Messiah Messenger – August 2015

A Christian is always in the process of becoming, never in the state of having become. The Christian life is not being pious but becoming pious, not being healthy but becoming healthy, not being but becoming, not rest but exercise. We are not yet [what we are to be], but we are becoming it. It is not yet done and has not yet happened. It is, however, going on and coming to be. It is not the end, but it is the way. — Martin Luther

Before Christianity was known as Christianity, it was called by some “the Way.” Indeed, Jesus is our way to both abundant and eternal life; one that begins now and reaches fullness with Christ’s promised return. There’s joy on this journey especially when we travel as one body as God designed. So please strive to regularly join us for worship, fellowship and service. Participate in our many bible studies and educational programs. It’s a means to an end. It will help us all grow in faith, hope and love. It leads us to become what we were created and called to be – Christ’s church together.

Read our newsletter here: Messenger – August 2015

Please note:

1) Our summer schedule ends with Messiah’s unified “Grow & Go!” service and potluck starting at 11:00 am on August 2nd. (All Souls will meet separately at 9:30 am.) James Norman will be our special speaker to reflect upon his time in Detroit and as a high school youth at Messiah. He will start at George Mason University in late August.

2) We return to two services (8:00 am & 11:00 am) on August 9th until a decision is made about any potential time changes for services this fall.

3) Your elected council leaders intend to update the congregation with information on this as well as an update on our school at a special congregational meeting, Sunday, August 16th, at 9:30 am (between services) in the fellowship hall.

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