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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Manna Order (Updated via MannaGroup website)

2014 Annual Report 


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This Week’s Schedule

Sunday, August 2

10:15AM   Worship & Holy Communion

11:30AM   Coffee Hour



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 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's right here (in electronic format)!
In September we will host a Welcome Home party for Flat Jesus, and see where he has been all summer!



On July 26 and the last Sunday of each month until further notice, we will have a Cross+Gen sermon activity.

On July 26, we will kick off The 5 Week Bread Series from the Gospel of John. The sermon activity will be making communion bread (glutton free!). The CCC Summer Campers will be invited as Bible Camp Week begins July 27.

Mark your calendars! September 13 is the ELCA Day of Service. Contact EC or Pastor Lynne if you would like to be a Team Leader for the Day of Service!




Brotherhood Breakfast – Saturday, July 11 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 Kits – in July we'll gather after service on Sunday, July 19th.




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