Pastoral Post #8
RE: General Information
June 25, 2020
As we continue to evaluate and reopen more services and activities, I want to communicate what is coming and, in general, the steps we are taking to keep our church family safe. If you wish to remain further informed, I encourage you to stay in-touch, checking our website regularly and worshipping. If you have any questions or concerns I invite you to call me directly. Yes, I am serious! (Someone recently said they didn’t want to bother me, that I’m too busy. I asked if they would trust a shepherd who was bothered by spending time with his sheep.) We are currently holding two services in the sanctuary: Praise @ 9:30 (still being broadcast live) and NXT @ 11. We will be resuming our traditional “Heritage Service” at 8am on July 12th.
Here are the steps we have taken to modify our normal activities and reduce risk:
Although we cannot predict the future, we can rest assured that the God, “who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all,” is with us. He is faithful! Through the brokenness of this world, he has sustained his people through war, famine, exile and – yes – even pandemics. And God will continue to be gracious and faithful to us in this current crisis. Our hope is built on the perfect love of Jesus Christ, and we have been called to share that love with the world. In light of this, I ask that you extend a family-like care to those in your congregation and in your community. Keep in your prayers all who have been affected by the virus – directly or indirectly. During this season of “social distancing,” make a special effort to care for those who would be uplifted by a phone call, a text message, a card, or an email. In that same light – and in the midst of this all – I would remind you, of two very important tenets of our sustaining faith: Fear is not for the faithful! You and I have been encouraged to FEAR LESS! And fearing less means loving more! “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” • 1 John 4:18
Join us for our livestream on Sunday mornings at 9:30am and Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm!
8:00am – Heritage Service (Starts on July 12th)
A worship service in a traditional setting celebrating the love of Jesus through time-honored means.
9:30am – Praise Service
A worship service focused intently on the grace of God, the reason for our praise.
11:00am – nXt
A lively worship experience where passion meets faith.
7:00pm – Equip
A unique hybrid of reflective worship and interactive study “to equip God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.”
Messiah is a wonderful church! Everyone is friendly. Pastor Cloeter gives great sermons easy for everyone to comprehend. Comfortable atmosphere for families to enjoy. Outreach activities like missions, children’s Sunday school, teen groups,softball, bible study groups and many more. I have been a member over 20 years.
This is not just my church, this is home.
Love this church!!!!
They produce a loving, caring, authentic environment that holds to traditional Christian truths in a diverse way. Traditional/Contemporary/NXT they share the Gospel in whatever way is best for you!!!! (Also, check out their youth group: Hydrate as well as the other events/activities they always have going on!!!!!)
Worship Arts Leader