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.  Join us! 

Service Times

Sunday Worship services will be held online at 10am on Sunday.  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 Closed

Due to the “Shelter in place, our preschool will be closed.  Please pray for our Preschool Staff and families during this time. Our preschool is fully supported by parent fees, and with the school being closed it will mean a loss of income for the preschool.  If you would like to donate to the preschool, please use donate button below. Please send pastor@messiah-lutheran.us a note of the amount and who is making the donation so Pastor can make sure it gets to the preschool.

General Fund Donation

During this time of "Shelter in place", Messiah still has expenses that need to be supported. We ask that you prayerfully consider keeping up with your stewardship commitments.

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--cancelled

Pastor Rice's Bible Studies

Sundays 9:15 am -- cancelled

Thursdays 9:30 am -- online


NO CLASS 6/4/2020 or 6/18/2020


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 

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1

Worship Services Moved On-line

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak nationwide, the Santa Cruz County Public Health Department has mandated a “Shelter in Place”.  All non-essential activities and travel are to be restricted.

Our Sundays Service will be online, and sometime after the service, I hope to post a link to the video on our Website. 

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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