The Messiah Messenger > The December Messenger Issue #486
The December Messenger Issue #486

Nov 26, 2008

THE Messiah
MESSENGER

From the pastor
THE SEASON OF ADVENT
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
The season of Advent is upon us, a time of preparation, expectation and hope. It is a time that gets quite busy for many of us, as we prepare for Christmas by making lists; shopping for that perfect gift; baking; cooking; partying; sending Christmas cards; decorating our homes, trees and sometimes even our cars! We can really get stressed out getting "ready" for Christmas in the way that the world prepares. I know, because I get caught up in the worldly preparations, too! Yet, worldly expectations and preparations are not what Advent is about.
Advent is the time when we prepare for the coming of Jesus–God’s gift to the world. While we remember Jesus’ earthly presence as Immanuel, God in the flesh, we also hope, pray, wait, and expect his coming again as Lord of lords and King of kings. Advent is a time to reflect on our lives and to prepare our hearts to make more room for Jesus as Lord of our lives.
As a way of helping each one of us to take a breath, pause and reflect during this Season of the Advent of our Lord, each family in our congregation will receive a Devotional Advent Calendar. Each day in Advent, beginning on November 30 and continuing until Christmas, you and your loved ones are encouraged to take time from your busy schedules and read the suggested bible passages for the day, then reflect on the devotional verse listed on the calendar.
As a way of centering, you might want to light the appropriate number of candles on your Advent wreath. Take a cup of tea, coffee, or cocoa and relax, knowing that Jesus is with you and wants to quiet you down, renew your spirit and your hope. If you have children, open a window of the Advent calendar each day, counting the days until we celebrate Jesus’ birth!
And rather than all that shopping, consider making a donation in a loved ones honor to the Chicago Food Depository, Maine Township Food Pantry, Night Ministry, Heifer International. Lutheran World Relief and/or Disaster Response. This will help to bring Jesus to others, too.
I wish you all a blessed Advent and Christmas.

Pastor Cynthia Munker

PS - For those who receive the Messenger in the mail, your advent calendar is included. For those who receive the Messenger via email, a link is provided for you to download and print your calendar, OR you may pick up a copy in the narthex on Sunday, November 30th.


Noteworthy News
PROPERTY DEVELOPMENTS
As we are all aware, our building continues to be in need of lots of TLC after being “put on hold” for a number of years. Four years ago we were very fortunate to have Vic Berzins step forward to become our Director of Property Maintenance. At this time Vic’s increasing workload at his “day job” and additional family responsibilities have caused him to resign from this position. Vic has volunteered MANY hours of time to Messiah to get the building back on track!! Thank you, Vic, for your hard work, your expertise, and most of all, your sense of humor! Vic has said he looks forward to continuing to work on various projects around the church.
Stepping up to fill in the gap is Pat Daniels, in a newly-created role as “Property Coordinator.” Pat stepped forward and said she not only feels a passion to do this work, but feels called to do it!! Pat will be bringing her wide range of organizational skills to bear as she becomes the point person for Property Maintenance. Pat will be maintaining lists of projects that need to be done, and will work on assigning both volunteers and paid professionals to take care of those tasks.
Part of this new role includes a process for Work Orders. There are bright orange blank Work Orders in the workroom, directly underneath Pat’s mailbox. If you see something that needs to be repaired or needs attention (a cracked window, or painting the outside light posts, for example) fill out a form and put it in Pat’s mailbox. She will assign a priority level and make sure the work gets done. Please don’t assume because something you submit doesn’t get done right away that it’s being ignored – there are many things to do and some things are more critical than others. (And there is always the money issue, too!) Pat will work closely with the Executive Committee and the Church and Child Care staff. More information will be available at the Annual Meeting. Meanwhile, the Property Reserve Fund also needs some TLC – contributions would be very much appreciated!
Thank you Pat, for stepping up to the plate!
PARK RIDGE CARES AND THE KIBOSHO PROJECT
Park Ridge Cares is the inspiration of Park Ridge resident Kate Kerin. Kate was inspired by community response to the Katrina disaster to form an organization that could take on local, national, and international projects. Park Ridge Cares’ first project, to build a library and community center in Kabosho, Tanzania, is also a personal passion of Kate’s. Kate knew that she wanted to do something in Africa, but she was not sure exactly where or what. Laurie Bachmann from the Child Care Center put Kate in touch with our own Linda Stoltz and Global Alliance for Africa. The Kibosho Project was born.
Kibosho, Tanzania is an area at the bottom of Mt. Kilimanjaro. The people in this area have schools and a hospital but there is a great need for a library and community center. Many people travel hundreds of miles to the hospital with HIV and other ailments. Unfortunately, there are over 3000 orphans in Kibosho to be cared for. A library and community center will give these children a safe place to go. The Kibosho Project will cost about $25,000 to build. This includes filling the library with books and staffing the center for a year. Many individuals and community organizations have pledged their support. Mayor Frimark has proclaimed the 2009-2010 year to be the year of Kibosho. The Park Ridge Ministerial Association has also agreed to support the project. Messiah Lutheran, with Pastor Munker’s support, has agreed to have a book fair (see Upcoming Events), the profits of which will go to the Kibosho Project. You will get the opportunity to buy books and by doing so you will bring education and support to the people of Kibosho. God Bless.       – Lauri Bachman

