Did you know that Messiah sells books by contemporary Christian authors? We do, and our collection on the bookshelves in the Information Center has recently expanded! You can now find new books by Thom Rainer, Timothy Keller, and one of Pastor Chuck’s favorite authors, Bob Goff. Some of the new titles include Move Toward the…

Community Service Opportunity Invitation by Julie Stroder, Messiah Missions Coordinator The Lutheran Hope Center in Ferguson was created to “share the hope that is ours in Jesus Christ to a broken and hurting community in words and acts of mercy.” Housed in the Urban League Empowerment Center, it works in partnership with St. Louis’s North…

by Julie Stroder, Messiah’s Missions Coordinator Several years ago, Messiah began supporting a football (or what Americans call “soccer”) team in Uganda. The boys on the team live mostly in the Nakabango area, where Messiah partners with the Lutheran church. Eric Waiswa–a young man with an incredible passion for helping boys–has coached the team for…

by Amy Malterer, Director of Operations How does a church welcome the community with open and loving arms, yet remain vigilant about protecting the welfare of those who come to worship?  Unfortunately, this question has become all too relevant after several high-profile church shootings, and no church should be unprepared because of a “this would…

Are you interested in scheduling a baptism at Messiah? The first step is to take the baptism class offered on the third Sunday of every month. This class reviews the fundamentals of baptism and its importance to the Christian faith and allows time for your questions. The next class will be held on August 19…

by Stephanie Silbey Messiah Communications Team We’ve all heard the clichés: Patience is a virtue. God’s timing is not our own. Grant me patience, Lord, but hurry! No one likes to wait, especially when the wait seems to never end. But waiting is hardly a foreign concept to God’s people! From Abraham and Sarah waiting years…

When we first started to work with the Cheyenne River Youth Project 11 years ago, they had an incredible long-term volunteer program in place. Each summer, 10-15 people would spend the summer at CRYP with the mission of overseeing the kids program. As a result, the kids program would be up and running all season…

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