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

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


Tuesday, July 22, 2014
7:00 pm  Celebrating Spiritual Gifts
Reviewing your Spiritual Gifts and how they can help your church.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
6:30 pm  WoW (Worship on Wednesdays)
A light, informal worship experience for summer.

Thursday, July 24, 2014
7:00 pm  LOMC Swing Choir
Join us for this free musical event!

Sunday, July 27, 2014
10:15 am  Worship and Holy Communion
We celebrate "open communion," welcoming all baptized believers in Christ.
11:30 am  Coffee Hour
Join us in the Friendship Place for refreshments and fellowship.


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.



Wednesdays all Summer in the Friendship Place 
6:30 pm Service
7:15 pm Shared Meal
This year’s format is from the curriculum: 
Share, Read, Talk, Pray, and Bless
Our topic this summer will be “I Am” and will include study for all ages … families are encouraged to come together for this fun, contemporary, “cross+generational” worship format. 
Tuesday, July 22 @ 7pm
Steve Yager invites you to join her as she presents an explanation of the Spiritual Gifts and how they can grow our congregation. It helps if you take the survey prior to the meeting. Visit for your Gifts assessment survey. 
Thursday, July 24th at 7 pm
The Lutheran Outdoor Ministry Center’s (LOMC) Swing Choir will present an evening concert at Messiah in our sanctuary. The Swing Choir is made up of high school-aged campers who travel during the summer to share their musical ministry! Admission is free; a free-will offering will be taken to benefit LOMC. We thank Thrivent Financial for Lutherans for their support of LOMC ministries. 

Brotherhood Breakfast – Saturday, June 12th at 9am. All men at Messiah are invited! We meet at Just Like Home, 8501 W Dempster Street in Niles. Good conversation and food.
Women's Service Group Our main focus this summer is still on quilts so that we can reach our goal of 60! We will work on quilts on Sunday, July 20th after the worship service – in the Fellowship Hall. Watch announcements for a possible additional date. Please join us to work on quilts - remember no sewing experience necessary!! And we need more hands to make our goal!




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