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From Pastor Greg...

From Pastor Greg...

To check out the latest from Pastor Greg, click on the link for his most current blog: https://gregtherev.wordpress.com        

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Summer Worship Hours

Summer Worship Hours

Now through Sunday, September 3rd Summer worship hours will be: 8:30am Traditional Worship Service 10:00am Contemporary Worship Service

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Life Groups

Life Groups

Where Do I Belong? Are you looking for something more? Do you want to know what God’s plan is for you? Are you searching for more of a sense of purpose, direction in your life? As followers of Christ and people of God, our life really boils down to two questions: “What is God saying to me?” and, “What am …

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Unity Sunday

Unity Sunday

Join us August 27th at 9:30am for our Annual Unity Sunday! On this Sunday we worship at one service to celebrate our diversity that is united in Christ's Love.  The blended service will incorporate traditional, contemporary, and Dinka (South Sudanese) worship.  Children will be welcomed to Sunday School and Faith Life Leaders will be recognized and set apart for their …

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Messiah Choir

Messiah Choir

Summer Choir: Messiah Choir will meet at 8am on Sunday, Aug 6 for a brief rehearsal of a familiar song, and sing in worship that day.  Newcomers welcome - let's get acquainted! Messiah Choir will resume weekly rehearsals on Tuesday, September 5 at 6:45 pm, and will begin singing Sunday, September 10. We LOVE new members! If you are considering joining …

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Ice Cream Social

Ice Cream Social

Families of all ages are invited to join us Sunday, August 6th from 7-PM for our Back-to-School Ice Cream Social! We want to celebrate the start of a new year and close out summer with a bang! We will be having ice cream, along with games for the family! Bring your friends and join in on the fun! We hope …

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Youth Work Camp

Youth Work Camp

Sunday, August 13th, at both worship services, the youth and adult sponsors will share their experience at this summers work camp at Pine Ridge Reservation.  Please plan on attending to hear their stories of God working through them to help others.  Let's continue to support our youth on their faith journey!

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M.A.R.s (MESSIAH ACTIVE RETIREES)

M.A.R.s (MESSIAH ACTIVE RETIREES)

Join us Tuesday, August 15th at 10AM as we welcome a speaker from the Easter Nebraska Office on Aging. They will be here to speak about programs and services offered as well as answer any questions. Light refreshments will be provided. Please sign up in the Narthex, we hope to see you there!

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Little Disciples Open House

Little Disciples Open House

There will be a Little Disciple Open House (for 3 year olds and their parents), Sunday August 20th at 9:30 am (between services) downstairs in the Little Disciples Room #201.  If you have a child 3 years of age that you feel would be ready for Sunday School please come and meet the teachers who will continue to guide our …

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Raffle Ticket Fundraiser

Raffle Ticket Fundraiser

Raffle Tickets Available Now!!! Get your chance to win 2 tickets to the October 7th NU-Wisconsin football game in Lincoln, NE plus $100. The cost is $10 per ticket.  The drawing will be this summer, with proceeds to benefit the South Sudan Outreach Ministry. Those interested in selling the tickets can pick up their booklets of ten (10) from the …

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Messiah Summer Connection!

Messiah Summer Connection!

Do you have your summer plans arranged? Is getting to church each Sunday a part of that plan? Regardless the answer, we encourage Messiah members to connect with their church family this summer, through our Messiah Summer Connection! This is a booklet of prayers for each week throughout the summer, starting this week! Each week provides a topic for prayer, …

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Parish Nurse News

Parish Nurse News

Summertime is a wonderful, relaxing time to enjoy the outdooors but it certainly has it's hazards with the hot temperatures with Heat Exhaustion. This happens due to the body's response to an excessive loss of water and salt by excessive sweating. People most at risk ar the elderly,those who work outside in the hot weather and those who have High …

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Heart & Sole Walking Program

Heart & Sole Walking Program

Coming Soon! Messiah has been selected to be a part of a pilot physical activity program called, Heart and Sole! This is a program of CHI Health that they are expanding into faith communities. Participants will record physical activity and receive emails with health tips. The fun part will be a t-shirt and an entry into a drawing for a Henry …

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Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Next Blood Drive will be, Sunday, August 20th.                   7:30am-12:30pm. Signup sheet in hallway to fellowship hall, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), or go to redcrossblood.org and enter MessiahLutheranRalstonNE to schedule an appointment.      

