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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With Awe and Love

 A Midweek Lenten Series Based on Luther’s Small Catechism 

The year 2017 marks the international observance of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. In honor of that anniversary, our midweek Lenten Bible Study is built around Luther’s Small Catechism. The Small Catechism was designed as a teaching tool of the faith, not just within the church but in the home.

If you are a lifelong Lutheran who remembers studying the Catechism during your Confirmation instruction, or you could use a refresher, or you’re a more recent Lutheran who is wondering what it’s all about, please join us each Wednesday at 7:00 in the Chapel for Evening Prayer, followed by the Bible Study led by Pastor Reinsburrow.

The topics to be studied are:

March 8     The Ten Commandments

March 15   The Creed

March 22   The Lord’s Prayer

March 29   Baptism

April 5        Holy Communion


Our Church Is Having a Reformation 500 Bookstore!

The 500th anniversary of the Reformation is fast approaching!

Do you want to learn more about Martin Luther, his writings, and their impact on Christianity?

Do you want to reflect on the ongoing impact of the Reformation today?

Stop by our Reformation 500 Bookstore to shop for engaging books on the Reformation for readers of all ages and interests!

Save 50% plus receive free shipping on all Reformation titles.

These books are prepay and when they arrive, we’ll have them ready for your pick-up at the church.

The display books will be donated to our church library.

We’ll also have 50% off Easter Books to stuff baskets and other great reads for all ages.

There will also be small gift items as well as boxed greeting cards for sale.

The Easter books, small gift items and boxed greeting cards can be taken with you when purchased.

Stop by the Jensen Lounge(our library)

When:   Sunday, March 19 and Sunday, April 2 between 8 a.m. – Noon

The Reformation books are a special from Augsburg Fortress Publishing

All other items are from Along The Way Books – local bookstore.

Cash and Checks will be accepted.



Daily Bible Readings                                

Sunday           March 19        Exodus 17:1-7; Romans 5:1-11; John 5:5-42

Monday          March 20        Psalm 81; Genesis 24:1-27; 2 John 1-13

Tuesday          March 21        Psalm 81; Genesis 29:1-14; 1 Corinthians 10:1-4

Wednesday    March 22        Psalm 81; Jeremiah 2:4-13; John 7:14-31, 37-39

Thursday        March 23        Psalm 23; 1 Samuel 15:10-21; Ephesians 4:25-32

Friday              March 24        Psalm 23; 1 Samuel 15:22-31; Ephesians 5:1-9

Saturday         March 25        Psalm 23; 1 Samuel 15:32-34; John 1:1-9

Sunday           March 26        1 Samuel 16:1-13; Ephesians 5:8-14; John 9:1-14

Monday          March 27        Psalm 146; Isaiah 59:9-19; Acts 9:1-20

Tuesday          March 28        Psalm 146; Isaiah 42:14-21; Colossians 1:9-14

Wednesday    March 29        Psalm 146; Isaiah 60:17-22; Matthew 9:27-34

Thursday        March 30        Psalm 130; Ezekiel 1:1-3;2:8—3:3; Revelation 10:1-11

Friday              March 31        Psalm 130; Ezekiel 33:10-16; Revelation 11:15-19

Saturday         April 1                         Psalm 130; Ezekiel 36:8-15; Luke 24:44-53


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!