Messiah Midweek Update
April 22, 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
Mission Sunday

H ave you wondered what is happening with Mission Sunday? Well, our 5th and 6th graders are planning an online auction! Using an online platform, we will open up an auction on May 3rd that will run for one week ending on May 10th. Everyone will be able to go in throughout the week to make bids on the items they’re interested in. All proceeds support reducing homelessness through Vine Maple Place and Nexus Youth and Families. Tune in to worship on May 3rd to hear more from our 5th and 6th graders about why they choose to support NEXUS and Vine Maple and to learn more about how you can participate in the auction!
 
In the meantime, we are still accepting auction items! If you have something you’d like to donate contact Savannah Phelan or Anne Baunach.
ELCA Daily Bread Matching Grant

We did it! Thank you so much for helping us reach our fundraising goal! With your help, we raised $1255 and received an additional grant of $500 from ELCA World Hunger. Your support helps the critical work of our Community Supper and Food Bank to provide meals to our community during this exceptional time of need. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
9th Grade AOB Students

The 9th Grade Affirmation of Baptism Class is meeting on Thursday evenings at 6pm via Zoom. They are working on their faith projects, bible verses and planning for AOB Sunday.
Messiah Chorale Fellowship Hour

Messiah Chorale is meeting for a weekly fellowship hour via Zoom during our normal rehearsal time, Thursdays from 7:30-8:30pm. All are welcome to join. Topics of conversation range from choral music to coronavirus coping mechanisms and everything in between. It’s mostly just an opportunity for us to gather together. You can join us on Zoom: 
 
Meeting ID: 9034601988
Storytime with Savannah!

You're invited to a Zoom Story Time with Savannah!
Hello everyone! I hope that you are doing well. I thought it would be nice for us to meet again since it has been a couple weeks, so we're going to do another Storytime this Friday, April 24th at 3:30pm! I hope you can join us!
 
Zoom information is found below:
 
Topic: Storytime with Savannah!
Time: Apr 24, 2020 03:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
 
Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 871 7347 2562
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Messiah 2020 Financial Update
 
March 31, 2020 (YTD)
General Fund Income:            $162,905.04
General Fund Expenses:         $174,316.56
 
January 1, 2020
General Fund Savings:           $10,722.12
 
March 31, 2020 (Current)
General Fund Savings:           -$689.40
Giving

As we continue to worship and meet online, our regular support of Messiah Lutheran ministries is a vital part of our community life. Messiah offers five options for our members, friends, and neighbors to give to our ongoing ministry. We encourage everyone connected with and inspired by our community of faith, whether in person or through our online resources, to give as the Spirit leads. We thank you for being a partner in ministry.
 
Our church facility is located at 410 H Street NE in Auburn, WA, and the zip code is 98002. Utilizing this address, you may (option 1) place your offering to Messiah in the mail slot on the north side of our church building. You may also (option 2) mail your offering to the same address utilizing the United States Postal Service. Our mail is checked daily. This is a great giving path for folks who enjoy the tradition and feeling of writing a check.
 
Messiah also (option 3) works with VANCO to allow you to give through our website online. This online option is easy to use and secure. You can track your giving here and access this option anytime and anywhere you are online. Click here https://mlcauburn.org/give/ and scroll down to the Secure Giving Link.
 
Thrivent Financial is making it easy for Messiah members, friends, and neighbors to establish a regular habit and pattern of giving. Thrivent’s Simply Giving program (option 4) creates a consistent giving record, and you can set it up for any frequency and amount you desire. Click here https://mlcauburn.org/give/ and scroll down to Simply Giving to download the form. Once completed, you can mail the form to our church office at the address above or simply drop it off.
 
Finally, Messiah is offering a mobile option for giving (option 5) . Just go to the App Store on your smartphone and download the GivePlus+ Mobile App. Once downloaded, the set up instructions are easy. Just make sure you find Messiah Lutheran Church in Auburn, WA and set us up as the congregation to which you would like to give. Here is the link for the video explaining how to use the app:

Thank you for creating a holy and consistent habit of giving for the ministry and mission of Messiah Lutheran Church.
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Messiah Social Media

Messiah wants to connect with you wherever you are! Make sure to check us out on all of our social media accounts:

If you watch our streaming services on Facebook, please share our page with your friends. It is a great form of evangelism in this time of COVID-19.

Instagram: @mlcauburn

Twitter: @mlcauburn

YouTube: @mlcauburn
Messiah Staff Holds in Prayer

Requests for prayers : Audrey Bowers, Marena Boman, Jan Campbell, Pierre Clement, Betty Cowan, Mary Eastman, Ginny Fergueson, Erin Furnas, Charlotte Graham, Cecil Greiner, Jeff Goodwin, Bonita Hancock, Adam Hartong, Holly Hammon, Louise Johnson, Ray Keinholz, Nancy Kirkpatrick, Blaine Leonard, Debbie Lundberg, Connie McGlothern, Evelyn Miller, Grant Miller, Jane Nelson, Myrtle Peterson, Cindee Reamy, Robin Saxton, Loraine Schroeder, Doreen Shaver, Maxine Stehr, Mardy Stevens, Carol Taylor, Gloria Thompson, Les Warboughton, Kathy Wittnebel; Mary Torcaso and Jeff Meyers, following the death of their son, Giacomo; the family of Harold Hansen, following his 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, Marcia Hoover, Kris Knutson, Jimmie Kramlich, Don Minnick, Dick Ode, Everett Rom, Sarah Trott, Elizabeth MaiLin Tran, 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
253-833-5280


Staff Directory

Pastor Chuck Harris, Senior Pastor
(206) 245-8626
 
Deacon Traci Vatne, Director of Faith Formation
(253) 797-5837
 
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 4/22
6:30pm WOW!-Zoom

Thursday 4/23
8:00am Devotion-Website/Facebook
1:00pm Bible Study-Zoom
5:00pm Spirit Fest Meal-Grab and Go 6:00pm 9th Grade AOB Meeting-Zoom
7:30pm Chorale Fellowship Hour-Zoom

Friday 4/24
8:00am Devotion-Website/Facebook
3:30pm Storytime with Savannah-Zoom

Saturday 4/25

Sunday 4/26
9:30am Worship-Streaming on Facebook, Website and YouTube
2:00pm Community Meal-Grab and Go
6:30pm Small Group-Zoom
 
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