The Messiah Messenger > The December Messenger Issue #522
The December Messenger Issue #522

Nov 30, 2011

The Messiah
MESSENGER

Christmas Services

Sunday, Dec. 18 @ 10:15am
Sunday School Program

Sunday, Dec. 18 @ 4:00pm
Blue Christmas Service

Saturday, Dec. 24 @ 4:00pm
Family Christmas Eve

Saturday, Dec. 24 @ 10:15pm
Candle Light Christmas Eve

Sunday, Dec. 25 @ 10:15am
Christmas Day Service

Sunday, Jan. 1 @ 10:15am
Hymn Fest


FROM THE PASTOR

hos•pi•tal•i•ty3
Advent Greetings!
This will complete the series on Hospitality that began in October. It seems fitting to end this series during the liturgical season of Christmas … the season when an expectant young couple arrive in a town to find no lodging available … the season that is named after the Christ child born in an unassuming stable, hosted by either a reluctant or honorable innkeeper and a few humble animals … the season marked by an unusual assortment of visitors paying homage to the baby Christ child – powerful and wealthy men and the poor and socially powerless shepherds with their sheep. These diverse people were all connected through the transforming birth of a baby named Jesus, born to a virgin named Mary in the town of Bethlehem of the region called Judea.
The definition of hospitality used in the first article gives the etymology of the word as a derivative of the Latin word hospes which is formed from hostis, which originally meant "to have power." Therefore, the meaning of "host" can be literally read as "lord of strangers." One name given to Jesus Christ was Kyrios (or Lord) and appears in the New Testament over 700 times referring specifically to Jesus. The position of lordship associated with the Kyrios image of Jesus also implied his power over all creation.
Also interesting to note, the verb hostire means "to equalize or compensate.” As in his birth, the remainder of his life, ministry, death, resurrection and ascension, our Lord Jesus the Christ would bring diverse and unlikely people together with equitable treatment and work toward a common   
mission in this world. Our Lord Jesus Christ commanded us to “love your neighbor as yourself” - that is, to treat all in a consistent, fair and equal manner.
Such was the case on Thanksgiving Day 2011 in the Fellowship Hall of Messiah Lutheran in Park Ridge. The vision that was shared would offer a traditional family style Thanksgiving Meal for those whom, for one reason or another, find themselves without family, funds or food on this holiday of abundance. Approximately 90 guests were all seated together at one L-O-N-G table set with real fruit, centerpieces, silverware and dishes. Each guest and Messiah server wore a nametag with first name and received a Thanksgiving placemat so that all would be “equal.” Both guests and servers sat down together – at first as strangers – and went on to share a meal in a safe and respectful place, forming new relationships and a new community.
In this holiday season, may you find opportunities to sit down with strangers and leave the table as friends, transformed by Jesus Christ, our Lord … our Host … our Savior.

NOTEWORTHY NEWS
HARVEST FEST THANKS!
A BIG BIG thank you to everyone who helped to make Harvest Festival a BIG success this year!
Thanks to:   
Nancy Boomer
Laura Hauser
Ray Ejnik
Joe Ejnik
Ardene Ejnik
Tim Blanks
Diane Blanks
David Swanson
Steve Yager
Nancy Herak
Rich Seggeling
Larry Ryczek
Moni Ryczek
Larry Johnson
Paul Holzer
Julie Holzer
Phil Holzer
Melissa Holzer
Teresa Lippert
   Dave Hanson
Donna Hanson
Bob Bisgard
Andy Travis
Trudi Handzel
Susan Bromstad
Anne Wiberg
Mark Wiberg
Millie Anderson
Vikki Hanson
Pat Fragale
Laura Olson
Julie Jensen
Peter Fox
John Fox
Kristin Yager
Pastor Lynne
Cub Scout Pack #105
Michelle Foster

My apologies if I missed anyone. We had a great day – great vendors (see list on insert) along with great food, a great raffle and silent, great kid’s activities & Santa Store – and great fellowship. It is estimated that we had as many as 300 visitors come through. Initial estimates are that we raised approximately $3000 toward the MAP fund and we’re already discussing plans for next year. The biggest success of the day, however, was hearing from a number of people how helpful and welcoming the people of Messiah were – living out our mission “With Christ, Welcoming All of God’s Children!” ~ Carol Hrodey   


I AM THANKFUL FOR …
The following names are not meant
to be representative of all who participated
- we've done our best to recall and ask your mercy if we've omitted your name.
Jennie
Rhonda
David
Irene
Nadia
Carol, Rick
T-Bob's Smoky BBQ family and staff
Char, James
Jessica, Michelle, Bekka, Samantha, Nicholas, Lucas
Ralph, Teresa, Chris, Haley, Ralphie, Hannah
John, Ronnie, Papa John
Tait, Joe, Elise, Elizabeth
Millie and Cheryl
Marcy, Ralph   Cynthia, Amalia, Alesha, Alexandra, Nydia, Carlos Rebecca, Emilio, Mikaylah
Jennifer, Cindy
David, Donna
Macy
Vern,Cathy
Jeff, Michelle, Julian, Aria, Peyton, Melody
Maria and family
Marilyn
Anna and Joshua
Stephan, Judy, Janet, Bob
Consuela, Luz and family
Bob, Julia, Isaac, Anya
Brenda and Will

Messiah's Thanksgiving Community Meal was successful on many accounts. And, as with all good things, many were involved in various ways. Thank you to all who helped in planning, preparing, serving, cleaning, and to those who were present to share in the experience! From the children who made the placemats with great love, to those who shared the invitation with others, from the restaurant family who lovingly prepared and served, to the women who answered God's call to provide a community meal for those without a place or family in the area.


NOTEWORTHY NEWS
JANE MYERS – IN MEMORIAM
Jane’s parents, Stelios & Maria immigrated from Greece in the early 1900's. Jane was born in 1922, the youngest of 6 siblings. The family was VERY close. Jane attended "court reporter" school after high school and took a job at Brach's Candy as a stenographer. That's where she met Bill, and they were married in 1949. They bought their home in Park Ridge in 1956. Aunt Jane quit working at Brach's in 1965, and took up every hobby imaginable, and began doing care for elderly people. She loved doing this, and she was the best care giver! Gardening was a huge love. Aunt Jane sang with a Sweet Adeline group for decades, continuing after Bill died until a very few years ago. After Bill’s passing she began dog-sitting full time, and this was her great love.
Jane was a wonderfully generous person. Everyone thought "she had money," but she didn't, by any standards. She just shared what she had, and lived "large" enjoying the beauty of life and simple pleasures. She gave to every organization imaginable. Her favorites, however were ones for the blind & visually impaired, and any organization helping animals or starving children.
She and Bill were life-time members of the Unity Church of Oak Park. Jane continued to drive there each Sunday after Bill died until 2005 when the drive got to be too much of a hassle in bad weather, and she joined Messiah. She said, "I did that drive for 30 years, and then I decided, there's a church 4 blocks from me, and you know what? God's everywhere, so I joined them." She loved Messiah and all the beautiful people she got to know there, especially Pastor Lynne. Jane believed strongly in the equality of all people, especially women having equal "rights" so having a female pastor was especially beautiful to her.

Jane Myers’ Memorial Service will be at 2 pm on Saturday, December 3rd at Messiah.    
EC CORNER
Highlights from the
November 21st meeting:
•   Things are progressing with our MAP Project – A “Moving Ahead with MAP” meeting has been scheduled for Jan 7, 2012 at 7:30 PM. This will be a meeting for ALL those who have contributed so far to the MAP fund.
•   Financial Audit is beginning to move along – the audit team is now in place. Thank you David Jensen (chair), Bob Bisgard, Debbie Chervinko, and Dotty Burger.
Weekly Attendance for Oct.
10/2=63, 10/9=96, 10/16=78, 10/23=92, 10/30=88
Weekly Giving for Oct. (General Fund)
10/2=$3511, 10/9=$2473, 10/16=$3006, 10/23=$1400, 10/30=$1448

MESSIAH 50/50
CHALLENGE - ON TARGET!
As noted by the thermometer in the narthex we are on target to meet both our general envelope giving and the 50-50 challenge. Per our budget, the general envelope giving should be at approx. $116,375 at 10.5 months – we are at $117, 430. Our 50-50 challenge is targeted to be at $4500 at 10.5 months – we are at $5210. So we are in the home stretch and can make our goals of $133,000 general envelope giving and additional $6000 giving by the end of the year if we keep up the good work!

