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Pastor's Page

Pastor's Page

Time is a funny thing. Never enough for some, drawn out to what seems like infinity to others. Time can get away from us or it can stand still. It can be our enemy or our friend. How are you spending time this Advent season? Are you adding too much to an already full schedule, or are you wishing there …

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Christmas Worship Schedule

Christmas Worship Schedule

Christmas Eve: December 24th  3:30 pm and 5:30 pm – Christmas Eve Family Service with Sonrise Praise Team 7:30 pm Lessons and Carols 10:30 pm The Christ Mass with Chancel Choir   Christmas Day: December 25th 10:00 am

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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    

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Office Hours

Office Hours

Church Office Hours are: 8:00am - 3:00pm Monday thru Thursday 8:00am - 12:00pm Friday  

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A Season of Giving

A Season of Giving

A SEASON OF GIVING! The holidays are around the corner, and Messiah needs your help giving to the following ministries: Hat, Mitten and Scarf Drive: Cold weather accessories are needed to fill our clothesline outside the sanctuary! Can you help? All donations will go to the Open Door Mission and to Wanblee, SD. We are looking for adults and youth …

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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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Congregational Meeting

Congregational Meeting

Please plan on attending the Congregational Meeting, Sunday December 2nd, 9:31am in the sanctuary. Meeting Agenda:   Approve 2019 Mission Plan      

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Hanging of the Green

Hanging of the Green

Join us Wednesday, December 5th at 6:00 pm for the “Hanging of the Greens”.  We will be preparing our worship space for the Advent and Christmas seasons.

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Mobile Food Pantry

Mobile Food Pantry

The next Mobile Food Pantry will be Saturday, December 8th at Harrison Street Baptist Church.  Signup is in the lobby! We need at least 25 volunteers.  We are serving alongside members of Harrison Street Baptist Church, Gethsemani Church, and others of our community.   If you cannot serve the entire morning, even a couple of hours is a huge help.  …

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Kids Holiday Movie & Pizza at Messiah

Kids Holiday Movie & Pizza at Messiah

Kids 3 and up are welcome to join us on Saturday, December 8th from 10am-1pm for a holiday movie! We will do some Christmas crafts, games and a movie! Fun for all ages! Sign up is on the Faith Formation bulletin board. Pizza will be provided! A great time for parents to get some shopping done!  

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

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

December MARS (Messiah Active Retirees) Gathering M.A.R.’s (Messiah Active Retirees) All retirees are invited to a Christmas Party on Tuesday, Dec. 11th here at Messiah. We will gather at 11:30am.  Lunch is being catered.  Entertainment will be provided.  Friends are welcome and the church will provide transportation if needed.  Sign up in the lobby!

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Sunday School Christmas Program

Sunday School Christmas Program

Join us for Messiah’s annual Sunday School Christmas program on December 16th. 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 16th, after the 8:30AM service! This will take the place of Ageless Faith in December.  Ageless Faith …

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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. 2019 Sign up sheet for Altar flowers, bulletin or candle dedications is also now available in the church lobby.

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Men's Bible Study

Men's Bible Study

All men are invited to join the Men's Bible Study on Sunday mornings at 9:45 am in the lounge.

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Parish Nurse News

Parish Nurse News

National Influenza Vaccination Week: December 2-8 This winter, when you see signs reading “Get Your Flu Vaccine,” you might ask “Isn’t it too late to get vaccinated?” No, it’s not too late! CDC recommends that flu vaccination efforts continue throughout the flu season. While CDC recommends getting vaccinated by the end of October so that people are more likely to …

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Thank You

Thank You

Dear Messiah Members, Staff and Pastor Berger, Thank you so much for the lovely send off at church and the laying on of hands.  It was beautiful.  Thank you also for the gift cards to Walmart and Cracker Barrel.  Thank you Pastor Berger for always being so supportive of Parish Nursing.  I loved every minute of my 10 years as …

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Tanzania School Scholarships

Tanzania School Scholarships

We celebrate our partnership with Nkuu Kati.  One of the relationships built has been between the Nkuu Kati students and the members of Messiah. There are more students who are in need of sponsors.  If you would like to be a sponsor, please fill out a flyer that can be found on the information desk in the lobby.  If you …

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WELCA NEWS

WELCA NEWS

Circle Meetings in December: Phoebe Circle:    Will meet Saturday, Dec. 1st at Messiah for a cookie exchange.  Leader: Marilyn Moessner Rebecca Circle:   Will meet in December for a Christmas Party.  Date & Location TBD. Marytha Circle:  Will not meet in December.  

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Right Now Media

Right Now Media

A Great Opportunity for You! We are excited to share that our church now has access to an extensive, new video library called RightNow Media! It’s like the “Netflix of Video Bible Studies and Children’s Videos” and has a HUGE library of faith-based videos that you can access whenever and wherever you want—on your phone, iPad, computer, or at home …

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Tanzania Vision Trip 2020

Tanzania Vision Trip 2020

Visit our friends in Tanzania!  Space is available for the Feb. 3-18, 2020 trip. Marty Malley will lead this trip for the Nebraska Synod.  Bring friends and relatives, they don’t need to be Lutheran or Nebraskan.  Space is limited so register soon. If you have questions, ask Marty or past trip participants: Sharon Larsen, Sandy Rose, Pastor Greg, Donna Bright or Eric Blomberg.  Complete information …

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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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Community News

Community News

37th Annual Community Christmas Carol Concert Area Church Choirs (Messiah included) & Bell Choirs Brass Ensemble accompanying congregation-led carols Hallelujah Chorus with Choirs, Congregation & Brass Sunday, Dec. 9th, 7:00PM at St. Paul’s Methodist Church, 324 Jackson St., Papillion

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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 decreased to $29,678 as expenses exceeded income by $9,812.  Year-to- date income is about $18.5K behind this time last year and about $31K behind budgeted income year-to-date.  Year-to-date expenses are about $12K below budget.  Mission Share is current at 10% of General Fund receipts. I am quite concerned about the giving in October. It …

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Don & Millie Sunday

Don & Millie Sunday

Sunday, Dec 2nd is Messiah Sunday at Don & Millie's Restaurant located at 84th & Q Street. 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 …

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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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