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.


Sunday, October 19, 2014

9:00 am  Christian Learning Hour
Sunday School, CHAT Room, and Confirmation Class.

10:15 am  Worship with Holy Communion
In the Sanctuary.

1:00 pm  CROP Walk Registration
In the Frienship Place.

2:00 pm  CROP Walk Kick-off
In the Sanctuary.

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.



Benefitting Church World Service and Maine Township Food Pantry
Sunday, October 19,2014
Messiah Lutheran Church has been selected as the HOST CONGREGATION this year, so the CROP Walk will be kicking off in our beautiful new Friendship Place! Also, we will be partnering with Hope Korean Church, who has approached us about providing music for the CROP Worship before the walk, and also a pot luck dinner following the walk! Details are still being worked out, but we are very, very excited about this opportunity to partner up to fight hunger!
David Swanson and Trudi Handzel have “walker” packets for those who wish to participate. If you’d like to pledge, see a walker, or you can donate online by Googling “Niles Park Ridge CROP Walk.” The first result takes you right to the Niles/Park Ridge Page. Click “donate” and then “support a TEAM” and select “Messiah Lutheran Church.”
Another way to contribute is to visit the Park Ridge Chipotle on October 16th, from 5-9pm. Mention Crop Walk or bring in flyer, 50% is donated when a Crop Walk is flyer is presented at checkout. Flyers are available in the narthex.
Saturday, October 25 from 4-7pm
Missing for a couple years due to construction, etc., we are VERY excited to welcome this tradition back to Messiah! 
Proceeds benefit the Youth Group, and will go toward the 2015 Youth Gathering. This event will be held in the Fellowship Hall, but we might do a little something in the Friendship Place as well. The event is followed by a lockin at the parsonage. 
We invite everyone to wear red to celebrate Reformation Sunday. We may even be visited by special guests Martin and Kate Luther!

Brotherhood Breakfast – Saturday, Oct 11at 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 – Sunday, October 26 at 11:30 am. We’ll meet to do planning for next year!




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