I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6 NRSV

Dear Member and Friend of Messiah Lutheran Church,

As the busy-ness of this year ends, it is an opportune time to pause and reflect about the work we have accomplished together, and which we hope to complete in the coming year. Our 2015 theme is Here for Good, and there are many ways Messiah is here for good—for the good of the church, the community, and the world.

Pastoral Interns Ben and Kristen have often remarked that Messiah is “unusually gifted” in terms of how active, involved, and age-diverse we are as a congregation—a big complement and a good thing! We use our gifts to accomplish a lot of good for Jesus' sake. We consistently demonstrate that we are here for good. Messiah is a place that ...

Worships and welcomes passionately:

Serves generously:
Comforts compassionately:

Thank you for your ministry, and the many ways you have helped proclaim the Good News of Jesus, and participated in the work of Messiah Lutheran Church—here for good. Soon we will celebrate the birth of Jesus, the One who changes everything ... for good.

As we look back and look forward, I invite you to consider making a financial gift that furthers Messiah’s participation for good in the mission of Jesus Christ. You may make a gift at Messiah’s website: messiahvancouver.org, and click “Give” on the top-right. The online method is safe and secure and will appear on your annual giving statement.
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We know that whatever good we do ultimately belongs to God, and will be brought to completion in Jesus Christ (Phi. 1:6). Thank you for all you have done to participate in this mission. We look forward to the future, and the work we will continue to do for Christ’s sake.

Together we are Messiah Lutheran Church, the Body of Christ ... here for good.

Yours in Christ,
Prs. Peter & Kathleen Braafladt