Messiah Weekly
May 25, 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
Initial Steps for Reopening Messiah

Pastor Harris is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting regarding guidelines and practices for re-opening Messiah’s building and ideas for future programming. How we will practice worship in the coming weeks and months will also be part of the conversation.
 
The meeting will take place on Zoom on Tuesday, May 26, at 7:00 PM. The meeting ID is 854 7794 8159. To go directly, follow this link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85477948159
 
An initial draft document for Messiah re-opening during the Covid-19 Pandemic can be found on the Messiah website or by clicking here . This document will be the basis for our discussion on this next Tuesday evening.
Weekly Storytime with Savannah and Traci!!
 
Continuing this week, Traci and Savannah are going to be hosting a Weekly Storytime over Zoom every Monday at 3:30pm and Wednesday at 6:30pm. As with previous Storytimes, Traci and I will pick out a story to share and all are welcome to join and listen in. We hope to see you there!
 
In addition, if any of your kiddos are interested in having separate Zoom check-in's with me or Traci, let us know! We miss all of you and would love to catch up with how your families are doing!
Youth News

Sadly, because of Corona Virus, our Alaska Service Adventure has been cancelled. The 28 participants are heartbroken. The Mission Mini, our weekend long service trip, has also been cancelled. Savannah and Traci are now planning some summer opportunities within the confines of our stay at home order.

The Senior Banquet has been postponed until we can meet in groups of at least 50. Senior Sunday will now take place on Sunday, June 28. The seniors will be recognized, blessed, and wrapped in their homemade quilts (Thank you, Nancy Kirkpatrick) during worship that morning. Following worship, we will have a celebration in the parking lot. Each student will decorate one parking space and folks from Messiah can parade through the parking lot to bring blessings, gifts and congratulations.

Affirmation of Baptism Sunday has been postponed until we can meet in groups of 50 again. We hope to have it sometime in July. The 7 students continue to meet weekly to learn and plan. The AOB Dessert Night will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, June 3 at 6:30 pm. Students will share their stoles, Bible verses and faith projects during the event. The whole congregation is invited to join us.
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.
 
Please contact Tia Monsen if you have any questions.
Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a way for our Messiah community to support the church ministry every time they shop with Amazon. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you will find all the same Amazon products, prices, and services, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the price of eligible purchases to Messiah. Signing up is easy!
Here’s how to shop AmazonSmile:
2. Sign in with your Amazon.com credentials
3. Start shopping!
4. Add a bookmark for  smile.amazon.com  to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile:
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.
Messiah Staff Holds in Prayer

Requests for prayers : Marena Boman, Jan Campbell, Pierre Clement, Betty Cowan, Mary Eastman, Erin Furnas, Laura Galli Kast and Tyler Galli, Charlotte Graham, Cecil Greiner, Bonita Hancock, Adam Hartong, Holly Hammon, Louise Johnson, Ray Keinholz, Blaine Leonard, Connie McGlothern, Evelyn Miller, Grant Miller, Jane Nelson, Myrtle Peterson, Cindee Reamy, Doreen Shaver, Maxine Stehr, Mardy Stevens, Carol Taylor, Les Warboughton, Kathy Wittnebel;

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, 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

Monday 5/25
3:30pm Storytime with Savannah and Traci-Zoom

Tuesday 5/26
8:00am Devotion-Website/Facebook
10:00am Staff Meeting-Zoom
6:00pm AOB Meeting-Zoom
7:00pm Reopening Messiah Meeting-Zoom

Wednesday 5/27
8:00am Devotion-Website/Facebook
9:00am Food Bank-Grab and Go
6:30pm Storytime with Savannah and Traci-Zoom
6:30pm Youth Meeting-Zoom

Thursday 5/28
8:00am Devotion-Website/Facebook
1:00pm Bible Study-Zoom
5:00pm Spirit Fest Meal-Grab and Go

Friday 5/29
8:00am Devotion-Website/Facebook

Saturday 5/30

Sunday 5/31
9:30am Worship-Streaming on Facebook, Website and YouTube
2:00pm Community Meal-Grab and Go
Bible Study Group

Messiah members and friends are getting creative in how and where they hold their bible study groups. This group of women met at Trotters, ordered lunch and had their study in the parking lot. Thanks to Sandy Jones and Anna McAlpin for the picture of the "Bible Study Bandits."
 
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