Saturday, August 24, 5:00 pm

Greeter  Tricia Schneider   Reader  Lee Schneider   Communion  Elaine Stampfli, Lydia Hoffhein, Kate Mennenga, Leanne Widen   Ushers  Kelli Weisinger, .Jim & Elaine McNeil   Musician  Melissa Vanden Heuvel    Vocalists  Clyde Nyhus, Cara Musick, Mike Digman, Dave Down, Donna Buchert

Sunday, August 25, 8:15 am

Greeter  Emma Godfrey   Reader  Tara Von Dollen   Communion  Diane Iverson, Dawn Olson, Naoma Michaelis, Tara Von Dollen   Ushers  Mike & Kristie Palovcsik, Kim Dietzman, Myron & Beverly Rotar   Musician  Marian Korth   Vocalists  Clyde Nyhus, Brynn Schulte

Sunday, August 25, 10:00 am

Greeter  Ed & Bonnie Maas   Reader  Joe Schraven   Communion  Jim Olson, Janet Woider, Norene Shultis, Joe Schraven   Ushers  Phil &  Kathie Kingston, Glori Laundrie, Pat & Judith Goldschmidt   Musician  Melissa Vanden Heuvel   Vocalists  Clyde Nyhus, Brynn Schulte, Celebrate Group

Weekly News for August 26-Sept 1, 2019

Worship Volunteer Schedule Aug-3 to Sept 1

2019 August Column

For Family Ministry updates:  ClickHere!

To enhance your devotion life during the week click here for this week’s Taking Faith Home: Week of August 25

  • Volunteers in Prayer – The August 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 August-December schedule is now posted and has openings.  Sign up if you can help!
  • Homeless Meal  The sign up sheet is on the kiosk for the October and December meals.
Remember the second service moves from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 8th! 
Women’s Book Study, Carry on Warrior

Messiah member, Paula Kedzie, is inviting Messiah women to attend a book study beginning Sunday, September 29th at 9:30 am in the Social Hall.  This will be an ongoing book study.  Some of the authors might include Rachel Held Evans, Marcus Borg, Anthony Coleman, and Brene Brown.  In “Carry On Warrior: The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life” Glennon talks openly about her problems with her mental health, alcoholism, her struggles with parenting, etc. She was encouraged to share her story with her whole church and she realized that she was good at it. Sharing her story helped others share their stories too. The cost of the book is $10, checks payable to Messiah Church.  Sign up on the kiosk to be a part of this great study.

One Year to Live Men’s Retreat Sept 13-15, MacKenzie Center, Poynette, Wisconsin

Messiah Member, Scott De Broux attended this retreat a couple years ago and  it was an awesome spiritual experience to become a part of this brotherhood.  This is a great retreat for any man that wants to strengthen his faith and become a better person. Scott will be a staff member for this retreat and hopes some Messiah men will  join him on this journey of self-discovery! For questions contact Scott at  or phone: (608) 535-0133. Registration forms are on the kiosk.

Backpack and School Supplies Collection 

Thank you to everyone who generously gave to the backpack/school supply collection.  We were able to provide 180 backpacks to the following schools/charities: Kennedy, Elvehjem, Glendale, Schenk, Lakeview, Dais, Salvation Army and The Road Home.  A special thank you to Pam Aldrich and Sandra Allen who coordinated the project and packed all those backpacks along with delivering them to the local schools. Thank you to Diane Iverson for delivering the backpacks to The Road Home.

MOSES Updates:   

The minutes of the August 4th MOSES meeting can be viewed here: 2019-08-04 MOSES General Meeting Minutes.  

The most recent MOSES Newsletter is available, click here: MOSES Newsletter July-August

Racial Justice Event-Save the Date

Messiah Racial Justice Team will have an event with Frank Davis from MOSES presenting between services on Sunday ,September 22nd, 9:30-10:30 in the Social Hall in the lower level.  For more information contact Tracy Frank at 608-220-7999 or email:

There is a Racial Justice Summit happening October 15 & 16th at the Monona Terrace.  Click here for more information:Racial Justice Summit

Racial Justice Fact – The U.S. locks up more people per capita than any other nation in the world, at the staggering rate of 698/100,000 residents- 2.3 million people or 0.7% of its population.  Wisconsin averages the same rate of incarceration.  In comparison the UK incarcerates 139/100,000 residents.

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,

Ladies Lunch Bunch

The next Ladies Lunch Bunch date is Wednesday, September 11 at 11:30 am at the Imperial Garden located at 2039 Allen Blvd., Middleton. Sign up by Sunday, September 8th on the kiosk. Attendance is limited to 28.

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. Our current production dates are  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