Welcome to Messiah Lutheran Church
125 years of ministry is a remarkable history. And Messiah English Lutheran Church proudly celebrated the milestone of a century and a quarter in service to God and the Canton community on June 8, 2014. Though Pastor Lee Hudson would not allow the focus to be on his honored service to the church and the neighborhood, he served as pastor of Messiah for nearly 30 of those 125 years. But now, there is change in the air.
In response to over a year's worth of prayer and consultation, Messiah has chosen to cede their building and resources to a new project, a multi-denominational project, a project hoping to engage in the new Canton and the old Canton alike. Joined by the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, the Maryland-Delaware Synod and several Baltimore area congregations, Messiah has chosen to seed a new church plant, The Church on the Square.
The Church on the Square, led by the Reverend James Hamilton (Pastoral Missioner), Mr. John Repulski (Music Missioner) and Mr. John Deason (Development Missioner) seeks to step into the continuum of that 125 years and use new energy and resources to adapt The Church on the Square to the shifting demography of Canton.
Renovation is currently underway and services will begin, even in the midst of that renovation, in a few short weeks. Check back here for updates and information about how you can get involved in building a new and historic parish church for the people of Canton.
The Church on the Square is located near stops for MTA bus lines 7, 11, and 13.
Messiah was granted landmark designation by the Baltimore City Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation on August 13th.