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--Resumes September 14
Wednesday, 7:00 PM--Men's Bible Study at Messiah
“Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness; come into his presence with singing.”
Worship is essential to our faith lives as Lutheran Christians. In worship we praise and thank God. In worship we are fed with the Word and Sacraments for faith and mission in God’s world. On Sunday, September 12th, congregations across the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America are invited to participate in ‘God’s Work. Our Hands’ Sunday. This day is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America—one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor.
On Sunday, September 12th we will worship with St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church at 10:00 am here at Messiah. Father John Adams from St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church will preach; I will preside at Holy Communion. The worship service has been carefully planned to incorporate parts of the liturgies of both the Lutheran and Episcopalian traditions. This cooperative worship service will enable us as Messiah and St. Stephen’s to renew our shared gospel ministry after a time of separation due to the pandemic. A meal is being planned following worship.
The past eighteen months of pandemic have changed worship with masks and social distancing. Still, worship continues here at Messiah. In this ongoing pandemic, I invite you to give prayerful consideration to attending the worship service or barbeque luncheon on September 12th as we celebrate ‘God’s Work. Our Hands.’
YOUTH / FAITH FORMATION
2022 Summer Mission Trip: I am excited to announce that next year Messiah & St. Stephen’s will be collaborating with Trinity Lutheran Church in Wolbach for our summer mission trip. Planning for this trip will begin in January. Please keep all groups in your prayers are we discern where God is leading our youth to go.
Mark your calendars: October 10th following the 8:30 service at Messiah we will have a multi-generational group bible time. This will happen on the front lawn, weather permitting, at picnic tables that we will set up. Come join us as we get different perspectives and talk through some of our favorite (or maybe forgotten) bible stories.
This multi-generational event will happen the 2nd Sunday of every month following service.
Ignite: (Middle-High School) Sunday September 26th at 6:30pm. We will meet at Stolley Park either under the Pavilion (if it is not rented) or over at the picnic tables. Dinner will be provided.