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!!
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
Did you know . .
A congregation of the Upper Susquehanna Synod (ELCA)