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  • Monday - Friday
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Worship Service
    – 8:00 AM
  • Worship Service
    – 11:00 AM
  • Weekly Bible Study
    – 6:30 PM
  • Weekly Bible Study
    – 10:30 AM
  • Advent Soup Luncheon
    – 11:30 AM
  • Advent Midweek Service
    – 12:15 PM
  • Worship Service
    – 5:00 PM
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Living in the NOW and the NOT YET

Third Sunday of Advent

In this season of Advent, we stand in the discomforting quiet of waiting for the salvation of the Lord while simultaneously seeing that very salvation breaking into the world around us. Like John the Baptist we ask Jesus “are you here, or should we still wait?” The answer to this question is “yes.” Yes, Jesus is here among us in his body and blood at the eucharist. But we wait for the day when he returns. Yes, Jesus is here among us bringing peace and reconciliation. But we wait for the day when he will make all things new. The new life promised by the coming of a savior is both realized and still to come. We who live in the Christian faith do so as people searching the world around us for signs of God’s kingdom. Gathering as Christ’s body on earth, we have a sort of duel-citizenship in the now and the not-yet as we both proclaim that Christ is among us and also fervently pray “even so, come Lord Jesus.” As believers, our hope does not rest in the efforts of our piety or in the comfort of the hereafter. Rather, our hope is in the promises of a gracious, faithful God; promises fulfilled before our eyes and those not yet seen. We long for the day in which, like Isaiah’s vision of what will be, the blind see and the lame leap like deer. Yet we tell what we see and hear around us: that the dead are raised and the poor receive good news. The day is here and yet still we wait. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

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Messiah Lutheran Church
2691 NE Pine Island Rd
Cape Coral, Florida 33909
Phone 239.995.0133
Fax 239.995.2720
Upcoming Events
Children's Christmas Pageant

KC Children's Christmas Pageant will be shared during the 11:00 am service on Sunday, December 8, 2019.

Choir Christmas Concert

The Chancel Choir, Messiah Motet, and Handbell Choirs will present "Sounds of the Season" on Sunday, December 15th at 3:00 pm.

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Friday-January 17

Saturday-January 18

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