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…

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…

This post is Julie Stroder’s reflections on a recent summer mission trip to our partner village, Nakabango,Uganda. In her role as Messiah’s Mission Coordinator, she has led more than 30 mission teams to Uganda. The women of Nakabango Lutheran Church in Uganda are some of the hardest working women I will ever know. I never…

I’ve been waiting for this day since he was in Kindergarten! – Casey Vieth That’s what Mason’s mother said on July 1 when Messiah had the privilege of hearing seminarian Mason Vieth give his first sermon in front of a congregation. Mason has been a member of Messiah for over 14 years. Hearing from a…

Messiah partners with Hearts & Hope for Uganda twice a year to send a short-term mission team to Uganda. This year’s team had an amazing experience visiting several villages, including Nakabango where many Messiah members sponsor students. Click here for sponsorship information. We hope you enjoy reading these stories from the summer 2017 team. God…

Messiah partners with CALMS to send a short-term mission team to Guatemala each summer. This year, the team is all women, and they are ready to rock it! Here are the blog post updates by the team members. Follow along on the journey!

  The Lutheran Hour Live Radio Show Will Broadcast From Messiah! Be part of the live radio audience in Messiah’s sanctuary the evening of Tuesday, June 6 and stay for a Q&A with show host Dev. Dr. Gregory Seltz. Please RSVP online. Thanks!

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