Upcoming Events at Messiah
for School Supply drive
Online giving is an easy way to give to MLC, and there are three ways to do it:
1) Go to this link: churchcenter.com/giving
2) Download the Church Center app on your phone or tablet.
3) Text your dollar amount (with a dollar sign in front of it) to 84321.
Our office hours are from 9am-3pm Mon-Fri. Saturdays and evenings by appointment.
NURSERY ASSISTANTS NEEDED
The Lay Ministry board is looking for a few adults or couples who can make themselves available as substitute nursery attendants in case our regular nursery attendant is absent due to illness or other commitments. This is a volunteer position, but the expectation is that the commitment will be infrequent. Please contact the church office or email Tom Bond at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you want to help Messiah out while shopping on Amazon? There’s an easy way to do it. Simply type smile.amazon.com into your browser before you begin shopping. You can also change the setting to Amazon Smile in your Amazon app. Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase to the charity of your choice.
PAID PART TIME RECEPTIONIST OPENING
Duties of this position will be a variety of tasks serving the church by providing a warm welcome to callers and visitors and providing general clerical assistance to support the pastor and church members. 20 hours a week during office hours 9am-3pm. Flexible schedule. For more information, contact Pastor Kurt at email@example.com.
Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, August 16th, 2022 from 9 am – 12 pm. We have so many quilts ready to be tied and you don’t need any sewing or quilting experience to help us. If you are unable to join us and would like to sew at home, we have kits ready for you to sew.
Contact Kathy Mueller (815-953-6601) at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or any questions you may have. Drop by and see what we are doing.
The Memory Bears Life Group meets together once a month to make teddy bears out of clothing from people who have passed away to comfort the grieving. We also make and sell bears once a year to raise money for supplies and children’s charities. We would love to have you join us! We have jobs that do not require sewing as well as jobs that do. Please contact Cindi Souza (815-931-8478) for more information.
DAYBREAK SHELTER VOLUNTEERS
Volunteers are needed to serve dinner to at Daybreak Homeless Shelter in Joliet. The commitment is from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on the second Monday of each month. A team of Messiah members meets at the shelter to set up and serve dinner. Food donation needs include canned fruit cocktail, juice, potato salad, buns, baked beans and cookies. Sign up in the narthex.
On our bulletin board in the narthex there are small cards that you can take to purchase items to support a refugee family through Exodus World Services, an organization that helps refugee settlement. We will be running this item drive through August. Please place the items on the designated table in the fellowship hall. Thanks!
MLC MESSIAH KIDS
MESSIAH KIDS SUNDAY 11 AM
We are looking for help to staff this program. Please consider shadowing a leader this Summer and signing up to help.
SUNDAY SCHOOL REGISTRATION
Sunday school registration will take place on Rally Day, August 21st at 9:30 am. Then the kids will stay for Sunday school in the FLC during the 10 am service. You can also register online at https://bit.ly/SSMLCReg. Either way, make sure you sign your children up for a faith-filled fall and spring of learning and fun!
MLC STUDENT MINISTRY
7TH-12TH GRADE SUNDAY SCHOOL (Sundays at 9:30 am)
Sunday school continues today.
HEAD2HEART PARENT MEETING (Sunday, August 7 at 12:15 pm)
To the parents of incoming 6th-8th graders: there will be a H2H parent meeting Sunday Aug. 7th after the 11am service Please plan to attend.
IGNITE (Wednesdays from 6-8, runs until August)
Join the student ministry for our Wednesday night summer program. Open to 7th-12th grade. We will meet at the church. The last day is August 17th.
PRAYER GROUP (Thursdays at 10 am)
In the Fireside Room. Email email@example.com for more information.
INSIGHT ADULT BIBLE STUDY (Sundays at 9:30 am)
Join us for a great time of fellowship and study of God’s word in the fellowship hall. Topics coming up:
7th - Laurel Ling (What If God Wants More Than I Can Give?)
14th - Doug Potts
21st - No Insight
28th - No Insight
Insight returns in September
For the Summer months (May-Aug.) Mosaic will be combining with Insight for 9:30a Bible Studies. Keep an eye out for events and our new fall lineup!
MEN’S BIBLE STUDY (Tuesday, August 9 at 6:30 pm)
Our church has a new ministry for men. Messiahs Mens Ministry, 3M Group, is born out of the need for Gods men to step up and be who they were created to be. Our purpose is to train men to come alongside each other and encourage one another in life. Join us on the second and forth Tuesday of every month @ 6:30 pm. It’s never too late to jump in. Men of all ages are welcome. If you would like more information feel free to contact: Mike Brown Evmlcjoliet@gmail.com 815-405-2547
RALLY DAY (Sunday, August 21 at 10 am)
Join us for one combined service outside as we enter into another year of service and teaching here at Messiah. There will be a cookout after service. Please bring lawn chairs.
ANNUAL CRUISE IN (Saturday, August 27 from 2 pm to 5 pm)
Join us for a fun time of cool cars, fun music, good food and great fellowship. Entering your car? Arrive from Noon to 2 to get registered.
10TH ANNUAL LABOR DAY CHURCH FAMILY CAMPING TRIP (September 2-5)
You’re invited to see what all the fun is about while camping with your church family. Contact Pastor Stier for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ENCORE GOES TO THE ARK (Sept. 13-16)
Encore, our 55 and older group, is headed to the Ark Encounter in Kentucky. The projected cost is $850 for a couple and $550 for a single. Depending on what happens with fuel cost and how many people this may need to be adjusted. The final price will be set 30 days prior to the trip. Here is the link to register: bit.ly/MLCARK. Please invite friends, register and get your deposits in ASAP so we can start hotel planning.
COUPLES RETREAT (September 23-25)
Come join us for a great time of worship and fellowship at Center Lake Bible Camp. The purpose of this Couples’ Retreat is to build godly marriages through a time away from home in an atmosphere of fun, fellowship, and Biblical teaching on marriage. Contact Pastor Stier for more details at email@example.com. There is limited space, so sign up early! Register at bit.ly/MLCCouples