Welcome to Messiah!

Messiah is a community of Christians seeking to live face to face with God, with our brothers and sisters in Christ, and with the most vulnerable. Our faith and our life are rooted in the central Christian practices of every time and place: worship, prayer, celebrating holy baptism and holy communion, helping children grow in faith and knowledge, ministering to our community and the world, speaking for justice and wholeness in our lives and in the world, and inviting anyone to come and be a part of it all. 


We worship at three times every weekend: 

On Saturdays at 5 p.m. we celebrate Holy Communion in a casual, intimate atmosphere with piano and hymns. This service takes place in our Luther Center and lasts about 50 minutes.


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 and lasts about one hour.


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 begins after the children's sermon. This service takes place in our sanctuary and lasts about one hour and ten minutes. 


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. 


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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL  

"ROAR: Life is Wild, God is Good" is happening June 17-21!

Click here for the registration form.  


We still need volunteers for VBS.  Please contact Kristin Isom at messiah.ce@messiah-wauconda.org for more information.


UPCOMING EVENTS / SAVE THE DATE


Mon. May 27                                  Memorial Day Parade

Sat. June 1       8:00 am                 Spring Clean-Up Day

Sun. June 9                                    Pentecost & Anniversary Celeb.

June 17-21       9 am - 12 pm         Vacation Bible School

Thurs June 27  5:30 - 7:00 pm       Summer Community Meal

July 7-12                                        Youth Mission Trip

July 17-21                                      St. Louis Adult Mission Trip

Sat. July 27       5:00 pm                Bilingual Worship & Dinner


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES


Messiah's FUNNEST DAY of the YEAR is almost here.  Join us on Saturday, June 1 beginning at 8:00 am for Spring Clean-Up Day.  Come all day or help for an hour.  All ages are welcome and lunch will be served.


This year's Summer Lunch Program begins Monday, June 3 and runs every weekday through Friday, August 9.  This year we will be serving both children and adults at Cook Park from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.  For this reason, we will need more volunteers than ever!!  We will have two shifts this year.  From 10:00 - 11:00 am, we will transfer food from Wauconda High School to Cook Park.  From 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, we will serve.  Follow this link to sign up!


The 3rd Annual Adult Mission Trip is scheduled for July 17-21.  We will travel to East St. Louis and partner with Lutheran Social Services of Illinois to help with a prison re-entry project.  All ages (high school and older) and all skill levels are welcome!  Registration begins Sunday, April 28.


Help Melt the Snow Deficit: When it rains, it pours...and when it snows, we salt!  Mother Nature's gift of an active winter left us with more snow removal and salt costs that planned.  We need additional support to ensure our 2019 budget stays on track.  Please help us raise $10,000 to cover the cost of keeping our lot clear and access safe this past winter.  Take a snowflake in the Gathering Place representing your commitment and place your gift in a special offering envelope.  Thank you for everything you do and give to bless Messiah!  - Messiah's Generosity team


EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES


Sunday School, for children ages 3 through 5th grade, begins in worship each week at 9:30am. To register for Sunday School click here for the form. Contact our Christian Education Director, Kristin Isom for more information.


Calling all Middle Schoolers! 

Join us for Pathway, Messiah's 3-year Confirmation program designed to prepare middle school students to affirm the promises to affirm the promises that were made for them in Baptism. Wednesday nights during the school year we enjoy Bible lessons, games, retreats, service projects, and small groups. To register for Pathway click here for the form. Contact our Youth Ministry Director, Jessica Wallwin for more information.


Adult Book Study - Join us for a group study of Pastor Ben's 2018 book, "Sacred Signposts: Words, Water, and Other Acts of Resistance."  What are the most important, sacred "possessions" of Christian people?  And what do they matter in a world that seems to be less and less religious?  Over seven weeks, we'll talk about the Word of God, baptism, Holy Communion, confession and forgiveness, ministry, worship, and the Cross - what they mean, and what they do in our world. Come for one week or all of them!  Childcare is provided.  Sundays at 11:00 am -12:30 pm from April 28 - June 9.


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