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.
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.
30 Hour Famine – “Release the Feast”
Our Youth Group is currently studying the social justice issues of poverty and world hunger. On March 14-15, teens in grades 7-12 will retreat to Camp Mount Luther to engage in 30 hours of fasting, prayer, Bible Study, learning, and fun activities as part of their endeavor to raise awareness of global hunger and to raise funds to end poverty. Together, we are learning that we have been “blessed to be a blessing” and having been blessed with plenty are called to “Release the Feast” to those who are suffering. For more information about the 30 Hour Famine, click here to visit our 30 Hour Famine page under the “Youth” heading. And please, open your hearts to join us in “releasing the feast!” To donate online, go to http://30hf.worldvision.org/goto/messiahsouth2014
LENTEN WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES AT MESSIAH
Wednesday, March 5
12:15 P.M. – Service of the Word with Imposition of Ashes
7:30 P.M. – Service of Holy Communion with Imposition of Ashes
The forty days of Lent begin on Ash Wednesday with the call to repentance and confession of sins and the imposition of ashes. In Lent, we are called to renew our faith in worship, study, fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Consider some of the following as part of your Lenten discipline:
- Daily Bible reading and prayer
- Family devotions
- Service to the community
- Support of existing ministries: Family Promise, Shepherd of the Streets, 30 Hour Famine
Lenten Devotional Booklets will be available free of charge to be used in your Lenten discipline in the home. Resources for families with young children will also be available.
Lenten Banks will be distributed this Sunday. Proceeds this year will be given to the Shepherd of the Streets ministry. Shepherd of the Streets has been hit hard this winter; your monetary donations will go a long way to helping those less fortunate than ourselves.
Daily Bible Readings for Lent
Wednesday March 5 Isaiah 53:10-12
Thursday March 6 Luke 17:7-10
Friday March 14 I John 1:5-10
Saturday March 15 Psalm 32
Sunday March 9 I Samuel 3:2-10
Monday March 10 Deuteronomy 18:15-19
Tuesday March 11 Acts 3:18-26
Wednesday March 12 Ecclesiastes 5:1-2
Thursday March 13 Luke 10:38-42
Friday March 14 Matthew 17:1-8
Saturday March 15 John 10:22-29
God loves you . . . serve Him faithfully, serve Him well!