The first shift started very early. Do they look sleepy?
Of course the puppy wants some ice cream!
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 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
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.
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.
Tonight Messiah’s community will gather for the Ash Wednesday service with Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion. It’s Feb. 10, at 6:30 P.M. You are invited. The Ash Wednesday service, though solemn, helps us enter as a church family in to the spirit of Lent.
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, the 40 days before Easter (not counting Sundays). By tradition it is a time in the life of the church for reflection on our lives, repentance for our sins, and renewal in our faith and life.
Coming up at Messiah… music and mingling!
FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE ON WASHINGTON DRIVE
Friday, January 15, 2016, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm in our fellowship hall.
Coffee, cocoa, snacks, games, and music by Ebenezer.
Enjoy a relaxing evening and get to know members of our community. Bring friends and family!
Entertainment and fellowship are free; treats will be reasonably priced.