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, July 5

10:15AM   Worship & Holy Communion

11:30AM   Patriotic Hymn Sing



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.



Flat Jesus is a paper doll children cut out and color. He can accompany you by car, plane, via snail mail or go digitally. When Flat Jesus arrives at his destination, photograph and document his adventures. You can make multiple copies and even send Flat Jesus abroad. If you lose Flat Jesus, don’t worry he's right here (in electronic format)!
In September we will host a Welcome Home party for Flat Jesus, and see where he has been all summer!

Friday, July 3rd begin around 5 pm
Families are invited to bring a picnic dinner, games, and their own chairs or blankets, to relax on our grounds for the July 4th celebration! Parking passes are still available (contact the office ASAP!) and this year we will be holding a raffle, and handing out literature to people who join us on our grounds for the festivities!


Sunday, July 6 12-12:30pm

You are invited to remain in the sanctuary after worship on Sunday, July 5, for a special celebration of freedom. We will sing a few faith based patriotic songs, including “America, the Beautiful” and offer prayers for our country and its precious liberty. America’s founding fathers justified our freedom in the Declaration of Independence, “with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence”. However, true freedom is thru Christ and His victory on the cross. Freed by His forgiveness and love, we are His servants, linked together in hope, and ready and willing to share the gospel


Saturday, July 11, 12-7pm
This event is at St. Peter’s UCC in Skokie. We advertise it here because Paul Holzer’s band “Unhinged” has agreed to play again this year while folks chow down on great grilled bratwurst. They will perform at 5pm – just in time for dinner! Other musicians will perform for the rest of the afternoon, everything from Barber Shop to “lounge piano” to acoustic guitar. This event is a fundraiser for the Niles Township Food Pantry and St. Peter’s UCC. For more info and a schedule of the musical acts visit


Sunday, July 19 @ 1:10pm

Messiah members, your family and friends are welcome to purchase tickets for the White Sox Sunday Afternoon baseball game on July 19th. Game starts at 1:10PM and ticket and bus transportation from Messiah will be provided starting at 11:30AM. Per ticket price is $28. The White Sox will honor and celebrate the 10th anniversary of their 2005 World Series victory at this game by playing last year’s defending American League champions, the Kansas City Royals. The bus is air conditioned and the seats are ground level and in the shade. Contact Rich Seggeling (847-975-3610) or Larry Ryczek (847-692-6972) or any of the Brotherhood members for more info and to purchase your tickets. Glass containers are not allowed on the bus.



On July 26 and the last Sunday of each month until further notice, we will have a Cross+Gen sermon activity.

On July 26, we will kick off The 5 Week Bread Series from the Gospel of John. The sermon activity will be making communion bread (glutton free!). The CCC Summer Campers will be invited as Bible Camp Week begins July 27.

Mark your calendars! September 13 is the ELCA Day of Service. Contact EC or Pastor Lynne if you would like to be a Team Leader for the Day of Service!




Brotherhood Breakfast – Saturday, July 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 – in July we'll gather after service on Sunday, July 19th.




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