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Youth Praise Band 2019


  • 2nd – 12th graders welcome.
  • No experience necessary.
  • Rehearsals are Sundays 10:45 – 12:00 from Mar 3 – Apr 14
    • NO REHEARSAL on Easter Sunday, Apr 21
  • You must attend at least 6 of the 7 rehearsals.
  • You must be available 7:30am – 12:00pm on Sunday, Apr 28.

Questions? Email director Michelle Johns at
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Summer Sunday School

In June, July and August, we have a great children’s Sunday School every Sunday during our 9:30 Worship service. The ages for the Sunday School our 3 year old through fifth grade. We have a professionally staffed nursery for children three or younger.

Families start in worship at 9:30. They are gathered after opening singing in a Children’s Sermon, then sent out with our Children’s Minister and volunteers for a story, lesson, craft and outdoor games. The children return during the service right before we all share Holy Communion. All are welcome to worship, Sunday School, and communion. Come and join us!

Youth Praise Band 2018

Have you always wanted to be in a band? Kids from 2nd through l2th grades are invited to join Messiah’s 2018 Youth Praise Band.

  • No experience necessary.
  • Rehearsals are Sundays 10:45 – 12:00 from Mar 3 – Apr 22.
  • You must attend at least 7 of the 8 rehearsals.
  • You must be available ALL MORNING on Sunday, Apr 29.

Questions? Email Michelle at
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From the Pastor: Sept 2017

Book bags, sharpened pencils, back-to-school shopping….it doesn’t matter that I am no longer in school; I can still conjure up all those images and feel that sense of change and “newness” in the air. September still gives me this sense every year. It’s almost like New Year’s Day with its feeling of new beginnings and starting over. It was a joy to see all of our children and teachers blessed in church at the end of August. A fabulous start to a new school year!

With the coming of the first day of school, also comes the start of many Messiah programs that have taken a break for the summer. Perhaps you too can grab hold of that sense of excitement our children carry, return to familiar fellowship and try new things, too. So sharpen your pencils and get your backpack ready, because we have some wonderful things planned!

Rally Day kicks us all off on September 10th with an 8:00am traditional and 10:00am combined worship service. We’ll follow worship with food and activities for every age. Then, I hope to see all of you at our first Messiah Night on September 13th. Betsy Barkalow, our new Children’s Minister, has put together a wonderful program for our kids, and Jim Diehm, our Confirmation Director, has moved classes to Messiah Night for our 6th-8th graders. Along with various adult education classes throughout the year led by the pastors and others, I will also be leading a new group I’m calling “FaithWalk,” an opportunity to share about a different topic each week, starting with the subject of “doubt.” So many exciting new possibilities on Wednesday nights! No one should be eating alone on that night.

Of course, there are so many other opportunities throughout the week. Want to sing? Join a choir! Want to learn to quilt? There’s a group for that! Want to dig deeper into your spiritual practice? Join the circle led by Roberta Hammond! I hope you’ll take a look through this newsletter and not only find what you’ve done before, but try something new!

There is “newness” in the air. See where God might lead you.

Pastor Liz

Rally Day 2017!

Rally Day is Sunday, September 10. All summer our staff and volunteers have been preparing for this fall. Back will be our adult education, choir practices, Messiah Night weekly fellowship meals, children’s Sunday School, preschool and weekly youth gatherings. Take a look at this newsletter for all of the times and details around these events. There are many great things happening at Messiah!

On Rally Day, Sunday, September 10 there will be a combined service at 10:00 am bringing the 9:30 and 11:00 congregations together. Our Chancel Choir and Praise Team will lead the service together with many surprises throughout. 8:00 worship will be available, too.

After the worship celebration, at 11:15 Chef Marty and our fellowship team will have subs, baked beans, beverages, chips, and slaw waiting for us at the Shelter House. We want you to bring your favorite dessert to share. Plates, napkins, cups and silverware will be out to use, too. It will be good.

After lunch, Our Super Senior Singers, fresh from the Nursing Home Circuit, will perform their just off Broadway Show. It is a hoot. The children will leave for the First Annual Messiah Rally Day Water Olympics, so have them bring a suit. There will also be games for our middle school students and a scavenger hunt for our high school students.