Worship Services


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

Adult Sunday School Forum

Sep 22: Christa Ruther presents her mission trip to Africa
Sept 29: Messiah Landscapers’ annual walkabout
Oct 6: Pope Francis, the fifth commandment and the Catholic church
Oct 13: Ernie Schiller presents the Rebuild Nepal Education Project

Lutheran Men in Mission presents “One Year to Live,” a retreat experience for men focusing on real friendships and a closer relationship with Christ. November 8, 9, & 10 at Camp EWALU. Contact Dennis Wohlers in the church office for more information and to register.

The Landscapers have been maintaining the grounds at Messiah for five years now, and have done afine job. However, some of them say they are “feeling their age” and the group needs some new, younger volunteers! Get your green thumb on and learn about the care and maintenance of the different plants and flowers that grace our grounds. Contact Julie Swanson at 753-2648 if you’re interested, orjust show up at 9:00 on Tuesday mornings. Silver cord hours are available for high schoolers.

Online donations are now available – click here to view

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

Youth and Family

412 Timothy is for youth in preschool through high school. We meet Wednesday nights at Messiah from 6:00-7:30. Join us for yoga, small groups, worship and prayer stations. As always, friends are welcome too! On the 3rd Wednesday of each month we invite families to join us at the 3rd Wednesday dinner and worship service. We also do a service project between dinner and worship.
1 Timothy 4:12 “Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.”

Confirmation classes continue Wednesday evenings as well. Students meet at 7:30 in the conference room.


Jesus & Java is a chance for middle and high schoolers to meet for coffee and a quick Bible study. Join Kelly in the Youth Room every Sunday at 9:30 for java and conversation with Jesus.

Don’t forget to have Kelly sign your silver cord sheet if you volunteered this summer!

To encourage students to bring their Bibles to Sunday school, worship and Confirmation, we’re introducing punch cards! We want you to use your Bibles, write in your Bibles, use hi-liter in them, and bring them to worship. Every time you bring your Bible to church, you’ll get one punch. When you’ve accumulated 10 punches, you’ll earn a prize! Punch cards can be found on the table by Kelly’s office.

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