Saturday, January 18, 5:00 pm

Greeter  Marilyn Buechner   Reader  Jeff Stadtmueller   Communion Lee & Tricia Schneider, Richard & Karen Shilts  Ushers  Gemma, Lexie, Ariana, Kayna Griffin, Jennifer Lichtie   Musician  Marian Korth   Vocalists  Clyde Nyhus, Cara Musick, Donna Buchert, Mike Digman, Dave Down, Mim Jacobson

Sunday, January 19, 8:15 am

Greeter  Emma Godfrey   Reader   Corey Randl   Communion Diane Iverson, Linda Olson, Glenn Schmitz, Karen Wenger   Ushers  Jim Alsmo, Tim Coulthart, Ken Gerstner, Leo Sebald   Musician  Dean Gardner   Vocalists  Clyde Nyhus, Brynn Schulte

Sunday, January 19, 10:30 am

Greeter  Tom & Karen Swenson   Reader Jim Pofahl   Communion Debbie Diewald, Carla Fears, Deb Thies, Jim Pofahl   Ushers  Walt Herrod, Lee Nelson, Matt Tully, Paul Vanderbloemen   Musician  Melissa Vanden Heuvel   Vocalists  Clyde Nyhus, Brynn Schulte, Celebrate Group

Weekly News for  January 20-26

Worship Volunteers: January Worship Assistants

January Column

For Family Ministry updates:  ClickHere!

What’s on the Kiosk??
  • Volunteers in Prayer – The January 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. You just need to bring 6 dozen cookies or bars. Plates are available to use in the hospitality kitchen. The schedule for January-April 2020 is on the kiosk.  Please sign up if you can help, especially in January and February!
  • Homeless Meal  The sign up sheets for the February and April 2020 meals are on the kiosk. We could use some more servers for the February 12th meal.
Soda & Sangria February 8, 6:00 pm

Come for the worship service at 5:00, and stay for conversation, treats and beverages!  Save the date for March 14th when Brass Knuckles Brass Quintet with Percussion will be back to entertain us as part of Second Saturday Soda & Sangria!

Save the Date for the Messiah Annual Meeting

Messiah’s Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 26 at 9:15 a.m. in the Community Room.  There’s a lot to discuss and we need your input and approval on the 2020 budget which is included in the January Column newsletter which you should be receiving soon.  Annual reports are available to pick up in the Gathering Space.  We would ask one per family please.

Grace Book /DVD Study

In Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine, Max Lucado calls readers back to consider the abundant richness of God’s offer. It’s an offer to live a changed life, a call to genuine transformation and the courage to see it through. Don’t let grace pass you by. When you let it in, it will rock your world, and change your heart. For this Study we will explore the book “Grace, More than we Deserve / Greater than we Imagine,” by Max Lucado. You can order the book from Amazon for $10.99. Prior to each week you will be asked to read the corresponding text, preparing you for the discussion. The study began Wednesday, January 15th but you can still join the group.  It meets every Wednesday at 10:00 am in the Gathering Space. It’s a 7 week discussion group ending February 26th.  You can purchase your book off Amazon. For more information contact Rich Valenta at

Prayer Shawl Gathering

The next gathering is Monday, January 27 at 3:00 pm.  Meet in the Gathering Space at Messiah. If you knit or crochet, please join us. For questions, contact Kathy Digman:

Racial Environmental Justice Fact:

Only Washington, D.C. ranks behind Wisconsin in terms of racial integration. The WalletHub study defines racial integration as the disparity between white and black Americans in terms of achieving wealth, employment, education, social engagement, and health. Not only did Wisconsin rank low in each one of those categories, but the state also had one of the highest income gaps, as well as the second-highest labor-force participation rate gap. In short, African Americans in Wisconsin are less likely to be employed and more likely to make significantly less money than whites, even when employed. They are also less likely to have a high school diploma than white Wisconsinites.

Click here for the minutes of the January MOSES Meeting:   2020-01-05 Minutes – MOSES General Meeting

 Kennedy Adopt-A-School Partnership Continues 

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

  • Kid size snow pants/boats/mittens
  • Boys athletic pants, size 4T & 5T
  • Girls leggings, size 4T & 5T
  • Health Office needs: boys & girl’s underpants size 4T & 5T; boy’s belts; granola bars & saltine crackers; feminine protection for young girls; hair, ties/combs; chewable ibuprofen & acetaminophen; dental floss.
  • Healthy Snacks: granola bars, goldfish crackers, pretzels, Watch sold by date.
Ladies Lunch Bunch -February 12 at 11:30 a.m.

The next Ladies Lunch Bunch will meet at Buck & Honeys located at 800 W Broadway Monona.  The limit was 18 diners but has been expanded to 24. There are some spaces open so sign up quickly!  There will be a limited menu which will be available soon. For more information, contact Janet Alfonso at 608-221-1040.

SAM  Luncheon, Wednesday, January 29, Noon

Officer Archie, Madison’s newest police K9 dog, will be here with his handler Officer Emily to show some of the many things that K9 dogs do in the line of duty. Please bring a dish to share, your tableware and a few extra items for The Empty Table so we can fill the LaFollette High School pantry for the Christmas season.  Bring a friend!

Second Harvest Opportunity to Give Back!

SAM Can! Each month we “give back” in partnership program with Second Harvest Food Bank. We 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. 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 newsletter:   SAM January-March 2020