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, October 11

9:00 am     Christian Learning Hour - CHAT Room for adults, Confirmation Class
10:15 am   Worship with Holy Communion

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.



Table Talk Bible Study
Continues Mondays through October Des Plaines Panera 7-8:30pm 
Sunday, October 11 10-4pm
Pumpkin carving, cider pressing, human foosball, GAGAball, ziplining, hiking, tours, wagon rides, Swing Choir performance, and dedication of David’s Loft treehouse. A group will leave Messiah at 11:45 to travel down – don’t miss it this year!
Thursday, Oct. 15 
at 7pm
We will discuss the book “Trustee from the Toolroom” by Nevil Shute. Book Club is open to anyone who enjoys reading. If anyone has any questions please contact Rich Levy.
Benefitting Church World Service and Maine Township Food Pantry
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Beginning at Park Ridge Presbyterian Church, 1300 West Crescent, Park Ridge, IL 60068. Registration at 1:30pm, step-off at 2pm. This is a 10k walk to raise awareness and funds for Church World Services and the Maine Township Food Pantry. We are looking for walkers, and if you can’t walk, please sponsor our walkers. They will be in the narthex after church on Sundays in October to get your support. See Trudi Handzel or David Swanson to get a form to be a walker. You can also donate online at Click on Illinois on the map and find Niles/Park Ridge Walk. Click on that and click “donate,” and type in walkers name or team name (Messiah Lutheran Church) to donate. (Instructions are pretty clear once you get to Niles/Park Ridge Walk.) 
Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 4-7pm
$10 for adults
$5 for children under age 10
walk-ins welcome
Take a moment to enjoy being served by our young people in the family-friendly atmosphere of our Fellowship Hall
Proceeds benefit the service activities of Messiah’s Youth Group! A Youth Group Overnight Lockin follows the dinner.
October 25th
We invite everyone to wear red to celebrate Reformation Sunday. We may even be visited by special guests Martin and Kate Luther!
Sunday, October 25th
We’ll begin our new year of Quilts & Kits with the Fall Festival of Quilts following the worship service. Remember – no sewing experience necessary! Join us for the “festival” and fellowship! For additional information and to volunteer, contact Carol Hrodey 

Brotherhood BreakfastSaturday, October 10 at 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 KitsFall Festival of Quilts on Sunday, Oct 25 following worship!







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