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......
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......
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......
We understand that all of you are anxious to have a new minister in the pulpit, but, as Pastor Norma explained last month, there are good reasons for moving step by step through the ELCA recommended pastoral transition process. Below is a link to the transition checklist, and the items that have been completed, or in progress. Transition Checklist...