Saturday, March 17, 5:00 pm

Greeter  Kathy Bultman   Reader  Sue Meng   Communion  Sue Meng, Kathy Bultman, Elaine McNeil   Usher  Jim McNeil, Linda Meyer   Musician Marian Korth   Vocalists  Clyde Nyhus, Cara Musick, Donna Buchert, Mike Digman

Sunday, March 18, 8:15 am

Greeter Fred Anderson   Reader Jeff Robbe   Communion Jeff & Karen Robbe, Glenn Schmitz, Shannon Meyer  Usher  Jim Alsmo, Tim Coulthart, Ken Gerstner, Leo Sebald, Beverly & Myron Rotar   Musician  Dean Gardner   Vocalists  Clyde Nyhus, Brynn Schulte

Sunday, March 18, 10:30 am

Greeter Alyssa & Matt Bell   Reader Paula Kedzie   Communion Jim Olson, Tracy Frank, Teri Terry   Usher  Dale & Catherine Puisto, Glori Laundrie, Kathie & Phil Kingston   Musician  Melissa Vanden Heuvel   Vocalists  Clyde Nyhus, Brynn Schulte, Celebrate Group

Weekly News for March 12-March 18, 2018

March 2018 Column

March 2018 Worship Assistants

For Children’s Ministry updates:  Click Here!

For Youth Ministry (5-12th Grade) updates and Mission Trip Info: Click Here!  

Holy Week Worship Opportunities  

Begin the journey to the cross with Palm Sunday worship on March 25th at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m.  Maundy Thursday worship on March 29th will be at 7:00 p.m. Good Friday services on March 30th will be at 1:00 and 7:00 p.m. Saturday Easter Vigil service on March 31st will be at 5:00 p.m.  We celebrate the risen Christ at Easter services on April 1st at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m.  Easter Breakfast will be served from 9-10:00 a.m. in the Social Hall. Cost is $5 per person, children 4 and under are free.  

Sign-Up Opportunities on the Kiosk

If you are interested in volunteering to assist with the “Messiah Meals for the Homeless”,  the orange sign-up sheet is on the kiosk.  Messiah is scheduled to provide the meals on  April 11, June 13, August 8, October 10 and December 12.  Help is needed for food prep, and serving.

If you are willing to provide refreshments on Sunday mornings between services, the sign-up is also on the kiosk.  You just need to provide cookies or bars, usually 2-3 dozen.    Please sign up if you can help.

If you would like to supply food items for the Easter Breakfast on April 1st please sign up on the kiosk.  This is a fundraiser for the Youth Mission Trip.

Ushering Opportunities for Maundy Thursday Service at 7:00 pm, we need one more usher and Good Friday Services at 1:00 pm, we need three and 7:00 pm, we need four – please sign up on the kiosk if you are willing to help out at any of these services.

Women’s Bible Study

The Daniel Prayer video study begins Tuesday, March 20th at 6:30 pm (in the conference room) and Thursday, March 22nd at 9:00 am in the Community Room.  For questions contact Holly Tunak at 222-3833 or email the church office at:  

A New Bible Study Coming in April – Trusting God for a Lifetime

We have all heard the story of David and Goliath. David was a great warrior because he trusted in God and not himself. Although David was a successful warrior and would become the King of Israel, David lived a frustrating life, not unlike many of us. David’s life included many great accomplishment in the name of God. While David had many strengths he like all humans had many weaknesses. Even though God always offered David forgiveness, he could not escape the consequences of his sin. David’s life proves this. Through it all David’s faith remained in God. This Bible Study “Trusting God for a Lifetime” examines the life of King David. We will look at despite life’s ups and downs, the Lord is ever-present to give us comfort and help.   The study will be held on  Wednesday nights for nine weeks at 6:30 pm at Messiah in the conference room.  Rich Valenta is the Bible Study Facilitator. For any questions, email Rich at:  All are welcome!  Click on the schedule below for weekly topics and scripture readings.

Bible Study-April 2018 Schedule

Mowing Teams Forming

It’s time to start organizing the summer Mowing Teams.  If you are interested in mowing contact Tim Martinson or Clyde Tunak by calling the office, 222-3833 or email them  There will be a mower review/orientation meeting on Saturday, April 14th at 9:30 a.m.  Meet up at the garage.

Now is the time to enroll for Fall 2018 Messiah Church Preschool 

The Preschool is a community outreach program of Messiah. We feel that every child is gift from God and that a quality Pre-K experience provides a firm foundation for a successful academic life firmly rooted in Christian values. Our goals are: 1) To provide a safe, Christian environment for children 2) To promote individual growth for the whole child; spiritual, intellectual, emotional, physical, and social 3) To provide a well-planned curriculum that will incorporate literacy, music, art, and play.  The program is for children who are 3 or 4 by September 1st.  The program operates Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 am to 11:30 am. There is a non-refundable $75 enrollment fee and monthly tuition is $250.  Enrollment forms can be found on the Messiah Church web page,  Maximum number of children is 18.  Once the program is full, a waiting list will be established.  Please contact the director, Bobbie Rogers at 222-3833 or for more information.

Join us for the last Soup Supper and Midweek Lenten Worship Service 

Enjoy Soup Supper beginning at 6:00 pm and Midweek Lenten Worship beginning at 7:00 p.m.  The theme for the March 21 worship service is “From Self to Service” based on John 21:15-19. Scott DeBroux will present a message on Jesus and Peter.  A special thank you to all who coordinated the soup suppers, provided soup/bread, assisted with serving and clean up!  Thank you also to the mentors who met with the youth.

Sam Men’s Breakfast Club The weekly gathering will be cancelled until further notice.

SAM Future Luncheon Dates are scheduled for the following Wednesdays:  March 28th, and April 25th. We will conclude our potluck season on May 30th when the Social Hall will literally become a zoo! So mark your calendar!

The SAM January thru March Newsletter is here! There are lots of exciting events in store for 2018 that you’ll want to get on your calendar.

SAM Jan-March Newsletter 2018

March 24th – PASSION PLAY TOUR.  There are still tickets available and we are opening it up to any member of Messiah, not just the SAM group. People who have experienced this play in the past say it’s excellent and you don’t want to miss it!   Information is on the kiosk or print out your ticket order here.  Click the link for details:  Passion Play Order Form

Kennedy School Adopt-A-School Partner 

Messiah Lutheran Church has been working with the Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools and our neighbor, Kennedy Elementary through a partnership with the goal of improving student achievement.  We are always collecting clothing for the students and healthy snacks. If you are interested in getting involved with Kennedy as a volunteer, please contact Sandra Allen at (651) 307-2831 or email: