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20th Annual Ring and Sing (December 9, 2018)

Seraph Choir On December 9th, 2018, Messiah Lutheran Church Messiah’s 20th Annual Ring and Sing Concert took place on Sunday, December 9th. The concert featured the musical talents of Messiah’s several handbell groups, the adult choir, youth choirs and the church’s...

Lutherans are Different.

Every day Jesus was teaching in the Temple, and at nightHe would go out and spend the night on the Mount of Olives. (Luke 21:37) Dear Friends of the Coming Messiah, Lutherans are different, especially this time of year. In late fall, Norwegian farmers would put away...

Gifts of Hope Always Fit

Be a 'Santa Claus' for Good Causes! Here are three ways you can "Gift for Good" through Messiah Lutheran Church this holiday season. 1. Give gifts to local and international charities through Messiah's Giving Mall! Through December you can designate a gift in...

Advent Giving at Messiah

The offerings given at MLC’s Advent services this year will go to two organizations,Gathered by Grace and the Riley Center.    Wednesday Advent Services of Worship are at Noon and 7:00 p.m. on December 5, `12, and 19th.  All are welcome! The Noon services will last...

Cook-Off & Costume Winners Announced

Messiah Lutheran Church held its annual Chili Cook-off and Halloween Costume Contest on Sunday, October 28th with over 70 members and friends in attendanc    There were over eleven chili recipes entered this year!   The best overall chili award went to the MLC's Jr....

Hurricane Michael Relief Responses

Madison County collection site lists requested items through this Friday, Oct 26 Madison County Commissioners are working together this week to collect items for hurricane relief. Items include bottled water, nonperishable food, buckets, bleach, toiletries, bar soap,...



“The Messiah Messenger”

The Official  Monthly Newsletter of Messiah Lutheran Church
Newsletter Editor:  Rebecca Mast
Communications Director: Meredith Kilby 

The monthly “Messiah Messenger” has been a source of information and inspiration for Messiah members for years!   You can choose to receive a printed edition of the newsletter or decide to receive yours via e-mail.

December 2018

  • Pastor’s Message: “Lutherans are different especially this time of year. “
  • Outreach: Life Passages, Salvation Army Tree, Advent Offerings to The Riley Center and Gathered by Grace
  • Music & Worship:  Worship and Music through Advent and Christmas
  • Youth:   Christmas parties and gatherings planned for MLC Youth
  • Newsflashes:  20th Annual Ring & Sing, Manly Man Gift Exchange

November 2018 

  • Pastor’s Message: The Wisdom of Traveling Light 
  • Outreach: Life Passages, Ring and Sing Turns 20
  • Music & Worship:  Opportunities for Worship and Music through Advent and Christmas
  • Youth:  MOEs family trip to McWane Science Center on Saturday, Nov 17
  • Newsflashes:  Congregation Meeting & Potluck  Nov 4, Quilt Auction through Nov 30

October 2018

  • Pastor’s Page  –  “What is Messiah’s 2019 Plan for Mission?” 
  • Mission Outreach  –  Pet Blessing Oct 6, LEAP Academy Update
  • Music Ministries –  Yakov and Dina Kasman featured on Oct 14
  • Youth & Education –  God’s Work, Our Hands recap
  • September Pictures, Newsflashes & More!

September 2018

  • Pastor’s Page  “Who Gives you the most?”
  • Mission Outreach  –  God’s Work Our Hands Sunday  1-5 Sep 9
  • New Members received August 19th
  • Music Ministries –  Come, sing and play in Music Ministries!
  • Youth & Education –  Alassippi Retreat Details, Deadline Sep 16
  • Sunday School – Jesus Among Secular Gods begins Sep 23
  • Stewardship – “Why Tithe?”  — Commitment Sunday is Sep 23
  • Birthdays, Month In Pictures Link, Prayer Families, and September Calendar

August  2018

  • Pastor’s Page  “What Have You Learned?”
  • Children’s Church has a new format this fall!
  • Music at Messiah kicks off a new year with Andrew Nalley
  • Draft on Social Statement on Women and Justice on Aug 19
  • Rally Day is Sunday, August 5th
  • Birthdays, Prayer Families, and August Calendar

July 2018

  • Pastor’s Page  “Come to Church”
  • Mission Outreach  –  Madison Expo Booth July 28
  • Sanctuary Piano Dedicated June 6
  • “The Choir Goes Country” for LEAP Academy Sep 6
  • Youth –  Vacation Bible School July 9 – 13
  • Birthdays, Prayer Families, and July Calendar

June 2018

  • Pastor’s Page – Ten Reasons to Give God Thanks and Praise During June
  • Outreach –  Life Passages, Ministry Spotlight:  LEAP Academy Book Drive 
  • Music – Piano Dedication, Summer Choir Schedule & 18-19 Music at Messiah Concerts
  • Youth – Messy Games, Point Mallard & IHop Fundraiser for Sr. Youth
  • Newsflashes, New Member Photos & more! 

May 2018

  • Pastor’s Page – Ordinations and Affirmations; Keeping the Promises of Your Holy Baptism
  • Outreach –  Life Passages, Ministry Spotlight:  Men of Messiah & Women’s Book and Social Club 
  • Music – Adam Cobb Organ Concert on May 20, Piano Dedication June 10
  • Youth – Trivia Night Fundraiser is May 6, May meeting dates, VBS information
  • Newsflashes, Photos from #31 CASA Ramp Build and more!

April 2018

  • Pastor Scott’s Page – The Seeds of Faith in the Risen Jesus Were Planted in You
  • Outreach – MLC Rummage Sale Supports Bell Choir, Comforters
  • Music – An Oboe Stop for Messiah’s Organ – Music at Messiah  returns May 20 with organist Adam Cobb
  • Finance – Changes proposed to 2019 Giving Envelopes

March 2018 

  • Pastor Scott’s Page – “Remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return”
  • Outreach – Christian Women’s Job Corp
  • Music –  Steinway purchased for Messiah’s Sanctuary
  • A Comforter’s Quilt Story – Years in the Making
  • New Member Photos

February 2018

  • Pastor Scott’s Page – “New Life Coming to Light – Seven Signs of the Savior”
  • Outreach – Kids to Love KTECH training program.
  • Music – Music Camp details announced!
  • Youth & Ed – 30-Hour Fasting for Food, Fishing for Fund

January 2018

  • Pastor Page – “Soggy Cereal and Tepid Tea”
  • Outreach –  Conversation Cafe plans “Seeking Shalom”  Class
  • Music – Talent Show &  Piano Update
  • Welcome New Members
  • Link to Sights and Sounds –  Ring & Sing, Children’s Christmas Program gallery
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