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.
April 1, 2016 - Don’t Be Fooled – Hunger Is No Joke!
This April Fool’s Day, join us to pull off a great trick . . . come and help us feed 20,000 hungry people (or more!)
Seriously . . . Hunger is no joke. In fact, hunger is the world’s number one health risk. It kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. Locally, nearly 1 in 5 children in our area struggles with food insecurity – not knowing where their next meal is coming from or when.
We at Messiah want to change this! In response to God’s call to answer this need, Messiah Lutheran Church will host a Meal Packaging Event right here in Shaheen Hall on April 1 to help end hunger in Lycoming/Clinton Counties.
So . . . what can you do to help?
VOLUNTEER: Volunteers are needed to package nutritionally enriched macaroni and cheese meals to be distributed to the hungry in our local communities. Volunteers will work assembly line style. In addition to packaging meals, a number of other volunteers are needed to fulfill roles related to hosting the event.
DONATE: We need to raise a minimum of $5,000 to package 20,000 meals . . . and if we surpass that goal, we can package even more meals and have an even greater impact on meeting the needs of the community!
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: A quarter feeds a kid, $1 a family of 4. The average family of 4 in America spent $3,500 celebrating Christmas, whether or not they’re Christian. If every such family in the Greater Williamsport Area and surrounding communities gave $53 (1.5% of $3,500) and packaged meals with us for 20 minutes once per year, we would end hunger here. OR . . . Why not eat in one Friday night and donate the money you would have spent on fast food for your family to feed MANY families in need? $30 spent on fast food for a family of 4 could instead feed 120 people!
SPREAD THE WORD! Promote the cause, educate the community, invite your friends to get involved! 150+ volunteers are needed to pull off this amazing “stunt”!
For more information on how to donate or to sign up to volunteer, visit our EndHunger sign-up page at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0845a5a623a4fc1-endhunger/.
Daily Bible Readings
Sunday February 14 Deuter. 26:1-11; Romans 10:8b-13; Luke 4:1-13
Monday February 15 Psalm 17; 1 Chronicles 21:1-17; 1 John 2:1-6
Tuesday February 16 Psalm 17; Zechariah 3:1-10; 2 Peter 2:4-21
Wednesday February 17 Psalm 17; Job 1:1-22; Luke 21:34—22:6
Thursday February 18 Psalm 27; Genesis 13:1-7, 14-18; Philippians 3:2-12
Friday February 19 Psalm 27; Genesis 14:17-24; Philippians 3:17-20
Saturday February 20 Psalm 27; Psalm 118:26-29; Matthew 23:37-39
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!