The Messiah Messenger > The October Messenger Issue #520
The October Messenger Issue #520

Sep 30, 2011

The Messiah
MESSENGER

FROM THE PASTOR

hos•pi•tal•i•ty: (noun) the reception and generous treatment of visitors or guests; the act of providing food and beverage for visitors or guests. The word hospitality derives from the Latin hospes, which is formed from hostis, which originally meant "to have power." The meaning of "host" can be literally read as "lord of strangers." Hostire means "equalize or compensate.”

I spent over a decade of my life in the Hospitality Industry – studying at Florida State University’s Hospitality Administration Program (HAP) and then working in Hotels, Resorts and Residential Property Mgmt. The core courses required for entrance to the HA Program include Liberal Arts, Multicultural and basic business classes. Once admitted, we took classes in property management, cooking, catering, law, marketing, management and yes, even wine tasting. But not one class on “Hospitality!”
Despite being in the Hospitality Industry for all those years, my most memorable hospitality experience was being welcomed into a church. I was new to the area and had been looking for a church home – but it took a lot of energy to go into new churches where I didn’t know anyone. I had such a wonderful life in my first home church that I was beginning to wonder if anything else could compare. When I arrived, I realized that I was a minority – most of the people were Spanish speaking and I did not speak Spanish yet. However, a greeter stood just inside the door and welcomed me with a big smile and invited me in further. There, a few people approached me with joyful smiles and stayed with me to introduce me to others and answer my questions. One woman invited me to sit and pray in the sanctuary prior to the beginning of worship. Most of the communication was in Spanish and limited English with extensive use of non-verbal cues and motions. During worship, the people sitting near me offered assistance with hymnals, when to stand and where to go for Communion. I found the worship service to be beautiful – even though I didn’t speak or understand Spanish yet. Following the service, as I tried to slip out a side door, the ushers asked if there was anything I needed since I’d just moved to the area. We exchanged business cards and they got in touch with me within days. When sharing this experience with a new work colleague who was Hispanic, she was not surprised at the welcoming reception I had received. She even quoted the verse from the sermon to the Hebrews “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.” Hebrews 13:2
I pray that when we are able to welcome new friends to our community of faith here at Messiah, that we remember the words of Jesus in the Parable of the Judgment:
“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.” Then the righteous will answer him, “Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?” And the king will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” Matthew 25

(This is the first of three articles on Hospitality)

NOTEWORTHY NEWS
MESSIAH 50/50 CHALLENGE UPDATE!
Reminder to keep up our efforts to first meet our budget, but also to exceed it this last half of the year with the 50/50 Challenge! Remember we can all add extra income without any cost to us by:
•   Purchasing Manna cards (you'll be needing Halloween candy & costumes, right? And are you gearing up for Christmas shopping?)
•   Bringing your newspapers & paper to the Abitibi dumpster every week
•   Designating your Choice Dollars from Thrivent for Messiah!
Next month we'll have a "How To" section on Good Search and Good Shopping to show everyone how using those sites can also benefit Messiah!
Since July 1st, we have collected $4795.00 towards the 50/50 Challenge! Great job!   

EC CORNER
Highlights from the September 19th meeting:
•   EC is looking for leaders for Evangelism, Audit, and fine tuning Stewardship.
•   Letter to be drafted by Carol Hrodey for our community vote for MAP.
•   EC and Property Manager to meet with Fox Valley Fire Alarm Company.
•   EC researching Property purchase with neighbor.
•   EC working on CCC Handbook and Employee procedures.
•   Voted “yes”on Gospel Life (Brethren in Christ) church meetings at Messiah, to begin October 9th.
Weekly Attendance for August
8/7=67 (+26 WoW), 8/14=70, 8/21=61, 8/28=61
Weekly Giving for August (General Fund)
8/7=$3189, 8/14=$3955, 8/21=$1352, 8/28=$2181

HARVEST FESTIVAL
We're getting crafters/vendors - we can still use more! Please take flyers and give them to anyone you know who might want to sign up for a booth. We will have a pottery store there where you can either purchase items or make your own ornaments. A great Christmas present for kids to give their relatives!
There will also be some fair trade vendors, scrapbooking and others. Make sure you plan to come out and see what they have to offer!   
We're also receiving donations for the Silent Auction. Donations of items or services are welcome to add to the auction which helped us raise approximately $2500 last year.
Manna cards and cash donations are also welcome to add to or purchase items to round out "packages" for auction.
There will be a meeting in October to finalize plans - watch for an announcement, and for sign-ups to help. Meanwhile, contact Carol Hrodey if you have any questions, want to help out, want to donate something!

