Please take the time to visit our website as well as come and visit our church in Mifflintown, Pennsylvania, blessing us with your presence and the privilege of serving you.
PASTOR: The Reverend William N. Esborn
CHURCH OFFICE E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
JOIN US for Sunday School, Worship and Communion this Sunday. Service begins at 10:30 AM, Sunday School at 9:15 AM. WELCOME!!
VISITORS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME to worship at Messiah. If you are seeking a church home, please speak to the pastor. Our fellowship in Jesus Christ is open and extended to all persons who confess His Lordship over all life. Thank you for worshiping with us. We invite you to return. Visitors are invited to commune with us if they are baptized and, if with us in our faith, they trust Jesus’ promise of the presence of the Body and Blood of Christ.
In hospitality and attempting to meet the needs of individuals, Messiah now offers gluten free communion hosts!
DIAL-A-PRAYER (436-2100) IS AVAILABLE 24 HOURS DAILY!
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE – ALL ARE WELCOME!!
The 2015 Christmas Eve Service will be one service this year, beginning at 7:30 PM, Thursday, December 24th, preceded at 7:00 PM by a prelude concert of Christmas music presented by harpist Mr. Louis Lynch of Camp Hill. This service will be a combined service of family, communion, and candle lighting. The junior and senior choirs, directed by Linda Clark and Andrea Cameron, respectively, will both provide anthems throughout the service. Service music and accompaniment for the choirs will be provided by Robert St. Clair. Scripture and carols will be part of the service as well. If you are willing to help be a part of this service – lectoring, candle lighting, church lights (during candle lighting), communion attendants, ushers for offering, greeters, etc., please let Diana Wise, Bob St. Clair, or Pastor Esborn know. We look forward to this being a VERY special service this year and are anticipating the celebration of our Lord Jesus and the arrival of the Christmas season at Messiah!
WHO IS WELCOME HERE?
We at Messiah Lutheran Church want the following to be known.
WE want it to be of public record that those of different skin and heritage are welcome here.
WE want it to be known that those who suffer from addiction to drugs and alcohol (whether they are recovering or not) and their families are welcome here.
WE want it to be known that women and children are welcome here and that they will not be harassed or abused.
WE want it to be public record that in this congregation you can bring children to worship and even if they cry during the entire service, they are welcome.
WE want it to be known that those who are single by choice, by divorce, or through the death of a spouse are welcome here.
WE want it to be known that if you are promiscuous, have had an abortion, or have fathered children and taken no responsibility for them, you are welcome here.
WE want it known that gossips, cheats, liars, and their families are welcome here.
WE want it to be known that those who are disobedient to their parents and who have family problems are welcome here.
WE want it to be of public record that gays, lesbians and members of their families are welcome here.
Let it be of public knowledge that we at Messiah Lutheran Church take seriously that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23) The young and the old, the rich and the poor, all of the broken are welcome here.
WE want it to be of public knowledge that “we are justified by the grace of God, which is a gift through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 3:20)
WE offer welcome here because we believe that “while we were yet sinners, Christ died for the ungodly.” (Romans 5:8); that is us. Christ did not die for us after we showed signs of “getting it all together,” Christ loved us and still loves us while we are yet sinners.
Sinners are welcome here; sinners like you and me like our neighbors. Let us not condemn the world, but let us proclaim to a broken and hurting world, God’s forgiveness and grace. WE want it to be of public record that since we are a sinful people that we will not always be as quick to welcome as we should. Let us be quick to admit our sin and seek forgiveness.
May God give us the grace to welcome and forgive one another as Christ has welcomed and forgiven us. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son to die for it.” (John 3:16)
MESSIAH WOMEN OF THE ELCA continuously collect new bath-size bars of soap (4oz. to 5oz., preferably Ivory or unscented Dove) as an on-going project for Lutheran World Relief.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE:
Earl & Mona Lawson
Rick Waller, Sr.
Bob & Jeanette St. Clair
Andy & Wesley Kinzer
Jane Ann (Ziegler) Baney
Sara Ann Aurand
Carol Jan & John Mahlin
Mary Ann Bardell
From Routes 22/322
Take the Mifflintown Route 35 exit to 35 South. Go approximately 1.4 miles to the church on the left.
On Route 35
Take Route 35 North or South as necessary to Mifflintown. Messiah is one block north of the stop light in the center of town, above the courthouse. Messiah literally sits in the middle of the road heading north or south on Route 35. If you look one block north on Route 35 from the Mifflintown stoplight you will be looking at one of our beautiful stained glass windows.