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.

Complete by  _____
Thanks to _____
Assemble Playground Equipment
A new piece of playground equipment needs to be assembled and installed.  Please contact Susan to be a part of this adults-only, team project.
Jacques & Lynne Jarman

Ed Lamberton

John & Cindy Slaughter

Dave Seeger
apply NO PARKING stencil to yellow curb -- paint and stencil are available
June 1 2019
Oil Exterior Door Frames
apply coating of WD40 to exterior door frames for protection and glossiness
July 1, 2019
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!
June 1, 2019
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.
Girl Scouts
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?
June 30, 2019
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
June 15, 2019
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!
July 1, 2019

Landscape Project at Entrance Area

On Wednesday May 8, work began on this project!  The large tree stump and all of the failing wood timbers have been removed.  Three levels of planting beds are taking shape.  Currently, the stones for the retaining wall are in driveway to the right of the steps.  Please use caution when driving in the parking lot.  Please also avoid the sidewalk directly in front of the construction zone.  We anticipate that this project will be completed by next week (May 17), weather permitting.

Through April, ~$5500 has been contributed towards the completion of this project.  Thank you!  We do still have a way to go as the cost of this project is $16,500.  Please prayerfully consider making an additional donation towards the completion of this project.

Future plans might include the left side of the steps and the ramp and entrance area to the preschool/Sunday school.  These will be planned as funding becomes available.

Please pray for a safe and effective completion of this large project.

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 yellow 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.

Posted on: May 12th, 2019 by Susan Wollman

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