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 online on ZOOM at 10:00am.

Use a computer or tablet to join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/485087170 

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

Preschool Update
MLP will be closed thru January 18. 

Please join us in a prayer of thanks and for healthy families and staff.

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

General Fund Donation

Messiah Lutheran Church, has had to make some budget adjustments, and may make more in the near future.  We are trying to be good stewards of the resources God has given us.  Please consider an additional donation at this time.

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 melody@messiah-lutheran.us 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 -- online

Pastor Rice's Bible Studies

Sundays 9:15 am -- cancelled

Thursdays 9:30 am -- online, returns 1/7/21


Please email pastor for the passcode pastor@messiah-lutheran.us 



Contact Information

Office Hours M-F  9:00 am-1:00 pm

Phone     (831) 423-8330
Email pastor@messiah-lutheran.us
Address 801 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 

Merry Christmas

Worship Services Online

Due to Santa Cruz County Stay At Home Order, our Worship Service this Sunday will be via ZOOM at 10am.

The ZOOM meeting ID for Sunday Services will be Meeting ID: 485 087 170

Access the room using a smartphone, tablet or computer using this link:  https://zoom.us/j/485087170

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

Ongoing Events

Eating with Jesus





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