NOTEWORTHY NEWS
MILLIE ANDERSON RETIRES &
INGATHERING REPORT
Recently, Millie Anderson decided to “hand over” the reins and responsibility of the Friendship Circle Quilting Group to Carol Hrodey and Trudi Handzel. We thank Millie for countless hours of time and dedication to a craft that we know she feels so passionate about. With deep gratitude we accept her “final” report on InGathering:
“Thanks to ALL that helped with the InGathering and trailer. We packed the following for LWR:
18 quilts
23 layettes
6 Baby Care Kits
9 Health Kits
33 Personal Care Kits
God Bless you all, from the committee”

SOCKS & UNDIES COLLECTION
Another collection we were taking this
past month was socks and underwear
for our friends at the Night Ministry.
Supplemented by about 30 sweaters
and t-shirts that Pastor Lynne got from a Lutheran clothing sale, we also sent:
13 pairs women’s underwear
13 men’s t-shirts
50 pairs of men’s underwear
and 73 pairs of socks!
Pastor Lynne plans to drive these items down personally to the Ministry. Thanks for all who helped!   

NEW DOOR CODES COMING
As of Monday, October 17, 2011 we will be changing EVERYONE’s door codes. This is an annual security measure that we do every year. One preventative measure we can take to ensure the safety of our staff, parishioners, and students is to change the door codes on an annual basis. Here is how it will work:
•   New codes will be available beginning October 10. Call the office if you currently have a code and need your new number.
•   If you cannot call during regular office hours (9-1 M-F) leave a message and your call will be returned, and your code will be left on your voicemail/answering machine.
•   New codes will go into effect
October 17th at 9 AM. If you have a code now, it WILL NOT WORK after this time. If you need access to the building, you must call the office to get your new code.

THANKSGIVING DINNER AT MESSIAH
We will once again be hosting a full dinner with all the trimmings here at Messiah on Thanksgiving Day following the worship service. Watch for opportunities to pitch in, or just join us for this traditional meal!

UPCOMING EVENTS
(PLEASE always check with church office before you schedule an event – there is a room assignment calendar maintained by the Office Administrator.)
PET BLESSING SERVICE
Saturday, Oct 1 at 1pm
Bring your favorite critter on his leash or in her box, and receive a blessing! We will have a short service, and are often joined by neighbors and friends who wish their special pet to get blessed. This service is in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, and is a fitting wrap-up to our Creation worship series.    

FRIENDSHIP DAY INGATHERING
Saturday, Oct. 1 9-12pm
Sunday, Oct. 2 12-3pm   
The trailer will be in the parking lot October 1
and 2. We will have people on hand to help other churches load their goods into the trailer, which will be picked up Monday morning and taken to the LWR distribution center. Thanks to ALL who have helped!

MESSIAH YOUTH GROUP SPAGHETTI DINNER
Sat. Oct. 22 4:30-7:30pm
The Messiah Lutheran Church Youth Group invite you and your family and friends to a Spaghetti Dinner! COST: $8 for adults and $3 for children under age 10. Proceeds from this fundraiser help our youth to attend the ELCA Youth Gathering next July 2012 in New Orleans, LA. Find out more when you search the web: elca youth gathering   

REMINDERS FOR OCTOBER
Café Women’s Group Wednesday, Oct. 5th at 7pm. Ardene Ejnik will be your host and we will be serving dinner. We will be discussing FOOD since October is a “food month” – please join us, newbies are welcome!

Brotherhood Breakfast – Saturday, Effective with our Saturday October 8th Breakfast Meeting we will meet at:
"Just Like Home Cooking Restaurant" at the same 9:00 AM time 8501 W. Dempster Street in Niles
   Women's Service Group and Friendship Day
Friendship Day is the usual 4th Thursday of the month, so October 27th at 9 AM. Come when you can and work as long as you can. There will also be a Service Group sometime in October for those who can’t do daytimes!

Park Ridge Women’s Prayer Breakfast
Oct. 22nd at 8:30am
Park Ridge Country Club
Tickets are $25 per person. Call 847.318.7376 for tickets and more info.

