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


    Sunday, June 3 Through Sunday, September 10

    Join us on Sundays at 9AM throughout the summer

    During the summer, Messiah offers just one service each Sunday at 9AM. Our summer worship schedule runs from Sunday, June 4, 2023, through Sunday, September 3, 2023. 

    We will return to our regular worship schedule starting September 10, 2023, with services at 8AM and 9:30AM.

  • Stellar

    vacation bible school - VBS 2023

    Monday, June 12 through Friday, June 16 from 9AM-12PM

    Messiah's VBS program is open to the public

    Join us for VBS 2023 this summer at Messiah! This year's theme is: Stellar: Shine Jesus' Light. Registration begins March 26. Early registration fee is $50 per student. After April 23, registration fee is $55 per student. VBS attendance will be limited to 100 students and open to children ages 4 (by June 1) through entering 5th grade (this fall). Students register here!

    Many volunteers are also needed for this amazing event. Students entering 6th grade (this fall) and older as well as adults are encouraged to apply for a variety of positions. Volunteers register here!

    For more information on registration, volunteering, and more, please contact the church office at (847) 526-7161 or email messiah.ce@messiah-wauconda.org

  • THe community meal

    First Wednesday of each month

    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

    Third wednesday of each month

    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 info@messiah-wauconda.org 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

    Volunteers to serve local homeless people are desperately needed

    Messiah is proud to support The Chapel in Grayslake as a PADS shelter on Saturday nights. The Chapel is scheduling volunteers through Sign Up Genius on an ongoing basis.   

    Please click on the link below to check out current volunteer needs. The page has 2 tabs, one for TCG (Grayslake) Saturday and another for TCL (Libertyville) Friday. Descriptions of each shift are available.

    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.