Events & Activities

Messiah Lutheran Church & Preschool is a vibrant community of Christians who continuously work in the mission field of Tampa and beyond to help others and spread God's love. Please join us or contact us about any of the events listed below to see how you can either attend or get involved. You can also get more details in our monthly newsletter and event calendar

  • VBS 2019! 

    JUNE 10-14

    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

    Zoom In! Focus on Jesus! 

    Throw on your camera strap and buckle your seatbelt. Vacation Bible School 2019 takes you on a wild adventure—with elephants and egrets, polar bears and penguins, cockatoos and crocodiles. 

    As you seek out exotic animals, you’ll also find snapshots of real-life encounters with Jesus in Scripture. Each encounter is like a snapshot-a specific moment in time captured on the pages of Scripture. Each day is a presentation of the Gospel and the most amazing truth of all– Jesus Christ is the Messiah, the Son of God, and by believing, we can have life in His name. Kids go from bewildered to believing as they get In The Wild at this summer’s VBS. The adventure of a lifetime awaits!

    Attendees must be 4 year old preschool age - 6th grade. The registration fee is $10 to help us cover costs per child. 


    Register here.  You can also pick up registration information in the church office or from the white rolling board in the breezeway.  

    We need your help!

    Please consider helping with VBS. There are many opportunities available: week of or in advance, for a few hours, for the day, or for the whole week, working with kids or working behind the scenes. There is a lot of joy and gratification in doing this. 

    Applications and information are posted on the white rolling board in the breezeway or online! For more information you can contact Abby Moss, 961-2182.

  • Playgroups are coming to Messiah!

    “Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders which You have done.” Psalm 40:5

    Monday Mornings, 9-10:30am

    Spring Session resumes January 28, 2019


    NO Class: 2/18, 3/18, 25, or 4/8, 22

    Activities are designed to be readily accessible to two-year-olds. We could have children from newborn to 4, depending on the group dynamics.

    Our philosophy focuses on providing an environment that fosters opportunities for young children to develop social skills of sharing, helping, and interacting with each other with support of their parents and teachers. Ultimately, it is our objective that children see themselves as special individuals created and loved by God.

    Why Playgroups?

    • Foster rich social experiences for children.
    • Encourage children to explore their own interests while gaining opportunities to partake in diverse play and learning experiences.
    • Provide parents the opportunity to share philosophies and experiences related to child rearing.
    • Playgroups are fun!!

    Playgroup Schedule

    9:00 - 9:35 Free Play

    A time for children to pursue their own interests as well as broaden their experiences. Favorite activities include play dough, building blocks, and a kid-size tool kitchen

    9:35 - 9:40 Clean Up

    Everyone helps move the toys out of the way for the following activities.

    9:40 - 9:55 Snack and Story Time

    Small snack and beverage are provided by parents on a rotational basis.

    9:55 - 10:10 Craft

    An age-appropriate project. Throughout the session, we will use a wide variety of media.

    10:10 - 10:20 Large-group activity

    A time for children to experience more structured group activities that will foster cooperation, friendship, and respect.

    10:20 - 10:30 Circle Time

    A time for songs, finger plays, and announcements. See you next time! Hope to see you there.

    Registrations accepted on a space-available basis. 

    Contact Program Director, Abby Moss, with any questions or ideas!

God Connects - A New Bible Study

GOD CONNECTS! A brief introduction of the Bible Study:

You are invited to prayerfully consider a new Bible Study being offered at Messiah starting Sunday, September 23rd, at 9:45 -10:45 and 11:00-12:00 in room 204 of the Ministry Center.

One of the most recognizable Bible verses in the world is John 3:16: 16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

What is far less familiar is what follows in John 3:17-18: 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved THROUGH HIM. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe [in him] is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. (emphasis added)

Thus God designs to connect the whole world with the saving grace of knowing and trusting in His only-begotten Son, Jesus. In this world it is becoming very unpopular to proclaim that Jesus is the only way to heaven. God Connects Bible Study begins with a look at “Why Jesus?” and “Why the Bible?” We will then explore the amazing depth of God’s love to connect us to Him through His Bride, the Church, through God’s gifts of Baptism and Holy Communion, and through a Christian life of worship and fellowship. Please join us!

Pastor Redmann