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 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, we invite you to worship and recharge in this place.


Your talents and treasure are requested now more than ever as we serve those in need and weather this difficult time together.

Offerings may be mailed to the church, or you may click the “Give Online” button to contribute electronically .


Q & A With Dr. Frailey PART II : 4/28/2020


UPDATE COVID-19 …5/19/2020


Dear Messiah Family,

The COVID-19 virus has prompted life to change in dramatic ways for more than two months. The council agreed to begin Worship on the 31st if we would be entering the green phase June 1. Unfortunately, there are no clear indications when Lycoming County will enter the green phase.  

As of the last communication concerning resuming worship, additional concerns with this plan have been raised by some in our congregation. The most significant development is information provided from our insurance company that indicates, we need “to be operating with in the legal limits [state and/or CDC guidelines, whichever is stricter] to assist in the mitigation of the virus and risk.”

Upon reading this information, I did personally reach out to our insurance representative who stated, “they (Church Mutual) do not provide coverage for covid-19. In addition, for coverage to be binding, Messiah needs to be following or exceeding the executive orders of health officials. If Messiah begins to meet outside the “green” phase and would not be following guidelines, that may preclude coverage for other losses as it relates to liability insurance coverage.”

With respect to this additional information, the executive committee met Monday evening and decided in person worship will resume when Lycoming County enters the green phase. This was not an easy decision to make, however, the safety and wellbeing our members takes precedence.

The last two months have provided much time to pray, reflect and meditate. All this isolation and social distancing will eventually pass…and hopefully all of us have become better, stronger and more faithful provided we have used and will continue to use this time to grow closer to God. We are never alone—the saints that came before us, accompany us on our journey. God is with us!  Do not be afraid.  We are all in this together! You all continue to be on my mind and in my heart.

I hope to see all of you soon, in church!!

Pastor Reinsburrow




Daily Bible Readings
Sunday            May 31  Acts 2:1-21; 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13; John 20:19-23
Monday           June 01  Psalm 104:24-34, 35b; Joel 2:18-29; Romans 8:18-24
Tuesday          June 02  Psalm 104:24-34, 35b; Ezekiel  39:7-8, 21-29; Romans 8:26-27
Wednesday    June 03  Psalm 104:24-34, 35b; Numbers 11:24-30; John 7:37-39
Thursday       June 04  Psalm 8; Job 38:1-11; 2 Timothy 1:8-12a
Friday              June 05  Psalm 8; Job 38:12-21; 2 Timothy 1:12b-14
Saturday        June 06  Psalm 8; Job 38:22-38; John 14:15-17
Sunday           June 07  Genesis 1:1-2:4a; 2 Corinthians 13:11-13; Matthew 28:16-20
Monday          June 08  Psalm 29; Job 38:39-39:12; 1 Corinthians 12:1-3
Tuesday          June 09  Psalm 29; Job 39:13-25; 1 Corinthians 12:4-13
Wednesday    June 10  Psalm 29; Job 39:26-40:5; John 14:25-26
Thursday       June 11  Psalm 100; Exodus 4:18-23; Hebrews 3:1-6
Friday             June 12  Psalm 100; Exodus 4:27-31; Acts 7:35-43
Saturday        June 13  Psalm 100; Exodus 6:28-7:13; Mark 7:1-13


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A congregation of the Upper Susquehanna Synod (ELCA)



COVID-19 Q&A with Dr. Greg Frailey

Upcoming Events

Pastoral Emergency

Rev. Joshua L. Reinsburrow, Senior Pastor

Emergency Number: During regular business hours, please call the office at 570-326-9171. In a pastoral emergency outside of office hours, please call Pastor Josh at 570-854-0945.

Non-emergent items: email prjosh@comcast.net