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!
This Month's MESSENGER
Messiah CALENDAR of Events
Manna Order (Updated via MannaGroup website)
2015 Annual Report
ELCA Global Links Newsletter
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This Week’s Schedule
Sunday, August 28th
10:15 AM - Worship with Holy Communion
11:30 AM - Congregational Meeting
12:00 PM - Quilts 'n' Kits
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.
Flat Jesus is a paper doll children of all ages can cut out and color. He can accompany you by car, plane, via snail mail or go digitally. When Flat Jesus arrives at his destination, photograph and document his adventures. You can make multiple copies and even send Flat Jesus abroad. If you lose Flat Jesus, don’t worry he (in electronic format) can be found on our website - HERE! In September we’ll host a Welcome Home Party for Flat Jesus and find out where he has been all summer!
MESSIAH BOOK CLUB
Thursday, Aug 25 @ 7pm
We will discuss the book “Deep Down Dark” by Hector Tobar. Book Club is open to anyone who enjoys reading.
Sunday, August 28th after worship
Concisely, initiatives will be updated, MLC and CCC fall calendars shared, and other business matters attended to. A quorum of 25 is needed for the vote.
SAVE THE DATE!
Sunday, Sept 11 @ 9am
Messiah will again participate in ELCA’s Day of Service: God’s Work, Our Hands so SAVE THE DATE! We will have a brief prayer service to start the day and then some of us will go out in the neighborhood to collect food for the Maine Township Food Pantry, and the rest of us will work on LWR Quilts and Kits Ministry in the Friendship Place. Lunch will be served. It’s a great time to help those in need, as well as to enjoy fellowship with each other! Be sure to wear your t-shirt! Let the office know by 8/2 if you need a TShirt!
SCOUTING BULLETIN: CUB SCOUT PACK 105
Blast into Scouting
On September 15, 2016, each unit in the Pathway to Adventure – Blackhawk District will cover a school for the annual “Blast into Scouting” campaign. This is a recruiting effort to introduce youth to the Scouting program. How do we do it? Each unit is asked to cover a local school on that Thursday night. When an interested family shows up we explain the benefits of Scouting. If they choose to sign up that night, they receive a rocket to build that will be launched at a District wide event in October. Pack 105 will cover Ben Franklin School and the Math and Science Academy (Des Plaines) for this event.
Brotherhood Breakfast– Saturday, July 13 at Just Like Home Restaurant.
Quilts ‘n Kits– Quilt assembly will be on Sunday, August 28 after worship service! Snacks will be available along with great fellowship and remember - no sewing experience necessary!