...and the greatest of these is love



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.



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.

Lenten Wednesdays
Ash Wednesday
February 26 
7:00 pm

We will gather to begin Lent with the imposition of ashes as we begin a season of prayer and repentance leading up to Holy Week.

Following Wednesdays
March 4 - April 1
6:00 pm Soup Supper

We gather in the narthex for food and fellowship.  All are welcome to come to the table and be part of the community.

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

We will follow soup supper with worship in the form of Holden Evening Prayer.  We will also hear from people sharing Stories of Our Messiah continuing this series that began in Advent.


Upcoming Events



MARCH 4 7:30 - 9 PM


MARCH 15 11 AM-12:30 PM


Please make every effort to get to at least one of these meetings.  All will be held at church.  The council and Forward Leadership team would like your input.




We will be having a meeting right after worship to discuss the synod council's response to our request for a 30% quorum in our revised constitution and what our next steps could be.




Palm Sunday

April 5, 9:30 AM


Maundy Thursday

April 9, 7:00 PM

Good Friday

April 10, 7:00 PM

Easter Vigil

April 11, 7:00 PM

Easter Sunday

April 12, 9:30 AM


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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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