Celebrate Uganda Mission Event

One of the joys of being part of a mission team is learning about other cultures. We talk about the similarities and marvel at how many differences we sometimes uncover! While we value our friends and family in the U.S., the importance of relationships in Uganda is a noticeable difference in their culture and ours….

One of Messiah’s local mission partners is in need of volunteers. There are a couple ways that you can be involved! The Food Pantry is seeking two people to do the Wednesday morning Schnucks/Dierbergs food donation pick-up.  This entails pick-up and delivery of food items from the designated grocery stores. It takes about 3 hours (approximately 8…

Messiah has partnered with Nakabango Lutheran Church in Uganda since 2006. Over the years we have developed strong connections with many people in the Nakabango community! One of the young men we recently met is Benard Mwesigwa Jester (he loves to be called Mwesigwa, but many of his friends call him Jester!) He works in…

In the classic movie “The Wizard of Oz,” Dorothy lands in a confusing world and embarks on a journey home with three companions. Over 2000 years ago, Jesus called a disparate group of twelve to be His disciples. Though sometimes lacking hearts, never understanding a word He has to say, and oftentimes weak-kneed and cowardly,…

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…

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…

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…

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