Our Ministry Goal
To encourage and support senior members and friends of our congregation as they continue "in communion with the Church" to "lead godly lives until the day of Jesus Christ" (Lutheran Book of Worship, p. 121).
Wednesday Morning Bible Study
This pastor-led Bible study, while open to everyone, attracts senior in particular, and not only from Messiah but from other churches too. It meets at 9 a.m. every Wednesday from September through May.
Ministry to the Homebound
Visitation Pastor Ron Morgan works with a team of Eucharistic ministers to ensure that Messiah's homebound members, almost all elderly, receive regular home visits with time for conversation and Holy Communion. Pastor Morgan will visit once a month and, if desired, a Eucharistic minister will pay a second monthly visit.
Several of our homebound members enjoy listening to CD's of Sunday services. We mail these every week together with a bulletin to anyone who wants them.
To request either home visitation or the weekly CD mailing call the church office (440-331-2405). For home visitation ask to speak with one of the pastors.
Parish Nursing Services
Messiah's parish nurse, Nancy Mickan, offers a variety of services available to all and of particular interest to seniors, including monthly blood pressure screenings. She checks regularly with people in recuperative care, and can offer advice about independent living and nursing care options. She has office hours at Messiah on Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. You may also contact her directly via email.