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Outdoor worship streamed live

Outdoor worship is streamed live at 9:30 A.M.

While the weather is fine, Messiah livestreams our outdoor in-person Sunday worship service under the tent at 9:30 A.M. If you come to church, our council asks that everyone bring their own lawn chair, if possible. Please plan to wear a mask when interacting with others. Holy Communion will be offered using the pre-filled disposable kits that we have sent for use at home.

Our services are streaming live on Facebook  and on our YouTube channel.  Use these links or search for Messiah Lutheran Church, Weatherford, Texas.

Friends, we appreciate your gifts. To make an online offering, go to this link.

  • Our main concern is that everyone is safe when taking the opportunity for communal worship. With this in mind, if you feel that for any reason the in-person gathering would be unsafe for you or someone you are caring for, please continue to participate in worship online.
  • Guidelines for Worshipping Together Safely Outside
    Please observe the physical distancing recommendation, keeping six feet between people, except among your family group.
  • Please wear a mask, especially while you are under the tent (or in the church) where the air circulation will not be as great as the rest of the outside. We have masks available if you need one.
  • Use the hand sanitizer provided. Feel free to use the restrooms inside the church, following the guidelines above.
  • If you bring an offering, place it in the “little church” offering box.

Some should continue to worship at home online:
Those concerned about personal health vulnerabilities.
Those who are caring for family or friends with health vulnerabilities.
Those who have recently been exposed to someone with Covid-19.
Those who have any of the symptoms related to Covid-19 e.g. cough, fever, body ache,

Adult Forum Zoom meeting for Bible study and check in

Join your Messiah friends for a Zoom meeting Sunday mornings at 11:00 A.M.

See the invitation below to join on your laptop, phone, tablet or land line.

You are invited to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Messiah Lutheran Adult Forum

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Drive-through trunk or treat and streamed worship

Drive-Through Trunk or Treat

This year we will have to skip our fall festival at Messiah, but we will host a Drive-Through Trunk or Treat on Halloween, Saturday, Oct. 31, from 4 to 6 P.M. In recent years we have been successful in bringing joy to children and their families by decorating our vehicles with a faith-based message and handing out candy. We feel that we can still accomplish this in a safe manner in this pandemic season.

Members, we need cars! If you would like to decorate your vehicle and participate in the Drive-Through Trunk or Treat, that would be awesome! We will send out a list of ideas for you, and there are many ideas you can check out on Pinterest. We will send via email guidelines and safety procedures to ensure that we are doing our best to keep everyone well.

Outdoor worship will be streamed live at 9:30 A.M.

Beginning Oct. 25, Messiah will livestream an outdoor in-person Sunday worship service under the tent at 9:30 A.M. If you come to church, our council asks that everyone bring their own lawn chair, if possible. Please plan to wear a mask when interacting with others. Holy Communion will be offered using the pre-filled disposable kits that we have sent for use at home.

Our services are streaming live on Facebook  and on our YouTube channel.  Use these links or search for Messiah Lutheran Church, Weatherford, Texas.

Friends, we appreciate your gifts. To make an online offering, go to this link.

  • Our main concern is that everyone is safe when taking the opportunity for communal worship. With this in mind, if you feel that for any reason the in-person gathering would be unsafe for you or someone you are caring for, please continue to participate in worship online.
  • Guidelines for Worshipping Together Safely Outside
    Please observe the physical distancing recommendation, keeping six feet between people, except among your family group.
  • Please wear a mask, especially while you are under the tent (or in the church) where the air circulation will not be as great as the rest of the outside. We have masks available if you need one.
  • Use the hand sanitizer provided. Feel free to use the restrooms inside the church, following the guidelines above.
  • If you bring an offering, place it in the “little church” offering box.

