Welcome to Messiah

You are welcome here, because God welcomes you.

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.

Messiah is an ELCA congregation and a member of the

Metropolitan Chicago Synod.

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What's Happening at messiah

  • Sunday School friends enjoy a singalong with Pastor Emeritus Chuck

    Faith Formation


          RALLY DAY - Sunday, September 10th (after services)

    • We return to our two service format (8:00 AM & 9:30 AM)
    • Let’s celebrate all areas of faith formation with sign-ups, registrations, adult study ideas and games for all ages. There will be FOOD!

          SUNDAY SCHOOL - starting Sunday, September 10th

    • For kids age 3 by Sept 1st (and potty trained) and up to students entering 5th grade
    • Classes begin after the children’s message at the 9:30 AM service. 
    • Online registration here or pick up a form in the Gathering Place or Main Office


    • First Holy Communion starts in 4th/5th grade Sunday School classes
    • Culminates with a one-day retreat in the late winter (suggested date March 3, 2024)

          PATHWAY - starting Sunday, October 15th

    • The confirmation program for 6th - 8th graders will meet on Sundays at Messiah 4 PM – 6 PM
    • There is a Parent/ Student Information Meeting on Sunday, October 1st, following the 9:30 AM service.
    • Online registration here or pick up a form in the Gathering Place or Main Office

          VBS - June 10th - 13th, 2024

    • For kids age 4 by June 1st, 2024 (and potty trained) and up to students entering 5th grade fall 2024
    • MANY volunteers needed, from middle school & high school students to adults, to make Vacation Bible School a success, so please save the date!


    • Come on Rally Day (Sep. 10th) and be ready to share your thoughts and bring ideas that you’d like to learn about or see taught.
    • Volunteers needed to help others with their faith journeys: Sunday School teachers or helpers, Pathway huddle leader or high school Faith Incubators (FINCs), Bible or Bible-based book study leader, and those supporting Messiah Lutheran Preschool and Kindergarten!

    Sunday, June 3 Through Sunday, September 10

    Join us on Sundays at 9AM throughout the summer

    During the summer, Messiah offers just one service each Sunday at 9AM. Our summer worship schedule runs from Sunday, June 4, 2023, through Sunday, September 3, 2023. 

    We will return to our regular worship schedule starting September 10, 2023, with services at 8AM and 9:30AM.

  • THe community meal

    First Wednesday of each month

    Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for a FREE Community Meal! You may join us at Messiah Lutheran Church for a sit down meal or take a meal to go with our carryout option. 

    Doors open at 4:45 PM. Meals are served from 5 PM - 6:15 PM and are available to anyone in the surrounding community - you do NOT need to be a Messiah member to participate. This monthly event is held in partnership with The Community Meal organization of Barrington. 

    2023 Community Meal Schedule:

    January 4

    February 1
    March 1

    April 5
    May 3
    June 7
    July 5
    August 2
    September 6
    October 4
    November 1
    December 6

  • Senior Lunch Meal Delivery

    Third wednesday of each month

    Do you know a senior who would enjoy lunch delivered once per month?

    Messiah's Hospitality Outreach Ministry volunteers sponsor a Senior Lunch Meal Delivery program on the third Wednesday of every month! Please send us a message at info@messiah-wauconda.org to sign up. 

    2023 Senior Lunch Delivery dates:

    January 18

    February 15

    March 15

    April 19
    May 17
    June 21
    July 19

    August 16

    September 20

    October 18

    November 15

    December 20

  • PADS Volunteers Needed

    Volunteers to serve local homeless people are desperately needed

    Messiah is proud to support The Chapel in Grayslake as a PADS shelter on Saturday nights. Check back soon for the new Sign Up Genius to schedule volunteering for the next season! 

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.

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.