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......
Joan McGinnis, Director of Music Throughout the centuries, people have worshipped in many different places. These include deserts, along side rivers, in the catacombs and prisons of Rome and in great cathedrals. Each space brings something special to those who are there, whether it be the grandeur of the open sky, the quiet singing in a cave or the booming organ of a large church. At Messiah, we continue the practice of using our worship spaces in ways that share the gospel, allow for meditation and lift our hearts and minds in......