Messiah Lutheran Church, Albuquerque NM

Messiah Lutheran Church, Albuquerque NM


Please join our New Mexico - Women's Event - Be the Light of the World in Albuquerque, NM at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Saturday, January 20, 2018 -9am - 2pm. Enjoy visiting with your friends from all the ELCA churches in the North NM Cluster. Come celebrate evangelism everyday! Food and Entertainment too! For more information, please contact: Michele Benton, President @ 505-239-5237 or Rhonda Bentz, Coordinator @ 505-301-6662 See you there!

Messiah Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Rocky Mountain Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

As a vital community of faith located in the Northeast Heights of Albuquerque, New Mexico, we seek to serve God and neighbor through exuberant worship, faithful study, heartfelt service and genuine hospitality. We come together to worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated at every worship service. We'd love to have you visit. Please see our website for more complete information and our most recent newsletter.

Mission: Welcome. Connect. Transform.

[03/29/20]   Welcome to the 5th Sunday of Lent. This week's music is:
Prelude: The Lord's Prayer
I know that My Redeemer Lives
Abide with me
Postlude is Doxology

I hope you find them all meaningful as we all make our way through this most unusual season of Lent.

[03/29/20]   Happy 5th Sunday in Lent. Please find the music attached and I hope you find it meaningful amid this most unusual season of Lent.

Prelude: "The Lord's Prayer" by Merlott
Hymns are "I know that My Redeemer Lives" and "Abide with Me"
Postlude is "Doxology"

The Postlude

A doxology (Ancient Greek: δοξολογία doxologia, from δόξα, doxa, "glory" and -λογία, -logia, "saying") is a short hymn of praises to God in various forms of Christian worship, often added to the end of canticles, psalms, and hymns.

Today's Postlude is a straight forward presentation of the tune OLD 100TH.

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heav'nly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Abide with Me

Henry Francis Lyte (b. Ednam, near Kelso, Rosburghshire, Scotland, 1793; d. Nice, France, 1847) wrote this text in the late summer of 1847; he died in November of that year (various other stories about Lyte's writing of this text do not appear to be reliable). First printed in a leaflet in 1847, the text was published posthumously in Lyte's Remains (1850). Most hymnals, including the Psalter Hymnal, customarily omit three of the original eight stanzas. The Psalter Hymnal also contains other alterations; for example, stanza 4 originally read, "Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness."

The text was inspired by Luke 24:29, in which the two travelers to Emmaus ask Jesus to "stay with us, for it is nearly evening." But "Abide with Me" is not a hymn for the evening of a day; instead evening is a metaphor for the close of life, a transition from life's "little day" (st. 2) to "Heaven's morning" (st. 5), which Lyte himself was quickly I approaching. The text is a prayer for God's abiding care when friends fail (st. 1), when everything seems to change and decay (st. 2), when the devil attacks (st. 3), when death approaches (st. 4), and when we pass from this life to heaven's glory (st. 5).

I know that My Redeemer Lives by Medley

Samuel Medley, born June 23, 1738, at Cheshunt, Herts, where his father kept a school. He received a good education; but not liking the business to which he was apprenticed, he entered the Royal Navy. Having been severely wounded in a battle with the French fleet off Port Lagos, in 1759, he was obliged to retire from active service. A sermon by Dr. Watts, read to him about this time, led to his conversion. He joined the Baptist Church in Eagle Street, London, then under the care of Dr. Gifford, and shortly afterwards opened a school, which for several years he conducted with great success. Having begun to preach, he received, in 1767, a call to become pastor of the Baptist church at Watford. Thence, in 1772, he removed to Byrom Street, Liverpool, where he gathered a large congregation, and for 27 years was remarkably popular and useful. After a long and painful illness he died July 17, 1799.

A bit of trivia: The Tune, DUKE STREET, was named so because it was the street on which the composer, John Hatton, lived.

"The Lord's Prayer" Merlot/Brock

The Lord's Prayer or the Our Father has been set to music numerous times over the last 2000 years. The melody by Merlot is likely the most well know in our time.

[03/22/20]   Lent 4 Postlude

Lent 4 Postlue

[03/22/20]   The Sermon Hymn

The Sermon Hymn for Lent 4

Lent 4 Gathering Hymn

[03/22/20]   Hi all,

I hope everyone is doing well and feeling healthy. If you received Pastor Doug's order of service feel free to enjoy the music that was planned to go along with it. Happy Sunday!!!!!

