What to Expect

We care a lot about our members and we want to do our part to keep our community of faith safe and healthy. Therefore, we have suspended all in-person indoor gatherings (worship, fellowship, and education) until further notice. We will continue to monitor the situation and adjust our programming hiatus accordingly. We have an excellent Task Force of our Council guiding us, and any change in our status must be made by the consenus of our Council. If you're intersted, you may read more about our COVID-19 response plan here. Also, here you can find the most recent update from our pastors. 

In the meantime, we have transitioned a number of our ministries online. Find links to these opportunities on the front page of the website and on Messiah's Facebook pages (our home page and our group).

We commit to regular communication with the congregation during this hiatus, and encourage you to check in on neighbors and friends, too. We're in this together as the body of Christ!

If you have particular needs during this time, or particular gifts to offer, please reach out to our office. Our vounteer social workers are still meeting (via phone) with clients and we continue to utilize our generous Community Assistance Fund. Also, feel free to reach out to Pr. Andrew or Pr. Molly, who will be glad to assist as they are able.

You are welcome here! Our worshiping congregation each week includes a wide range of young families, established members, visitors, lifelong Lutherans, transplants from other denominations and backgrounds, people who love to sing, people who hate to sing, people with varying physical abilities, people who dress up, people who wear casual clothes … whoever you are, there is a place for you. You “fit in” simply by being YOU!

That depends. Looking for the church office? Use the glass double doors off of West Magnetic Street. Coming to worship Sunday? Come through the doors off of West Magnetic, or on the south side of the building under the carport. Any door will eventually get you to the right place, but those two are the easiest! 

All our worship is grounded in the Lutheran liturgical pattern of Gathering, Word, Meal, & Sending. These days, all of our worship is online, due to our desire to take good precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic!

Join us online for Sunday worship; find all of our services, sermons, and more on our Messiah Vimeo channel. When we are worshiping on-site again, here’s what you can expect: You will receive a bulletin containing all the liturgy, prayers, and responses. Most songs will come out of Evangelical Lutheran Worship, the red hymnal. Saturday 5:00 p.m. worship is led by piano. Sunday 8:45 a.m. worship is led by organ, piano, and choir. Sunday 10:30 a.m. worship is led by piano, guitar, and other instruments. Services include prayers, songs, responses, readings, a sermon, offering, and communion.

  • Children are welcome at all of our worship services – we encourage families to participate together in all the elements of worship.
  • We have a staffed nursery during Sunday's 10:30 a.m. worship; follow the signs out the door at the front right of the sanctuary. During the school year, Sunday School is integrated as part of our 10:30 worship.
  • Interested children are dismissed prior to the sermon for age-appropriate activities based on the day’s Bible readings. They return to the sanctuary in time for communion.
  • Children are welcome at communion! We do formal communion education as a milestone in fifth grade, but we let parents and kids make the decision that is right for their family about when children begin taking communion.
  • Pastor Andrew and Pastor Molly would love to talk to you about this if you have questions or need advice! Children are always welcome in worship and we rejoice at their cheerful noise. There is also the option of nursery during out 10:30 worship and Sunday School for 3-year-olds thorugh 5th grade.

Ask anybody you meet at worship and they will share with you ways to be involved. We have lots of weekly activities for for all ages for you to join in and you can find more on our ministries page. For any questions, email our office at office@messiahlutheranmqt.org 

Be comfortable, be casual. You wouldn't be out of place at any of our services in a flannel and jeans or slacks and a button down. 

Our parking is fairly limited, but we don't let that stop us! There is parking along Magnetic Street and in the lot immediately to the east of the church. If you're dropping someone off, the driveway through the parking lot loops around to a carport on the south side of the building with swift access to the sanctuary. 

If our own lots are full, you may use "The Village" shopping center lot to the south-east of the church. We're grateful to have the use of that space when we have worship services. There is also street parking along Third Street and many of the other side streets.

Finally, if the weather allows for it, we encourage you to bicycle, walk, or carpool! Caring for God's creation is part of who we are as Christians.

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