Saturday, July 14, 5:00 pm 

Greeter  Karen Polinske   Reader  Peggy Finnegan   Communion  Peggy Finnegan, Kathy Bultman   Ushers Robb & Melissa Remiker   Musician  Amy Ziebell   Vocalists  Clyde Nyhus, Cara Musick, Donna Buchert, Mike Digman

Sunday, July 15,  8:15 am  

Greeter  Leo & Lorna Sebald   Reader  Jim Stolzenburg   Communion  Jim Stolzenburg, Linda Olson, Diane Iverson, Shannon Meyer   Ushers Don  & Gloria Hehenberger, Andy & Carol Stolarzyk   Musician  Dean Gardner   Vocalists  Clyde Nyhus, Brynn Schulte

Sunday, July 15, 10:00 am

Greeter  Carla Fears   Reader  Mary Marshall   Communion  Carla Fears, Karen Dilley, Julie Neppl, Norene Shultis   Ushers Jim & LouAnn Miller, Judy Zielke, Leon Wilson, Romni Pullen   Musician  Jonathan Thornton   Musician  Jonathan Thornton   Vocalists  Clyde Nyhus, Brynn Schulte, Celebrate Group

Weekly News for July 16-22, 2018

2018 July Column

July 2018 Worship Assistants

For Family Ministry updates and “save the date” events for the 2018-2019 year:  Click Here!

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

To enhance your devotion life during the week click here for this week’s Taking Faith Home:  July 8, 2018
Meals on Wheels Volunteer Drivers Still Needed

Home Health United Meals on Wheels program is in need of drivers to deliver mid-day meals for routes in Madison, Middleton, Monona and Sun Prairie. Routes take about an hour and your commitment level is flexible. Contact info is on the kiosk.

Waking Up White Book Study

The study meets July 17 & 31, 6:00-8:00 pm, to discuss the book written by Debby Irving.   Assignments: Read Chapters 1-20 by July 17 and Chapters 21-46 by July 31st. For more information contact at 608-220-7999 or

Prayer Shawl Group

The next gathering will be Monday, July 23 at 6:30 pm in the Gathering Space.  If you enjoy knitting or crocheting, join this important ministry that offers peace and joy to those who receive a prayer shawl.

August Column Articles

All Column articles are due to the office by Monday, July 16th.  You can email them to

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  August 8, October 10 and December 12.  Help is needed for food prep, and serving.

Sunday Morning Refreshments

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.   If you are interested in providing some baked goods, please sign up on the kiosk. 

Feeling a Little Stressed?

Take some time to come to a quiet place, Messiah’s Prayer Room, for some time to be still, reflect, and pray.  The Prayer Room is available Monday-Friday mornings from 8-noon and afternoons when Holly is in the office. We have a number of books for your use  and if you have spiritual books you would like to donate, please drop them in the office.  Following the 2017 Day of Prayer it was suggested that we dedicate time to pray more often.  Messiah’s Weekly Day of Prayer will happen Thursdays from 8:00-2:00 p.m.  Please sign up for a half hour slot on the kiosk when you can.

Keep up to date on what’s happening with the Racial Justice Team!  Click here to read the latest: Racial Justice Info July 2018
Backpack and School Supplies Collection 

We began our annual collection on July 1, continuing to Mid August. You will find a list of the needed school supplies in the July Column and on the table in the Gathering Space. Bins for donations will also be located in the Gathering Space. Pam Aldrich and Sandra Allen will again coordinate this effort for us. Last year we collected 118 backpacks, let’s see if we can collect 130 this year! For questions contact: or  Backpacks are delivered to local east side students mid-August. 

Complimentary Blood Pressure Checks

Happen July 14 & 15. The Saturday checks will take place prior to the 5:00 pm service.  On Sunday the blood pressures will be taken between services.

Just Bakery Sale, Sunday, July 15, starting at 8:00 am in the Gathering Space until sold out

 Just Bakery also has a retail outlet called Storefront for Success, located at 1704 Thierer Road, Madison with the following hours:  Mondays and Wednesdays: 7:00 am – 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Saturdays: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Just Bakery is an initiative of Madison-area Urban Ministry (MUM), an interfaith social justice organization.  

You’re Invited to Lawn Concerts at Oakwood Village

What: Evening Under the Oaks Concert Series, Where: Oakwood Village – University Woods, 6205 Mineral Point Road, Madison, (Park in the surface lot) When: Friday nights at 6:30 pm, Cost: Free   RSVP: To Beth Johnson, 230-4487;  All concerts will take place outdoors on the Tabor Oaks Patio, bring a blanket or lawn chair.  In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved indoors to the Arts Center.

Friday, July 13– Dimensions in Sound Dimensions In Sound consists of the traditional instrumentation of the big band era: saxophone, trombone and trumpet sections, keyboard, guitar, bass and drums. The band’s 17 musicians perform big band music of the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s, as well as polkas, waltzes, holiday and rock selections.

Friday, July 27– Madison Brass Band Its musical style is based on British and early American traditions. The Madison Brass Band from Madison, Wisconsin is a 30 piece brass and percussion ensemble using traditional British Brass Band instrumentation.

Friday, August 10– Red Hot Horn Dawgs 2018 is their 19th season playing and they’re going as strong as ever. Enjoy their spirit of playing fun and recognizable music while putting on an entertaining show.

Friday, August 24– Brass Knuckles Brass Knuckles is brass quintet featuring two trumpets, horn, trombone and tuba with percussion. The group plays a very wide range of musical styles, from classical to Broadway to Pop.

Messiah Night at the Duck Pond  – We have had a great response to ticket sales for the Mallards game on July 26th!!! I think the real draw is the singing of the National Anthem by the Messiah Choir and of course the person throwing out the first pitch!!  Keith Schlesinger will be distributing tickets this weekend between Sunday services only. The weekend of July 21 and 22 he will be distributing them on Saturday before and after the service and between services on Sunday. For anyone who did not get their tickets ahead of time, Keith will distribute them at the ballpark.

Galena Fall Tour – Details for this October tour are coming together and the sign up sheet will be on the kiosk very soon!

There’s still 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.

The Messiah Preschool is offering one more Summer Day Camp.

 The dates are July 23-26 from 9:00-noon.  Click here for more information and to register! Summer Camp Flyer 2018     Summer Camp 2018 Registration Form  

Habitat for Humanity Project

Mark your calendars for August 6-10th to help with our Habitat for Humanity project near Reedsburg, Wisconsin. You can work one day, two days, or all five if you wish.  No skill required, we will find a task for everyone, female or male. If you have any interest in attending this year’s trip or just want to find out what it is all about, please contact Jim Stolzenburg at 608-224-2664 or see the sign up sheet on the kiosk.    Every hand can make a difference in a family’s life!

Kennedy Adopt a School Partnership 

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.  If you are interested in getting involved with Kennedy as a volunteer, please contact Sandra Allen at (651) 307-2831 or Pam Aldrich at (608) 222-7934. We are always collecting clothing for the students and healthy snacks.

Below is a current list of needs for the school: Washable markers; Expo® Vis-a-vis® Wet-Erase Overhead Marker (different colors), Sharpie markers (thick and thin, different colors), Electronic pencil sharpeners, Dry erase markers, Post-it notes (various sizes), Sheet protectors (medium to heavy), Ticonderoga pencils, Erasers and Highlighters (different colors).  Donations can be dropped in the Collection Bin marked Kennedy School near the Community Room.