What to Expect on a Sunday morning

 

We’re one big family at Messiah!

 
Messiah is a church that stays true to God’s unchanging Word, but we try to do it in a setting that is genuine and real.  Come as you are to worship and you’ll fit right in.  You’ll see some men wearing jackets and ladies in dresses, while others are in casual tops with jeans or shorts.  Don’t be surprised to find people hanging around for quite a while before and after our services, as we love to laugh, smile and catch up on life’s happenings on Sunday mornings.
 
 

 

FORWARD IN FAITH

In 2020, Messiah will open it’s largest ever expansion!  
We are excited to share what God is doing at Messiah with you.
 

Ministry Stories

Live Generously

 
Thank you Don and Connie Johnson for supporting Messiah’s ministries by writing Thrivent Action Team Grants!
 
Thanks to Don Johnson and a Thrivent Action Team grant of $250, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, an eyewash station, and a first aid kit were purchased for Messiah’s out-building. The Health Ministry team helped put together the first aid kit supplies and reviewed its use with Marty Haniszewski, our Building Operations Manager. 

Don’s wife Connie also wrote her first Thrivent Action Team grant and purchased a 9-drawer sewing cart on wheels and some flannel fabric for the Mustard Seeds Sewing Group. 

Contact Kathy Carter for more info on Messiah’s Health Ministry Team or the Mustard Seeds sewing group 402.416.8953‬‬‬. 


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How God works through unique ways

We’re blessed to have officer Bill Koepke serving us most Sunday mornings by helping to direct traffic on 84th Street. Recently, we found out exactly how God can use him to not only get in and out of the parking lot safely and quickly, but to help more people find a church home.

From Heather Ritzman:
Recently, my younger daughter had stayed the night with my older daughter, who was moving to Maine. This left me alone for church. With a 20-year-old and a high school senior, I have been facing many things alone for the first time in many years.

There where a multitude of errands to do that Sunday before I packed up my truck and followed my daughter to Maine. If I attended the 9:00 service in Plattsmouth the errands wouldn’t all get done. I was in Eagle at 9:05, but their service started at 9:00, so I kept driving.

I took a left. Lincoln was still new to me, but I’d explored enough to remember “MEGA” churches down 84th Street. Not really my cup of tea, but I really felt the need to attend worship before the trip—It was as much a spiritual journey as a physical one for me. 

It was now 9:25, and I saw a police officer directing traffic ahead of me. Behind him, I saw an LCMS cross on the sign, so I switched lanes and pulled in. In the parking lot, families where scrambling to get in. I thought, “Yes, these are my people.” 

I have no doubt that the Holy Spirit guided me to Messiah. The sermon on preparing for a journey were words God wanted me to hear. I couldn’t wait to share this church with my younger daughter.

Our transition was gradual, but we knew where God wanted us to be. It turns out this church is exactly my “cup of tea.” The mission opportunities that are offered are amazing. The sermons and Bible studies are relevant and true to the Word.

Most dear to me, after 20 years of working in early childhood, is that this church understands the importance of expanding His kingdom through education. This church behaves toward the school as parents who have decided to have a child—not like businessmen disgruntled at the lack of monetary gain. That, to me, speaks volumes for the faith and motives of this congregation. I feel so fortunate to be a member.


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Home in A Box – 4 Years Later

Just over 4 years ago, a new ministry was started at Messiah.  Some members of the Messiah family felt called to increase our outreach to the community of Lincoln – specifically to serve the homeless population.
 
God led them to start the Home in a Box ministry, and they partnered with various other organizations in the area with the goal of helping people who were coming out of homelessness.  They wanted to provided furnishings for their new living spaces.

In 2019, Home in a Box has continued to grow, reaching more people than ever.  Between 50 and 60 deliveries were made this year, and the number of volunteers helping with this ministry is getting close to 100.

 
A new twist to the ministry began this year as Home in a Box volunteers now also provide meals.  Not only will recipients receive a home-cooked meal, they also keep the crockpot or casserole dish that it’s served in!  A few bags of groceries are given too, giving them a great start to their lives in their new homes.
 
Please pray for the people touched by this ministry, and reach out to us at Messiah if you’d like to get involved by preparing meals, delivering furnishings or donating items.

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