Due to the continued growth and spread of the Coronavirus, all gatherings at Messiah are cancelled until council meeting on June 8, at which time the church council will prayerfully discuss the possibility of reopening. Please play it safe—for your own sake and for the sake of your church family members. Videos of Sunday's worship service will be uploaded to this page every Saturday. We will do our best to keep everyone informed through e-mails, One Call Now, and updates to this website and our Facebook page. As always, please call the church office (308-382-3471) if you have any questions. We will be keeping our ordinary business hours.
Pentecost Sunday, which celebrates the gift and work of the Holy Spirit, is May 31st. As recorded in Acts 2:1-21, the Holy Spirit comes upon the people gathered in Jerusalem and enables each of them to speak and understand their proclamations of God’s deeds of power. Each of us was gifted with the Holy Spirit at our baptism—and I have seen God’s deeds of power proclaimed and lived through Messiah and St. Stephen’s! The Holy Spirit has certainly been working in the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, the Spirit has called forth new ministries—Council members calling to check on parishioners, soloists in worship, online meetings and devotions for spiritual growth, and an even greater abundance of food to distribute through Saturday suppers. Just as the Holy Spirit guided our discernment to close Messiah and St. Stephen’s during this pandemic, the Holy Spirit will guide us once again as we prayerfully consider when and how best to re-open the congregations.
So, whenever you watch the worship service for May 31, wear your best Pentecost red and join us in giving thanks for the ongoing gifts and work of God’s Holy Spirit!
All youth and adults are invited to join in online Bible studies, using the YouVersion Bible app. Download the app and friend CourtneyDawn Berg to join in and stay connected.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE SOMEONE TO PICK UP GROCERIES OR SUPPLIES, please call the Messiah Church office, and we will send someone to drop them off at your door.
With the outbreaks of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States and around the world, our church and its leaders continue to minister to its members, to those who are hurting and searching for peace, and to those in need. You can help the ministries of the ELCA by supporting your local congregation and making a gift to the ELCA’s COVID-19 Response Fund. Your donation will provide funds to the ministries of the ELCA most in need and best positioned to help. This includes our congregations as well as local and churchwide ministries capable of reaching and assisting those in need. Additional resources for congregations and members regarding worship, stewardship and assistance programs are available at ELCA.org/PublicHealth.
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