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.
CHAPEL REDEDICATION OCTOBER 29, 2017
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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