If you are new to Messiah, want to get acquainted or reacquainted with our Mission and Ministries, or if you never attended a belonging to Messiah course, we invite you to attend this three session class. We will meet Sundays at 5:30 PM on Zoom on May 16, May 23, and May 30. Contact the church office to sign up at email@example.com or 651-698-2590.
You are invited to attend a small outdoor gathering on Pentecost afternoon Sunday May 23rd to mark this significant day in the church. Gatherings will be hosted in Messiah’s side yard or at the homes of willing hosts. If you are willing to be a host, you would need to provide an outside space where distancing for 8-10 guests can be accommodated. You would be asked to contact the guests that are assigned to your home, set a 2 hour time frame for the gathering, mark the safe distancing spaces, and provide hand sanitizer. If you would like to attend as a guest, please bring your own chair, beverage, and food to the gathering, and come wearing a face mask. All guests and hosts should read and follow these guidelines for outdoor gatherings developed by Messiah’s COVID team. You can sign up to be a host or guest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by May 12. In the event of inclement weather, the gatherings will be cancelled.
Messiah's Missions and Outreach Committee created a list of resources for people who want to do more reading, watching, and learning around the issue of race in America. We'd like to share the list with you so we can continue learning together.
Our COVID Response Team and Worship Team are working hard to prepare for in-person indoor worship. We have received approved of our Phase 2 Re-opening Plan for limited in-person indoor worship. Moving forward, each week our staff will review the Ramsey County COVID-19 positivity rate and determine if we can host in-person indoor worship. If the positivity rate is below 5%, then we will send an invitation to the congregation inviting them to attend Sunday worship. In all cases, indoor worship is by RSVP only because our worship space is limited to 11 households per service. We need multiple teams of 2 ushers to support our ability to safely worship in-person and assist with implementing our safety procedures. We will continue providing updates on our reopening plan in the Cup with the Vicar video, weekly emails, Facebook, newsletters, etc. Please reach out directly to Jeff Kidder or Rev. Dave Langille with questions or concerns.
“Pop-Up Church” is in-person, outdoor worship Saturdays at 4:00 PM in our side yard. Up to 50 individuals per week may attend this short, 30 minute spoken service of Holy Communion. Please note that advance registration is required so we can safely maintain our attendance cap for social distancing purposes. Some days there will be instrumental music, but no singing at this time. A short reflection will be shared.
Our greeters will welcome you, ask you the COVID-19 questionnaire, and invite you to be seated in socially-distanced sections. Please bring your own camp/lawn chair and a mask. A contribution box will also be available for loose offerings for Pop Up Church costs.
We will continue to schedule Saturday Pop-Up services as long as weather forecasts are favorable and we have a volunteer team in place. If the weather turns unfavorable, we will cancel via email to all those who RSVP'd that Saturday by 3pm. Please respond to the email invitation you receive or call the church office at 651-698-2590 to sign up for Saturday Pop-Up Worship.