The Messiah Messenger > The May Messenger Issue #515
The May Messenger Issue #515

Apr 29, 2011

The Messiah
MESSENGER


FROM THE PASTOR

“FIRST FRUITS”

Allelulia! Christ is Risen!
We heard during Holy Week here at Messiah how much Christ has done for us – he did all the work so that we could have forgiveness of sin and eternal life.
St. John Chrysostom puts it so well in his Homily which is traditionally read during the Great Easter Vigil.
“Christ is risen, and you are cast down!
Christ is risen, and the demons are fallen!
Christ is risen, and the angels rejoice!
Christ is risen, and life is set free!
Christ is risen, and the tomb is emptied of its dead.
For Christ, having risen from the dead,
is become the first-fruits of those who have fallen asleep.”
As we assess our first fruits here at Messiah, we pray for those who have fallen asleep. There are many and various ways to give to the church – your time, talent and treasure.
   

Jesus Christ taught us about sharing and we see examples of sharing throughout the ministries of Messiah. The Child Care Center’s collection of food and Pennies for Lent, the outpouring of gifts for LSSI families at Christmas and Easter, collection for one of our own families facing eviction at Christmas. Yes, when it comes to compassionate caring, the community wakes up for the occasion!
How will you continue to share your first fruits?



HOLY WEEK THANK YOUS
It took a HUGE crew of volunteer readers, assistants, acolytes, ushers, greeters, Altar Guild-ers, bulletin stuffers, carpet vacuumers, singers, musicians, egg hiders, cooks, and all- around participants to have Messiah’s 2011 Holy Week be as successful and fulfilling as it   
was. A hearty “thank you, and well done!” goes out to all who helped from Pastor Lynne and Jennifer.



NOTEWORTHY NEWS
BAPTISM AND FIRST COMMUNION
During Holy Week we had SEVERAL children join the church in 2 different ways! The following received First Communion on Maundy Thursday: Jade Graham, Damion Graham, Dragan Graham, Dina Salemi, Amalia Santos, Alexandra Santos, Alesha Santos, Nydia Santos, and Christopher Scheck.
Then the following children were also baptized during the Easter Vigil on Saturday night: Amalia Santos, Alexandra Santos, Alesha Santos, Nydia Santos, Carlos Santos, Jade Graham, Damion Graham, Dragan Graham, and Christopher Scheck. Congratulations to all these children, blessings on them and their families as they begin their new lives in Christ!

IN MEMORIAM: KRISTINE CHRISTIANSEN
On Monday, April 18th Kristine Christiansen succumbed to a stroke that had kept her in a coma since February 20th. Kris has been a member at Messiah since 1982, and she and her husband Alan blessed us regularly as part of the string ensemble, joining Patti and Tom Daniels on violin. Their children Sara and Daniel were both confirmed at Messiah. Kris was 63 years old. There are no details yet, but a celebration of life service for Kris will be held.   

FOX FAMILY FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES
The good folks at Maine East HS have set up some fundraising opportunities to help out Peter Fox and his family:
Silent Auction: On May 23, at 7pm, the orchestras of Maine East will be presenting their Gala Concert. At that concert, there will be a silent auction. The Fine Arts department has collected violins which are being artistically decorated by students. The proceeds from the silent auction of these works of art will be donated to the Peter Fox Benefit Fund.
Donations for Peter's Use: A fund specifically for Peter's use has been set up at USBank. Checks should be made payable to "Peter Fox Benefit Fund", and can be forwarded to the family at: 1887 Fenton, Park Ridge IL 60068.
Donations to the Maine East Health Center: Check should be payable to: “MTHS District 207 Educational Foundation.” On the memo line at the bottom, write "School Based Health Center." The check should be sent to the Education Foundation at the Administration Center, 1131 South Dee Road, Park Ridge, 60068.
Peter Fox was diagnosed with AML Leukemia on March 19th. Peter is undergoing chemo-therapy at LGH. Peter is a Senior at Maine East, and is responding well to treatment.

