Saturday, July 13, 5:00 pm

Greeter  Phil & Char Lawler   Reader  Tricia Schneider   Communion  Phil & Char Lawler, Sue Meng, Kelli Weisinger   Ushers  Jim & Elaine McNeil, Robb & Melissa Remiker, Musician  Amy Ziebell   Vocalists   Clyde Nyhus, Cara Musick, Mike Digman, Dave Down, Donna Buchert

Sunday, July 14, 8:15 am

Greeter  Jim Alsmo   Reader  Griffin Jones   Communion  Janet Alfonso, Judy Misfeldt, Naoma Michaelis, Glenn Schmitz   Ushers  Tom Green, Carl Burhop, Paul Hoel, Lamont Liefke, Larry Jones   Musician  Marian Korth   Vocalists  Clyde Nyhus, Brynn Schulte

Sunday, July 14, 10:00 am

Greeter  Jim Olson & Janet Woider   Reader  Carla Fears   Communion  Lee Nelson, Julie Neppl, Jim Olson, Janet Woider   Ushers  Ray & Kathy Robinson, Bonnie & Ed Maas, Diane Sersland   Musician  Jonathan Thornton   Vocalists  Clyde Nyhus, Brynn Schulte, Celebrate Group

Weekly News for July 15-21, 2019

July Worship Volunteer Schedule

For Family Ministry updates:  ClickHere!

To enhance your devotion life during the week click here for this week’s Taking Faith Home: Week of July 14th

Please Sign up on the kiosk for the following:

  • Volunteers in Prayer – The July 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 July schedule is now posted and has openings.  Sign up if you can help! 
Habitat for Humanity

There’s still time to sign up! If you have some time during the week of July 15-19th, to help a family near Baraboo please sign up on the kiosk and you will be contacted with further details.  For more information contact Jim Stolzenburg, (608) 224-2664

Mallards Game & Kids from Wisconsin Ticket Pickup Dates

For those of you who ordered tickets for either Messiah Night at the Ballpark (July 18) or Kids from Wisconsin (August 16), tickets will be in an envelope with your name on it and the envelopes will be on the table closest to the door in the gathering area on these dates….

Messiah Night at the Ballpark— July 13-14

Kids from Wisconsin—August 3-4 and August 10-11

Ushers Needed

We are in need of additional ushers for the 5:00 pm and 10:00 am services.  If you can help, please contact the office at 222-3833 or by email:

Backpack and School Supplies Collection 

We’ll begin collecting the weekend of July 20 & 21 to benefit local eastside schools as in the past.  You will find a list of the needed school supplies on the table in the Gathering Space. Bins for donations will be located in the Gathering Space. Pam Aldrich and Sandra Allen will again coordinate this effort for us. Last year we collected 170 (118 in 2017) backpacks! For questions contact:  p-taldrich@ or  Backpacks are delivered in August.   Thank you to everyone who has donated backpacks and supplies in the past!

Pastor Jeff’s Birthday Reception

A celebration for Pastor Jeff’s 60th Birthday will be held between services on Sunday, July 28th.  Join in a simple celebration of  coffee, cake and treats  in the Gathering Space!

No Fear All Fun Trail Run is Happening in August!!

Saturday, August 10th, Lake Farm County Park. The run was created in memory of Michael Neill, a member of Messiah and a High School Cross Country runner who was killed in an automobile accident two days before the start of the 2017-2018 school-year. Michael loved being part of such a great sport but also really enjoyed helping younger kids. The purpose of this race is to raise money for the Sennett and Whitehorse Middle School Running Clubs. For more information check the website: or check the kiosk.

Racial Justice News

Special Note! Monthly MOSES meetings happen on the first Sunday of the month beginning at 2:30 p.m. (coffee at 2:00).  If you were not able to attend the last MOSES meeting click here to review the minutes:2019-06-02 MOSES General Meeting Minutes

Racial Justice Fact: Almost half of African American children in the state live in poverty. Black children are 3.8 times as likely as white children to live in poverty in Wisconsin.

Moving Help Needed for Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership Development

Nehemiah has a lot of organizational projects that need to be done around the office and a lot of staff who are already struggling to keep up.  If you can lend a hand, you’d be enabling our staff to be more productive in all the important work they do! Next week, July 15-19, we need volunteers to come to Nehemiah anytime between 10:00-4:00.  Tasks include: Moving boxes from the office to the garage and organizing, Moving boxes from the office to Fountain of Life storage, Organizing files and the K-12 cabinet in the garage, Curriculum organization, Help leveling the garden and preparation for planting

Realizing that many of you have regular day jobs, we know that this is difficult timing.  But if you know of any middle/high school kids who need some volunteering experience, this would be great for them, too!  Any amount of time that can be donated to the project is very appreciated. If you or anyone you know might be interested, email with approximate times you/they would be able to come in.  And, please feel free to share this email to your trusted networks. Marie Stolzenburg, Director of Mobilization, Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership Development, Office: (608) 257-2453 ext. 229, Cell: (207) 233-3245,

Fightback – Women’s Self Defense Class

“Female Fightback” is a self defense course designed specifically for the attacks that happen against women and has been taught all over the world. The class is being offered at the Monona State Bank, 341 W. Cottage Grove Road, Cottage Grove on Saturday, September 21 from 9:00-4:00 p.m.  For more information call Sue Meng at 608-839-4277 or click here: Self Defense Class

 Kennedy Adopt-A-School Partnership Continues During Summer

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: In fall tutors will again be needed. If you are willing to listen to a student read and improve their reading skills, please contact Kathy Mallach,

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 newsletter: SAM July-Sept Newsletter 2019