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The August Messenger Issue #494

Jul 31, 2009

THE Messiah

From the NEW pastor
Grace and Peace to you all. It is my honor to begin ministry with you here at Messiah Lutheran Church. Prior to entering seminary and answering the call to ordained ministry, my professional life was in finance, education, publishing, and hospitality industries. Since entering seminary, I have served a year at Holy Trinity – Glenview, a year at San Francisco de Asis – Aurora and a year as chaplain intern at Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington.
My husband, Larry Fogel, and I live in Lake Zurich with our daughters, Julia (8), Samantha (6) and our terriers, Spirit (7) and Maggie Mei (2). I am a native of Wauconda Illinois and grew up very active in Messiah Lutheran - Wauconda! Since leaving the Chicagoland area in 1973, my travels have taken me to every contiguous state and outside the US to Canada, Mexico and most recently, Guatemala. We returned to this area in 1996 and Larry has been teaching at his alma mater, Niles West High School.
Larry and I chose to create our family through international adoption. Our daughters were both born in Guatemala City and since their arrival in our lives, we have been active in educating others about adoption. In my spare time, I enjoy my family, the outdoors, learning languages and other cultures, reading, and watching sports (Florida State University and all Chicago teams!).
Please sign up for a “Chat with Pastor” so we can become acquainted! I look forward to meeting each of you. Together with Christ, we will reach out and welcome all God’s children!
Yours in Christ,

Pastor Lynne

Noteworthy News
The following is an excerpt from an article posted on the US Air Force’s official website.
“7/20/2009 - NAIONI, Indonesia (AFNS) -- Residents from this rural area of Indonesia were already waiting for medical services by the time American and Indonesian medical professionals opened a clinic at 8 a.m. July 16, 2009 at a local elementary school.
More than 300 patients were seen by medics in just the first day as word at the clinic opened as part of Operation Pacific Angel, a joint and combined humanitarian and civic assistance program conducted annually in the Asia-Pacific region by the United States and other area nations.
‘The clinic is offering general medicine, optometry and dentistry services,’ said Lt. Col. Paul Abson, a Pacific Angel team leader here and flight surgeon. Colonel Abson is from the 446th Aeromedical Staging Squadron from McChord Air Force Base, Wash.
Maj. Cladine Ward (pictured above) checks on an elderly patient at a clinic as part of Operation Pacific Angel 2009. Major Ward is a general medicine doctor assigned to the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. Together, U.S. and Indonesian military medical professionals, one local doctor, and six interpreters worked side-by-side at the clinic to treat patients as part of Operation Pacific Angel 2009. During the first day, the clinic staff saw 329 patients.”
Maj. Ward’s mother, Joyce Tjhio, says that Claudine was very excited that she could go with this mission; she is still doing her residency in Preventive Medicine (her final year), and this is considered as one of her electives. Claudine called Joyce’s mother (in Jakarta) last week (from Kupang, West Timor) and told her that they got 650 patients at the clinic one day. And she is becoming very proficient in the Indonesian language!
We pray every week for Maj. Ward, her husband Patrick, and several others in our extended family who serve us around the world in our armed forces. Please continue to keep the Wards, their family, and all others in the military in your prayers!

Did you notice how nice and BRIGHT it is in the Fellowship Hall? Thanks to our great Property Crew, we have replaced the lighting units with more energy efficient fixtures, thanks in part to a grant the Child Care Center received for “greening up” preschools in Illinois. Thanks to all those who made this change possible!

Upcoming events
(Always check with church office before you schedule an event – there is a room assignment calendar maintained by the Office Administrator.)
Tuesday, August 4 starting at 6:30 PM
The Park Ridge Police 5th annual National Night Out will be Tuesday, August 4th starting at 6:30 pm in Hodges Park. Thanks to the generosity of local businesses, you can join the Police Department for a free night of games, useful information from state and local agencies, raffle prizes, snacks, face painting, music from Radio Disney and a Battle of the Bands, bounce house, touch a truck, and of course, lots of giveaways. At the end of the evening you can participate in an after dark unity walk through the Uptown area.
It’s your opportunity to Ask A Cop or test your throwing arm at Dunk A Cop. Check to see if the State of Illinois is holding funds for you through their Cash Dash program. Learn how to protect yourself from identify theft. Experience driving with DUI goggles on our test track. Register your bicycle. Visit the petting zoo. Join the library staff, teen center and youth commission for some fun children’s games. Take a tour of the police department. Children can have their picture taken in a squad car and in the jail.
It’s all about bringing the community and the Police Department together!

