Weekly News for June 21-27, 2021

Here’s the latest Messiah Newsletter:  June Column

Messiah 2020 Annual Report: Annual Report 2020 

Worship Assistants 

Saturday, June 19, 5:00 p.m:  Ushers: Michaelle Eeg, Val Roman  Reader:  Leanne Widen Communion Assistants: Leanne Widen, Val Roman

Sunday, June 20, 8:15 am:  Ushers: LaMont Liefke, Carl Burhop  Reader: David Down Communion Assistants: Richard & Karen Shilts

Sunday, June 20, 10:00 a.m.:  Ushers: Walt Herrod, Paul Vanderbloemen Reader:  Susan Ashley Communion Assistants: Susan Ashley, Karen Dilley

Saturday, June 26, 5:00 p.m:  Ushers: Phil & Char Lawler  Reader:  Val Roman Communion Assistants: Kelli Weisinger, Val Roman, Elaine McNeil

Sunday, June 27, 8:15 am:  Ushers: Fred Anderson, Tim Ryan  Reader: Cindy McVay  Communion Assistants: Karen Wenger, Dawn Olson, Sharon Ryan

Sunday, June 27, 10:00 a.m:  Ushers: Jim Olson, Janet Woider Reader:  Jim Pofahl Communion Assistants: Tom & Barbara Martin, Jim Pofahl

We Could Use More Ushers, Especially for the 8:15 Service!!

As we move back to our regular church services we will need four ushers per service.  We have a number of members who have been ushering for many years and now, due to age or health reasons have retired from serving Messiah in this way. We are so thankful for their service! We would like to recruit more ushers for all three services, men – women – young people.  If you are interested, please contact the office and we can share more information. You just need to arrive 30 minutes before the worship service and stay about 15 minutes after to clean up and organize the sanctuary for the next service. It’s such an easy way to serve God and assist our worship services.

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!

A Volunteer Opportunity

The New Bridge Meal program uses Messiah’s Social Hall every Tuesday and Thursday, serving meals to Madison area senior citizens. New Bridge also offers foot clinics and is in need of volunteers to assist their Nail Technician at their Foot Clinics. There are various locations to choose from to volunteer. The tasks would include: Greeting clients, getting small tubs of water ready to soak the clients feet in prior to their appointment, and collecting money for the services. If interested please contact Joe at New Bridge at (608) 512-0000 Ext. 2000.

Save the Date for These Upcoming Events:

July 24 – 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. “Fightback” Self Defense Class here at Messiah. Cost of the class is $75 ($40 if you attended previously) and offered by WarriorSchool  – Real Training for Real Life. Click here for more information: Fight Back Information

August 1 – 4th Annual No Fear-All Fun Run/Walk at Lake Farm County Park. This years walk is virtual or in person. For more information go to www.nofearallfun.org. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the run/walk begins at 9:00 a.m. For questions call Sherri at 608-234-2897. We hope to see you there!

Messiah On-Line Directory

If you are new to Messiah you may not know that we have an on-line member directory which requires a log in and password.  If you would like to create one please use these steps:  On-Line Directory Login Directions  If you have any problems logging in, please call the office at 608-222-3833.

Due to COVID, we did not offer a photo session for families to have a picture taken to insert in the directory in 2020. We hope to schedule something later this year.  In the meantime, if you have a digital phone that we can add to the directory, please email it to ourchurch@messiahchurch.com.  If you have a printed copy please bring it in, we can scan it and return it to you.

Flowers for Worship – There are still openings for August-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!


Be The Change! Attend the Summer Learning Series!!

What: Learning through videos and articles, followed by discussion questions
and action steps.

When: Wednesdays June 30, July 28 and August 25, 6:45-8:00 PM

          Session 1: Internalized Oppression
          Session 2: Institutional Oppression
          Session 3: Interpersonal Oppression

Attend any one, two or all three! RSVP by completing the form at https://tinyurl.com/MessiahSummer21
Bring a guest!

Where: Messiah Lutheran Church Lower
Level Conference Room, Park behind the
church and enter Door C

OR you can attend via Zoom:  https://madison-k12-wi-us.zoom.us/j/91783810677

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 Updated February 2021