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 for Preschool - 5th Grade 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.

Messiah is an ELCA congregation and a member of the Metropolitan Chicago Synod.

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Sunday School for Preschool - 5th Grade begins in the Sanctuary during the 9:30 am service, and children are dismissed to their classes after the Children's Message.

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Giving Thanks for our Sister Church
In November, there are many ways to give thanks for our relationship with our sister congregation, Sagrado Corazon!  First, help our Pathway students collect food items for Thanksgiving Baskets. Second, come along to deliver the baskets on Sunday, November 24.  Immediately following the 9:30 a.m. service, we will travel to Sagrado Corazon, deliver the baskets and also worship and have lunch with our sister church.  Third, come to the Bilingual Thanksgiving Eve Worship on Wednesday, November 27 at 7:00 p.m.  Preceding the worship service is a Community Meal (5:00 - 7:00 p.m.). Sign up to attend, bring food or volunteer in the Gathering Place.


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. 


Messiah Lutheran Preschool & Kindergarten is hiring!  We are looking to hire substitute teachers for our preschool and kindergarten classes, and lead teachers in our before & after care program.  Perks include flexible, part-time hours, competitive pay, tuition discounts, and a fun working environment!  Please e-mail Erica at ejawnyj@mlpk.org or Deana at drossi@mlpk.org for more information.


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Pastor's Message: Thank you

Dear Messiah family,

It is with an excited, grateful, and heavy heart that I share the news that I have accepted a call to serve as Pastor of Christ Lutheran Church in Dallas, Texas. When I first arrived at Messiah in September, 2011, I had no idea how much this community would end up meaning to me. I’m deeply grateful for everything we’ve done together. I’ve seen you invest many hours in getting to know new members, help bring younger people into worship leadership, maintain faithful support for PADS and so many other ministries of care and compassion, stay dedicated to worship, be generous in your stewardship, and change and grow in so many big and small ways. 

More than all of that, though, I’m grateful for the times you’ve invited me to really be your pastor: when you’ve shared a joy, a problem, a grief; when you’ve handed your babies (or mostly-grown kids) to me to baptize; when you’ve allowed me into your homes, your workplaces, and your hospital rooms. And I’ve been consistently humbled by the kindness you have always shown to my family as it has changed over the years.

It’s hard to end such a meaningful chapter and to say goodbye to people we’ve loved so dearly. My last Sunday will be September 15, and I intend to do everything I can to prepare a smooth transition to the next phase of Messiah’s life. You have powerful gifts for ministry, many of which are still just being discovered. I’ve had the privilege of helping you discover some of them and put them to use, and I’m excited for what you will learn and do in the future. There will be more to say and do in the next several weeks, but for now I want to tell you how thankful we are to God for all of you. You’ve made me into a pastor, and you’ll always be with me.


Grace and peace,


Pastor Ben Dueholm