May we have the joy of resurrection forever

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.

Join us for Easter joy

On Easter Sunday, April 16, two  services and breakfast. It’s the happiest day of the year at Messiah!  You are welcome to join us whenever it’s best for you.

+  We will gather for a Sunrise Service, at 7:00 a.m., to rejoice in the risen Christ and new life, sharing Holy Communion.
+  Everyone is welcome to our Easter Breakfast. Come hungry! We will start serving at 8:30 a.m.
+  All kids are invited to our egg hunt at 9:30 a.m.
+  We will celebrate Easter together in our Festival Worship at 10:30 a.m., with choir and brass instruments, Holy Communion and lots of rejoicing.

God sent Jesus into the world to set us free

Almighty God, your Son came into the world to free us all from sin and death. Breathe upon us the power of your Spirit, that we may be raised to new life in Christ and serve you in righteousness all our days, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen

It’s Lent at Messiah

Join us for Lenten soup supper and worship on Wednesdays at 6:00 P.M. We share a simple meal and gather for a Lenten-themed  service of song and prayer at 6:45. Please join us for this friendly, warmhearted time of reflection.

God breathed into dust the breath of life

Gracious God, out of your love and mercy you breathed into dust the breath of life, creating us to serve you and our neighbors. Call forth our prayers and acts of kindness, and strengthen us to face our mortality with confidence in the mercy of your Son, Jesus, Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, on God, now and forever, Amen

Lent begins with Ash Wednesday service

Today is the first day of the season in the church year known as Lent.  It includes the 40 days before Easter (not counting Sundays). Lent is a time of reflection, repentance and opening our hearts to Christ and the gospel of love.

We enter into Lent today, Ash Wednesday, with a solemn service at 6:30 P.M., with confession and imposition of ashes, and Holy Communion.

Installing Messiah’s new sign – Getting ready to reach out with a gospel message

Messiah’s new sign will reach folks driving by from all directions, an important job as our neighborhood grows. Messiah’s message will be seen be parents going to and from Austin Elementary School, people shopping for cars to the southeast, and everyone heading for the new Film Alley movie theater and bowling alley. We will have the ability to put a welcome and a gospel message on the digital screen for all to see.

Installation got underway in the morning on Friday, Jan. 26

Holy God, hold us forever

Holy God, our strength and our redeemer,
by your Spirit hold us forever,
that through your grace we may worship you
and faithfully serve you,
follow you and joyfully find you,
through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen

Our worship services are at 8:00 and 10:30 A.M. Sundays.
We gather for adult study on Wednesdays at 6:30 P.M.

Good news of great joy

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger.” – Luke 2:10-12

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