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.  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/Scopedeadlinecompleted by _____

Apply NO PARKING stencil to yellow
curb — paint and stencil are available

Remove rust stains from front steps
using a special cleaner (located in the
Fan Room). 
Please do NOT use bleach!
Relocate wayward irises from the new grass area by the Sunday School door and from the terraces to the left of the steps — perhaps relocate to along the tree line near the playground? Or your home?

Weed new terraced planting beds

2 rocking chairs in the nursery are
in need of refinishing and repair.
1 child’s chair is in need of refinishing.
This could be a great project for you
to practice your refinishing skills on!

Stain concrete structure to the left of
the front steps to match the new
landscaping stone

Apply Round-up to emergency
spillway to remove vegetation from
this drainage area

Lighting Project — Everywhere!

We are still in conversation with Smart Lumen — a local lighting company– regarding the Empower Maryland program available through Pepco. Through this program, we are provided financial incentives to upgrade ALL of our lighting to more energy efficient fixtures and bulbs. As of mid-May, we are awaiting the latest proposal to determine how much the incentives amount to and to decide upon participation. The project is expected to cost us ~$12,000 – $15,000 (financed through Pepco at 0% interest over 24 months) for a nearly $45,000 project. This project should provide significant energy savings as well as providing higher quality light throughout the building and outside as well.

Parking Lot Rehabilitation

After delaying the patching and sealing of the parking lot last summer, it is now showing significant wear in high-traffic areas. Proper repair will total ~$39,000. A contractor has been selected but no work can proceed without funding. The uncertainty in finances brought on by the pandemic has placed this project (once again) on hold.

Maintenance Updates 

Posted on: May 18th, 2020 by Susan Wollman

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