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Church display invites guests to draw deeper into Advent

Messiah guests are invited to enter deeper into the season of advent this season through a display in the Church Narthex. The display will feature a new tree each week focusing on the theme of that week's advent gospel message. The first week was hope, the second week peace, and the third and fourth weeks will be love and joy respectively as we jou...
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Comfort and Hope Service - December 19

The Comfort and Hope Service will be held December 19 at 3 p.m. at the Hazel Dell Campus. The service will also be live streamed on the Messiah website. The Comfort and Hope service is a special Christmastime service for anyone who has experienced loss, is suffering emotional, physical or relational pain or is feeling alone this season.
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Online Order Form for Poinsettias and Christmas Decorations

You may order your poinsettia to decorate Messiah's sanctuary spaces (Hazel Dell or Messiah North) this season Christmas. The cost is $12 each. We encourage you to take your plant home on Christmas Eve or the following weekend. If you wish, you may also/instead make a contribution toward Christmas decorations for the holiday sea...
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Donations sought for giving tree

The giving tree to provide Christmas presents for families and individuals in need is once again set up at Messiah Hazel Dell. Opportunities are available to donate either from tags attached to the tree at the church, or by signing up for requested gifts online. To donate, either take a tag from the tree at Messiah Hazel Dell, or sign up through th...
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Pr. Jae Bates welcomed to Jubilee Collective and Messiah community

Jae Bates, the new pastoral intern for Jubilee Collective, received a warm welcome from the Messiah Community at a pair of meet and greet events on Nov. 22.  Pr. Jae will be splitting time  between Peace Lutheran in Tacoma and Messiah and Jubilee Collective in Vancouver at least through May while finishing Masters of Divinity studies. The...
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Ministry Associate for the First Third of Life Job Posting

Messiah Lutheran Church is seeking a part-time (15-20 hours/week) Ministry Associate for the First Third of Life. The position Directs and leads, alongside the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, the church's education, care and activity programs for children birth through young adult (with the exception of Messiah Preschool). Also, works...
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Godly Play begins in December

We are pleased to announce that in-person Godly Play will return in December. There will be 4 offerings at the Hazel Dell campus. Two on Wednesdays, Dec. 1 & 8 at 6:00pm Two on Sundays, Dec. 12 & 19 at 10:30am Children ages 3 years thru 5th grade are invited to join Megan Dilitto in the gym for one hour. Volunteers are needed to support thi...
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Opportunity to help serve Afghan families being resettled in Vancouver area

In August of this year the collapse of the Afghan government occurred sooner than intelligence projections had estimated, and evacuation of foreigners and vulnerable Afghans became significantly more urgent. Many of the Afghans supported the US and NATO forces in their attempt to ensure democracy in Afghanistan. The US has temporarily housed many o...
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Charley Jeaudoin Memorial Fund gift updates shelves, heater for Lewis River Mobile Food Bank

A recent gift from the Charley Jeaudoin Memorial Fund enabled the Lewis River Mobile Food Bank (LRMFB) to replace sagging shelves with new wood and purchase a heater for the warehouse.To learn more about Messiah's relationship to the LRMFB, and how the Food on the 4th ministry works (Charley was an active participant), click here » A gift from the ...
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5 reasons you are invited to play with the contemporary worship band

  Charles is looking for musicians and vocalists to add to Messiah's contemporary worship band.  Here are five reasons you should consider being a guest with the band! You are a strong singer looking to put your talents to use.You play a solo instrument, such as saxophone or electric violin.You enjoy worshiping through music.You love...
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Dirt Day at the Intern House 2021

A group of 14 volunteers help spread topsoil at the Intern House on Nov. 7, 2021.
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As weather cools, bundle up when coming to worship

As the weather outside gets colder and wetter, Messiah would like to remind those attending worship to do their best to dress warmly if possible.  Due to COVID-19 precautions, the windows and doors of the church will remain open to assist with good ventilation. That means the inside of the church may be a bit colder than we are used to at this...
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Confirmation 2021 Photo Gallery

Photos from Confirmation 2021. Congratulations to our confirmands!
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Endowment Committee Dispersal Story – Closet for Tablecloths

