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05
Feb 2019
Devotions on our Proposed Mission Statement

By Jenny Adams As I was contemplating our proposed new mission statement I decided to break it down, look up definitions of each word, and see if I could find something on the ELCA website that would support it. I was pleased to find not only validation for each section of the statement but also explanations that enhanced my understanding of it. I have provided the definitions and the corresponding support below. Each definition is from Google dictionary and the corresponding paragraphs are from the ELCA website. Proclaim – announce officially or......

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05
Feb 2019
Health Notes from the Parish Nurse

By Mary Sophia Hawks– RN, BSN, FCN – Parish Nurse Upcoming Fairs This is Your Lifetime! This is Your lifetime! is the new title for our upcoming “fairs.” Our health fairs are now an educational series covering birth to retirement and beyond. Part I: Birth thru Pre-K Saturday, March 2, 2019 — 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Topics will include developmental milestones, stimulating your child, parenting styles, vaccinations, doctor visits, electronics, preparing for school, social behaviors, and how faith and faith communities play a role. Discussions on parenting issues will be encouraged.......

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03
Feb 2019
From The Pastor

By Pastor Larry Richardson As I sit writing this column, it’s 46 degrees and sunny outside. Tomorrow we are due for 17 degrees and 2.5 inches of snow. Of course, that may not happen, but I have grown more confident in weather forecasts in the past few years. Radar and constant ground station information has made forecasting future weather events much more precise. It brings to mind a famous story about a Minnesota snow storm that happened to occur on a Sunday morning. The snow was deep, the winds were high, and......

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01
Feb 2019
The OWLs Program

The OWLs (Older Wiser Lutherans) Ministry is tailored to individuals over the age of 55, especially those of retirement age and older. This ministry is made possible by a generous endowment fund established by Kathleen and Merton Badenhop. Messiah has used these funds to hire Mary Sophia Hawks, BSN, RN, FCN, as Parish Nurse and provide her with tools to care for our elders. The fund also allows us to provide her with administrative support. We have used the funds to provide the monthly OWLs luncheon, which also features a speaker, health......

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31
Jan 2019
A Message from your Council President

By Beth Ford It is that time of year again. Did we not just finish 2017? How did 2018 pass so quickly? It is a logical time to consider all the gifts that we were given in 2018 and how we shared those gifts. It is, also, the time to think about how we can better serve God in 2019. In 2018, our Messiah family grew. When it could have been a temptation to sit back and feel sorry for ourselves, no one gave in to that as a possibility. We became......

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31
Jan 2019
From the Pastor

I recently had a medical checkup, (turned out OK), that included a memory check. I sometimes forget where I parked my car when I visit the mall or the hospital so I, (and some of my friends), thought it would be a good idea to see if I was losing my mind. After answering about an hour’s worth of questions, the doctor came to the conclusion that my memory was fine, I just didn’t pay attention! (Something my wife has been saying for years.) Still, as my wife pointed out, it could......

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31
Jan 2019
Call Committee Has Been Formed.

A call committee was elected at the Annual Congregational Meeting Part 1 on Sunday, Dec. 2. Elected were: Mike Driskill, Doris Featherston, Jaclyn Levy, Jane Mason, Craig Stewart. In addition to the elected members of the committee, the Congregation Council is to appoint two additional members to serve – which they did at their meeting of Dec. 18, 2018. Appointed members to the Call Committee are Kelsey West and Roger Miller....

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31
Jan 2019
Volunteer for Leaders for Readers

Brothers at Messiah (BAM) together with Great Schools Partnership is offering our members and friends the opportunity to join Leaders for Readers! Leaders for Readers volunteers are committed to helping 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students practice and grow in their reading. Volunteers pick a 1-hour schedule and stick with it consistently each week for the entire semester or, ideally, the whole school year. In that one hour, volunteers will work with up to three students individually for about 15 minutes each and note their progress. You can learn more about Great......

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19
Aug 2018
Messiah Enters the Digital Media Age

Submitted by Laura Nutzell, Social Media Coordinator Years ago when I was kid, I remember getting the mail for Mom. Once a month I’d see the brightly colored pages of the “Messiah Messenger” in the mailbox. Mom would read the entire newsletter, and put the calendar page on the fridge. But with time and technology, we moved to email, and used the print version less. (But until the day the she passed away, Mom always put the Messenger calendar page on the fridge. ❤️) When we are ready to call a new......

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12
Aug 2018
A Message from  your Council President

By: Beth Ford, 2018 Council President  Sometimes I wait late in the year before I do what many people do at the first of the year when it is resolution time. I just do not always have time to spend in self examination in the middle of the holidays, the end of the semester, regular work, and the general busyness of December and January. This year that self reflection did not happen until June. Better late than never. During my week at the beach without the company of grandchildren, I did a......

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