What to Expect on a Sunday Morning

 

We are one big family at Messiah! 

Messiah is a church that stays true to God’s unchanging Word, 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 its largest ever expansion!  
We are excited to share what God is doing at Messiah with you.
 
 

 

Ministry Stories

Special Guests at Days for Girls

Kathy Carter gave a presentation about Days for Girls feminine hygiene kits in January at the Good Neighbor Center, to a group of 13 Arabic women after their English language class. These women were so excited to hear about the Days for Girls organization and our Lincoln Chapter. Our Days for Girls chapter sews beautiful, reusable, feminine hygiene items, and assemble kits for women and girls around the world who don’t have access to these items.

One woman from Morocco said that similarly, these were what they used in her country. Two other women shared that they knew firsthand of the value of these kits, as they had been in refugee camps and had nothing to use when they had their menstrual cycle. Days for Girls just sent 46,000 kits to refugee camps in the Middle East this past fall.

Some of the Arabic women from the English language class joined our sewing group in February to make kits with us as well as to practice their English!


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Visitors to the Tuesday Bible Class

Look who visited the Tuesday morning women’s Bible study group this week! The group is studying Psalm 23, The Shepherd with Me by Jennifer Rothschild, so an object lesson was in order. Cheryl Johnson, their owner, explained to the group how sheep really do distinguish the voice of their shepherd from other voices (John 10).

The Tuesday Bible study group was formed in 2003 with 15 members; today 41 women gather to study God’s Word. They currently meet in the sanctuary from 9 to 11 each Tuesday, dividing into smaller groups for discussion. The location will likely change when the new building with its bigger meeting rooms is completed. We have plenty of room for new members no matter where we’re meeting!


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The Angel Tree Wrap-up

In 2019, our Angel Tree ministry helped Messiah and Everett school families here in Lincoln, ten families from Kings Lake whose homes were ravaged by flooding, and children and sponsors of His Little Feet International Children’s choir.

A King Lake parent said, Our Christmas was nothing short of miraculous. Thank you to all at Messiah for making that possible.

We also received this in a note: Thank you so much for the gifts this Christmas season. The joy our children had opening these generous gifts is deeply appreciated. A heartfelt thank you for all the Messiah congregation.

One of the sponsors from His Little Feet remarked that nothing like this had ever been done for the group.

In all, the number of gifts you gave totaled over 250. While the $25 per gift remains the norm, many go over and above which results in the equivalent of approximately $7700!
 
We also used the tree to collect hats, mittens and scarves in January. The picture above is of the Everett Elementary Principal showing their appreciation when we dropped off 167 Hats, 148 pair of mittens and gloves and 49 scarves to them. 

Cris Gittins and I have been blessed and humbled by the overwhelming generosity of our Messiah family. We are so grateful for the many prayers that have helped this ministry share the light and love of Jesus—especially those who have never experienced it.

Just as the Lord guided and prepared us to step into this ministry, we have made the decision to step down as coordinators. Our prayer is for those who might consider leading this ministry, that you would listen to what God’s plan is for you. Of course contact Cris or myself with any questions!

Thank you for trusting us, working with us and praying for this amazing ministry. We look forward to seeing how Angel Tree will continue to serve families in need, and at the same time are excited to see out where God next guides each of us.

In Christ,
Helen Kampfe
Cris Gittins 

To get in touch with either Helen or Cris, please contact the church office at 402-489-3024

 

 


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