Messy Church - August 14th 4 PM- 6 PM

Now cosponsored with Our Saviour's Church

Biblical Text:    Matthew 18:21–35, abridged (NIV)

Peter came up to the Lord and asked, “How many times should I forgive someone who does something wrong to me? Is seven times enough?”

Jesus answered: 

Not just 7 times, but 77 times! This story will show you what the kingdom of heaven is like:

One day a king decided to call in his officials and ask them to give an account of what they owed him. As he was doing this, one official was brought in who owed him 50,000,000 silver coins. But he didn't have any money to pay what he owed. The king

ordered him to be sold, along with his wife and children and all he owned, in order to pay the debt.

The official got down on his knees and began begging, “Have pity on me, and I will pay you every cent I owe!”  The king felt sorry for him and let him go free. He even told the official that he did not have to pay back the money. But as this official was leaving, he happened to meet another official, who owed him 100 silver coins. So he grabbed the man by the throat. He started choking him and said, “Pay me what you owe!”

The man got down on his knees and began begging, “Have pity on me, and I will pay you back.”  But the first official refused to have pity. Instead, he went and had the other official put in jail until he could pay what he owed. 

When some other officials found out what had happened, they felt sorry for the man who had been put in jail. Then they told the king what had happened. The king called the first official back in and said, “You're an evil man! When you begged for mercy, I

said you did not have to pay back a cent. Don't you think you should show pity to someone else, as I did to you?” The king was so angry that he ordered the official to be tortured until he could pay back everything he owed. That is how my Father in

heaven will treat you, if you don't forgive each of my followers with all your heart.


  • What does forgiveness look like?
  • How can we show forgiveness?
  • How do we ask for forgiveness?

Activity stations include:

1. Trinket Boxes

2. Making Bath Bombs

3. Bead Bracelets

4. Air-Drying Clay

5. Heart-Shaped Bird Feeder

6. Heart-Shaped Cookies

7.  Candle Experiment

8. Ziplock Bag


Meal: Pasta casserole, and melons for dessert. 

 Please sign up to attend so we know how much food to make!

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What is Messy Church?

A way of being church for all-ages to join in experiencing fun and faith formative activities. Found throughout the globe. Based on the values of all-ages together, celebration, creativity, hospitality, and centering ourselves in Christ. 

Saint Stephens UCC will host a Messy Church event once a month. We start the night out with activity stations for everyone to participate in. Then we will sit down together for a kid friendly meal! Check out our events page for our next Messy Church date or call the church at 715-536-7322 for more information. 

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