Saturday, May 25, 5:00 pm

Greeter  Steve & Denise Cheramy   Reader  Kelli Weisinger   Communion  Kelli Weisinger, Val Roman, Elaine McNeil   Ushers  Jim McNeil, Val Roman   Musician  Melissa Vanden Heuvel   Vocalists  Clyde Nyhus, Cara Musick, Mike Digman, Donna Buchert

Sunday, May 26, 8:15 am

Greeter  Steve & Sandy Tiedt   Reader  Sandy Tiedt  Communion  Peggy Finnegan, Janet Alfonso, Diane Iverson, Naoma Michaelis   Ushers   Tim Ryan, Chip Plummer, Keith Schlesinger, Lynn & Jerry Brandt   Musician  Marian Korth  Vocalists  Clyde Nyhus, Brynn Schulte

Sunday, May 26, 10:00 am

Greeter  Paul, Jo & Jeremy Vanderbloemen   Reader  Gloria Laundrie   Communion  Donna Jensen, Jim Pofahl, Lee Nelson, Julie Neppl   Ushers   Jim & LouAnn Miller, Judy Zielke & Leon Wilson, Romni Pullen   Musician  Melissa Vanden Heuvel   Vocalists  Clyde Nyhus, Brynn Schulte, Celebrate Group

Weekly News for May 27-June 2, 2019

2019 May Column

May Worship Assistants

For Family Ministry updates:  ClickHere!

To enhance your devotion life during the week click here for this week’s Taking Faith Home: Week of May 26

Please Sign up on the kiosk for the following:
  • Volunteers in Prayer – The June 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 May-July schedule is now posted and has openings.  Sign up if you can help!  
  • Homeless MealThe schedule for the June meal is on the kiosk.  Please help by signing up to cook and/or serve.  
Church Policy

Just a reminder – we’re coming into graduation party and summer picnic season.  In the past we have had members ask if they could borrow tables, chairs, Nesco roasters, coffee makers, etc.  This is just a reminder that it’s a Council policy that we do not lend out any Messiah equipment or furnishings.  There are a number of rental businesses in Madison and they can certainly help you with your party needs.  Thank you – Glenn Schmitz, Council President

Mountain of Food Donations

May is our month to support the St. Stephen’s Food Pantry in Monona. Jim Alsmo and Dee Scwoegler co-chair this food donation. The need is great, and Messiah has been very generous in supporting this local food effort. All contributions will be matched by the Gundlach Family Fund.  Special envelopes will be in the pew card racks, beginning May 4th. Please make checks payable to Messiah. If you contribute by cash, please include your name on the envelope.   Thank you in advance for your support!

Preschool Summer Camps

Preschool summer camps are back for ages 3-6. Register for one week, or all 3. Each week is $120. The camps include:

June 24-27: Watch it Grow, July 15-18: Wacky and Wonderful Art & Science, July 22-25: Kids in the Kitchen

Camps will be held Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at Messiah Preschool and include daily: nutritious snack, art projects and other fun activities based on the camp theme. Camp teachers include Tracy Tiedeman and Bobbie Rogers, Director. Visit for registration forms or email: for more information.

Save the Date

The June Congregational meeting will be held Sunday, June 16th at 9:30 am in the Community Room. Plan to attend to hear the recommendations from the Long Range Planning process.

Racial Justice News

Special Note! Starting in May, monthly MOSES meetings will be on the first Sunday of the month beginning at 2:30 p.m. (coffee at 2:00).

Future Racial Equity Ministry Learning Events! Sundays from 4:00 – 6:00 pm at New Life Church – 7564 Cottage Grove Road, Madison.  Dates & Topics include:

  June 7:  Dr. Pamela Oliver (Professor of Sociology at UW-Madison) will present on racial disparities and collective action movements

Light refreshments will be served. No registration necessary. Just come! All at New Life Church  7564 Cottage Grove Road Sunday afternoons from 4:00  6:00 pm

Sunday, June 3 – Community Conversation

For people who are held in jail before trial, even a short stay can mean lost income or employment and family disruption—closing the door on future opportunities. What is Pretrial Justice? What do bail and pretrial look like nationally and locally? Join national and local leaders to discuss pretrial justice at a community conversation. Click here for more information: Community Conversation Information

A Hosting Opportunity

MK Education Services is looking for families to host students from Spain in your home from June 28-July 25th. It’s an amazing experience to expose your family to a different culture and language. More information is on the kiosk or contact:

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 is at the Norske Nook in Deforest,  on Wednesday, June 12, at 11:30 a.m.  Sign up on the kiosk, limit is 25 so don’t wait!  If you sign up and then have a conflict, please contact Janet Alfonso at 608-221-1040 so someone else from the waiting list can enjoy the luncheon.

May Luncheon Potluck

Our potluck season will come to a close on May 29th at noon. Please bring a dish to pass, your tableware and a smile!!

Second Harvest Opportunity to Give Back!

SAM Can! is starting up a monthly “give back” partnership program with Second Harvest Food Bank. We will 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 June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20, October 18, 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 newsletterSAM April-June Newsletter 2019