Coronavirus Updates

Please check this page for updates regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19).  We will post the most updated information here.


Jesus is Lord of the Church and we are called to be His disciples. This value guides us as we face the difficult challenge of responding to the coronavirus (COVID-19),

These are uncertain times in which can bring us great anxiety. What do we do in such times? We seek refuge in the Lord! He is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in times of trouble. (Psalm 46:1) No matter who you are, first and foremost, seek Jesus who will give you His peace that passes understanding.


We will evaluate other gatherings for the future as new information becomes available so please continue to follow us at www.facebook.com/messiahtampa and check out www.MessiahTampa.com/udpates for the most updated information. You can also subscirbe here for email updates.  


June 28th Update


We will have in person worship this Sunday, June 28th at 8:30 am, 10 and 11:30 am. Reservations will go live on Tuesday, June 23 at 9 am


Worship will continue also online.  If you are worshiping online and would like to set up a time to receive communion, email pastormark@messiahtamp.com.


To find information about worship in person, reserve a space or learn about worship online please visit www.messiahtampa.com/worship


Here are a few guidelines for worship

  • Out of love for others, if you are feeling sick with cold or flu like symptoms or have a fever over 100.4 please worship at home even if you have a reservations.
  • The CDC recommends that individuals who are high risk (over the age of 65 or have underlying health conditions) remain home at this time. We welcome you to make your own decision, but want you to be aware of the recommendations from our health department.
  • Masks will be required to be worn for anyone over the age of 2. They should be worn as soon as you exit your vehicle and required for entry into the sanctuary. If you forget, one will be provided for you. If you do not have/own one, please indicate when signing up and we will provide. If you are over the age of two and do not want to wear a mask the entire worship, we invite you to worship online at home. Masks are not for you, but show love, care, and concern for our neighbors who are worshiping with us.
  • Music will be provided for the service. You may sing from your heart in a quiet voice with mask on.
  • For complete details of the precautions we are taking at Messiah, please click here.
  • We look forward for having you join us in person or online this weekend.








We are Here for You and One Another!

In times like these many are afraid and anxious. What a blessing to have a God who comes to us to cast out that fear. On Sunday mornings, as we read the book of 1 Peter together, we are reminded time and time again about God’s faithfulness to us in tough times. In 1 Peter 1:4, we are reminded that God causes us to be born again to a living hope that is “imperishable, undefiled and unfading.” Peter continues that we are to “keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace” (1 Peter 4:8b-10)


Jesus will see you through these tough times! I encourage you to keep loving one another. Look for tangible ways to serve. Perhaps it’s bringing groceries to someone who is more at risk in our community. Perhaps, it’s sending our local officials encouraging cards and prayers. Be creative. Let the Spirit work in you. Stay tuned for unique ministry opportunities God is giving us at Messiah.


If you have needs or concerns, or find yourself ill, please reach out to us. Our staff continue to be available for spiritual guidance and help with physical/tangible needs. You can call the church office at 813.961.2182  or email our office administrator at tnunes@messiahtampa.com


But in all of this, know that Jesus is with you and nothing can separate you from His love, not even fears or viruses!