Advent/Christmas at Messiah 2019


Sunday, Dec. 15th  The Third Sunday in Advent

8:00 am Rite I with Communion

10:00 am Children’s Christmas Pageant with music and Communion


Friday, Dec. 20th  The Darkest Night of the Year

6:00 pm  A time for the community to gather to remember and honor our sadness, brokenness, disappointments and loss with quiet reflection, readings, music, and candle lighting


Sunday, Dec. 22nd  The Fourth Sunday in Advent

8:00 am Rite I with Communion

10:00 am Rite II with music and Communion

12:00 pm noon Flower/Music Donation Deadline


Christmas Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 24th

5:00 pm Family Service (Communion with Special Music and brass quartet)

9:30 pm Music and Carols

10:00 pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Service (Communion with music for harp and brass quartet, carols, candlelight, and sermon)


Christmas Day, Wednesday, Dec. 25th

10:00 am Communion with Carols


Please click to see:

Fr. Richard’s Christmas letter 2019

Christmas Music form 2019

Ponsettia form 2019


Getting Involved

As important as Sunday Worship is, our life together is filled with many opportunities to serve others and to experience community. From the Food Pantry, our Sunday Morning education forum, to the Third Thursday Luncheon program, the Messiah Community is busy and engaged. See our Calendar of Events below or click here to view a full list of our Programs: Oureach, Education, and Community Events.

Click here to see Messiah’s Annual Report for 2019.

The Capital Campaign

The Parish is currently in the process of raising a significant amount of money to address the long-standing issues of water infiltration through our roof and walls and the resulting damage to the building. In addition to the nearly $2 million pledged by members of the congregation, we are looking to grants and community businesses and institutions to help us in this important work. If you’d like to be part of this historic capital campaign, please email the Parish Office, or talk to Fr. Richard.


Date Time Event
Thursday, December 19 9:30 am - 1:30 pm Parish Office Open
Thursday, December 19 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm AA Meeting
Thursday, December 19 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Al-Anon Meeting


  • Ushers
  • Readers
  • Chalice Bearers
  • Altar Guild
  • Acolytes
  • Coffee Hour Hosts

Readings for this coming Sunday