Longest Night Service

The holidays can be a lonely and difficult time for those who have lost loved ones.

This service of word and prayer is meant to provide a safe place to grieve and be comforted by God’s eternal love and light. 

Please join us Wednesday evening, December 21, at 7:00 p.m.


Gathering for worship at Mission in Christ

We gather in person every Sunday at 9:00 A.M. Wearing of face coverings is optional. The Lord's Supper is shared through the use of wafers and individual cups.

Live and Streamed Service times:

Divine Service/Mass:  every Sunday at 9:00 A.M.

Matins  (Morning Prayer) : Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 9:00 A.M 

Bible Studies

Join us for a Bible survey class: The Divine Drama every  Sunday evening, beginning with a light supper at 5:45; the study will run from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.

Our Missionaries

Meet the Ekka family! 

Working through World Mission Prayer League (WMPL), we are blessed to support Pr. Nijhar, her husband Neeraj, and their children: Maani, Urbas, Puna and Jhumpa in their work in Ranchi, India.  You may read their most recent Prayer Letter by clicking here!  

(Click on their photo to learn more about WMPL!)

The Lord's Supper

We celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion at every Sunday Mass. All are welcome to receive the Lord’s Body and Blood who are baptized and believe that Jesus Christ, crucified and risen, is truly present in, with, and under the forms of bread and wine for the forgiveness of sins, life and salvation.

For the duration of the pandemic, distribution of the Sacrament will be by individual wafers and individual cups.

Pastor and Council

Mission in Christ is currently served by Rev. Gary Burkhalter. Pr. Burkhalter accepted the call to Word and Sacrament ministry in February of 2015. Previously he has served an NALC congregation in eastern Illinois, and two ELCA congregations in northeast Iowa. Pr. Burkhalter is a member of the Societas Trinitatis Sanctae (Society of the Holy Trinity - STS),  a member of the NALC's Iowa Mission District Council, and Treasurer of the Iowa Mission District.

Current Mission in Christ Council members:

Bill Green - President; Doug Puffett - Vice-President;

 Michelle Borrett - Treasurer; Terri Gould - Secretary;

and  Chris Schlee

Community Beyond Our Walls

Mission in Christ is more than just those who are able to gather for worship on any given Sunday. As a supporting congregation, we are also part of the larger community of the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home.  To learn more, click on their logo!

Life Transitions

Mary Ann Helmrichs joined the Church Triumphant on Saturday, September 3, 2022.

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