Welcome to Messiah Lutheran Church!


Messiah Lutheran Church is located in Port Byron, IL and serves the communities of Port Byron, Rapids City, Hampton, Cordova, Hillsdale and beyond. Our ministries serve the community in a multitude of ways!


Our worship services are led by Pastor Wayne Melaas-Swanson and occur every Sunday at 9:00 a.m.


At Messiah we have a passion for focusing on our youth. With programs for elementary, middle, and high school students, we have something to help any age level with their spiritual fulfillment.


Messiah Lutheran Preschool is committed to nurturing each child by providing unique learning experiences designed to create a passion for learning and maximize kindergarten readiness, while expanding understanding and appreciation for all of God’s creations.


Messiah Lutheran Church is home to the Upper Rock Island County Food Pantry. The Pantry is affiliated with Churches United of the Quad Cities and the River Bend Food Bank.