Worship Assistants for June 24-25

SATURDAY – June 24,  5:00 pm   Greeters: Elaine & Jim McNeil  Reader: Cara Musick   Communion Assistants: Elaine McNeil, one needed  Ushers: Elaine & Jim McNeil  Musician: Jonathan Thornton  Vocalists: Clyde Nyhus, Cara Musick

SUNDAY – June 25,  8:15 am  Greeters: Sharon & Tim Ryan  Reader: Peggy Finnegan  Communion Assistants: Lynn & Jerry Brandt, Sharon Ryan  Usher Team 7: Bonnie & Charlie Eastman, Bill Gingher, Harley Schmidt, Virgil Simley, Donald Tjugum  Musician: Marian Korth  Vocalists: Clyde Nyhus, Brynn Schulte

SUNDAY – June 25,  10:00 am  Greeters: Denise & Jamie Feivor  Reader: Trisha Tully  Communion Assistants: Donna Jensen, Peggy Ladwig, Norene Shultis  Usher Team D: Jim Olson & Janet Woider, Dwight Paulson, Doris & Richard Shropshire  Musician: Jonathan Thornton  Vocalists: Clyde Nyhus, Brynn Schulte, Celebrate Group

Weekly News for June 22, 2017

Download the monthly church newsletter here (pdf):  2017 June Column

Worship Service Time Change to 10:00 am. During the summer months, our 10:30 am worship service time moves to 10:00 am. We will return to 10:30 am on September 10.


Summer Travel As you travel and visit other places, please share with your Messiah family where you have worshiped. There is a sheet on the Kiosk to add the name of where you worshiped, and your name. Also on the Kiosk, please take a copy of the Summer Travel Blessing, to keep with you and pray as you travel:  O God, whose glory fills the whole creation, and whose presence we find wherever we go: Preserve those who travel: surround them with your loving care; protect them from every danger; and bring them safely to their journey’s end; Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. As you travel, please worship with Messiah through our  Live Worship Stream on the website at 5:00 pm Saturday, and 8:15 and 10:00 am on Sunday. Safe and joyful travels!

Church Council Members and Officers 2017-2018

 Glenn Schmitz, President (608) 469-2672
 Kate Mennenga, Vice Pres. (608) 839-3947
 Glori Laundrie, Secretary (608) 222-2866
 Tim Coulthart, Treasurer (608) 222-0503
 Janet Alfonso (608) 221-1040
 Mike Palovcsik (608) 310-4371
 Kay Peterson (608) 222-5977
 Carla Fears (608) 222-4446
 Holly Tunak (608) 206-3479
 Jacob Wagner (608) 239-0967

Mowing Team for the week ending July 1, Team 12: Tim Ryan, Keith Schlesinger, Chip Plummer, Howie Hanold.

All Messiah Day at the Ballpark, Thursday, July 13 Information and ticket order forms are on the Kiosk. Come for a tailgate party before the game, and enjoy watching Messiah’s own choir sing the National Anthem before the game begins! All ages welcome at this Messiah family event. Tailgate begins at 5:30 pm. Reserved stadium seat, all you can eat ballpark food: hot dogs, brats, burgers, cranberry walnut chicken salad sandwiches, chips, potato salad, coleslaw, soda for $20. All these food items plus beer for $25. Keith for information. Order forms due Thursday,  June 29.

SAM Senior Adult Ministry is offering Dinner and Kids from Wisconsin Show on Tuesday, August 15. Email Keith or call: 608-221-0060, to purchase tickets. $15 each for the show, dinner at a local restaurant (not included in ticket price).

Socks for Saints We will again collect and distribute at Christmas adult size socks for men and women at the Triangle Ministry. Please watch for sales this summer, and leave your donations in the St. Stephen’s Food Pantry bin in the hallway.

The Road Home  We collect the following for the Road Home: baby wipes, diapers, cleaning supplies, paper towels, toilet paper, shampoo, lotion, deodorant. Please place in our labeled collection bin at Messiah.

Backpack and School Supplies Collection We will begin our annual collection July 1. You will find lists of the needed school supplies on the Kiosk, and below. Bins for donations will be located in the Gathering Space. Sandra Allen will again coordinate this effort for us.

