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 Steve Richards at (763) 473-6968 ext 102.
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 Steve Richards 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 Sally 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.
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 and weekly meetings of this support group gather on Thursdays at various churches on a rotating basis. Through May 26, the Grief Coalition meetings will be held at Gethsemane Lutheran Church (715 Minnetonka Mills Road, Hopkins) from 4:30-6 pm discussing various aspects of grief. For more information on the Grief Coalition, visit www.westsuburbangriefmn.org.
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
Caregiver Coffee Hour
Are you caring for someone with memory loss? Have a cup of coffee while chatting with other caregivers, share stories and struggles, and give and receive comfort and encouragement. This is a place to find faith-filled hope with a sprinkling of prayer. This groups meets every other week on Thursdays from 9-10 am in the Lakeside East room. Contact Kay for a list of upcoming meeting dates.
Contact Kay at email@example.com
Are you worried about someone with a drinking problem? Have you been hurt or embarrassed by someone with a drinking problem? Al‑Anon can help you learn how to cope with the challenges of someone else’s drinking.
Al‑Anon meetings offer the opportunity to learn from the experiences of others who have faced similar problems. This group meets weekly on Thursdays from 7-8 pm at Messiah.
For more information, visit al-anon.org