The second bake sale to support our kids going to the Youth Gathering in Houston was held on Feb. 25 and raised $211. Congrats to those involved! And if you are interested in the next bake sale, it will be held on March 25.

The ELCA Youth Gathering will be June 27-July 1 at NRG Park in Houston.

Those attending from Messiah Lutheran will be Julia and Sam Fogel, Arden Sasak, Novena Christal and Pastor Lynne.

(Messiah Youth will be participating in the Feed My Starving Children program. Details to come.)

ELCA World Hunger Grant!!!

This week, the people of Messiah Lutheran Church were the honored recipients of an ELCA World Hunger grant in the amount of $2,400. This grant will support our Assistance Ministry on Mondays.


A promotion in the March issue of Messiah Messenger will get better starting March 12 and going through March 31.

Amazon Smile is a way to return a portion of what you spend on Amazon to Messiah Lutheran Church. Usually, it’s .05% of each purchase. From March 12 to 31, however, as an introductory offer, Amazon will triple that amount, to 1.5% of your first eligible purchase.

Visit: And hold off on buying from Amazon until then!

Pennies for Lent!!!

Each Lenten season our CCC has collected pennies and over the past 16 years $10,000 has been collected! This money is given to Maine Township Food Pantry and this year, ALL are invited to bring all your loose change and MAKE A CHANGE for hunger! Look for the container in the Narthex.


A leader is needed for Easter breakfast on April 1. If you are interested, please contact the office.

Save the dates!

March 16 – Youth Egg Stuffing and Lock-In

March 24 – Community Egg Hunt

April 7 – Spaghetti Dinner

And finally, this Sunday, March 11, is the start of daylight saving time, where our clocks should be set forward an hour.

March Schedule    

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Worship and Communion, 10:15 a.m.


Sunday, March 25, 2018

Palm Sunday

Worship and Communion, 10:15 a.m.


Thursday, March 29, 2018

Maundy Thursday Service, 7 p.m.


Friday, March 30, 2018

Good Friday Tenebrae Service, 7 p.m.


Sunday, April 1, 2018

Easter Breakfast, 8:30 a.m.

Easter Egg Hunt, 9:45 a.m.

Easter Worship Service, 10:15 a.m.


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Our congregation was officially organized on May 7, 1954 with 35 people present. Since then, Messiah has thrived in the community, and has strived to make Christ’s love known to all who enter our doors – through worship, through education, through our facilities, and through fellowship.

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