Sunday, August 9th, after worship
The installation on August 9th will be followed by a potluck luncheon to officially welcome Pastor Lynne and her family, as well as to celebrate the start of Messiah’s next chapter! We hope everyone can be on hand to “officially” welcome Pastor Lynne – and bring your best goodies to share!

Sunday, August 16th at 11:30 PM
It is indeed an exciting time at Messiah as we welcome our new pastor. We felt it would be good to hold a Leadership Team meeting in August to 1) introduce the team and what everyone does to Pastor Morrow, and 2) go over the fall schedule and upcoming events so we're all up to date!!
Team Members please plan to meet on Sunday, August 16th following the service - lunch will be served! The primary things we will discuss will include what your group(s) are up to and what is coming up this fall.

Friday, August 21st, 5 PM Dedication, 6 PM Open House
The Child Care Center will be dedicating their new patio area (SE corner of the building) prior to their Annual Open House. Everyone is welcome to come, we will have refreshments and a few games for the children. We thank all those who “bought a brick” in our Memory Garden – come on out and see how it looks! Then stick around to meet some of our new (and returning) Child Care Families – this is a terrific time to show support of the great ministry of the Child Care Center, and to truly reach out and welcome the new children to the school!

Believe it or not, FALL is really just around the corner, and that is such a busy time for us at Messiah!! Please be sure to mark these upcoming events on your calendars to support them by attending, helping, or publicizing them!
Rally Day            Sunday, September 13th at 10:15 AM
Lutheran World Relief Trailer   Saturday, Oct. 3rd 9-12 PM, & Sunday, Oct. 4th 12-3 PM
Spaghetti Dinner         Saturday, October 24th 4-7:30 PM
Harvest Arts & Crafts Festival   Saturday, November 14th 10-2 PM

Friendship Day   There will be no Friendship meeting in the months of July and August. We will resume with Ingathering on Sept. 25th. We hope some members will come to help us package our quilts, health kits and layettes. We are no longer collecting men's, women's or children's clothing. We need a couple of men to help with the packing and weighing of the items. Please remember the ANGELS IN THE NARTHEX FRIENDSHIP KETTLE to help with the purchase of new items for the Health Kits. Thank you and God Bless, Eva Thoren
PS – There will be another Friendship Quilters day on Sunday,
August 23 from 12-3 PM for those ladies who cannot come at night.

Child Care Board Meeting   August 4th at 6:30 PM
Executive Committee Meeting   August 5th at 7:00 PM

Rally Day Dedication of Front Sign Choir Picnic Party!