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Healing Prayer Service

Healing Prayer Service

Healing Service, Thursday, August 17th, 7:00pm Messiah is offering a service of healing and communion in the sanctuary every third Thursday of the month. 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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WELCA NEWS

WELCA NEWS

Circle Meetings in August: Phoebe Circle:    Will not meet in August Rebecca Circle:   Will not meet in August Marytha Circle:  Will not meet in August

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Paul S. Jensen Memorial South Sudanese Outreach Golf Outing

Paul S. Jensen Memorial South Sudanese Outreach Golf Outing

This year's Golf outing will be held the Sunday following Labor Day (September 10th) at the Pacific Spring Golf Course. This will be a part of our “God’s Work Our Hands” celebration. Brochures can be found at the information desk in the lobby.  Registration/Check in will be at 1:00pm with the event starting at 2:00pm. All silent auction and raffle …

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Nkuu Kati Guests

Nkuu Kati Guests

Help us welcome guests from Nkuu Kati! 2017 marks 8 years of our covenant partnership with Nkuu Kati Lutheran Parish! Over those 8 years we have all enjoyed the gifts of lasting, meaningful relationships,  as well as partnerships on numerous projects here, and there, for education and facility improvements. To continue walking together and building more relationships, Messiah has invited three members of Nkuu Kati …

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Tanzania Vision Trips 2018

Tanzania Vision Trips 2018

Become involved in Messiah’s Nkuu Kati partnership while seeing some of the most amazing wildlife and scenery on the planet.  Synod-sponsored Vision Trips are a tremendous opportunity to gain an understanding of what life is like for our friends in Tanzania. We will worship in modest churches and visit villages, hospitals, schools, and homes. We will learn about the economy …

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Stephen Center Ministry Help Needed

Stephen Center Ministry Help Needed

Messiah has been a long-time volunteer serving dinner at the Stephen Center shelter.  Messiah serves the first Friday dinner monthly and we are thankful for the many groups and individuals that have donated time and money to prepare and/or serve food to those in need.  We are at a critical juncture where finding groups to serve has grown increasingly difficult …

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Community News

Community News

Rachel Kurtz, Free Christian Concert Saturday, August 5th 6:30pm Bayliss Park 100 Pearl St., Council Bluffs, IA Bring a blanket or chair to sit on! Rachel is an incredible singer/songwriter with a beautiful voice and an amazing story.  She has performed at the last three ELCA Youth Gatherings and has performed in the past at Nebraska Synod Assemblies. (Free will …

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New Giving App for iPhone Users

New Giving App for iPhone Users

We are excited to share with you a new way to give to the church through your iPhone. Give+ Church enables you to make one-time or recurring gifts from any Apple device using your credit card or debit card. Visit the App Store and search for “give plus church” to download the app for free and start donating today! Thank …

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Treasurer Report

Treasurer Report

This month the General Fund balance decreased to $97K as expenses exceeded income by about $7K, impacted by lower summer giving.  Total expenses for the year are still under budget by about $5.5K.  A summary of income and expenses in the General Fund for the year to date is shown in the graph. The mortgage loan balance is $195,544. Endowment …

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Don & Millie Sunday

Don & Millie Sunday

August 6th is Messiah Sunday at Don & Millie’s Restaurant located at 84th & Q St.  Dine in or drive thru anytime between 11am and 9pm and let the cashier know you are from Messiah and we will receive 20% of the receipts back to Messiah to bless our ministries. The first Sunday of the Month is always Messiah Sunday …

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Worship Leaders for the Month

                          Click here for a list of the Worship Leaders for the month

 

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Calendar of Events

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

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