Our Church

OrganizedĀ  as a mission church of the American Lutheran Church in 1986, Messiah is centrally located to serve several southern New Hampshire communities. Members are primarily from Amherst, Milford, Merrimack, Mt. Vernon, Hollis, Bedford and New Boston.

Our first sanctuary was completed with a Service of Dedication held November 17, 2002. Worship Services, Sunday School and church offices are now all located atĀ 303 Hwy 101.

Meet our Interim Pastor

Pastor Dave Rinas loves to teach and preach the story and the stories of the Bible. “We don’t just read about the Bible, we are a part of the Bible story.” His preaching often repeats the promise to Abraham, that we are blessed in order to be a blessing. He lives out his faith in caring for the congregation, building homes with Habitat for Humanity, encouraging Lutheran Churches all over New England to end hunger through the World Hunger Appeal, and making friends with people in Honduras through mission trips. He and his wife, Doreen, live in Pepperell, MA. Their son, Joshua, is a Lutheran pastor in Connecticut, and their daughter, Kendra, works in Nepal with refugees moving to the United States.