LENTEN WORSHIP SCHEDULE
For our Lenten journey, we will meet at Messiah each Wednesday to travel to other places of worship. Our goal is to experience together with other faith traditions.
Our upcoming locations are:
• March 4: Edgebrook Lutheran
• March 11: either Redeemer or St. Luke's - Park Ridge
• March 18: St Mary's Episcopal or First United Methodist - Park Ridge
• March 25: optional Unity Lutheran
Meet at messiah 5:30/5:45 or join us at the destination church at 7:00pm. We hope to see you there!
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
PALM SUNDAY – MARCH 29 AT 10:15 AM
Worship begins with the congregation entering the sanctuary waving palm branches and singing.
PASSOVER SEDER – MARCH 29 FOLLOWING PALM SUNDAY WORSHIP
The Exodus story of Passover and a traditional Seder Meal.
MAUNDY THURSDAY – APRIL 2 AT 7PM
Communion service including the washing of feet, celebration of the Last Supper, and stripping of the altar.
GOOD FRIDAY – APRIL 3
10am – Family Service
The message of Good Friday for all ages.
7pm – The Passion According to John A service of dramatic reading and darkness.
12pm - Good Friday Ecumenical Service at St. Luke’s ELCA
EASTER VIGIL – APRIL 4 AT 7PM
A progressive service that starts in darkness and ends in the light of the resurrected Christ. Holy Communion is offered, and all are invited to celebrate with a short reception following the service.
EASTER RESURRECTION CELEBRATION! APRIL 5 AT 10:15AM
Celebrating the risen Christ!
Easter Breakfast at 8:30 am
Sunday School Egg Hunt at 9:45 am
Worship Service at 10:15 am
MESSIAH BOOK CLUB
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. H: 847-698-5838, C: 847-909-5018
LENTEN BIBLE STUDY
Tuesdays at 1:30 pm
at Sunrise Assisted Living, Ballard Road in Park Ridge.
50TH ANNUAL PARK RIDGE MEN’S PRAYER BREAKFAST
Saturday, March 14th
7:30AM at Park Ridge Country Club
Individual tickets are $30 each. The keynote speaker will be James D. McLennan, President of McLennan Companies, who will share his story of closing a gap in his life that could only be filled by God. Please speak to Rich Seggeling to get your tickets for this annual event. This will take the place of the regular monthly Saturday Brotherhood Breakfast for March.
OVERNIGHT LOCKIN AND EGG STUFFING PARTY!
Saturday, March 21
Our youth and confirmation students will participate in a fun Lockin this weekend in order to help prep for our Egg Hunt the following week. We will also have games and fellowship time. More details to come.
Youth are also asked to help “staff” the Egg Hunt on March 28th. If you’d like to help with hiding the eggs, checking people in, helping families with small children, etc., please let one of the EC members know.
SPIRITUAL GIFT DISCUSSION
March 24 at 7pm
Join us in the Friendship Place as we discuss our gifts and how they are used and heightened in our church community. If you haven’t taken the spiritual gifts survey yet, you can do so at http://www.healthierchurch.org
COMMUNITY EGG HUNT
Saturday, March 28 @ 10 AM
Messiah will again be hosting a community-wide Easter Egg Hunt – this is a great event to welcome our community to our campus! We can always use helpers for the Hunt itself, since we usually draw between 50 and 70 kids. As usual we are looking for donations of plastic eggs, as well as small trinkets, stickers and candy to fill the eggs. Suggested types of candy include Starbursts, Mini Tootsie Rolls, Skittles, etc. All candy must be wrapped, and hard candy is discouraged as a choking hazard. Look for the Easter basket in the Welcome Center during Lent to drop off your donations, and thanks for helping the Easter Bunny!