Welcome to Messiah!

Messiah is a community of Christians seeking to live face to face with God, with our brothers and sisters in Christ, and with the most vulnerable. Our faith and our life are rooted in the central Christian practices of every time and place: worship, prayer, celebrating holy baptism and holy communion, helping children grow in faith and knowledge, ministering to our community and the world, speaking for justice and wholeness in our lives and in the world, and inviting anyone to come and be a part of it all. 

We worship at three times every weekend: 

On Saturdays at 5 p.m. we celebrate holy communion in a casual, intimate atmosphere with piano and hymns. This service takes place in our Luther Center and lasts about 50 minutes.

On Sundays at 8 a.m. we celebrate holy communion with a diverse mix of music and instruments. This service takes place in our sanctuary and lasts about one hour.

On Sundays at 9:30 a.m. we celebrate holy communion with a diverse mix of music and instruments. From the second weekend in September until Memorial Day, Sunday School begins after the children's sermon. This service takes place in our sanctuary and lasts about one hour and ten minutes. 

You are welcome here, because God welcomes you. 

What's Happening Right Now

On Wednesday, December 20 we celebrate the fifth night of Las Posadas with our sister church Sagrado Corazon at 6 p.m.

The Fourth Sunday of Advent will be celebrated on Saturday, December 23 at 5 p.m. and Sunday, December 24 at 10 a.m.

Christmas Eve will be celebrated on December 24:

  • 3 p.m. Children's and Family Service
  • 5 p.m. Candlelight Service of Holy Communion with the band
  • 11 p.m. Candlelight Service of Holy Communion with the organ, choir, and bells

Christmas Day Service of Holy Communion on December 25 at 10 a.m.

On December 30 and January 6 Messiah is serving with PADS (Providing Advocacy, Dignity, and Shelter). Sign up here to help out for a couple hours on either night.

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Message from the Pastor:

Advent, Coming and Going

Like parents with children, pastors should not have favorites when it comes to the seasons of the church. But really, though: Advent is my favorite. Maybe it's the readings--those achingly beautiful passages of yearning and hope, and those thrilling interruptions of Good News we hear from Scripture all season long. Or maybe it's the songs ("Comfort, Comfort Now My People;" O Come, O Come Emmanuel;" "On Jordan's Bank the Baptist's Cry;" "Climb to the Top of the Highest Mountain;" I could go on but won't). Maybe it's just all the blue in church. 

Or maybe it's just that all these moods and music and hope and expectation are really short-changed in our world today. I've tried to convey the power of all this, once for a newspaper's readers, once for people who happened upon my old blog, and every year in sermons. We jump quickly from Halloween and Thanksgiving to Christmas and all its car-sale-themed variations ("December to Remember"). We get very busy with the mandatory good cheer and excess of the holiday season, but without any obvious chance to dwell in that feeling of anticipation. Without being given the opportunity to look at ourselves and our world with the prophetic and Gospel invitation to hope. 

At church, anyway, we don't deprive ourselves of this strange season and its consolations. We'll celebrate one night of Posadas with our friends from Sagrado Corazon on December 20, and we'll celebrate the last, awesome Sunday of Advent on December 24, right before we begin the festivities of Christmas (which, of course, gets its own twelve days of joy and celebration). Please join us! 

Rev. Ben Dueholm, Pastor of Worship and Education