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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Attention:  BOTH Morning Worship Services (8:15 and 10:45) as well as Sunday School will be held as usual on the fourth Sunday of Advent, December 24.

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Soup and Sandwich Suppers and Advent Bible Study

Wednesdays in Advent 2017


+ November 29 + December 6 + December 13 + December 20

6:30 p.m. – Soup & Sandwich Supper     7:00 p.m. – Advent Bible Study

A lone monk’s actions 500 years ago continue to have a great impact today. Hear from some of the world’s greatest scholars on Martin Luther and the significance of the Reformation for our modern world. The Bible study will begin with a short video to be viewed during our meal followed by Bible readings and discussion as it relates to the Reformation.

NOTICE:  New Office Hours: Beginning January 1, Office Hours will be Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday 9 a.m.-12 p.m.


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           Dec. 10       Isaiah 40:1-11; 2 Peter 3:8-15a; Mark 1:1-8

Monday          Dec. 11       Psalm 27; Isaiah 26:7-15; Acts 2:37-42

Tuesday          Dec. 12       Psalm 27; Isaiah 4:2-6; Acts 11:1-18

Wednesday    Dec. 13       Psalm 27; Malachi 2:10—3:1; Luke 1:5-17

Thursday        Dec. 14       Psalm 126; Habakkuk 2:1-5; Philippians 3:7-11

Friday              Dec. 15       Psalm 126; Habakkuk 3:2-6; Philippians 3:12-16

Saturday         Dec. 16       Psalm 126; Habakkuk 3:13-19; Matthew 21:28-32

Sunday           Dec. 10       Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11; 1 Thess. 5:16-24; John 1:6-8, 19-28

Monday          Dec. 11       Psalm 125; 1 Kings 18:1-18; Ephesians 6:10-17

Tuesday          Dec. 12       Psalm 125; 2 Kings 2:9-22; Acts 3:17—4:4

Wednesday    Dec. 13       Psalm 125; Malachi 3:16—4:6; Mark 9:9-13

Thursday        Dec. 14       Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26; 2 Samuel 6:1-11; Hebrews 1:1-4

Friday              Dec. 15       Psalm 96; Zephaniah 3:8-13; Romans 10:5-13

Saturday         Dec. 16       Psalm 96; Zephaniah 3:14-20; Romans 13:11-14


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!