In memoriam
July 21, 1916 - June 22, 2009
“Bill” Beyer was the devoted husband of ElVera Marie (Heyser) Beyer; father of William (Margareta), Thomas (Susan), Mary (David Reed), and Charles (Sylvia); uncle of Leslie Knapp and Kathleen Heyser; grandfather of 13; and great-grandfather of 15.
Bill was born in Chicago to Ernst Beyer, who had immigrated to Chicago from Pomerania, Germany, and Elizabeth (Krause) Beyer, born on a farm outside Chicago to German immigrants from near Berlin. Bill’s older sister, Mildred Sindelar, is deceased. While completing Chicago’s Roosevelt High School, Bill was active in Boy Builders and a “Master” of his chapter (a group of “Past Masters” long remained important friends). An active member of Gethsemane Evangelical and Reformed Lutheran Church in Chicago, Bill met there his future wife, ElVera (“Viv”). They married April 26, 1941.
Employed as a printer, Bill was drafted as a Private into the U.S. Army on April 27, 1942. Bill volunteered for Officer’s Candidate School and after rigorous training was commissioned a Lieutenant in a mapping unit, the 660th Engineer Topographic Battalion. The 660th was assigned first to Cheltenham, England, where it printed the maps for “D-Day” under top secret conditions, and then to Paris, France, where the unit produced maps for the push through France and across the Rhine. Bill took great pride in his service and in attaining the rank of Captain.
Returning to Chicago in 1946, Bill rejoined Viv, and they resumed life with their large, extended family and many friends. Soon they transferred their membership to Christ Lutheran Church in Chicago where Bill took part in many activities, from church council to choir, from Boy Scouts to Sunday School. A lithographer for two Chicago printing firms, Bill earned journeyman printer credentials.
In 1958, Bill and Viv built a home in Park Ridge while Bill continued to commute to his printing work in Chicago. The family soon transferred its church affiliation to Messiah in Park Ridge where Bill and Viv have been faithful members. As Bill’s mother and mother-in-law aged, he gave each caring and patient support. In 1972, Bill left printing and joined the custodial staff of Maine Township High School South in Park Ridge. There he enjoyed the interaction with students, teachers, and fellow staff before retiring in 1981.
After retirement, Bill and Viv traveled extensively in the United States and in Europe. Bill also spent many years volunteering at Lutheran General Hospital. They moved to Bensenville’s Bridgeway Christian Village in 1996. There Bill made and enjoyed many acquaintances. As his health declined, he was cared for by his devoted wife, who was assisted by their children, especially daughter Mary; by Bridgeway fellow residents; and, at the end, by Dr. Paul Baubly and the generous staffs of The Village at Bridgeway and Elmhurst Hospital.
Bill Beyer acted out his Christian faith as devoted husband, exacting craftsman, and generous family man and friend.

Synod Assembly Report
A report from the 2009 Metro Chicago Assembly, submitted by Rev. Mark Wiberg
There is bad news and good news!!
First the bad news. Over the past 5 years the average Sunday morning attendance at Messiah has declined (from 122 in 2003 to 85 in 2008). This decline is taking place, according to annual congregational reports, in 2 out of 3 congregations in the Metro Chicago Synod.
Now the good news!! Our Bishop and Synod Leaders are encouraging Messiah people, as well as the members of the other 200-plus congregations, to "roll up our sleeves" and "get to work" to reverse the losses. It is to be called:
Turnaround Synod Initiative

The Goal: Congregations currently experiencing decline will see and upward trend in worship attendance within 4 years. This goal is bold and calls us to rely on the help of the Holy Spirit.
IMAGINE - Were we to see Messiah as a mission outpost reaching out to people who either have not heard of the Gospel, or have not heard it in a way that really connected.
IMAGINE - If all of us encouraged each other to share our faith with family, friends, neighbors, and to invite them to come and see what a congregation of Christians is all about.
IMAGINE - If we pooled our experience and insight with each other
IMAGINE - A climate of hopeful expectation as we watch to see what life changing thing God might do next. Nobody is going to do this work of “reaching out” for us. Messiah people will come up with our own plan. Messiah people will carry out the effort.
WHATS NEXT? Pray for the Spirit to help us in this Turnaround. Talk with each other about ideas that would bring more people to our Sunday Morning gatherings. Watch for the announcement of small group discussion that will help Messiah come up with a plan. Questions and comments could be directed to Dave Swanson, Mark Wiberg, and Rich Levy.
The Synod will help us meet the goal and mission - “With Christ Reaching Out To Welcome All Of Gods Children.”                

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

August 2 – Ninth Sunday After Pentecost
Exodus 16:2–4, 9–15; Psalm 78:23–29; Ephesians 4:1–16; John 6:24–35

August 9 – Tenth Sunday After Pentecost
1 Kings 19:4–8; Psalm 34:1–8; Ephesians 4:25—5:2; John 6:35, 41–51

August 16 – Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost
Proverbs 9:1–6; Psalm 34:9–14; Ephesians 5:15–20; John 6:51–58

August 23 – Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost
Joshua 24:1–2a, 14–18; Psalm 34:15–22; Ephesians 6:10–20; John 6:56–69

August 30 – Thirteen Sunday After Pentecost
Deuteronomy 4:1–2, 6–9; Psalm 15; James 1:17–27; Mark 7:1–8, 14–15, 21–23

Saturday, August 8th, 10 AM – 1 PM
All Saints Lutheran Church
630 S. Quentin Road, Palatine, IL
847-991-2080 - www.allsaintspalatine.org
By the grace of God and the movement of the Holy Spirit, Lynne Morrow is going to be a Pastor! Bishop Wayne N. Miller will preside over Ordination. Come rejoice with us in the work of the Spirit as she is ordained! Clergy are invited to vest and to be a part of the service (procession, laying on of hands); the color of the day will be red.

