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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Ash Wednesday services will be held Wednesday, February 18.

A brief service of imposition of ashes will be at 12:15 pm,

and a service of Holy Communion with imposition of ashes will be at 7:00 pm.

For centuries Christians have set aside the forty days before Easter to be a time of faithful introspection, careful repentance, and deepened service. Following this time tested tradition we will hold Lenten Wednesday Bible Study and Worship beginning February 25th, and when we reach Holy Week we will worship the Paschal Triduum.

Every Wednesday in Lent following Ash Wednesday we will gather for learning and worship at 7:00PM. This year’s focus will be on Prayer. The Pastor and Marti Karchner will lead the study and discussion. In our time together we will delve into various types of prayer so that we might have a deeper understanding of our connection to God. We will also look at the biblical understanding of prayer building on our worship and faith practices.

In the ever increasingly fast paced world that seeks to take a firm grip on us and our time, you will feel the peace and hope of our Lord’s grip on us as you engage yourself in our Lenten Discipline. Prayer is a language of love. Join us!!

Daily Bible Readings

Sunday           February 22   Genesis 9:8-17; 2 Peter3:18-22; Mark 1:9-15; Psalm 25:1-9

Monday          February 23   Psalm 77; Job 4:1-21; Ephesians 2:1-10

Tuesday          February 24   Psalm 77; Job 5:8-27; 1 Peter 3:8-18a

Wednesday    February 25   Psalm 77; Proverbs 30:1-9; Matthew 4:1-11

Thursday        February 26   Psalm 22:23-31; Genesis 15:1-6, 12-18; Romans 3:21-31

Friday              February 27   Psalm 22:23-31; Genesis 16:1-6; Romans 4:1-12

Saturday         February 28   Psalm 22:23-31; Genesis 16:7-15; Mark 8:27-30


Sign up now for Kids in Mission:  Lenten Journey to Easter, March 7, 2015, Age 4 through Grade 6

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     Make the Fight Against Hunger Your Fight!

        Our teens will be participating in World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine.  Famine Weekend is March 20-21 at Camp Mount Luther.

        Go to our Famine page to see how you can make the fight against hunger your fight!

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

You are blessed to be a blessing.

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