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Messiah Lutheran Church

Messiah Lutheran Church

Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ
40 Houbolt Road
Joliet, IL 60431

Messiah Lutheran Church is a large church located in Joliet, IL. Our church was founded in x and is associated with the Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC).
 

What to Expect at Messiah Lutheran Church

Messiah Lutheran Church offers 3 weekend worship services.

Leaders:

David Nygard, Senior Pastor
Kurt Hoover, Associate Pastor
Dave Stier, Youth Pastor

Service Times:

Sunday 8:00am
Sunday 9:30am
Sunday 11:00am
Wednesday 7:15pm

Service Details

  • Informal or casual attire most common
  • Contemporary service, blended service, and traditional service
  • Printed worship bulletin
  • Communion
  • Congregational readings
  • Altar call or invitation
  • Location: Will County
  • Parking: Private lot
  • Saturday evening service: No
  • Multi-site church: No
  • Primary language used: English

Ministries and Programs

  • Nursery
  • Children's ministry
  • Youth or teen ministry
  • Weekly small groups
  • Adult education
  • Missions
  • Counseling services
  • Young adult ministry
  • Men/women's ministry
  • Choir
  • Weekday preschool
  • Community service
  • Senior adult ministry
  • Recovery group
  • Weddings/receptions
  • Funerals
  • Other ministries and programs: AWANA

Additional Info About Our Church

We are members of the LCMC (Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ). Our congregation has served the Joliet area for over one hundred years with traditional beliefs and worship styles but we love to worship and serve God in a variety of formats and opportunities to encourage everyone to explore and express their faith wholeheartedly. Half of our members grew up Lutheran. A fourth were originally Catholic while the other fourth came from Bible churches. We love to learn from each other. Originally a Scandinavian Lutheran congregation, we are now a church of many ethnic and cultural backgrounds. We are evangelical, Bible based, Christ centered and family oriented.

Mission:

We teach that Jesus Christ was crucified for our sins. There's nothing that we can do to earn our salvation or to deserve God's presence in our lives. The gift of God's love and mercy is a gift that anyone can receive through baptism, a repentant heart and a prayer of invitation asking Jesus to be his/her Lord and Savior.

We practice two Sacraments; Baptism and the Lord's Supper as the means of Grace. We baptize infants and children, teenagers and adults in obedience to the Lord's Command. We then encourage every individual to take classes, worship regularly and to pray with repentance every day.

We encourage every believer to build a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. He is the one way to God the Father. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. We build a relationship with Jesus like we build a relationship with anyone: we spend time in his house, we love the people that he loves, we let what is important to him become important to us, we talk to him about everything, we ask his forgiveness when we sin or make mistakes, and we read his love letter (the Bible) daily.

Vision:

We proclaim Christ crucified and Jesus raised from the dead. We believe in the Tri-une God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Our Lutheranism is founded on the Book of Concord, Luther's Small Catechism, the Augsburg Confession and the three great Creeds: The Apostles' Creed, The Nicene Creed and the Athanasian Creed. We believe there is Truth. We fear and enjoy the consequences of our actions in the reality that God has created and made known to us. A mysterious reality that governs our lives and is outside of our control. We do not define truth, Truth defines us. We believe the Bible to be the inspired Word of God and the closest picture of that universal Truth this side of death. We practice two sacraments: Baptism and the Lord's Supper. We believe that we are saved by Faith alone, Grace alone and God's Word alone. We recognize that we are part of the Lutheran Christian church and all Christian denominations around the world. We support them in prayer, gifts, fellowship and mission. We encourage every believer to be faithful in worship, generous in giving, regular in receiving the Lord's Supper and free in volunteering time, talent and faith. We teach that every person can have a personal faith relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord.

Purpose:

We celebrate the gifts, abilities and insights of every believer. We enable our members to use their talents in our congregation and the community. We train leaders and volunteers to use their skills and their faith to make Jesus known to all who seek him. We expect our members to welcome strangers and to get to know the people in the next pew. We depend upon the prayers, regular financial gifts and volunteerism of our members to make our ministry effective and an honor to the Lord. We are active in the Joliet area community and the world through our gifts, time and prayer. We actively support missionaries, maternity homes, orphanages, homeless ministries and emergency needs as they happen around us. We love, teach and support families. You can find many ways to use your talents and faith at Messiah Lutheran.

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