NOTEWORTHY NEWS (continued)
MESSIAH CHALLENGE
At our Annual Meeting in February we discussed how giving has gone down in recent years and the fact that we are facing a significant annual shortfall which could deplete our reserves if we don’t address it now. Clearly the economy has impacted all of us so this will take our collective efforts and creativity to address this challenge so we are reaching out to all of you for your ideas and assistance.
It takes a lot of money per month to operate Messiah. Weekly giving is listed in the Messenger so we can all monitor if we’re meeting our budget needs. Increasing our income is definitely a primary way to meet our budget, but perhaps there are also ways to reduce costs further. In terms of costs to operate Messiah – many people have worked hard over recent years to find ways to reduce costs. Did you know, for example, that we started the Abitibi Paper Recycling project because one of our members, Dottie Burger, suggested the idea to the Executive Committee? Did you know that we installed energy efficient lighting throughout the    building because one of our members and CCC Director, Karen Black, found a grant that allowed us to do that and benefit from reduced electrical bills?
How do we increase income? Individual giving, increased facility use, new fundraising opportunities, expanding current fundraising efforts? What ideas do you have? For the next few months we will feature information about increasing income and your ideas on how to do that. Perhaps you know of additional ways to accomplish reduced expenses. Maybe you have a skill that you can offer Messiah that will save money? Perhaps your business offers service or supplies at reduced costs?
So this is the "Messiah Challenge" – give us your ideas on how to increase income and/or reduce costs. No idea is too small or too big. Everything helps! It is possible that not all ideas will be feasible – but the Executive Committee will review all ideas and we’ll feature those that are viable in months to come in the Messenger. Please help us now to meet "Messiah’s Challenge"
Ideas and suggestions should be submitted to Carol Hrodey and Connie Kaufmann.

EC CORNER
EC met on Monday April 18:
• Voted to approve the landscaping proposal from the Brickman Group which will see a minimum savings of $2200. Thanks to Ray Ejnik and the Property Team for their research on this.
• Larry Ryczek presented options for maximizing interest on our deposited monies and will research further.
• Paul Holzer shared a Contribution Report   Analysis with a very interesting item - 60% of Messiah envelopes have not contributed yet this year (2011).
• Diane Wilson and Pastor Lynne will attend the Synod Stewardship Workshop Saturday, April 30 at LSTC.
Weekly Attendance for March
3/6=111, 3/13=82, 3/20=74, 3/27=66
Weekly Giving (general fund) for March
3/6=$4093, 3/13=$4110, 3/20=$1273, 3/27=$1726

UPCOMING EVENTS
(PLEASE always check with church office before you schedule an event – there is a room assignment calendar maintained by the Office Administrator.)
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER
Thursday, May 5th at 7 PM
Messiah is partnering with Advocate Lutheran General Hospital to offer an Inter-Faith Service to commemorate National Day of Prayer. Participants from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, and Hindu faith traditions will offer prayers for peace from their tradition. Please join us in the sanctuary.

WOMEN’S CRAFT GROUP
Sunday, May 15th @11:30
We’ll do some work to help with the LWR projects (Quilts and Baby Care and Personal Care Kits) plus discuss what other projects we might like to work on. You don’t need any sewing experience to help with quilts. Join us for an afternoon of fellowship and service. Plan to bring a “brown bag” lunch and dessert will be provided. Contact Trudi Hanzel or Carol Hrodey for more information.

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
Monday, May 30th
On Memorial Day, Messiah Church & Child Care members will be position #63 in the Park Ridge Memorial Day parade. This was a LOT of fun the last six years. Those that wish to march/roller skate/scooter, etc. in the parade need to meet by Roosevelt School on Fairview near the intersection with Talcott by 9:50am. Streets will be closed off, but you can drop off in the parking lot by the Walgreen's on Devon. If you'd like to pass out candy during the parade, please bring some with you.   

MONTHLY REMINDERS
Café Women’s Group Wednesday, May 4 we meet at 7:30 PM for a craft and a book discussion. This session will be on "A Habit of the Wildest Bounty, The Book of Brigid." We will make a craft (something beaded like a bookmark or prayer chain) while meeting and having our book discussion.

Friendship Day We will meet May 26th, 9:30 AM or whenever you can come for an hour or more. Dessert will be served. Please bring a sandwich or whoever you like for lunch if you plan to stay. Don't worry if you cannot sew, we will teach you! Also you may work at home, making sweaters for the layettes - patterns available. Just check if there are other things you would like to do.

