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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.

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We are pleased to welcome the Rev. Joshua L. Reinsburrow, who began serving our congregation as Senior Pastor on June 15.  In a pastoral emergency during office hours, call the office at 570-326-9171.  In a pastoral emergency outside of office hours, please contact Pastor Josh at 570-854-0945.  For non-emergent items, he may be reached at prjosh@comcast.net.

Join us on Sunday, July 13, for the Installation Service of the Rev. Joshua L. Reinsburrow.  The Worship Service begins at 4:00 p.m. and will be followed by a Coffee, Tea, and Desserts Reception.

A special message from Pastor Josh:

May 13, 2014

Always being made NEW…

Each day is an opportunity to celebrate the movement of God’s Holy Spirit in our lives. The Spirit has moved and continues to be active now in the lives of Messiah’s members. As I think back to my time at the 2013 Church wide Assembly held in Pittsburgh, I recall taking a free moment here and there to read Messiah’s profile. I was in the early stages of considering interviewing with the call committee after being asked to do so. Our theme for the assembly, “Always being made New,” caused me to reflect on God’s movement in my own life as I listened for the Spirit to speak.

In Baptism, God equips us for a lifetime of service. For 36 years, God has been active and alive in my life continuing to renew my faith through people, places and events. Our God is a God of surprises and as I prepare to move into my new role as the Chief Steward of Messiah Church, I cannot help but think of these words, “Always being made New.” I am being made new, each of you as a member of this church is being made new, and the whole church together is being made new, simply because the Spirit calls and equips.

As we enter this new chapter in our lives together as Messiah Lutheran Church, I want to simply ask for your prayers. Please pray for me and my family as we transition in the next few months. Your prayers will also help equip me for this new role as your Pastor. Just as God called Abraham and Sarah to leave the familiarity of their homeland, God calls each of us at one time or another to a new land, to new places and even new situations, all for the sake of making Christ’s love known.

God certainly is in the business of making all things new, including each of us as individual Christians. I am honored to be making this transition and I will pray for all of you as we come together to continue the ministry of Messiah Church. May the Spirit of Christ renew and equip all of us for the journey ahead!! 

Prayer: Come Holy Spirit! We give thanks for the gifts of all the saints from ages past. Fill us with their passion for reaching those lost, alone and in need with the Good News of your forgiving love. And as we lean together into the future, take us where you will – in joyful fellowship with the Holy Trinity and in the company of all the saints. Amen

See you in Church,

Pastor Josh

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