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Pastor's Page

Pastor's Page

We may grimace or complain a bit about the commercialization of Easter with the Easter Bunny and candy and little chicks, But it’s really the other way around. It all started with a rabbit, some eggs and Eostre, the goddess of spring. Really. Easter was first a pagan holiday. The ancient Saxons celebrated the return of spring with an uproarious …

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Lent 2019

Lent 2019

Lent, 2019 Sundays in Lent        We are finishing up our Lenten series “Busy -Reconnecting with an Unhurried God”   Join us as we continue to slow down, clear some room and reconnect with our God who is never hurried, never frantic, but always loving. We are doing this with an adapted liturgy and messages focused on the assigned Psalms. …

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Easter Lilies

Easter Lilies

A sign-up sheet is posted in the lobby to dedicate Easter lilies for Easter Sunday. There are only 50 spots available, so sign-up now.  The cost is $7.00 each.

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Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt

Our annual Easter Egg Hunt at Messiah will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 10 AM. We will meet in the fellowship hall, and then go outside for the Easter Egg Hunt. There will be small craft activities and Easter Basket give aways.  This is open to all kids in the community 5th grade and down. Please bring …

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Easter Breakfast

Easter Breakfast

Breakfast will be served by our Senior High Youth on Easter Sunday, April 21st, 7:00am to 10:30am. All proceeds will go towards the NE Synod Youth Service Trip this summer to Chicago .

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Easter Photo Booth

Easter Photo Booth

Family Photo Booth Easter Sunday! We will take a picture for our church/facebook album and have a volunteer available to take a picture with your camera/cell phone.  What a great opportunity to have a family picture!

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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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Congregational Meeting

Congregational Meeting

Please plan on attending the Congregational Meeting, Sunday April 7th, 9:31am in the sanctuary. Meeting Agenda:   Receiving of staff, ministry team and organization reports                                   Election of ministry council members, election of nominating committee and election of synod voting members. Annual reports are available …

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Prayground

Prayground

Something new! Something different! For the sake of God’s children. When I was a child I was in worship every single week. I was expected to sit quietly. If I squirmed or giggled, I would get “the knee squeeze” from my mother. To be fair, it wasn’t just us kids that were expected to behave this way. I remember the …

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Envelope Challenge

Envelope Challenge

Youth Group Fund Raiser The envelope challenge is here! It is easy to contribute.  Look for the board in the lobby.  Grab an envelope with a $$ amount and place that amount in the envelope (make checks out to Messiah Lutheran). Make sure to put your name on the envelope if you are giving cash. Then place it in Erin …

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New Hymnals

New Hymnals

We are continuing to receive donations for new hymnals. The cost is $25 per hymnal. You may give in memory or in honor of a loved one. Include those designations with your donation. Thank you!        

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Mobile Food Pantry

Mobile Food Pantry

The next Mobile Food Pantry will be Saturday, April 13th 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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Ageless Faith

Ageless Faith

Ageless Faith!  Please join us in the Fellowship Hall on April 14th 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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Pictorial Directory

Pictorial Directory

SMILE:  Messiah is in the planning stages for a new pictorial directory in the fall.  Watch for further news regarding the directory with Lifetouch.  Preliminary plans include going to our "shut-ins" & taking their photo there. Photos will be in time for gift giving.  More news to follow in the next few months.

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Simplify Your Life

Simplify Your Life

Simplify! Is Back! Have you ever wanted to de-clutter a room in your home or organize your garage or simplify your life? Thinking about downsizing or wondering about living without so much stuff? Kim Berger is offering a second Simplify! Classes began March 17th, 9:45 am to 10:45 am and continue on Sundays April 7, 28, May 5 and 12. …

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Graduation Information

Graduation Information

Are you a parent of a 2019 high school graduate?  Make sure the church office gets your child's information including their graduating high school honors and awards and future plans so it can be used in the bulletin.  Also, include a billfold size senior picture as well as 6-7 pictures of your child through the years to add to 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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Parish Nurse News

Parish Nurse News

Parish Nurse Notes The two classes of CPR in February & March were a rousing success. Kudo's to those who have participated.  A third class is anticipated for Thursday, April 25th 5:30-8:30 PM. Again, we are planning for 10-14 in the class.  For certification the cost is $40, for information only is $30. The Bible states in Proverbs 17:22 " A merry heart …

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WELCA NEWS

WELCA NEWS

Circle Meetings in April: Phoebe Circle:    Will meet Saturday, April 6th, 10:00 am at Messiah.  Hostess: Shirley Cloyd   Leader: Betty Mittendorf Rebecca Circle:   Will meet Monday, April 15th, 1:00 pm at Messiah.  Hostess: Joyce Godberson  Leader: Marilyn Peterson Marytha Circle:  Will not meet in April.  

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Lutheran Night at Werner Park

Lutheran Night at Werner Park

Join us Tuesday night, June 4th at Werner Park for Lutheran Night! Game time is 7:05 PM, tickets are $11/person! First come, first serve!  Put your money (checks payable to Messiah) in Jean’s mailbox, labeled Stormchasers. Sign up in the lobby!  Find Erin Kampschnieder to get your tickets.  See you there!  

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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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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

In February the General Fund balance decreased to $40,391 as expenses exceeded income by $14K.  It was the weakest month for giving in the 8 years I have been tracking it at $23,452, aggravated by the weather, I suspect.  Mission Share is current at 10% of General Fund receipts. Income, Expenses, and General Fund balances for the past 13 months …

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Don & Millie Sunday

Don & Millie Sunday

Sunday, April 7th 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%! If you do not have a smart phone or the app, bring your receipts to church and we will tagg your purchase.  …

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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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