Men’s Breakfast – For May’s breakfast (May 14th) our men will meet back at Jimmy’s Restaurant in Des Plaines.
OTHER MEETINGS

Child Care Board Meeting
Tuesday, May 10 @ 7:00 pm
Executive Committee
Monday, May 16 @ 7:00 pm

COMING IN JUNE

Teacher and Grad Recognition, June 5
Pentecost and Confirmation, June 12
Wedding Vow Renewal, June 19

THIS MONTH IN WORSHIP

May 1   2nd Sunday of Easter
1st Lesson: Acts 2:14a, 22–32
Psalm: Psalm 16
2nd Lesson: 1 Peter 1:3–9
Gospel: John 20:19–31   
SS: Trip to St. Matthews
CHAT: Social Statement on Genetics: Ron Duty   
CONF:Lutheran Worship with Pastor Lynne

May 8   3rd Sunday of Easter
1st Lesson: Acts 2:14a, 36–41
Psalm: Psalm 116:1–4, 12–19
2nd Lesson: 1 Peter 1:17–23
Gospel: Luke 24:13–35   
SS: Mother’s Day Craft   
CHAT: Social Statement on Genetics:Ron Duty   
CONF: Worship Planning with Sue Fox

May 15   4th Sunday of Easter
1st Lesson: Acts 2:42–47
Psalm: Psalm 23
2nd Lesson: 1 Peter 2:19–25
Gospel: John 10:1–10   
SS: Bible Game Year-end Review   
CHAT: Favorite Hymns and Bible Verses: as relates to personal faith   
CONF: Worship Planning with Sue Fox

May 22   5th Sunday of Easter
1st Lesson: Acts 7:55–60
Psalm: Psalm 31:1–5, 15–16
2nd Lesson: 1 Peter 2:2–10
Gospel: John 14:1–14   
CHAT: Social Statement on Genetics: Ron Duty   
CONF & SS: No Class

May 29   6th Sunday of Easter
1st Lesson: Acts 17:22–31
Psalm: Psalm 66:8–20
2nd Lesson: 1 Peter 3:13–22
Gospel: John 14:15–21   


GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY
Sunday, May 15th
The Fourth Sunday of Easter is traditionally “Good Shepherd Sunday.” All three Illinois synods of the ELCA have established an annual “Good Shepherd/ LSSI Sunday.” All ELCA congregations in the state are encouraged to focus attention on the strong yet gentle caring ministry of LSSI. We will also collect a special offering on that day in support of LSSI.    
SCOUT RECOGNITION SUNDAY
Sunday, May 15th
We will honor our Boy and Girl Scouts during worship. Scouts and their leaders are asked to attend and to wear their uniforms.

YOUTH-LED WORSHIP
Sunday, May 22nd
This special worship service will involve our young people Our youth and Sunday School children will be involved in leading worship, as well as reading, ushering, etc.

THIS MONTH IN WORSHIP
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS
   May 1   May 8   May 15   May 22   May 29
   10:15am   10:15am   10:15am   7:00pm   7:00pm
Acolytes   Nick L   Phil H   Jessie K   Amalia S   Adam H
Communion Assistants   Rich L   Julie H   Cathy K   Cynthia S   Laura H
Readers   Kristin Y   Laura H   Larry R   **   Tait J
Worship Assistants   Karen B   Diane B   Cindy N   Vikki H   David S
Projection   Jim H   Jim H   Jim H   Jim H   Jim H
Ushers   Bob B,
Dave K   Bob B,
Dave K   Bob B,
Dave K   Bob B,
Dave K   Bob B,
Dave K
Greeter   Jackie S   Jackie S   Jackie S   Jackie S   Jackie S
Bread Providers   Jensen Family   Jensen Family   Char L   Char L   Char L
Counters   Paul H,
Les H   Paul H,
Les H   Paul H,
Les H   Paul H,
Les H   Paul H,
Les H

FLOWERS AND BULLETINS
Sunday   Flowers are given …    Bulletins are given …
May 1   for our 34th Wedding Anniversary by Les and Nancy Herak.   for our 34th Wedding Anniversary by Les and Nancy Herak.
May 8   in honor of Don and Mary Jane Kovach’s wedding anniversary from Brad, Pat, Daniel, and Kevin.   in honor of Ralphie Lippert’s 8th birthday.
May 15   in honor of Trygve Jensen’s birthday.   for Abedi and Lensa Deressa’s first anniversary by mom Worknesh.
May 22   by Marilyn Duckett in memory of Bud Duckett.   Available.
May 29   in honor of Brad Kovach by Pat, Dan, and Kevin.   Available.

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. REMEMBER 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.

CALENDAR

MESSIAH MINISTRIES

MESSAGES
Manna in May
We will be placing our Manna order on MAY 1st this month in order to get our cards in time for Mother’s Day. You can order on line (use the link on our homepage) or turn in your order on Sunday by dropping it in the offering plate.

