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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On October 11, 1942, the Little Chapel of the Good Shepherd was dedicated under the leadership of Pastor Shaheen. The Messenger article in 1942 reflected the following about the dedication: We anticipate a very fine service which is to be held on Sunday morning at 8:30. At this time the “Little Chapel of the Good Shepherd” will be formally dedicated. We regret that the capacity of the room is limited, and trust that those who are privileged to attend will maintain a spirit of reverence in keeping with the atmosphere of the place. A number who visited the chapel at the close of services last week were deeply moved. Many found their hearts “strangely warmed.” Our people are profoundly grateful for the one who has made this room so lovely for us. We appreciate the spirit in which Mr. John H. Hurr has made possible this splendid memorial. As announced previously, the furnishings of the chapel will be dedicated to “the glory of God and in loving memory of Isabella Deiner Hurr,” mother of Mr. Hurr.

On October 29, 2017 a rededication of the Little Chapel of the Good Shepherd will take place at 10:00am to celebrate the chapel’s 75th anniversary. Please consider participating in this important milestone of Messiah Lutheran Church. The celebration of our chapel will be the “kick off” for Messiah’s 150th Anniversary to be celebrated in 2018. Plans are being made to pull out all the stops for Messiah’s birthday party!!

Messiah Celebrates 150 Years

Join us!  All of Messiah Church, people from near and far, friends and family, are invited to honor this milestone!

In honor of the 150th anniversary, a team of dedicated volunteers have been meeting to plan a celebratory Eucharist and Dinner on April 28, 2018

A video will be developed that will show various pictures and events from the ministry and outreach of Messiah. Memorabilia in the form of a Cat’s Meow or other keepsake will be crafted. We will honor in some way baptisms, marriages, confirmands and choir members as special ministries of Messiah Lutheran Church.

A great big THANK YOU goes out to the volunteers who are helping plan our anniversary celebration. Over the next several months historical snippets will be published in the messenger to highlight our journey to the present day.

The first highlight of Messiah’s history: In the summer of 1867 six families left St. Mark’s in Williamsport and began meeting in a former school on Church Street in South Williamsport. The group was pastored by Rev. J.G. Griffith who was called to mission work in Williamsport and vicinity.

Your support of our Anniversary events is appreciated through attendance, help and financial donations. Future meeting dates will be published in the Messenger and Bulletin. Please join us if interested!

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 Passages:


Sunday           October 15          Isaiah 25:1-9; Phil. 4:1-9; Matthew 22:1-14

Monday          October 16          Psalm 34; Exodus 19:7-20; Jude 17-25

Tuesday          October 17          Psalm 34; Amos 9:5-15; Philippians 3:13—4:1

Wednesday    October 18          Psalm 34; Song of Solomon 7:10—8:4; John 6:25-35

Thursday        October 19          Psalm 96:1-13; Judges 17:1-6; 3 John 9-12

Friday              October 20          Psalm 96:1-13; Deuter. 17:14-20; 1 Peter 5:1-5

Saturday         October 21          Psalm 96:1-13; Isaiah 14:3-11; Matthew 14:1-12

Sunday           October 22          Isaiah 45:1-7; 1 Thess. 1:1-10; Matthew 22:15-22

Monday          October 23          Psalm 98; Daniel 3:1-18; Revelation 18:1-10, 19-20

Tuesday          October 24          Psalm 98; Daniel 3:19-30; Revelation 18:21-24

Wednesday    October 25          Psalm 98; Daniel 6:1-28; Matthew 17:22-27

Thursday        October 26          Psalm 1; Numbers 5:5-10; Titus 1:5-16

Friday              October 27          Psalm 1; Deuter. 9:25—10:5; Titus 2:7-8, 11-15

Saturday         October 28          Psalm 1; Proverbs 24:23-34; John 5:39-47


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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