Covid-19 Response

In an effort to keep people safe and still connect through worship and discipleship gatherings in the midst of this Covid-19 response, we are offering live-streamed worship on Facebook at 10 am every Sunday.

We currently have limited seating (maximum 50 people) available for in-person worship. If you wish to attend, please sign up here.

Church Reopening Draft Plan

Here is the draft plan for church reopening, developed by your COVID Response Team. Please remember that this is a draft, subject to further change, and developed in line with recommendations from the Knox County Health Department, Southeastern Synod, and CDC.

We welcome your input and ideas as we refine the plan and move toward a safe reopening. If you have questions or suggestions, please email the church office or Susan Hamilton.


Click here to go to our Facebook Page now.

Wednesday services are more casual, and you will be able to join the discussion by submitting comments if you wish. “Like” our page to have our posts near the top of your feed.

If you do not use Facebook, simply click here to visit our page. You can decline the opportunity to set up an account. It will still let you watch and listen to our live feed.


To view or print the worship and children’s bulletins, click the download buttons below. If you would like to borrow a hymnal to add to your worship experience, just stop by the church to check one out.

We will add resources each week. Please click here for the entire library of resources and videos.


We are working on creating other means to access worship services. Keep up with emails from the church, the FB page and/or this website for updates or changes to our schedule. We will also post links to other ELCA Southeastern Synod resources for worship and spiritual care.

For information on what the ELCA is doing, a message from Bishop Eaton, and CDC guidelines, as well as some helpful links, click here.


Here are some resources that may be helpful in dealing with COVID-19 and the changes to our daily lives.

Several Messiah members are available to help out with things like grocery and medication deliveries or rides to medical appointments. They are: Charles Fulford, Jaclyn Levy, Roger Miller and Mary Williamson.

If you can’t reach them, or need some other type of assistance, please text or call Susan Hamilton.

Call (865) 588-9753 or email the office with questions if you are willing to help or participate in our efforts to stay connected during the Covid-19 pandemic.