Week of November 5, 2023

Messiah Lutheran Church & School

3600 Northwest Expressway, Oklahoma City, OK 73112




Connecting with God through weekly worship and spending time daily in the Word with God

New Weekly Worship Service - Connections - Wednesdays - 7pm

Join us for our brand new come-as-you-are service featuring all contemporary music, a short sermon, and meditation time every Wednesday evening from 7-7:45pm. Our TEAM students to join us for music and a children’s message from 7-7:20pm.  

Thanksgiving Eve Worship - Wednesday, November 22 - 7:00 pm

You and your family are invited to begin your holiday weekend by joining us in grateful worship for all of the good gifts and blessings we have been given through God. All are welcome as we give thanks. 

Sunday Worship In-Person or Live at 8:15am or 10:45am on I Heart Messiah OKC on Facebook


Connecting in the Word with other believers

 Sunday School Classes

2year olds - 5 year olds - Child Care Area

Kingdom Kids (1st - 5th Grade) - Art Room 13W

Middle School (6th, 7th & 8th Grade) - Youth Room

High School Youth (7th - 12th Grade) - Youth Room

Adult Sunday Morning Bible Classes

Interesting Characters, Pastor Myron Harms, South Pod 7E

James: Tired, Tested, Torn and Full of Faith, Mike Marino, South Pod 9E

The Parables of Jesus, Linda Hinkle, Conf. Room 15E

Young Adults Bible Class, Angee Allen, Church Prayer Chapel

Sunday Morning Bible Class

Interesting Characters of the Bible - Pastor Myron Harms - South Pod 8E 

The Bible mentions hundreds of people in great detail (ex., Abraham, David, Paul) and gives others just a passing mention. In this study we will explore some of the more obscure Bible characters and learn about their story as it is shared in God’s Word.  

Women of the Word Class - The Parables of Jesus - Linda Hinkle - Conference Room 15E

Join this class for the women of Messiah as they explore the parables of Jesus.

James: Tired, Tested, Torn and Full of Faith - Mike Marino - S. Pod 9E

On Sunday, October 15, Mike Marino's class will begin a new study on The Book of James. This study helps us to discover how to live life "full of faith" even when we don't feel like it.

Young Adults Bible Class - Angee Allen - Church Chapel

The Messiah Young Adults Bible Class is meeting in the chapel, just off the church lobby. All are welcome!


Weekday Bible Class Opportunities

Men with a Mission - Tuesday, November 21 - 6pm

Myron Harms,, 405-946-0681

On this night we will be planning our December Socks for the Homeless event. Please contact Myron if you plan to attend.

Thursday Evening Bible Class - Red Sea Rules - 6pm - South Pod

Myron Harms,, 405-946-0681

Just as Moses and the Israelites found themselves caught between “the devil and the deep Red Sea” so we are sometimes overwhelmed by life’s problems. But God delivered the Israelites and He will deliver us too. All are invited to participate.  

Men's Thursday Morning Devotional Breakfast - Thursdays - 7:30 am - Scissortail Diner

Myron Harms,, 405-946-0681

This weekly event is open to any and all men. Come and join us at 50th and Portland for good food and good company.

Sisters in Christ - Wednesdays - 9:30am - South Pod

Kathy Brown,, 405-519-5049

Women, please join us as we study BOLD: 6 Praying Women, One Faithful God, by Rachel Risner. We welcome you to break open the Word and share in prayer and fellowship with us.  

It’s T.E.A.M. Time! - Every Wednesday, 5:30pm-7:00pm - Messiah Gym 

Amber Runge,, 405-501-1706

T.E.A.M. is our midweek Christian Education program for families with children from 4 years old on up through high school. To sign up your children, contact Amber.

Truth & Grace - Ashley McCargo - Wednesdays - 6pm - Church Chapel

Ashley McCargo,

Christians aren’t perfect people. So why pretend to be? This group will take time to explore the questions of fellow believers and those outside the Christian community, and how we apply those beliefs in our daily lives. If interested, please contact Ashley.


Connecting people in my life to Christ through the Word

Operation Christmas Child - Volunteers STILL Needed - Nov 13-20

Kathy Brown,, 405-519-5049

Messiah is an official Drop-Off Location again for the 3rd year now. We are in search of volunteers to be Greeters, Hosts, Unloaders and Packers as we assist those dropping off packages at Messiah. We will get to be the hands and feet of Jesus as we meet donors and take shoeboxes that will be sent around the world to children in need this Christmas. Click here to sign up or contact Kathy. 

