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LIVESTREAM
Schedule

November 15th - 9:30 am
November 29th - 9:30 am
December 13th - 9:30 am
December 27th - 9:30 am

Our LIVESTREAM should begin
approx. 15mins prior to service.

COVID-19 EMERGENCY

UPDATE - NOVEMBER 1, 2020

VIRTUAL CHURCH IS ALWAYS OPEN

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LIMITED IN-PERSON WORSHIP
RESUMES NOVEMBER 15TH
(Subject to Change based on Area Conditions)
Space is Limited, and Reservations are Required.

 

FIRST AND THIRD SUNDAYS
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On the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the Month, we continue to offer Virtual Worship with Drive-Thru Communion
In addition to our Online Virtual Worship, we will be offering the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion on a Drive-Thru basis. Distribution will occur in the Messiah Parking Lot from 9:30 am to 10:00 am. Physical Distancing measures and other guidelines will be observed including

a) All participants in each vehicle will be required to wear a mask.
b) Please keep your windows down until directed to open them by the Communion Minister
c) If you are experiencing any symptoms of illness please remain home.
d) If you have been in the presence of someone who has COVID19, or been notified that you have been exposed to COVID19, please remain home.

SECOND AND FOURTH SUNDAYS
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On the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the Month, we will offer In-Person Worship. There will be one service only, at 9:30 am. Seating is limited, and reservations will be required. You can reserve your space online by clicking the button

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or by phoning the parish office during business hours. The service will be an abbreviated version, with instrumental music only. For the safety of all, masks will be required to be worn for the duration of the entire worship service. We will maintain physical distancing with regards to seating. Persons from the same family group will be seated together. Unfortunately, we are unable to allow for any social interaction prior to, or after the service. More information on the In-Person Worship service will be included in our email UPdates. Reservations will open on Mondays, two weeks prior to the service, and will be able to be made up to 5:00 pm on the evening prior to the service, or until all seats are filled.

The Parish Administrative and Pastoral Care offices remain available by appointment only. You may reach out to a member of the staff by email.

pastor@messiahnfm.org
john.renfroe@messiahnfm.org
office@messiahnfm.org

 

Welcome

Office Hours

  • During this time of
    Public Health Emergency
    The Pastoral Staff will
    be available by appointment

Disciples Engaged in Mission

Hospital Visitation Request
  • SUNDAY - NOVEMBER 22nd - 9:30AM

We Embody the Presence of Christ


Festival of Christ the King - November 22, 2020

It is possible that the biggest barrier to accepting this as our lifelong vocation is not a lack of faith but a lack of imagination.

On this final Sunday of the liturgical year, we receive a parable from Jesus challenging and inspiring our imaginations to grasp our whole vocation that is celebrated in baptism: to embody Christ in every moment and to engage every part of our world as Christ’s redeemed creation.

The parable of the sheep and the goats has sometimes been used to instill fear of God’s judgment. However, it is possible that Jesus’ point here is to urge his disciples to share God’s generous saving grace with all. Jesus’ parables consistently offer a simple setting and story, but behind them lie a world of rich meaning that takes a lifetime to unpack. For this reason, Jesus’ parables are important texts for the postmodern church, which is hungry for a story, connection, and for meaning for our faithful lifelong questions.

With shepherding texts from Ezekiel and the Psalms as well as Ephesians, an epistle written to build faith, we have a constellation of texts that make the shape of God’s intimate—even incarnational—love of creation. The parable even suggests that being merely intentional about ministry in the name of Jesus is not the point. After all, both “sheep” and “goats” groups are equally shocked at the news that Jesus was present in those relationships involving thirst, imprisonment, and so forth. Instead, Jesus seems to invite us to wonder what’s at the deepest foundation of our presence and purpose—and perhaps even walk away faithfully bewildered at the possibilities of God’s kingdom being practiced on earth as it is in heaven.

What if we really do embody the presence of Christ?

(c)2020 Sundays and Seasons

Contact Information  
Messiah Lutheran Church
2691 NE Pine Island Rd
Cape Coral, Florida 33909
Phone 239.995.0133
Fax 239.995.2720
Mobile 941.548.6163
SUNDAY SCHEDULE

November 22
Virtual Worship
Drive-Thru Communion

November 29
In-Person Worship
Reservations Open 11/16

December 6
VIrtual Worship
Drive-Thru Communion

December 13
In-Person Worship
Reservations Open 12/7

December 20
Virtual Worship
Drive-Thru Communion

December 27
In-Person Worship
Reservations Open 12/21

Plans for Christmas Worship
are being made and will be
announced shortly.

All of the above is subject to
change based on local virus
conditions.

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