Saturday, October 26, 5:00 pm

Greeter  Bonnie Brooker   Reader  Tricia Schneider    Communion  Lee & Tricia Schneider, Mary Jane Hill, Kelli Weisinger   Ushers  John & Carol Otterson, Sue Meng, Ellie Meng   Musician  Melissa Vanden Heuvel   Vocalists  Clyde Nyhus, Cara Musick, Mike Digman, Dave Down, Donna Buchert

Sunday, October 27, 8:15 am

Greeter  Richard & Karen Shilts   Reader  Griffin Jones    Communion  Gina Gray, Linda Olson, Richard & Karen Shilts   Ushers  Lorraine & Harold Amundson, Sharon & Lloyd Hinzman, Linda Olson, Karen Wenger   Musician  Dean Gardner    Vocalists  Clyde Nyhus, Brynn Schulte

Sunday, October 27, 10:30 am

Greeter   Gail Schneider   Reader  Tisa Kirschner   Communion  Glori Laundrie, Ray Robinson, Gail Schneider, Teri Terry   Ushers  Ray & Kathy Robinson, Bonnie & Ed Maas, Diane Sersland   Musician  Melissa Vanden Heuvel   Vocalists  Clyde Nyhus, Brynn Schulte, Celebrate Group

Weekly News for  October 21-27, 2019

Worship Volunteers:  Oct 1 to Oct 31, 2019

2019 October Column

For Family Ministry updates:  ClickHere!

Trunk or Treat is still on! Rain is predicted this evening so we will be treating INDOORS. 

If you have a “Trunk”: Please arrive between 5-6 PM to claim a spot and set up your decorations and treats at a table. We will use the following areas: –community room (some tables are already set-up and more can be added)-gathering space (four high tables plus the the two coffee tables near the kitchen, the kitchen window itself, table near the fireplace, and table in the conference room between the offices)-downstairs classrooms (including the preschool room, the back conference room, and the old kitchen) Messiah staff will be there ready to help direct you to a location to set-up.

For Treaters: Everything remains the same!

Come at 6:00 p.m. for a pizza dinner in the downstairs fellowship hall followed by a blessing in the sanctuary before we head out around the church for our treating adventure.

To enhance your devotion life during the week click here for this week’s Taking Faith Home: Week of October 20th

  • Volunteers in Prayer – The October schedule is on the kiosk. Our goal at Messiah is to have people commit to praying in the Prayer Room or sanctuary every Thursday from 8:00 am to 2:00 p.m.  or stop in anytime when the office is open.  Please sign up for a slot when you can on the schedule. Our world will  be a better place because of your prayer.
  • Sunday Refreshments – Each week we like to have treats following the services.  Contributions of doughnut holes, baked goods and/or kiddie snacks are appreciated. The November-December schedule is now posted and has openings.  We still have some September openings. Sign up if you can help!
  • Homeless Meal  The sign up sheet is on the kiosk for the  December meal.  There are still a few open slots to fill.
Attention Adults and Teens! Mark Saturday, November 9, 8:30 am, On Your Calendar!

More than 60 cases of human trafficking were reported in Wisconsin in 2018 and it happens in every County.  Social Media can be the start of something tragic when it comes to sex trafficking.  Dawn Heath, President of Join the Movement will present a program on “Social Media and its Role in Human Trafficking” in the Community Room.  Join us for a community conversation and learn how you can protect your family, neighborhood and community.  This program is open to all ages. The event is free so invite your family and friends.  Continental breakfast will be served. We will also collect new men/women’s socks to benefit The Road Home.  Those who bring a dation will qualify for a $25 Walmart gift card drawing. Sign up on the kiosk by Tuesday, November 5th. For more information contact Holly Tunak at 608-222-3833. Click here for more information: November 9 flyer

Don’t Forget the Messiah Fall Craft/Bake Sale

Saturday, November 2, from 9:00-3:00 pm in the Social Hall

Get a head start on your Christmas shopping with many craft vendors to choose from, take a break with coffee and cinnamon rolls in the morning and enjoy hot dogs and sloppy joes for lunch. All proceeds benefit local charities and St. Jude’s. Click here for more information: Craft-BakeSale 2019

Socks for Saints

This year our collection will benefit The Road Home. You can help by offering men, women’s and children’s warm winter socks. Please place in the bin marked Socks for Saints.  For more information, call Naoma Michaelis, 608-298-7788.

