Header Graphic

Announcing/Presenting our new ONLINE CALENDAR! This updates automatically, so is always current! Be sure to check out some of the new and exciting features, including mapping, inviting others to join, and reminders!

Click here for calendar of events.


Click HERE for a complete list of events and programs for the 2019-2020 School Year. 


Every Week

Messiah Worship and Holy Communion: Sundays @ 10:15am in Sanctuary

Messiah Christian Education (Sept-May): Sundays @ 9:00am: CHAT Room in Library/Friendship Place; Confirmation in Upstairs Classroom

Messiah Child Care Center:  Monday-Friday, 6:30am-5:30pm in Education Wing

Gloria Dei Choir Rehearsal (Sept-May): Wednesdays @ 7:30pm in Multipurpose Room (MPR)

Child Care Center Chapel: Wednesdays @ 9:15am in Sanctuary

Child Care Center Classroom Visits*: Thursdays @ 10:00am in Education Wing

Staff Meeting:Mondays @ 11:30am in Friendship Place

CCC Music Classes*: Mondays and Tuesdays @ 10:00am in Sanctuary

CCC Kids’ Dance Express*: Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays @ 10am in MPR

CCC Kindermusik*: Thursdays @ 11:00am in Friendship Place

Hope Advent Center Worship & Fellowship: Saturdays @ 10:00am in Sanctuary

Hope Korean Worship & Fellowship: Sundays @ 2:00pm in Sanctuary

Hope Korean Prayer Services: Monday-Friday @ 5:00am on the Whole Campus; Wednesdays @ 8:00pm in Sanctuary; Saturdays @ 8:00pm in Sanctuary

* Part of CCC curriculum, not offered as public classes


Every Month

Executive Committee: 3rd Mondays @ 7:00pm in Library

Child Care Center Board: 2nd Tuesdays @ 7:00pm in Library

Men’s Breakfast: 2nd Saturday @ 9:00am Location TBA

Quilts 'n' Kits: 3rd Sunday @ 11:30am in Fellowship Hall (approx.)

Manna Fundraiser Order: 1st Sunday – order due

Scout Pack 105 Pack Meetings: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Fridays @ 7:00pm in Fellowship Hall


Service Opportunities:

Lutheran World Relief supplies for layettes, health kits, quilts – Ongoing, ships every October

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI) gifts for children and families – Christmas and  Easter

The Night Ministry Chicago, hats, gloves, and scarves for our Giving Tree – Christmas

CROP Walk of Niles/Park Ridge – collection food for Maine Township Food Pantry – October

SouperBowl of Caring – collection of money & food for Maine Township Food Pantry – February

Collection of food pantry items for Maine Township Food Pantry – Ongoing

Assistance Ministry – food and clothing available – Mondays and Wednesdays 11-1pm year round


Outreach Ministries:          

Al-Anon: Every Monday @ 7:00pm in Friendship Place

NAMI Classes (Spring): Wednesdays @ 7:00pm in Multipurpose Room

Victories of the Heart Bible Study: Every other Tuesday @ 7:00pm in Library (closed group)


Annual Events:

Annual Meeting 4th or 5th Sunday

Mardi Gras Luncheon
Ash Wednesday Services (am and pm)
Sunday before Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday

Lenten Services
Community Wide Egg Hunt
Holy Week Services
Wednesdays in Lent
Saturday before Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday-Easter Sunday
Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday (2 services), Easter Vigil Service, Easter Breakfast, Sunday School Egg Hunt, Easter Celebration

Confirmation/Pentecost Sunday
Teacher and Grad Recognition
Marching in Memorial Day Parade

Fourth Sunday
Memorial Day

July 4th Celebration
July 3rd in Park Ridge

ELCA Day of Service
Dedication of LWR Quilts and Health Kits
Second Sunday
Third Sunday

Youth Spaghetti Dinner
3rd Saturday

Food Drive
Harvest Festival and Craft Fair
Thanksgiving Service and Community Dinner
1st and 2nd Sundays
Thanksgiving Day

Advent Services
Special Gifts for Children in Need
Blue Christmas Service
Christmas Eve Services (2)
Christmas Day Service

4 Sundays before Christmas
Throughout the month
Third Sunday in Advent
December 24th
December 25th




1605 Vernon Avenue
Park Ridge, IL 60068
p 847.823.6984           f 847.823.6996