Mission Fest and Marketplace 2016

Messiah Lutheran Church will welcome family and friends and the community to a Mission Fest and Marketplace, an evening of food, fun, music, games and fellowship. It’s Saturday, Oct. 1 from 5:30 to 8:30 P.M. at Messiah, 907 Washington St. in Weatherford.

Dinner will be chicken spaghetti, green bean casserole, Caesar salad, bread sticks and dessert (and we make some fabulous desserts). A freewill offering will be appreciated.

Live music will be provided by Messiah’s favorite band, Ebenezer.

Tickets are available for a drawing for a vintage “Jacob’s Ladder” quilt, crafted around the 1920s. “It is simply amazing to find a quilt this old in this condition: pristine, well preserved and cared for,” says the donor. “It could easily be in a museum. This one of of those rare finds!” Call 817-291-4371 for tickets.


Look for a silent auction and lots of fun: face painting, games, cake walk and a bounce house. At the Marketplace you’ll find handmade crafts: pickles, jams, specialty baked goods, jewelry, crocheted items, quilts, and woodworking.

When we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all. Proceeds from the Mission Fest and Marketplace wil support the ministries of Messiah Lutheran Church.

For more information contact Pastor Franz Schemmel (franzschemmel@gmail.com)

We sold homemade ice cream at the Peach Pedal

Here’s a look at Messiah’s Homemade Peace ice cream stand at the Peach Pedal Ride in July.
Our prep crew made all the ice cream at the Weatherford Senior Center a week ahead.
Our prep crew made all the ice cream at the Weatherford Senior Center a week ahead.

first shift

The first shift started very early. Do they look sleepy?

Our customers were hungry and ready to dig into some homemade ice cream.

ice cream puppy

Of course the puppy wants some ice cream!

Messiah’s volunteers started early and stayed late. Thanks to everyone who worked so hard.

God, teach us to love

Benevolent God, you are the source, the guide, and the goal of our lives.  Teach us to love what is worth loving, to reject what is offensive to you, and to treasure what is precious in your sight, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.  Amen

Bountiful God, you gather us to you

Bountiful God, you gather your people into your realm, and you promise us food from your tree of life.  Nourish us with your word, that empowered by your Spirit we may love one another and the world you have made, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen

Our Easter prayer

O God, you gave your only Son to suffer death on the cross for our redemption, and by his glorious resurrection you delivered us from the power of death. Make us die every day to sin, that we may live with him forever in the joy of the resurrection, through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

A blessed Holy Week to all

God’s richest blessings to everyone in this very sacred time. Here is a schedule of our Holy Week services at Messiah. Please join us.

Maundy Thursday, March 24, 7:00 p.m.
Our worship with Holy Communion will focus on the last supper Jesus shared with his disciples and his command to them that they love one another as he has loved them.

Good Friday, March 25, 7:00 p.m.
In this beautiful, solemn service we remember our savior Jesus’ crucifixion and death, and his final works and words.

Easter Sunday, March 27
Sunrise Service, 7:00 a.m. – We greet the risen Lord and worship, with Holy Communion.
Potluck Easter Breakfast, 8:30 a.m., (You need not bring a dish; there is plenty to share).
Easter Egg Hunt for the Young Ones, 9:30 a.m.
Festival Worship with Holy Communion, 10:30 a.m.


Everlasting God, in your endless love for the human race
you sent our Lord Jesus Christ to take on our nature
and to suffer death on the cross.
In your mercy enable us to share in his obedience to your will
and in the glorious victory of his resurrection,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever. Amen



Midweek TAIZЀ worship during Lent
Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m. (until Palm Sunday), we will have a Communion service with the music based on the worship song of the Taizѐ spiritual community in France. The music is gentle, meditative, and uplifting.

Wednesday bible study will start a little earlier than usual, at 6:15, to make time for the service.
Choir practice follows at 7:30 as usual.

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