Upcoming Events
(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 6 & 7 from 10 – 4 PM
St. Matthew’s Center for Health, Park Ridge
If you haven’t seen this yet, you MUST go see it! Or if you have gone before, go again, there are always new sets! For the seventh year, St. Matthew’s will be displaying over 300 nativity scenes from around the world. This is a free event. Children will enjoy a “Please Touch” table of non-breakable sets. This is a great way to kick off the Christmas season!

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
Sunday, December 7th following the service
This announcement serves as official notice that we will hold a short meeting to confirm the members of the Call Committee. The meeting will be immediately following the worship service in the sanctuary. All members are encouraged to come and vote.

SUNDAY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
Sunday, December 14th at 10:15 AM Service
Please join us for a special holiday program during Advent on Sunday, December 14, 2008 at the 10:15am worship service. The children are hard at work preparing a special program of song and scripture to share the meaning of Christmas from their perspective. We have an active and lively group of 18 Sunday School students, so please plan on attending this wonderful event to share the this exciting time of year with our youngest members!

AUGSBURG FORTRESS BOOK FAIR
December 7-14th in the Library
See the article in “Noteworthy News” about the Kibosho Project, then come on out and buy some books at the Fair! This is a great chance to do some Christmas Shopping – there will be books, CDs, and other small gift items, all with a Christian theme. We could also use a little help staffing the event during the week. If you can pitch in, even for an hour or two, please let Pastor know.

CHRISTMAS CHARITIES ARE HERE!
Collecting from Nov. 30-Dec.14
Once again we will be collecting goods to help out those less fortunate than ourselves. For The Night Ministry, serving the homeless of Chicagoland, we put hats, gloves, and scarves on our Giving Tree in the narthex. We are looking for mostly adult items, and asking that they be STURDY, WINTER ITEMS, rather than “magic gloves” which are very thin. The Child Care Center is also collecting gloves for this ministry…THANKS! Deadline for donations is December 14th – the Night Bus will be delivering the items to people in need on December 19-20, so they must pack everything up before December 19th.
Also, we are doing LSSI’s Gifts for Kids again this year. Gift tags will be available in the narthex. Pick a tag, purchase a present, and bring it wrapped to church by December 14th to be sent to LSSI in time for their Christmas Party. Gift cards are also welcome…remember, you can use our Manna program, deadline November 30th, delivery of cards on Dec. 4th!

REMINDERS!
Friendship Day   There is no Friendship Day in December. We will return in January – check here for dates and times!
   
Men’s Breakfast   Saturday, December 6th at 9 AM at Jimmy’s Restaurant in Des Plaines. Join the Men’s Brotherhood for breakfast and fellowship.

WELCA Board   December 3rd at 9:30 AM
Executive Committee   December 14th at 11:30 AM
   
COMING IN JANUARY…
Annual Reports Due      Leadership Planning       Annual Meeting       

This Month in Worship
WORSHIP SCHEDULE AND READINGS
All Worship Services are at 10:15 AM unless otherwise noted.

