LAST WEEK for the Messiah Thirty-One Gifts Fundraiser! 

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 shop through the following link and be sure to click Shop now- "Messiah Lutheran Church- Park Ridge".


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.

  • 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. 

  • Please help us support children and families receiving assistance through the Lutheran Social Service of Illinois' Family Intact Program this Christmas. Donation gift tags will be available on the congregation's Giving Tree beginning today. We ask that you limit your gift to $25 per child. Please remember to record your name and gift tag numbers on the sign-up sheet. All gifts need to be under the Giving Tree by Sunday,   December 15th so they can be delivered in time for Christmas. If you have any questions, please contact Moni Ryczek 

  • On behalf of Messiah's Assistance Ministry guests and individuals from other   local organizations, we have again set up the Warming Tree in the Friendship Place to share the warmth of God’s love to people in need. During Advent, we will be collecting winter hats, scarves, gloves (not lightweight ones, please) and socks which we can hang on the tree. These items will be made available to AM guests, as well as to     individuals who receive assistance from the Night Ministry and other local organizations.

  • All are invited to help decorate the church for Advent and Christmas at Messiah's annual Hanging of the Greens on Saturday, December 7th from 4:00 - 7:00 pm. Please send an RSVP to David Swanson or the church office. Come join this festive event.

Looking Ahead

  • December 8th - Quilts and Kits 
  • December 14th - Brotherhood Breakfast
  • December 15th - Children's Worship Service
  • December 24th - Christmas Eve Candlelight service 10:15 pm
  • December 25th - Christmas morning service 10:15 am. 
  • December 29th - Hymn Fest service










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Messiah CALENDAR of Events

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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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Park Ridge, IL 60068
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