Weekly News for May 15, 2022 – May 22, 2022

Here’s the latest Messiah Newsletter: 2022 May Column
Click Here for Worship Server Schedule for  May.

Worship Service Time Change

Memorial Day Weekend (May 28 – 29) the time of the second service on Sunday will change from 10:30am to to 10:00am.  This will continue all summer thru Labor Day.

Mountains of Food

May is our month to support the area food pantries. This year, we will be supporting St. Stephen’s & St. Mark’s Food Pantries. 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 7th. Please make checks payable to Messiah, with Mountains of Food in the memo line. If you contribute by cash, please include your name on the envelope.

                                                  Thank you in advance for your support!

Care Net’s Elizabeth House

We are taking a collection for Care Net’s Elizabeth House from Mother’s Day through Father’s Day during their Baby Bottle Campaign.

The Elizabeth House is a refuge to single, expectant women who need a safe place to stay until they are self-sufficient and ready to live on their own.  They can stay their 8 to 12 months at no cost while they take parenting classes, build resources by learning how to budget, find a job or go to school, and making friends and creating a community.

Please help us help them.  Donations can be made online, or checks can be made out to Messiah with Elizabeth House in memo line. You can mail checks to church, drop them in mail drop box or put them in the offering plate. The Gundlach fund will match all donations that are sent in this way.  Thank you in advance for your donations.

For more information about Elizabeth House please watch the following videos:

My Life Began

First Care Clinic Buzzed into Madison

Messiah-Gunderson Blood Drive

A very special thank you to the 62 presenting donors who came to Messiah to donate blood.  Fifty four (54) total units of blood were collected for the Red Cross. We exceeded our goal by 14 units. We had 10 Power Reds, and 7 First Time Donors.  This drive alone will impact as many as 162 lives!

Ladies Lunch Bunch

We will be meeting on Wednesday, June 8h at 11:30 am at Rex’s Innkeeper, 301 North Century Ave, Waunakee.  Please sign up on the kiosk. If you have any questions, please call Claire at 920-319-6731 or Mary at 608-716-4600.

YOW News

Summer 2022 Mission Trip

for Youth in Grades 8-12, July 24-29

All youth, in grades 8-12, are encouraged to join us for the summer mission trip. We are planning to serve in St. Louis, Missouri. These trips are a wonderful opportunity to build community and to explore service and mission. We also have a lot of fun! The cost is $150. Scholarships are available. For more information about the Mission Trip visit the Youth-Middle/High School webpage.

2022 Altar Flower Sign-Up – We still have a few openings in May and June!!

Please sign-up for the date(s) you would like to sponsor flowers for worship in 2022 by calling the office at 608-222-3833 or contact Judy via Email: ourchurch@messiah church.com.  Please include your phone number, any special colors you might want, and what you would like included in the bulletin. The cost is $35 for each date. If you would like to have the flowers you have sponsored, you can pick them up at church on Monday.

Sunday School

Sunday School event on Sunday, May 22.

Stay tuned to this page over the summer as Sunday School plans for 2022-2023 take shape.

Senior Adult Ministry (SAM)
Wednesday, May 25, 12:00 Potluck and Program

The Promised Band will be back to provide an afternoon of wonderful music. Today concludes our monthly meetings. We will start up again in the fall with the monthly meetings.

For more information on other hikes and programs, please check out the SAM page on Messiah’s website.

If you are 55 or older, please join us as this is your Messiah group. Questions? Email Keith at adultministry@messiahchurch.com

SAM Volunteers Needed to Label Cans – May 20, June 3, and June 17

Second Harvest Food Bank is opening up their operations further and they have asked us to place labels on canned goods every other Friday from 12:30-3:30 pm. This is a project where we sit and visit as we label cans. It is a great way to meet Messiah people and help the food bank all at the same time. Bring your neighbor, friend, another family member. It is all for a good cause. To sign up, send an email to adultministry@messiahchurch.com

Hike Season is Here

 Pope  Farm Conservancy – Monday, June 6

7440 West Old Sauk Road, Verona, WI 53593

Perhaps you attended Sunflower Days here in the past.  This is a pleasant walk at the perimeter of the property, along open fields, so consider using sunscreen and wearing a hat.  You might want to carry a water bottle.  There are a couple of places that go uphill for a bit, but you shouldn’t have to work too hard to reach the spot where the mowed trail levels off. The views are pretty.  This is a new place for our group to explore.

We’ll depart the Messiah parking lot at 9:30 am, so get there a little before that.  Google says it will take 26 minutes via the Beltline and Exit 253 for Old Sauk Rd.  Our car holds three passengers, so if there are more people we’ll need additional drivers leaving from Messiah.  Or you can meet us at Pope Farm and we’ll get there as close to 10:00 am as possible. Tell us your preference when you register.  When you get to Pope Farm there is a parking lot just inside the entrance, and a gate to an upper parking lot that is open

Kennedy Adopt A School Winter Needs!

Donations can be brought to Messiah and placed in the Kennedy School bin in the collection area by the Community Room.

If you would like to donate, but are unable to shop, a monetary donation would be welcomed. Please make a check out to Messiah, on the memo line specifying Kennedy School clothing. If you have questions, contact Paula at pauladarr@gmail.com.

Dates below are for the START of your mowing week.

                                                    May 16 – Clyde Nyhus, Charlie Eastman, Keith Schlesinger

                                                    May 23 – Paul Hoel, Kay Hoel, Don Chisman

                                                    May 30 – Clyde Tunak, Holly Tunak, Peter Winger

Racial Justice Resource Information

For more information on the ELCA and Racial Justice, please check out this link.