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, September 6

10:15AM   Worship & 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.



In September Lutheran World Relief (LWR) will be the focus at Messiah. LWR spearheads relief efforts all over the world, helping those in need. Messiah participates in LWR’s efforts through their Quilts & Kits mission programs. We assemble and complete quilts to share, as well as Personal Care Kits and School Kits. More information about LWR efforts and the Quilts & Kits Ministry can be found on their website: 
Key dates to remember for Quilts & Kits include:
All month – collecting items for Personal Care and School Kits – see Sponsorship List (next page).
Sunday, September 13th – ELCA Day of Service – Gather in the Friendship Place following the prayer service to help assemble quilts (no sewing experience necessary) and Personal Care Kits! Lunch will be served. 
Sunday, September 27th – Blessing of the Quilts & Kits will occur, in addition to School Kits being assembled during the Cross-Generational Activity during the Worship Service
Wednesday, September 30th – Quilts & Kits will be packed in boxes to prepare for shipping in October. Volunteers needed to help in the Friendship Place at 10:00 am
Saturday & Sunday, October 3rd & 4th – LWR Truck will be at Messiah to collect boxes from Messiah and local groups. Volunteers needed Saturday, 9-12 and Sunday, 12-3.
Sept 10 @ 7pm
We will discuss the book “The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel James Brown. Book Club is open to anyone who enjoys reading. If anyone has any questions please contact Rich Levy. 
H: 847-698-5838, C: 847-909-5018
Sept. 13, at 9 AM
Messiah will participate in the annual ELCA Day of Service on Sunday, September 13th beginning at 9:00 a.m. with a brief prayer service. Following the service, some of us will canvas the local neighborhood to collect non-perishable food items for the Maine Township Food Pantry. The rest of us will focus on assembling quilts and kits for Lutheran World Relief in the Friendship Place. Lunch will be served when the neighborhood crew returns. Please plan on participating!! It’s a great time to share ourselves in God’s service, as well as enjoy fellowship with each other. Wear your Day of Service t-shirt, or if you don’t have one, try to borrow one from someone or wear a golden yellow shirt (it is too late to order new shirts). 
Table Talk Bible Study
will resume Monday, August 14, at 
Des Plaines Panera 7-8:30pm 
Sunday, September 20 Check in at 7:00am
Run at 8:00am
Walk at 8:15am
Step off at George Washington Elementary School in Park Ridge, 1500 Stewart Avenue. (Strollers welcome, pets on leashes welcome.) Route will mainly stay on Western avenue between Touhy and Peterson. Messiah will be participating this year in the NAMI Walk. If you are interested in walking or sponsoring a walker, please contact Paul Holzer, who is organizing this event for us.
Sunday, Sept. 27 during worship
On this Sunday we will dedicate the quilts and school kits that our people have worked so hard on over the last year. The quilts will be on display in the narthex and sanctuary, and we will bless them during the service. 
*Note: We will pack up the quilts on Wednesday, Sept 30. Volunteers needed to help in the Friendship Place at 10:00 am
Sunday, Sept. 27 
after worship
We will have a party in the Friendship Place to welcome Flat Jesus back after his summer of travels! There will be light refreshments, prizes for Flat Jesus participants, a slide show, and fellowship as we chat about our summer adventures.

Brotherhood Breakfast – Saturday, September 12 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 – Our “marathon” of quilting will happen on Sunday, Sept 13 as part of the ELCA Day of Service! 




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