September 10, 2017
One service at 9:00am so that we may go out and contribute to our community.
As we observe the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we are reminded of the gospel’s promise that we are freed in Christ to love and serve our neighbors. In “The Freedom of a Christian,” Martin Luther wrote: “A Christian is lord of all, completely free of everything; a Christian is a servant, completely attentive to the needs of all.”
Service activities offer an opportunity for us to explore one of our most basic convictions as Lutherans: that all of life in Jesus Christ – every act of service, in every daily calling, in every corner of life – flows freely from a living, daring confidence in God’s grace.
Messiah Lutheran Church will be serving meals at the Tacoma Rescue Mission to those who are food insecure, hosting a Back to School carnival at their family housing site, helping with yard work at Vine Maple Place and hosting a blood drive and cooking community supper here for our neighbors in Auburn. How would you like to serve with Messiah? Please take a moment to sign up to help in the Gathering Space before September 3rd. Messiah will provide water bottles for all volunteers, but please pack a personal snack.
“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor.