Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church
Shared Ministry with St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
Sunday Worship Services
10:00 AM at St. Stephen's
A video of the Messiah's worship service is uploaded to the Messiah Church Facebook page every week.
Messiah Bible Study
Tuesday, 7:00 PM via Zoom
Wednesday, 7:00 PM--Men's Bible Study at Messiah
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.
“Healer of our every ill, light of each tomorrow,
Give us peace beyond our fear, and hope beyond our sorrow.”
‘Healer of Our Every Ill,’ Evangelical Lutheran Worship #612
Dear Messiah Lutheran Church family,
The COVID-19 pandemic has had and continues to have a major impact on our lives. In addition to the physical illness and death due to the virus, the pandemic has caused loneliness, separation, stress, changes in life routines, intense feelings and grief. In many ways, a pandemic is collective trauma.
In this Easter season, I am upheld by the reality of Christ’s death and resurrection that makes us whole, even in our struggles. This certainly includes our mental and emotional health in this time of pandemic. As we continue to make our way through this pandemic, it is part of my pastoral care for Messiah parishioners to provide resources for mental health wellness. I have gathered and continue to gather referrals and contacts for agencies, licensed mental health counselors and other resources here in Grand Island. These are trusted, confidential resources, who were referred to me by local ELCA colleagues and with whom I am making direct contact. These mental health resources are available to help discuss the feelings, emotions, struggles, joys, and transitions we may be experiencing during the pandemic. Most are available either in person or through digital telehealth conferencing.
Should you wish to make use of any of these resources, please call me here at Messiah Lutheran Church at 308.382.3471. I can discuss with you the various options and resources for mental/emotional wellness here in Grand Island. I also encourage you to contact your healthcare provider who will know of mental health resources in the Grand Island area should you need them. These mental health resources help us make sense of what we have been through in this pandemic so that we can live into resurrection new life in the healthiest ways possible. Peace be with you always!
Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!
YOUTH / FAITH FORMATION
Congratulations to all of our graduating Seniors!! Your senior year has been one for the books & will be talked about for years to come. As you all enter the next stages of what God has planned, remember this…
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you with my eye upon you.”
I am EXCITED to announce that the youth are headed to Colorado! This trip is for all current 8th graders—current seniors. Dates are July 9th-13th. Due to Covid-19 the youth have not been able to fundraise for any trips that we would normally be able to fund ourselves. I am asking anyone who may want to donate to our youth mission account to please contact the church office or myself. There will be a meeting for the youth & parents to sign up for Colorado on May 11th at 6:00 p.m. at Messiah.