Monthly Archives: June 2020


28
Jun 2020
We Need Your Help!

The following supplies will be needed before we begin in-house worship. Many of the items are in limited supply. If you find any of the following items in stock and don’t need them for your own personal use, please consider purchasing them and donating them to the church.  Clorox wipes (or equivalent sanitizing wipes) Hand sanitizer refill jugs (approx. 67 oz. containers)containing at least 60% alcohol  Kleenex tissue in square boxes Non-latex gloves THANK YOU!...

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27
Jun 2020
Opportunity to Help a New Ministry

We hope the Facebook-streamed worship services have been meaningful to you.  We would like to invite those who can to consider making a special gift designated for “Worship Committee – E-Service.” Through many conversations, we believe this to be an important and effective ministry that allows us to reach out to some who have not been able to participate in worship, as well as others who are new to our community. We hope to continue producing online services even after we resume in-person worship.  Your special gift will enable us to improve......

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26
Jun 2020
Red Apple with Heart carved in it, stethescope

Hello again! This past week, we had an OWLs Zoom meeting on good neighbor practices in COVID-19 and racism. Wonderful discussion and shared stories resulted. Pastor Susan and I attended a webinar this week from the Southeastern Synod on Senior Care in the midst of COVID-19. I will be sending the recording out to the OWLS members in the Parish Nurse News this week. The webinar featured speakers from the CDC, a counselor who specializes in gerontology, and a parish/faith community nurse. I continue to monitor and track COVID-19 across our county,......

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25
Jun 2020
This Week at Messiah

If you would like to participate in any of the Bible studies or team meetings coming up, please EMAIL KRISTIN and let her know so that you can be “invited” to Zoom meetings that are being set up…   SUNDAY, June 28 10:00 AM – LIVE Worship on FacebookTo access the service, type in or link to:  https://www.facebook.com/MessiahKnox/When asked to login as a useryou may choose “not now.”You do not need have a Facebook accountto watch or view the video. An email will be sent on Friday morning with links to the order of worship so you can......

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25
Jun 2020
Weekly Minute from Pastor Susan

We had a great town hall meeting on Sunday, June 21st via Zoom. I’m glad so many were able to participate. We reviewed the current draft of our re-opening worship plan and took questions and suggestions. If you were unable to attend, there is a recording of the meeting and you may find it here: TOWN HALL MEETING RECORDED ON SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2020 Several points were made that the team had not considered, and we are grateful for the suggestions for managing the things that we have not yet clarified in the......

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24
Jun 2020
GivePlus Text is Here!

Messiah Lutheran Church can now receive your contribution via text message.   Simply dial : 833-751-0311 (This is a dedicated number for Messiah) Getting Started:   Enter the 10-digit GivePlus Text number above and the amount you wish to donate, then press send. Register… You will receive a Vanco registration link. Click the link and enter your contact and payment information. Tap “Process” Give… After registration is complete you will receive a verification text as well as a receipt via email. Repeat… For future giving, simply send a text with the amount you wish to give,......

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23
Jun 2020
An Invitation from the Fellowship Team

As we approach our third month of “social distancing,” Messiah’s Fellowship Team is exploring ways to stay connected with our community of faith.  We hope to organize a series of Virtual Social Hours…a time for groups of 5-7 people to come together via ZOOM, enjoy conversation, share food and beverage, and fellowship with one another. If you are interested in participating in a group, please EMAIL ANNE TINKER....

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23
Jun 2020
A Note from the Church Office

There are so many in need and so much information about what is happening around Covid-19 out there these days that it’s hard to keep up with it all. And it’s even more difficult for us to disseminate information that comes to us but which may have particular interest to you individually.  So why not sign up to receive at least two informative newsletters yourselves? Compassion Coalition’s Monday afternoon Bulletin Board provides up-to-date information on individuals and agencies needing assistance, volunteers, food pantries that are available, and many other tidbits of local news......

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19
Jun 2020
Holding Older Woman's Hand

Greetings from your parish nurse!  I pray all of you are well and making wise decisions, even though they are difficult ones to make. Did you remember that Messiah houses a medical equipment lending library? We have straight walkers, rolling walkers, wheelchairs, bedside commodes, shower chairs, and handrails for the bed. Did you know that if you remove the bucket, a bedside commode can be placed over your toilet and provide a raised seat and arms? All of these items are available for lending, free of charge, as part of the Badenhop......

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