COMING IN NOVEMBER
Harvest Festival, Nov 12
Thanksgiving Day Service, Nov 24
Thanksgiving Dinner, Nov 24
Tuesdays In Advent Worship, Nov 28

THIS MONTH IN WORSHIP
Oct. 2   4th Creation Sunday – Rainbow
1st Lesson: Genesis 9:8-17
Psalm: Psalm 33:4-9
2nd Lesson: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
Gospel: Mark 16: 14-15   
SS: Rainbows and Promises   
CHAT: Rainbow Discussion    
CONF: What is a Lutheran?: The Sacraments

Oct. 9   17th Sunday after Pentecost
1st Lesson: Isaiah 25:1–9
Psalm: Psalm 23
2nd Lesson: Philippians 4:1–9
Gospel: Matthew 22:1–14   
SS: The Wedding Banquet   
CHAT: Faith Stories or Bible Verses (still in planning stages)   
CONF: What is a Lutheran?:Baptism/ Communion

Oct. 16   18th Sunday after Pentecost
1st Lesson: Isaiah 45:1–7
Psalm: Psalm 96:1–9 [10–13]
2nd Lesson: 1 Thessalonians 1:1–10
Gospel: Matthew 22:15–22   
SS: Paying Taxes
CHAT: Faith Stories or Bible Verses (still in planning stages)   
CONF: Intro to The Bible

Oct. 22   19th Sunday after Pentecost
1st Lesson: Leviticus 19:1–2, 15–18
Psalm: Psalm 1
2nd Lesson: 1 Thessalonians 2:1–8
Gospel: Matthew 22:34–46   
SS: The Greatest Command-ment
CHAT: Faith Stories or Bible Verses (still in planning stages)   
CONF: Old Testament: What is the Bible?

Oct. 29   Reformation Sunday
1st Lesson: Jeremiah 31:31–34
Psalm: Psalm 46
2nd Lesson: Romans 3:19–28
Gospel: John 8:31–36   
SS: Martin Luther and the Reformation Story      
CHAT: Faith Stories or Bible Verses (still in planning stages)   
CONF: Old Testament:Our Beginnings: Adam & Eve

REFORMATION CELEBRATION OCTOBER 30TH!
We invite everyone to wear red to celebrate Reformation Sunday. We will have a potluck luncheon following worship in the Fellowship Hall, with games and activities for everyone. Watch the YES! Sheets to sign up your dish to share!    

TABLE TALKS BIBLE STUDY GROUP
Mondays at 7PM at Panera Bread,
Des Plaines
We will continue this study in Martin Luther’s tradition of getting together over a beverage and a treat to discuss the Bible. Lively discussion and deep insights occur when 3 or more gather to talk about God’s word! Join us Mondays throughout October.

THIS MONTH IN WORSHIP
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS
   Oct. 2   Oct. 9   Oct. 16   Oct. 23   Oct. 30
   10:15am   10:15am   10:15am   10:15am   10:15am
Acolytes   Nick L   Phil H   Julia F   Amalia S   Jessie K
Communion Assistants   Rich L   Julie H   Floyd Y   Cynthia S   Cathy K
Readers   Steve Y   Susan R   Teresa L   Anne W   Laura O
Worship Assistants   Cindy N   Pat K   Vikki H   John F   Karen B
Projection   Jim H   Jim H   Jim H   Jim H   Jim H
Ushers   *   *   *   *   *
Greeters   *   *   *   *   *
Altar Guild   Dottie B   Linda R   Kathy S   Kathy S   Steve Y
Bread Providers   Dottie B   *   Raymonds   *   *
Counters   Paul H,
   Paul H,
   Paul H,
   Paul H,
   Paul H,


FLOWERS AND BULLETINS
Sunday   Flowers are given …    Bulletins are given …
Oct. 2   in honor of Dan Kovach’s birthday by Brad, Pat, and Kevin.   Available
Oct. 9   in honor of Russ and Linda Raymond’s wedding anniversary.    Available
Oct. 16   in loving memory of John Borgeson.   by Christoper Scheck in honor of his grandfather’s birthday.
Oct. 23   by Russ and Linda Raymond in honor of Art Raymond’s birthday.   Available
Oct. 30   in honor of Paulie O’Connor’s birthday.   by John and Sue Fox for Andrew’s baptism anniversary.

The sign-ups for flowers and bulletins are in the narthex by the hall to the Educational Wing. Flowers are $30, and the Bulletins are $10. Envelopes are provided next to the sign-up calendar, or you may simply write “Flowers” or “Bulletin” on your regular envelope in the Other box. REMEMBER TO PAY FOR YOUR FLOWERS OR BULLETINS!
Note to all those purchasing flowers: Your flowers are yours to take home!
If you wish to donate them to one of our shut-ins, please be sure to let the Altar Guild know.

