Messiah Lutheran Church
13901 Clopper Rd. Germantown, MD 20874
(301) 972-2130

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Lenten Midweek Service March 25 Live Stream

Posted on: March 23rd, 2020 by Edward Lamberton

Join us this Wednesday Evening at 7:30 for the Live Stream of our special Lenten Worship Service

Pandemic Response

Posted on: March 21st, 2020 by Edward Lamberton

Until the present crisis is clear, our church facility is closed to public use, but the people of Messiah are still open.

Our Sunday 10:30 AM and midweek church services will continue to be available as a live stream at our YouTube Channel.

Fourth Sunday in Lent

Posted on: March 20th, 2020 by Edward Lamberton

Join us on our Live Stream this Fourth Sunday in Lent to participate with us in the Service of the Word.

Christmas at Messiah

Posted on: December 16th, 2019 by Edward Lamberton

Join us this Christmas at Messiah Lutheran Church!

Advent Service of 9 Lessons and Carols on December 22nd at 10:30 AM.

Christmas Eve Family Worship Service at 5:00 PM

Christmas Eve Choral Prelude at 10:30 PM.

Christmas Eve Communion Service at 11:00 PM.

Christmas Day Communion Service at 10:30 AM.

Moses in the Bulrushes Fundraiser

Posted on: September 5th, 2019 by Edward Lamberton

Imagine this creative painting, “Moses in the Bulrushes,” hanging in the spacious entryway of your home. Or, perhaps it would look better in your living room. This 411/2” x 411/2” work of art is for sale.

Dr. He Qi, award winning painter, is the artist and has numerous exhibitions nationally, as well as internationally. He was the first among Mainland Chinese to earn a Ph.D. in Religious Art after the Cultural Revolution. The motivation for his paintings took root during the Cultural Revolution in China, which devastated his family. Dr. He Qi found himself drawn to Western Christian Art. This led him to study God’s Word and find faith and hope in Jesus Christ. His work is a personal outreach to the Chinese people. As part of that outreach, Dr. He Qi donated this painting to Messiah’s Chinese Ministry. Ruth Horak and her late husband, Dave, purchased his artwork, and Ruth is donating it back to Messiah’s Chinese Ministry. Thank you, Ruth!

If you would like to own “Moses in the Bulrushes,” please contact Messiah Lutheran Church at 301-972-2130. There is no set price, but let’s make it a fair deal. All proceeds from the sale will benefit Messiah’s Chinese Ministry. For additional information about the artist, visit

Easter Sunday

Posted on: April 17th, 2019 by Edward Lamberton

Join us this Easter!

6:30 AM Sunrise Service

7:30 AM – 10 AM Easter Breakfast

8:00 AM Worship Service

9:30 AM Children’s Easter Story and Easter Egg Hunt

10:30 AM Worship Service

Holy Week Services

Posted on: April 17th, 2019 by Edward Lamberton

Maundy Thursday 7:30 PM (4/18)

Good Friday 7:30 PM (4/19)

It’s a matter of death and life.

Posted on: April 8th, 2019 by Pastor Hill

His. For you.

It was the most important week in history. Jesus was rejected, condemned, nailed to a tree and died. He rose from the dead and appeared to a number of men and women. They heard Him speak, they touched His body, they saw the wounds left by the crucifixion. They believed God raised Him from the dead.

One of them wrote: “These things are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing, you may have life in His name” (John 20:31).

Every year, believers in Jesus come together, open the Scriptures and hear the account of the eye witnesses to all the events of that astounding week. We read what they wrote, that we might also believe in Him. We read it aloud and preach and sing it in faith.

We pray that you also will come to believe in Jesus and what He did for you, and that you will share our joy. Because He died and rose for you.

What happened to Jesus wasn’t just another event in the long series of travesties that befall good people trying to make this sad world a better place. This was different. Jesus went to His cross crying out to us: “I do this because I love you. I do this to forgive you. I do this to wipe out your sin. I do this to destroy your death.”

Love like that blows us away. It can only come from the Son of God. It’s a love mightier than all the mess we’ve made of our lives, and stronger even than death itself.

Join us this week as we gather one more time to hear and ponder, to proclaim and sing and celebrate the most remarkable week in human history.

It really is a matter of death and life.

His. For you.

Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, President

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod

Christmas Services at Messiah

Posted on: December 21st, 2018 by Edward Lamberton

Christmas Eve
5 PM Family Service
11 PM Candlelight Communion

Christmas Day
10:30 AM Communion

Your King Is Coming

Posted on: December 6th, 2018 by Pastor Hill

“Your King Is Coming” is not only a general theme for the Christmas season, but the specific theme for our Wednesday evening Midweek Advent Services. The text for pre-Christmas Sunday Services Graduals comes from Zechariah 9:9b and also is a text for the first Midweek Service. The individual weekly themes and texts are: “Jesus: King of —
1. Shame, Zechariah 9:9b; Psalm 25:1–3
2. Guilt, Psalm 80
3. The Low, 2 Samuel 7:1–17; Luke 1:26–38

Midweek 1: Jesus: King of Shame. In our world of sin, what should shame us hardly causes mild embarrassment. But when the King comes into ones life, shame also returns to bring a recognized need for forgiveness. But the King of Shame covers our shame and calls us to live in the light and hope He brings from His work in the past, up to and including the cross, into our lives for both the present and eternal future.

Midweek 2, Jesus: King of Guilt, Who came to take upon Himself our guilt and bring us the gift of forgiveness, also renews and restores us to eager anticipation to welcome His comings.

Midweek 3, Jesus: King of the Low, as He came from the highest, becoming of the lowest in humility, He makes highest of the lowest, like David and Mary, you and me, by His grace.

O come, O come Emanuel, God with us!

He has. He is, and He will forever!

Prepare for His comings with His gracious gifts of Word and Sacrament this Advent and Christmas season as we gather in His Name and to His Glory for bringing Heavenly Peace to a sinful mankind.