Food for the Body & Soul - Volunteers Needed - Now thru Thursday, Nov. 23

Melissa Eisenhauer,, 405-642-9942

Help prepare, package or deliver 300+ Thanksgiving meals in this annual Messiah tradition. All hands are needed to make this another successful event. To sign up for a task that meets your skillset, CLICK THIS LINK! Contact Melissa if you have any questions.

Calling All Bakers and Crafters - December 3 LWML Fundraiser

Mary Lou Gray,, 405-850-4422

We are seeking anyone interested in donated baked goods or craft items for our Annual Baked Good and Craft Sale. Donations are both welcomed and appreciated. Everyone is encouraged to shop the sale and stock up for the holidays. For details and info, contact Mary Lou.

The Cupboards Are Bare - Our Free Little Food Pantry Needs Food

Kelly Baker,, 250-9425

Messiah’s public food pantries are running low on food. We are asking for shelf-stable, ready to eat food such as: pop top canned goods, baby food, snacks and protein bars. We also need toiletries. Donations can simply be placed in the cabinets whenever you are at Messiah.

Collect Those Aluminum Can Pull Tabs

As you gather with friends and family this fall remember to remove and collect the pull tabs from your aluminum cans. Place your collected pull tabs in the specially marked jar at the Messiah Care Corner. All pull tabs are recycled and proceeds go toward the Ronald McDonald House, who are most appreciative to receive the gifts. Next delivery is Mid-December. 




Sara Cage, School Administrator,, 405-946-0462

The State of Oklahoma will begin accepting applications for the Education Tax Credit on December 1, and Messiah is approved to accept those credits. If you, or someone you know is interested in finding out more information about our school and how the credits will work, please do not hesitate to contact Sara Cage, MLS Administrator. MLS begins at Preschool 3 and goes through 8th Grade.

Seeking Substitute Teachers & Closers - Messiah Early Childhood Center 

Linda Stark, Director,, 405-946-0605

Our Early Childhood Center is seeking loving, dependable and hard-working caregivers to care for and educate children ages 6 weeks to 3 years old. Part-time substitutes and workers that can cover the end of the day are needed. Training and benefits are provided. To set up an interview, contact Linda Stark.


Monthly Prayer Group - Thursday, Dec. 7 - 6pm - Messiah Prayer Chapel

Myron Harms,, 405-946-0681

You are invited to this monthly time of prayer. We are meeting the 1st Thursdays of the month. If you have a particular prayer request for the group or would be interested in joining this group for this time of prayer, please contact Pastor Myron.

Griefshare: Surviving the Holidays - Saturday, November 11 - 1pm-3pm

Sarah Faul,, 405-708-9115

The holidays can be difficult when you are grieving a loss. Find comfort for the season with support and practical tips for facing holiday challenges after loss by joining this support group. For more information contact Sarah Faul. 

S.O.A.R. Annual Thanksgiving Celebration - Friday, Nov. 17 - 11am - South Pod

Myron Harms,, 405-946-0681

On this day we will have our Annual Thanksgiving Celebration complete with turkey and all the fixings. We hope you can join us for this time of Thanksgiving and fellowship with our other Messiah senior members. Please contact Pastor Myron if you plan to attend.

Voter’s Meeting - Sunday, November 19 - 12Noon - S. Pod 

Mark Muenchow,, 405-946-0681

A meal will be served as we present our 2024 Budget and Work Plan for approval. Make plans now to attend as a quorum will be needed to approve the budget. Questions? Contact Pastor Mark.


Liturgical Worship

Blended Worship
8:15am Communion:
1st & 3rd Sundays
10:45am Communion:
2nd & 4th Sundays
(No Communion on 5th Sundays)


Pastor Mark Muenchow

Senior Pastor


Pastor Myron Harms Assistant Pastor


Pastor Marvin Henschel

Pastor Emeritus

Amber Runge

Youth & Children's Ministry Director


Ken Simon

Music Ministry Director

Currently Vacant

Ministry Assistant

Teresa Laudermilk

Communications Director

Currently Vacant



Sara Cage

Messiah School Administrator

Linda Stark

Early Childhood Center Director


Prayer Requests

Messiah Lutheran School Weekly Messenger

November Birthdays & Anniversaries

Oklahoma District September 2023 E-Newsletter

Oklahoma Lutheran Witness November 2023 News

The Lutheran Hour - Click here, then click on This Week on TLH to hear each week's broadcast!