Our pastor is the Rev. Franz J. Schemmel.
Our statement of purpose says:
At Messiah Lutheran Church we strive to build a vibrant community of Christian disciples in which…
- the gospel is preached,
- growth in grace is encouraged
- through a supportive environment,
- and where Christian living and servanthood is modeled and nurtured.
We seek to turn our values into action.
Our statement of purpose is based on values that we hold in common as the body of Christ, guided and inspired by the love of Christ for us. The following action steps are offered as concrete ways for all of us to live out these values each day.
Unconditional love: Be warm-hearted to all. Two or three times a week initiate a meaningful conversation with a person who may be different from you. Lay aside judgement and seek understanding.
Hospitality: Be welcoming. Once a week, endeavor to make a new friend or acquaintance. Share a meal with another person outside your own family.
Sharing the power of God’s grace: Be a living example of Christ’s love and compassion. Each day pray for and be open to opportunities to share the love of Christ with another. Be ready to offer forgiveness and seek forgiveness.
Serving our neighbor: Be loving in word and deed. Daily pray for and be open to opportunities to bless someone with practical assistance.
Growth in grace: Be open to the leading of the Holy Spirit. Set aside a block of time daily or weekly for reading God’s word, especially one of the gospels or one of Paul’s epistles, spiritual reflection and prayer.