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, April 26

9:00AM     Christian Learning Hour
10:15AM   Worship & Holy Communion
11:30AM   Quilts 'n' Kits
1:00PM     PRMA Day of Service
5:00PM     EC Mini Retreat

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.



April 21st & 22nd at 6:30 in Fell. Hall
Join the Child Care families for Ice Cream and Magic with the awesome Mr. Ash! Tickets are available in the Child Care Center office.

Sunday, April 26th will be a very busy day …

LSSI Good Shepherd SundayThe Fourth Sunday of Easter is “Good Shepherd Sunday.” All ELCA congregations in the state are encouraged to focus attention on the strong yet gentle caring ministry of LSSI. We will also collect a special offering on that day for LSSI.

Special RecognitionLarry Johnson will be moving to Florida in May. A Godspeed and Farewell will be held on Sunday April 26 during worship and we will celebrate Larry and his ministry following worship with a reception.

Quilts ‘n Kitsis currently collecting for personal care kits which include bath towels, bars of soap, nail clippers, sturdy combs, & toothbrushes. Please help by either purchasing items or by donating money for purchasing items!  And remember to mark April 26th on your calendar to help assemble quilts following worship!

Park Ridge Ministerial Association's Annual Day of Service will be Sunday April 26th.The PRMA organized the first Community Day of Service last year enlisting the support of member of the various church congregations in Park Ridge. There are a variety of projects, both indoor and outdoor from which to choose to participate. Everyone will meet at 1:00pm at Mary Seat of Wisdom (MSW) for Registration, Blessing and Project Sendoff. From MSW, participants will head out to Outdoor Projects at various locations and Indoor Projects at MSW. If you are interested, please to go  to sign up. Please devote as much time as you are able, however you need not feel obligated to stay for the full three hours. Our Youth Group plans to participate in this event.

Executive Committee Retreat –following the Day of Service, the EC will meet for a meal and then a “mini-retreat.” 

Thursday, April 30 12:30-1:30
We offer a safe space for conversation, prayer, a shared meal to all who are journeying through a loss. Please let Diane Wilson know if you plan to attend.


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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