Tomorrow night we will have a livestream on the Messiah Lutheran Website featuring Christmas music and carols. The event will be streamed starting at 7pm Thursday, December 17, 2020. It will also be available to be viewed on our Messiah FB page.
Sunday Worship streaming had technical issues this morning. The service was still recorded and should be able to be seen on the cable access. Also, we do have it on Facebook on the Messiah site for those who have the ability to watch it there. I now know how to troubleshoot an issue like this and fix it should it occur again.
Congregational Food Shelf Drive for November to Christmas--$2600! This is in addition to the $1,000 put up by the Church council. I set a goal of $2,000. Thank you to all who have generously contributed to this goal. We are rocking this and led by the Holy Spirit!
Due to the increased spread of Covid--19 in our community and area, we strongly urge all in attendance of the in-sanctuary church services to keep your masks on and covering both nose and mouth for the entire service. We ask this to lesson the risk of contracting the virus and enhancing the safety of our worship experience. We want to be able to continue to worship, but it will depend on our adherence to the protocols put in place by the council. If this can't be adhered to, we will have to look to suspend in-sanctuary worship. Thank you for your cooperation!
Curt Stark Council Chairperson
November 20th Announcements:
Christmas Eve Worship:
We will have opportunity for in Sanctuary worship on Christmas Eve. We are asking to have RSV's sent in with numbers attending so we can cap the number at 70 tops per service and keep social distanced. Also, absolutely we need everyone attending to wear a mask! The times for the service(s) are going to be 3:30 and 5;30. It will be a candle light service. We need a bit of time to clean/disinfect between services. If there is a huge outpouring of desire to worship on Christmas Eve, in the sanctuary, we will be open to add a third service at a later time. Please contact Becky with RSV's. The deadline will be December 15th. Also, there will be NO Christmas day service this year. If you have any questions or concerns make sure you contact Pastor Mark at (218) 851-3153.
Annual November-December Food Drive
Due to Covid-19, the food drive looks a bit different this year. Thrivent is not doing the item match this fall. The council has earmarked $1,000 to go toward the Hoffman-Kensington Food Shelf this month. In addition, we are asking for individual contributions in cash from members to go toward this important local need in our community. We have a box set up in the entrance to the sanctuary where checks or cash can be dropped off at time of worship or through the day. The box will be secured and emptied each night. Please consider giving to this important need in the next month to come. I plan to have this available through Christmas Eve. Thank you in advance. I know we will have a great response to this plea!
November 16, 2020 Announcements:
Per the decision to go to on-line/distance learning at the school, there will be no more Sunday school in the sanctuary until further notice. Also, it means there will not be a Christmas Program, as was planned.
The Quilting and Missions Fellowship will not be meeting on Thursday Afternoons until further notice.
We thank you for giving to the roof fund. If you have not given your 2020 pledge, please do so before the end of the year. Thank You in advance for your faithful giving.