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Visiting Messiah

We realize that it can be scary to walk into a new place. We would like to make it as easy and non-threatening as possible, so here you will find some basic information about what to expect when you visit Messiah.

Parking and Entering the Building

We have a parking lot on the south side of the building, additional street parking on Neosho and 11th Streets and handicapped parking in the alley between Rural and Neosho. 

 

There are three entrances to the church, one on the south side (into the fellowship hall), on on the east side (large wooden doors) and the other on the west (alley).  The South and  west doors are handicapped accessible with lifts available inside to navigate stairs.

Worship Service

The atmosphere in worship is relaxed. There is no dress code. You will see men and women wearing jeans or shorts,  business suits, and everything in between. Children of all ages are welcome and encouraged.  You can sit anywhere you feel comfortable.

The entire service order will be visible on the screen located at the front of the sanctuary, but for your convenience we also have printed worship bulletins.  For kids, there are activity packets that they can use during the service.  They are located in the back of the sanctuary.  If you cannot find them, you can ask an usher to help you.  When the service is over, please return the activity pack to the area where you found them.  For families with active children, we have a “busy hands” lounge located downstairs – with a live audio and video feed so mom and dad can still participate in the worship.

Our worship service includes Holy Communion every 1st and 3rd week.  If you  have been baptized in the name of the Triune God, are in agreement with our Lutheran beliefs, and have been confirmed, we welcome you to commune with us.  Please read the information on the What We Believe section for more information.

What is our "traditional" Service? (6:00pm Saturday and 8:30am Sunday)

We use the traditional liturgy and hymns that are found in the Lutheran Service Book.

What is our "blended" service? (11:00am Sunday)

It is worship! You will find that it is a blending of styles. We have traditional liturgy, hymns, praise songs, and different ways to engage worship with all of your senses.

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"To Live and Teach Jesus' Love"