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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services at messiah

Worship opportunities at Messiah are as follow:

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.

*** Time Change for Our Online Service ***

The 9:30am service will be 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 the Community News emails.

What's Happening at messiah

  • Adult forum: "the chosen" video series

    Beginning Sunday, September 19, an eight-week Adult Forum based on the innovative TV series, "The Chosen," will be held in the Gathering Place at 11:15 am. This fresh, new approach shows Jesus through the eyes of his followers in the tradition of midrash or the Haggadah: stories that extend the text written in the Scriptures. Each week's video will be followed by a period of discussion—which we're certain will be lively.

    The series is free of charge, no homework assignments and snacks will be provided.

    Sponsored by Messiah's Stephen Ministry. Please contact Julie Kendrick at juliekendrick@comcast.net for details.

  • the path to confirmation

    Messiah invites all 6th-8th grade students to join our Pathway Ministry. Meetings are from 7:00 to 8:30pm each Wednesday in the church sanctuary. The program starts on September 29th with a "Parent-Student Together Night". Student only kick-off is on October 6th.


    Contact Jessica Wallwin with any questions at 847-613-5881 or youthdirector@messiah-wauconda.org

  • 39th annual crop hunger walk

    The CROP Hunger Walk serves our surrounding communities having raised over $1M to feed the hungry and bring basic necessities to those in need. The walk benefits the Wauconda-Island Lake Food Pantry, Northern Illinois Food Bank, United Partnership for a Better Community Lunch Program in Wauconda and additional organizations.

    This year's CROP Hunger Walk will be on Sunday, October 10th, at 1:00pm. The walk starts at Salem United Methodist Church. The church is located at 115 W. Lincoln in Barrington, IL. Registration begins that same day at 12:30pm. To preregister, donate or sponsor other walkers please click HERE.

    NOTE: Participants need not walk in Barrington but may participate where convenient to them.