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“The Messiah Messenger”

The Official  Monthly Newsletter of Messiah Lutheran Church

If you have an article you’d like to submit please email: newsletter@mlutheran.org  Deadline is typically the 3rd Sunday of each month.
Newsletter Editor:  Rebecca Mast
Communications Director: Meredith Kilby 

December 2022 Newsletter

  • Pastor’s Page – Lois Graff Resigns ahead of retirement, December Worship
  • Outreach – Life Passages, CCYR & Kit Ministry Advent Offering Designees
  • Music –  24th Annual Ring and Sing Dec 11
  • Youth & Ed – Children to Present to Worship Dec 18, Youth Vacancy Status
  • NewsFlashes –  Graff Farewell / Retirement Celebration Jan 8, Link to Online November Month in Pictures
  • December Calendar

November 2022 Newsletter

  • Pastor’s Page – MLC’s Ministry Site Profile | November 13 is Congregation Meeting
  • Outreach –  Life Passages and Gathering & Gathering for others as Holidays near
  • Music –  Ring & Sing Set for Dec. 11 – Rehearsal Schedule & Hymn of the Month
  • Connecting Children to Worship – Parent Survey due Nov. 5
  • News Flashes –  Quilt Auction, Kit Ministry Bake Sale & Funeral Planning Session
  • Welcome New Members & Month in Pictures.    

October 2022 Newsletter

  • Pastor’s Page – Transition Team’s Work Concludes. Call Committee Formed.
    Sunday,  Oct 2 is Planning for Giving Sunday – please return your estimate of giving cards.
  • Outreach –  Life Passages and Community German Food Festival on Oct 22
  • Music –  Music at Messiah Concerts return with Faythe Freese, International Organist Oct. 15
  • Youth –  MLC Youth Leadership Update, CYMT Program Information,  Activity Schedule
  • News Flashes –  Oct 1-Fall Clean Up Day at MLC, ALZ Walk
  • Month in Pictures – Check out more pictures in the online gallery.

September 2022 Newsletter

  • Pastor’s Page – Transition Team Update & Town Hall Sep. 11 & Special Congregation Meeting Sep. 18 on  Constitution Revision (more details on Page 8) 
  • Outreach –  Life Passages and God’s Work Our Hands service opportunities plus! 
  • Music –  Spaghetti Talent Show on the 24, Concerts & More at MLC
  • Youth –  MLC Youth activities for September & Deacon Sara’s Move to GA (see page 8 for details as to farewell activities & opportunities)  Bonus! Check out the online gallery of photos from the Aug 28 Fourth Sunday Dinner! 
  • News Flashes –  Community German Food Festival planning meetings & more! 
  • Month in Pictures – Check out more pictures in the online gallery.

August 2022 Newsletter

  • Pastor’s Page: Ministry Site Profile Survey & Questionnaire Results released- Town Hall & Pizza Round tables in August.
  • Outreach:  Life Passages – Kit & Quilt Blessing is Aug 21
  • Music & Worship – Music at Messiah, Talent Show Information
  • Youth & Christian Education –  Youth Events,  Rally Day & Backpack Blessing August 7
  • News Flashes, ALZ Bake Aug 7
  • August Calendar & much more!

July 2022 Newsletter

  • Pastor’s Page: Transition Update
  • Outreach:  Life Passages – New! Pub Theology; Wednesdays at Stovehouse
  • Music & Worship – Music Camp Thank you, Kiswhahili Visit & Potluck July 31
  • Youth & Christian Education –  Youth Events,  Vacation Bible Camp July 12-14
  • News Flashes 
  • Update from William Strand, Linda Ruhl thank you
  • Lunches for Learning Special Project
  • Lots of photo links from June!

June 2022 Newsletter

  • Pastor’s Page – Transition Team Update
  • Outreach – Life Passages,  Outreach Three-for (Disaster Recovery, Raising Men/Women, Safety Seminar)
  • Music & Worship – Music Camp returns, Hymn of the Month
  • Youth – Messy Games this Sunday at 4 pm for rising 3rd through 12 graders.
  • News Flashes – Safety Seminar June 18, Comforters & Kits continue through the summer. MLC Thermos Sale – Council Listing
  • Interim Update – Constitution Survey Results
  • Calendar page

May 2022 Newsletter

  • Pastor’s Page – Transition Team Update – Town Hall on Constitution Revision
  • Outreach – LIfe Passages, Supply Drive for Inspiritus
  • Music Notes –  Music Camp approaching. Dinner Theater announced
  • Youth  & Family Formation –  MOES Go Roller Skating, New Adult Class Coming
  • Newsflashes – Graduates Recognized May 15,  Volunteer Opportunities 
  • More Newsflashes –  Council Elections May 1, Town Hall May 8,  Messiah Journey Display
  • Current Council Members, Transition Team Mem
  • Month in pictures – with link to Google Photos from April. 

April 2022 Newsletter

  • Pastor’s Message –  Springtime
  • Outreach – Life Passages,  Spotlight: Owen’s House
  • Music – Rehearsal Schedules, Music Camp June 6 – 12
  • Youth –  MOES Serve April 2nd. Holy Saturday Prayer Stations. Jr. & Sr. Youth meeting information
  • Newsflashes — Foodies “Holiday Group”, Plant Sale, Handmade Market

March 2022 Newsletter

  • Pastor’s Message –  It’s Lent Already.
  • Outreach – Life Passages,  Spotlight: CASA of Madison County
  • Music – Rehearsal Schedules, Music Camp June 6 – 12
  • Youth –  MOES, Jr. & Sr. Youth meeting information
  • Newsflashes — Transition Update, 40-40-40 for lent

February 2022 Newsletter

  • Pastor’s Page:  Meet Pastor Diana Bottin
  • Outreach:  Life Passages;  Outreach Spotlight: Lunches for Learning
  • Worship & Music: Music Camp 2022 Dates, Rehearsal Schedules
  • Youth & Education:  Youth February Event schedule,  Sunday School updates
  • News Flashes:  Totes for Mission, CASA Valentine Service Project, & more!
  • Month in Pictures!  Links to the online gallery and Pastor’s final Sunday at MLC.

January 2022 Newsletter

  •  Pastor’s Page:  Saying Goodbye is Hard…
  • Outreach:  Life Passages;  Outreach Spotlight:Holy-Day Giving Listing.
  • Worship & Music: Music Camp 2022 Dates, Hymn of the Month
  • Youth & Education:  Youth January Event schedule,  Sunday School updates
  • News Flashes:  Chancel Flowers, Worship Assistant POCs, & more
  • Month in Pictures!  Links to the online gallery and Pastor’s Farewell program

     

    Messiah Messenger Archive

    Click each year to see each year’s archive.  If you happen to encounter a broken link. Please report it to communications@mlutheran.org  Thank you!