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11
Jun 2020
A Note from the Director of Music

One of the things I like about Messiah Lutheran Church is our focus on diversity, whether it’s about championing women in roles of leadership and pastors, reaching out in acceptance and love towards the LGBTQ+ community or having an open door for people of color. But, we are still predominately a congregation of western European roots. As you have read and heard, we will be commemorating the shooting at the Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, SC five years ago. Your pastor and I have had long discussions about the choice of music......

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09
Jun 2020
Virtual OWLs Meeting!

THURSDAY, June 18 OWLS June 18, 2020 at 12 Noon Please join us for the OWLS Zoom Meeting!! We will catch up with each other to start the meeting and then discuss good neighbor practices with COVID-19 and racism.  We would like to offer meals for this time. Please RSVP to Mary Sophia by Thursday, June 11, for more information or to register your intent to attend and receive meal.  Further instructions will be sent in response to your RSVP. Step by Step Instructions for ZOOM 1) On you computer, tablet or phone, Click on the......

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09
Jun 2020
A Note from the Church Office

This week we received $140 in KARM gift cards  thanks to your donations and volunteerism at local KARM Stores. Thank you! Messiah shares these cards with our neighbors in need who stop by and are in need of a hand up. This is the time of year when our homeless friends start transitioning their belonging from the heavier garb of the winter/spring and start seeking cooler clothing. So, as you can imagine, the gift cards come in very handy for them to be able to make that switch. Thank you for making......

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06
Jun 2020
June Theology Pub

Theology Pub is a time for lively and light hearted conversation with members of your Messiah Lutheran Church family.  We’ll meet, via Zoom, on Thursday, June 18, at 6:30 PM to discuss Galatians 3:28-29 and what it mean to love others as a member of Christ’s family. Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/87698393337?pwd=Z3hxMExRV1hzYzM4cWNETGxhMUt1UT09...

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30
May 2020
A Note from the Church Office...

Can we have a restart on 2020? Raise your hand if you are in favor?  Our 2020 world is in chaos and turmoil. Frustration. Injustice. Loneliness. Anger. Outrage. Violence. Insecurity. Concern. Worry. Heartbreak. Sympathy. Anxiousness. Fear. Exhaustion. And so,so many more emotions. As The Church, we sense our need to be together – and yet we cannot gather in our common, life-giving place of worship. But we can come together as People of God to pray for all those who are hurting and in need of healing. And even for those who......

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29
May 2020
A Note from Your Parish Nurse...

Grace and peace to each of you.  As I speak with you, I am continually amazed at your resilience. Please know that this situation will require much more flexibility and resilience as we go forward. I am sure there are days that are beyond difficult. On those difficult days, please reach out to me or Pastor Susan. You are not alone! Even if you live alone, we are all one through Jesus Christ. We are not alone. God is with us. I am grateful to serve at a church that takes a......

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28
May 2020
Weekly Minute from Pastor Susan

Dear ones, This has been a difficult week for many of us. It’s hard enough to continue with the restrictions imposed by Covid-19, and adding the horrifying violence of these past days is almost overwhelming. Please know that I am praying for all of you and for all who have been treated unjustly in our world. Please pray for all who grieve this week, and for all the heroes that face danger on the behalf of others. Pray for all whose lives have been scarred by racism and other forms of hatred......

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14
Apr 2019
Adult Sunday School Series

Caring for Our Neighbors in Need This class will run for three weeks beginning Sunday, April 28. Members of Messiah’s Benevolence Team (Gloria Frye and Kristin Kennedy) will lead the sessions with guest speakers from Compassion Coalition and Knoxville Police Department. WEEK 1–April 28. Carolyn Hansen of Compassion Coalition will be with us to share her wealth of knowledge and experience from her years working at Compassion Coalition. She will bring thoughts and perspective on how to respond to and help those less fortunate in our community. She will give us an......

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