Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church
6:30 PM Wednesdays in Lent
A video of the Sunday morning worship service is also uploaded to the Messiah Church Facebook page every week.
A Prayer in a Time of Sickness
Almighty and merciful God, you are the only source of health and healing; you alone can bring calmness and peace. Grant to us, your children, an awareness of your presence and a strong confidence in you. In our pain, our weariness, and our anxiety, surround us with your care, protect us by your loving might, and permit us once more to enjoy health and strength and peace; through Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Dear Messiah Lutheran and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church family,
As Messiah returns to in-person worship on Sunday, February 7, at 8:30 am, we are also nearing the end of the Epiphany season and the beginning of Lent. The Lenten season begins with Ash Wednesday on February 17. Lent is grounded in and modeled after the forty days Jesus spent in the desert, tempted by the devil. Lent is also an intentional time for us to reflect on our human condition, including our sin and brokenness with God, one another and the entire creation. At the same time, Lent is a time for an equally intense consideration of the new possibilities offered to us in Jesus Christ. Lent is a time for disciplined prayer, fasting and works of faith commended in Acts 14:23, Matthew 17:21, and Mark 9:29. In Lent we are reminded simultaneously of the reality of death, the reality of resurrection life, and Jesus’ experience of life, death and resurrection life with us. Plans are being made for a midweek Lenten worship series on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm here at Messiah. Look for more information about the midweek Lenten series in February as plans are finalized.
Thank you for the ways you continue to protect one another as much as possible during this difficult time. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, when we gather for worship we will continue to wear masks and social distance. I am grateful for the ways you care for one another and this community during the pandemic!
Rev. Steven Peeler
Adult Bible Study via Zoom
A small group is meeting online for a Bible study led by Pastor Stevn Peeler, every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. If you would like to join in, please call Pastor Steven and he will give you the link.
Loads of Love
February 13th, 2021
Outside Messiah Church
North Parking Lot
We will be distributing laundry detergent and other hygiene items to the community.
Doing our part to help the community “take a load off”.
Youth / Faith Formation
Faith 5 Meetings
Every Sunday at 7:00-7:45 pm via Zoom
This program is designed for all ages, and will include times of guided discussion and prayer.
*Highs for the week
*Lows for the week
*A Bible verse & how that verse relates to us
*Pray for One Another
*Bless One Another
We’re looking into ways to keep our youth connected during these difficult times. Please contact Pastor Steven, Father John, or Courtney Berg if you have any questions or concerns, or would like ideas on faith practices you could use at home.
Faith Lens Meetings
11:30 am, 2nd Sunday of every month
This program is designed for middle/high school aged youth who want the challenge of connecting world events with the Bible & their faith. We will gather at a new location (spacious enough for us to comply with social distancing guidelins) for each meeting.