Announcements for Sunday, September 25, 2016

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Adult Education in September: The Gospel of John

Dr. Amy Anderson, Professor of New Testament and Greek at North Central University will speak about the Gospel of John in two Adult Education sessions at the church at 10 a.m. on Sundays, September 18 and September 25 in the Youth Loft.  Her first session will focus on historical context and her second session will focus on the audience that the Gospel of John was written for.

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Announcements for Sunday, September 18, 2016

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Announcements for Sunday, September 11, 2016

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Announcements for Sunday, September 4, 2016

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Announcements for Sunday, September 4, 2016

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125 Anniversary of Messiah, 1891 – 2016

This year marks the 125th anniversary of Messiah as a church.  Papers were first signed on August 4, 1891 to incorporate the parish of the Messiah.  One hundred years later we had a big celebration and our history to that point can be seen in a video.  This year we will be updating our history.  Plans call for an all-church photo (to be taken on Sunday, October 2, between the worship services at 10 am), an interactive timeline will be available in October, displays will be set up for the All Saints’ Fest in early November, and there will be cake on Sunday, November 6.  If you have questions call Ann Schwarz at the church at 651-698-2590X17.

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Children’s & Youth Education Fall Kick-off, Sept. 11

We welcome children back to Sunday School and Catechesis on Sunday, September 11th!  Parents are invited to bring children to their classrooms at 10 am and then proceed to the sanctuary for a brief orientation with our director of youth ministries, Bobbie Booth,  and our coordinator of children’s ministries, Lori Goetz.  Junior and Senior High participants and parents should all come to the sanctuary.  You’ll hear about plans for this year and about the program.

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All Church Picnic, Sunday, Sept. 11, 12:30pm

Come to the all church picnic following the 11 am service on Sunday, September 11 at Wabun Picnic Shelter G in Minnehaha Park.  (Drive down Ford Parkway across the bridge, turn left at the lights, go through the stop sign, and drive up the hill, find a parking place and come to Shelter G.)  All are welcome.  Hot dogs, buns, plates and cups will be provided.  Please bring a dish to share.  For further information call the church at 651-698-2590.

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Fall Retreat: Let’s Connect

Saturday, Oct. 8: All-day, family-friendly retreat.

Location: YMCA St. Croix, near Hudson, Wisc. (just 30 minutes from Messiah; map).

Times: Core events from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Costs: $35 (adults), $25 (ages 8-18), $15 (ages 0-7). (Messiah scholarships available at a $5/person rate.)

Activities

Adult Sessions: Author and pastor Michael Blackburn will lead adult education on topics on hearing God. Sessions will include small group discussion and opportunities to pause and listen to God.

Child and Youth Activities: Kids ages 8-18 have the choice of a four-hour program led by full-time YMCA experts.  All programs include a mix of team-building games and challenges. Please select one:

  • Climbing tower
  • Low ropes courses with over 20 elements
  • Thrilling High Ropes course

All-Church Activities: Everyone is invited to enjoy afternoon games, frivolous relays, soccer, frisbee, or just a walk in the beautiful St. Croix valley during the peak fall colors. Children will rejoin parents for lunch, dinner and for the closing campfire. For those who can stay past dark, a rousing game of capture the flag is scheduled from 8:30-10:30 p.m.!

Schedule of Events

  • 7:30 – (optional) Vespers and prayer (campfire circle)
  • 8:00 – Gathering (Croix dining hall)
  • 8:30-10:00 – Session 1
  • 10:15-11:45 – Session 2
  • Noon – Lunch
  • 1:00-2:00 – Session 3
  • 2:00-4:00 – Activity time (relays, soccer)
  • 4:00-5:30 – Session 4
  • 5:30-6:00 – Individual/small group prayer
  • 6:00-7:00 – Dinner
  • 7:00-8:00 – Closing: Songs and prayer (campfire circle)
  • 8:30-10:30 – Capture the flag

Registration

To register for this event, please visit the retreat table in the gathering space after church or fill out the registration form and return to the church. Please make checks payable to Messiah Episcopal Church.

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Volunteers

Please help us staff up for the anticipated children and infants who will attend, or help us meet another need. Contact Mark Brown at 651.336.7346 or b4.mark [at] gmail [dot] com to find out how to help!

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Announcements for Sunday, August 28, 2016

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