Friday June 11, 2021


12  The righteous flourish like the palm tree
   and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
13  They are planted in the house of the Lord;
   they flourish in the courts of our God.
14  They still bear fruit in old age;
   they are ever full of sap and green,
15  to declare that the Lord is upright;
   he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

Psalm 92:12-15




Join us this Sunday for a special sermon message from our District President, Pastor Mike Lang.

Worship services are hybrid - onsite & via Zoom. 

The ZOOM meeting ID for Sunday Services is Meeting ID: 485 087 170. 

Access the room using a smartphone, tablet or computer using this link:

You may also ‚Äúlisten‚ÄĚ to the service without video by calling: +1 669 900 6833.

Covid Safety Requirements For All Who Enter

  • Self-screening checklist
  • Face covering/mask
  • Temperature check
  • Sign in for contact tracing
  • Sanitize hands
  • Social distancing




Tech help for Sunday Services

Thank you, Nathan, for helping with the power point slides!!

We still need a couple more volunteers to occasionally click through our slides on Sundays.  If you are available to help with the Power Point slides during worship, please contact Melody at or call the office at 831-423-8330.

Readers for Sunday Services

Jonathan is seeking volunteers for Sunday Worship Readings.  If you are interested, please reach out and let him know.




Study will resume on Thursday July 1st.







Hello Pastor, 

I want to take this opportunity to thank you for the BEST blood drive so far.  We welcomed 42 people through the door, there were two deferrals, one double red cell donation, giving us a total of 39 whole blood productive units, and since the double counts as two, that is a total 41 productive units.  Out of the 42 through the door, we welcomed eight first time donors, which we hope they become regular donors. 

Since each whole blood productive unit is separated into three blood components, the 39 productive units impacted the lives of approximately 117 patients, and the double red cell donation impacted two lives, for a total of approximately 119 lives saved.  That’s impressive, considering we are hosting blood drives at the church every two months. 

We are so thankful to Messiah Lutheran Church for helping us meet the need of those needing a lifesaving blood transfusion. The tragic event last week in San Jose reminds us all how important it is to donate regularly. After all, it's the blood we have on hand and available at a moment’s notice that becomes critical when the unexpected occurs.  Hosting the blood drive on the Friday before the Memorial Day weekend really makes a huge impact on the lives of others. 

Our next blood drive at Messiah Lutheran Church will be on Friday, July 30.

On behalf of the patients we serve, we thank you!




Our next prep day will be Thursday, July 8.




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Summer School at MLP is off to a wonderful start!  The children are thrilled to be back.

Thanks to a generous donation from a member of the congregation, a Thrivent matching grant, and a grant from United Way we were able to fund over $1200 in fence repair over our brief break.  The alumni contractor I hired to do the work ended up generously donating his labor costs.  He said while he was doing the fence work he was reminded of the years his son attended MLP and he was so grateful.  (His son is now in middle school.)

God is so good.    

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    Daily Bible Readings    
11 F Prov 9:1-18 & John 13:21-38
12 Sa Prov 10:1-23 & John 14:1-17
13 Su Prov 13:1-25 & John 14:18-31
14 M Prov 14:1-27 & John 15:1-11
15 Tu Prov 15:1-29 & John 15:12-27
16 W Prov 16:1-24 & John 16:1-16
17 Th Prov 17:1-28 & John 16:17-33
18 F Prov 20:5-25 & John 17:1-26