Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church
Ms. Laura Gregory has served at Messiah Lutheran Church as the Office Administrator for three years. Her personal and professional ministry here has built up Messiah and provided for continuity throughout the pandemic. She has effectively used her God-given gifts for building up the body of Christ at Messiah.
At this time, God has called Laura to new endeavors in graduate school at the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK). Please see her resignation letter in this newsletter. We give thanks to God for Laura and her ministry at Messiah; we wish her well in her new endeavor. It has been an honor to work with Laura.
Transitions are critical times in our lives. It is important that we support Laura in a healthy transition for her closure here, so that she can begin at UNK in the healthiest way possible, and so that we as a congregation can move forward in life-giving ways. I have worked with Laura and Council President Jill Lenners on a transition plan. Jill has already formed a Personnel Team to search for a new office adminstrator and they have begun their work.
This transition will take time. While we discern the responsiblities of Laura's successor and arrange coverage for daily operations, we can expect there may be some disruptions in normal operations. This is normal as we as a congregational system adjust to this transition. I and the leadership team will be working together to see that the essential work of the office continues. Should you have questions or concerns about this transition, please speak in person to Jill or myself.
It is important that Messiah find the next office administrator with gifts that match our ministry and context for long-term sustainability and stability. I invite your prayers for Laura as she leaves and for Messiah as we listen to the Spirit's guidance in the search process for the next office administrator so that the body of Chirst here can continue to grow.
Community Food Events
Hot meals at Messiah have been discontinued indefinitely.
Food Boxes are available at the Success Academy (corner of State and Lafayette)
on two Saturday afternoons every month.
July Food Box Giveaways:
Saturday, September 10th, 2022
Saturday, September 24th, 2022
On Sunday we will give thaks to God for the beginning of a new school year witl a Blessing of the Backpacks in worship. Students are invited to wear/bring their backpacks to worship, and school staff are welcome to bring an item representing their vocation in education. I invite you to join us as we give thanks to God for teaching, learning, and the start of a new school year!
Harvest of Hope
September 18th 2022
Church Service at 10:00am, Meal at 11:00am
Food will be provided. There will also be game stations set up.
We will be collecting items for Hope Harbor. Theya re in need of Kleenex, toilet paper, paper towels, and nonperishable food items.