Confirmation Pictures
In trying to compile annual confirmation pictures we discovered we are missing pictures from the following years (some are group pictures – some would be individual confirmands):
1972, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010
If you have any pictures from these years, please submit them to Carol Hrodey for inclusion in the confirmation albums that were started at the time of the 50th Anniversary. Thanks!

Women’s Craft Group Thanks
In April several women helped put together the LSSI Easter Baskets with the generous donations from Messiah members (thanks for all donations!). Thanks to Laura Hauser for coordinating and organizing everything and to Millie Anderson, Karen Black, Nancy Boomer, Sandy Downie, Ardene Ejnik, Pat Fragale, Melissa Holzer, Julie Jensen, Cindy Norberg, Eva Thoren (apologies to anyone we missed) for compiling the baskets.

Easter Breakfast Thank Yous!
Thanks to all who helped with the great Easter Breakfast - ranging from the shopping (Laura Hauser) to the set up of the Fellowship Hall (Ray Ejnik) to the Saturday preparation (Nancy Boomer, Marilyn Duckett, Melissa & Julie Holzer, Pat Fragale and Kathi Scheck) to serving and clean-up on Sunday (Ron & Theresa Duty, Trudi Handzel, Laura Hauser, Julie Holzer, Helen Levy, Teresa & Haley Lippert, and David Swanson (extra thanks for the beautiful flowers). We estimated attendance to be in the vicinity of 80-85 but missed some of our “regular” attendees. Let us know if there is any particular reason you missed breakfast that we can address in planning for next year! By all accounts everyone who attended this year enjoyed the start to a wonderful Easter Sunday celebration!

ELCA GLOCAL MISSION GATHERING
AT ST. LUKE’S IN PARK RIDGE
Friday, May 6, 2-8:30 PM and Saturday, May 7 8-5 PM. Registration: $35. Equipping us for God’s work in today’s global and local realities and their points of intersection through worship, music, and skill-building workshops, such as Mission 101, Stewardship, Radical Hospitality, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services, Growing a Missional Congregation, Music and Mission, etc. Visit www.elca.org/glocal for details about each workshop and to register for this event.

Synod Assembly
Representatives Needed

Two members of the congregation are needed to represent Messiah at the 2011 Synod Assembly. The Assembly is Friday June 3 and Saturday June 4 in Rosemont. Please contact Pastor Lynne if you are interested in attending.


MESSIAH MINISTRIES   
LENTEN PENNIES FROM OUR CHILD CARE CENTER
Our terrific kids and their families have done it again. This year’s collection of change to benefit the Maine Township Food pantry netted $759.52 – amazing! Thanks to everyone who contributed for showing us that even the SMALLEST donation has an impact!

DANIEL’S DREAM
Last May we introduced you to Daniel, youngest son of Cathy Shaughnessy, who works in the CCC office. Daniel has Autism.
Autism is a development disorder that affects 1 in 110 children, and it impairs the ability to communicate and interact with others. Daniel’s family has made the commitment to help raise awareness for every child and family affected by Autism. Last May they participated in their second annual “Walk Now for Autism” at Soldier Field – the signature fundraiser for Autism Speaks. Daniel’s team of 30 walkers raised over $4700 at the 2010 event.
This year’s walk will be Saturday, May 22nd.
To donate to Autism Speaks and/or support Daniel’s team, go to:
WalkNowForAutismSpeaks.org/Chicago
Enter Daniel’s Dream into the box that says “Join or Support a Team.” Click on the team link, and then click on “Join Our Team” at the top of the page, or just click on the General Team Donation tab to make a donation. Thank you for your generous support!   

MAY MUSIC NOTES
Alleluia! Christ is risen! We celebrated Jesus’ Resurrection on Easter Sunday. However, our celebration does not end there. The Easter season continues for 50 days until Pentecost (this year, on June 12). We welcome anyone who would want to join us for the 50 Day Choir. The choir season will end on Pentecost, and then begin again in the fall. We have returned to our regular Tuesday night practices, from 7:30pm to about 8:45pm. Please join us!
In addition, we are always looking for instrumentalists, at any level of experience, to participate in worship; please contact me if you are interested.
I want to thank everyone, all of the singers and instrumentalists, who shared their gifts to help lead worship since Ash Wednesday. Every Sunday is a celebration of the Resurrection and our worship music reflects our joy and thankfulness. I truly appreciate every one of you who has given your time.
~ Sue Fox



YOUTH PAGE
VBS ONLINE REGISTRATION BEGINS MAY 1ST!
Through Kingdom of the Son VBS, we will explore the Serengeti along with the Lord's Prayer. Children will learn to talk to God and develop a personal relationship with Him. Please join us on our VBS adventure July 25 - 29th from 9am-12 noon. Children age 4-10 are welcome. The cost is $10 per child, or $25 per family. Scholarships are available to families in financial need, please contact Pastor Morrow. To register, go to Messiah’s home page and click on the VBS Registration link under “Quick Links” – it is that easy!

