Welcome to Messiah Lutheran Church!

Located at the corner of West Southern Avenue and Howard Street in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, a small community nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Allegheny mountains, Messiah Lutheran church is a large congregation of the Upper Susquehanna Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  One of the most recognizable features of our church is the crescent moon on our steeple.  Click on the link below to learn more about its symbolism.

Whether you live in the area, are traveling through, or planning to relocate in north central Pennsylvania, it would be our joy to have you worship with us.

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‘Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness’ (Matthew 4:1). Jesus was anointed by the Spirit at the time of his baptism and then almost immediately, in Matthew’s Gospel, the Spirit drove him into the wilderness. It is a pattern you see frequently in Scripture: exaltation, followed by withdrawal and testing, which in turn equips Jesus for his public work. It is as rhythmic as breathing in and breathing out and this rhythm has been built into the life of the Church. Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday, March 1, opens the door on a period of spring cleansing in preparation for Easter. What kind of preparation is appropriate for Lent, or should we just junk it as incompatible with our busy lifestyles? Lent can be a time for reducing some of the chronic over-stimulation which is so much a part of modern living; a time when we protect ourselves a little more from the daily bombardment of images and stimuli, the pressures which keep us trapped on the surface…So, how will you “Live Lent” this year?
See you in Church, Pastor Josh
Prayer, Meditation and Bible Study is planned for the five Wednesdays during Lent, beginning the wek after Ash Wednesday, March 8. Worship will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel. Please make a commitment to join us for Prayer and the study of Scripture, Wednesday evenings this Lent. Over the course of five weeks we will look at several portions of Luther’s Small Catechism in this 500th anniversary year of the Reformation. During Lent, we are particularly invited to ask “create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.”

Kids in Mission: A Lenten Journey to Easter
Saturday, March 11, 9 A.M. – 12 Noon
Age 4 through Grade 6
Learn the true Story of Easter and how we prepare for Easter Day.
* Soft Pretzel Baking * Service Project * Games * Crafts * Songs
Please return registration forms – available on the web site or at the alley bulletin board – by February 22 to help us prepare.

Click here to learn more about Kids in Mission and to download a registration form.


Daily Bible Readings                                


Sunday – February 19 – Levit. 19:1-2, 9-18; 1 Corinth. 3:10-11, 16-23; Matt. 5:38-48

Monday – February 20 – Psalm 119:57-64; Proverbs 25:11-22; Romans 12:9-21

Tuesday – February 21 – Psalm 119:57-64; Genesis 31:1-3, 17-50; Hebrews 12:14-16

Wednesday – February 22 – Psalm 119:57-64; Proverbs 3:27-35; Luke 18:18-30

Thursday – February 23 – Psalm 2; Exodus 6:2-9; Hebrews 8:1-7

Friday – February 24 – Psalm 2; Exodus 19:9b-25; Hebrews 11:23-28

Saturday – February 25 – Psalm 2; 1 Kings 21:20-29; Mark 9:9-13

Sunday – February 26 – Exodus 24:12-18; 2 Peter 1:16-21; Matt. 17:1-9

Monday – February 27 – Psalm 78:17-20, 52-55; Exodus 33:7-23; Acts 7:30-34

Tuesday – February 28 – Psalm 78:17-20, 52-55; 1 Kings 19:9-18; Romans 11:1-6

Wednesday – March 1 Joel 2:1-2, 12-17; 2 Corin. 5:20b—6:10; Matt. 6:1-6,16-21

Thursday March 2 – salm 51; Jonah 3:1-10; Romans 1:1-7

Friday – March 3 – Psalm 51; Jonah 4:1-10; Romans 1:8-17

Saturday – March 4 – Psalm 51; Isaiah 58:1-12; Matthew 18:1-7

Did you know . . . 

That Camp Mount Luther offers a daily devotional on their web site?  To access it, visit http://cmlfaithformation.weebly.com/first-light

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God loves you . . . serve Him faithfully, serve Him well!