UPCOMING EVENTS
(PLEASE always check with church office before you schedule an event – there is a room assignment calendar maintained by the Office Administrator.)
ROOM AT THE INN
Saturday and Sunday
December 3 & 4, 10 – 4 PM
St. Matthew’s, 1601 Western Avenue in Park Ridge
If you haven’t seen this yet, you MUST go see it – this may be the LAST YEAR! For the TENTH time, Oak Park resident Susan Greeley will be displaying her collection of over 325 nativity scenes from around the world. Light refreshments will be served, and the event is free.   

EMPTY BOWLS AT OAKTON
After checking out the Nativity sets at St. Matt’s, head on over to Oakton Community College for the Ceramics Club’s wonderful charity program. Running from 9-4 on Saturday Dec 3rd, buy a unique ceramic bowl from Oakton’s renown Pottery Department, and share a bowl of soup with hundreds of others from the community. Proceeds go to fight hunger in Maine Township and our surrounding area.   

SUNDAY SCHOOL
CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
Sunday, Dec. 18th at 10:15AM
Please join us for a special Christmas program We have an active and lively group of Sunday School students, so please plan on attending this wonderful event to share this exciting time of year with our youngest members!   

REMINDERS FOR DECEMBER
Café Women’s Group Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 7pm the Café group will attend the worship service, with no meeting afterwards.

Brotherhood Breakfast – Saturday, Dec. 10th at 9am. All men at Messiah are invited! We meet at a new location, Just Like Home Cooking Restaurant, 8501 W. Dempster Street in Niles. Good conversation and good food. Invite a friend. See you then!

Women's Service Group and Friendship Day
There will be no quilting or service group this month, due to many conflicts in schedule. We will resume with Friendship Day and Service Group in January 2012. Please consider joining us for this important ministry.

COMING IN January

Moving Ahead with MAP, Jan. 9th
Annual Reports Available, Jan. 22nd
New Phone Directories Coming

THIS MONTH IN WORSHIP

Dec. 4   Second Sunday in Advent
1st Lesson: Revelation 7:9–17
Psalm: Psalm 34:1–10, 22
2nd Lesson: 1 John 3:1–3
Gospel: Matthew 5:1–12   
SS: Christmas Program Rehearsal
CHAT: TBD   
CONF: Old Testament: Love – Ruth and Naomi

Dec. 11   Third Sunday in Advent
1st Lesson: Zephaniah 1:7, 12–18
Psalm: Psalm 90:1–12
2nd Lesson: 1 Thessalonians 5:1–11
Gospel: Matthew 25:14–30   
SS: Christmas Program Rehearsal   
CHAT: One God – Three Faiths   
CONF: Old Testament: Friendship – David and Jonathan


CHRISTMAS WORSHIP SERVICES SCHEDULE
(NO CHRISTIAN LEARNING TIME)
Sunday, Dec. 18 @ 10:15am   
Sunday School Program
Our Sunday School will present their program during the “Word” portion of our service. Holy Communion will still be served.

Sunday, Dec. 18 @ 4:00pm   
Blue Christmas Service
Special service for those seeking a more contemplative service of reflection during the holidays.

Saturday, Dec. 24 @ 4:00pm   
Family Christmas Eve
Our extremely popular Family Service, with kid-friendly worship and a convenient start time.

Saturday, Dec. 24 @ 10:15pm   
Candle Light Christmas Eve
Traditional late-night “Lessons and Carols” Christmas Eve service.

Sunday, Dec. 25 @ 10:15am   
Christmas Day Service
Worship on Christ’s birthday, Holy Communion is served.

