This Sunday at Messiah

December 16, 2018

Worship at 9:00 a.m.

Holy Communion Every Sunday

About This Sunday

A Preview of things to Come

The Real Story:  A Christmas Comedy

Sunday School Christmas Program

Blended Worship Service

Our Advent Journey Continues

As we light the Third Candle on the Advent Wreath

Refreshments and Fellowship after Worship


Next Sunday, December 23th:

4th Sunday in Advent –
Almost There:  New Hope and New Life is on the Way.

Christmas Worship

Christmas Eve

4:00 p.m. Worship –
Music with Rhythm of the Spirit, Candlelight, Children’s Message, Communion

10:00 p.m. Worship –
Traditional Christmas Worship with Candlelight and Holy Communion

1st Sunday of Christmas – December 30th

9:00 a.m. Worship –
Service of Lessons & Carols – 6th Day of Christmas Celebration!

Upcoming Events

View Messiah’s latest events, and special worship times.


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.