COVID-19 Statement

Effective immediately, Wednesday evening Lenten suppers and services have been suspended. Pastor Susanne will be here Sunday mornings. We request that no more than 10 people (as per government guidelines) gather at one time at our facility for private prayer.

All other events at our facility have been postponed.

Messiah Lutheran Church will keep in touch with you via email, Facebook and our website. Office hours will be kept so you may contact us if we can help you in any way. (319) 754-7591

Tuesday, April 28

Vacation Bible School registration form

VBS is scheduled Aug. 3 through Aug. 7 from 9 a.m. to noon

Friday, April 24

Sermon For April 26

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Friday, April 17

Sunday Bulletin For April 19

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Tuesday, April 14

Video for Website

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Daily Messenger Tuesday, April 13 2020

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Friday, April 10


So they took Jesus; and carrying the cross by himself, he went out to what is called The Place of the Skull, which in Hebrew is called Golgotha. There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, with Jesus between them. Pilate also had an inscription written and put on the cross. It read, “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.”
John 19.16-19

Here is a Good Friday devotion for praying in a socially-distant world. Download it and share it with those with whom you’re sheltering in place. Click to view

Easter Stories


Tuesday, April 7

Daily Messenger for April 7, 2020

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Monday, April 6

Daily Messenger for April 6, 2020

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Thursday, April 2

Messiah Scholarship Program

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Tuesday, March 31

April 2020 Newsletter

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Thursday, March 26

Daily Messenger for Thursday March 26, 2020

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Your offering & Vanco Electronic Giving Messiah Lutheran continues to operate!

With the latest news on COVID-19, make sure you’re prepared to help our members and guests support our mission while attending via the web page, Facebook, attending Sunday when opened for prayer, or just stopping by to visit!

An easier way to make this possible is to sign up for Electronic Giving. This will keep your offering coming to the church whether you are here, on vacation, home during the COVID-19 crisis, or have another commitment.

Call me at the office or stop by and I can get you set up.

By the way, have you sent your offering into the church office, stopped by to drop it off, or signed up for Electronic Giving?

With the spread of COVID-19, your church needs to be prepared to help people, support our mission, assist in community assistance programs, and continue to operate as it always has.

We do this whether you’re attending services in person or online.

Wednesday, March 25

Daily Messenger for Wednesday March 25, 2020

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Friday, March 20

In This Together

Yesterday’s Daily Messenger neglected this note: Hymnals, puzzles, devotionals and bandage wrapping supplies are in a ‘grab and go’ collection at the front door of the church. The door is unlocked during normal business hours. On Fridays, please ring the doorbell. Some staff are working from home, and others are working primarily in the building, where we are strictly observing the rules for social distancing. But we are all accessible. Pastor Susanne may be reached at any time at on her cell phone at 651-746- 9969.

We are publishing a weekly bulletin for home worship, including printed sermons, and have uploaded the first of a group of hymns, this one sung by Thea Good, “The Glory of these Forty Days.” Please check both the Messiah website and the Messiah Facebook page for glimpses of all the life that is going on in our Messiah community.

You can contribute to this conversation of encouragement. Send in your ideas, your plans for the present and future, your recollections, to the church office email at Or mail them to us at Messiah Lutheran, 2411 West Ave, Burlington 52601. How are you passing the time? Are you doing something creative? Something that is of use to the community? How are you sharing the faith? Are you remembering a turning point in your own faith life that you can write down and share with us? Are you contemplating a garden? Messiah will pay for someone to come till your garden for you. And then you get to go outside and tend it! Tomatoes for all! And marigolds, and bell peppers and cilantro. Think of the goodness that remains active and growing in our midst.

Viruses may frighten and isolate us, but our God continues to strengthen and unite us. And no matter what, storm or sunshine, we are in this together in Christ.

Pastor Susanne+


Bulletin for March 22Sermon For March 22

Sunday School Online

There is a new section available on the website – Sunday School Online. You can access it from the Youth & Family menu section.




Thursday, March 19

A video message from Kelly about Sunday school and children and youth programming.

Devotional from Kelly

Thea Good, singing
“The Glory of These Forty Days.”

Worship Services

8:00 a.m. Worship
10:30 a.m. Worship

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 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. for worship or attend Sunday School for all ages at 9:15 a.m. We also hold an informal worship service on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

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 ourinvolvement in the life of Christ in this community and in the world. Come worship with us!

Messiah Lutheran Church
2411 West Ave
Burlington, Iowa 52601