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Advent and Christmas, 2017

Advent and Christmas, 2017

When the angels sang, “Glory to God in the highest,” they didn’t send the shepherds to a high place but a low one. The glory of the Son of God chose to arrive in our world where there was no glory – in the home of common people, among simple things. The glory of Advent and Christ is camouflaged by …

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Worship Hours

Worship Hours

Worship and Faith Formation Hours are: 8:30 am Traditional Worship 9:45am Educational Hour 11:00 am Contemporary Worship Dec. 24th 10:00am  4th Sunday in Advent Worship Service 3:30pm & 5:30pm  Family Worship 7:30pm  Lessons & Carols 10:30pm  Christ Mass Christmas Day Dec. 25th 10:00am Christmas Day Worship Service

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Office Hours

Office Hours

Church Office Hours are: 8:00am - 3:00pm Monday thru Thursday 8:00am - 12:00pm Friday The church office will be closed Monday, December 25th & Tuesday, December 26th for the Christmas Holiday.

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Inclement Weather Policy

Inclement Weather Policy

A reminder: if Ralston schools are closed due to inclement weather, the church office will be closed.

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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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Congregational Meeting

Congregational Meeting

Please plan on attending the Congregational Meeting Sunday, December 3rd, 9:31am in the sanctuary. Meeting Agenda:   Approve 2018 Mission Plan  

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Staff Appreciation

Staff Appreciation

The Council invites you to join us in pausing for a moment to thank the staff at Messiah Church this Christmas Season.   The Christmas season is the perfect time to show them that we appreciate their efforts. The work they do throughout the year is a true calling, and we are blessed because they have chosen to share their gifts …

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"Drive-In" Kids Movie at Messiah

"Drive-In" Kids Movie at Messiah

Children ages 3 through elementary school are invited to join us December 3rd from 1-4PM at Messiah for a holiday movie! Kids are welcome to wear their PJ’s and snacks will be provided! Parents, this is a good time to get started on your holiday shopping! If your child(ren) plan to attend, please sign up in the lobby or call …

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Christmas Family Festival

Christmas Family Festival

Join us for our annual Christmas Family Festival! Wednesday, December, 6th, 2017, starting at 5:30pm.  The event will include, free meal of soup and sandwiches from 5:30pm to 6:30pm and then stay for games, kids crafts, fellowship and service!  Fun for the whole family! (There will also be a “Hanging of the Greens” in the sanctuary for members who would like …

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Sunday School Christmas Program

Sunday School Christmas Program

Join us for Messiah’s annual Sunday School Christmas program on December 10th. Between services the Sunday School kids (Preschool through 6th Grade) will present a Christmas program for the Messiah congregation! Be sure to support our Sunday school program and children on the 10th, after the 8:30AM service! Note: (Rehearsal will be Sunday, December 3rd during the Sunday School hour)

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A Season of Giving

A Season of Giving

The holidays are around the corner, and Messiah needs your help giving to the following ministries along with deadlines to be at church: Tree of Love: This year, we will be collecting toys to take to Wanblee, SD on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Detailed list of items needed on information desk in lobby.  Please bring these items to church by …

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Poinsettias

Poinsettias

Sign up now to dedicate Poinsettias for Christmas.  The sign-up sheet is in the lobby.  Cost is $7 each. 2018 Sign up sheet for Altar flowers, bulletin or candle dedications is also now available in the church lobby.

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Arts for All

Arts for All

Interested in learning the Arts? Registration for Arts for All Winter/Spring classes starts Nov. 6th.  Classes start on January 18th and run through April 18th. Classes are held all during the week, throughout the Metro area and on Thursday evenings here at Messiah. Sign up by going to their website at artsforallinc.com to learn more and register! Contact Erin Kampschnieder with …

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Parish Nurse News

Parish Nurse News

Spinal Stenosis results in a narrowing in the spaces within the spine, usually the neck or the lower back, causing pressure on the nerves that travel through the spine. This causes severe pain and disability. When Spinal Stenosis affects the neck, it may cause: 1- Pain in the neck and shoulders 2-Numbness, muscles weakness, tingling, or loss of coordination in …

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Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Next Blood Drive will be, Sunday, December 17th.                   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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WELCA NEWS

WELCA NEWS

Circle Meetings in December: Phoebe Circle:    Will meet Saturday, December 2nd, 10:00am at Messiah for a cookie exchange. Rebecca Circle:   Will meet Monday, December 4th, 5:30pm at Longhorn Steakhouse 144th & Center. Marytha Circle:  Will meet Tuesday, December 19th, 10:00am at Messiah.  Hostess & Leader: Helen Allen

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

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

All retirees are invited Tuesday, December 5th, 11:30am to Messiah for a Christmas Fellowship Luncheon.  Lunch will be catered and entertainment will be provided.  Friends are welcome and the church will provide transportation if needed.  Sign up now in the lobby or call the church office!

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Community Christmas Concert

Community Christmas Concert

36th Annual Community Christmas Carol Concert You are invited! Church Choirs (Messiah included) & Bell Choirs Brass Ensemble accompanying congregation-led carols Hallelujah Chorus with Choirs, Congregation & Brass Sunday, Dec. 10th, 7:00PM at St. Paul’s Methodist Church, 324 S. Jackson Street in Papillion. This event is in need of 2 people from Messiah to be greeters.  Please contact Sue Simmons …

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Tanzania School Scholarships

Tanzania School Scholarships

As we celebrate the 8th year of our partnership with Nkuu Kati, we have been so blessed for the wonderful relationships that have been formed.  One of those relationships is that between the Nkuu Kati students and the members of Messiah.  Currently 73 students are receiving an education in the four parish primary schools and the one secondary school thanks …

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Tanzania Vision Trips 2018

Tanzania Vision Trips 2018

Visit our friends in Tanzania!  Space is available for the July 24 - Aug. 8, 2018 trip which will include the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the partnership between the Nebraska Synod, ELCA and ELCT Northern Diocese. The 2019 trip is for Feb. 4-19. Marty Malley will be leading these trips for the Nebraska Synod.  Bring friends and relatives, …

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Giving App for iPhone Users

Giving App for iPhone Users

We are excited to share with you a 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 you …

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Treasurer Report

Treasurer Report

This month the General Fund balance increased to $45,345 aided by a 5 week month. Income for the year is running near budget and expenses are about $22K under budget. The mortgage loan balance is $188,242. The Contingency Reserve Fund balance is $50,000. Endowment fund balances total $106,553. Other special funds total $90,854.

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Don & Millie Sunday

Don & Millie Sunday

December 3rd 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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