Morning Prayer: The 7th Sunday of Easter
May
28
10:00 am10:00

Morning Prayer: The 7th Sunday of Easter

One service at 10 am. No Sunday School or Bible class on May 28.

Living in an unbelieving world is tumultuous, calling for patient endurance in persecution. (1 Peter 4:12-19; 5:6-11) Judas succumbed to temptation & met destruction, but those who remain steadfast in Christ will be restored, confirmed, strengthened & established. (Acts 1:12-26) Jesus is the fulcrum between God & His people, praying for us that, as we endure the strife, we treasure, uphold & regard His Word as truth. (John 17:1-11)

Divine Service: The Day of Pentecost
Jun
4
9:00 am09:00

Divine Service: The Day of Pentecost

Our summer schedule begins on June 4-5: Sundays at 9 am (with Sunday School & Bible Class following) and Mondays at 7 pm. We will recognize this year's high school & college graduates at the end of Sunday's service.

The Spirit rests on those who prophesy truth in the name of the Lord. (Numbers 11:24-30) With the dramatic outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost, the proclamation of Jesus is unleashed in a myriad of languages. Prophecies, visions & dreams inspired by the Spirit testified to the mighty works & authority of God in Jesus Christ. (Acts 2:1-21) Divine truths would now shape & inspire the hearts, minds & speech of those who follow Jesus. (John 7:37-39)

Divine Service: The Holy Trinity
Jun
11
9:00 am09:00

Divine Service: The Holy Trinity

Services on Sunday the 11th at 9 am (with Bible Class & Sunday School following) and Monday the 12th at 7 pm.

There is only one true God. And yet, from the creation of humans on, it's clear that the Father, Son & Holy Spirit are mysteriously one and uniquely distinct. (Genesis 1:1-2:4a) In creation, God orchestrates the pallet of the universe; in redemption, Jesus secures grace through bitter wounds, death & resurrection; through the Word the Spirit commands, teaches & reveals truth. (Acts 2:14a, 22-36) Into all of this we are baptized, in the name of the triune God. (Matthew 28:16-20)


Ascension Day: Divine Service
May
25
7:00 pm19:00

Ascension Day: Divine Service

Welcome to this joint service with St. Peter Lutheran Church in Rockford, held at Messiah! Before this evening's service, a supper will be served at 6 pm in the Fellowship Hall.

Jesus promises to release the power of the Holy Spirit, to sustain His Church as she magnifies His name in wisdom, knowledge & enlightenment. (Acts 1:1-11) Today, the Church honors Jesus' ascent into the heavenly realms. In His absence from us, we are comforted & sustained by the Spirit of God. (Ephesians 1:15-23) Waiting for Christ's return, we boldly proclaim repentance & the forgiveness of sins to all nations. (Luke 24:44-53)