Ash Wednesday

Afternoon Drive-Thru Ashes and evening Ash Wednesday Worship service events have been CANCELLED due to freezing rain and poor road conditions. Pastor Roucka will offer Ash Wednesday prayers and a message via Facebook Live at 7PM on Ash Wednesday, instead.

Welcome to Messiah!

You are welcome here, because God welcomes you.

Messiah is a community of Christians seeking to welcome and connect everyone, make disciples of everyone, and share Jesus' love everywhere.  We welcome the participation of people of all ages, races, ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, physical abilities, political affiliations, educational backgrounds, and economic conditions -- all who want to join us in serving God and proclaiming our faith.

Messiah is an ELCA congregation and a member of the

Metropolitan Chicago Synod.

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What's Happening at messiah

  • THe community meal

    Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for our Community Meal! You may join us at Messiah Lutheran Church for a sit down meal or take a meal to go with our carryout option. 

    Meals are held from 5 PM - 6 PM and are available to anyone in the surrounding community - you do NOT need to be a Messiah member to participate. This monthly event is held in partnership with The Community Meal organization of Barrington. 

    2023 Community Meal Schedule:

    January 4

    February 1
    March 1

    April 5
    May 3
    June 7
    July 5
    August 2
    September 6
    October 4
    November 1
    December 6

  • Senior Lunch Meal Delivery

    Do you know a senior who would enjoy lunch delivered once per month?

    Messiah's Hospitality Outreach Ministry volunteers sponsor a Senior Lunch Meal Delivery program on the third Wednesday of every month! Please send us a message at to sign up. 

    2023 Senior Lunch Delivery dates:

    January 18

    February 15

    March 15

    April 19
    May 17
    June 21
    July 19

    August 16

    September 20

    October 18

    November 15

    December 20

  • PADS Volunteers Needed

    PADS shelters are back in operation and they need your help! Volunteers to serve local homeless people are desperately needed.  

    The Chapel in Grayslake is now hosting the Saturday night shelter since they have a more suitable space, with room for social distancing.  They are scheduling volunteers in the same way we used to through Sign Up Genius.  

    Please click on the link below to check out their needs.  The page has 2 tabs, one for TCG (Grayslake) Saturday and another for TCL (Libertyville) Friday.  They also have a document you can view describing the shifts as they are different from ours.

    PADS Volunteer Signup

Your gifts make a difference

Please know that we are truly grateful for YOU and your dedication to God’s work at Messiah Lutheran Church. The generosity of our members and friends keeps our mission and vision alive as we strive to welcome, connect, and support those in our community and throughout the world.

No gift is too big or too small and every prayer for Messiah is appreciated. 
Tax deductible donations to our Operating Fund can be made online using the link below. If you have questions regarding your donation, please contact the church office at (847) 526-7161.