Saturday, January 26, 5:00 pm

Greeter  Kathleen Moss   Reader  Paula Stadtmueller   Communion  Mary Jane Hill, Diane Nelson, Sue Meng, Elaine McNeil   Ushers  Linda Meyer, Jim McNeil   Musician  Melissa Vanden Heuvel   Vocalists  Clyde Nyhus, Cara Musick, Mike Digman, Donna Buchert

Sunday, January 27, 8:15 am

Greeter  Bill & Lynn Gingher   Reader   Glenn Schmitz   Communion  Sharon Ryan, Glenn Schmitz, Andy & Carol Stolarzyk   Ushers  Tom Green, Carl Burhop, Paul Hoel, Lamont Liefke, Larry Jones   Musician  Marian Korth   Vocalists  Clyde Nyhus, Brynn Schulte

Sunday, January 27, 10:30 am

Greeter   Paul, Jo & Jeremy Vanderbloemen   Reader  Susan Ashley   Communion  Deb Diewald, Rich Valenta, Jim Olson, Janet Woider   Ushers  Ray & Kathy Robinson,  Bonnie & Ed Maas, Diane Sersland     Musician  Melissa Vanden Heuvel   Vocalists  Clyde Nyhus, Brynn Schulte, Celebrate Group

Weekly News for January 21-27, 2019

2019 January Column

January Worship Assistants

For Family Ministry updates:  Click Here!

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

Please Sign up on the kiosk for the following:
  • Volunteers in Prayer – 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.  The January-April schedule is now posted. Contributions of doughnut holes, baked goods and/or kiddie snacks are appreciated. We have some openings! 
  • Homeless MealThe 2019 schedule for the April meal is on the kiosk.  Please help by signing up to cook and/or serve.
  • 2019 Flower Chart – If you would like to support the cost of our weekly flowers, please sign up on the kiosk.  The cost is $35.  There are still many dates available.
 Second Saturday Soda & Sangria

Save the date for February 9th when Brass Knuckles Brass Quintet with Percussion will play during Second Saturday Soda & Sangria in the Gathering Space!!  You won’t want to miss this great music!

Audio Visual Ministry

Every weekend we have an average worship attendance of approximately 537 people.  We have about 150-200 friends of Messiah, along with our traveling Messiah members, that enjoy the services via streaming. We are looking for people who would be interested in being part of an Audio Visual Ministry to  record the services on Saturday and Sundays.  If you have an interest please contact  the office 222-3833.  Steve Cheramy will be providing the training.

Divine Yoga is Back!

Inner Strength, Divine Connection, January 29-March 12, 5:30-6:45 pm in the Community Room.   This is a free yoga practice. However, good will donations will be forwarded to local charities. (& generously matched!) Please bring an open and willing mind, heart and a yoga mat. (A blanket, block and strap are helpful, as well.) The mobility to move from the floor to standing positions, helpful ~but all levels welcome! 

Donations will benefit: The Demeter Foundation

Prayer Shawl Gathering

Monday, January 28 at 3:30 pm.  Meet in the Gathering Space at Messiah. If you knit or crochet, please join us. For questions, contact Kathy Digman,

Social Outreach Ministry

The Committee will be meeting Monday, January 28 at 6:00 pm in the Conference Room.  New members are always welcome!

February Column Mailing Gathering

The February Column mailing date is Wednesday, January 30th at 8:30 am. Join the fun and meet some new people!

Racial Justice News

Here is a link to the minutes of the January 6, 2019 MOSES Meeting Minutes

MOSES Meeting Minutes – Jan 6 2019

Save the date!  Sunday, February 24 for the Next Racial Equity Ministry Learning Event, 4:00 – 6:00 pm, Location:  New Life Church – 7564 Cottage Grove Road, Madison, Topic – to be announced     * Light Refreshments  *  Free will offering  * No need to pre-register…just come!

Racial Justice Fact of the Week: How racial bias impacts economic opportunity – Black households have only 10 cents in wealth for every dollar held by white households. In 2016, the median wealth of white households was $171,000. That’s 10 times the median wealth of black households ($17,100) – a larger gap than in 2007. The Great Recession of 2007-2009 triggered a stark decline in wealth for U.S. families and further widened the already large wealth gap between white and black households.  (Pew Research Center) Wealth is the starting line for the next generation, for education, home ownership, and financial help when needed.  Economists estimate 50-80% of one’s lifetime wealth accumulation is tied to this head start. (PBS report)

Kennedy Adopt-A-School Partnership

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

Kennedy School is in great need of children’s winter clothing.  They need new or gently used winter gear, especially warm gloves, boots & snow pants, new or gently used athletic shoes – kids size 12 through adult size 10, socks, underwear (4T-size 8), sweatpants (4T-size 10).  Please drop donations in the Kennedy bin by the Collection Area. 

Healthy Snacks: granola bars, goldfish crackers, pretzels, etc.

The Health Office is in need of: boys & girl’s underpants size 4T; boy’s belts; granola bars & saltine crackers; feminine protection for young girls; hair, ties/combs; chewable ibuprofen & acetaminophen; dental floss

Tutors for Reading: listen to student read. If interested in helping contact: Kathy Mallach,

Ladies Lunch Bunch

The next luncheon will be at the Off Broadway Drafthouse at 5404 Raywood Road, Madison Wednesday, February 13, at 11:30 am.  There is a limit of 24 and all slots are currently filled.  Individual checks will be accepted.  If you sign up and then have a conflict, please contact Janet Alfonso at 608-221-1040 so that someone on the waiting list can attend.  

Save the Date for the January SAM Lunch and Program

Messiah’s Patrick Ellestad will join us for lunch on January 30 to talk to SAM about recent changes in the tax code and what it all means to seniors. As you start getting your tax papers together, this is an excellent opportunity to get an overview of tax changes that may affect you. Bring your questions, a dish to pass, your tableware and a friend!

To catch up on the latest SAM news, click here for the latest newsletterSAM Jan-March Newsletter 2019

Volunteers Needed

East Madison Monona Coalition of The Aging (EMMCA) is looking for people to  “Snow Shovel for Seniors”.  There are numerous people on the East Side/Monona neighborhoods who are physically unable to clear their sidewalks and driveways of snow.  If you can help call 608-210-6905.