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Your King Is Coming

Posted on: December 6th, 2018 by Pastor Hill

“Your King Is Coming” is not only a general theme for the Christmas season, but the specific theme for our Wednesday evening Midweek Advent Services. The text for pre-Christmas Sunday Services Graduals comes from Zechariah 9:9b and also is a text for the first Midweek Service. The individual weekly themes and texts are: “Jesus: King of —
1. Shame, Zechariah 9:9b; Psalm 25:1–3
2. Guilt, Psalm 80
3. The Low, 2 Samuel 7:1–17; Luke 1:26–38

Midweek 1: Jesus: King of Shame. In our world of sin, what should shame us hardly causes mild embarrassment. But when the King comes into ones life, shame also returns to bring a recognized need for forgiveness. But the King of Shame covers our shame and calls us to live in the light and hope He brings from His work in the past, up to and including the cross, into our lives for both the present and eternal future.

Midweek 2, Jesus: King of Guilt, Who came to take upon Himself our guilt and bring us the gift of forgiveness, also renews and restores us to eager anticipation to welcome His comings.

Midweek 3, Jesus: King of the Low, as He came from the highest, becoming of the lowest in humility, He makes highest of the lowest, like David and Mary, you and me, by His grace.

O come, O come Emanuel, God with us!

He has. He is, and He will forever!

Prepare for His comings with His gracious gifts of Word and Sacrament this Advent and Christmas season as we gather in His Name and to His Glory for bringing Heavenly Peace to a sinful mankind.

 

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Return to the Lord—A Lenten Journey

Posted on: February 1st, 2018 by Edward Lamberton

“Return to the Lord!” during our February and March Lenten Journey services as we prepare for the celebration of Christ Jesus’ Easter Resurrection. Lenten Midweek Services begin on Ash Wednesday, February 14th. Services are held at 7:30 pm preceded by a dinner at 6:15.

Return to the Lord—A Lenten Journey

Ash Wednesday: February 14
Return to the Lord, Who… Is Gracious, Joel 2:12–19

Lenten Midweek 2: February 21
Return to the Lord, Who… Has Redeemed You, Isaiah 44:21–28

Lenten Midweek 3: February 28
Return to the Lord, Who… Will Restore You, Jeremiah 15:19–21

Lenten Midweek 4: March 7
Return to the Lord, Who… Will Raise You Up, Hosea 6:1–6

Lenten Midweek 5: March 14
Return to the Lord, Who… Does Not Change, Malachi 3:6–12

Lenten Midweek 6: March 21
Return to the Lord, Who… Does Not Tire of Calling You, Amos 4:6–13

Maundy Thursday: March 29
The Lord Returns to Jerusalem with Mercy, Zechariah 1:12–17

Good Friday: March 30
The Word of the Lord Returns to Him with Success, Isaiah 55:6–11

God’s blessings on our journey.
Pastor Hill

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Easter Services (4/16)

Posted on: April 8th, 2017 by Edward Lamberton

6:30 am   Sunrise Service

(light continental breakfast following Sunrise service)

8 am   Communion Service

8:30 AM to 9:45 / 10 ish   Easter Brunch  

9:15 AM   Sunday school Activity and Egg Hunt

10:30 am   Communion Service

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Holy Week Services

Posted on: April 3rd, 2017 by Edward Lamberton

Crusifix4/11 6 PM Seder Supper

4/13 7:30 PM Maundy Thursday (communion)

4/14 7:30 PM Good Friday

The Sermon Series continues “A Lenten Midweek Series for the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation”
Catechetical Sermon Series: The Ten Commandments
4/13 Maundy Thursday: Commandment Three, Mark 14:12–26; 1 Corinthians 10:16–17
4/14 Good Friday: Commandment Two, Hebrews 4:14–16; 5:7–9

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Lenten Midweek Services

Posted on: March 2nd, 2017 by Edward Lamberton

HolyTenCommandsPlease join us for our Lent Midweek Services each Wednesday night at 7:30 PM. A dinner will be held at 6:15 each week. Please sign up in the Entry Hall or bring a dish to share.

