Contributors Needed for our 2021 Lenten Devotional

We're looking ahead to compile our Messiah Daily Lenten Devotional and need your help!  

This year, for our Lenten Devotional at Messiah Lutheran Church, we are taking a look at different Images of God; inspired by Wearing God: Clothing, Laughter, Fire, and Other Overlooked Ways of Meeting God by Lauren F. Winner. The Words and their accompanying verses are an eclectic mix of images, metaphors, and phrases that range from the familiar to the peculiar to the intangible. However, what unifies them all is that they are faith-filled images that have served as ways to understand God throughout the centuries.


We want to know what God's image means to you. 

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Join US for Sunday School

Sunday School will take place during the 9:30am drive-in service. Parents are asked to drop off their children at the west door of the Gathering Place which is right across from the cross tower. After the service they can be picked up at the same place. We can't wait to see you!

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). A link will be included in the Friday edition of the Messiah Community News email. Copy and paste the link into your favorite browser and join others in prayer, lessons, communion and sermon.

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Sundays at 8:00a.m.

Live service from our sanctuary where we celebrate Holy Communion with a diverse mix of music and instrumentation. Due to new State mandates the sanctuary is closed but worship can be seen live online on Messiah's own YouTube channel. Click HERE to be taken to our channel and look for the"live" button. A recording of the service will also be available on YouTube later that morning.

Sundays at 9:30a.m.
Live outdoor drive-in service where we celebrate Holy Communion with a mix of live and recorded music. The service will be in the church's south parking lot. Sunday School is also held during this service.

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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The Community News is usually published twice a week on Wednesday and Friday.

What's Happening Right Now


Messiah is proud to be a PADS (Providing Advocacy, Dignity & Shelter) host church.  Our PADS season was ended abruptly in March as the church facilities closed due to the pandemic.  Happily, PADS Lake County rose to the challenge and secured hotel rooms for the local homeless population.  Currently the are housing 151 people in 68 hotel rooms in Lake County.  The clients have been provided with dinners and non-perishable food for breakfast and lunches in addition to lodging.  Currently they have managed to have ZERO cased of COVID-19! In a normal year we would start hosting our PADS guests in October but this year, as with many things, will be different. COVID would make hosting extra difficult due to concerns about safety to volunteers and trying to maintain a safe distance between guests  during sleeping and eating.  For these reasons PADS secured  the funds for at least 50 hotel rooms through April 2021.  They expect to be able to house the homeless population by arranging more permanent situations and using the hotel rooms.  This is awesome!   Gerry Lemke and Lisa Charnogorsky

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



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