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Sunday 9:30a service streamed live & available for viewing later.
In person worship at 8:00a, 9:30a, and 11:00a on Sundays.

 
So that we can safely worship in person, we're limiting the number of people attending each service. In order to do this (and allow room for visitors), we need everyone to register for the service time they plan to attend on Christmas Eve. Please click here to reserve the number of seats your party requires
As of 12/10/2020, reservation availability:

2:00p service - 122 seats left
4:00p service - 71 seats left
6:00p service - 145 seats left
8:00p service - 175 seats left

Click here for more holiday info.
You still have time to choose Angel Tree gifts to purchase, or to donate online here!
Please place your gifts under the Angel Tree by Tuesday, December 15.
We're also collecting winter hats, scarves, gloves, and mittens for Everett Elementary families in need. Please contact: Lyndsay Jensen or 402.937.5446
Five Home in a Box volunteers did an "early Christmas" delivery last Saturday. They loaded two pickups with furniture and food and headed to a single mom's apartment. She and her daughter had been living there for two weeks with nothing but a mattress on the floor. Prior to that they had spent 6 years in an unfinished basement storage room. Behind her mask, Mom's smile was ear to ear! 

One of the volunteers purchased a lighted Christmas tree for them, another brought a Christmas gift bag for the child, and the smiles and thank yous were abundant! They also received a New Testament Bible, a children's Bible, and a quilt made by Messiah's Home in a Box quilters. What a blessing this delivery was...to the little family, but also to the volunteers. We each experienced the blessing of Christmas in a new, fresh way.
This year, you can enjoy an original Christmas story about the first Christmas, a young girl and her family, and a cat. Scott Guenther, our director of digital ministries, wrote this story as a gift to all this Christmas. The 24-part story will be released 1 chapter every day, beginning on December 1st and ending on December 24. Scott set up a website for the story here. If you want reminders of when a new chapter is released each day, click the subscribe button.
Join the Messiah Family in this unique way to celebrate the birth of Jesus, based on the award-winning book, The Sparkle Box: A Gift with the Power to Change Christmas. Pick up a Sparkle Box for your household on Sundays in the Great Hall or weekdays at the Main Office. Your box will include a link to a video reading of the story, fun resources, and ideas to make your experience special. Enjoy this video reading of The Sparkle Box book, and find more info on our Holiday page.
We are excited about our new café!

Located just down the hall from the sanctuary, our cafe features Rock-N-Joe coffee and artisan drinks,  pastries, and breakfast sandwiches for sale. The café is open Sundays 7:30a-noon and weekdays 7:30a-9:30a. Stop by and enjoy a beverage and snack before or after worship, on your way to work, or after dropping the kids off at school.

Our regular free coffee and donuts will resume in the near future.
Here's a great way to serve just a few hours, once or twice per year, right here at Messiah!
Altar Care consists of communion setup and cleanup, filling the candles, and general tidying up of the altar area. Volunteers work together in pairs or groups, and the team needs 8-10 more people to fill the schedule. Contact Diane 402.430.4700 or Doneta 402.489.5103 for more information and the actual duties.
Support Messiah ministries every time you shop on Amazon!

Visit Amazon Smile, and choose Messiah Lutheran - Lincoln Nebraska before you begin shopping. Every time you shop smile.amazon.com, 0.5% of your eligible purchases will be donated to Messiah ministries! You can also activate Amazon Smile in the shopping app for iOS and Android phones.

Contact Development Director Andy Greer at or call the church office at 402.489.3024 and ask for Andy and he would be happy to help you get set up.
The counselors of Gracepoint are available for in-person and tele-health counseling appointments for individuals, couples, and families. More info here.
Altar Flowers for December 13

John & Karen Radway: Remembering Thayer's Birthday

Dennis & Susie Francis:Thankful for 51 years together and the many blessings given to us in family and friends, even though it's been a very difficult 2020.  God is so good!

Sponsor Altar Flowers for 2021

Sponsor poinsettias by clicking above! You can also bless our Messiah family by sponsoring Sunday altar flowers for the sanctuary throughout the year. The cost is $21, and you may keep the flowers afterwards, or Faye Darling can deliver them to shut-ins. You may dedicate the flowers in celebration of or in memory of a special person or event. To sign up, click here or call the church office at 402.489.3024.

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