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.

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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God’s Work.  Our Hands.

 Thank You’s and Update

      On Sunday, September 7, 2014, ELCA congregations across the nation gathered to serve communities in ways that share the love of God with all of God’s people.  Messiah joined their ranks, with members of all ages working in various ways to share Jesus’ love with their neighbors near and far.

      Tending God’s Creation:  Mulching Trees at South Williamsport Community Park

How did a group of twenty Messiah Lutheran people care for our community on the recent Lutheran Day of Caring, you might ask?  Well, they mulched over a hundred trees in the South Williamsport Community Park with the help of borough workers and equipment!  This act of kindness and caring was witnessed by borough residents as they strolled or biked around the park.  Words of thanks were heard by many of us.

Thank you to all who came to help with this worthy endeavor. — Linda Miller

      Caring for God’s Creatures:  Gifts for Local Animal Shelters

Five children and four adults gathered to make nearly 20 napping blankets for cats and kittens and yummy pumpkin-peanut butter dog biscuits (puppy tested and puppy approved!) for the animals at the SPCA.  The director and the volunteers were very surprised and appreciative of the gifts.  Anyone wishing to continue this effort by making these treats or blankets at home may contact Kathy Wither for recipes and directions.

Kathy and the animals say “Thank You,” “Bow Wow!” and “Meowwww!” to all who helped out or donated materials.

      Serving Our Global Community:  “Dress A Girl!”  (or a Boy!)

The sewing project is well underway with more than 15 volunteers making dresses and shorts for children in Africa.  Anyone needing materials can now find them neatly organized in bins in the Hartzell Lounge.  If you wish to join or support our team, or need information about the projects you are completing, contact Doris Butt.

A big thank you is extended from Doris to all who have already completed projects as well as those who continue to sew or have donated supplies.

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