Wednesday Morning Bible Study

Join the Wednesday Bible Study at 10:00 a.m. in the Gathering Space led by Rich Valenta. Encounter a deeper reality through the minor prophets. Expand the borders of your day-to-day existence and discover God’s presence all around you, woven into the fabric of every person, place, and thing God made. Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, and Micah will show you how every event is stamped with God’s presence. They’ll give you eyes to see the unseen, not only in their ancient sermons but also in your life today.  The book can be purchased through The study runs through December 18th. For more information contact Rich at

Calling All Bakers

The Social Outreach Committee is looking for people to donate baked goods for the November 2nd Fall Craft/Bake Sale. Look for the sign-up in the Gathering Space if you can donate baked goods. Proceeds benefit Salvation Army, Lafollette High School Food Pantry, Triangle Community Ministry.  Be sure to put the Craft & Bake Sale on your calendar to get a jump start on your Christmas Shopping, browsing through the many crafter’s tables. Click here for more information!  Craft-Bake Sale Flyer

Divine Yoga  

The last night of this session is October 22, 5:30-6:45 pm in the Community Room. This is a free yoga practice. Good will donations will be accepted to benefit the Badger Childhood Cancer Network and generously matched by the Gundlach Family Fund. Prepare checks payable to Messiah Church for the matching funds or pay by cash. Bring a yoga mat. A block, strap, blanket are helpful as well. The mobility to move from the floor to standing positions, helpful but all levels welcome!

Racial Justice Event-Save the Dates

Click here for the minutes from the October 6th MOSES Meeting:  2019-10-06 Minutes – MOSES General Meeting 

The next General Meeting will be: Sunday, November 3, 2019, 2:00 fellowship, 2:30-4:30 meeting, at Lake Edge Lutheran Church, 4032 Monona Drive, Madison.

Movies to Move Us Toward Racial Justice – Wednesdays, October 23 & 30th. For Movie Information: Documentaries and Discussion flyer fall 2019

Other upcoming events:

Implicit Bias Training:  2019-10b Implicit bias flyer.pdf

Saturday, November 23, 2019, 9:30-3:00, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 4011 Major Avenue, Madison.

Community Conversation on Supervision in Wisconsin:  2019-10b Communication Conversation on being on…

Thursday, October 17, 6:00 pm, Fountain of Life Church, 633 West Badger Road, Madison.

 Kennedy Adopt-A-School Partnership Continues During Summer

The Messiah – Kennedy partnership is an ongoing community outreach program initiated by our Evangelism Committee.  Currently some of the needs are as follows, new items noted in blue:

  • Kid size snow pants/boats/mittens
  • Boys athletic pants, size 4T & 5T
  • Girls leggings, size 4T & 5T
  • Health Office needs: boys & girl’s underpants size 4T & 5T; boy’s belts; granola bars & saltine crackers; feminine protection for young girls; hair, ties/combs; chewable ibuprofen & acetaminophen; dental floss.
  • Healthy Snacks: granola bars, goldfish crackers, pretzels, Watch sold by date.
SAM Potluck Luncheon – October 30

Peggy Halloran is the Development Director for The Road Home where she brings with her 25 years of nonprofit fundraising and communications experience. As Development Director, Peggy oversees The Road Home’s annual fundraising program including the Homes for Families Breakfast, event sponsorship, individual and corporate giving, grants and appeals. She works with the development committee, board and staff to identify prospective donors and develop strategies to cultivate those relationships. The Road Home is sponsored throughout the year by Messiah Lutheran Church.

Ladies Lunch Bunch

The next Ladies Lunch Bunch will meet at Rodeside Grill, 6317 Rostad Drive, Windsor.  The limit is 24 participants so be sure to sign up on the kiosk ASAP!  For more information, contact Janet Alfonso at 608-221-1040.

Sam Fall Walk

Friday, November 22 – Meet at Messiah at 10 AM (Tentative)

Let’s take a walk on the woodland trails practically in Messiah’s back yard!

These are two short hikes near the church.  You can do the first one and call it a day, or continue with us to the second one.  If doing both you can plan on about 2 hours.  Wear sturdy shoes or boots with traction, as the trails can be a little muddy.  A walking stick or ski pole can be helpful.  There are a few small hills.  Plan on a slow pace with time to enjoy the walk and each other’s company.

We’ll meet at the church and take the sidewalk to the entrance to the 1/2 mile long Tom George Greenway-Heritage Prairie Trail, which goes through woods and grassy areas.  We’ll do that loop and return to the church via sidewalks for a bathroom break.  Then we’ll cross Cottage Grove Road and enter the Elvehjem Sanctuary Trail, which has both woods and grassy areas.  It ends at Academy Road, so we can return via sidewalks or turn around and retrace our steps through the woods. Please email or call to register with us:  Walt & Barb Herrod,, home 608-318-2129, Barb’s cell 518-567-6816.

It’s Apple Pie Production Time

Mark your calendar for our production dates of November 6, 7, and 8. Come and enjoy the fellowship. Sign up on the kiosk in Gathering Space. Sale dates are November 16, 17, 23, 24, and 27 before and after services.  If you can also help sell pies on the sale dates, please contact Keith Schlesinger at 221-0060.

Second Harvest Opportunity to Give Back!

SAM Can! Each month we “give back” in partnership program with Second Harvest Food Bank. We meet the third Friday of the month from 9:30 am to 11:30 am to help re-pack bulk foods into family-size portions. This job does allow you to SIT at the table. Our current production dates are November 15, and December 20. This is a great way to meet some of your Messiah family in a small group setting while helping our neighbors in need at the same time. To sign up, email or call (608) 221-0060.

To catch up on the latest SAM news, click here for the latest newsletter: SAM October-December Newsletter 2019