THREE FAITHS: ONE GOD
Sunday, Dec. 11 at 9 AM
Messiah will have the opportunity to view a DVD from 30 Good Minutes. The CHAT Room (in the Library) will view the work of a young Muslim American, Eboo Patel. Following the video we will have a discussion of Christian/ Muslim interaction. What do you think when you see a woman wearing the head scarf? Have we met Muslim people personally? Anne and Mark Wiberg have recently attended a 5 week course on Christian/Muslim relations, and they are eager to share their learnings.   
TUESDAYS IN ADVENT WORSHIP
Tuesday night worship continues in December. Join us for an informal service which completes in time for Choir practice. Come at 6pm for a light supper. Services conclude Tuesday 12/20. We invite you to join us during the busy season of Advent for a few moments of quiet reflection and praise.

THIS MONTH IN WORSHIP
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS
   Dec. 4   Dec. 11   Dec. 18   Dec. 18   Dec. 24   Dec. 24   Dec. 25
   10:15am   10:15am   10:15am   4:00pm   4:00pm   10:15pm   10:15am
Acolytes   Sam F   Mikey H   Nick R   NA   Michael Y   Phil H   Thomas Y
Communion Assistants   Laura H   Kim H   Moni R   *   Floyd Y   Julie H   Floyd Y
Readers   Rich L   Kevin K   N/A   Diane B   Tait J   Multiple   Multiple
Worship Assistants   Vikki H   Karen B   Pat K   Joel S   Cindy N   Diane B   John F
Projection   Jim H   Jim H   Jim H   NA   NA   NA   Jim H
Ushers   Dave K, Connie K   Dave K, Connie K   Dave K, Connie K   *   *   Dave K, Connie K   *
Greeters   Worknesh D   Worknesh D   Worknesh D   *   *   Kevin K   Worknesh D
Altar Guild   Marilyn D   Kathi S   Cindy N   NA   Linda R   Linda R   Sue K
Counters   Paul H,
Diane B   Paul H,
Diane B   Paul H,
Diane B   NA   NA   NA   Paul H,
Diane B

FLOWERS AND BULLETINS
Sunday   Flowers are given …    Bulletins are given …
Dec. 4   by the Yager family in memory of Tink and Marilyn Paysoff and Floyd Yager Sr.   for Millie Anderson’s 90th birthday from her children and grandchildren.
also by the Yager family in memory of Tink and Marilyn Paysoff and Floyd Yager Sr.

Dec. 11 by the Jensen Family in memory of Frank Luck.   in honor of new great grandson. (Please contact the office to let us know who this is from.)

Dec. 18   by Russ and Linda Raymond in memory of Dorothy Raymond.   in honor of David Jensen’s birthday.

Dec. 24 & 25   Poinsettias will be on display on the altar for the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day worship services. Order forms are available in the Sunday bulletins, or contact the office directly.

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
Poinsettias for Sale! $11 each
Orders due by December 11th. Watch for order forms in the Sunday bulletins beginning in mid-November, or call the office to place an order.

IMPORTANT NOTICE!!
We will be offering multicolored plants this year … regular red, plus marble, white, and pink. You may select the color you want when you take the plant home on Christmas Eve/Day. We are NOT taking requests for specific colors on the order form … this will be first come-first served when you pick up the plant. We do this to add a little color variety to our Sanctuary at Christmas!

IMPORTANT Manna Dates
Remember to think of ordering gift cards thru the church Manna program for all your holiday gift giving and entertaining! The last order date of the year is Sunday, December 11, still in plenty of time for the holidays. Order sheets are available in the narthex, or you can go online thru www.messiahparkridge.org. Contact Kristin Yager (847-692-6260) or
Laura Hauser (847-292-8225) if you have questions.
ALSO!
We'll be selling Manna cards after worship services on the first 3 Sundays in December. So people can order on December 11 during the regular order - or can also stock up on extra/last minute cards on Dec 4, 11, & 18.

CLOSED!
The Church Office will be closed Monday Dec 26th and Jan 2nd.
The Child Care Center will closed Monday Dec 26th through Monday January 2nd.

New Directory Coming 2012
We will be publishing a new directory (not pictures, just info) that will be available at the Annual Meeting. If your information in the current photo directory, (from 2009) has changed, or you’d like to add a phone number or email address to your listing, PLEASE let the office know asap.

POTS AND PANS IN THE KITCHEN
We are now accepting donations of cookware for our kitchen. New or used, we are in need of skillets, soup pots, and saucepans – some items have disappeared or have broken over the years, and we need to replace them. Just drop your donation off in the kitchen! Thanks!