The church owns a remarkable number of tablecloths for the tables in the downstairs dining room.  For years, they have been washed, folded and stored on closet shelves in a room off the kitchen. Unfortunately, because of the way they are stored, they are difficult to reach and upon removal, they need to be ironed before they can be used. Downs...
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Treat Street 2021 Photos and Thanks

Photos from Messiah's 2021 Treat Street at the Hazel Dell Campus, October 24, 2021. A special thanks to Dutch Bros and Jimmy John's for their support of this year's event. Hover over the photo below to click through 17 of the best pics.
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Jubilee Collective saves Halloween...AGAIN! October 31

Jubilee Collective is prepared to save Halloween...again! This October 31, Jubilee collective will be at the parking lot of the Vancouver YWCA at 3609 Main St. from 6-8 p.m. All are welcome to attend this drive-through Trick or Treat event for children with safe candy distribution. Masks will be required, and not just the scary ones.  We ...
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Treat Street returns this Sunday

Treat Street returns this weekend! The event will have both a drive-through and a walk-through option this year at the Hazel Dell campus.  On Sunday, October 24 from 4:00 - 6:00pm in Messiah Hazel Dell's parking lot there will be many fun decorated parking spaces to see at this free event!  From 4-5p will be a drive-Through opportunity wh...
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Endowment Fund Dispersal Story: Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministers provide high quality, one-to-one Christian centered care to people in the congregation and the community experiencing life difficulties (job or marriage loss, illness, spousal death, etc.). The Stephen Ministers are laypeople that have undergone 50 hours of training. They are trained by Stephen Leaders who have had an additional 2...
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Endowment Dispersal Story: Pizza at the Juvenile Detention Center

For about five years, once a month, Messiah members have been taking pizza, soda, Werther's candy,and Chips Ahoy cookies to the adolescents incarcerated at the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center in downtown Vancouver. Steve Friebel and Carie Wright (both members) along with a long-time friend of Steve's, John Perry, have made it their ministry ...
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Worship times have changed at both campuses

Worship at Messiah North at Windy Hills Winery in Ridgefield is now at 9a and worship at Messiah Hazel Dell, as well as the livestream of the service is at 10:30a. Signs are already up at both locations to remind everyone of the change. You will still find the same welcoming community at both locations, just at a new time! Come ...
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Join the "Joyful ringers" Tuesdays starting October 5

We have a new way for you to "give God a ring!" The "Joyful Ringers" handbell choir will be starting soon at Messiah Lutheran Church. If you believe that every song could be made better through more handbells, or perhaps just enjoy being surrounded by the heavenly sounds of ringing bells, we invite you to join us! The choir will meet Tuesdays at 6p...
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Food on the 4th Sunday is September 26

Since its inception in 2010 over 90 tons of food and sundry items have been brought forward as part of the offerings on the fourth weekend of each month. A conservative estimate of the value of those goods based is $350,000 through 2021. There are now two ways to donate to food on the 4th Sundays. The collections are delivered on an alternating mon...
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Christ in Our Homes Fourth Quarter 2021 Edition is now available

The Christ in Our Homes Fourth Quarter 2021 Edition is now available for free. The October-November-December edition of the devotional book Christ in Our Home is available now for pick-up at church or by mail.  To request a mailed copy, please get in touch with Sally in the front office at 360-574-7081 or by email, and she'll make sure you get...
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Endowment Fund Dispersal Story: Quilts Labeled "Made with Love – Messiah Lutheran"

by Hope Quinn | Eight years ago, Diana Webber thought that it would be a nice gesture to give a small handmade quilt to every baby baptized at the church as well as to every preschool family that had a new birth. Over the years, funds from the Seeds of Faith paid for the materials and Diana sewed about 15 quilts a year to meet the demand....
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Messiah North has new “permanent” home at Windy Hills Winery - Services times are changing

The pastors and Church Leadership Team are pleased to announce that Messiah North now has a "permanent" worship site at Windy Hills Winery in Ridgefield. After a summer of worshiping outdoors in the event tent at Windy Hills, owner Dave Kelly, agreed to an every-Sunday rental agreement to bring the congregation indoors into the winery's great hall ...
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Food on the 4th - Two ways to donate

