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.
Rally in the Alley – Saturday, September 12, 5:00-8:00 p.m. – Free food and activities. Click here to view further details.
Rally Day – Sunday School Kick-off – Sunday, September 13: All ages are invited to Shaheen Hall for a special all-school program to kick off the Sunday School year. Enjoy songs and activities, meet your teacher and classmates, and tour your Sunday School room. Refreshments will be served.
God’s Work. Our Hands. The ELCA National Day of Serving – Sunday, September 13: On this day, the BYG group will make cookies and package them for public servants in our community (i.e. borough workers, the local police and fire departments, etc.) We will also kick off two other efforts:
Seafarer’s International – items will be collected to make gift bags to be given to sailors at Christmas time.
Little Dresses for Africa: Dresses for Girls, Britches for Boys! All those who enjoy sewing are invited to make these adorable dresses fashioned from pillowcases and shorts made from gently used T-shirts. The clothing will then be sent to an organization which ships them in larger quantities to families in Africa. Don’t sew? Please consider making a donation to cover postage and shipping charges.
Read more about these and other events in The Messiah Messenger.
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. Pre-ordered tickets may be purchased at a 20% discount by calling Brenda Krouse at the synod office, 570-524-9778, before September 4.
You can pick up your pre-ordered tickets at the pavilion beginning at 12:30 pm. Dinner will be 5-5:45 pm. Hot dogs and buns will be provided. Bring a dish to share. 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 6 Isaiah 35:4-7a; James 2:1-17; Mark 7:24-37; Psalm 146
Monday Sept 7 Isaiah 38:10-30; Joshua 6:1-21; Hebrews 11:29—12:2
Tuesday Sept 8 Isaiah 38:10-30; Joshua 8:1-23; Hebrews 12:3-13
Wednesday Sept 9 Isaiah 38:10-30; Judges 15:9-20; Matthew 17:14-21
Thursday Sept 10 Psalm 116:1-9; Joshua 2:1-14; Hebrews 11:17-22
Friday Sept 11 Psalm 116:1-9; Joshua 2:15-24; James 2:17-26
Saturday Sept 12 Psalm 116:1-9; Joshua 6:22-27; Matthew 21: 23-32
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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