Messiah Lutheran Church
13901 Clopper Rd. Germantown, MD 20874
(301) 972-2130

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Moses in the Bulrushes Fundraiser

Posted on: September 5th, 2019 by Edward Lamberton

Imagine this creative painting, “Moses in the Bulrushes,” hanging in the spacious entryway of your home. Or, perhaps it would look better in your living room. This 411/2” x 411/2” work of art is for sale.

Dr. He Qi, award winning painter, is the artist and has numerous exhibitions nationally, as well as internationally. He was the first among Mainland Chinese to earn a Ph.D. in Religious Art after the Cultural Revolution. The motivation for his paintings took root during the Cultural Revolution in China, which devastated his family. Dr. He Qi found himself drawn to Western Christian Art. This led him to study God’s Word and find faith and hope in Jesus Christ. His work is a personal outreach to the Chinese people. As part of that outreach, Dr. He Qi donated this painting to Messiah’s Chinese Ministry. Ruth Horak and her late husband, Dave, purchased his artwork, and Ruth is donating it back to Messiah’s Chinese Ministry. Thank you, Ruth!

If you would like to own “Moses in the Bulrushes,” please contact Messiah Lutheran Church at 301-972-2130. There is no set price, but let’s make it a fair deal. All proceeds from the sale will benefit Messiah’s Chinese Ministry. For additional information about the artist, visit

Easter Sunday

Posted on: April 17th, 2019 by Edward Lamberton

Join us this Easter!

6:30 AM Sunrise Service

7:30 AM – 10 AM Easter Breakfast

8:00 AM Worship Service

9:30 AM Children’s Easter Story and Easter Egg Hunt

10:30 AM Worship Service

Holy Week Services

Posted on: April 17th, 2019 by Edward Lamberton

Maundy Thursday 7:30 PM (4/18)

Good Friday 7:30 PM (4/19)

It’s a matter of death and life.

Posted on: April 8th, 2019 by Pastor Hill

His. For you.

It was the most important week in history. Jesus was rejected, condemned, nailed to a tree and died. He rose from the dead and appeared to a number of men and women. They heard Him speak, they touched His body, they saw the wounds left by the crucifixion. They believed God raised Him from the dead.

One of them wrote: “These things are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing, you may have life in His name” (John 20:31).

Every year, believers in Jesus come together, open the Scriptures and hear the account of the eye witnesses to all the events of that astounding week. We read what they wrote, that we might also believe in Him. We read it aloud and preach and sing it in faith.

We pray that you also will come to believe in Jesus and what He did for you, and that you will share our joy. Because He died and rose for you.

What happened to Jesus wasn’t just another event in the long series of travesties that befall good people trying to make this sad world a better place. This was different. Jesus went to His cross crying out to us: “I do this because I love you. I do this to forgive you. I do this to wipe out your sin. I do this to destroy your death.”

Love like that blows us away. It can only come from the Son of God. It’s a love mightier than all the mess we’ve made of our lives, and stronger even than death itself.

Join us this week as we gather one more time to hear and ponder, to proclaim and sing and celebrate the most remarkable week in human history.

It really is a matter of death and life.

His. For you.

Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, President

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod

Christmas Services at Messiah

Posted on: December 21st, 2018 by Edward Lamberton

Christmas Eve
5 PM Family Service
11 PM Candlelight Communion

Christmas Day
10:30 AM Communion

Your King Is Coming

Posted on: December 6th, 2018 by Pastor Hill

“Your King Is Coming” is not only a general theme for the Christmas season, but the specific theme for our Wednesday evening Midweek Advent Services. The text for pre-Christmas Sunday Services Graduals comes from Zechariah 9:9b and also is a text for the first Midweek Service. The individual weekly themes and texts are: “Jesus: King of —
1. Shame, Zechariah 9:9b; Psalm 25:1–3
2. Guilt, Psalm 80
3. The Low, 2 Samuel 7:1–17; Luke 1:26–38

Midweek 1: Jesus: King of Shame. In our world of sin, what should shame us hardly causes mild embarrassment. But when the King comes into ones life, shame also returns to bring a recognized need for forgiveness. But the King of Shame covers our shame and calls us to live in the light and hope He brings from His work in the past, up to and including the cross, into our lives for both the present and eternal future.

