Worship Services


8:00 a.m. Early Morning Worship
Messiah Lutheran Church
10:30 a.m. Morning Worship
Messiah Lutheran Church

Third Wednesday Worship Services

Join us for supper at 6:00 p.m. and worship at 7:00 p.m. in the social hall on the third Wednesday of each month.



Messiah Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We have been in the Burlington community for over 150 years. Join us at 8:00 AM or 10:30 AM for worship or attend Sunday School for all ages at 9:15 AM. We, also, hold an informal worship service on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM!

Mission Statement
Welcoming all people to share in God’s blessings by strengthening our commitment to God through prayer, fellowship, and service.

History of Messiah Lutheran Church
Messiah is a friendly congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We were organized in 1859 by Swedish Lutheran immigrants who built their church on “West Hill” in Burlington. In 1962, we dedicated our present building on West Avenue. Messiah is known for music and liturgy, Christian education, friendship and fellowship, and for our involvment in the life of Christ in this community and in the world. Come worship with us!

What’s New?

Take Away Hunger is scheduled to package their nutritious food for the hungry for distribution here and around the world on Saturday, October 15 and November 19.  Take Away Hunger Greater Burlington will be having their Christmas Sale on Saturday, November 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  It’s a wonderful sale of good used Christmas decorations, toys, small gifts, and baked items.  It’s a great place to shop, because you’ll find wonderful stuff at bargain prices.

WOMEN OF MESSIAH, both members and non-members:
September brings the beginning of our monthly circle meetings. Currently, we have four groups. Each circle welcomes new members. Meeting times and locations are as follows:

  • Abigail Circle-2nd Sunday, 7:00 p.m., church library
  • Open Circle-1st Wednesday, 4:30 p.m., church library and homes
  • Ruth/Mary Elizabeth Circle-1st Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., church library
  • Sarah Circle-1st Thursday, 7:00 p.m., church library

In these groups, you will find fellowship, refreshment, and learning about the Bible and Christian living.

The Fall Cluster 8 Gathering will be Saturday, October 1, at First Lutheran Church in Keokuk. Coffee and registration are scheduled for 9:00-9:30. Lunch will be $6.00. Checks should be payable to First Lutheran Church WELCA. Reservations can be made at our church office (754-7591) through Sunday, September 25. More details are on the MCW bulletin board by the women’s and handicapped restrooms.

September 18: Lotegeluaki Lengai presents: 2016 churchwide assembly/the Lengai Tanzanian or- phanage
September 25: Mona Ash from Young House pre- sents: “Bridges out of Poverty” in Burlington

Messiah Lutheran Church 2411 West Ave Burlington, Iowa 52601 319-754-7591