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.

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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Worship services at messiah

SATURDAYS at 5:00p.m.

An interactive online worship service via Zoom, a web-based video conferencing tool (no sign-up or account is required). 

Click HERE for the link to the service and login information. Copy and paste the link into your favorite browser and join others in prayer, lessons, communion and sermon.

SUNDAYS at 8:00a.m. and 9:30a.m.

Live worship in our sanctuary where we celebrate Holy Communion with a diverse mix of music and instrumentation.


Our 9:30am service is broadcast live online on Messiah's Facebook page and on the Messiah YouTube channel.

Click HERE for instructions on how to view the service on Facebook. A Facebook account is not required.

Click HERE to be taken to our YouTube channel. A recording of the service will also be available on our YouTube channel later in the day.

Click HERE to be added to Messiah's Community News email list.

What's Happening at messiah

  • annual meeting - Sunday, January 30 at 11AM

    Join us in-person or online on Sunday, January 30 after worship for our yearly Annual Meeting of the Congregation. Our church bylaws require a minimum of 50 members at this meeting to establish a quorum. We hope to see even more than the minimum! To ensure we achieve a quorum, registration is requested.

    At this meeting, we will:

    • Present a recap of the previous year at Messiah in 2021
    • Present our vision for 2022, including a vote on the Proposed 2022 Budget
    • Elect a new Council member and non-Council positions

    Registration is quick and easy! For details & to register to attend either In-Person or Zoom, please visit Eventbrite or click the link below: 


    Click below for a digital copy of our Annual Report:

    Annual Report

    *If you have questions regarding the Annual Meeting or registration, please email liz.sellers@messiah-wauconda.org or contact the church office: (847) 526-7161.

  • Town Hall meeting - Sunday, January 16 at 11am

    This is an open-style forum to ask questions about our Annual Report and the proposed 2022 Budget (within the Annual Report). Additional questions may be addressed as time allows. If time runs out and questions remain, in-person & Zoom questions will be answered in future issues of the Messiah Community News throughout February 2022.

    Town Hall Documents: 

    Missed the Town Hall? Email: liz.sellers@messiah-wauconda.org for a link to the recording!

  • PADS Volunteers Needed

    PADS shelters are back in operation and they need your help! Volunteers to serve local homeless people are desperately needed.  

    The Chapel in Grayslake is now hosting the Saturday night shelter since they have a more suitable space, with room for social distancing.  They are scheduling volunteers in the same way we used to through Sign Up Genius.  

    Please click on the link below to check out their needs.  The page has 2 tabs, one for TCG (Grayslake) Saturday and another for TCL (Libertyville) Friday.  They also have a document you can view describing the shifts as they are different from ours.

    PADS Volunteer Signup

  • Foundation of faith - 2022 pledge drive

    As we enter the new year, join us in celebrating all the gifts of time, talent, and treasure while prayerfully considering your financial commitment to God's work at Messiah for 2022. Our annual stewardship drive reminds us that even in a world which feels like it is build on shifting sand, our faith is our foundation! 

    Learn more and enjoy the following resources

    If you have questions or would like to share your faith story, contact Sarah Theriault at saraht715@gmail.com

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.