...and the greatest of these is love

A Note from MLC Church Council and the church office.










Our community’s character can be found in the various gatherings and activities designed to help us know, support and enjoy each other, while we also serve the community.


We are glad you have found our church and, more importantly,  our community.  We hope and pray you will find a place for yourself and abide with us.

Throughout the year we support God’s ministry through our community's contributions of our time, our talents and our treasures.  You are welcome to join us in this work we do in Jesus’ name.  We would be blessed to have your participation.

Pastor Karl Hester

You are welcome here. I hope I get the chance to meet you in person soon. Have a blessed day.

Holden Evening Prayer Liturgy
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Veni Sancte Spiritus
Holy Spirit, Come to Us
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Sunday Bulletin

March 29

(check back here later this week for April 5 bulletin)


Due to our desire to avoid spreading the COVID-19 virus we have made the decision to refrain from public worship and to keep activity at the church building to a minimum through at least Saturday, April 4.  We will make decisions about when we will resume our regular schedule based on evolving information.  


We have weekly Sunday morning worship services with Holy Communion at 9:30.  All who wish to participate are welcome at the communion table.


Fellowship time follows with Adult Forum opportunities at 11:00.

Wednesdays during Lent and Advent we have midweek services at 7:00.  Soup Suppers which begin at 6:00 are part of our Lenten services.

If you would like to know more please go to the Services portion of our webpage.

Devotional Resource
e-vos are coming back on-line as a bi-weekly devotion starting Sunday, March 29.  You can read them on-line at the e-vos web site or, if you prefer, have them e-mailed to you directly.
Quarantine Update from Pastor Karl Hester
Message from Pastor Karl

To keep abreast of the latest developments here at Messiah please check:

  • On this web site

  • On Facebook (MessiahNH)

  • On Twitter (@MessiahNH)

  • Through our weekly newsletter (you can sign up below)

We will be putting some remote worship services up on our Facebook page.  Please check there for the latest.

2020 Lenten Devotions

This series of devotions is written as a companion piece to Henri J. M. Nouwen's writings in From Suffering to Salvation:



Both are available at church in booklet form (one per household please).  If you would prefer you can click on the PDF icon below for the devotions written by Ed Costa, Linda Fraser, Karl Hester & David Rinas in a screen-friendly format.  And you can click on the link above to order as many copies as you like of the devotions from Nouwen.

7:00 pm Holden Evening Prayer & Stories of Our Messiah   

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Our Vision


Messiah's Vision is to INVITE people to faith, to CARE for each other with love, to help one another GROW in faith, and to SHARE our gifts with others.


Our sermons are best experienced live and in person here in worship.  Please do come worship with us whenever you are so inclined.

If you missed a service or would like to hear a sermon again many of them are archived on our podcast  which is accessible in the menu above.




We are a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

We are a congregation of the New England Synod of the ELCA.

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