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…

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…

Are you familiar with the “facepalm” gesture? If not, you will be! Jesus had plenty of opportunity to close his eyes, cover his face with his hand, and shake his head in response to some of the things his disciples said and did. We can take great comfort in the disciples, because they’re just like…

by Tim Almstedt, member of Messiah’s Story Team “Build Your kingdom here, let the darkness fear; show Your mighty hand, heal our streets and land. Set Your church on fire, win this nation back; change the atmosphere, build Your kingdom here we pray.” Those were the words sung by the 5000+ who were in attendance…

Jesus was a profound story-teller.  We refer to his stories as “parables” which we have defined as “earthly stories with heavenly meanings.”  Jesus didn’t merely tell stories to entertain his listeners.  He told these stories to prove a point, demonstrate a principle, or simply reveal to the hearers something about the heart of the heavenly…

Please join us for these special opportunities to worship at Messiah during the month of December. Christmas Eve Worship 3pm Contemporary Hymns & Carols 5pm Contemporary Hymns & Carols 7pm Traditional Hymns & Carols (Brass & Bells) 11pm Traditional Hymns & Carols with Communion Please note: The 3pm service typically has the highest attendance if…

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