 

Who should continue to worship at home online:
Those concerned about personal health vulnerabilities.
Those who are caring for family or friends with health vulnerabilities.
Those who have recently been exposed to someone with Covid-19.
Those who have any of the symptoms related to Covid-19 e.g. cough, fever, body ache,

Aanenson memorial and streamed worship

Memorial service for Rob Aanenson

A service of memorial and celebration of life will be held for Rob Aanenson under the tent at Messiah on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 2:00 P.M. Rob passed away unexpectedly Oct. 11 while he and Nikki were visiting their son Aaron in Lewistown, Montana. May our Heavenly Father receive Rob into his arms of mercy and provide comfort to Nikki and the whole family. The service will be streamed live. [We are terribly sorry and apologize our livestreaming failed and we have no recording.]

Outdoor worship will be steamed live at 9:30 A.M.

Beginning Oct. 25, Messiah will livestream an outdoor in-person Sunday worship service under the tent at 9:30 A.M. If you come to church, our council asks that everyone bring their own lawn chair, if possible. Please plan to wear a mask when interacting with others. Holy Communion will be offered using the pre-filled disposable kits that we have sent for use at home.

Our services are streaming live on Facebook  and on our YouTube channel.  Use these links or search for Messiah Lutheran Church, Weatherford, Texas.

Friends, we appreciate your gifts. To make an online offering, go to this link.

  • Our main concern is that everyone is safe while taking the opportunity for communal worship. With this in mind, if you feel that for any reason the in-person gathering would be unsafe for you or someone you are caring for, please continue to participate through online worship.
  • Guidelines for Worshipping Together Safely Outside
    Please observe the physical distancing recommendation, keeping six feet between people, except among those of the same family group.
  • Please wear a mask, especially while you are under the tent (or in the church) where the air circulation will not be as great as the rest of the outside. We have masks available if you need one.
  • Use the hand sanitizer provided. Feel free to use the restrooms inside the church, following the guidelines above.
    If you bring an offering, place it in the “little church” offering box.Who should continue to worship at home online:
    Those concerned about personal health vulnerabilities.
    Those who are caring for family or friends with health vulnerabilities.
    Those who have recently been exposed to someone with covid-19.
    Those who have any of the symptoms related to covid-19 e.g. cough, fever, body ache, loss of taste or smell, diarrheic, nausea. If you are not feeling well for any reason, please take the safe course and stay home.

 

SUNDAYS MESSIAH OFFERS WORSHIP AND A ZOOM GATHERING; WEDNESDAYS ONLINE DEVOTIONS

[Updated July 10, 2020]

You are great, O God, and greatly to be praised. You have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you. Grant that we may believe in you, call upon you, know you, and serve you, through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen

Sundays…  Though we cannot worship together in person due to the pandemic, Messiah livestreams the Sunday service at 9:30 A.M., so everyone can participate from home.
Our services are streaming live on Facebook  and on our YouTube channel.  Use these links or search for Messiah Lutheran Church, Weatherford, Texas.
Friends, we appreciate your gifts. To make an online offering, go to this link.
Messiah also hosts a Wednesday devotion each week at 7:00 P.M. We meet via by Zoom, and livestream our meeting on Facebook and YouTube at the links above.
Adult Forum Zoom meeting for Bible study and check in Sundays – Join your Messiah friends from the comfort of home for a Zoom meeting Sunday mornings at 11:00 A.M.

See the invitation below to join on your laptop, phone, tablet or land line.

You are invited to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Messiah Lutheran Adult Forum

Join Zoom Meeting:
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Sunday worship and mid-week devotions, plus a Zoom gathering

On Sundays…
Though we cannot worship together in person due to the pandemic, Messiah will livestream Sunday’s service at 9:30 A.M. so everyone can participate from home.

Our services are streaming live on Facebook  and on our YouTube channel.  Use these links or search for Messiah Lutheran Church, Weatherford, Texas.

To make an online offering, go to this link.

We also livestream a Wednesday devotion each week at 7:00 P.M.

Adult Forum Zoom meeting for Bible study and check in
Sundays 
Join your Messiah friends from the comfort of home for a Zoom meeting Sunday mornings ar 11:00 A.M. to check in and engage in some study.
See the invitation below to join on your laptop, phone, tablet or land line.

