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 2

9:00 AM -Christian Learning Hour
10:15 AM - Worship with Holy Communion
12:00 PM - LWR Truck Loading
1:00 PM - Pet Blessing



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.



Wednesday, September 28th – Packing of quilts and kits at 10:00 am in the Friendship Place
Saturday & Sunday, October 1st & 2nd – LWR truck at Messiah to receive quilts and kits from area groups. Help needed Saturday, 9-12 and Sunday 12-3
Please come out to help complete our mission for Lutheran World Relief.
Thursday, Oct 6 @ 7pm
Friendship Place
We will discuss the book "The Light Between Oceans," by M.L. Stedman. 
All are welcome.
A Harvest Festival & Pumpkin Patch
This fundraiser is planned for 
Saturday, October 22nd through Sunday, October 30th. 
The Harvest Festival with craft vendors (and more!) will kick off the week on Sunday the 22nd, but Julie Holzer needs help planning and setting up this event. 
The Pumpkin Patch will start that day and continue through the weekdays. Debbie Sasak is planning. Persons are needed to help with 2hr shifts selling the pumpkins during the weekend days and during/after CCC school hours. We are hoping that this will be a big hit with our CCC families! PLEASE HELP for a few hours with this important event - we need as many families and individuals to help as possible! Contact the office, Pastor Lynne, or Julie and Debbie as soon as possible to let us know you can help.
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Benefitting Church World Service and Maine Township Food Pantry
Our annual involvement in the Park Ridge/Niles CROP Walk is coming up fast! This year the Start and Finish line is at Park Ridge Community Church, 100 Courtland Ave, Park Ridge. Pledge packets and signups will be available soon. Watch for your opportunity to raise additional funds by participating in dining out fundraisers like the ones listed below:
Potbelly:  Thur, Sept 15th, 5-8 pm.  25% of ALL sales go to Crop Hunger Walk. Move to the front of the line by ordering online and picking up at the register.
Riggios:  Wed, Sept 28th, all day.  15% of all sales that MENTION Crop Hunger Walk. No time to dine in that evening, order a pizza in advance and carryout.  
Chipotle: Thur, Oct 13th, 4:30-8:30 pm.  50% of all sales who BRING IN the flyer and/or MENTION Crop Hunger Walk. Don't want to stand in line, order online, but pay at the register so you can mention Crop Hunger Walk.
We have had a wonderful beginning to our school year 50th school year! Our Child Care Open House on August 15th was full of energy and enthusiasm. Our first school day, Tuesday, August 16th, was filled with joyful, excited children and families, ready to move into a new year of learning and friendships. Our children are doing a fantastic job learning about their classrooms, their new friends, their teachers, our schedules, etc. It is such a huge experience for them and they are handling it with all their awesome ability. We thank everyone for your support of our school as we celebrate our school's milestone anniversary!
Please be sure to check out our newsletter for additional information. It is sent with the Messiah newsletter via email, or copies are always available in the narthex in the Child Care Corner!

Brotherhood Breakfast– Saturday, September 10 at Just Like Home Restaurant. 

Quilts ‘n KitsSee the articles above for Quilts 'n' Kits dates!







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