MESSIAH MINISTRIES
MESSIAH CHRISTMAS CHARITIES
The Giving Tree
In the narthex is a Christmas Tree covered with hats, gloves and scarves. We collect these through December 12th, at which time we will ship our goods to The Night Ministry in Chicago, who will hand out these items to those in need. We ask that you bring heavy duty adult items – children’s sizes are not needed. Menards and WalMart often have these items on sale around this time of year. Thank you for your participation.

LSSI Gifts for Kids
Beginning the first Sunday in Advent we have gift tags in the narthex, each with a child’s name and sizes and gift requests. Please take a name, buy a gift, and bring it wrapped back to chuch by December 12th. Lutheran Social Services of Illinois will come pick up the gifts later that week. If you have any questions about this, please ask Moni Ryczek - (847) 692-6972. Thank you for helping with this project … Messiah sponsors 60 children in this way every year!

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,
Christmas changes things… When ordinary (and terrified) shepherds went to Bethlehem and found Mary and Joseph and the baby lying in a manger in a stable … they became extraordinary missionaries of the Good News. According to Luke 2:8-20: "When they saw this, they made known what had been told
them about this child; and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds told them." … … Christmas and the Good News of "Immanuel" - God in, with and for the life of the world - does change things.
Thank you for your participation in the mission of the Triune God locally and globally.
Yours faithfully,
Rev. Philip Knutson, ELCA Global Mission

“GLORIA DEI” MUSIC NOTES
“He came down that we may have joy;
Hallelujah forevermore!”
ELW 253, Cameroon traditional
As December begins, we are already in the church season of Advent. It is the season of waiting, even longing, for the birth of the Savior. Advent hymns, similar to Lenten hymns, can be somber, almost melancholy, such as the words and music of “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” or “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus”. But Advent hymns can also contain the hope and anticipation of Jesus’ birth thru brighter words and music. They foreshadow the joy that we celebrate on Christmas and the days following it, when we sing our beloved Christmas hymns with gusto, rejoicing that Jesus is born for our salvation.
Not included in our hymnal is an additional verse to this hymn from Cameroon:
“He came down that we may have life;
Hallelujah forevermore!”
We agree with this statement of faith, and can confidently proclaim thru Advent: “Hallelujah indeed!”
~ Sue Fox

Please note: there will be no choir rehearsal on Tuesday, Dec. 27th.

YOUTH PAGE
CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
This year’s Christmas program is still being written! Thanks to Pat Kovach for her inspiration and help in putting this together. The play begins with scripture from Luke regarding Mary's acceptance of the news received from Angel Gabriel about her upcoming conception. It continues with the traditional nativity story. We have not decided on a title for the play yet … suggestions are welcome! We will begin practice on Dec 4th during the Sunday School hour.
   
MESSIAH YOUTH SPECIAL CHRISTMAS DROP IN
We have our MYDI night on Saturday Dec. 10th from 6-9pm. We will go caroling at Lutheran General and St. Matthews then return to make sack lunches for the homeless.

YOUTH SERVICE HOURS
Call Julie Holzer (847-296-0734) if you or a friend could use an extra hand around the house, or shoveling, or putting up Christmas decorations. Our MLC youth need service hours!

MILESTONES

BIRTHDAYS
Melissa Holzer, 12/1
Mildred Anderson, 12/5
Dorothy Pollack, 12/6
Lisa Francis, 12/7
Jennifer Hanson, 12/10
Aidan Loverme, 12/14
Bobby Hanson, 12/19
Marlyn Wenn, 12/22
Neena Penumaka, 12/23
John Wiberg, 12/23
Eugene Plaza, 12/24
Laura Olson, 12/27
Marcella Larson, 12/28
Paul Stolz Jr., 12/28
Laura Hauser, 12/31
   
ANNIVERSARIES
No anniversaries in December!



