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

Tuesday, May 19


1:30PM   Arlene Johnson Service


Saturday, May 23

2:30PM   Corrine Johnson Memorial
3:30PM   Corrine Johnson Reception


Sunday, May 24

10:15AM   Worship & Holy Communion
11:30AM   Bicycle 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.



May 21-31
For those of you who enjoyed Spotlight's Godspell, c’mon out for this family friendly, rousing original musical! The story is about a group of students who are stuck overnight in a museum, and the exhibit of Tall Tales characters comes to life. Featuring great songs and fun dance numbers by this talented group of young performers, the whole family is sure to enjoy it. Performances are the last two weekends in May. For details and tickets, visit, or ask Jennifer in the office. Posters and cards are available in the narthex.
Saturday, May 23 at 2:30pm
A memorial service for Corrine Jensen will be followed by a reception in the Friendship Place. All are invited to join Corrine's family in remembrance and celebration of the life of this devoted, long-time member of MLC.
Sunday, May 31st 
Join us as we welcome
Julia Fogel
Adam Hauser
Ryan Hauser
as full, confirmed members of Messiah! They have completed a three-year course of study and have chosen to affirm their baptismal covenants in the Lutheran tradition. Congratulations to our young men and woman for their hard work and dedication. Many thanks also to Floyd Yager for instruction, mentoring and guidance through the curriculum. 
After the service we will be serving a light lunch and cake and the Friendship Place. If you would like to bring something, please contact Laura Hauser or Pastor Lynne.
Sunday, May 24
There is a Cross+ Generational activity scheduled to take place on Pentecost Sunday, May 24th. More details will follow in May bulletins. All ages will be welcome to participate in the Pentecostal activity.
Sunday, May 25th
Bring your bicycles, your tricycles, your scooters, your helmets and your bells to worship with you. As we look forward to the start of the outdoor play season, we want to bless these tools and toys for fun and for safety. We'll gather outside at the conclusion of worship for a special congregational prayer of blessing.
On May 16th we have the opportunity to participate in a Night Walk sponsored by the Night Ministry. Messiah has a long history of donations of supplies and other assistance to this group. In Advent, a representative from the Night Ministry joined us at a cross-generational event to talk about their ministry. The plan for the Night Walk is to meet at Messiah at 5pm on May 16th and we will carpool down. We will meet with leaders and volunteers from the organization and learn about homelessness. Then we split into group of 2-3 kids who will be chaperoned by an adult (so parents, we need to have enough chaperones!) and the kids will go out into the street as if they were homeless and only had a couple of dollars to figure out where to eat, how to stay safe, find a place to sleep, and so on. The goal is to experience a bit of what it is like to be alone with no home to go to. How would you feel? What would you do?
If there is a chance we can visit the health bus the Night Ministry uses to provide services to the homeless in Chicago. The bus is normally out on Saturday night and you can walk by and see the work this organization does first hand.
High School and Confirmation aged kids are invited to participate, as well as parents. Please contact Floyd Yager and let him know you are coming.


Brotherhood Breakfast – Saturday, April 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 – Sunday April 26th following worship.




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