December 7 – Second Sunday in Advent
Isaiah 40:1–11; Psalm 85:1–2, 8–13; 2 Peter 3:8–15a; Mark 1:1–8
December 14 – Third Sunday in Advent
Isaiah 61:1–4, 8–11; Psalm 126; 1 Thessalonians 5:16–24; John 1:6–8, 19–28
December 21 – Fourth Sunday in Advent
2 Samuel 7:1–11, 16; Luke 1:47–55; Romans 16:25–27; Luke 1:26–38
December 28 – First Sunday of Christmas
Isaiah 61:10—62:3 Psalm 148; Galatians 4:4–7; Luke 2:22–40

CHRISTMAS WORSHIP SCHEDULE
Dec. 24 @ 4 PM–Family Christmas Eve Service
Dec. 24 @ 10 PM–Traditional Candlelight Service
Dec. 25 @ 10:15 AM–Christmas Day Service
Dec. 28 @ 10:15 AM–Carols and Songs Service

ADULT FORUM SCHEDULE
Dec. 7 – Global Alliance for Africa, Linda Stolz
Dec. 14 – Book of Faith Initiative, Floyd Yager
Dec. 21 – The Lutheran Handbook, David Swanson
Dec. 28 – No Adult Forum

TWO BAPTISMS!
On Sunday, November 30th, and on Sunday, December 21st, we will welcome two baby boys into our household of faith! Henry William David Allemeier and Harold DiVita will be baptized on those days respectively. Join us in celebrating the sacrament of baptism!


WORSHIP HELPERS
   Dec 7   Dec 14   Dec 21   Dec 24   Dec 24   Dec 25   Dec 28
   10:15am   10:15am   10:15am   4pm   10pm   10:15am   10:15am
Acolytes   Kevin K   Joe L   Tommy H   Tait J   Andrew F   Thomas Y   Melissa H
Communion Assistants   Pat K   Rich L   Kim H   Julie J   John F   Floyd Y   Julie H
Readers   Kristin Y   Julie J   Neil H   Diane B   John F   Vikki H   David S
Worship Assistants   David S   Vikki H   Pat K   Diane B   John F   Vikki H   David S
Projection   Jim H   Jim H   Jim H   Ravi P   Jim H   Jim H   Jim H
Ushers   Trygve J,
Dave H,
Dave K,
Connie K   Susan B,
Dave H,
Dave K,
Connie K   Susan B,
Dave H,
Dave K,
Connie K   *   *   *   Susan B,
Dave H,
Dave K,
Connie K
Greeters   Val B   Val B   Val B   *   *   *   Val B
Counters   Dave H,
Jim H   Dave H,
Jim H    Dave H,
Jim H   NA   NA   NA   Dave H,
Jim H
We need ushers for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Please talk to Connie Kaufman if you are planning to be here, and can pitch in!

FLOWERS AND BULLETINS
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.
PLEASE DON’T FORGET 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. Thanks!

Dec. 7 –    Flowers and bulletins are given in memory of Floyd T. Yager.
Dec. 14 –    Flowers are given in memory of Frank Luck.
Dec. 21 –    Flowers are given in honor of Neena Penumaka’s birthday.
Dec. 24-25 – Poinsettias on the altar are given in honor and memory of many loved ones. There will be an insert in the bulletins for these days listing those loved ones.
Dec. 28 –    Flowers and bulletins are given by the Handzels in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Bannister.