CALENDAR
See website

MESSAGES
Inscribing the Divine:
The Saint John’s Bible
Tuesday, October 4, 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $4 / Members & Loyola Faculty, Staff, and Students: Free

Through the use of video, full-size reproductions, and high quality projected imagery, Tim Ternes, the director of The Saint John’s Bible Project, will guide participants through the story of The Saint John’s Bible. Guests will learn about the processes, tools, methods, and materials behind the making of The Saint John’s Bible, as well as explore several artworks through guided imagery discussions. Participants will also get to handle vellum samples and a quill and see larger reproductions of several pages and an entire volume.

Music in The Saint John’s Bible
Tuesday, October 11, 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $4 / Members & Loyola Faculty, Staff, and Students: Free

Interwoven across the pages of Psalms in The Saint John’s Bible are voice prints of different music traditions. Please join us for an evening of music by Hazzan Toby Lou Hayman, Hazzan and Spiritual Leader of Chicago’s Central Synagogue, and a tour of the exhibition with LUMA’s Martin D’Arcy Curator of Art, Jonathan Canning.

RSVP for either event to luma@luc.edu or 312.915.7608.


ADRIANNE BLANKS IN “THE ZOO”
Fri-Sun 9/30-10/2 & 10/14-16
Chute Auditorium
1400 Oakton St. in Evanston
The Savoyaires’ Theater Company
presents 3 one-acts from
Gilbert, Sullivan, and Gilbert & Sullivan!
“Eyes and No Eyes” “The Zoo” “Trial by Jury”
Call 847-563-0155 or visit www.savoyaires.org for showtimes
and to purchase tickets.


NURSERY ATTENDANT NEEDED
After many years of service watching the smallest of our children during worship, Helen Levy is relinquishing the position of Nursery Attendant. If you or anyone you know is interested in the Nursery Attendant position, please speak with Pastor. A job description is available.


The Center of Concern Auxiliary
is hosting two Bunko Parties on October 14th
Bunko is a fun dice game that anyone can play –no experience necessary! Two Bunko parties will be held to benefit The Center of Concern, a social service agency in Park Ridge. The events will be held on Friday, October 14th at the South Park Recreation Center (Talcott and Cumberland) in Park Ridge. The first event, “Bunko and Lunch” for men and women will be held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Later, “Ladies’ Night” will be held from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. $15.00 ticket includes Bunko games and prizes, choice of beef sandwich or mostaccioli, dessert, coffee and tea. Wine, beer and pop will be available for purchase. Contact Nancy at (847) 318-1008 to make your reservations, and your tickets will be held at the door.

Manna Minute
October Manna orders are due on the 9th – is it time to start thinking about Christmas yet?!


MESSIAH MINISTRIES   
CROP WALK COMING
The Niles/Park Ridge CROP Walk is scheduled for Sunday October 16th at 2PM. It is a 10k walk to raise awareness and funds for Church World Services and the Maine Township Food Pantry. We are looking for walkers, and if you can’t walk, please sponsor our walkers. They will be in the narthex after church on Sundays in October to get your support. See Trudi Handzel to get a form to be a walker. You can also donate online at www.cropwalk.org. Click on Illinois on the map and find Niles/Park Ridge Walk. Click on that and click “donate,” and type in walkers name or team name (Messiah Lutheran Church) to donate. (Instructions are pretty clear once you get to Niles/Park Ridge Walk.) You can also be a “prayer walker” … support our team with prayer!

REV PHIL KNUTSON LETTER EXCERPT
Full letter can be read online at our website at http://www.messiahparkridge.org/ rev_phil_knutson.html
Dear Friends,
As regional program assistant for ELCA Global Mission I have the privilege of regularly visiting and learning from many different people and contexts across Southern Africa. In August I represented the ELCA at the annual council meeting of the Lutheran Communion in Southern Africa (LUCSA) …
Yours faithfully, Philip Knutson
ELCA Global Mission
www.southernafricaconnections.org

“GLORIA DEI” MUSIC NOTES
Johann Sebastian Bach, the brilliant Lutheran organist and composer, acknowledged the purpose of his life and his great faith by signing the end of his compositions with the Latin “Soli Deo Gloria”, which translates as “To God Alone the Glory”.
The adult choir is preparing to sing together in worship for the first time in the new season on October 2. To coincide with the new season, the choir has decided on a new name to call itself: “Gloria Dei Choir”. “Gloria Dei” translates to “Glory to God”, a wonderfully chosen name reflecting the choir’s purpose. We rehearse so we can give our best to God, and we sing and worship to God’s glory, not our own.
In addition, as we worship as a congregation, sing or play instruments as a choir or as individuals solely for Him, our human hands are not necessary at the conclusion of a musical selection to enhance or acknowledge His glory. A personal word of thanks to a choir member or musician after worship is very appropriate.
Whether a musician or not, our lives should reflect our belief, as Bach did hundreds of years ago, that indeed, “To God Alone the Glory!” ~ Sue Fox
Please Note: There will be no Gloria Dei Choir practice on Tuesday October 18th. Every other Tuesday in October we will meet at 7:30 pm.

