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We are working out some bugs and I need to know how many of us are affected.

Thank You!  


Friday, May 13, 2022

13  Let them praise the name of the Lord,
for his name alone is exalted;
his majesty is above earth and heaven.
14  He has raised up a horn for his people,
praise for all his saints,
for the people of Israel who are near to him. Praise the Lord!

Psalm 148:13-14



Worship Services

Fifth Sunday of Easter - Traditional Organ Service 

Acts 11:1-18

Revelation 21:1-7

John 13:31-35


Worship service is hybrid:

Onsite & via Zoom. 

The ZOOM meeting ID is: 485 087 170

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

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



Please mask indoors if 

  • Vaccinated – Mask Recommended



  • Self-screening checklist
  • Sign in for contact tracing
  • Sanitize hands
  • Social distancing



The 72nd CNH District LCMS Convention

The Convention began with a welcome dinner and opening worship at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Fremont, CA. The food was delicious, the fellowship time was uplifting, and the time of worship was amazing! To God be the glory!

Friday at the District Convention brought the re-election of District President Michael Lange... 

...and the election of Rev. Mitchell Gowen (Our Savior, Aiea) as the First Vice President. He replaces Rev. Dr. Tom Zelt (Prince of Peace, Fremont) who served 13 years as First Vice President. 

The first day of Convention business had time of recognition for the partnership with the Pacific Southwest District and Northwest District, updates on Missions, Schools, and LCEF, and encouraging words from leaders around the District. Emeritus Presidents Rev. Dr. Robert Newton and Rev. Dr. Walter Tietjen also greeted the Convention.

On the final day of the District Convention, Texas District President Rev. Dr. Michael Newman took the stage to share an inspiring message on our LCMS DNA of People, Multiplication, Truth, Adaptability, and Self-Sacrifice. Proceedings concluded with a closing worship and installation of the elected members.

If you’d like to see videos of the devotions, keynote speakers and other conference happenings, you can find them on the CNH LCMS district Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CNHDistrictLCMS.


Work Party – TOMORROW!

Saturday 5/14 10:00am.

Most of our regulars are out of town and we really need your help. 

A few of the items to check off the list this week are….

  • Reinstall bathroom sign for Chapel breezeway bathrooms
  • Light water heater in PreK Hut building
  • Preschool back gate latch has problems
  • Install soaker hose/drip line in chapel garden
  • Repair fire extinguisher mount at mezzanine in JH



Sunday Supper – THIS SUNDAY!

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5/15 MENU

Chili Verde

Rice & Beans


A Fundraising Series every 2nd Sunday.

Pick up a box lunch after worship service.

Take it home, or fellowship lunch in the Johnson Hall.

RSVP is required to reserve a meal, pay at pick-up.

Call the office 423-8330 to ensure your RSVP is counted. 

$15.00 each meal.




UCSC Study Hall Volunteers Needed!

MLC is bringing back the Study Hall for UCSC student for the first time in the last couple COVID years, and we need your help.

Volunteers are needed for:

  • Host / Greeter  **we still have many time slots open for volunteers, signup sheet is in the Narthex**
  • Buyer – purchase supplies *filled*
  • Johnson Hall set up on Saturday 6/4

The study hall will be Saturday 6/4 thru Tuesday 6/7 from 12:00pm – 9:00pm.  A sign up sheet is in the Narthex, call the office at (831)423-8330 or let Pastor know if you are interested and available to help.




Opportunity Table Yard Sale

Next Saturday 5/21 8:00am – 2:00pm

Please come and check out the Opportunity Table on the front lawn at Messiah on Saturday May 21 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM.

Sell some of your stuff if you would like.

Proceeds will be split between MLC * ML Preschool * Caroline's Thrift * (Community Outreach) and Eastern Star (where 1/2 of the stuff we will be selling came from). 

If you have time to help for a bit, it would be appreciated.

Thanks for being generous.




Mission & Ministry Team

Pastor and Jonathan are revitalizing the M&M Team!

If you would like to be involved and help organize community events such as Summer BBQs, Oktoberfest and other fellowship opportunities, please contact Jonathan or Pastor.



Heads UP!  Board Briefs

👀The semi-annual Board Briefs email will be sent later today, please watch for it.



Mark Your Calendars!

  • Sun 6/5   11:30   Congregation Financial Forum, Sanctuary
  • Sun 6/12 11:30   Voters Meeting, Johnson Hall
    • Election of 3 Board Members
      • Shirley Busch, Tim Morgan, Jonathan Mueller
    • 2022/23 Budget



You Are Invited



Mt. Calvary Feast of the Ascension Service

Mt. Calvary has invited MLC to their service on the Feast of the Ascension on Thursday, May 26 at 7:00pm.



A Visitor’s Thank You

Pat and Jan Malone worshiped at MLC while visiting the Santa Cruz area and sent a nice thank you card.

Messiah Friends – 

Just wanted to let you know we’ve had a safe trip home to Michigan’s U.P.  We enjoy worshipping with you while we’re in Santa Cruz and plan to see you again next Feb. & March.

Pat and Jan Malone



Congratulations Erin!

Erin Busch, M.Ed.



Thursday Morning Bible Study

Thursday at 9:30am, 1 John chapter 3.

Access the room using a smartphone, 

tablet or computer using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/450934553?pwd=VW13cmxaWU9TeW02c2JGMnZVRDNJQT09

Zoom meeting ID: 450 934 553

Call the office at (831)423-8330 for passcode.

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



Preschool Update

We have updated our MLP Amazon Wish List.

To give a donation via the Preschool’s Amazon Wish List, please click the blue button:




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If you would like to make a donation 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.