Addressing the sin of violence

My Dear Sisters and Brothers, In a holy sanctuary, less than five hours from our beloved diocese, families walked into the Tree of Life synagogue for a Shabbat service. Women, men and children beginning their sacred service with prayers of gratitude for life. A man filled with hate and rage, encouraged by a society that seems to worship at the altar of hate and violence, walked in and proceeded to slay the innocent. As he shouted, "all Jews must die," eleven beautiful children of a loving God were slaughtered because of hate. Many others, including first responders, were also grievously injured in this attack. Do not be misled, this is hate. As a culture we normalize violence, we rationalize

VESTRY HIGHLIGHTS from October 15, 2018

Here are just a few of the topics that came up during the October Vestry meeting: Diocesan Convention is open to everyone and runs from Friday, November 9 through Saturday, November 10, 2018, held at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral. Thank you in advance to our delegates this year, Barbara Stevenson and Brenda Weir. Additional information is available at https://www.diopa.org/diocesan-convention-2018/. If you would like to attend, contact Kristen Kelly or Jennifer Tucker at 215-627-6434 Our 2019 Stewardship campaign begins on October 21, 2018. Please help us save on postage by picking up your envelope in the Narthex. Your pledge is essential to continuing successful ministries and f

Dine & Donate - Friday October 19

Join us for fun and fellowship on Friday October 19 at The Greene Turtle Restaurant 5 pm - 8 pm 1110 Bethlehem Pike Montgomeryville, PA Present our event flyer to the wait staff 20% of your bill (dine-in only) will be donated to Church of the Messiah

CROP Walk for Hunger - Saturday October 21, 2018

You can help make a difference in local AND global hunger by walking in our CROP Hunger Walk this year on 10/21. To sign up to be a Walker, see Diana Mulroy to get more information. If you can't walk, please sponsor a Walker. There will be a sing up table in the Narthex on Sunday or check out the web page by going to: www.crophungerwalk.org/lansdalepa. Under "Find a walker or team", search for "Church of the Messiah".

Kids' Fall Fest - Sunday October 28

All kids are invited for pumpkin painting, games, crafts and snacks. Sign up in the Narthex to reserve a pumpkin. Please join us! If you have any questions or if you are able to help out, please contact Tiffany Reichley at tmreichley@gmail.com Sunday, October 28 from 11:00-12:30 in the Parish Hall.

"Following the Way of Jesus" Discussion Group 10/10 thru 11/14

STARTING Wednesdays, October 10– November 14, 2018 – 10:30 to noon in the Guild Room Are we really following Jesus? We read his story, hear his gospel lessons week after week, but do we live out what they teach us? We will learn of the Jesus Movement which is centered in the “Way of Love” and of a process to live in a way of love. Come be part of this important conversation. Please sign up on the sheet in the narthex or call the church office – 215-699-9204 by October 3, 2018. Please indicate if you would like the book ordered for you, it costs $11.00 (to be collected at our first meeting.) or you can order a Kindle edition through Amazon at $8.79.

“Unforgettable” Concert @ Messiah November 17

Cordus Mundi Presents “Unforgettable” Concert Bucks County-based male a cappella group Cordus Mundi, led by Messiah music leader Rick Rosen, opens the 2018-2019 season with a collection of memorable music, entitled “Unforgettable”. Cordus Mundi will be singing at Church of the Messiah Saturday, November 17 @ 7:30 p.m. “Unforgettable” includes mostly a cappella music from a wide range of composers, and in a wide range of musical styles. Composers include Morley, Poulenc, Gibbs, DiOrio, Barnum, Moore, Rudoi, and more. J. David Moore’s beautiful Epitaph, premiered by Cordus Mundi last season, will receive its second performance, and Barnum’s The Young Man’s Song, co-commissioned by the group, w

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