YOUTH PAGE
SUNDAY SCHOOL UNDERWAY!

Sunday School is off to a great new start this school year. Each of the classes is in the process of decorating their classrooms and choosing names and symbols for their group. Students are completing their multi-week study of Creation and are enjoying the songs, stories and projects connected with the weekly lessons.
Upcoming Sunday School lessons will be:
Oct. 9: The Wedding Banquet
Oct. 16: Paying Taxes
Oct. 23: The Greatest Commandment
Oct. 30: Martin Luther and The Reformation Story

OTHER YOUTH EVENTS
MYDI Night on October 15th from 6-9pm at the Parsonage.
There will be a Lock-In following the Spaghetti Dinner on Oct. 22.
We have an outing to Enchanted Castle (Lombard ) on Nov. 4th for the Chicago Youth Ministry Network Lock- In. Please respond via email to Julie Holzer if you plan on attending by Oct. 10th. There is a cost of $35 for the event.   CONFIRMATION CLASS ROCKS!
In our first lesson, we talked about "Who are Lutherans?" We talked about being part of a group and the one "take away" we discussed were the 3 "alones" of the Lutheran faith.
Scripture Alone
The Bible is the key determinate of what is "right" in the Lutheran faith
Faith Alone
It is through our Faith in Christ that we are justified
Christ Alone It is through Christ that we receive the gift of grace and get salvation.
The bible is a key part of Lutheran practices. We depend on scripture to guide our faith. That is one reason we will spend a year talking about the bible as part of Confirmation class.
We also talked about belonging to groups and how using your individual talents can help make the group stronger! We hope that we will make each other stronger as a confirmation class and that when you become an adult member of the church you will continue to use your talents to make Messiah stronger and build up the entire Body of Christ in the world!
Do Justice, Love Kindness, and Walk Humbly with God. ~ Floyd Yager

MILESTONES
BIRTHDAYS
Anthony Reeves, 10/5
Linda Stolz, 10/5
Sandra Downie, 10/6
Darryl Hanson, 10/7
Daniel Kovach, 10/7
Zachary Elder, 10/9
Julie Berzins, 10/12
Tommy Hanson, 10/16
Gary Corkill, 10/20
Michael Herak, 10/25
David Kaufman, 10/26
Neil Hauser, 10/29   

ANNIVERSARIES
Gerald and Barb Valasek,
10/10/64 - 47 years
Russ and Linda Raymond, 10/11/69 – 42 years
Ron and Theresa Duty, 10/27/74 – 37 years
Tom and Kim Hanson, 10/29/93 – 18 years

CHURCH LEADERSHIP

STAFF
Pastor:    Rev. Lynne Morrow
Coordinator/Music Ministry: Sue Fox
Child Care Center Director: Karen Black
Office Administrator:    Jennifer Schneider
Bookkeeper:    Helen Levy
Property Maintenance:    John Handzel, Jr.
Custodian:    Worknesh Deressa

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
President:   John Fox
Vice President:    Diane Wilson
Secretary:    Stephanie Yager
Treasurer:    Larry Ryczek
Financial Sec.:    Paul Holzer

EXTENDED LEADERSHIP TEAM
The CHAT Room:   David Swanson
Altar Guild:      Linda Raymond
Brotherhood:      Rich Seggeling
CCC Board Chair:   TBD
Christian Education:   Julie Jensen
Confirmation/Youth:   Floyd Yager
         Julie Holzer
Evangelism:      David Swanson
Friendship Day:    Trudi Handzel,
Carol Hrodey
Property Coordinator: Ray Ejnik
Stewardship:      Floyd Yager
Contact the Church Office for phone numbers or email addresses for these folks.

