GREETINGS!

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)

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This Week’s Schedule

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

5:45 PM  Meet at Messiah to travel to Edgebrook Lutheran 

 

Sunday, March 8, 2015

9:00 AM  Christian Education Hour - includes Cross+Gen SS & CHAT Room

10:15 AM  Worship with Holy Communion

 

All baptized believers are welcome to partake at the Lord's Table for our open communion. Gluten-free wafers are available.

 

 


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.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS


 
LENTEN WORSHIP SCHEDULE 
For our Lenten journey, we will meet at Messiah each Wednesday to travel to other places of worship. Our goal is to experience together with other faith traditions. 
Our upcoming locations are:
• March 4: Edgebrook Lutheran
• March 11: either Redeemer or St. Luke's - Park Ridge
• March 18: St Mary's Episcopal or First United Methodist - Park Ridge
• March 25: optional Unity Lutheran 
Meet at messiah 5:30/5:45 or join us at the destination church at 7:00pm. We hope to see you there!     
 
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
PALM SUNDAY – MARCH 29 AT 10:15 AM
Worship begins with the congregation entering the sanctuary waving palm branches and singing. 
 
PASSOVER SEDER – MARCH 29 FOLLOWING PALM SUNDAY WORSHIP 
The Exodus story of Passover and a traditional Seder Meal. 
 
MAUNDY THURSDAY – APRIL 2 AT 7PM
Communion service including the washing of feet, celebration of the Last Supper, and stripping of the altar. 
 
GOOD FRIDAY – APRIL 3
10am – Family Service
The message of Good Friday for all ages.
7pm – The Passion According to John A service of dramatic reading and darkness.  
 
12pm -  Good Friday Ecumenical Service at St. Luke’s ELCA
 
EASTER VIGIL – APRIL 4 AT 7PM
A progressive service that starts in darkness and ends in the light of the resurrected Christ. Holy Communion is offered, and all are invited to celebrate with a short reception following the service.
 
EASTER RESURRECTION CELEBRATION! APRIL 5 AT 10:15AM
Celebrating the risen Christ!
Easter Breakfast at 8:30 am
Sunday School Egg Hunt at 9:45 am
Worship Service at 10:15 am       

 
MESSIAH BOOK CLUB 
Thursday, March 5 @ 7pm
Our next meeting will be on Thursday March 5 at 7pm in the Friendship Place. We will be reading "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed. Our meeting is open to everyone who enjoys reading. If anyone has any questions please contact Rich Levy. H: 847-698-5838, C: 847-909-5018
 
LENTEN BIBLE STUDY 
Tuesdays at 1:30 pm 
at Sunrise Assisted Living, Ballard Road in Park Ridge.
 
50TH ANNUAL PARK RIDGE MEN’S PRAYER BREAKFAST
Saturday, March 14th
7:30AM at Park Ridge Country Club 
Individual tickets are $30 each. The keynote speaker will be James D. McLennan, President of McLennan Companies, who will share his story of closing a gap in his life that could only be filled by God. Please speak to Rich Seggeling to get your tickets for this annual event. This will take the place of the regular monthly Saturday Brotherhood Breakfast for March.
 
OVERNIGHT LOCKIN AND EGG STUFFING PARTY!
Saturday, March 21
Our youth and confirmation students will participate in a fun Lockin this weekend in order to help prep for our Egg Hunt the following week. We will also have games and fellowship time. More details to come.
Youth are also asked to help “staff” the Egg Hunt on March 28th. If you’d like to help with hiding the eggs, checking people in, helping families with small children, etc., please let one of the EC members know.
 
 
SPIRITUAL GIFT DISCUSSION
March 24 at 7pm
Join us in the Friendship Place as we discuss our gifts and how they are used and heightened in our church community. If you haven’t taken the spiritual gifts survey yet, you can do so at http://www.healthierchurch.org 
 
 
COMMUNITY EGG HUNT 
Saturday, March 28 @ 10 AM
Messiah will again be hosting a community-wide Easter Egg Hunt – this is a great event to welcome our community to our campus! We can always use helpers for the Hunt itself, since we usually draw between 50 and 70 kids. As usual we are looking for donations of plastic eggs, as well as small trinkets, stickers and candy to fill the eggs. Suggested types of candy include Starbursts, Mini Tootsie Rolls, Skittles, etc. All candy must be wrapped, and hard candy is discouraged as a choking hazard. Look for the Easter basket in the Welcome Center during Lent to drop off your donations, and thanks for helping the Easter Bunny!
 
 
 

REMINDERS FOR MARCH


Brotherhood Breakfast – Saturday, March 14 at 9am. Men from Messiah are encouraged to attend the Park Ridge Breakfast mentioned on previous page. 
 
Quilts ‘n Kits – March Date is to be determined.  For Quilts & Kits we still need bath towels and there is a collection bin in the Friendship Place. We are also still collecting sheets needed for quilts.
 
 
 

 


 

 

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Park Ridge, IL 60068
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