Welcome to Messiah!

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. .


Dear friends, 

After much research and deliberation the Messiah Church Council has decided that it is in the best interest of the congregation and our Pastors to suspend worship services until further notice. This decision is supported by the ELCA which has recommended all congregations immediately cease worship services.

This is mainly a precautionary measure intended to prevent spreading the COVID-19 virus to the susceptible members of our congregation. The office staff and Pastors will be available next week to respond to your telephone, email or text inquiries. Updates on this temporary situation will be communicated through our social media channels, Community News and the Messiah website. We appreciate your understanding


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.



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What's Happening Right Now

COVID-19 RELATED ANNOUNCEMENTS

The COVID-19 situation is highly dynamic, with new information becoming available on an almost daily basis. We are making every effort to provide Messiah's congregation with the latest information as it relates to church and community activities. Please return here often to stay updated.


March 20:

With the new advisory for people to remain at home as much as possible and further suspend non-essential activities the church office and building will be closed until further notice. Phone messages and emails will still be addressed by our remote staff so do not hesitate to reach out to them. All meetings will be via video or audio conference calls. Additional communications on services and devotions will be issued as needed.


March 24:

With vehicle rentals way down, Messiah is helping our neighbor, Enterprise car rental, by allowing them to temporarily park unused cars in our parking lot. This is the reason for the large number of vehicles around the church. Messiah remains closed during this "stay-at-home" period but consistently looks for ways to help out our community.


April 9:

With all of the uncertainty in our lives right now, the health and safety of our children and volunteers is very important to us! With the COVID-19 crisis still at hand, we have decided to cancel this summer's Vacation Bible School. It is disappointing, as we always look forward to VBS and seeing God's work in the lives of our children and volunteers. We are confident this is the right decision and I hope to see all of your children back next year for what I am sure will be another awesome VBS!







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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES


Messiah is proud to be a PADS (Providing Advocacy, Dignity & Shelter) host church.  Starting in October and throughout the winter months, we feed and house homeless men every Saturday night.  Interested in volunteering?  Sign up here.  For more information, contact Lisa Charnogorsky at (847) 438-0085 or lisac0085@comcast.net.

For more information about PADS, check out their website here. 




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