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

Click here for the registration form.  


Palm Sunday Weekend (April 13-14) - Usual worship schedule

Maundy Thursday (April 18) - Worship at 7:00 pm, following Community Meal

Good Friday (April 19) - The Way of the Cross at 12:00 pm & 7:00 pm

The Vigil of Easter (April 20) - Held at Episcopal Church of the Holy Apostles in Wauconda from 7:00 - 10:00 pm

Easter Sunday (April 21) - He is Risen!  
Worship at 7:30, 9:00 & 10:45 am
Easter Egg Hunt following 10:45 service


Sign up to help out with PADS!

Throughout the colder months, we host PADS (Providing Advocacy, Dignity & Shelter) on Saturday evenings.  You can sign up here to take a shift with this powerful ministry with homeless adults.


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.


Messiah's FREE Community Meal is coming up on Thursday, April 18 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm.  Maundy Thursday Worship will follow.  All are welcome, bring your friends & neighbors!


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