You are invited to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Messiah Lutheran Adult Forum

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/784838747?pwd=T0UwQXFJWlNVSVp2dTMyekFRUEJYQT09

Meeting ID: 784 838 747
Password: 728749

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+13462487799,,784838747# US (Houston)
+17207072699,,784838747# US (Denver)

Dial by your location
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+1 301 715 8592 US
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
+1 253 215 8782 US
Meeting ID: 784 838 747
Password: 728749
Find your local number: https://us04web.zoom.us/u/fdsa9Cng9o

Coronavirus, Worship, and Congregational Life

About Coronavirus, Worship, and our Congregational Life

Dear Messiah members and friends,

As David says in Psalm 23: “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me.”

In the light of the public health threat of the Coronavirus, we must take the following precautions:

For now, Messiah will have only one Sunday worship service, streamed on Facebook Live and YouTube at 9:30 A.M.

If you would like to come to the church to receive Holy Communion, please remain in your car and we will bring communion to you at the close of the service. You can watch the service on your phone from the parking lot. The order of service will be printed in the weekly email to members. Use it to follow along with the livestream.

Please only come inside if you have duties . Please use the sanitizer provided as you enter and upon leaving.

All in-person meetings, events and activities are cancelled for the time being.

I am very sad to have to have written these last few sentences, but at this time we best show our love for one another, our neighbors and our community by exercising caution in our public gatherings and interactions.

There is nothing more pleasing than the body of Christ gathered for worship. However, for now, I am convinced that for the sake of one another and the world we must take these cautionary steps.

For the remainder of Lent, Messiah will livestream a Wednesday evening service of word and prayer at 7:00 P.M. I will call on some of you to assist with music or devotions that we can prepare in small groups and share on Facebook and Youtube.

I know you don’t need to be reminded, but please think of family, friends and church members whom you haven’t seen or spoken with in a while and give them a call, text or email to show your concern and love. Physical distancing does not have to mean emotional and spiritual distancing.

We hold in prayer our public officials, police and firefighters, all those financially affected by this crisis, and those on the front lines of care giving: our doctors, nurses, personal care assistants, emergency care providers, and all medical support personnel.

Finally, your financial support is very important even while we are unable to gather for worship. Please consider making your offering online at this link or by mail (PO Box 399, Weatherford, TX, 76086).

Yours in Christ who strengthens us,
Pastor Franz

Zoom meeting today for Bible study and fellowship

Zoom Meeting for Bible study and check in scheduled for Sunday, March 29, at 11:00 a.m. after the Facebook live stream
Join your Messiah friends from the comfort of home for a Zoom meeting this coming Sunday morning to check in and for study. See the invitation below to join on your laptop, phone, tablet or land line.  We haven’t done this before so there may be a glitch or two, but I look forward to trying.  Pastor Franz

You are invited to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Messiah Lutheran Bible Study

Time: Mar 29, 2020 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Sun, until May 10, 2020, 7 occurrence(s)
Mar 29, 2020 11:00 AM

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Prayer amid Pandemic

A Prayer for Pandemic
By Cameron Bellm

May we who are merely inconvenienced
Remember those whose lives are at stake.
May we who have no risk factors
Remember those most vulnerable.
May we who have the luxury of working from home
Remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent.
May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close
Remember those who have no options.
May we who have to cancel our trips
Remember those that have no safe place to go.
May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market
Remember those who have no margin at all.
May we who settle in for a quarantine at home
Remember those who have no home.
As fear grips our country,
Let us choose love.
During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other,
Let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors.
Amen.

Lent

Lent is the quiet, solemn Christian season traditionally devoted to reflection, repentance, and renewal of faith. The Lenten season takes place during forty days (not counting Sundays) leading up to Easter.

 

Stir up our hearts, Lord God, and come

Stir up our hearts, Lord God, to prepare the way of your only Son. By his coming nurture our growth as
people of repentance and peace; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with
you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.