Announcements for July 9, 2017


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Announcements for 7.2.17

Announcements 7.2.2017

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Joining Messiah’s Sunday Worship Ensemble

Do you love to sing or play an instrument? Have you sung in a choir or played in a band/ensemble before? Would you like to learn to share your talents with Messiah and learn to play in a group? Then perhaps you would consider offering your musical gifts to help Paul & Jeff lead music for Sunday worship at 8:30 & 11. We’ve had many folks participate over this past year, but often rely on a small core of folks who are dedicated to this ministry. We would love to have more!

We need both instrumentalists & vocalists for this joyful work. While it’s helpful to have some basic music knowledge and training in your voice/instrument, we’ve had folks of varying levels of proficiency participate. Paul and Jeff will help you assess your skill and where you might fit in.

While we do appreciate folks who can participate with some regularity, there is wide latitude from participating a few times a year to 3 or 4 Sundays a month.

Come check us out! You can always come to rehearsal and just see what it’s like without having to commit to playing on Sunday.

We rehearse on Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Please contact Jeff Kidder or Paul Johnson if you’re interested in participating.

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Getting to Know You BBQs, Saturday, July 8

Poster Getting to Know You BBQCall the church at 651-698-2590 to sign up.

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Here are ways to connect to Messiah in the coming weeks:

  • Attend Sunday worship at 8:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. (same service, different times).
  • Have your child attend Great Adventure Days, Messiah’s fun summer ministry for children ages 3 to 10 on Tuesday through Friday, July 25 through 28th.  Call Children’s Director Lori Goetz at 651-o698-2590 for more information.
  • Youth, grades 6 through 12, are invited to church on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. for “Word for the Hungry,” a bible study and a walk to Dairy Queen afterwards.  Call Tuezong Xiong, Messiah’s youth intern at 651-698-2590.
  • If you wish to connect to a house group (small groups that meet regularly for connection, encouragement, and support) call Martha Olive at 651-690-4321.
  • Plan on coming to the parish picnic after the 11 a.m. service on Sunday, September 10, at Wabun Park across the Ford Parkway bridge in Minneapolis.  Hot dogs, potluck, fun!
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Great Adventure Days, July 25 -28, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Welcome to the Kingdom!  This summer’s Great Adventure Days, WELCOME TO THE KINGDOM: JESUS IN THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW, gives kids an opportunity to experience the interactive Bible-times world of Jesus and his disciples while also following the adventures of knights in a medieval kingdom.  To register your child, fill out the form found here:GAD Registration Form 2017 and return to the church.  To volunteer to help, fill out this form: GAD Volunteer Form 2017 and return to the church.

If you have questions about Great Adventure Days, contact our Children’s Director, Lori Goetz, at 651-698-2590 or email her at

There is a service project with Great Adventure this year: Messiah’s GAD Service Project will focus on Urban Academy in St. Paul, a charter school just blocks from the church. Messiah parishioners are invited to donate school uniforms for students in kindergarten through 6th grade, which will be collected the week of GAD. Urban Academy is home to a large population of Karen children, including many of our own parishioners. Please plan now to participate in this opportunity. Questions? Contact Lori Goetz


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Confirmation at Messiah, Sunday, June 11, 10 a.m. Just one service.

Confirmation will be held at Messiah on Sunday, June 11, at 10 a.m. (Note: just one service that Sunday.  Reception will follow.) The Rt. Rev. Brian Prior, bishop of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota, will preside.

In recent years Messiah youth and adults wishing to be confirmed or received went to one of the cathedrals in Minnesota for this rite of passage.  The last time confirmation was held at Messiah was 20 years ago.  If you are interested in being confirmed or received (for those who have previously been confirmed in a liturgical church) please contact the church office at 651-698-2590.

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War, Peace, & the Christian Experience, 5/7,14,&21, 10 am

As followers of the Prince of Peace, is there ever a time when war is just?  Join Peter Williams, member of Messiah, as he draws on his experience as Judge Advocate and Associate General Counsel for the Minnesota National Guard for an engaging and challenging three weeks of discussion on warfare through the lens of Christianity.  Sessions will examine 1) biblical perspective on war and those who wage it; 2) how Christians have wrestled with ethics and morality of warfare; 3) pacifism and how it interacts with Just War theory; and 4) Just War theory in practice: modern conflicts.  Sundays, May 7, 14, and 21, at 10 a.m. in the Loft.

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Celebration of a New Ministry: Installation of the Rev. Matthew McCormick, 5/7, 7 pm

Celebration of a New Ministry:  Installation of the Rev. Matthew McCormick

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Family Flyer Spring 2017

Family Flyer May 2017

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