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.
Although the church building remains closed due to the COVID-19 virus, our ministries thrive: Sunday school lessons are offered weekly on our Facebook page and website, our middle school and high school youth meet via zoom regularly and our youth director offers devotionals everyday on our Facebook page, worship is taped and available on the website, committees and Bible studies continue to meet on zoom, Messiah's volunteers are working overtime to feed those in need, our Preschool staff is preparing to open in August following DCFS rules and our pastors each post spiritual messages and devotionals daily on our Facebook page. Plans are being made to reopen the church when the appropriate time arrives. We will be following ELCA and State guidelines in order to provide our congregation with the safest possible environment for worship. Please follow Messiah's Community News emails, website and social media channels for the latest information on the reopening of the church.
See the "What's Happening Right Now" section below for the latest information on church and community activities.
On Saturdays at 5 p.m. we celebrate Holy Communion in a casual, intimate atmosphere with piano and hymns. This service takes place in the Luther Center.
On Sundays at 8 a.m. we celebrate Holy Communion with a diverse mix of music and instruments. This service takes place in our sanctuary.
On Sundays at 9:30 a.m. we celebrate Holy Communion with a diverse mix of music and instruments. From the second weekend in September until Memorial Day, Sunday School for Preschool - 5th Grade begins after the children's sermon. This service takes place in our sanctuary.
Additionally, on the first Wednesday of every month at 10:30 a.m. we celebrate Holy Communion at Wauconda Care and Rehabilitation Center.
You are welcome here, because God welcomes you.
Messiah is an ELCA congregation and a member of the Metropolitan Chicago Synod.