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/
Steve Yager
Altar Guild:      Linda Raymond
Brotherhood:      Rich Seggeling
CCC Board Chair:   Ravi Penumaka
Christian Education:   Julie Jensen
Confirmation/Youth:   Floyd Yager
         Julie Holzer
Evangelism:      TBD
Friendship Day:    Trudi Handzel,
Carol Hrodey
Property Coordinator: Ray Ejnik
Stewardship:      Larry Ryczek

Contact the Church Office for phone numbers or email addresses for these folks.


MEMORIAL REPORT as of November 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.


There were no memorials in October.   

MESSIAH MOVIES
THE MUPPETS
(now showing)
When Kermit the Frog and the Muppets learn that their abandoned theater is slated for demolition, a sympathetic human, Gary (Jason Segel), and his puppet brother Walter swoop in to help the gang put on a show and raise the $10 million they need to save the day.
The premise of this movie is contrived and a little ridiculous. Walter, who is actually the main character, grows up realizing that he is different than everyone else because he is a Muppet, not a man. Now, how this is possible they don’t even bother to try to explain, because it simply doesn’t matter. Message number one in this movie (and there are several) is that no matter what makes you different, you are not alone … there are others out there just like you.
Gary and his best girl Mary (Amy Adams) plan a trip to LA to celebrate 10 years of dating, and Walter tags along. While on a tour of the dilapidated Muppet Theater, Walter overhears the villain (Chris Cooper) lay out plans to tear down the theater and drill for oil. Again, a seriously far-fetched scheme, and again, it doesn’t matter.   
Walter seeks out Kermit, and convinces him that he must get the “old gang” back together to do a show and raise money to save the theater. The rest of the movie is a simple, predictable plot that includes music montages, song and dance numbers, and heroic deeds of karate and whistling.
The plot is not the star of this show. It is the messages that take front and center stage, and for that reason I can highly recommend it. I enjoyed every second of this movie, not minding the obvious admonitions to “be yourself,” “don’t be afraid to admit you need someone,” and “be a Man or be a Muppet.” The overarching theme here, though, was that we NEED the Muppets these days. Burst from the rich recesses of Jim Henson’s imagination, the Muppets personify all that is joyful and friendly and caring in our world today. More than half the people in the audience the day we saw the movie were adults WITHOUT kids, and I think it is because we are searching for that fresh vision of hope and happiness.
I found myself weeping shamelessly the second I heard the opening notes of “Rainbow Connection,” and for good reason; someday, we WILL find it, that Rainbow Connection – the lovers, the dreamers, and me. Take your kids, any age, and enjoy!

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
PRAYERS ANSWERED
We give thanks for answered prayer in the form of successful medical procedures. Linda Raymond’s sister Nina has had successful surgery and rehab. Paula DiVita also reports successful surgery for Harold Byrne – thanks be to God!
We also give joyful thanks for answered prayer, as Peter Fox’s blood counts continue to improve!

We want to remember in our prayers military personnel (those known to us as well as those serving who are not known to us): Alex Apostolou, Jason Koesler, Tim David, Lars Johnsen, Andreas Johnsen, Sam Krawitz, Jesse Olesen, Joey Rosequist, Cory Sandford, Kevin Ward, and Claudine Ward.    Please include the following individuals and families in your prayers this month:
Aunt Althea, Piers Anderson, Arlene Baranowski, John Beirne, Viv Beyer, Diana Binder, Val Bowman, Evelyn Burval, Sara Christiansen, Cheryl Donahue, 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, Aidan Ray, Richard Reeve, Greg Russo, Pastor John Sunder and MWD, Sammy and Anna Tinaglia, Harry and Sue Trestrail, Linda Ufkes, Rosie, Gnanamari, Pullaiah and Vijaya, Cynthia & family, and Benjamin Wilson.

Kevin, Emily, and Caitlin Ward are now back in the States. They arrived at 3 a.m. on 11/16 after 26 hours in transit, three planes and having to drive from Raleigh to Ft. Bragg at the very end. Kevin starts work on Monday. Starting work right away was the trade-off deal for getting to go to NC and not having to go to Polk. We have prayed for Kevin as he has been serving the last 3 years in Afganistan.   
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, Jennie Read (diakonia), Eric Ryczek, Jake Stolz, and Paul Stolz Jr.
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!
No changes.

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
Park Ridge, IL 60068
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