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Welcome to Messiah Lutheran Church!

Messiah Lutheran Church is a Christian community located on the West Side of Santa Cruz, California. We are within walking distance of the UCSC campus, in the Westlake Neighborhood. 

Here at Messiah Lutheran Church we desire to know our Lord and Savior better, to grow in our faith, and share that faith journey with others. We experience faith together at our Services, Bible Classes, and Events. This faith is an active path we journey on together.  Please join us! 

Service Times

Sunday Worship service is onsite and online via ZOOM at 10:00am.

Use a computer or tablet to join Zoom Meeting 

(either click link above or copy and paste it in your internet browser)

Preschool Update
MLP Monarch!

If you would like to donate to the preschool, please use the donate button below.

General Fund Donation

If you would like to maintain your stewardship commitments to support the ministry of Messiah Lutheran Church, mail your offering to Messiah Lutheran Church, 801 High Street, Santa Cruz CA 95060, or you can make a General Fund donation by clicking below.  Please email a note of each online donation that you make so that we can include it in your offering statement.



8:00 am Service of the Word - cancelled

10:00 am Divine Service - onsite & online

Pastor Rice's Bible Studies

Sundays 9:15 am -- cancelled/Covid

Thursdays 9:30 am

Please email Pastor Rice for the passcode 



Contact Information

Office Hours M-F  9:00 am-1:00 pm

Phone     (831) 423-8330
Address 801 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 

Worship Services

Join us this Sunday 10:00am

Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Contemporary Service

Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-49

James 5

Mark 9:38-50

The ZOOM meeting ID for Sunday Services is: 

485 087 170

Access the room using a smartphone, tablet or computer using this link:

You can also “listen” to the service without video by calling: +1 669 900 6833


Please bring your mask or we will gladly supply one for you.


  • Self-screening checklist
  • Face covering/mask
  • Sign in for contact tracing
  • Sanitize hands
  • Social distancing


Ongoing Events

Eating with Jesus



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