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Agape Groups Wednesdays 9/13 – 11/15

New Small Groups Forming Now

Agape Groups are new life groups forming for all of us to grow closer to Christ and each other. Groups of ten or twelve will gather on Wednesday nights, from 6:30 PM until 7:15 PM, for a season of ten to twelve weeks. They will share what has happened in their week, lift up prayers for each other, and do a short study on faith and faith practices. They are encouraged to come earlier, sit near each other as they eat together at Messiah Night, all to get to know one another better. Agape groups will help you grow your faith, forge new relationships that will bring you joy, and have a weekly moment centered in a cross-shaped community and prayer. The first season will begin September 13 and end November 15. Contact the church office or Pastor Karl, pastorkarl@messiahlutheran.net, if you would like to be a part of an Agape Group.

Messiah Night starts Wednesday, September 13

Come and Eat at Messiah Night!Chef Don is excited to get started. The first Messiah Night Meal offered is 5:00 – 6:30 PM, Wednesday, September 13. We have increased our budget for meals and improved our Kid’s Meals, too. We have volunteers ready to deliver meals to people’s homes, if that would be better for you or a friend. Please, contact Suzanne Schmandt, suzanneschmandt@gmail.com if you would like a meal delivered. Take-out meals will be available inside our Fellowship Hall. If you haven’t shared a meal on Messiah Night in years, come, try it again! You will be pleased. There is no reason to eat alone on Wednesdays at Messiah.  
New Small Groups Forming NowAgape Groups are new life groups forming for all of us to grow closer to Christ and each other. Groups of ten or twelve will gather on Wednesday nights, from 6:30 PM until 7:15 PM, for a season of ten to twelve weeks. They will share what has happened in their week, lift up prayers for each other, and do a short study on faith and faith practices. They are encouraged to come earlier, sit near each other as they eat together at Messiah Night, all to get to know one another better. Agape groups will help you grow your faith, forge new relationships that will bring you joy, and have a weekly moment centered in a cross-shaped community and prayer. The first season will begin September 13 and end November 15. Contact the church office or Pastor Karl, pastorkarl@messiahlutheran.net, if you would like to be a part of an Agape Group.
There’s a New Chef in Town!
We have good news! We have a new Chef, Don Wood. Don knows this ministry. He led a very similar one at Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church for ten years. I am excited about his new ideas for our menu. I believe this will be a great step forward for us in our efforts to get people to gather again after the pandemic. Please join us in welcoming Don to Messiah!

Rally Day September 10, 2023 One Service 10 AM

Rally Day!!

After a summer rest, all of the great activities at Messiah are coming back online. So, we are throwing a party on Sunday morning, September 10.

  • Only one worship that morning at 10 AM. A single great gathering of our entire congregation inside our sanctuary, to sing, pray and celebrate God’s grace and love.
  • A fun picnic outside right after worship. (If the weather is inclement the picnic will be held indoors.) Our new Chef Don will be preparing the main dish. The rest of the congregation will be asked to bring a dish to pass-salads, hot dishes, and desserts are welcome. Drinks, plates, silverware will be provided. 
  • Family fun games pitting adults against our kids.
  • Kona Ice truck in our parking lot for us to purchase special treats.

It is good to be a part of a community of faith, brothers and sisters who worship and share a meal together. Come, support one another in faith. 

Messiah’s 2023 Quiters Raffle September 10, 2023

It’s Time!!! —- Messiah’s 2023 Quilters Raffle “Messiah Quilters with Joyful Hearts”. The Quilters Raffle will take place in conjunction with Rally Day, scheduled on 9/10/2023. Purchase your tickets each Sunday morning before/after each service beginning 8/27 through 9/10. The items for raffle will be displayed in the Welcome Center. Ticket prices start at only $1.

The quilters appreciate all of your support in our outreach ministries and wish to express our sincere THANKS! You may contact Coordinator – Bessie McGarvey at 740-9271542 or email bmcgarvey@insight.rr.com for additional information. Keep an eye out for flyers.

Messiah Senior Friends Wed., July 19 at 6 PM

Messiah Senior Friends…we will be meeting in the church parking lot Wed., July 19 @ 5:30 pm to carpool to Johnson’s Ice Cream Shoppe in Bexley. Let Kay know if you plan on meeting at the church to carpool so we will be sure to wait for you (mystickm7@gmail.com or 614-580-4791). Or, if you will be driving yourself to Johnson’s (2728 E. Main St. 43209), we plan on arriving around 6 PM. Check out their menu here: Original Shop: Bexley – Johnson’s Real Ice Cream (johnsonsrealicecream.com)