Messiah Messenger – March 2017

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Be refreshed and renewed this Lent! Messiah offers a wide variety of opportunities and resources to help you and your family improve your relationship with God and others…to perhaps even see God and yourself in a new way.

Save the dates:

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper – February 28 @6-8pm
With All Souls Episcopal (at their “Atlee House,” 9077 Atlee Road)

Ash Wednesday Service – March 1 @7pm
Communion service with imposition of ashes (in our sanctuary)

Soup Supper & Program – Wednesdays, March 8 through April 5 @6:30pm
With All Souls Episcopal at Messiah Lutheran
Topic: “Spirituality & Personality”: Knowing your personality type can be helpful in determining how best to relate to others, but it can also be useful to determine what form your spiritual practice might take. During our five week series, participants will complete a modified version of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) to determine their spiritual “temperament.”  We will then explore the spiritual practices that best suit your temperament, and in that process learn about ourselves and one another as we deepen our relationship with God.  Our evenings will end with a devotional that engages us in a form of prayer or worship that suits the personality type we have explored. (More details available in our newsletter and our website’s Updates page.

“500 Years of the Reformation” Speaker Series – Thursday, March 30 @7pm
Speaker: David Zhal, Director of Mockingbird, a non-profit ministry that seeks to connect the Christian faith with the realities of everyday life in fresh and down-to-earth ways. He also serves as the College Minister at Christ Church, Charlottesville. His first book, A Mess of Help: From the Crucified Soul of Rock N’ Roll, appeared in 2014. Most recently, David co-authored Law and Gospel: A Theology for Sinners (and Saints) with Will McDavid and Ethan Richardson. (Series topic is to be announced soon.)

For more information on these and our additional activities or community life, please download our March newsletter here: Messenger – March 2017

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