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 “home grown” student of God’s Word was exciting for us and him!

He describes preaching to the people who taught him the faith as a “very humbling but amazing moment.” Of course, it was not without its pressures. The fear of mistranslating or misinterpreting something from the original Greek text ranked at the top of Mason’s prep work concerns. But with help from Henri Nouwen’s book With Burning Hearts that his former pastor, Scott Bruzek, gave to him, Mason truly hit the ball out of the park with his first sermon.

God’s blessings to you, Mason! We can’t wait to see what God has planned for you as you seek to serve Him.

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