Prayer & Preaching: The 3rd Sunday in Lent
Mar
24
8:30 AM08:30

Prayer & Preaching: The 3rd Sunday in Lent

On March 24, join us for worship services at 8:30 or 11 am, along with Sunday School & Adult Bible Class at 9:45 am. Doris Kayser will be officially installed as deaconess at Messiah at the 11 am service.

Throughout God's Word, the Lord inspires several refrains that shape what His Church confesses: repent & live; flee evil & love righteousness! (Ezekiel 33:7-20) The justice of Christ's righteousness abolishes the merit of good works; He redeems those who genuinely repent of their iniquity. These are the ones on whom He bestows eternal life.(Luke 13:1-9) By human standards, this is questionable justice; by divine standards this is total grace! God is faithful, & He will do it. (1 Corinthians 10:1-13)

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Lent Midweek Morning Service
Mar
27
11:00 AM11:00

Lent Midweek Morning Service

Our midweek services on the theme "Jesus' Total Life of Lent" continue on March 27! Join us for our morning service at 11 am.

As Jesus continues on His pilgrimage to the cross, he attends the Feast of Tabernacles, or Booths, in Jerusalem – a festival reminding God’s people of their long-ago pilgrimage through the wilderness, led by Moses. (Leviticus 23:39-43). Here Jesus proclaims the coming of the Holy Spirit, who will cause streams of living water to flow from those who believe in Him. (John 7:2, 31-39). On their pilgrimage through life, the temptation remains for believers to love the world more than Christ – but the world passes away, while the faithful abide in God forever. (1 John 2:15-17)

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Lent Midweek Evening Service
Mar
27
7:00 PM19:00

Lent Midweek Evening Service

Our midweek services on the theme "Jesus' Total Life of Lent" continue on March 27! Join us for a lasagna supper at 6 pm, followed by the evening service at 7 pm.

As Jesus continues on His pilgrimage to the cross, he attends the Feast of Tabernacles, or Booths, in Jerusalem – a festival reminding God’s people of their long-ago pilgrimage through the wilderness, led by Moses. (Leviticus 23:39-43). Here Jesus proclaims the coming of the Holy Spirit, who will cause streams of living water to flow from those who believe in Him. (John 7:2, 31-39). On their pilgrimage through life, the temptation remains for believers to love the world more than Christ – but the world passes away, while the faithful abide in God forever. (1 John 2:15-17)

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Divine Service: The 4th Sunday in Lent
Mar
31
8:30 AM08:30

Divine Service: The 4th Sunday in Lent

On March 31, join us for worship services at 8:30 or 11 am. Sunday School & Bible classes at 9:45 am, too!

Divine forgiveness is incomparable, as God' justifiable anger for sinful rebellion is satisfied. Prodigal sons are embraced, forgiven & fed. The Church continually recalls this sequence of confession, absolution, proclamation & feast. (Luke 15:1-3, 11-32) Our restoration as God's people is complete -- by God's decree & action; the old has passed away & the new has come. (2 Corinthians 5:16-21) As a forgiven people, we respond with shouts & songs of unsurpassed joy, in gratitude for our Lord's amazing grace! (Isaiah 12:1-6)

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Lent Midweek Evening Service
Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

Lent Midweek Evening Service

Our Lenten midweek services reflect on "Jesus' Total Life of Lent" as revealed in the Gospel of John. A ham supper precedes the evening service at 6 pm.

On March 20, we meditate on these episodes in God's Word:

In a time of famine, the Lord sends His prophet Elijah to a widow who is not part of the unfaithful nation of Israel (1 Kings 17:8-24)

Jesus, traveling through Samaria, proclaims God’s saving Word to a woman beyond the borders of His home country (John 4:7-21)

The apostle John encourages his beloved fellow Christians to love, not hate, each other. (1 John 2:7-11)

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Lent Midweek Morning Service
Mar
20
11:00 AM11:00

Lent Midweek Morning Service

Our Lenten midweek services reflect on "Jesus' Total Life of Lent" as revealed in the Gospel of John.

On March 20, we meditate on these episodes in God's Word:

In a time of famine, the Lord sends His prophet Elijah to a widow who is not part of the unfaithful nation of Israel (1 Kings 17:8-24)

Jesus, traveling through Samaria, proclaims God’s saving Word to a woman beyond the borders of His home country (John 4:7-21)

The apostle John encourages his beloved fellow Christians to love, not hate, each other. (1 John 2:7-11)

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Preschool Information Night
Mar
19
6:00 PM18:00

Preschool Information Night

Our next PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT is set for Thursday evening, March 19 from 6-7:30 p.m. Please join us with your child to explore our classrooms and meet our Preschool staff. We have options for 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Visit our preschool website at http://www.messiahgrpreschool.org/ for more information.

You may also send an email to smestadv@messiahgr.org for more information on our program or to set up a tour.

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Divine Service: The 2nd Sunday in Lent
Mar
17
8:30 AM08:30

Divine Service: The 2nd Sunday in Lent

On March 17, join us for services at 8:30 or 11 am, along with Sunday School & Bible class at 9:45 am!

There is no room for hardened hearts before the almighty, just God! Jeremiah preaches doom for those who refuse to respond to God's voice. (Jeremiah 26:8-15) Death is imminent; but Jesus Christ is the great reversal, pressing toward Jerusalem, where He dies for sinners. Jerusalem entombed many prophets before Jesus -- and now she will be the gateway for Jesus' three-day journey from cross to tomb. (Luke 13:31-35) Those who oppose the cross of Christ collide with destruction & shame; those who cling to the cross are declared beloved citizens of heaven. (Philippians 3:17-4:1)

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