Weekly News for September 13-19, 2021

Here’s the September Worship Volunteer Schedule:   Sep 1 to Sep 30, 2021

Here’s the latest Messiah Newsletter: September Column 

Messiah 2020 Annual Report: Annual Report 2020 

Worship Assistants 

We are still in need of Sunday School teachers and adults to assist with Sunday School.  If you are willing to help, please contact Elizabeth Crummy at familyministry@messiahchurch.com.

Sunday School Rally Day is Sunday, October 10th. If your child(ren) are attending, please register them before that date if possible. Click here to find the registration form and schedule:  http://messiahchurch.com/faith-life/faith-formation/children-3-years-4th-grade/  Registrations will be accepted on the 10th as well.

Care Net’s Elizabeth House

This September, Messiah is collecting for Care Net’s Elizabeth House, rather than doing the baby bottle collection that’s been done in the past. Women who are faced with an unplanned pregnancy can live there, take parenting classes, and learn how to manage their money, all in a supportive community. To donate, go to Messiah’s website-click “Online Giving”, put a check in the offering or drop a check in the church mail slot near the front doors. To learn more about Elizabeth House, visit their website to view a short video called First Care Clinic Buzzed into Madison at https://friends.carenetdane.org/connect/videos/. Click here to read Lydia’s story and how Elizabeth house was there for her. Lydia’s Story

Mark Your Calendar for a Racial Justice Opportunity

On Saturday October 23, 9 am -12 pm, Messiah is partnering with Bethel Lutheran Church to offer Just Dane’s Returning Prisoner Simulation at Messiah Church.

This experience gives participants an up close view of what it’s like to come home from prison, as they experience realistic scenarios and lifelike struggles that released prisoners are likely to encounter. To learn more visit https://justdane.org/simulations/.  This is geared toward adults and older teens. It is not appropriate for children. Masks will be required and we will social distance as much as possible. The cost for the event is generously covered by a grant Bethel has received. There will be an opportunity to make a free-will offering.

If you are interested, please contact Elizabeth Crummy at familyministry@messiahchurch.com to register.

The Synod Prayer Team has written a monthly devotional resource for leaders of the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin. September Devotional
Pack 132 recruitment Event 

2021-22 Pack 132 Recruitment Poster

Pack 132 Recruitment Event Sept 18 at 11:00, Messiah Lutheran Church Parking lot

Theresians Ministry for Women

 Theresians is a national Christian women’s organization with a focus on five dimensions: Spirituality, Vocation, Education, Community and Ministry. It is “Women in Support of Women, Reaching out with Gospel Values.” The group was able to meet once last year prior to COVID and is now ready to resume meeting in September. Women of all ages are encouraged to participate. Life can be tough and having a group of women to support you through the good times and the challenging times can be a real blessing. Also, Theresians is a wonderful way to feed your soul and grow deeper in your faith. The first meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 14 at 1:00 pm in the Lower Level Conference Room. Park in the lower lot and enter through Door C. To learn more, contact Gail Schneider, gmschneider2@outlook.com or 563-599-3575.

Help Protect Refugees from COVID-19

We recently became aware of an organization, International Rescue Committee (IRC), that is helping people in countries like Uganda, Jordan, Yemen and Syria to access COVID-19 vaccines.  Your support will prepare for the COVID-19 vaccine rollout by setting up isolation units, procuring PPE and help clinics to have access to essential supplies like medical oxygen, testing kits and access to clean water and sanitation.  If you would like to support this project go to: www.rescue.org.

Ketchum’s Got Your Six

Please join us at our online auction for Ketchum’s Got Your Six. Ketchum’s Got Your Six is a non-profit specifically geared to support Veterans suffering from  PTSD. Our mission is to raise awareness to the 20-22 Veterans that die by suicide daily. The funds we raise go to support the essential training needed for Veterans and their service dogs. 2021’s auction starts Monday night August 2nd, at 7:00 pm and runs through September 13th. We have six great weeks with new items every week. Please go to https://www.facebook.com/KetchumsRIDEOnlineAuction

Also, the Sixth Annual Ketchum’s Got Your Back Bike Ride will be held on September 18. The ride takes place on the 400 State Trail (Elroy to Reedsburg – 22 miles)  Click here to learn more about the ride and registration information.  Ketchum Ride Flyer

Messiah Weekly Day of Prayer is Back

Jesus often went away to a quiet place to pray. You can too! Each Thursday from 8:00-1:00 p.m. you can spend a half hour in the prayer room or the sanctuary, if you are unable to do steps.  If  you are interested in signing up for a half hour slot, please call the office at 608-222-3833 or sign up on the kiosk.  Certainly our world can use more prayer and you may just need a little solitude time with Jesus, time to be still!

Flowers for Worship – There are still openings for September-December dates!

Please sign-up for the date(s) you would like to sponsor flowers for worship in 2021 by calling the office at 608-222-3833 or contact Holly via email: ourchurch@messiahchurch.com. If emailing, please include your phone number, any special colors you might want and what you would like in the bulletin.  The cost is $35 for each date. We do not accept additional amounts for larger bouquets. You may pay for the flowers close to the time of your chosen date. Thank you in advance for sponsoring the flowers to beautify our worship services!


Justified Anger Fall Virtual Course – September 27 to November 22

We are excited to announce that registration is open for Justified Anger’s Virtual Fall 2021 session of the Black History For A New Day Course. The demand has been so high that for the first time we are offering the course for a second session in one year. And even better, once again it is available online with a larger registration. Please share the news of the latest course offering with those that have not yet had the experience of the course or those that you want to bring along on the journey. We still expect the course to fill up fast! Click here for the flyer and registration information: Black History Flyer

Racial Justice Resource Information

There is so much going on in our city, country and the world with racism. These are volatile times!  Now is the time to educate yourself on Social Justice issues and the leaders of the racial justice group have developed a list of resources for you. Click here to access the list, which has been updated from the original list: Anti-Racism Social Justice Resources 7-2021