Messiah Lutheran Church
13901 Clopper Rd. Germantown, MD 20874
(301) 972-2130


Your Messiah Properties Committee can be reached via email at

Your Messiah Lutheran Church Properties Board is looking for ADVISORS and Board members.  Do you have interest or experience in Plumbing?  Are you excited by Gutters?  Do you enjoy Electrical and Lighting issues?  Perhaps Heating and Cooling is your passion?  Please consider serving as an ADVISOR for the Properties Board.  An ADVISOR does not necessarily complete the work (although that would be great!) but can be a source of information on what work needs to be done and how best to accomplish the work properly and in a timely and cost-effective manner.  If you are interested please see Susan Wollman or email


The table below lists some small projects that may be suitable for a family or one or two individuals to complete.  Please let Susan know if you are planning one of these projects and if you need any materials to complete the project.


Project Scope Complete by  _____ Thanks to _____
Oil Exterior Door Frames apply coating of WD40 to exterior door frames for protection and glossiness November 30, 2018
 Curb apply NO PARKING stencil to yellow curb — paint and stencil are available November 1, 2018
Playground Mulch redistribute mulch in playground area to have adequate protection around and under equipment August 15, 2018 Jarman and Slaughter Families
Remove rust stains from front steps A special cleaner (located in the Fan Room) has been purchased for this task.  Please do NOT use bleach! November 30, 2018
New poster for Germantown Help Your chance to be creative and artistic!  Please use a standard size posterboard so that it can be easily displayed in coat rack area. December 15, 2018
Patch holes in front steps cement patch or concrete repair material needed to fill in a few holes left by old handrails on front steps August 31, 2018 STW and DAW
Stain wooden steps in lower level restrooms two bare wood steps need a coat of the easy-to-apply brown stain (in the Fan room)

steps can be moved or taken outdoors for easier staining

November 30, 2018
Refurbish Chairs in Nursery

2 rocking chairs in the nursery are in need of restoration/refinishing/repair

1 child’s chair is in need of refinishing

This could be a great project for you to practice your refinishing skills on!

January 1, 2019
Clean rubber mats one below water fountain and one in ladies restroom on lower level

both sides need to be scrubbed and dry

November 30, 2018
small-ish tree removal a deciduous tree is growing in the middle of our pine tree at the edge of the parking lot

Can you rescue our pine tree?

November 30, 2018
Flower bed refresh several of our flower beds are in need of trimming/pruning and general tidying before winter — yard waste bags are in the Fan Room on the lower level

  1.  narrow flower bed outside Sunday School entrance
  2. area along ramp to lower level
  3. along sidewalk to the left of main stairs
  4. Right side of main stairs

November 15, 2018



Recycling Reminders

There are two large recycling bins on each level to facilitate our compliance with Montgomery County recycling regulations.  On the upper level, in the mail room there is a blue one for mixed paper (paper and cardboard) and a green one for co-mingled containers (glass, metal and plastic).  On the lower level, in the kitchen there is a blue one for mixed paper (paper and cardboard) and a green one for co-mingled containers (glass, metal and plastic).   Reminder:  these bins are for recyclable items only and no food or drink or trash should be placed in them.  

We do not have a recycling removal service.  Please consider taking home some of our recycling and adding it to your recycling bins when you are at church.  Thank you.


Upper Level Smoke Detectors  

Currently, we do not have smoke detectors on the upper level of our building.  Many, if not most, churches do not have smoke detectors in their sanctuaries due to the high ceilings.  However, some concerns about the education and office wing of the upper level remain.  Estimates for installing a set of hard-wired, interconnected smoke detectors in these areas are being obtained.


Gutter Cleaning and Repairs  

Unfortunately, your Properties Committee was unable to obtain all of the estimates planned for to have the sanctuary gutters cleaned and repaired.  This task continues!  Please contact Susan if you would like to help with the planning for this essential project.


Posted on: October 20th, 2018 by Susan Wollman

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