Excerpts from "The Messiah Miracle"
J. Foster Ober was commissioned to draw up plans of a church building located to the North and West of the Chapel [built in 1881] .... The congregation went to work with a will to raise the necessary funds with fairs, suppers, and other activities on which goodly sums were realized. The cornerstone of the church [seen below] was laid by Bishop Phillips Brooks on October 3, 1892. The tune "Auburndale" in the 1918 Hymnal was composed by Horatio Parker for this occasion.
On November 15, 1943, tragedy came to our beloved church, when the entire plant was completely gutted and destroyed by a fire of unknown origin. It was indeed a heart-rending sight when many stood in the ruins the next day .... But there amid the ashes and rubble was born the determination to rebuild as soon as possible.
More than 65 years after that service in September 1945, the present members of this active community carry on the traditions of those early members and rededicate themselves and the church as a place of worship, healing, and hospitality. The parish strives to deepen its relationship with one another and initiate new outreach programs outside the walls of our parish.
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Save the Date
Join us for these coming events
Palm Sunday Worship Service
Join us March 29 at 10:30 AM for the start of Holy Week with Jesus' entry into Jerusalem. There will be a procession of palms and special reading of the passion.
Joint Maundy Thursday Worship Service At Trinity
Join us April 2 at 7:30 PM for a joint Maundy Thursday service held at Trinity Parish, 11 Homer Street, Newton Centre.
Joint Good Friday Worship Service At Parish of Saint Paul
Join us April 3 at 7:30 PM for a joint Good Friday service held at Parish of Saint Paul, 1135 Walnut Street, Newton Highlands.
Joint Great Vigil of Easter Worship Service At Saint John's Church
Join us April 4 at 8:00 PM for the Great Vigil of Easter service held at Saint John's Church, 297 Lowell Avenue, Newtonville.
Easter Sunday Worship Service
Join us April 5 at 10:30 AM for the triumphant Easter Day celebration.
Joint Worship Service With Trinity
Messiah will worship with Trinity Parish of Newton Centre on Sunday, April 12 at 10:30 AM. This service will be held at Messiah in Auburndale and no service will be held at Trinity. Please join us.
Regular Sunday Worship Schedule
Join us for Sunday services in 2015! Worship and Sunday School begin at 10:30 AM every Sunday. All are welcome to attend and be a part of our comunity.
and be sure to check out our monthly Messiah Calendar below.