Care & Support
Messiah’s Congregational Care Ministry’s mission is to provide a ministry of care, compassion and hope to one another through acts of love. If you are in need of care, support or prayer, or would like to request a hospital visit, please contact Pastor Dick Ellis or call the church office at (763) 473-6968.
Congregational Care Team
The Congregational Care team is made up of church members who are trained to provide compassionate care through visits and phone calls.
The Congregational Care team meets weekly for one hour for prayer and coordination of care. We are networked through acts of compassion, visitation (Faith Community Nurse Ministry and Congregational Caregivers), encouragement (Barnabas Ministry), prayer (Prayer Chain and Prayer Shawl Ministries), Communion (Homebound Communion Ministry), and Pastoral Counseling.
Contact Pastor Dick Ellis or call the church office at (763) 473-6968.
The Prayer Chain actively prays for the needs of individuals, families and community as they become known to the church.
Contact Dee at email@example.com
Messiah is a church that believes in the benefits of prayer in our daily lives. If you would like to share a prayer concern with us, please fill out the form below. The prayer chain will respond with prayer as quickly as possible.
Faith Community Nurse
The Faith Community Nurse combines nursing and ministry to promote wellness in mind, body, and spirit through visits, counseling, education, and health promotion programs. Our Faith Community Nurse is available for office appointments, home visits, hospital visits, or visits to a care facility
Contact Jill Mahoney, RN, BSN, FCN or call the church office at (763) 473-6968.
Coping with the death of a loved one is one of life’s most stressful and difficult experiences. Messiah is a partner of the West Suburban Grief Coalition.
The grief support group meets every Thursday at local churches for a brief program on the various aspects of grief followed by small break-out groups. September through November, weekly meetings of this group will be here at Messiah. For a schedule of weekly discussion topics, visit www.westsuburbangriefmn.org.
All are invited to attend the Grief Coalition Candlelight Memorial Service and Dinner on Thursday, November 15, 6 pm at Messiah. This service is a special time to remember the death of a loved one and can help bring comfort, hope and healing for those experiencing grief. A catered dinner is served immediately following the service. Click here for an RSVP form to attend the dinner – please reply by Monday, November 12. Reservations are not needed if you attend only the memorial service.
Contact Pastor Dick Ellis or Cindy Hilbrands at (612) 801-2491.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Members of Messiah knit prayer and baptismal shawls for those in need of support and prayers from this church. Receiving a hand knit shawl serves as a reminder of the care and compassion given by those who serve on this ministry.
Contact Margaret at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Barnabas ministry is a ministry of encouragement for our church family. Each week a member of the Barnabas Team writes personal notes to members of our church family. These handwritten notes express our love, prayers, concerns, joy and sharing.
Contact Mickey at email@example.com
Homebound Communion Ministry
The purpose of the Homebound Communion ministry at Messiah is to extend the Lord’s Table, serving the sacrament of Holy Communion to members of our worship community who are unable to attend church worship services due to physical and/or health constraints. Recipients are identified through the pastors, family and church members, and the Congregational Care Team.
Lay members of the church take the prepared and consecrated elements of Holy Communion to serve homebound members.
Contact Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (763) 473-5263
Think you have a drinking problem? Desire to stop drinking? Wondering if AA is for you?
The Wayzata Step Group meets at Messiah on Thursday nights at 7:30 pm with groups for AA and ALANON. Each week they do a step and tradition, and men and women are welcome.
For more information, visit aaminneapolis.org