special article
GIVING THANKS
Obviously by the time this is read we will have experienced Thanksgiving and hopefully in the spirit of the season, we will have given God thanks for our many blessings. In looking back over this last month it’s clear that there are many things to be thankful for here at Messiah!
•   A great Spaghetti Dinner with a good turnout from both Messiah and the community. One community visitor who comes from a Catholic church remarked that “those Lutherans sure can make spaghetti!” In addition she commented that Protestants are a lot more inclusive than Catholics typically are. Thanks to all who worked so hard to cook a wonderful meal and serve all of our guests!!
•   Although the Crop Walk was in October, we heard the results of the fundraising efforts of the various teams in the community in November. Messiah was the top fundraiser with $6265 raised by 7 walkers and 1 “spirit” walker!! The next church raised $3990 with 36 walkers, followed by the third place church that raised $3336 with 29 walkers. Hmmmm…. you do the math! Thanks to Messiah’s small but very mighty team and all those who supported them to raise funds for those who hunger!!
•   We celebrated the bounty of God’s harvest with our 3rd Annual Harvest Festival. Although we didn’t have as big of a turn out as we hoped for, it was a great opportunity to meet and greet vendors and members of the community and welcome them to Messiah. We also made some money for our property reserve fund. We had several positive comments from our visitors about our church and the people they met – one can only imagine how much better it could have been if all of our visitors could have felt the full impact of Messiah’s hospitality if more members had stopped by for a few minutes to just say hello to support the event. Everyone’s support is greatly needed for these events as everything we do is an opportunity for outreach to others! Thanks to everyone who helped put the Festival together and worked to make it a success and to those who came to shop and just say hello!!
•   The Women of Messiah came together to celebrate its ministry with a potluck luncheon. It was a good turnout with good fellowship, good food, and good discussion on looking forward to continuing, regrouping and growing the ministry of MLCW. Thanks to those who made this special day a reality and to those who attended!!
•   At this writing, the Thanksgiving service is being planned that will include our youth participating in key roles. What a joy to have the participation of our wonderful youth members!! Thanks to our youth for their participation in the ministry of Messiah and thanks to parents, teachers and leaders who support and continue to raise them up in God’s love.
•   Besides these special events the normal weekly activities continue to occur at Messiah with members stepping forward to help, teach, type, support, clean, reach out, repair, worship, sing, communicate, pray, give, play, paint, comfort, feed, listen and love. Thank you to all members and staff of the Messiah family.
And above all, thanks be to God for our Messiah family and the opportunity to “With Christ, Reaching Out and Welcoming All God’s Children.”
~ Carol Hrodey

Messages
Holiday Manna Orders
We will be placing two manna orders this holiday season. The orders are due on Sunday, November 30, 2008 and on Sunday, December 14, 2008. Orders will be ready for pick up on Thursday, December 4, 2008 and Thursday, December 18, 2008, respectively. The November 30th order date is perfect to place orders for the Messiah Giving Tree gifts. We encourage you to order early as some gift cards may be available in limited supplies during the holidays, and thus may become unavailable as the orders get closer to the holidays. Check out the new green order sheets in the Narthex...lots of new vendors available like Wal-Mart, Chipotle, as well as favorites like Jewel, Starbuck's and Panera...just to mention a few! Orders can be placed into the offering plates, or ordered online at www.messiahparkridge.org.
We've made about $750 so far this year....why not order some gift cards for the holidays and see if we can break $1000 for 2008!
Additionally, we are still looking for one or two energetic individuals to take over the manna ordering for Kristin while she is on "maternity leave" with the new baby...please contact Kristin directly or Jennifer, the church secretary, if you might be interested in using your talents to help Messiah with this fundraising activity!

Poinsettias for Sale! $11 each
Orders due by December 15th. Watch for order forms in the Sunday bulletins, or call the office to place an order.

Annual reports are due into the church office by JANURY 5th – no ifs, ands, or buts!!! Emailing your report is HIGHLY PREFERABLE to any other method, but I will take what I can get! ?

The Women of the ELCA would like to thank all those who contributed to the Thank Offering on Nov. 16th. God bless you!

Disney Bound Secretary!
Jennifer will be on vacation February 7-15, 2009. We need someone to fill in for her while she is gone. This is a paid position, and is from 9-1 Monday through Friday that week. (If you can stay until 3pm, that works, too!)
This is urgent – plane fare has been purchased! Please contact the office if you wish to help out!

Dear Messiah –
We would like to thank you for the gift bags for our triplets. That was very thoughtful and kind of you. Thanks again.
Jennifer and Joe Muccianti

Messiah Ministries
JULIE HOLZER AND CREW AT LGH
I wanted to let you know that I went over to LGH pediatric unit on Wednesd ay, Oct. 29th and made costumes for several children. A friend joined me, and we had a great time! The children were so excited, and stressed parents were very appreciative. The parents were very impressed that our church was doing this special treat for the kids, especially since they did not have time to get costumes for their ill children. It made my day!
There were 2 princesses, 1 puppy, 1 Barney the dinosaur, 1 Elmo, 1 Police Officer, and 1 Elvis. We also made a few spare costumes in case of new admits. We also brought 20 treat bags with play-dough, bubbles and tattoos, for the patient party on Friday and some masks and pirate hats (donated by Millie Anderson). Thanks to members of Girl Scout Troop 941 for assembling the treat bags!
The pediatric unit is thrilled with their mobile art carts and already need more craft projects packaged! The NICU requested Halloween bags for new admits. We had all of the supplies ready, so Melissa's Girl Scout Troop decorated the bags with Halloween stickers and markers. Then they packed rattles, Onsies/hats, bibs, nail files and baby socks into each bag. They also packed baggies with candy for the parents. They filled 54 gift bags that were dropped off last week.
Blessings!
Julie Holzer

