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Deacon Sara and Family Headed to Georgia

A letter from Sara on her resignation as MLC's Youth Director: Dear Messiah Family,Thank you for being an amazing faith community for my family for the last 6 years. For 5.5 of those years I've served as the youth director in varying capacities. I have given my notice...

July 3, 2022 – 11:00 AM Live

July 3, 2022 – 11:00  AM Livestream Fourth Sunday after PentecostOnline worshipers are encouraged to download an e-bulletin to follow along with the readings, liturgy, and hymns.View livestream worship bulletinPrint livestream worship...

“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

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