to do ministry with our ecumenical partner St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and their priest, Father John Adams. Now, God has called Father John to a new congregation in Martinsville, Virginia. Father John will serve St. Stephen’s through the middle of January 2022.
I have enjoyed the professional collegiality with Father John as both Messiah and St. Stephen’s worship and accomplish ministry together. I value his friendship and wish him the best at his new call. John has great gifts for leadership, faith and ministry that will prove useful in his next call. We will uphold St. Stephen’s in this time of transition and discernment as they seek the next leader that God is preparing for their congregation. I look forward to more ecumenical opportunities for both congregations to worship and serve the Grand Island community together as the Holy Spirit empowers us.
Thank you to Father John for his ministry here in Grand Island! I wish him Godspeed and God’s continued guidance in his new ministry in Virginia!
Pastor Steven Peeler
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Thank you for all the cards and gifts for us during Advent and Christmas! We have enjoyed this time of year with the Messiah family! We wish you a Merry Christmas and healthy New Year in 2022!
Pastor Steven and Andrew
Community Food Events
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the Messiah website, and in future monthly Messengers.
YOUTH / FAITH FORMATION
God’s Spirit Moving
During the time of Advent when we calm our minds and clear our hearts, do you hear God’s calling? This was a question posed to our youth as we enter 2022. What is God calling this group to do? Where is he calling us to go? Are we brave enough to let God lead? On January 3rd we will be coming together and discussing God’s call. Please pray for our youth & where God is leading them in 2022.
Parent, Youth & Pastor meeting at 6:30 pm. @ Messiah
Mission Trip: Kansas City bound. Dates TBD
Happy Holidays from the youth at
St Stephen’s & Messiah!
May your new year bring new beginnings.
Save the Date:
Youth Lead Service @ Messiah