In light of the new COVID restrictions, and out of abundance of caution for our community, “Jump in the Car & Follow the Star: Living Nativity 2020” has been re-formatted:
Three Wise Men • Carolers • Candle Pick Up • Keepsake Ornament
Sunday, December 13 • 4-5 pm
You are invited to jump in the car and drive though Messiah’s parking lot on Sunday, December 13, 4-5 pm, for a quick Christmas Drive-Thru. Meet the three Wise Men (rumor has it Pastor Steve may be in costume!), hear a Christmas carol from our carolers, and pick up your Christmas Eve candles, glow sticks for the kids, and a keepsake Living Nativity ornament (while supplies last).
No ticket or reservation is required for this new event.
Can’t make it to the drive-thru? Don’t worry – additional Christmas Eve candles will be available in the church atrium Monday, December 14 through Wednesday, December 23 during office hours (Monday through Thursday 9 am-3 pm and Friday 9 am-noon). If you’d like us to mail Christmas Eve candles, leave a message (with your address and how many candles you’d like) for Carolyn Loeffler in the church office at (763) 473-6968 ext 101, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org by 2 pm Thursday, December 17 to ensure they arrive on time.
The culmination of the Christmas season at Messiah is our Candlelight Christmas Eve services. Each service has beautiful music, a message of hope, and the tradition of candlelight. Join us for Christmas Eve Online Worship, when we’ll light our candles together as we end each worship service with Silent Night: Wednesday, December 23 at 7 pm, or Thursday, December 24 at 2 pm, 8 pm, 9 pm and 11 pm. A 20-minute in-person worship, “Gather at the Manger,” will be offered on Thursday, December 24 at 5 pm. Click below for all the details. We may not be together in person this Christmas, but we’ll be together in the candlelight of Christmas. Christmas is not cancelled!
During our Christmas Drive-Thru we will be collecting non-perishable food items and other essentials for Iglesia Piedra Viva (IPV) that you can drop off from the safety of your car. Please bring any donations in paper bags or boxes so they can be safely collected. Monetary donations are also welcome and checks should be made out to Messiah Church (indicate “IPV” in the memo). Any donation is appreciated, although not required.
Please consider donating these often requested food & essential items:
- Beans* – dried or canned (black, pinto, kidney, etc.)
- Rice* – bags or boxed
- Cooking oil* – small or medium bottles
- Spaghetti sauce*
- Boxed mac & cheese or other boxed meals
- Peanut butter
- Jelly or jam*
- Canned vegetables
- Granola bars or other snack bars*
- Breakfast cereal
- Baby wipes*
- General household spray cleaners
- Dish soap
- Hand sanitizer
- Laundry detergent
- Body soap – bars or liquid
- Feminine products (pads only)
- Toilet paper
* Most needed items