Header Graphic


Lutheran World Relief Donations

Do to necessary adjustments made by Lutheran World Relief, Messiah Lutheran Church will NOT be a gathering location for quilts, school, personal, or infant care kits this October. If you or your congregation have donations for Lutheran World Relief, they can be dropped of at Church of the Brethren located at 1451 Dundee Rd (Route 25) Elgin, IL.  Donations will be collected year round Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. Drop-off appointments are highly encouraged and can be made by calling (847) 742-5100. 


At its meeting on October 12, the Executive Committee decided that Messiah will continue holding online-only services through the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays and the end of the year. The committee will continue to monitor the situation and revise plans accordingly.

We will continue to post our weekly worship services found on the Messiah Lutheran Church Facebook group.  To receive worship notifications, you can subscribe to our email list by selecting the About Us tab on the left, then click join our email list.  Updated information will be sent when it becomes available

Our Assistance Ministry team has begun to assemble and distribute bagged lunches for community members in need. At this point we cannot allow guests inside the church building. When a guests arrives at the church they should ring the doorbell and a bagged lunch will be handed to you. Should you be in need of any toiletries please let the Assistance Ministry team member what you need and they will get it for you. The Assistance Ministry hours will resume at the normal time every Monday morning from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and we are looking forward to continuing our weekly outreach to the community of Park Ridge. 

After Pentecost: Words to live by

“Words to live by” is a series of comments on favorite passages of scripture as selected by members of the Messiah Lutheran community.


David Swanson said his favorite Bible passage is Proverbs 3:5-6: ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”


“It was my Confirmation passage,” he said, “and it has guided me through good times and bad, through sickness and health.”

He is also fond of Isaiah 4:10, which was his mother’s favorite verse. “We can all find comfort in times of need and reassurance in this verse,” David said.

“O do not fear, for I am with you,

 do not be afraid, for I am your God;

I will strengthen you, I will help you,
    I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.”


David said found both passages helpful in recent weeks as he prepared to move back to Minnesota.


Pastor David


Quick Links

This Month's MESSENGER

Messiah CALENDAR of Events

Manna Order (Updated via MannaGroup website)

Annual Report

ELCA Links

Metropolitan Chicago Synod

ELCA Global Links Newsletter


Check out our page on


Want to use our space for an upcoming event? Click HERE to download our Use of Facilities Policy and Application. For photos and description of our useable spaces, CLICK HERE for a spec sheet.


Can't find what you are looking for? Visit our Site Map.



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!




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