(What a blessing you and your whole crew are to those kids Julie!! Thank you!! We need to include this WONDERFUL ministry as part of the Women of Messiah's efforts and get others involved too!!!
Thanks again for this and for all you do at Messiah to "With Christ, Reach Out and Welcome All God's Children"!!
~ Carol Hrodey)


MAINE TOWNSHIP FOOD PANTRY APPEAL
We will be giving a donation of food to the Pantry this month that we collect at our Thanksgiving worship service. They have put out an appeal, however, because they find themselves servicing a record number of clients. Giving is good, but the need is greater. Please feel free to bring in non-perishable food items whenever possible, and leave them in the “Donation Station” in the narthex. The Pantry sends a truck every few weeks to pick up those donations, combined with the TERRIFIC efforts of our Child Care families.

Youth Corner
Check out all the fun stuff coming up for our Youth!!
First - THANK YOU!! - to all Messiah Youth who helped with the Spaghetti Dinner, both on Friday before n cleaning and setting up, and at the Dinner on Saturday. Everyone had a wonderful time and a great meal due to your hard work! Remember, “the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45) Serving and giving to others is part of the Christian and Lutheran traditions.
By Sunday November 30th we should have "Giving Trees" in the narthex....Think about taking a tag and buying a gift for a child and/or bringing some hats and gloves that we will donate to the Night Ministry for the homeless. At this time of year when we prepare and think about the birth of Jesus, it is important to remember His example of giving and service to others!
On Friday December 12th we will have a Lock-in at Messiah. Please mark your calendar and try to join us -- BRING A FRIEND. We will be at the church at 6pm, have some snacks, play some games, watch some movies, have fellowship and work on putting together from craft kits for the pediatrics patients at Lutheran General Hospital. Then on Saturday morning, we will have breakfast and head over to LGH to spend some time with the kids there in the hospital -- playing, reading, talking, and just giving them the ministry of time....time to spend with other youth and forget for a few minutes about being in the hospital just a few weeks before Christmas. Please join us!
ELCA Youth Event Summer, 2009 -We are looking for Messiah Youth who have serious interest in attending the ELCA Youth Gathering in the summer of 2009. The gathering in July 22-26, 2009 in New Orleans. We need to know by the end of November who has serious interest in attending. The gathering is about $300 per person just to register. That does not include travel, lodging, and meals. If we have a few youth who are serious about going, we would consider bringing you all down to the event. But it needs to be a pretty firm commitment on your part as to whether you want to go, so we can raise funds in the Church, make plans, and so forth.
If you have interest, we would recommend talking with your parents and determining whether this is something that they would want you to do. Then talk to Floyd by the end of November so we can figure out if we can get a group of our Messiah Youth to the event.


Milestones
BIRTHDAYS

Melissa Holzer, 12/1
Pat Demonte, 12/4
Mildred Anderson, 12/5
Louise Johnson, 12/5
Dorothy Pollack, 12/6
Lisa Francis, 12/7
Jennifer Hanson, 12/10
Kris Wageman, 12/10
Laura Olson, 12/12
Aidan Loverme, 12/14
Bobby Hanson, 12/19
Marlyn Wenn, 12/22
Neena Penumaka, 12/23
John Wiberg, 12/23
Stephanie Helms, 12/24
Eugene Plaza, 12/24
Carol Smith, 12/25
Bonnie Bittner, 12/27
Jean Johnson, 12/28
Marcella Larson, 12/28
Paul Stolz Jr., 12/28
Joseph Burval, 12/31
Laura Hauser, 12/31


ANNIVERSARIES
No wedding anniversaries in December.


