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

Holy Week and Easter

Join us this Holy Week in person or online. Plan a Visit with us.

PALM SUNDAY service begins after the Prelude with the Palm Procession outside the main entrance (or in foyer).
HOLY (MAUNDY) THURSDAY at 7:00 pm, will include Holy Communion during the Live-streaming, but video will not be live for some portions. The service will conclude live with the traditional Stripping of the Altar.
GOOD FRIDAY at 7:00 pm, begins and ends in silence, with the reading of the Passion from St, John’s Gospel, Chapters 18 -19, between sung verses of O SACRED HEAD, NOW WOUNDED.
EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE in upper parking lot at 6:30 am. In-person only.
EASTER SERVICE at 10:30 am, with Holy Communion for in-person attendees after the close of Live-streaming.

Posted on: March 25th, 2021 by Edward Lamberton

Lenten Midweek Services: Four Significant Days

Join us each Wednesday in Lent at 7 pm, in person or online, as we examine the days of Holy Week.

February 17, 2021: Significant Problem: Last Day in the Garden
February 24, 2021: Significant Action: Monday of Holy Week
March 3, 2021: Significant Questions: Tuesday of Holy Week
March 10, 2021: Significant Teaching: Tuesday of Holy Week
March 17, 2021: Significant Final Appearance: Tuesday of Holy Week
March 24, 2021: Significant Deal: Wednesday of Holy Week

Posted on: February 14th, 2021 by Edward Lamberton

Ash Wednesday

Join us in person or on our live stream for the Ash Wednesday service as we begin our observance of Lent.

Posted on: February 14th, 2021 by Edward Lamberton

Christmas at Messiah

Come adore the Christ Child with us Christmas Eve in person at 6pm or on our Live Stream.

Posted on: December 24th, 2020 by Edward Lamberton

Pandemic Response

Montgomery County officials have issued guidance on the Montgomery County Maryland Web site.

Present plans include, but not limited to the following:

  • Only the 10:30 am Service will be held this Sunday — there is not enough time between two services “for cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces between services.”
  • The Service will be held in the Sanctuary as is our custom and it will be Live-streamed on our YouTube Channel.
  • After going off the air, Holy Communion will be celebrated as usual with extra precautions taken.
  • Masks are encouraged.
  • Greeters will record names by family of those attending.
  • Offering plates on stands at entrance to sanctuary to receive offering, plates will not be passed.
  • We will not use hymnals, Bibles, or Fellowship Pads. Service Bulletins will be provided (B&W only) on a stand next to the Offering Plates.
  • Social Distancing in seating choices; going in and out; going to, at, and from communion.
  • Communion Hosts will be placed in hands only.
  • Bring your own hand sanitizer and wipes to clean your pew before and after service.
  • Sunday School will continue to be offered online as we have been doing recently.

It is okay not to come if you are health-compromised, have vulnerabilities to the virus, or you are just not comfortable at this time.

Please consider your neighbor and refrain from attending if you are sick or suspect you may have an active case of COVID-19.

Posted on: November 14th, 2020 by Edward Lamberton

Live Stream

Posted on: October 24th, 2020 by Edward Lamberton

Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost Service

Posted on: October 6th, 2020 by Edward Lamberton

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost Online

Posted on: September 24th, 2020 by Edward Lamberton

Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost Online

Posted on: September 16th, 2020 by Edward Lamberton

Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost Livestream

Posted on: September 12th, 2020 by Edward Lamberton