REGULAR DROP IN NIGHTS
Youth Group will continue having drop-in nights at the Parsonage every second Saturday of the month from 6pm-9pm. Please make sure Julie Holzer has the current email you are actually using, so that you can find out about all of the upcoming Youth events! A Laser Tag outing is coming soon. Date TBA.

BLESSING OF BICYCLES
Bring your bicycles, your tricycles, your scooters, your helmets and your bells to worship with you on Sunday, May 29th. This will give you an opportunity to decorate your bide for the Memorial Day Parade! As we look forward to the start of the outdoor play season, we want to bless these tools and toys for fun and for safety. Come to worship and bring things with you. We'll come outside at the conclusion of worship for a special congregational prayer of blessing.   
SUNDAY SCHOOL UPDATE
The last three weeks of the '10-'11 Sunday School year will be filled with a variety of interesting activities.
On May 1, weather permitting, Sunday School students, their parents and teachers will walk to St. Matthews senior care center. The plan is to arrive in time to greet residents as they enter their chapel for the Sunday service. They will present the seniors with crosses they created. Jenni Read will lead the group in a song before they return to Messiah.
Activities on May 8 will center on Mothers Day special crafts.
On the final meeting day, May 15, students will enjoy a group game that will review the highlights of Jesus' many miracles they studied this year.
The students and I would like to thank the Sunday School teachers and helpers for all the wonderful time and effort they have donated this year. Their positive attitudes and creative ideas have made learning about Jesus meaningful for all! Many thanks to Laura Hauser, Julie Holzer, Pat Kovach, Laura Olson, Jennie Read, Helen Levy, and, of course, Pastor Lynne.
~ Julie Luck Jensen

MILESTONES
BIRTHDAYS
Arline Baranowski, 5/1
Harold DiVita, 5/1
Jonathan Herak, 5/3
Ralphie Lippert, 5/3
Philip Holzer, 5/4
Nancy Smith, 5/5
Emily Hamden, 5/6
Paula DiVita, 5/8
Nancy Herak, 5/8
Joshua Corkill, 5/9
Trygve Jensen, 5/10
Darrell Eckert, 5/12
Tiffany Erthal, 5/12
Elvera Beyer, 5/15
Roger Jones, 5/15
Helen Levy, 5/17
Jacob Stolz, 5/19
Joe Levy, 5/20
Bradley Paulus, 5/20
Esteban Bravo, 5/22
James Handzel, 5/22
Amber Saul, 5/22
Alyson Allemeier, 5/23
Ruth Jeppesen, 5/24   
Peter Nugnis, 5/25
Larry Fogel, 5/28
Brad Kovach, 5/29
Michelle Litwin, 5/31

ANNIVERSARIES
Bill and Kirsten Boyce,
5/2/2009, 2 years
Don and MaryJane Kovach,
5/5/1956, 55 years
Jen and Vince Manzella,
5/23/2009, 2 years
Floyd and Kristin Yager,
5/23/1998, 13 years
      


LEADERSHIP

STAFF
Pastor:    Rev. Lynne Morrow
Coordinator/Music Ministry: Sue Fox
Child Care Center Director: Karen Black
Office Administrator:    Jennifer Schneider
Bookkeeper:    Helen Levy
Property Maintenance:    John Handzel, Jr.
Custodian:    Worknesh Deressa

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
President:   John Fox
Vice President:    Diane Wilson
Secretary:    Stephanie Yager
Treasurer:    Larry Ryczek
Financial Sec.:    Paul Holzer
EXTENDED LEADERSHIP TEAM
The CHAT Room:   David Swanson
Altar Guild:      Linda Raymond
Brotherhood:      Rich Seggeling
CCC Board Chair:   TBD
Christian Education:   Julie Jensen
Confirmation/Youth:   Floyd Yager
         Julie Holzer
Evangelism:      David Swanson
Friendship Day:    Trudi Handzel, Sandi Collie
Property Coordinator: Ray Ejnik
Stewardship:      Floyd Yager


Contact the Church Office for phone numbers or email addresses for these folks.

