NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS
Lent Begins on Ash Wednesday, March 5th
A traditional Ash Wednesday Worship at 7 p.m.(complete with imposition
of the Ashes) will kick off our Lenten journey. Each Wednesday night
through Lent we will hear from Lauren Winner (via DVD presentation).
Lauren Winner grew up Jewish and converted to Christianity as an adult.
In her book Mudhouse Sabbath, Ms. Winner shares how she has
incorporated and found meaning in some of the spiritual practices with
which grew up. On Sunday mornings, those who are interested are
invited to gather during the Education Hour to talk about the different
spiritual practices and how we might incorporate them into our own lives.
Volunteer at the Food Pantry
Through the years, Messiah has been a great supporter of the Hamilton County Food Pantry. 3 of our members presently serve on the Food Pantry Board and, we would like to offer other members of Messiah the opportunity to volunteer at the Food Pantry. Jobs include sorting donations, stocking shelves, preparing food orders, cleaning, or other tasks as needed.
The following dates and times are when one of our Messiah members is scheduled to work and they would love to have one or two others join them at the Pantry. If interested, look for the sheet in the narthex or contact the church office.
Upcoming Dates are:
Tuesday, March 4th, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 20th, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 25th, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Building Dedication Set for April 6th
Mark Sunday, April 6th at 10:15 a.m. on your calendars (Sunday School will be at 9 a.m.)and plan now to attend the dedication of our new building additions. After the Dedication Worship, there will be a short ribbon cutting ceremony followed by a Potluck Dinner (meat will be provided, but everyone is asked to bring a dish or two to share). Several of our Mission Builders will be with us as well as Pastor Steve Meysing, Assistant to the Bishop for the Nebraska Synod and Pastor Al Duminy (who was pastor during the first building phase). It looks to be a fun and inspiring morning. We'd love to have you join us.
Our Mission Builders
Helping us with our Building Addition Project were the Mission Builders of the ELCA. We were especially pleased to have with us for the summer (listed by couples left to right): Clarence & Marlene Strabel, Rich & Lindsey Hofer, Bob & Barb Queck, Chris & Karin Dunker, Roy & Elaine Doell, Howard & Ann McCartha.
Drawings of our Building Additions
Photos from recent events?
See how our church through
is responding to recent disasters
Wednesday, March 5th
6-6:45 p.m. Youth Group
7:00pm--Ash Wednesday Worship
Thursday, March 6th
6:45am--Men's Bible Study
Sunday, March 9th*
*Daylight Savings Time Begins/Move Clocks Forward 1 Hour
Tuesday, March 11th
Wednesday, March 12th
7:00pm Lenten Worship
Thursday, March 13th
6:45am--Men's Bible Study
Sunday, March 16th*
*Third Grade Bible Blessing