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Upcoming Events at Messiah

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Vacation Bible School Information here

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Online giving is an easy way to give to MLC, and there are three ways to do it:
1) Go to this link: churchcen

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.



Men’s Bible Study is back! Bring your Bible (paper or digital) and join us from 6:30 - 8 pm the second and fourth Tuesdays each month in the Fireside Room. We are currently studying Genesis.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNERS (most Wednesdays at 5:30 pm)

Please join us! There will be a freewill offering. Desserts are welcome. During Lent, we will share Soup Suppers. Be sure to signup in the Narthex!

PRAYER TEAM (Thursdays at 10:15 am)

In the Fireside Room. Email for more information.



You are invited to join a newly organized time of prayer for our church. It is in addition to the Thursday morning Prayer Team. This extra time of prayer will focus on inviting the Holy Spirit to lead and guide our church as we seek to be faithful to Jesus Christ and be known for sharing His love and teachings – both within our church family as well as outside our church walls. We will meet monthly to pray for our pastors and staff, leadership, ministries, life groups, those serving, outreach opportunities as well as specific events (i.e., VBS, WinterBlast). We hope you will join us. We start in January!  Attend either Wednesday evening or Saturday morning. Questions may be directed to Beth Hohisel (815) 735-7897 or Cindi Souza (815) 931-8478.


When: The first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm in the Sanctuary;

             The following Saturday at 10:00 am in the Gathering House.


“INSIGHT” ADULT BIBLE STUDY (Sundays at 9:30 am)

Join us for adult Bible study/Sunday school in Fellowship Hall on Sunday mornings at 9:30. 


FAITH & BODY CHALLENGE LIFE GROUP (Thursdays 9 to 10 am)

Faith & Body has started to meet on Thursdays mornings. The Faith and Body group is dedicated to help each other to improve their health. We meet September through May in the FLC from 9 – 10 am for walking, stretching and faith building time. There is no cost, and you are welcome to bring a friend.  Please register on the Messiah website under Faith & Body. Contact Sherri at 815-741-4488 or email for more information.


MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

Calling all moms from pregnancy onward to join a supportive community of moms! Each meeting has a different topic related to parenting, and childcare is provided. We get to know each other more, watch a video from a MOPS speaker, have a discussion, and end with a devotional. Meetings are the second and fourth Fridays of every month at 9:30 am. Contact Amy at with any questions. Our final meeting, before we break for summer, will be Friday, May 24.


OWLS (Older, Wise, Loving Seniors)

Our next luncheon is Tuesday, April 9 at noon. Please sign up in the Narthex.



The Memory Bears Group meets once a month to make teddy bears out of clothing from people who have passed away, to comfort the grieving.  We would love to have you join us! We have jobs that do not require sewing. We meet the fourth Tuesday of every month at 9 am - 12 pm in Fellowship Hall.



The Messiah Quilters meets on the third Tuesday of every month 9 am – 12 pm in Fellowship Hall.  We have a lot of quilts ready to complete and if you can tie a knot, you can help us out.  We even have jobs you can do sitting down.  Think about stopping in and see what we do.  If you are unable to join us and would like to sew at home, we have kits available. Contact Kathy at for more information or any questions you may have. 



Volunteers are needed to serve dinner to at Daybreak Homeless Shelter in Joliet. The commitment is from 5 - 7 pm on the second Monday of each month. A team of Messiah members meets at the shelter to set up and serve dinner. Sign up in the Narthex.


Messiah has developed a micro-food pantry that is housed in the closet across from the church office. This ministry is 100% donation driven and maintained by the Evangelism Board. You can support this ministry through prayer, and through monetary or food donations. Contact the church office for more info.



Messiah uses a Prayer Chain made up of people willing to pray for our members, community, and nation in times of crisis. Prayers are confidential and anonymous, as much as possible. You can make a difference through the gift of your prayers.

Contact Cindi Souza at or Pastor Dave Stier at to become a partner.



Reminder to parents! Messiah's Youth Choir holds a rehearsal on the third Sunday of every month, upstairs during Sunday school time. The choir performs the fourth Sunday of every month at the 9:30 worship service. Members are asked to wear their choir shirts on mornings we are performing. Our final performance will be Sunday, April 28, and we will resume in September.



We encourage all kids pre-k thru 5th grade to be a part of Messiah Kids church at 11 am after the kids message in the Family Life Center (FLC). Kids will experience God during this time with weekly themes, songs, short movie clips, games and prizes. All are encouraged to attend.



Make sure to bring your children to Sunday school upstairs every Sunday.


MESSIAH KIDS WEDNESDAYS (Wednesdays at 6:30 pm)

Have your K-5th grader join us for a great time on Wednesdays for a fun night of worship, lessons, games, crafts, and connection with the Bible and friends! Registration $15 per child. Maximum of $45 per family. Questions? Contact Beth Hohisel or 815-735-7897.


STAY N PLAY (Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:30)

Stay N Play is a weekly playgroup for children five and younger that meets in the Family Life Center on Tuesday mornings from 9:30-11:30.  This group is open to church members and to the community. Parents or caregivers must stay and keep an eye on their children. Our final meeting will be on Tuesday, May 14, and we will resume in September.


S.A.L.T. (Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8 pm)

S.A.L.T. is a time for high school students to interact with their faith.


HEAD2HEART (Wednesdays from 6:15 to 8 pm)

(H2H) Hey middle school students, come join us for nights of instruction and fun as we teach Luther’s catechism and play games!



What's in a Name? HS Bible study has kicked off a new series at 9:30 in the Gathering House. Each week's study will focus on a single word. The study will include a short video and discussion questions each week. Drop Kate a line at if you have questions or just to let me know what you feel is an important component of your student ministry.

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