By Dave and Lynne Radke We are planning to re-introduce the Food on the 4th ministry that serves the Ridgefield and LaCenter communities in North Clark County on Sunday, September 26th. Even though Messiah has faithfully and substantially contributed in the form of cash gifts and some food bags during the pandemic, we have not had a formal blessing...
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Endowment Fund Dispersal Story: Sam's Art Cart at Legacy Hospital

About seven years ago, a church member contacted Diana Webber and asked if our Sunday School kids could put together art kits for distribution at Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital.Diana said that her family, rather than the Sunday School, would love to do this.The effort grew and eventually the Webber family assembled a cart that holds 20 bins with each...
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Help those affected by Hurricane Ida

Earlier this week, the remnants of Hurricane Ida barreled through the Northeast, leaving devastation in their wake. New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey were hit with historic flash flooding and tornadoes touched down in Maryland and New Jersey. Homes and subways filled with water, and cars were swept away. The death toll is expected to rise, and ...
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Pastor Kathy's Book Club reading "Anxious People" for September 1 meeting via Zoom

First Wednesday of each month | 10:00-11:30am via Zoom   Click here to go to the Zoom meeting » Pr. Kathy facilitates stimulating conversation among Messiah's book club participants each month, drawing upon overarching themes from various storylines in each book.  She also provides theological perspective. Lack of conversation is nev...
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Endowment Committee approves nearly 15,000 in grant requests in July

The Endowment Committee and the Church Leadership Committee have approved $14,803 in July for ten different grant requests. Among the items are a new refrigerator for the Preschool and painting for both the Intern House and the education wing at the Hazel Dell campus. The next deadline for grant requests to be submitted is December 1.&nbs...
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Messiah Preschool start of year activities and information

UPDATED by Joyce Handran, Preschool Director - 09.03.21 Messiah Preschool Families: The preschool was buzzing with activity this week as the staff busied themselves preparing their classrooms for the upcoming Meet 'n Greets and the start of the new school year. The Messiah Preschool team is very excited to welcome your preschooler into th...
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Have you visited Messiah North?

If you haven't attended Messiah North at Windy Hills yet, we invite you to join us at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings for a delightfully meaningful, joyous worship of our Lord Jesus Christ.  We feature a contemporary full band most Sundays meeting in the outdoor event tent at Windy Hills Winery, 1346 S. 38th Court in Ridgefield. A bonus is the e...
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Nearly $15k approved in first round of grant requests by the Endowment Committee. More to come.

Ten grant requests were reviewed by the Endowment Committee on July 20, making sure the requests met the parameters spelled out in the church's Endowment guidelines. Almost $15,000 have been requested and are now pending approval by the Church Leadership Team. September 1 is the next deadline for grant requests to be submitted to the committee. The...
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Thank you, Messiah!

Thank you, Messiah! I cannot believe that my time at Messiah is almost to a close. My last day will be Sunday, August 8th, so I wanted to reach out and say from the bottom of my heart, thank you for being you, Messiah. Thank you for inviting me into your lives. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to learn, be challenged, laugh, cry, breathe, and...
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Groups returning to in person meetings at Messiah

As pandemic restrictions have eased, many groups are returning to in person meetings at Messiah.  Here are a few of them: The Material Girls quilting group is fully vaccinated and back at it. The group works on heirloom quilting designs, sharing projects, receiving inspiration, and learning from master quilter Janice Harris. The group meets Tu...
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Join the Farewell Celebrations for Intern Pastor Maggie - August 8

Farewell Celebration for Intern Pastor Maggie is Sunday, August 8 It doesn't seem possible, but it is time for Intern Pastor Maggie to return to Luther Seminary for her final year of study. So, on August 8, we will bid farewell to her at both the Hazel Dell (9:00a) and Messiah North (11:00a) campuses. There will be a basket for cards and gifts for ...
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Return of Holy Communion at the altar rail (Hazel Dell) or in the circle at Messiah North

Beginning this Sunday, July 18, at both the Hazel Dell and Messiah North campuses, you will have options in the way you receive Holy Communion. Hazel Dell Campus You may remain in your pew and use the Communion Packs that we have been using for the last few months, orYou may bring your Communion Pack to the altar rail, orYou may receive the element...
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