Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church
6:30 PM Wednesdays in Lent
A video of the Sunday morning worship service is 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 family,
One of the great gifts of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and The Episcopal Church is our formal, ecumenical partnership. The ELCA is committed to visible unity among Christians. To this endeavor, the Episcopal Church has been a Full Communion partner with the ELCA since 1999. This partnership affirms the commonalities of our faith and provides groundwork for cooperative ministry. Since 2018, Messiah and St. Stephen’s have shared and continue to share in Confirmation ministry, worship opportunities, social outreach and youth ministry. I have a great appreciation for the Episcopal Church and look forward to what God can do through our partnership with St. Stephen’s.
St. Stephen’s has called their next priest, Rev. John Adams, and we welcome him into our shared ministry of the Gospel. John has provided the following introduction:
"In September, the Rev. John Adams began serving St. Stephen's as their Priest-in-charge (the clergy equivalent of an open-ended temp gig: after a year or two as Priest-in-charge, St. Stephen's can call Fr. John as their permanent Rector if both parties want to continue in ministry together). He was born and raised in northern Virginia, and is a lifelong Episcopalian. After graduating from the College of William and Mary with majors in History and English, he moved to Omaha for a church internship and liked Nebraska enough that he stayed through the process of discerning his call to the priesthood. In 2014, he graduated from Virginia Theological Seminary and began serving as an assistant at St. Andrew's, Omaha. Prior to moving to Grand Island, he spent four-and-a-half years as Rector of Grace, Chadron, concurrently serving stints with St. Mark's, Gordon, and St. Mary's Holly, Rushville."
I am grateful for Father John’s ministry at St. Stephen’s and the opportunity to work together with him. We are already collaborating together on opportunities for Messiah and St. Stephen’s to continue in shared ministry in the near future. I invite your welcoming prayers for Father John, St. Stephen’s and the shared ministry of the two parishes as God strengthens our relationship between the two denominations!
Rev. Steven Peeler
Adult Bible Study via Zoom
A small group is meeting online for a Bible study led by Pastor Steven 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.
YOUTH / FAITH FORMATION
Faith 5: This Zoom call was intended to take the place of our Sunday School time for youth & for adults. Faith 5 was used to stay connected to each other & the word of Christ. Currently this zoom call is being suspended & we are looking at new ways to connect. As Covid-19 restrictions lighten up, we are hoping to get back to an in person Sunday school setting.
Thank you to everyone that donated candy for our Easter bag handouts that were given away Saturday 27th during Saturday Suppers. The kids’ faces are priceless when they get a special bag, just for them.
Mission Trip: I am excited to announce that this summer we will be heading to Colorado for our Mission Trip! Dates & Details are in the works so stay tuned for more info!