Messiah Leadership IN 2008

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
President: Carol Hrodey (262) 652-3187
Vice President: Vikki Hanson (847) 823-2117
Secretary: Nancy Boomer (847) 678-3048
Treasurer: Brad Kovach (847) 297-4883
Financial Sec.: David Hanson (847) 296-6796

EXTENDED LEADERSHIP TEAM
CCC Director:      Karen Black
CCC Board:      Donna Berzins
Property Coordinator: Patti Daniels


Stewardship:      Floyd Yager
Evangelism:      David Swanson
WELCA:      Eva Thoren
Brotherhood:      Rich Seggeling
Christian Education:   Kristin Yager
Confirmation/HS:   Floyd Yager
Adult Forum:      Rich Levy, David Swanson
Choir:         Pat Daniels
Music:         Tom Daniels, Sue Fox

Memorial Report as of November 20, 2008
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.
IN MEMORY OF DORIS PREINITZ
Given by:   Eugene Borgeson, Brian Lofstrom, Charles and Shirley Larson, Michael Lofstrom, Valeria Bowman, Russell and Mary Gunderson, Dorothy Branding, Dorothy Nagel, Gail Butz, Irene Luck, Ramona and Dean Johnson, Alex and Rita Vlahos, Martin and Christine Ruterschmidt, Charlotte and Bill Baumgartner, George and Barbara Dilling, Chuck and Jackie Steigerwald, Lois Bunt, and George Hrodey

The family has requested that all memorials for Doris be put toward lights in the hallway to illuminate the South Wall Sanctuary Windows.

Messiah Movies
THE FOURTH WISE MAN (1985)
On DVD, available through Netflix or Blockbuster Online
This adaptation of Henry van Dyke's The Story of the Other Wise Man stars Martin Sheen as Artaban, a Magi who hopes that a sign from above will direct him to the Messiah. Artaban takes three gifts with him, but along his 33-year journey, he keeps missing Jesus. As he continues his search, he gives his gifts to people in need, leaving him with no offerings whatsoever. Years later, an aged Artaban finally meets the new King, and fears he has failed because he has no gifts to give. Christ teaches him about the true gift he has been offering all the years of his life.
Looking for something different to watch for Christmas? This can be considered a Christmas story, or an Epiphany Story, or even an Easter Story – whatever the season, I highly recommend this made-for-TV movie. Martin Sheen is excellent, and he has a wonderful cast of supporting actors including Alan Arkin, Eileen Brennan, and a TINY spot by Charlie Sheen. The story is incredibly moving and teaches several wonderful messages about how we fulfill our ministries in Christ. It is probably okay for most members of the family – there are some disturbing images in a leper colony that might be a bit too much for really young children, so parental discretion is advised. But if you haven’t seen this movie, or haven’t seen it for a long time, add it to you “must sees” this Christmas next to It’s a Wonderful Life, A Charlie Brown Christmas, A Christmas Carol, and A Christmas Story. You won’t be sorry you did.


Prayer Requests
Please include the following individuals and families in your prayers this month:
Joe & Evelyn Burval
Mr. Dennis
Ardene Ejnik
Pearl Fox
Chris Jacobsen
Ruth Jeppeson
Kennet
Richard Levy
Nancy Maher
Lois Oset
Sumdara Rao
Aidan Ray
Mary Reter
Gloria Solum
Linda (Rodin) Ufkes
Frank & Jane Whitecotton
Anne Wiberg

We also want to remember in our prayers our military personnel:
Jason Hood, Jason Koesler, Tim David, Lars Johnsen, Kevin Ward, and Patrick and Claudine Ward.

Directory Changes
Please let the office know if you are moving! Thanks!

Belletech Deressa
13109 Rosebay Drive
Germantown, MD 20874

Lauri and Sam Hamden
1110 Prairie Drive
Algonquin, IL 60102

New phone number for Scott, Ally, Evelyn, and Hank Allemeier – 847-873-0626.



The
Messiah
Messenger
In this issue…
Property Developments
GAA Book Fair
Room at the Inn
Youth Christmas Program
Christmas Charities are Here!
Readings and Schedules
Christmas Services Schedule
Christmas Poinsettias
Annual Reports DUE
Double Manna Dates
Julie and Crew at LGH
Maine Township Food Pantry
Lock In at Messiah
2009 Youth Event
The Fourth Wise Man Movie


MESSIAH LUTHERAN CHURCH            
1605 Vernon Avenue
Park Ridge, Illinois 60068

Church Staff
Pastor Cynthia Munker, Interim Pastor
Jennifer Schneider, Office Administrator
Karen Black, Child Care Center Director
John Handzel, Property Maintenance
Worknesh Deressa, Custodian
Tom Daniels, Director of Music
Sue Fox, Organist

 


 

 

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