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
Dear Messiah Lutheran family,
One of the gifts of being part of the Nebraska Synod is the ability to gather each year in Assembly to worship, learn about ministry on the synodical level, and collaborate with other congregational leaders. Due to COVID-19, the 2021 Nebraska Synod Assembly was held online on Saturday, June 5. The Nebraska Synod partnered with the University of Nebraska at Omaha to produce a quality event with the university’s technology expertise, tools, and studio for the live broadcast. With the gift of modern technology, Brenda Kucera and I were able to participate in the Assembly from two separate locations. Rev. Jessica Crist, former Bishop of the Montana Synod, led worship, which included a celebration of 50 years of women’s ordination and the 40th anniversary of the ordination of women of color. The Assembly voted electronically on resolutions which included the Synod budget, ministry needs, and revisions to the Synod Constitution. The Assembly also elected members to Nebraska Synod committees and voting members at the 2022 ELCA Churchwide Assembly in Columbus, Ohio. There were online educational presentations by ELCA Presiding Bishop Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, Rev. Crist, and ELCA Churchwide representative Rev. Rafael Malpica Padilla (ELCA Executive Director for Service and Justice). Nebraska Synod Bishop, Rev. Brian Maas, gave his report to the assembly. The Assembly also celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Nebraska Synod! 150 years of ministry here in Nebraska! A monetary offering was collected online for Mission Field Nebraska ministries such as the Followers of Christ Prison Ministry in Lincoln; Iglesia Luterana San Andres in Omaha; Lakota Lutheran Center and Chapel in Scottsbluff; and the Sudanese Messiah Worshipping Community in Ralston.
I am grateful for the Nebraska Synod and the ELCA, who are our partners in ministry. Through our work together, God accomplishes life-changing ministry locally and globally. Together, we have a rich heritage and a bright future of ministry ahead here in the Nebraska Synod! I give thanks for Messiah’s ongoing ministry with both the ELCA and the Nebraska Synod!
YOUTH / FAITH FORMATION
Youth Mission Trip: Soon the youth will be heading to Colorado to be God’s hands! We will leave July 9th and return July 13th. Due to Covid, restrictions are still in place in many areas. We will not know our schedules until July gets closer. We ask that you pray for our group & those we will be working with. May God work through us to make a difference in Colorado this year! Thank You to everyone who donated to the youth to help fund this trip!
Camp Canterbury 2021 Register NOW!! As they continue to track vaccine distribution and Covid-19 rates throughout the state, plans on what Camp Canterbury will look like in the Summer 2021 are still being discussed. But for now, please save the date July 19-23, 2021.
Camp Canterbury is extending camp ages for registration so that our camp seniors can attend camp for their last year in July 2021! We look forward to having 2021 high school graduates at camp.
Go online to https://campcanterbury.episcopal-ne.org to register for camp. If any family needs financial assistance, please contact the church offices or Courtney.
Vacation Bible School: Thank You everyone who helped make this year’s collaboration with Messiah Lutheran, St Stephen’s Episcopal, St Paul’s Lutheran, and United Congregational Church a successful VBS event! We hope you were able to make it to the concert that was held Saturday night.