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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Reminder: Through September 2, Sunday worship  service will be at 9:30 am.


Reminder: The next clothing exchange will be held Saturday, August 4 from 8-11am in Shaheen Hall. Help is still needed for this event, as well as set up on Friday, August 3 from 10am – Noon, and clean up at 11am on Saturday. Please sign up on the sheet in the Narthex if you are able to help!

On Monday, August 6, with Bishop Collins’ blessing, Messiah Lutheran Church will welcome Vicar Joshua Knutson to our fold as an Evangelical Lutheran Church Intern. Please see the June 27 edition of the Messenger for more details.

Mark your calendars for Messiah’s Church Picnic on Sunday August 5. There will be the Service in the Park at 9:30, followed by games and lunch will be served at approximately 11:30am. Bingo will be held afterward. Bring your favorite covered dish, and join us for a day of Fun, Food and Fellowship. More details to follow!

DVD copies of the 150th Anniversary Video Presentation are available for purchase. The cost is $5.00 each. Please sign up on the sheet in the Narthex or contact the church office. Many thanks to Pastor Amme for creating this beautiful photo montage for Messiah.

Little Dresses for Africa: Dresses and Britches  Time to start on our summer project of making pillowcase dresses and tee shirt britches for needy African children. We need sewers and materials. If you are interested or have questions, contact Doris Butt at (570)326-0483. Thank you!

Cat’s Meow figurines are still available for purchase. They are $15 each. For those living out of the area, we are now able to ship them directly to you. There will be an additional $4 charge for shipping costs. Please see the Messenger for details or call the church office, 570 326-9171.


The church library is a wonderful way of reading Christian books, watching Christian themed DVD’s and deepening our faith.  It’s easy to sign out books.  However, please remember to return them in a timely fashion so others may enjoy them as well.  If you haven’t finished your book, you can return it and sign it out again. Thanks!!!

Daily Bible Readings


Sunday           July 15            Amos 7:7-15; Ephesians 1:3-14; Mark 6:14-29

Monday          July 16            Psalm 142; Amos 5:1-9; Acts 21:27-39

Tuesday          July 17            Psalm 142; Amos 9:1-4; Acts 23:12-35

Wednesday    July 18            Psalm 142; Amos 9:11-15; Luke 7:31-35

Thursday       July 19            Psalm 23; Jeremiah 10:1-16; Colossians 1:15-23

Friday           July 20            Psalm 23; Jeremiah 10:17-25; Acts 17:16-31

Saturday       July 21            Psalm 23; Jeremiah 12:1-13; Luke 18:35-43

Sunday           July 22            Jeremiah 23:1-6; Ephesians 2:11-22; Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

Monday          July 23            Psalm 100; Jeremiah 50:1-7; Hebrews 13:17-25

Tuesday          July 24            Psalm 100; Zechariah 9:14-10:2; Acts 20:17-38

Wednesday    July 25            Psalm 100; 2 Samuel 5:1-12; Luke 15:1-7

Thursday       July 26            Psalm 145:10-18; 1 Kings 19:19-21; Colossians 1:9-14

Friday             July 27            Psalm 145:10-18; 2 Kings 3:4-20; Colossians 3:12-17

Saturday       July 28            Psalm 145:10-18; 2 Kings 4:38-41; John 4:31-38






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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