Our congregation was officially organized on May 7, 1954 with 35 people present. Since then, Messiah has thrived in the community, and has strived to make Christ’s love known to all who enter our doors – through worship, through education, through our facilities, and through fellowship.

Thank you for your interest in us.  If you would like to learn more about us, or would like to become a part of the fellowship of Jesus Christ here at Messiah, please contact our pastor, either in person, by phone, by email, or with a letter. We look forward to hearing from you!




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This Week’s Schedule

Sunday, February 1, 2015

9:00 AM  Christian Education Hour

10:15 AM  Worship with Holy Communion

SouperBowl of Caring 2015 Collection


to Sunday, Feb. 15th following the worship service

All baptized believers are welcome to partake at the Lord's Table for our open communion. Gluten-free wafers are available.



News and Events

See below for other upcoming events. For a more complete view of what is happening at Messiah, click on the link at the top of this page for our most current monthly newsletter.



Messiah CCC will be holding its annual “Be My Valentine” Pizza Dinner and Valentine Making Party/Open House on Tuesday, February 10th. The pizza party will be from 5:45-6:30pm (reservations and pre-payment may be made by February 9th). The Child Care’s Open House will be from 6:15-7:30pm and is open to current families as well as families interested in registering for the summer and school year programs. Guests may visit classrooms, meet staff, pick up registration materials and participate in Valentine activities and projects. Questions??? call 847.825.3767 
Sunday, Feb. 15 following the worship service
This is the time of year that we review and celebrate our accomplishments of the past year, set ministry goals for the coming year, approve 2015 budget and elect congregational officers. Please pick up your Annual Report on Sunday, February 8th, take a little time to read it over, and then be prepared to discuss and vote on our initiatives and our budget for 2015.
Sunday, Feb. 15 following the Annual Meeting
We will have our last hurrah before the somber season of Lent. To be held in the Friendship Place, we will celebrate with a Mardi Gras parade, food, palm burning and other fun activities!
February 18
Lent begins with Ash Wednesday services at 9:15 AM and 7:00 PM. Please note that the early service will be DURING our Child Care Chapel time, and we will be offering imposition of ashes to children as well as adults. 
As we begin our Lenten journey, we will be meeting at Messiah each Wednesday beginning Feb. 25 to travel to other places of worship. Our goal is to experience together with other faith traditions. Following each experience, we will share and discuss back at Messiah. We will begin with Holy Trinity Lutheran in Glenview, one of our partners in the John 17 Fellowship. We will meet at Messiah at 5:30pm to travel together. Lenten Supper starts at 6:00 pm followed at 7:00 pm with a short contemplative service, lasting approximately 30 minutes. The service will be based on a book titled, "Seven Spiritual Gifts of Waiting” by Holly Whitcomb. Please join us for supper and the services to follow!  
Feb 20-March 1
For a different way to experience Jesus' Lenten journey, Godspell (the 2012 Broadway Musical) is playing at Des Plaines Prairie Lakes Theater. Follow Jesus from his Transfiguration to his Death and Resurrection, told in song by the amazing Spotlight Youth Theater performers, including “Day by Day” and “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord.” Tickets available online at 
Thursday, March 5 @ 7pm
Our next meeting will be on Thursday March 5 at 7pm in the Friendship Place. We will be reading "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed. Our meeting is open to everyone who enjoys reading. If anyone has any questions please contact Rich Levy



Brotherhood Breakfast – Saturday, Feb 14at 9am. All men at Messiah are invited! We meet at Just Like Home, 8501 W Dempster Street in Niles. Good conversation and food.

Quilts ‘n Kits – Sunday, Feb 22 after worship service in the Friendship Place.





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