Friday, July 3rd begin around 5 pm
Families are invited to bring a picnic dinner, games, and their own chairs or blankets, to relax on our grounds for the July 4th celebration! Parking passes are still available (contact the office ASAP!) and this year we will be holding a raffle, and handing out literature to people who join us on our grounds for the festivities!
PATRIOTIC HYMN SING
Sunday, July 6 12-12:30pm
You are invited to remain in the sanctuary after worship on Sunday, July 5, for a special celebration of freedom. We will sing a few faith based patriotic songs, including “America, the Beautiful” and offer prayers for our country and its precious liberty. America’s founding fathers justified our freedom in the Declaration of Independence, “with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence”. However, true freedom is thru Christ and His victory on the cross. Freed by His forgiveness and love, we are His servants, linked together in hope, and ready and willing to share the gospel
BRAT FRY/ MUSIC FEST
Saturday, July 11, 12-7pm
This event is at St. Peter’s UCC in Skokie. We advertise it here because Paul Holzer’s band “Unhinged” has agreed to play again this year while folks chow down on great grilled bratwurst. They will perform at 5pm – just in time for dinner! Other musicians will perform for the rest of the afternoon, everything from Barber Shop to “lounge piano” to acoustic guitar. This event is a fundraiser for the Niles Township Food Pantry and St. Peter’s UCC. For more info and a schedule of the musical acts visit www.stpeteruccskokie.org.
WHITE SOX OUTING
Sunday, July 19 @ 1:10pm
Messiah members, your family and friends are welcome to purchase tickets for the White Sox Sunday Afternoon baseball game on July 19th. Game starts at 1:10PM and ticket and bus transportation from Messiah will be provided starting at 11:30AM. Per ticket price is $28. The White Sox will honor and celebrate the 10th anniversary of their 2005 World Series victory at this game by playing last year’s defending American League champions, the Kansas City Royals. The bus is air conditioned and the seats are ground level and in the shade. Contact Rich Seggeling (847-975-3610) or Larry Ryczek (847-692-6972) or any of the Brotherhood members for more info and to purchase your tickets. Glass containers are not allowed on the bus.
UPCOMING SERMON SERIES
On July 26 and the last Sunday of each month until further notice, we will have a Cross+Gen sermon activity.
On July 26, we will kick off The 5 Week Bread Series from the Gospel of John. The sermon activity will be making communion bread (glutton free!). The CCC Summer Campers will be invited as Bible Camp Week begins July 27.
Mark your calendars! September 13 is the ELCA Day of Service. Contact EC or Pastor Lynne if you would like to be a Team Leader for the Day of Service!
REMINDERS FOR JULY