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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.  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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PRAYERS NEEDED:  Please continue to keep Pastor Josh, his son Henry, and Henry’s friend, Danny, as well as their families in your prayers. Many of you may have heard by now, but for those who have not, the three of them were in a very serious 2-vehicle crash on Saturday morning. All were admitted to Geisinger. Pastor Josh has been upgraded from serious to fair condition while the boys are in critical condition. Prayer is powerful and we ask God to bless the families with His presence and to be their strength.
PASTORAL EMERGENCIES:  Until further notice, Pastor Kerry Aucker will be covering for pastoral emergencies. He can be reached at 570-748-4581 or by cell phone at 570- 916-1317.
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Prayer Vigil: Wednesday, November 2, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Messiah Lutheran Church, 324 South Howard Street, South Williamsport (Corner of West Southern Avenue and Howard Street)

A Prayer Vigil will be held at Messiah Lutheran Church in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd to uplift Pastor Josh, Henry and Danny in prayer. The community is invited to drop in at any time during the 12-hour time slot and stay as long as they like or as little as they are able. Devotional materials will be provided.
A Free Will Offering will be accepted from those who wish to offset the expenses of both families, as well as cards and notes to offer support and encouragement.
Please pass the word to friends and neighbors.
All are welcome, and we hope you will join us in prayer on November 2!

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REFORMATION SUNDAY:  Reformation Sunday will be observed this Sunday, October 30, as we remember the day our founding father, Martin Luther, began a movement of reform and renewal within the church. On this day, Beginner Bibles will be given to Kindergarten students, NIV Adventure Bibles to students in Grade 3, and NRSV Student Bibles to 7th graders as a gift from the congregation to mark the important steps along their pathway to faith as part of our Milestone Ministries. An All School Sunday School Program led by Pastor Amme will be held in Shaheen Hall for children in Kindergarten through Grade 12 and their families to learn more about the Bible. Join your teachers and explore the Bible as we recognize the children who are receiving Bibles and, as members of their church family, support them while expressing our faith in God. Refreshments will be served. The congregation is invited to attend.
The Annual Meeting will be held Sunday, November 20 with one service at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting to follow.

Daily Bible Readings                                

Sunday           Oct. 23        Jeremiah 14:7-10, 19-22; 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18; Luke 18:9-14

Monday          Oct. 24        Psalm 84:8-12; 1 Samuel 2:1-10; 1 Peter 4:12-19

Tuesday          Oct. 25        Psalm 84:8-12; Daniel 5:1-12; 1 Peter 5:1-11

Wednesday    Oct. 26        Psalm 84:8-12; Daniel 5:13-31; Matthew 21:28-32

Thursday        Oct. 27        Psalm 32:1-7; Proverbs 15:8-11, 24-33; 2 Corinth. 1:1-11

Friday              Oct. 28        Psalm 32:1-7; Job 22:21—23:17; 2 Peter 1:1-11

Saturday         Oct. 29        Psalm 32:1-7; Isaiah 1:1-9; John 8:39-47

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Sunday           Oct. 30        Jeremiah 31:31-34; Romans 3:19-28; John 8:31-36

Monday          Oct. 31        Psalm 50; Nehemiah 13:1-3, 23-31; I  Corinthians 5:9-13

Tuesday          Nov. 1        Psalm 50; Zechiariah 7:1-14; Jude 5:21

Wednesday    Nov. 2        Psalm 50; Amos 5:12-24; Luke 19:11-27

Thursday        Nov. 3        Psalm 17:1-9; Deuteronomy 25:5-10; Acts 22:22-23:11

Friday              Nov. 4        Psalm 17:1-9; Genesis 38:1-26; Acts 24:10-23

Saturday         Nov. 5        Psalm 17:1-9; Exodus 3:13-20; Luke 20:1-8

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