Saturday, April 28 5:00 pm

Greeter  Elaine McNeil   Readers   First Communion Students   Prayers Phil Lawler   Communion  Phil & Char Lawler, Elaine McNeil, Kathy Bultman   Ushers  Jim McNeil, Linda Meyer   Musician  Melissa Vanden Heuvel   Vocalists  Clyde Nyhus, Cara Musick, Donna Buchert, Mike Digman, Charlotte Miller

Sunday, April 29, 8:15 am

Greeter  Judy Harris   Reader  Cindy McVay   Communion  Karen & Jeff Robbe, Glenn Schmitz, Sharon Ryan   Ushers Team 3  Tim Ryan, Chip Plummer, Keith Schlesinger, Lynn & Jerry Brandt   Musician  Mark Huth   Vocalists   Clyde Nyhus, Brynn Schulte

Sunday, April 29, 10:30 am

Greeters  Barb & Tom Martin   Readers   First Communion Students   Prayers  Phil Neppl   Communion Barb & Tom Martin , Glori Laundrie, Deb Diewald   Ushers Team B  Andy Shultis, Walt Herrod  Lee Nelson, Matt Tully   Musician  Melissa Vanden Heuvel   Vocalists  Clyde Nyhus, Brynn Schulte, Karen Koehler, Celebrate Group

Weekly News for April 30-May 6, 2018

2018 May Column

May Worship Assistants

For Family Ministry updates:  Click Here!

A Place to Serve!  We are in need of a four-year-old teacher for Sunday School next year. This group usually listens to a Bible story while sitting on their carpet squares, have a sharing time and then do a project. It is definitely more than possible to share the classroom with another teacher. You could either alternate weeks, or you could teach together and each plan a different part of the lesson. Contact Elizabeth at or 235-6910 for more information.

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

Emergency Response Training Sessions Scheduled

Every two years Messiah is required to offer Emergency Response Training Sessions so in case of an emergency, we are prepared.  Two meetings are scheduled for all members to attend. The first is Sunday, April 29th from 9:30-10:20 a.m. in the lower level Social Hall.  The second training session is Tuesday, May 8th from 7:00-7:50 p.m.  There will be a short review of past trainings and also new information shared on “Intruder Response”.  All members are invited and all ushers, Sunday School teachers and ministry leaders are encouraged to attend one of the sessions.    We pray we never have to use any of the information but we still need to be educated on what to do in an emergency. For more information contact Jim Stolzenburg at 224-2664.  Sign up on the kiosk.

Messiah Meals for the Homeless

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  June 13, 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.  The schedule for May thru August is now posted.  You just need to provide cookies or bars, usually 2-3 dozen.    Please sign up if you can help.

National Day of Prayer – Thursday, May 3rd – There’s Still Some Prayer Openings

Messiah Church will again join in celebrating National Day of Prayer by holding a prayer vigil through the day from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm. Our goal is to have at least one person here in prayer during that time. 

 If we have enough interest, we could extend those times. There will be materials provided for those who wish to use them, otherwise, just come and pray as you wish for whatever is on your mind or in your heart.  Sign up on the kiosk in the Gathering Space. If there is already someone signed up for a time that works for you, sign up also.  It’s great to have more people praying at the same time. If you have any questions,  please contact Clyde Nyhus at 516-4926, or email:

Trusting God for a Lifetime Bible Study

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

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.

The Messiah Preschool is again offering three super fun and educational Summer Day Camp sessions.

 The dates are June 11-14, June 25-28 and July 23-26 from 9:00-noon. Click here for more information and to register! Summer Camp Flyer 2018     Summer Camp 2018 Registration Form  

Racial Justice Team Information

The next MOSES meeting is scheduled for Sunday, May 6th from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m.  Messiah’s Racial Justice Team would like to invite the Messiah Community to join us in the Community Room to learn more about the MOSES mission.  This event will replace the Messiah Racial Justice Team monthly meeting.

Divine Yoga Continues!

Class continues through Tuesday, May 22, 5:30-6:45 pm in the Community Room. The class is led by Leanne Widen. This session focuses on  Chakra system.  This is a free yoga practice. However, good will donations will be forwarded to Reach-A-Child organization. Please bring an open and willing mind, heart and 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.  For information email:

Take a Hike!…..SAM Style Monday, April 30, 9:30 am (rain date Wednesday, May 2)

Let’s take a hike 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 two 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 at 9:30 AM and take the sidewalk to the entrance to the 1/2 mile Tom George Greenway-Heritage Prairie Trail, which goes through woods and grassy areas.  We’ll do that loop and return to the church 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 register with Walt & Barb Herrod at 608-318-2129 or…and save the date for our next walk on Wednesday, May 23rd (rain date May 24th), location to be determined.

SAM Last Luncheon Date for the Season  

We will conclude our potluck season on May 30th when the Social Hall will literally become a zoo! So mark your calendar!

SAM Women’s Lunch Bunch May Date: 

After a success first luncheon, the next Lunch Bunch gathering is scheduled for Wednesday, May 9th at 11:30 am.  The group will head to the Market Street Diner located at 

110 Market Street in Sun Prairie.   Sign up on the kiosk by Sunday, May 6th.   If you want to check the menu, their website is: For more information  contact Janet Alfonso at or call the church office at 222-3833.

Check out the SAM April-June Newsletter  SAM April-June Newsletter 2018

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 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.  If you are interested in getting involved with Kennedy as a volunteer, please contact Sandra Allen at (651) 307-2831 or email: Chriswiss37@yahoo.coom 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.