We’re delighted you’re thinking about visiting Messiah. If you decide to worship with us, here is what you can expect on a typical Sunday:
What to wear:
We are more interested in meeting you than what you wear to church. Some dress up, lots dress down. Whatever works for you is great with us!
Church starts at 8:30 and 11:00 am during the school year and 8:30 and 10:00 am Memorial Day through Labor Day. It’s good if you can to arrive just a few minutes early to settle in. You will be warmly greeted when you arrive. A folder with announcements and worship information will be handed to you. Come on in, take a seat and relax, you are in the presence of an awesome God who loves you dearly and you'll sit next to some folks who have been coming to church their whole lives and others who are walking into a church for the first time in maybe decades or maybe ever.
Our worship is in the tradition of Lutheran worship which means at the center of what we do is God’s Word and God’s Meal. Also in true Lutheran fashion, our worship is filled with singing. Sermons are usually around 15 minutes long and rooted in scripture with plenty of contemporary examples and applications. Communion, or the Lord’s Supper is share at every worship service. Everyone is welcome to participate. In the meal Christ comes to us, to forgive, renew and empower us. If you long to know God’s love through Jesus is for you, you are welcomed. Nonalcoholic and gluten free options are available. As a visitor we won’t call you out or make you stand up and wave or dance. We will ask you, like we ask everyone at worship, to fill out an attendance card (it will be in your worship folder) and drop it in the offering plate. It’s a great way for us to get to know you. And speaking of offering, we do give of our financial resources as a part of worship. We believe that giving is an act of trust in God’s goodness and providence. But no worries – we don’t keep track of who puts in what!