The Sermon Series follows “A Lenten Midweek Series for the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation”
Catechetical Sermon Series: The Ten Commandments
3/1  Ash Wednesday: Commandments Nine and Ten, 1 Kings 21:1–16
3/8  Lenten Midweek 2: Commandment Eight, Matthew 26:59–61
3/15 Lenten Midweek 3: Commandment Seven, John 12:1–8
3/22 Lenten Midweek 4: Commandment Six, 2 Samuel 11:1–5
3/29 Lenten Midweek 5: Commandment Five, 2 Samuel 11:1–27
4/5  Lenten Midweek 6: Commandment Four, Luke 2:41–52
4/13 Maundy Thursday: Commandment Three, Mark 14:12–26; 1 Corinthians 10:16–17
4/14 Good Friday: Commandment Two, Hebrews 4:14–16; 5:7–9
4/16 Easter Day: Commandment One, Mark 16:1–8

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Christmas at Messiah

Posted on: December 20th, 2016 by Edward Lamberton

Join us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ!

Christmas Eve

5 PM – Family Christmas Eve Service
11 PM – Communion

Christmas Day

10:30 AM – Communionpoinsettia

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Advent Services

Posted on: November 25th, 2016 by Edward Lamberton

AdventWreathAdvent is a busy time for many of us. Midweek worship during Advent is meant to be a respite, a time to slow down, if only for a few minutes, in order to reflect on the event that prompted all of the holiday activities in the first place—the coming of the Son of God, our Lord Jesus Christ, in the flesh.

Each Wednesday evening we will gather together

  • at 6:15 for a pot-luck supper
  • at 7:15 for a Christmas Carol hymn sing
  • at 7:30 for Evening Prayer
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Easter at Messiah

Posted on: March 20th, 2016 by Edward Lamberton

EasterLilyJoin us on Easter Sunday to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord.

6:45 AM – Sunrise Service

7:30 AM – 10 AM Breakfast

8:00 AM – Communion

9:15 AM – Sunday School Craft, Resurrection Story, and Easter Egg Hunt

10:30 AM – Communion

12:00 PM – Potluck Lunch

 

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Holy Week

Posted on: March 20th, 2016 by Edward Lamberton

ChaliceMaundy Thursday

Holy Communion will be celebrated at 7:30 PM as we remember Christ’s institution of the Lord’s Supper and his new commandment.

Readings:

  • Jeremiah 31:31-34
  • Hebrews 10:15-25
  • Luke 22:7-20

CrusifixGood Friday

We will remember Christ’s death on the Cross at 7:30 PM.

Readings:

  • Isaiah 52:13-53:12
  • Hebrews 4:14-16, 5:7-9
  • John 18:1-19:42
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Lent Midweek Services

Posted on: February 9th, 2016 by Edward Lamberton

LentCrossFeatureJoin us for our Lent Midweek Services each Wednesday night at 7:30 PM. The six mid-week Lenten Services this year will explore The Lord’s Prayer: A Prayer for All Seasons, adapting the resources from Concordia Publishing House prepared by Rev. Steven H. Albers of Kirkwood, Missouri.

Jesus taught His Disciples this “model prayer” as was the practice of most teachers (as His forerunner John the Baptizer), who encouraged an active prayer life in their students. Not intended as a mantra for repetitive vocalization during meditation, popular among eastern faiths, but as an outline of principle concepts to keep in mind in our relationship with God.

Though for all seasons, we will look particularly at the following six prayer seasons:

  • February 10: Needing Forgiveness, Fifth Petition
  • February 17: Lifting Up the Lord, First Petition
  • February 24: Wondering Who’s in Control, Second Petition
  • March 1: Seeking God’s Will, Third Petition
  • March 8: Thanks for Simple Things, Fourth Petition
  • March 15: Standing Up to Evil, Sixth and Seventh Petitions

A dinner will be held at 6:15 each week. Please sign up in the Entry Hall or bring a dish to share.

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