This Easter Season, join Messiah Church to celebrate the life, death & resurrection of Jesus.
Palm Sunday Online Worship
Sunday, March 28 @ 8:45 am & 10 am CT or on demand anytime*
Celebrate by participating virtually in our annual Palm Processional. Join us online as we wave palms together and sing to re-enact Jesus’ triumphant arrival into Jerusalem!
To participate in the Palm Processional from home, pick up a live palm branch at our Drive-Thru Baby Shower on Saturday, March 27 from 11 am-12 pm, click below for directions on how to make your own paper “palm” ahead of time, or just wave your God-given palms!
Maundy Thursday Worship Walk with Communion
Thursday, April 1 @ 4:30-6 pm CT
Join us for a special in-person participatory Maundy Thursday observance. Our Maundy Thursday Worship Walk starts outside for registration. Proceed through the church front doors to Heritage Hall, where you’ll find reflection stations with scripture and prayer to prepare your heart for a lake view station of prayer and confession. Finally, end in the sanctuary centered in front of the cross to receive communion from one of our pastors. Masked and distanced, the full experience is designed to last 10-12 minutes.
For those of you that can’t be with us in-person on Maundy Thursday, join us for our 7 pm online experience with virtual communion and a visit from three of Jesus’ disciples.
Maundy Thursday Online Worship with Virtual Communion
Thursday, April 1 @ 7 pm CT or on demand anytime*
A reflective remembrance of Christ’s Last Supper including virtual communion and a brief visit with some of the participants from that evening’s meal 2000 years ago – be prepared with your bread and a cup of juice or water to participate at home.
Good Friday Online Worship
featuring the premiere of I Call Your Name: Seven Last Words from the Cross
Friday, April 2 @ 7 pm CT or on demand anytime*
Join us for the premiere of I Call Your Name: Seven Last Words from the Cross, the new seven-movement choral work by composer Connor J. Koppin and lyricist Brian Newhouse. Commissioned by Messiah Church, this compelling work “touches on Christ’s last words from the cross as recorded from the point of view of a person in our own time experiencing the precious last breaths of life. This is a very human seven last words.” Join us for this moving worship experience performed in its entirety with a chamber orchestra and directed by Dr. Matthew Ferrell.
a KID Street Easter
Saturday, April 3 @ 9 am CT or on demand beginning Sunday, April 4 @ 8 am*
An online family-friendly Easter worship designed for preschool through 5th graders and their families. Celebrate the Risen One with our Kid Street Chorus, “A Squared” who discuss the true reason for Easter, and of course our pal DT Sheep! Put on your dancing shoes, and get ready to clap, sing, and learn about growing closer to God!
Past episodes of KID Street are always available on our YouTube channel.
Easter Sunday Online Worship
Sunday, April 4 @ 8:45 am and 10 am CT or on demand anytime*
Celebrate online at both services, when we rejoice that He is alive! Join us at 8:45 am for a traditional Easter service or 10 am for a contemporary Easter service…both with special music and the Easter message Resurrection Power.
* Worship times listed are Central Time (CT). These services will be online-only and live streamed at www.MessiahChurch.org/live, and available on demand following each broadcast at www.MessiahChurch.org/live/ondemand.
Easter Offering: Bloom Early Learning & Child Care and Imara International
Our 2021 Easter Offering supports Bloom Early Learning & Child Care scholarships and Imara International:
Bloom Early Learning & Child Care is a nonprofit early learning center located here at Messiah Church, with a special mission to make the highest quality childcare, programs and curriculum accessible to the entire community. Last year, to keep Bloom’s programs fully staffed, they started a temporary school-age program for the staff’s children. This program had room for just a handful of other kids, and one of their alumni scholarship families was desperate for care. Without it, mom would have had to quit her job and lose the momentum of financial stability she had built up. Scholarships for her boys to attend this school-age program were an answer to prayer, powered by generous donations to Bloom’s Shirley Robinson Scholarship Fund. The Easter offering supports this scholarship, providing this necessary tuition assistance. Our goal is to provide Bloom with $15,861, the cost of a scholarship to support a preschooler for all-day, year-round care. For more information on Bloom, visit www.bloomearlylearning.org.
Imara International, one of Messiah Church’s covenant mission partners, is a US based nonprofit working in Kenya to provide an opportunity for teenage mothers to earn a high school degree and learn marketable skills to support themselves and their children. Imara fosters a safe, healthy environment where respect, faith, and teamwork are a central focus. Infants and children who are part of the Imara family are provided healthcare and early childhood education. As a result of the pandemic, it is no longer possible for the Imara moms and school-aged children to attend school outside the Imara home. As a result, Imara has hired teachers and purchased supplies to provide education opportunities in-house. Our goal is to provide Imara with $28,000, the estimated cost for educating 20 moms and their children for a year. For more information on Imara, visit www.imarainternational.org.
Give throughout the month of April, online (below) by selecting “Easter Offering” and indicating a recipient, by texting a dollar amount to (763) 333-2673 and following the prompts, or by mailing a check (indicate “Bloom” or “Imara” in the memo) to: Messiah Church, 17805 County Road 6, Plymouth, MN 55447. Undesignated gifts will be evenly distributed.