Announcements for December 4, 2016

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Announcements for December 4, 2016

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Pledge Card Reminder

Please turn in or mail your financial pledge cards for 2017.  Having the information is helpful for budgeting for the coming year.  You can also email your pledge to a.schwarz@messiahepiscopal.org.

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Hanging of the Greens, Sunday, Dec. 18, 12:30pm

Come and help decorate the church for Christmas (hanging greens, setting out candles, tying bows, decorating the tree, placing the nativity scene) on Sunday afternoon,  December 18, starting at 12:30 p.m.  We’ll start with a soup lunch in the undercroft and finish in about two hours.

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Announcements for Sunday, November 27, 2016

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Theological Reflections on the Past 25 Years

As part of our 125th anniversary celebrations, Charlie Clauss was asked to write an essay on his theological reflections on our liturgical practice in the past 25 years.  You can read it here. theological-reflections-on-messiahs-125th-anniversary

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Announcements for Sunday, November 20, 2016

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Announcements for November 20, 2016

 

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History of Messiah 1991 – 2016

As part of our 125th anniversary celebration a history of the last 25 years was commissioned.  (A history of Messiah’s first 100 years is available on DVD.)  Barb Erickson and George Slanger compiled the history with the help of many contributors.  The history is available here history-1991-2016 There will be some copies available in the Gathering Space.

If you have comments or feedback please email Ann Schwarz, Administrator, at a.schwarz@messiahepiscopal.org.

 

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New Rector Called: Matthew McCormick

Our new rector will be joining us in the month of December.  He is the Rev. Matthew McCormick.  He was ordained to the priesthood in 2008.  Most recently, he has been the vicar of the Church of the Resurrection in North Charleston, South Carolina, where he has had the role of pastor in a new church plant.  Prior to that, he was an associate rector at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Charleston, a large congregation where he served in a variety of roles.  He is a graduate of Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania.   He has received a Masters of Theology degree from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, and is currently working on a doctorate through them.

Our Search Committee felt Matthew would excel as rector of Messiah.  The gifts they feel he is bringing to us include that he is a committed follower of Christ, a gifted preacher and teacher, a dynamic worship leader, a man sensitive to and committed to multi-cultural ministry, a warm, vibrant welcoming pastor, who is well prepared and good at plugging people into ministries.

Matthew will be coming to us with his wife and their young son.  We prayerfully anticipate what God desires to do among us through Rev. McCormick.

Here is his resume.

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Christmas Schedule

Saturday, December 24, Christmas Eve

4 pm:  Family Service with Interactive Nativity

10 pm:  Intimate, Candlight Service

Sunday, December 25, Christmas Day

10 am: Festive Celebration of Christmas

All services include Eucharist.

 

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Announcements for Sunday, November 13, 2016

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