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Sunday 9:30a service streamed live & available for viewing later.
We're Glad to See More People Returning to Worship
Pastor John shares some important words regarding masks and the DHM in Lincoln.
It’s finally time to celebrate and pray over the beautiful new building addition at Messiah!
11:45a Sunday, August 30  (approx. length 20-30 minutes)

We want to make this a very special day of thanking God for the completion of the new addition, as well as praying over (or around) all of our buildings that are dedicated to carrying out the Lord’s work in this community.

Prayer is powerful and important as we seek to follow God’s vision and mission for Messiah, and the prayers of the Body of Christ are powerful and effective (James 5:16). This is a wonderful time to pray over the buildings where many of the ministries of Messiah take place.

When we started construction a year and a half ago, we had a big Groundbreaking ceremony filled with joy and anticipation. Back then we had envisioned a more involved dedication celebration with worship and a lot of fellowship, but in light of our current circumstances we will make the best of the situation as we thank God for this amazing addition. We can’t wait to see you there as we all gather together!!

HERE ARE THE DETAILS

Where: Park in the upper lot or gravel lot and then gather in the lower parking lot where we gathered for the Groundbreaking ceremony. While outside masks are not required with distancing.

Worship: If you plan on attending the 11am in-person worship service, note that the service will be ½ hour long, after which we will move from the sanctuary to the lower lot. If you plan to attend in-person or online worship earlier in the morning, please join us at 11:45am in the lower lot.

What: This will be a dedication by prayer. We will gather for some opening words, prayer, and music. We will pass out prayer instructions, then disperse to surround the entire Messiah building complex. We will take a few minutes to pray over all the ministries of Messiah that take place within the buildings God has blessed us with. After that time of prayer the dedication will be complete.

Bonus: After the dedication we will host brief tours of the new building in small groups. Masks will be required for those who wish to walk through.

Inclement Weather Notice: If the weather is bad on the 30th we will postpone the dedication and communicate an alternate date as soon as it is scheduled.
 
We had a fantastic first day of school.
Enjoy the 2-minute highlight video here!

Sunday sermon series on the letters of John

RightNow Media is a free to you, online, on-demand, video streaming service that provides over 20,000 Biblical videos and studies. Messiah's RightNow Media subscription gives you access to all of them for free! Below are some additional resources to go along with this Sunday's message on 1John 2

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Click here for a great animated overview of 1, 2, 3 John

1 John 4:1-6 Kids' video
1 John 4:7-12 Kids' video
1 John 4:13-21 Kids' video

Messiah's Outreach Team & Mustard Seeds Sewers provide masks for Everett Elementary 

LPS is providing each child 2 masks per school year. Everett Elementary Principal, Mike Long, knew some masks would get lost or soiled, and he needed a backup supply. Messiah's Outreach Team (ACTS) partners with Everett Elementary, so he reached out to Gene Troester and requested some children’s reusable cloth face masks. Gene then contacted the Mustard Seeds Group at Messiah, whose volunteers donated 150 masks that they sewed from donated fabric. A member of the group lives in the Everett neighborhood and volunteered to be the mask fixer for the year for the school. Praise God!
Enjoy a Marriage Retreat From the Comfort of your Home! 
Saturday, September 12
A fantastic resource that Messiah offers everyone is Right Now Media.  It's free for you and has a vast resource of Christian video content, including Bible studies and other entertaining videos for children.  

On Saturday, September 12th, Right Now Media is hosting a livestreamed conference for just $30/couple.  It is scheduled from 6p to 9:30p and it sounds like a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your spouse.

Zoom on over to Messiah's Chair-based Movement Class
11:00a Fridays
Messiah’s Mindful Movement For Seniors class can come right to your own living room via Zoom! Our faithful group of Messiah members and friends would love to welcome you to this 45-minute class that incorporates gentle stretching, strengthening, balance, and relaxation, while we focus on God’s Word. As we navigate this difficult time that can feel isolating, this is a great opportunity to stay connected with others! Join any time. Our next 4 week session begins July 10 and is just $20/4-week session. Call or text 402.416.3600, or email Kris Costello for more info or to sign up.

The Home in a Box ministry is looking for people willing to be trained to lead and/or join delivery teams!
A Home in a Box delivery team leader has a team of 6-8 people who assist with deliveries. The leader receives delivery information from the Home in a Box leadership team, then coordinates and executes the delivery to the recipient. Each team leader signs up to make deliveries for two weeks in a four-month time period.
Contact Gene Troester for more info.

Are you or someone you know looking for a part-time job?

Performance Chores, the custodial company that cleans Messiah, has openings for part-time and full-time work. For more information, contact Chris at 402.326.2305.

Help Us Rebuild homes at King Lake
August 22, 29
Thanks to the efforts of over 3000 volunteers, King Lake has many happy residents who have been able to return to their rebuilt houses! There are homes that still need finishing up though, such as the house for a Marine who uses a wheelchair for mobility, and another house to be a special ministry house.

For more info, and to sign up to help click here.

We're collectively counting our miles to "walk around the globe" with our Messiah family!
1. Click here to track your miles.
2, Click here to see this week's mission location and health tip.
Would you rather do something other than walk? Great! 20 minutes of any aerobic exercise equals one mile, so that counts too! Playing soccer, yoga, biking, etc!
Contact Kathy Carter or Amy Lofgren for more info.

Altar Flowers for August 23

Don & Connie Johnson's 47th anniversary

Jim & Wanda Holstein:
The birth of grandson Ezekiel Joshua Hill on August 18th, to Molly and Joshua
Jim and Wanda’s 42nd anniversary on August 26th
Wanda’s birthday on August 24th

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