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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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18
Jun 2020
YWCA Knoxville and the Tennessee Valley 21-Day Challenge

Join the YWCA team in a 21 Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge designed to create dedicated time and space to build more effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of race, power, privilege, and leadership. Participants are asked to complete activities such as reading an article, listening to a podcast, reflecting on personal experience and more. Participation in an activity like this helps us to discover how racial injustice and social injustice impact our community, to connect with one another, and to identify ways to dismantle racism and......

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13
Jun 2020
Weekly Minute with Pastor Susan

Join us this Sunday at 10 a.m. as we commemorate the 5th anniversary (June 17) of the Charleston Shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church, and also lament the loss of innocent black and brown lives. We will confess our complicity, conscious or unconscious, with racist systems informed by white supremacy and ask for forgiveness. We will explore ways that we can support our black and brown siblings in the fight for justice. And we will praise God that we are given opportunities again and again to learn more about God and each......

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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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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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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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