Sunday, August 9 @ 10:15 AM

It is an exciting time at Messiah as we welcome Pastor Lynne M. Morrow as the next Pastor of Messiah. Although Pastor Lynne officially started her ministry with us on July 27th, she will be installed at Messiah by Pastor Carol Breimeier from the Synod on August 9th. The installation will be followed by a potluck luncheon to officially welcome Pastor Lynne and her family, as well as to celebrate the start of Messiah’s next chapter!

   August 2   August 9   August 16   August 23   August 30
   10:15am   10:15am   10:15am   10:15am   10:15am
Acolytes   Andrew F   Tommy H   Thomas Y   Melissa H   Nick L
Communion Assistants   Lynne M   Kim H   Floyd Y   Julie H   Rich L
Readers   Nancy H   Tom D   Dottie B   Neil H   Tate J
Worship Assistants   Vikki H   David S   Diane B   David S   Karen B
Projection   Jim H   Jim H   Jim H   Jim H   Jim H
Ushers   Dave H
Sue B
Bob B   Dave H
Sue B
Larry R
Bob B   Dave H
Sue B
Larry R
Bob B   Dave H
Sue B
Larry R
Bob B   Dave H
Sue B
Larry R
Bob B
Greeters   Chuck S
Jackie S   Chuck S
Jackie S   Chuck S
Jackie S   Chuck S
Jackie S   Chuck S
Jackie S
Bread & Wine Providers /Presenters   The Raymonds   Jensen Family   Ryczek Family   Sue K /
Sue K,
Dorothy N   Holzer Family
Counters   Dave H, Val B   Dave H, Val B   Dave H, Val B   Dave H, Val B   Dave H, Val B

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.
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.

Aug 2 –    Flowers are given by Brad and Pat Kovach in memory of Joan Miller.
Aug 9 –    Flowers are given by Brad and Pat Kovach in memory of grandparents.
Aug 16 –    Flowers are given in memory of Susan Nugnis’ birthday.
Aug 23 –    Flowers are given in memory of Chuck Boomer by Nancy, Chris, and Nick Boomer ?.
Aug 30 –    Flowers are given in honor of back to school by Kathy Krawitz.

Staff Vacations!
Jennifer will not be in the office from August 10-14. Stephanie (Steve) Yager, Floyd Yager’s mom, will be filling in from 9-1 that week. Thanks!
Sue will not be playing the organ August 16 or 23. Lee Burswold will accompany the congregation in worship those 2 Sundays. Thanks again!

Julie Berzins Graduated!
Julie graduated in June and will be attending the University of Iowa in the fall. Congrats to Julie and her family!
(Julie was omitted in the June bulletin insert honoring grads.)

Thanks from LSSI
We received a beautiful thank you letter from LSSI acknowledging Messiah’s $365 gift on Good Shepherd Sunday. The letter is posted outside the church office, if you care to read it. Please know that your contributions will go to assist those in need in Illinois.

Hope Prayer Service
Wednesdays from 9-11 PM, Hope Korean Community Church will hold a prayer service in the sanctuary. Please be advised that this is happening – if you find yourself in the building at that time, please be respectful of the service going on.
Thank you.

Manna Order Dates
Manna orders are due on Sunday, August 9th, to be picked up the 13th. Back-to-school is here!

My Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
What a wonderful send off I received from you on Sunday! The food was delicious and I thank everyone who brought food, organized the event, and participated in our time of fellowship. And the two photos of the cardinals, by an artist in Michigan no less, will be something that I will always treasure. They will be displayed in a prominent place in my pastoral study.
I also thank you for the many cards, gifts, and messages which convey your caring, concern and warm wishes for Stefan and me. The time I have spent at Messiah has truly been a time of great blessing for both of us. I will always remember you with love and fondness. I am so very grateful for the time we have had together and for your loving acceptance, encouragement and appreciation of our ministry together. You are a very special group of people. Thank you all. And may God bless you, now and always. With love, appreciation, and deepest gratitude,
Pastor Munker

Messiah Ministries
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. NAMI has over 1,100 affiliates in communities across the country who engage in advocacy, research, support, and education. Members of NAMI are families, friends, and people living with mental illnesses such as major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and borderline personality disorder.
Julie Savastio is a life-long resident of Park Ridge with siblings and children attending Messiah Lutheran pre-school program. At age 18, her oldest daughter Candice was in her first year away at college when she was diagnosed with serious and persistent mental illness. Julie and her husband were fortunate to have been referred to the NAMI “Family to Family” program during the first of several hospitalizations. Over the past 8 years, this course and their connection to NAMI has been instrumental in helping them cope with the enormous grief and moving into acceptance and advocacy. NAMI has also supported their daughter in her recovery.
Julie approached Messiah with a request to teach a Family to Family course this fall at our facility. The Executive Committee has approved, and she will be teaching the class with another Park Ridge resident, Mary Defano. Mary has a sibling with serious mental illness. Julie is the current Co-President of the local NAMI affiliate. She is am also a CPA and a corporate controller. She says, “My volunteer position teaching this Family to Family is my passion. Bringing this offering to my home community of Park Ridge is a dream!”
This 12-week class will be offered on Thursday evenings, beginning September 17 from 7 to 9:30pm in the Multipurpose Room. We joyfully accept this opportunity to “with Christ, reach out and welcome all God’s children!”
(For more info, or to REGISTER for the class, contact the NAMI office at 847-716-2252.)

For one more month, the Friendship bucket entitled Angels in the Narthex will be in the Narthex under the stained glass windows. There are also two nice ELCA wicker baskets, one by the bell tower entrance, and one outside the church office. Layette items may be put in either basket. A list of the layette items is available. Ingathering is the 4th Thursday in September, the 24th. We assemble the health kits and the layettes then. We need several men to help that day and some ladies also. It is usually done by noon...Please think about it. We assume the trailer will again be in our parking lot, but that info is not available yet. THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS.

Youth Corner
Coming this Fall!
Things are changing a lot at Messiah, but not our commitment to our young people!
Floyd Yager continues to teach our Confirmation Class and lead our Youth Group. We are sort of waiting to see what comes out of the Leadership Team meeting on August 16 before doing any additional planning, but some events you can mark down FOR SURE are:
Rally Day, September 13th at 10:00 AM – This is when we get together to sign up for Sunday School and officially “kick off” the Christian Education school year.
Lutheran World Relief Trailer, October 3rd and 4th – We usually pitch in to help man the trailer in our lot while other churches in the area drop off their goods to benefit those who are needy around the world.
Annual Youth Spaghetti Dinner, Saturday, October 24th – this is an “all youth” event, we expect everyone to participate. We will serve from 4 to 7:30, and most likely do an overnight lockin that night as well.
There will be many other opportunities, both for fun AND for service. We may do another trip to the Chicago Food Depository, and we would like to attend another concert, if one becomes available. Keep watching here every month, or on the website, for what is coming up.
Remember, Confirmation Class will kick off with Rally Day,
and meet every Sunday during Christian Education time. There will also be another meeting time, we still have to determine that. Floyd will communicate that directly to the Confirmation Class when it is decided.


Pastor Lynne invites all children
of Messiah to bring their school backpack to
worship this Sunday. During the Children’s Sermon time, she will offer a blessing to them as the embark on another school year as a child (and student!) of God!


