HOLY WEEK SERVICES 2018
Please join us!
Good Friday March 30, 7:00 p.m.
At this solemn service we remember our savior Jesus’ crucifixion and death and his final works and words. At the conclusion of the service, “Were You There” is sung in darkness.
Easter Sunday, April 1
On Easter morning we rejoice with Mary Magdalene and all the followers of Jesus at the news of his Resurrection!
Joyous Sunrise Service, 7:00 a.m.
Potluck Easter Breakfast, 8:30 a.m.
Egg Hunt for the kids, 9:30 a.m.
Festival Worship with Holy Communion, 10:30 a.m.
Lenten Soup Suppers and worship – Lent is an old English word meaning springtime. In church usage it refers to the 40 days (not counting Sundays) leading up to Easter, the celebration of the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
On Wednesdays during Lent we will host a light soup supper at 6:00 p.m. followed by a service of prayer and holy communion using elements of Holden Evening Prayer and the traditional vespers service. Please join us!
Our Sunday services are the same as always: 8:00 and 10:30 A.M.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.