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, May 1st

9:00 AM - CHAT Room and Confirmation Class
10:15 AM - Worship with Holy Communion

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.



Lets go Cubbies! Four Field Box tickets (valued at $434!) will be raffled off after worship on May 22! The game is Saturday May 28th @ 1:20 pm vs. the Philadelphia Phillies. Raffle chances are:
•  One ticket/chance for $10 
•  Three tickets/chances for $20
•  Eight tickets/chances for $50
You do not have to be present to win. Great seats are right behind 3rd base dugout. Raffle tickets available beginning May 1st.
May 7, 2016 at 2:30 pm 
Jake started his scouting career in 2006 with Cub Scout Pack 105. He advanced through Bobcat, Tiger Cub, Wolf, Bear, and Webelo and in 2011 he crossed over to Boy Scout Troop 1, earning the ranks of Scout, Tenderfoot, 2nd Class, 1st Class, Star, and Life, completed in June 2013. His years of commitment and dedication to scouting has culminated with this achievement of the rank of Eagle Scout on March 15, 2016. Messiah members are welcome to attend.
Wednesday, May 11 
at 7pm in the Library
We will discuss the book “Our Souls at Night” by Kent Haruf. Book Club is open to anyone who enjoys reading. 
May 14 2016
Funds raised by this annual event support Autism Speaks, an organization dedicated to the support and awareness of families dealing with Autism (1 in 88 children in America). Pastor Lynne and many of the Child Care teachers participate in this walk every year. To donate to Autism Speaks and/or support a walking team, go to:  
Sunday, May 15th 
Join us as we welcome Nikolaus Ryczek & Michael Yager 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 for their hard work and dedication. Many thanks also to Floyd Yager for instruction, mentoring and guidance through the curriculum.         
Saturday, May 21st 
The Fair runs Saturday from 11 AM to 2 PM, and features games, rides, food, and fun for kids. The Silent Auction will be open for bidding on Friday, May 20th during school hours, and also at 9AM on Saturday while staff is setting up and throughout the day of the Fair. Items will be on display all week in the Child Care hallway and the Library. Bid early and bid often, for the good of the Child Care!
Sunday, May 29th 
Bring your bicycles, your tricycles, your scooters, your helmets and your bells to worship with you. We want to bless these tools and toys for outdoor fun and safety. We'll gather outside at the conclusion of worship for a special congregational prayer of blessing.
May 27-June 3
Julia and Samantha Fogel have been cast in this show! 
The 1950s are over, and change is in the air! Hairspray, 
winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs. Performances are the last two weekends in May. For details and tickets, visit Posters and cards are available in the narthex. 

Brotherhood BreakfastSaturday, May 14 at Just Like Home Restaurant. 

Quilts ‘n Kits– Quilt assembly will be on Sunday, May 22nd  after worship service!  Snacks will be available along with great fellowship and remember - no sewing experience necessary!  







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