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Pastor's Page

Pastor's Page

Lent, 2019 The season of Lent will be filled with opportunities to grow in faith and reflect upon God’s love expressed in Jesus. Plan to join us! Invite a friend! Sundays in Lent         “Busy -Reconnecting with an Unhurried God” Lent is often associated with giving up things. This year, how about if Lent becomes a time to “make room.” In …

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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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Bishop Brian Maas

Bishop Brian Maas

On Sunday, February 17th Messiah will be honored to have Bishop Brian Maas sharing God’s Word at 8:30 and 11:00 am. worship and available for conversations in the fellowship hall at 9:45 am. Bishop Maas will be with us to celebrate our ministry together as congregation and synod. Bishop Maas is currently in his second term. The Bishop of the Nebraska …

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Casting Call

Casting Call

Attention Messiah Friends and Family! We are looking for actors for our Lenten Wednesday evening gatherings as we present a production of “The People vs Judas Iscariot, the punishment phase.” We need 10 -15 volunteers for various roles. Some leading roles will appear every Wednesday. Others are for one or two evenings (depending on if we need to double up …

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New Hymnals

New Hymnals

Have you noticed our hymnals are getting tattered and torn? Even though we don't use the pew hymnals as much as we use to, it has been decided to replace the green (Lutheran Book of Worship) and blue (With One Voice) hymnals with the current cranberry (Evangelical Lutheran Worship) hymnal. The ELW contains all the hymns and liturgies of both …

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Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Jean Menard, our Administrative Assistant, is looking for some backup help for when she needs time off and is on vacation.  In other words, our assistant needs some assistance!  Must have basic knowledge of Word and Excel.  If interested, please call the church office at 402-331-5510.

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Souper Bowl of Caring

Souper Bowl of Caring

Souper Bowl of Caring is coming up soon! More than 25 years ago, the Souper Bowl of Caring began with a simple prayer from a single youth group: "Lord, even as we enjoy the Super Bowl football game, help us be mindful of those without a bowl of soup to eat."  Be a part of this movement that is sharing …

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Mobile Food Pantry

Mobile Food Pantry

The next Mobile Food Pantry will be Saturday, February 9th at Harrison Street Baptist Church.  Starting at 7:00am and lasting until about 1:00pm. 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 …

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Journey to Chicago

Journey to Chicago

High School youth and their parents are invited to join us on FEB. 5th, 6:30pm at Messiah for an initial meeting on our Summer youth mission trip to Chicago! Come find out more details on that day, and if you can’t attend but would still like more information, please contact Erin Kampschnieder.

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Ageless Faith

Ageless Faith

Ageless Faith!  Please join us in the Fellowship Hall on February 10th at 9:45am. Ageless Faith is a once a month gathering during Education Hour at Messiah. It’s Sunday School for ALL AGES and is designed and executed by families and those in our Messiah Family! The GOAL of Ageless Faith is to bring families and generations together to share in …

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Youth Lock In

Youth Lock In

Middle School & High School students are invited to join us for our lock-in at Messiah February 22-23.  Games, friends, food, and FUN!  Cost is $15 and includes Putt-Putt Golf and    Pizza.  Please grab a registration form off the bulletin board in hallway towards fellowship hall and turn into Erin Kampschnieder’s mailbox by Feb. 17, 2019.  FRIENDS ARE WELCOME!  The …

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

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

M.A.R's (Messiah Active Retirees) will meet at Messiah 10:00 am, Tuesday, Feb. 12th for a showing of the movie "I Can Only Imagine" followed by a potluck lunch.  Sign up sheet will be coming soon in the lobby to RSVP.  We will provide chicken and beverages.  We will ask attendees to bring a favorite side dish or dessert to share.  …

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Parish Nurse News

Parish Nurse News

Heart Disease in Women Do you know what causes cardiovascular disease in women? What about the survival rate? Or whether women of all ethnicities share the same risk? The fact is: cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That’s approximately one woman every minute! But it doesn’t affect all women alike, …

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CPR Training

CPR Training

Messiah is offering a CPR class Sunday, February 17th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.  The cost is $50 a person.  If more than 10 people sign up the cost goes down to $40 per person. Signup is on the bulletin board in the hallway to the fellowship hall.

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Life Line Screening

Life Line Screening

Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will offer their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings at Messiah Lutheran Church on Friday, March 1, 2019.  Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the …

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WELCA NEWS

WELCA NEWS

Circle Meetings in February: Phoebe Circle:    Will meet Saturday, February 2nd, 10:00 am at Messiah.  Hostesses: Helen Sinnett & Mae Petersen  Leader: JoAn Giles Rebecca Circle:   Will meet Monday, February 18th, 1:00 pm at Messiah.  Hostess: Margaret Benson  Leader: Lois Thies Marytha Circle:  Will not meet in February.  

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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 Trips 2020

Tanzania Vision Trips 2020

Tanzania Vision Trips 2020 Visit our friends in Tanzania!  Space is available for the Feb. 3-18, 2020 trip. There is also a tentative plan (depending on registration) for July 13-28, 2020.  Marty Malley will lead these trips 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 …

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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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IRA Distrubutions

IRA Distrubutions

Are you over 70 and taking Required Minimum Distributions from an IRA?  Save money on your taxes. If you are required to take RMD’s from an IRA (applies to people over 70 ½ with an IRA), you can save money on taxes by using a Qualified Charitable Distribution to cover your donations to the church.  You direct your IRA custodian …

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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

For December the General Fund balance decreased to $31,682 as expenses (including annual unpaid vacation accruals) exceeded income by $1,366.  Not including the accruals (which are only paid out if an employee terminates with accrued vacation on the books), income exceeded expenses by $5,762.  December giving was about $10K less than last December.  Full year 2018 income was about $21K …

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Don & Millie Sunday

Don & Millie Sunday

Sunday, Feb. 3rd 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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TAGG

TAGG

Download the TAGG (Together A Greater Good) app and start tagging your purchases today! How to TAGG Download the TAGG app Visit participating businesses and snap a photo of your receipt Choose us!  The business will donate 5%!

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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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