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12
Jul 2020
A Note from the Church Office

Just a couple things to point out… I am in the office Mondays thru Thursdays (and usually on Friday mornings.) If you need anything, you only need call or stop by. If you stop by, please be sure to wear your mask when you come in the building.  If you haven’t already downloaded the Instant Church Directory app, please do so. You can have the directory at your fingertips on any mobile device or computer – and the information is as up-to-date as we have. There are still several copies of the Christ......

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10
Jul 2020
Weekly Minute with Pastor Susan

Dear ones, This fight against Covid has gotten really personal for me. My brother, John Thisell, lost his life to complications of this disease on Sunday (the day before his 63rd birthday), after 4 weeks in ICU, three of which he was on a ventilator. He leaves behind his grieving widow, 2 beloved step-children and daughter in-law, our mother, my sister and me, 5 nieces and nephews, and a plethora of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who love and miss him. The world feels so empty without him in it, but I......

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06
Jul 2020
This Week At Messiah

MONDAY, July 6  Office Closed for 4th of July Holiday 7:00 pm – BAM (Brothers at Messiah) Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6511618809 or join by phone at (301) 715-8592 Meeting ID: 651 161 8809 TUESDAY, July 7 10:00 am – WELCA Bible Study https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82190719559 Meeting ID: 821 9071 9559 WEDNESDAY, July 8 10:00 am- Pericope Bible Study https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89999226752?pwd=dlM3OTJ6bWMzWkdPcEFKNCtYT1NKUT09 7:00 PM – Orientation for Potential Members https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86587868657 Meeting ID: 865 8786 8657...

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03
Jul 2020
Weekly Minute with Pastor Susan

Dear ones, I pray that you are all staying well and avoiding high risk places and activities as we move into our fifth month of this new, crazy life I’ve begun calling “Covid-Chaos 2020.” For many (if not most) of us this has added a layer of stress to our already complex lives. We know that intermittent stress can be good for us (that’s another article) but when it becomes chronic it can affect all aspects of our health. So please remember to do the things that keep you grounded in life......

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27
Jun 2020
A Note from the Church Office

Have you missed having a time of peace and prayer in the beautiful Nave of Messiah?  Well, good news!!  You are more than welcome to stop by and spend some time in prayer and reflection. I am working in the office and can let you in. With the exception of a few outside appointments, I’m in the office Monday thru Thursday from 10 AM until 2 PM (and usually before and after that as well.)  You might want to call just to confirm that we are here and that there aren’t already......

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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
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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18
Jun 2020
Weekly Minute From Pastor Susan

Thanks to all who made possible the commemoration of the Emanuel Nine and lament for the lives lost to the sins of racism and white supremacy. Special thanks to our guest soloist Janine Fuller, who moved us greatly with her music and her willingness to be present. Despite our technical problems that delayed the start of the service and the unusual length due to the extra litanies, many of you stuck with us. I hope it was a meaningful time for each of you. The service was recorded and is available on......

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16
Jun 2020
Virtual Town Hall Meeting

Wondering when we’ll all see each other in person again? Pastor Susan and the Messiah COVID team have been working on a plan and would like to share it with you. WHEN: 11:30 a.m., Sunday, June 21, after the online service has ended WHERE: Online through Zoom WHAT: We’ll review the plan, answer some questions, and wish all the dads a happy Father’s Day.  RSVP to the church office with your email address, so we can send you an Zoom invite. We’ll send more information soon on how to join the meeting, where to review the plan......

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