Jackie Steigerwald, 8/1
Zachary Hall, 8/3
Kristin Kopij, 8/5
Sandra Deines, 8/7
Ron Duty, 8/8
Kevin Kaufman, 8/8
Arlene Johnson, 8/9
Cindy Norberg, 8/10
Lois Anderson, 8/13
Barbara Shapiro, 8/13
Ronald Bittner, 8/14
Greg Nastali, 8/14
Ravi Penumaka, 8/15
Henry Allemeier, 8/16
Michael Deines, 8/20
Donna Berzins, 8/21
Abedi Markos, 8/23
Jean Nastali, 8/23
Clare Rodin, 8/23
Michele Valenta, 8/23
Brian Deines, 8/28
Samantha Knab, 8/28
Margaret Lobitz, 8/30

Susan and Ed Kopij, 8/25
Vic and Donna Berzins, 8/31
Ralph and Teresa Lippert, 8/31

Messiah Leadership IN 2009

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
Pastor: Rev. Lynne Morrow (847) 612-6950

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
Altar Guild:      Linda Raymond

Memorial Report as of July 24, 2009
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.

Given by:   Chuck and Jackie Steigerwald, Dave and Connie Kaufman, Tom and Pat Daniels, Valeria Bowman, Genaire and Warren Samuel, Florence Heimerle, Raymond and Cindy Moehrlin, Mark and Anne Wiberg, Marie Starsiak Fiorrvanti, Wayne and Mary Skelton, Wilma Lehnert, Margaret Murphy, George and Jane Bork, Mercedes Freyer, The Beyer Family , Kathleen and Paul Troy, Ken and Linda Hrodey, Eunice Langhaug, Betty Portenlanger, John and Ann Mullen, Margaret Ingrish, Dave and Donna Hanson, Irene Krueger, Dorothy Pollack, Robert and Diane Ferguson, Ellen Rowlett, Mildred Anderson for Property Reserve
Given by:   Jean Reeve, for Music
Given by:   Robert Bisgard, Tom and Pat Daniels for Property Reserve
Given by:   Dave and Connie Kaufman, Chuck and Jackie Steigerwald, Tom and Pat Daniels, Mildred Anderson, Dave and Donna Hanson for Property Reserve

Messiah Movies
Times are changing for moody mammoth Manny (Ray Romano), motor-mouthed sloth Sid (John Leguizamo) and crafty saber-toothed tiger Diego (Denis Leary) in this third installment of the beloved computer-animated children's franchise. Life heats up for our heroes when they meet some new and none-too-friendly neighbors: the mighty dinosaurs.
The interesting thing is that this movie focuses on FAMILY. The unlikely “herd” that was created in the first Ice Age movie (still one of my favorites) gained in size and depth with the addition of Ellie, Crash, and Eddie in the second film. Now Manny and Ellie are expecting their first baby, and the rest of the herd finds themselves having to deal with that. Sid’s choice is to adopt three dinosaur babies – can you see where this is going? I enjoyed this movie a lot – great action, great laughs, and a nice message about being stronger because you are a family, whether you like it or not. Added to this is another great storyline that smacks of Moby Dick and Indiana Jones. I recommend this for families with children over 5 or so – some of the action gets intense. Otherwise, a really fun film!

Prayer Requests
Please include the following individuals and families in your prayers this month:

Viv Beyer
Val Bowman
Lois Bunt
Evelyn Burval
Ardene Ejnik
Pearl Fox
Ruth Jeppeson
Larry and Arlene Johnson
Richard Levy
Nancy Maher
Lois Oset
Helen Paul
Sumdara Rao
Aidan Ray
Mary Reter
Chuck Steigerwald
Linda (Rodin) Ufkes

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!

Char Lobitz
8297 N. Wisner
Niles, IL 60714

Many people have asked for this:
Pastor Cynthia Munker
31 E. Melrose
Westmont, IL 60559

In this issue…
From the NEW Pastor
Messiah’s Pacific Angel
Nicer, Brighter, Greener
In Memoriam – Bill Beyer
Synod Assembly Report
Park Ridge Night Out
Welcome Pastor Lynne
Child Care Patio Dedication and Open House
Readings and Schedules
Ordination and Installation of New Pastor
Staff Vacations
Julie B Graduation
Thanks from Pastor Munker
Movie: Ice Age 3

1605 Vernon Avenue
Park Ridge, Illinois 60068

Church Staff
Rev. Lynne Morrow, 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
Helen Levy, Bookkeeper




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