Hurricane Michael Update


Hurricane Michael message from Panhandle Conference Dean, Pastor Tom Holdcraft:

"Messiah Lutheran Church and her members have encountered significant damage as a result of Hurricane Michael. The synod office is collecting donations to relocate Interim Pastor Mary N. since she encountered destruction in the rental home. Donations of money or gift cards would be helpful for congregants if you are able. Please keep them in prayers during this time of recovery and healing."

Gift cards are recommended for stores like Walmart, Home Depot, Target, etc. Please send gift cards to the synod office (3838 W. Cypress St, Tampa, FL 33607). Please send donations to the synod office with 'disaster relief' in the memo. Volunteers can register with Volunteer Florida for general relief and response. Monetary funds are being collected by Lutheran Disaster Response as well as Florida-Bahamas Synod Disaster Response Fund. The synod office will also be working with pastors and others to coordinate emotional, spiritual, and pastoral care and support for the community.

A prayer for those impacted by storms and other natural disasters:

Eternal God, in the midst of turmoil, storms and disasters-both locally and around the world-we pray for peace, restoration, and strength for those affected. We give thanks that your love is steadfast and your strength never fails. We pray for all in leadership positions in our communities, cities, states and nation that they may demonstrate courage and compassion as they seek to fulfill their responsibilities of providing care for those who seek guidance and relief. And, O Lord, in the midst of our own fears, by your Holy Spirit, grant us the gifts of faith, hope, and love and enfold us in your peace. Amen.




About us

Our Mission

Our mission is to be a people devoted to proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ, inviting others to become His disciples and dependable members of His church. 

Weekly 

Services

 Traditional 8:30 and 10:30 Contemporary

Traditional Service

Our Traditional services provide a structured liturgical style following traditional settings from the Lutheran Book of Worship. Music is provided by our organist and pianist, supporting our congregation in classic hymns. 

 

Contemporary Service

Our Contemporary Services offer a liturgical-based order of worship and use modern praise medleys let by a Praise Team and multi-piece band. 

Holy Communion

We practice "open" communion. This means the Sacrament of Holy Communion is open to all who have been baptized and who believe in the real presence of Jesus Christ in, under, and through the bread and wine, given for the forgiveness of sin, for life and salvation.