We are so thankful that we can follow our summer mission teams while they are serving across the globe. The Uganda team returned home safely. View the live blog posts below for a recap of their trip! Blog Post #1: This Team is Ready! Blog Post #2: Thursday Evening in Uganda Blog Post #3: Sunday…

During the ten years I have been travelling to Uganda with Messiah Lutheran Church and now Hearts and Hope, I have gradually (okay, very slowly) learned about some of the differences between our culture and theirs.  Some of the truths about their culture are frustrating but many are simply fascinating!   There are numerous situations that…

Messiah is blessed to have embraced the idea of short-term mission trips with long-term relationships. Pastor Chuck had the vision for our congregation years ago: serve the world in ways that allow us to develop a lasting relationship with those we serve. Messiah has now engaged in missions with people in South Dakota, Guatemala, Poland…

A church doesn’t thrive without volunteers. You see the proof all the time. Look around Messiah on a Sunday morning and start counting the number of tasks getting done by volunteers. Ushers, greeters, breakfast bar helpers, Sunday School teachers, praise team singers, …..and the list goes on. And that’s just the volunteers you can see!…

What Am I Called to Do? Most of us have had multiple times in our lives when we ask ourselves that question. Often, it’s around the time we are in college. It is tied into our choice of majors, universities, and even the classes we select. The expectation is to answer God’s call and incorporate…

It’s the season of giving. You hear it everywhere! KMOV is collecting food at Dierberg’s, the Salvation Army bells are ringing just about everywhere you shop, and churches city-wide are giving their congregations opportunities to support families who are less fortunate. At Messiah, we love the season of giving, too! This year we are providing…

Blessed by Giving

How have you been blessed? It’s an over-used word, it seems: blessed. It has become a popular hashtag when tweeting about a child or a spouse. We tend to use it when we are feeling particularly pleased with an outcome: “I’ve been so blessed.” A blessing can be “approval that allows or helps you to…

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