The Messiah Messenger eNews

Messiah Lutheran Church

801 High Street, Santa Cruz CA 95060

Friday July 10, 2020


15 The life of mortals is like grass,

they flourish like a flower of the field;

16 the wind blows over it and it is gone,

and its place remembers it now more.

17 But from everlasting to everlasting

the LORD’S love is with those who fear him,

and his righteousness with their children’s children-

Psalm 103:15-17


Board of Directors Meeting Tuesday 7/14

We will be discussing the 2020/2021 budget, scheduling the next Voters Meeting and discussing nominations for the next Board of Directors Members.  It will be a Zoom meeting, all members are welcome to attend, please contact Pastor Rice for Zoom log-in information.

Word of Concern

As we move through the new surge of the Covid-19 virus, we are watching restrictions closely.  We will continue to sanitize and be prepared for Sunday services, but please keep a close eye on the weekly eNews and Messiah website for any updates.  Should another shut down happen, we will send emails and post on the website.

Thursday Morning Bible Study

There will be NO bible study meetings the next 2 weeks 7/16 & 7/23

Meetings will resume via Zoom on Thu 7/30.

Food Pantry

We have had a few homeless visiting lately asking for food.

One, in particular, visits almost monthly, and asks for only Organic food.

If you feel inclined….our food pantry could use donations of organic canned/boxed foods.

Worship Services Resume!

Worship services have resumed. 

Please remember, if you attend the Sunday service in the sanctuary, we must follow the CDC and local health department guidelines. Masks must be worn, even outdoors, you may take them off once you enter your car. 

Masks and 6 feet of social distancing are required in the Narthex and the parking lot.

  1. As we gather, all participants will be asked to self-screen themselves for COVID 19 symptoms and exposures.
  2. Symptoms:
  3. Temperature of 100.4
  4. Coughing
  5. Shortness of breath
  6. New loss of taste or smell
  7. Congestion or runny nose
  8. Nausea
  9. Diarrhea
  10. Exposure
  11. Have you traveled in/out of a COVID 19 hotspot in the last two weeks?
  12. Have you or your family members been in the presence of someone who has been diagnosed with COVID 19 in the last two weeks?
  13. Sick or exposed individuals, or persons whose health conditions put them at risk are asked to stay at home, and call Pastor for personal prayer time.
  14. Everyone will be required to wear face masks covering their nose and mouth and must maintain a social distance of 6 feet. 
  15. We will take every person’s temperature as they enter the sanctuary. If you have a fever of 100.4 or above, you will not be admitted to the sanctuary.

Our Sunday Services will also continue online at 10am, and sometime after the service a link will be posted on our website under Events/Worship Online.  You will need to sign in on the home page.  If you do not have credentials to sign in, please email Pastor@messiah-lutheran.us.

The ZOOM meeting ID for Sunday Services will be Meeting ID: 485 087 170

Access the room using a smartphone, tablet or computer using this link:  https://zoom.us/j/485087170

You can also “listen” to the service without video by calling: +1 669 900 6833

Preschool Update

We are hopeful and planning to reopen the Preschool in August.  

An MLP parent has set up an Amazon Wish List for MLP.  Please check it out if you would like to contribute in any way.

THANK YOU to those who have made contributions to the Preschool.  It is very much appreciated.

General Fund Donation

During this time of Shelter in Place, Messiah still has expenses that need to be supported. We ask that you prayerfully consider keeping up with your stewardship commitments.

If you would like to maintain your stewardship commitments to support the ministry of Messiah Lutheran Church, mail your offering to Messiah Lutheran Church, 801 High Street, Santa Cruz CA 95060, or you can make a General Fund donation by clicking below.  Please email melody@messiah-lutheran.us a note of each online donation that you make so that we can include it in your offering statement.


    Daily Bible Readings    
10 F Judges 6:1-24 & Acts 14:19-:15-5
11 Sa Judges 6:25-40 & Acts 15:6-21
12 Su Judges 7:1-23 & Gal 1:1-24
13 M Judges 13:1-25 & Gal 2:1-21
14 Tu Judges 15:1-16:3 & Gal 3:1-22
15 W Judges 3:7-31 & Gal 3:23-4:11
16 Th Judges 16:4-30 & Gal 4:12-31
17 F 1 Sam 1:1-20 & Gal 5:1-26