Our Ash Wednesday service at Messiah will be at 6:30 P.M. on Feb. 14, beginning our Lenten observance . Everyone is welcome for supper and worship.
Lent is an old English word meaning springtime. In church usage it refers to the 40 days – not counting Sundays – before Easter, the celebration of the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, this year observed on Feb. 14. We will have a solemn service at 6:30 p.m. with Holy Communion and imposition of ashes.
On the following Wednesdays of Lent we will have a light soup supper at 6:00 p.m. followed by a service of prayer using elements of the traditional vespers service and the Holden evening prayer service.
Thanks be to you, Lord Jesus Christ, most merciful redeemer, for the countless blessings and benefits you give. May we know you more clearly, love you more dearly, and follow you more nearly, day by day praising you, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
We gather Sunday, Dec. 16, at 6:00 P.M.,
for our children’s program, music and treats.
O God of justice and love,
you illumine our way through life with the words of your Son.
Give us the light we need,
and awaken us to the needs of others,
through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
Messiah Mission Fest
Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017
Trunk or Treat – 5:00-6:00
Brisket ‘n Brats Dinner – 6:00-8:00 – freewill offering
Join us at Messiah Lutheran Church for Trunk or Treat, and stay for dinner! We’ll have games and bounce house fun, food and music, cake walk, silent auction and crafts, and a drawing for an amazing quilt. Live music by 8-Track.
All proceeds will benefit Crossroads Youth Program, a service of Freedom House in Weatherford.
Messiah is reaching out. Come join hands with us in support of Crossroads and enjoy the Mission Fest!
For more information contact Pastor Franz Schemmel: 817-925-1318, or email email@example.com
Gracious God, you helped Saint Francis to reflect the image of Christ through a life of poverty and humility. May we follow your Son by walking in the footsteps of Francis of Assisi, and by imitating his joyful love. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Messiah’s annual Blessing of the Animals honoring St. Francis of Assisi will be this Sunday, Oct. 1, at 10:30 A.M. Everyone is welcome to come with their animal companions. Our animal friends help us in so many ways, so it is fitting to pray that they experience God’s love and care.
I love the LORD, because he has heard the voice of my supplication,
because he has inclined his ear to me whenever I called upon him.
2The cords of death entangled me; the grip of the grave took hold of me; I came to grief and sorrow.
3Then I called upon the name of the LORD:
“O LORD, I pray you, save my life.
10How shall I repay the LORD
for all the good things he has done for me?
11I will lift up the cup of salvation
and call upon the name of the LORD.
12I will fulfill my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people.
13Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his servants.
14O LORD, I am your servant;
I am your servant and the child of your handmaid;
you have freed me from my bonds.
15I will offer you the sacrifice of thanksgiving
and call upon the name of the LORD.
16I will fulfill my vows to the LORD in the presence of | all his people,
17in the courts of the LORD’s house,
in the midst of you, O Jerusalem. Hallelujah!
PSALM 116:1-3, 10-17
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. Amen
Wednesday evening adult study and choir practice are on hiatus right now. We’ll announce when they start up again.