Supplies Needed:

Solid Color Pocket Folders – Varied Colors

Wide-ruled 1-subject Spiral Notebooks

Composition Notebooks  |  Wide-ruled loose leaf paper (pkg)

Pencil Boxes  |  #2 Lead Pencils  |  Erasers  |  Pencil Sharpeners

Crayons (package of 24)  |  Scissors (blunt-tip)  |  Backpacks

Washable Crayola Markers (thick or thin tip)  |  Colored Pencils

Glue sticks (washable)  |  Elmer’s Glue  |  Ruler (in/centimeter)

Post-it Notes  |  Highlighters  |  3×5 Index Cards

Online Photo Directory We are working on completing the Online Member Photo Directory this summer. If you were unable to attend the first photography session here, please email Annette an electronic file of your photo to include in the Directory. We will schedule another weekend of photos taken at Messiah in September.

Meals on Wheels Messiah will drive Sundays during June and July. Only one date remaining, July 23, please sign-up on the Kiosk. Sign-up sheets for August and September will be available the first weekend in July.

Habitat for Humanity Baraboo area, July 10-14. You can work one day, two days, or all five, to help build a home. No skill required – we will find you a task! Jim Stolzenburg for information: 608-224-2664, or sign-up on the Kiosk.


Preschool Fall Enrollments Are Full Wait List Only For children who are 3 or 4 years old by Sept. 1, 2017. Morning program 8:30 – 11:30 am. Please visit the Preschool page on our website.

Worship service assistants needed for Saturday nights and Sunday mornings. Greeters: Arrive 15-20 minutes early and welcome people as they come to worship. Readers: Read the First and Second Readings and the Prayers. Communion Assistants: Help serve with Pastor Jeff. Training provided. Please contact Mary Jane Hill, 608-221-1410 for Sunday mornings, and Annette Durkin, 608-222-3833 for Saturday evenings.

Box Tops for Education Over the summer months, please save your box tops for our Adopt-a-School partner, Kennedy Elementary. Here’s how it works: Look for this label on products you purchase, clip and place in an envelope. Indicate the number of labels on the envelope, and bring to the church office. Each label is worth $0.10. The school goal is to collect 20,000 labels.


CHILDREN’S MINISTRY (3 years old – 4th Grade)
Elizabeth Crummy
Children’s Ministry Coordinator
Email: familyministry@messiahchurch.com

Sunday School on recess until September 10

YOUTH MINISTRY (5th – 12th Grade)
Teresa Palumbo,
 Youth Ministry Coordinator. Text to: 608-279-7460, Email: youth@messiahchurch.com

Youth on Mission Trip to Chattanooga, TN July 22-28, where they will serve the community through a Kids’ Club and home improvement projects. Final Planning meeting will be Sunday, June 25 at 9:15 am. Mission Trip send-off and Breakfast will be Saturday, July 22 at 7:30 am. Missioners will return Friday, July 28 at 10:00 pm.

Mini-Golf and Ice Cream Wednesday, June 28, 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Vitense Golf Land and Michael’s Frozen Custard.

Kayaking on Lake Wingra Wednesday, August 16, 6:00-8:00 pm followed by custard at Michael’s Frozen Custard.

Joan E. Shropshire Education Grant Fund

This fund has been created in memory of Joan E. Shropshire, who passed away July 18, 2015.
The Joan E. Shropshire Education Grant Fund has been created to provide a one-time educational assistance grant for those students pursuing higher education from an accredited college, university or technical school commencing in the fall of 2017.

  1. Eligible students must have completed high school and/or received a high school equivalency certificate, such as a GED or related certificate.
  2. In order to be eligible for grant monies, applicant will be required to complete the Joan E. Shropshire Education Grant Fund Application. Form available on Messiah’s website, or from the church office.
  3. In order to qualify, applicant must be a member of Messiah Lutheran Church before January 1st of the year student will be entering school of higher learning.
  4. Applicants must complete Joan E. Shropshire Education Grant Fund Application by August 1st of the year of enrollment in Post-Secondary school.
  5. Applications will be returned to the church Business Manager for review.
  6. Education grant monies are only intended for tuition and/or related course books.
  7. Student must complete one semester before being awarded grant monies.
  8. Student will be required as part of the application process to submit a statement explaining his/her career plans to further education and a statement of faith.
  9. Student must take a minimum of six (6) credits from an accredited university, college or technical school each semester or trimester in order to be eligible for education grant.
  10. Online, web-based courses for credit from an accredited institution of higher learning will be allowed.
  11. Students must provide grade slips to show number of credits obtained for the semester.
  12. Student must successfully complete course work to meet minimum six (6) credit threshold.
  13. All decisions concerning this program and/or student eligibility made by the Messiah Executive Committee of the church council are final. Click here for Application:  Joan E. Shropshire Education Grant Fund Application-2017