Saturday, June 23, 5:00 pm

Greeter  Karen Polinske   Reader  Melissa Remiker   Communion  Melissa Remiker, Sue Meng, Elaine McNeil   Ushers  Robb Remiker, Linda Meyer, Jim McNeil   Musician  Melissa Vanden Heuvel   Vocalists  Clyde Nyhus, Cara Musick, Donna Buchert, Mike Digman

Sunday, June 24, 8:15 am

Greeter  Shirley Randl   Reader  Cindy McVay   Communion  Naoma Michaelis, Karen Wenger, Mike & Kristie Palovcsik   Ushers   Tim Ryan, Chip Plummer, Keith Schlesinger, Lynn & Jerry Brandt   Musician  Marian Korth   Vocalists  Clyde Nyhus, Brynn Schulte  

Sunday, June 24, 10:00 am

Greeter  Jim Olson & Janet Woider   Reader  Carla Fears  Communion  Jim Olson, Janet Woider, Patty Huseth, Ray Robinson   Ushers   Ray & Kathy Robinson, Bonnie & Ed Maas, Diane Sersland, Anne Benishek-Clark   Musician  Melissa Vanden Heuvel    Vocalists  Clyde Nyhus, Brynn Schulte, Celebrate Group

Weekly News for June 25-July 1, 2018

June Column

June Worship Assistants

For Family Ministry updates:  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:   June 24 2018
Care Net Collection

The Care Net collection ended last week. If you haven’t returned your baby bottle, please return it to the church office by next Sunday, July 1st.

Thank you for your support!

Waking Up White Book Study

The study meets July 17 & 31, 6:00-8:00 pm, to discuss the book written by Debby Irving. For 25 years Debby sensed racial tensions in her personal and professional  relationships. Read about her “aha” moment that launched an adventure of discovery and insight that drastically shifted her worldview and upended her life plan. There’s no cost for the study, sign up on the kiosk.  Our supply of books are gone, anyone still interested in joining the study will need to purchase their own book.  Assignments: Read Chapters 1-20 by July 17 and Chapters 21-46 by July 31st. For more information contact at 608-220-7999 or jtracyfrank@me.com.

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. We especially need treat providers for July and August.

Next Racial Equity Ministry Event: 

 “The Realities of Incarceration” –  Presented by Jail Chaplain Christa Fisher on Sunday, June 24 – Time:  4:00 – 6:00 pm at New Life Church, 7564 Cottage Grove Road – Madison

 Free will offering accepted. Wish you could have attended past events?  You will find videos of previous presentations on the synod website.  Topics include:

  •  Journey of Immigration & Citizenship: A Personal Story
  • The River of Struggle: Black Life in the Americas
  • AMMPARO: Accompanying Migrant Minors with Protection, Advocacy, Representation & Opportunities.

Visit the synod website for resources and video links on this important topic!   http://scsw-elca.org/ministries-and-partners/racial-equity/

 Jail Ministry Wish List 

Messiah is involved in a number of ministries to help those who are in great need of items and support.  The three greatest needs right now are: Colored Pencils (no erasers), blank note cards and postage stamps. Items can be dropped in the donation bin marked Jail Ministry by the Community Room.  

Messiah Night at the Duck Pond
July 26 is Messiah Night at the Duck Pond. While sponsored by SAM, the event is open to ALL Messiah members and friends!  You’ll hear our choir sing the national anthem followed by Pastor Jeff’s “first pitch”. $31.00 includes  game ticket (we have stadium AND picnic table seats!), all the food you can eat DURING the game and three drink tabs for alcoholic drinks. Pepsi and water also available.  The deadline for purchasing tickets is Sunday, July 8th.  Click here for the order form.  Mallards Game Ticket Order Form
Kids from Wisconsin 50th Anniversary Show

Join Messiah’s Senior Adult Ministry (SAM) for the Kids from Wisconsin 50th Anniversary Show, on Friday, August 17, Show Time  7:00 pm at the Monona Grove High School.  Cost is just $12 per person for the show!  Order forms available on the kiosk or click here: Kids from Wisconsin–2018 . Invite your friends, to enjoy the show and great fellowship!!!

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

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, www.messiahchurch.com.  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 preschool@messiahchurch.com for more information.

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

 The dates are 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  

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 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.