Messiah Midweek Update
September 9, 2020
Messiah Lutheran Church
Auburn, WA 
"And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." Micah 6:8b
Holy Communion

Messiah will be making Holy Communion a part of each Sunday worship service. Wherever you take part in these coming services, whether it is at home in Auburn, WA or at home anywhere around this amazing, beautiful planet, we will gather at one table, the Lord’s Table.

Prepare the place in which you dwell for Holy Communion. Set a table with a small cloth, place a candle upon it, and add perhaps a Bible or a small cross (both together are also good). Make the space sacred for you. Prepare some bread and wine (or grape juice if you choose) and appoint one person to be the host of your table. If it is just you, be both the host and the welcome guest, and know you are not alone. You are part of a much larger welcome place.

Be at peace with yourself. Be at peace with your neighbor. Know that we, through the bread and wine, all feast together on the amazing grace of our Lord Jesus. In the holy meal to come, all our individual tables, separated by city blocks or country miles, are really one, blessed, and holy communion.
Thank You!

Dear Messiah Lutheran Church,

I am filled with gratitude for you! Thank you so much for the cards, texts, gifts and financial contributions at my retirement. Your generosity is overwhelming and so appreciated. More importantly, thank you for being my home for the past thirty-one years. Thank you for putting a foundation under my feet. Thank you for being a beloved second family, both for Bruce and myself, and for our children, Kat and Sarah. Thank you for years of ongoing encouragement and support, for surrounding us with love and laughter, for sharing holidays and holy days with us. Thank you for grace when I failed you. Thank you for being the heart and hands of God to me. Messiah is at a beautiful crossroads, which is both anxiety-producing and exciting, both hopeful and terrifying. I will be holding you tightly in my love and prayers as you discern what's next. May you continue to do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with your God. Traci Vatne
Thank You!

From Dale Schossow:

My treatment for leukemia is going very well. I'm completely finished with chemo and radiation. Last Thursday, I received my stem cell transplant. My donor was a 24 year old from Germany. She was a 10 for 10 match and same blood type. If it all goes as it should, I should be completely cured by this time next year. Many prayers have been answered.

Thank you to so many Messiah members and staff for the thoughts and prayers.

God's blessings to all! Dale Schossow
Thank you!

Thank you to Messiah Lutheran Church for your generous donation of $4000.00 to help local families struggling with homelessness. Your generous care and compassion is giving moms and kids help escaping from homelessness. We look forward to continuing our partnership with you.

Michelle K. Frets, Executive Director of Vine Maple Place
Lutheran World Relief School Kits

It is the time of year again to begin gathering supplies for the LWR school kits. Each kit contains 4-70 sheet notebooks, 1 centimeter ruler, 1 pencil sharpener, 1 pair of blunt scissors, 5 unsharpened #2 pencils with erasers, 5 black or blue ballpoint pens (no gel ink), 1 box of 16 or 24 crayons and a 2 ½” eraser. Due to COVID-19, please keep your donations at home until the church office is open. Thank you!
Worship Bulletins

The worship bulletins that are sent out electronically on Saturday are printable from your home computers. When you receive the email, open it and press "ctrl p" on your keyboard and it will print.
On Thursday afternoons, we will place pre-printed bulletins in the Messiah Lending Library (the box pictured in this article). It is located on H street outside the kitchen. Please feel free to stop by and pick one up if you do not have a computer or printer at home.

On Monday afternoons, a pre-printed copy of the Messiah Weekly will be in the Please contact Tia Monsen if you have any questions.
Messiah Staff Holds in Prayer

Requests for prayers: Marena Boman, Jan Campbell, Pierre Clement, Janice Davis, George Dolney, Mary Eastman, Erin Furnas, Charlotte Graham, Cecil Greiner, Jaclynne Halverson, Bonita Hancock, Adam Hartong, Temple Johnson, Louise Johnson, Ray Keinholz, Blaine Leonard, Evelyn Miller, Grant Miller, David Monsen, Jane Nelson, Garry Nevers, Myrtle Peterson, Cindee Reamy, Dale Schossow, Doreen Shaver, Maxine Stehr, Mardy Stevens, Ed Swanlund, Carol Taylor; the Carnino family, following the death of Dawn's mother, Diane; the family of Blanche Swalling, following her death.

Ongoing prayer concerns: Cindy Bottomley, Gavin Charbonneau, Joan Daugherty, Traci Donohue, Matt Gartner, Bea Girdler, Irene Gordon, Dottie Grebe, Gerry Gronewold, Martha Guerrero, Kay Gunderson, Bonnie Hagen, Whitney Hanson, Marc Harris, Betsy Henderson, Kris Knutson, Jimmie Kramlich, Don Minnick, Dick Ode, Elizabeth MaiLin Tran, Patty Unzen, Katie Walda, Erik and Nick Welch, Lori Wollum.

In the Military: Jeff Fitzmorris, Lucas Fitzmorris, Ray Hardaway, Sam Harris, Kenny Hendrickson, Daryl Johnson, Madeline Almodivar Sanabria, and J.R. Sawyer.

Every Tuesday, our staff prays for the persons listed above. If you would like to be included in our staff prayers, please contact the church office at 253.833.5280. Individuals will be in our prayers for four consecutive weeks. To be included after the four weeks, please call us again, let us know how you are doing, and we will continue to hold you in our ongoing prayers.
Messiah Lutheran Church

410 H Street NE
Auburn, WA 98002

Staff Directory

Pastor Chuck Harris, Senior Pastor
(206) 245-8626
Savannah Phelan, Associate Director of Faith Formation & Partnerships
(406) 600-5165
Tia Monsen, Worship Manager & Communications Coordinator
(253) 334-6618
Lynne Inman, Administrative Assistant
(253) 740-9642
Pam Downing, Finance Coordinator
(206) 799-3130
Katie Walda, Organist, Keyboardist & Handbells Director
(925) 413-9052
Jan Nelson, Chorale Director and Website/Social Media Manager
(541) 556-7232
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Messiah This Week

Wednesday 9/9
5:30pm Finance/Stewardship Meeting

Thursday 9/10
12:00pm Christmas Hampers Leader Meeting
5:00pm Spirit Fest Meal-Grab and Go
6:00pm Finance Meeting
7:00pm Executive/Personnel Team Meeting

Friday 9/11

Saturday 9/12

Sunday 9/13
9:30am Worship-Streaming on Facebook, Website and YouTube
12:00pm New Covenant Presbyterian Church
2:00pm Community Meal-Grab and Go
Messiah Lutheran Vision

We are an inclusive community following Jesus, worshiping God, 
striving side by side, and mending the broken places in all creation.

Messiah Lutheran Mission Statement

• Engage our world from a deep, Jesus centered community life

• Embrace, welcome, and accompany people along life’s journey

• Enhance our understanding and practice of a life called by God

• Explore and connect in an ongoing process of growth in faith and spirituality