MEMORIAL REPORT as of April 26, 2011
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.


There are no memorials to report for April.



MESSIAH MOVIES
THE BLACK STALLION
(DVD)
Adapted from the children's book by Walter Farley, this exquisitely filmed animal-lovers' treat follows a boy named Alec (Kelly Reno) from shipwreck to winner's circle with the stunning horse that befriends him. Mickey Rooney was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role as a trainer who encourages Alec to race with the stallion after the boy and his horse are rescued from a desert island and returned to their home.
As a child I read every single Black Stallion book that Walter Farley wrote. I was horse-crazy (as 10-year-old girls often are) and loved the stories of the magnificent stallion that could run like the wind and loved a young boy. I remember – vividly – going to see this movie in the theater when I was 10 and it remains to this day one of my all-time favorites. In honor of the upcoming Kentucky Derby, I thought I’d dust it off and watch it.
The cinematography is stunning. Much of the first half is spent with Alec and the Black shipwrecked on an island, with no dialogue, just a beautiful sequence of scenes where the   two come to depend on each other for survival … not just of the body, but of the spirit as well. Once they are rescued, they are returned to a suburb (Flushing) of New York City where Alec struggles to rejoin society. Alec gets help from Henry Dailey, a retired horse trainer who is not enjoying his retirement so much. These three character (Alec, Henry, and the Black) are a study in love and respect, each giving the other two exactly what they need – Alec gets a father and a friend, Henry gets a son and a magnificent horse that can give him the winner he has wanted all his life. And the Black gets the pure love of a boy, and the devotion of a man who respects who he is – wild and FAST, born and bred to run.
The music is perfect, each scene gorgeously crafted. Terri Garr is great as the mom who doesn’t quite know what to do with the wild son that has returned to her. And the final race scene is amazing and exciting – it always makes me cry.
This is a wonderful family movie. Some of the shipwreck scenes at the beginning are a little intense, and may be too much for really young kids. But the rest of it is something that I think your whole family will enjoy.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
PRAYERS ANSWERED
Thank you to everyone who has been praying for Peter Fox. Peter has been responding well to treatment, and was even able to attend Holy Week worship services! We will continue to pray for his treatment and recovery. Also, Mary Norman (Marlyn Wenn’s 90-year-old mother) has recovered and is feeling fit! Thank you for your prayers over the last several weeks – we joyfully take Mary off our prayer list!   

Please include the following individuals and families in your prayers this month: John Beirne, Kelly B, Bruce and Laurie Bachman, Viv Beyer, Val Bowman, Lois Bunt, Evelyn Burval, Shirley Busse, Sara Christiansen, Cheryl Donahue, Linda Foltz, Pearl Fox, Peter Fox, Graham Family, Walter Goelling and Family, Arlene Johnson, Kennet, Vera Koehler, Audrey Krell, Richard Levy, Mary, Aidan Ray, John Read, Richard Reeve, Aleida Rodriquez, The Santos Family, Luke Samuel, Harry and Sue Trestrail, and Linda Ufkes.

We want to remember in our prayers our military personnel: Jason Koesler, Tim David, Kevin Hrodey, Lars Johnsen, Andreas Johnsen, Sam Krawitz, Jesse Olesen, Dane Preisser, Joey Rosequist, Kevin Ward, and Claudine Ward.   

We also want to remember in prayer our college students: Julie Berzins, Adrianne Blanks, Nick Boomer, Joey Ejnik, Bobby Hanson, Trygve Jensen, Kevin Kaufman, Daniel Kovach, Eric Ryczek, Jake Stolz, and Paul Stolz Jr.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to HIPAA laws, pastors are NOT notified if you are hospitalized. If you are in the hospital and would like us to know it, you or someone acting for you has to call the church office and tell us.



DIRECTORY CHANGES
Please let the office know if you are moving! Thanks!

Vera Koehler
1666 Checker Road, Room 245b
Long Grove, IL 60057
847-394-9676 (daughter Chris’ number)


The Messiah
MESSENGER


1605 Vernon Avenue
Park Ridge, Illinois 60068

Phone: (847) 823-6984
Fax: (847) 823-6996
Child Care Center Phone: (847) 825-3767
E-mail: PastorLynne@messiahparkridge.org
Office@messiahparkridge.org
Homepage: www.messiahparkridge.org
Child Care Email: messiahchildcare@sbcglobal.net

 


 

 

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

messiahpastor1605@gmail.com

Office@messiahparkridge.org