Midweek 2, Jesus: King of Guilt, Who came to take upon Himself our guilt and bring us the gift of forgiveness, also renews and restores us to eager anticipation to welcome His comings.

Midweek 3, Jesus: King of the Low, as He came from the highest, becoming of the lowest in humility, He makes highest of the lowest, like David and Mary, you and me, by His grace.

O come, O come Emanuel, God with us!

He has. He is, and He will forever!

Prepare for His comings with His gracious gifts of Word and Sacrament this Advent and Christmas season as we gather in His Name and to His Glory for bringing Heavenly Peace to a sinful mankind.


Return to the Lord—A Lenten Journey

Posted on: February 1st, 2018 by Edward Lamberton

“Return to the Lord!” during our February and March Lenten Journey services as we prepare for the celebration of Christ Jesus’ Easter Resurrection. Lenten Midweek Services begin on Ash Wednesday, February 14th. Services are held at 7:30 pm preceded by a dinner at 6:15.

Return to the Lord—A Lenten Journey

Ash Wednesday: February 14
Return to the Lord, Who… Is Gracious, Joel 2:12–19

Lenten Midweek 2: February 21
Return to the Lord, Who… Has Redeemed You, Isaiah 44:21–28

Lenten Midweek 3: February 28
Return to the Lord, Who… Will Restore You, Jeremiah 15:19–21

Lenten Midweek 4: March 7
Return to the Lord, Who… Will Raise You Up, Hosea 6:1–6

Lenten Midweek 5: March 14
Return to the Lord, Who… Does Not Change, Malachi 3:6–12

Lenten Midweek 6: March 21
Return to the Lord, Who… Does Not Tire of Calling You, Amos 4:6–13

Maundy Thursday: March 29
The Lord Returns to Jerusalem with Mercy, Zechariah 1:12–17

Good Friday: March 30
The Word of the Lord Returns to Him with Success, Isaiah 55:6–11

God’s blessings on our journey.
Pastor Hill

Easter Services (4/16)

Posted on: April 8th, 2017 by Edward Lamberton

6:30 am   Sunrise Service

(light continental breakfast following Sunrise service)

8 am   Communion Service

8:30 AM to 9:45 / 10 ish   Easter Brunch  

9:15 AM   Sunday school Activity and Egg Hunt

10:30 am   Communion Service

Holy Week Services

Posted on: April 3rd, 2017 by Edward Lamberton

Crusifix4/11 6 PM Seder Supper

4/13 7:30 PM Maundy Thursday (communion)

4/14 7:30 PM Good Friday

The Sermon Series continues “A Lenten Midweek Series for the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation”
Catechetical Sermon Series: The Ten Commandments
4/13 Maundy Thursday: Commandment Three, Mark 14:12–26; 1 Corinthians 10:16–17
4/14 Good Friday: Commandment Two, Hebrews 4:14–16; 5:7–9

Lenten Midweek Services

Posted on: March 2nd, 2017 by Edward Lamberton

HolyTenCommandsPlease join us for our Lent Midweek Services each Wednesday night at 7:30 PM. A dinner will be held at 6:15 each week. Please sign up in the Entry Hall or bring a dish to share.

The Sermon Series follows “A Lenten Midweek Series for the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation”
Catechetical Sermon Series: The Ten Commandments
3/1  Ash Wednesday: Commandments Nine and Ten, 1 Kings 21:1–16
3/8  Lenten Midweek 2: Commandment Eight, Matthew 26:59–61
3/15 Lenten Midweek 3: Commandment Seven, John 12:1–8
3/22 Lenten Midweek 4: Commandment Six, 2 Samuel 11:1–5
3/29 Lenten Midweek 5: Commandment Five, 2 Samuel 11:1–27
4/5  Lenten Midweek 6: Commandment Four, Luke 2:41–52
4/13 Maundy Thursday: Commandment Three, Mark 14:12–26; 1 Corinthians 10:16–17
4/14 Good Friday: Commandment Two, Hebrews 4:14–16; 5:7–9
4/16 Easter Day: Commandment One, Mark 16:1–8