thanksgiving Service

Thanksgiving Service on Thursday Nov 25 at 10:00 AM will be indoors in-person and livestreamed on our YouTube channel. Click here to download the bulletin for worshipping at home.  We invite you to join us for a Holy Eucharist service with time to reflect on gratitude and thanksgiving. In place of the sermon, individuals are invited to share with the congregation what they are thankful for in their lives. 

UPCOMING Worship changes - adding indoor singing

We are excited to announce that beginning on the first Sunday in Advent (Nov 28), we will be adding congregational singing to the 11 AM indoor service for the second half of the service (Liturgy of the Table). The congregation may sing beginning at the Offertory including the Offertory Hymn, the Sanctus and Lord’s Prayer, the Communion Song, Recessional and Postlude. Masks will continue to be worn, as we maintain social distancing in the Church. 

For more information and details, please refer the letter from our Vicar/Priest-in-Charge. 

We want to thank each member of this community for the care you have shown to each other, especially for the most vulnerable amongst us, during this pandemic. Getting vaccinated, masking, maintaining social distance, and following the Church’s COVID guidance has kept Messiah a relatively healthy place. 

Project home holiday gift donations

Project Home is organizing a Holiday Dignity Shop where families can pick out 2-3 gifts for their children. They are seeking donations of new toys, games, books, art and science kits, and other gift items for babies, children, and teens. They especially need gifts for preteens and teens including cell phone battery packs, bluetooth speakers, headphones, earbuds, and perfume and lotion for girls (Bath and Body Works is a favorite). Please do not wrap the items so that parents may choose gifts they know their child will love. Project Home serves a diverse group, so dolls, books, action figures and other items that reflect beautifully diverse children are appreciated. Project Home does not accept donations of play weapons. Donations of wrapping paper, tape, tags, gift bags, and tissue are welcome, so parents can wrap the gifts for their children. A donation box will be provided in Messiah's entryway from November 21st to December 12th. 

sweet december and Christ's nativity celebration

Please join us on December 4 from 3-5 PM for our annual Sweet December and Christ's Nativity Celebration in our side yard and indoor space. We'll be celebrating the Karen holiday of Sweet December (welcoming Jesus’ birth month) and mixing in the other cultural traditions of Messiah members, too. We'll have food, hot beverages arts and  crafts, singing, sharing stories around the fire, a tree lighting, and large display of nativity sets. We invite you to bring a treat from your own tradition to share and to bring one or more of your Nativity sets from home to be part of a large indoor Nativity display.

Annual advent healing service

We invite you to Messiah's Annual Advent Healing Service on December 14 at 7 PM with themes of grief, loss and hope in Christ. This will be a livestreamed worship in place of the monthly Compline service. Join us to soak in the healing love of God through worship and a special time of prayer with our healing prayer team. 

celebrate christmas at messiah

We warmly invite you and your family and friends to worship with with Messiah as we celebrate the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ. More information and links to livestreamed services will be posted soon.

  • Dec 24: Christmas Eve Outdoor Holy Eucharist Service, 11 AM
  • Dec 24: Christmas Eve Family Service, Indoors and Livestream, 4:00 PM
  • Dec 24: Christmas Eve Compline and Carols on YouTube, 9 PM
  • Dec 25: Christmas Day - Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ Indoor and Livestream, 10 AM
  • Dec 26: Lessons and Carols Outdoor Service, 11 AM
  • Dec 26: Karen Christmas Celebration, 12 - 2 PM

Messiah's library is open

The Messiah Library is open for business in its new expanded quarters in the former Chapel room by the Macalester St entrance! The broad categories are in order, suitable for browsing. The check-out sheet is on the table behind the door. The collection has been upgraded with donations from the libraries of Bill Grohs and Steve Erickson. We invite you to take advantage of this fine resource.