Messiah Lutheran Church
13901 Clopper Rd. Germantown, MD 20874
(301) 972-2130

Lenten Midweek Services

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

Posted on: March 2nd, 2017 by Edward Lamberton

Christmas at Messiah

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

Posted on: December 20th, 2016 by Edward Lamberton

Advent Services

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
Posted on: November 25th, 2016 by Edward Lamberton

Easter at Messiah

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

 

Posted on: March 20th, 2016 by Edward Lamberton

Holy Week

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
Posted on: March 20th, 2016 by Edward Lamberton

Lent Midweek Services

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.

Posted on: February 9th, 2016 by Edward Lamberton

Christmas at Messiah

Christmon TreePlease join us to celebrate Christmas!

Christmas Eve
5 PM – Family Christmas Eve Service
11 PM – Communion

Christmas Day
10:30 AM – Communion

Posted on: December 21st, 2015 by Edward Lamberton

Advent Services

AdventWreathJoin us each Wednesday evening for Advent Services.

6:15 – Supper (Please sign up the Sunday prior in the Entry Hall).
7:15 – Christmas Caroling in the Sanctuary
7:30 – Advent Service

The choir will rehearse following the Postlude.

Posted on: November 30th, 2015 by Edward Lamberton