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Pastor Greg's Letter

Pastor Greg's Letter

Aaahhh! The season of Lent! A season where we experience the transformation from winter to spring – gathering in cold and darkness to watching the sun set and shedding coats for jackets. A season of somberness – no Hallelujahs, now! A time for soup and sandwiches, welcoming old favorites and trying a bit of something new. Additional worship with a …

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Lenten Season Sundays

Lenten Season Sundays

From the beginning of time, humanity has sought to be and to understand what it means to be a spiritual person.   Jesus was a spiritual person and I think it is safe to assume he was a master. So what were his disciplines? How did he understand what it meant to be in communion with God?  Remember, Jesus was a …

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Lenten Midweek Season Schedule

Lenten Midweek Season Schedule

During Lent, as a student of Jesus, you are invited to explore the Jesus Creed and the Lord’s Prayer in a fresh way. Through devotions, physical disciplines, service and worship, we will seek deeper spiritual formation. Our Lenten journey will give you and your family a number of avenues for study and growth.  Midweek Lenten worship will lead us on our …

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Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday

Join us Easter Sunday, March 27th to celebrate the Risen Christ! 7:00am Sunrise Service (Located at Ralston Middle School Practice Field, 81st and Lakeview.  Bring chairs or blankets to sit on.) 7:30am- 10:30am Easter Breakfast served by Messiah Youth Group at Messiah Lutheran Church 8:30am Traditional Easter Worship Service 11:00am Contemporary Easter Worship Service Invite your family, friends, neighbors, and …

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Messiah 60th Anniversary

Messiah 60th Anniversary

Save the Date Sunday April 10th at 10am Messiah’s 60th Anniversary Celebration Service Potluck Picnic following service Theme:  “Family Reunion” Photos needed We are collecting Messiah photos from each decade since Messiah started in 1956.  Please put the year and/or decade the photo is from on the back of each picture.  We will be creating a digital photo album to …

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Kids Connected Through Christ

Kids Connected Through Christ

WHEN: FEBRUARY 14TH, 2016 from 2:30PM to 4:30PM WHO: Kindergarten-6th Grade WHERE: MESSIAH, Fellowship Hall WHAT: Time for friendship, games, crafts, snacks, and devotions with the children of Christ! Elementary kids can join us for a fun time with other Messiah kids, and strengthen their relationship with Christ and others! WHY: To build faith and strengthen relationships through Christ! Please …

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Youth Group Schedule

Youth Group Schedule

February 7th—Souper Bowl Sunday! February 14th—LOVE! February 20th—Set-up for Spaghetti Dinner at 10AM! February 21st—Wrap Silverware for Spaghetti Dinner! February 21st—Spaghetti Dinner! Please arrive by 3:30PM! February 28th—GAME DAY!

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Souper Bowl of Caring

Souper Bowl of Caring

Join Senior High Youth as they raise money for Souper Bowl of Caring! Now through February 7th, we will be collecting change (or more !) in the lobby for hunger! The 3 containers for your change will correspond with Pastor Berger, Kim Berger, or Tim Schutz. The “winner” who gets the most change in their container will get a "pie in …

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Defy Gravity Family Outing

Defy Gravity Family Outing

Join us for Messiah’s family outing to Defy Gravity! Jump and have fun with family and friends through Christ! WHO: Families of Messiah! WHAT: DEFY GRAVITY! WHEN: February 13th, 1:45PM-3:00PM WHERE: Meet at Defy Gravity! WHY: To bond with families at Messiah, get some exercise, and see the good God does in our lives! COST: $10 each, includes jumping, socks, …

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Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

UP, UP and AWAY! Our annual spaghetti dinner will be held on February, 21st from 5-7PM. Come enjoy a meal cooked and served by our high school and confirmation students! The proceeds from the dinner help to send the high school youth to work camp in the summer. Tickets are $8 per person or $20 for a family. We hope …

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Inclement Weather

Inclement Weather

Reminder:  If Ralston Schools are closed due to inclement weather,  the Church office will be closed.

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Thank you for cold gear for needy

Thank you for cold gear for needy

A huge thank you to everyone who brought cold gear to hang on our clothesline. The Open Door Mission really appreciated all of the items you donated to help keep the people of Omaha warm this winter! Thanks again!

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Parish Nurse News

Parish Nurse News

This information was taken off the Harvard Medical School Heart Letter.   People often say that "they are young at heart". Truth be told most Americans , physically that is, have a "heart age" that is greater than their chronicologic age.   Your heart age depends on your Blood Pressure reading, your smoking history, your body mass index( calculated off …

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Healing Prayer Service

Healing Prayer Service

Healing Prayer Worship Thursday, Feb. 18th at 7:00pm in the sanctuary, Messiah is offering a service of healing and communion. We invite everyone to come and share in prayers for healing for all those in need as well as to receive prayers for personal healing

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First Communion Class

First Communion Class

In Holy Communion, we celebrate the gift of God’s love and forgiveness for us through the receiving of Jesus in the bread and wine. What a joy it is to know God’s presence and love through this Sacrament! At Messiah, we offer first communion instruction to children, beginning in the first grade. However, when a child begins to commune is …

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Mosaic

Mosaic

Mosaic - Embracing God's call to serve in the world, Mosaic advocates for people with intellectual disabilities and provides opportunities for them to enjoy a full life.  Through the Omaha agency we serve approximately 215 people with intellectual disabilities by providing personalized and residential services.  We are a 102 year old serving arm of the Lutheran church, started by Reverend …

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Treasurer's Report

Treasurer's Report

This month the General Fund balance increased to $56K aided by strong Christmas giving.   The year ended with total General Fund giving of about $454K vs. a 2015 Mission Plan amount of $440K.  Spending for the year was under budget by $7.3K.  These factors put us closer to a healthy reserve than we have been in many years. The Imagine …

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Calendar of Events

Take a look at the event calendar at http://messiahfamily.com/events/

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