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.
AnnouncementsRally in the Alley – Saturday, September 12, 5:00-8:00 p.m. – Free food and activities. Click here to view further details.
Upper Susquehanna Synod Day at Knoebel’s: Sunday, September 20, All Ages!
The park is open 12-7 pm. Pavilion P-5 has been reserved. Families may come and enjoy the park and if you wish, join us for dinner. Dinner will be 5-5:45 pm. Hot dogs and buns will be provided. Bring a dish to share if you are able. Vespers led by Bishop Driesen will be held 5:45-6:15 pm.
Needed for the Food Pantry: peanut butter, crackers, snack pack pudding, canned fruit, canned peas, chicken noodle soup, canned tuna fish, single-serving packages of cereal.
A Memorial Reminder: Opportunities exist to sponsor the flame in the Sanctuary Lamp in memory or honor of your loved ones for a cost of $20. Please contact the church office.
Golden Anniversary Milestone: The church office is identifying couples who are members and have been married for 50 years or more. Please contact the church office, 570-326-9171 by September 1 with this information.
Daily Bible Readings
Sunday Sept 20 Jeremiah 11:18-20; James 3:13—4:3,7-8a; Mark 9:30-37; Psalm 54
Monday Sept 21 Psalm 139:1-18; 2 Kings 5:1-14; James 4:8-17
Tuesday Sept 22 Psalm 139:1-18; 2 Kings 11:21—12:16; James 5:1-6
Wednesday Sept 23 Psalm 139:1-18; Jeremiah 1:4-10; John 8:21-38
Thursday Sept 24 Psalm 19:7-14; Exodus 18:13-27; Acts 4:13-31
Friday Sept 25 Psalm 19:7-14; Deuteronomy 1:1-18; Acts 12:20-25
Saturday Sept 26 Psalm 19:7-14; Deuteronomy 27:1-10; Matthew 5:13-20
Harvest Home and Blanket Sunday – October 4, 2015
On Sunday, October 4, 2015, worshippers will be invited to bring forward their gifts of canned goods, boxes of pasta, or monetary offerings for the hungry during the singing of the Hymn of Praise. Decorating for Harvest Home will take place on Saturday, October 3 at 2 p.m. Volunteers are always needed. Call Meg Harbaugh at 570-322-6445 if you can help. Donations of fresh produce (pumpkins, potatoes, apples, squash, etc.), cornstalks and gourds to use in decorating are very much needed.
These perishable items may be dropped off at the Bald Eagle Alley entrance any time Thursday-Friday, October 1-2 between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. or after 10 am on Saturday, October 3.
Where does the food go? All perishable gifts of food received will be shared with the St. Anthony Center and the canned goods will stock our own food pantry and help to supply the Christmas baskets.
Monetary gifts in lieu of in-kind gifts may be placed in plain envelopes marked “Harvest Home.” Checks should be made payable to “Messiah Lutheran Church” and be sure to include your envelope number if you would like your offering recorded.
Donated blankets and quilts will be distributed by Lutheran World Relief. Please place clean blankets or quilts in the gray bin located in the elevator entrance no later than October 4.
Monetary gifts may be placed in an envelope on which you mark “Blankets.” Checks should be made payable to “Messiah Lutheran Church.” These monetary gifts also will be received during the singing of the Hymn of Praise.
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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