MEMORIAL REPORT as of September 28, 2011
All gifts to the Memorial Fund are automatically acknowledged to the giver by a personal note, which includes a confirmation of the amount. Unless otherwise designated, all gifts go into the Property Reserve Fund. Addresses and envelope numbers on memorial cards or checks are much appreciated. The purpose of this report is to confirm that gifts are received and properly allocated. If you don’t see your gift listed here after 2 months, please contact Karen Black.

Memorials for August/September will be reported in the November Messenger.

MESSIAH MOVIES
SOUL SURFER
(ON DEMAND/NETFLIX)
An inspiring film that dramatizes the real-life story of Bethany Hamilton (AnnaSophia Robb), a Hawaiian teen who bravely returns to competitive surfing after losing her left arm in a vicious shark attack. On the road to recovery, the gutsy young wave-rider relies on determination, faith and family, including her mom (Helen Hunt) and dad (Dennis Quaid).
The biggest fear I had with this movie was whether or not the shark attack would be too graphic or frightening for my 8-year-old to watch. So rather than go see it in the theater (like we wanted to) we watched it at home in a more familiar environment. I can report that the scene is very tastefully done, with a minimum of blood and violence. In fact, it happens soooo quickly, you can’t believe it.    What is really beautiful about this film is the strong faith of the family that Bethany is already in, and how she relies on that faith to help her through a very difficult time. She is a strong, special girl, and a good role model for others.
There is a wonderful moment when Bethany is on a mission trip with her church to the tsunami-struck region of India. She notices that no one is going into the water … they are all too afraid of it because of their recent experience with the deadly tidal wave. She encourages them to go, one by one, into the water and play, because she herself cannot resist the ocean, despite what it did to her.
I think the coolest part of this movie is the actual footage of Bethany at the end of the movie during the credits. I almost wish they had simply made a documentary of this amazing girl’s life – there is plenty of video footage of her. But the film is good, and inspiring, and I recommend it for families with kids over 6.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
PRAYERS ANSWERED
In joyful thanks for answered prayer, Millie Anderson is happy to report the healing of her grandson, William.
David Swanson also gives joyful thanks for answered prayer of a new job for his sister after a 1½-year search!
We celebrate with the Ryczek Family the marriage of Christina Hanrahan and John Treuchel. Blessings on them!
And we give joyful thanks for the healthy new life of Peter David Harren, son of Jessica and Peter Harren.
Thanks to all for their prayers and concerns regarding Pastor Lynne’s mom Carolyn Morrow. All surgeries, tests, and treatments have gone the best route possible, and it is certain to be because of prayer!   

Please include the following individuals and families in your prayers this month:
Aunt Althea, Piers Anderson, John Beirne, Kelly B, Viv Beyer, Val Bowman, Jennifer, Jenna & Juliana Burns, Evelyn Burval, Shirley Busse, Sara Christiansen, Cheryl Donahue, Linda Foltz, Pearl Fox, Peter Fox and Family, William Gerlich, Graham Family, Walter Goelling and Family, Doug Hanson and Family, Harold Hjelm, Jairam for healing and the family for financial support, Arlene Johnson, Kennet, Vera Koehler, Audrey Krell, Richard Levy, Carolyn Morrow, Margaret Mulberry, Aidan Ray, Richard Reeve, Greg Russo, Diana Stimpel, Harry and Sue Trestrail, Linda Ufkes, and Rosie.

We want to remember in our prayers military personnel (those known to us as well as those serving who are not known to us): Jason Koesler, Tim David, Lars Johnsen, Andreas Johnsen, Sam Krawitz, Jesse Olesen, Joey Rosequist, Kevin Ward, and Claudine Ward.

We also want to remember in prayer our college students: Julie Berzins, Nick Boomer, Joey Ejnik, Bobby Hanson, Trygve Jensen, Kevin Kaufman, Daniel Kovach, Holly Norberg, Eric Ryczek, Jake Stolz, and Paul Stolz Jr. And also Jennie Read, who starts the diakonia program.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to HIPAA laws, pastors are NOT notified if you are hospitalized. If you are in the hospital and would like us to know it, you or someone acting for you has to call the church office and tell us.

DIRECTORY CHANGES
Please let the office know if you are moving! Thanks!
None

The Messiah
MESSENGER


1605 Vernon Avenue
Park Ridge, Illinois 60068

Phone: (847) 823-6984
Fax: (847) 823-6996
Child Care Center Phone: (847) 825-3767
E-mail: PastorLynne@messiahparkridge.org
Office@messiahparkridge.org
Homepage: www.messiahparkridge.org
Child Care Email: messiahchildcare@sbcglobal.net

 


 

 

1605 Vernon Avenue
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