“Living in God’s grace, we reach out to welcome All with Christ’s love”
Messiah Lutheran Church was formed in March of 1973. Messiah is the result of a merger between two Washburn Churches. Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church was founded by Swedish settlers in the late 1800’s. The Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church was also founded in the late 1800’s. After years of operating independently, the two churches proposed a merger. After several years of discussion, the two churches finally completed the merger in March of 1973. The new church was named Messiah Lutheran. Messiah now has over 200 members.
Messiah is also a Reconciling in Christ (RIC) Church, meaning that we welcome and strive to incorporate all persons, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation, into full participation in the church. We welcome you to join us for worship or one of our many special community or ministry events.
Messiah Sunday Service with Holy Communion - 8:30 a.m.
Our services are open to everyone. We love making new friends. Whether you live in the area or are here visiting friends or relatives, or are enjoying a vacation in the northland, we welcome you to join us! You are also invited to enjoy a cup of coffee and a snack during Coffee Fellowship following most Sunday Services.
231 West 5th Street, Washburn, Wisconsin 54891
First Lutheran Port Wing Sunday Service with Holy Communion - 10:45 a.m.
We welcome everyone to join us.
83105 Washington Avenue, Port Wing, Wisconsin 54865
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What's Happening at Messiah
Saturday, Feb. 25, 8:30am—4:00 pm, “We Are Called...To Serve With Justice” in Eau Claire! Youth & adults are invited to engage in conversation about racial justice and how Christians have a unique calling to justice & peace in the world. Please call the church at 715-373-5378 if interested.
Wednesday, March 1, Ash Wednesday service at Messiah! We’ll start out with supper at 5:30, followed by a 6:00 worship with the choir and distribution of ashes. Everyone is welcome.
Saturday, March 4 - The Prophets” Bible Study led by Pastor Don Nickolson is done. Don has volunteered to teach a class on Revelation if we get at least 8 people who want to take this class. Call 373-5378 to let us know you want to sign up. This class will be on Saturdays at 9:00 am starting on March 4.
Sunday, March 5, Giving Sunday. Today's message will be about giving and how we can keep our church community strong. We hope everyone attends today!
Sunday, March 12, Heaven's Helping Hands to meet following Sunday Service. Everyone is Welcome!
Saturday, March 18, “Walking Together” at UWEC! Synod conference filled with great workshops.
Vivian Swanson had her 90th Birthday Party in the church basement following worship on January 22nd. Happy Birthday Vivian! We enjoyed celebrating with you on this special day.
If anyone would like to pull a month (or more) stint on helping clean the church, please contact Bob Leis at 715-373-1087. By utilizing volunteers to clean the church we are saving considerable money by not hiring a janitorial service. There are cleaning jobs available that would only take about an hour a week!
Congregation Approves 2017 Budget
Sunday, February 5, 2017 - During the Annual Meeting, Messiah members approved the 2017 Operating Budget for the Church. The total projected expenses for 2017 is $112,620. Projected income in the approved budget is $102,878 leaving a projected deficit of $9,742.00. In order for us to meet our projected expenses we need to raise $9,385 per month through contributions and fundraisers. In January, we raised $8,756.27. We have some work to do!
We have designated March 5th as Giving Sunday. We will be asking members to pledge their planned giving for 2017 in terms of dollars and/or in terms of gifts of time and talent. We hope to see everyone there.
To see a copy of the 2017 budget, click here.
How to Donate to Messiah
2017 Giving Envelopes are here. If you haven't picked up yours, please contact Cheryl Follis.
Simply Giving - It's an easy way to contribute to Messiah. Our church offers electronic giving, which allows you to make donations on a scheduled, automatic basis. If you are writing checks and preparing envelopes every week, you will especially appreciate electronic giving. It's convenient for you and provides a much-needed donation consistency for our church. Forms are available from the Ushers on Sundays. Fill out the form and drop it in the collection plate. Donations will automatically be deducted from you savings or checking account.
To view and print the electronic giving form, click here.
Business Card Bulletin Ads Now Accepted
The Council approved a policy allowing one business card ad in each Sunday Bulletin. If you would like to place an ad, you need to provide a camera ready business card size ad. The cost is $25.00 per ad. Drop your ad and the cash at the church office by the end of the day on Thursday. Please share this information with area businesses that may be interested in buying an ad.
Pastor Nancy and Messiah Lutheran Church,
We would like to extend our deepest gratitude and feelings of
honor for being married by you at our home church. It is such a blessed thing to be the first same-sex couple wed at Messiah! The ceremony was gorgeous, the sermon lovely, and the music perfect. Thank you so, so much for a ceremony to create a lifelong
commitment to one another. We are so fortunate to belong in this church, in this community.
All our love,
Kate & Katie
We Are Called…...
To Serve With Justice
Calling for justice and proclaiming God’s Love for the world.
Youth and adults are invited to attend this one-day event where, together, we will engage in conversation about racism and how we as Christians have a unique calling to justice and peace in the world.
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Metropolis-Eau Claire, WI
Joining us for this event will be
Rev. Bishop Herman Yoos from
the South Carolina Synod.
Contact Messiah at 715-373-5378 for more information.
This event is sponsored by the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin Youth Board.
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