Welcome

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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Announcements

Needed for the Food Pantry: macaroni and cheese, canned fruit and spaghetti sauce.

Ideas, please!  “God’s Work, Our Hands” – the ELCA’s National Day of Serving – is scheduled for Sunday, September 13, 2015.  On that day, we will kick off another round of sewing for “Little Dresses for Africa.”  But we are looking for ideas for other projects to do as well.  If you have an idea of how the Messiah family can be of service to our community, please contact the church office or drop a note in the suggestion box in the back of the church on Sunday morning.

 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.

Welcome to Felicia Swartz, Seminarian Student

Visitation Pastor/Pastoral Care

A few months back, Messiah’s Congregational Council encouraged Pastor Reinsburrow to take the job description for a Part-Time Visitation Pastor to the Upper Susquehanna Synod in order to find a qualified candidate for the position. The position is currently for 10 hours per week, and involves visiting shut-ins and others in need of Pastoral Care. A seminarian who is in the candidacy process of the Upper Susquehanna Synod was chosen for the position to gain some practical ministry experience prior to beginning her internship next year. We are pleased to welcome Seminarian Felicia Swartz for a year as she awaits the next step in her candidacy process. We asked Felicia to provide a short bio as way of introduction:

My name is Felicia Swartz. I am a Pennsylvania native having grown up in Lewisburg, PA.  After graduating from Lewisburg High School, I attended Lycoming College. As a person who loved learning, college was a great experience to broaden one’s academic horizons. I graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Religion. Though not initially headed to seminary for ministry, I started at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. After much discernment and prayer I changed tracks and entered in the Ordained Ministry program at Gettysburg. I am almost done with the program with this year taking the time to work in various fields of ministry, then finish up with an internship next year. My home congregation is United in Christ Lutheran Church with the Rev. Dr. Leah Schade as pastor. I look forward to the following months of ministry with Messiah Lutheran and am so thankful for the opportunity to work here.

Vacation Bible School

Visit our VBS page for info and a registration form . . . Age 4 through Grade 6 . . . Monday-Friday, June 8-12, 9 a.m. to noon.

Daily Bible Readings 

Sunday           June 21   Job 38:1-11; Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32; 2 Corinth. 6:1-13; Mark 4:35-41                                                          

Monday          June 22   Psalm 74; 1 Samuel 16:14-23; Revelation 20:1-6

Tuesday          June 23   Psalm 74; 1 Kings 18:17-40; Revelation 20:7-15

Wednesday    June 24   Psalm 74; Isaiah 26:16-27:1; Luke 11:14-28                               

Thursday        June 25   Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15; Genesis 3:14-24; Hebrews 2:5-9

Friday              June 26   Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15; 1 Kings 10:26-11:8; Hebrews 11:4-7

Saturday         June 27   Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15; 2 Kings 14:1-14; Mark 4:1-20

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

You are blessed to be a blessing.

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