Lent For Music Intro and Prelude

Christmas Eve service


Never thought about this before:

I have always thought that Noah was safe inside the Ark because he built it according to God's specifications. I thought that perhaps it was the strength of the gopher wood and the soundness of the architecture that ensured that the waters of the flood would not come into the Ark.

But today I encountered a verse that shifted this whole paradigm.
Let's read what Gen 7:16 says .." The animals going in were male and female of every living thing as God had commanded Noah..

Don't miss this.... even after Noah had built the Ark, it was God Himself who shut him in, in order to shut out the waters of the flood... In other translations this verse says "The Lord sealed them inside."

May the Almighty God seal us inside His Ark of protection through this last quarter of 2019.

It is not the fact that you have locked your house that keeps you safe at night, it is not your good driving skills that keeps you safe on the road, neither it's your healthy eating habits that keeps you healthy - only God can shut you in and shut out the devil that is seeking to devour you.

Father we pray that in this last quarter of the year, as we walk into the streets and as we drive on the roads, Oh God shut us in. Father we pray for our children that in the midst of dangers and molesters... You will shut them in, keep out the flood waters of abuse, rape, murder, accidents, diseases and untimely death... Oh God shut us in, shut us in your Ark of protection , into your Ark of compassion..


Dedication of school backpacks for the kids at a nearby school.

Albuquerque native helps create first-ever image of black hole -


Find us Faithful - Steve Green (Lyrics)

Next week's Choir anthem.

[02/28/19]   To any and all of those whom the United Methodist Church has shut out, the Evangelical Church in America has wide open doors and arms. Come, taste and see that the Lord is good with us.

Clergy Coaching Network

Clergy Coaching Network

[01/06/19]   We had a great day of worship today. Come join us next Sunday at 10AM.

[12/19/18]   Christmas Eve service
12/24 at 7pm

Christmas Day service
12/25 at 10:30 am

See you there and bring friends!!!

[08/02/18]   The August 2018 Messiah Messenger is now available:

Well, Bach obviously never worked for Messiah Lutheran Church in Albuquerque.

Albuquerque church scrambling after thieves steal back to school donations Members at Messiah Lutheran Church say they spent months planning this so-called swap meet. They say their efforts were ruined in an instant after criminals pried their way into a storage container on Thursday.

[07/13/18]   Stuffing of student backpacks - July 19 at 10 a.m. Come give us a hand stuffing the student backpacks at the church.

Now I know what we need.

Why is this so true?

June 2018 Newsletter now available:


Susie Gamelin reminds us that God will never fail in the latest issue of Gather.

Step Up for Israel

The Jewish people - bringing you the latest technology since 1312 BCE.

Clergy Coaching Network

March 28 at 12pm and 7:30pm.

Delerious - I Could sing of Your Love Forever

Really meditative song, thanking God for his love! Enjoy!

Rocky Mountain Synod, ELCA

eConnection 02/21/2018: Bishop Eaton Responds to Parkland shooting

Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton

A voice was heard in Ramah, wailing and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused to be consoled, because they are no more. (Matthew 2:18)

Messiah Lutheran Church, Albuquerque NM's cover photo

Messiah Lutheran Church, Albuquerque NM's cover photo

GLAD - A Mighty Fortress

Happy Reformation Sunday. 500 yrs of Lutheranism and still going strong!!!!

From the VHS tape, The Video Project, re-uploaded from a now-defunct channel. Note to self: I really ought to buy this.

A New Year's greeting from Pastor Christopher.

[12/22/16]   The congregation of Messiah Lutheran Church invites everyone to its Christmas Eve service. There will be traditional music, liturgy and of course a short, but sweet sermon. Worship begins at 7PM following a brief organ recital at 6:45.

Merry Christmas from MLC and God Bless You!

Celebrating All Saints at Messiah

Celebrating a major life event for His and Her Holiness.

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Videos (show all)

The Postlude
Abide with Me
I know that My Redeemer Lives  by Medley
"The Lord's Prayer"  Merlot/Brock
Lent 4 Postlue
The Sermon Hymn for Lent 4
Lent 4 Gathering Hymn
Lent For Music Intro and Prelude




11515 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM

Opening Hours

Tuesday 09:30 - 11:30
Wednesday 09:30 - 11:30
Thursday 09:30 - 11:30
Friday 09:30 - 11:30
Sunday 09:30 - 10:30
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