Messiah will again participate in a Thirty-One Gifts Fundraiser beginning November 4th  thru December 8th! This company is known especially for their great totes and storage solutions – plus they have a lot more! Messiah receives 25% of sales to help support our ministries! It’s a great source for Christmas shopping! Please click the following link to shop and and be sure to click Shop now- "Messiah Lutheran Church- Park Ridge". 

Thirty-One Gifts has created Thirty-One Gives, their charitable program that works to empower girls, women and families by helping them build the confidence and self-esteem needed to live a purposeful, thriving life. Since 2012, Thirty-One Gives has donated $100 million in product and cash to charitable organizations that share the Gives mission.


Office Hours

Going forward, the church office will be open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 am. to 2:00 pm each week. The church email and voicemail will be checked regularly on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


This Week at Messiah: 

  • Assistance Ministry will be held every Monday from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.

  • Gloria Dei Choir will be meeting for rehearsal at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, November 20th in the Multi Purpose Room.

  • We are once again ordering poinsettias plants to beautify the Sanctuary for Christmas. The order forms can be picked up when you receive the worship bulletin. All orders are due to the church office by Monday, December 9th at 9:30 am and the plants can be taken home after the 10:15 am Christmas morning service. 

  • The Messiah Book Club will be meeting Thursday, November 21st in the Friendship Place to discuss the novel The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson. The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid is a 2006 memoir by best-selling travel writer Bill Bryson. The book delves into Bryson's past, telling of his youth growing up in Des Moines, Iowa, during the 1950s and early 1960s.

  • This Sunday we will observe Christ the King Sunday during worship on November 24th at 10:15 am

Looking Ahead

  • November 26th - Community Thanksgiving service 
  • November 28th - Thanksgiving










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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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