Hear the Word, Live the Word, Share the Word

Services will resume on October 4, 2020. They will be at 9:00AM. Masks and social distancing will be required.



Welcome to the website for Lutheran Chapel Evangelical Lutheran Church! We are glad you are visiting this website and would love for you to visit us in person on Sundays at our worship services (8:30 AM Confessional Service of scripture, prayer, and Holy Communion / 10:30 AM traditional service with full liturgy of Confession, scripture, Word, and faithful hymns with Gospel-based preaching). We believe that the Word is the Good News that God offers us full salvation and comfort through the obedience of Jesus the Christ and the gift of faith through the Holy Spirit. We are a joyful, friendly community of Christ who takes our worship together with gravity, after which we go out to serve God and the mission field with the gifts God grants us. Please peruse our website to see more specific details of how God calls us to serve China Grove and the larger community beyond through our mission statement of Hear the Word! Live the Word! Share the Word! We are located off Main Street in China Grove, NC across from West Lawn Cemetery. You may access our beautiful white church nestled in a grove of woods by turning on Coach Deal Drive between the Family Dollar and Mt. Zion United Church of Christ. Please visit our warm and welcoming community.

This Week's Message

(Time after Pentecost)

Jesus’ summary of the law in is echoed in Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18. We are called not only to love God with heart, soul, and mind, but also to love our neighbors as ourselves. It is out of such deep care that Paul shares the gospel with the Thessalonian community. In the confession of sins, we acknowledge that we have not loved God, neighbor, and self; yet we gather to hear the word of forgiveness and to be strengthened by word and meal to be signs of God’s love and mercy in the world.

From Sundays and Seasons


Pastor Tucker will do a live in-person 9:00 service at Lutheran Chapel, an online service through ZOOM every Sunday morning at 10:30 as well as a live in-person service at 11:00 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Salisbury.


You can call in to the online service from any phone line. It is not a long distance number and you can use your land line, flip phone or smart phone. The phone number to call is 301-715-8592. You will be asked for a meeting ID which is 892-1034-3249. If you would like to speak or join in the prayers in the service press *6(Star 6) on your phone. This will unmute the microphone.

October 25, 2020 Online Worship link


HAPPY REFORMATION SUNDAY!  Today we mark the anniversary of the Protestant Reformation when Martin Luther posted his 95 Thesis on the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church.  The document flamed a sentiment in the hearts of German scholars, and church members that led to the split within the Catholic Church and the formation of Protestant beliefs.  Luther's teachings were printed on Guttenberg's new printing press and the ideas moved across Europe leading to a revolution in thought and belief that continues today. Martin Luther, The Reformer is counted as one of the ten greatest Humans to have ever lived who's impact on life and society brought change to the world.


      Rooted in the past and growing into the future, the church must always be reformed in order to live out the love of Christ in an ever-changing world. We celebrate the good news of God’s grace, that Jesus Christ seats us free every day to do this life-transforming work. Trusting in the freedom given to us in baptism, we pray for the church, that Christians will unite more fully in worship and mission.


The hymn will sing today is one composed by Martin Luther and became the anthem of the Reformation...A Mighty Fortress.


Our readings include:

Psalm 46

Romans 3:19-28

John 8:31-36


Click on the blue banner to join the service at 10:30 Sunday Morning at Gloria Dei

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*From the Bishop

Knowing that God is calling us to walk alongside one another, here are opportunities for worship from the NC Synod this coming week:


  • Sunday, worship opportunities: The bishop's staff will provide a video recording for worship on Sunday which can be accessed from the synod's YouTube channel or via Facebook . Also, the sermon video clip is available via a link at the top of the COVID-19 response page. Staff will offer live worship on Sundays at 10 a.m.  This worship is available by Zoom for online or call-in connection. CLICK THIS Zoom link to join. [Meeting ID: 930 7702 1591 Password: none Join by phone: +1 646 876 9923] .




Services are held in the main Church:

Sunday Morning services are at 9:00 AM.

No Sunday School at this time.

Any additional services will be announced on our church calendar on our website.

Upcoming Events

Pastor John Tucker will become our Vice Pastor beginning October 1, 2020. His first Sunday service will be October 4, 2020 with a 9:00 AM service.

November 1, 2020 is All Saint's Sunday at Lutheran Chapel. We will celebrate our first communion and have a short congregational meeting.

Recent Events

WELCA members attended a one day retreat at Mt. Moriah. The program was "How can Hospice help?" For photos click here.

A Congregational luncheon was held in the fellowship hall to honor Pastor Susan Bame's retirement and her service and dedication to our church family. The Birthday party for Jesus followed the luncheon. For photos click here.

One of our special congregational members celebrated her 90th birthday with a reception in the Amanda Kluttz Fellowship Building on Sunday, December 1, 2019. Happy Birthday, Mary Frances! For pictures click here.

Our congregational Thanksgiving meal was held on November 24th. For photos, click here.

Guests came and experienced a trip to the Holy Land through pictures and stories from Boyd and Karen Hough's recent trip to Israel and Jordan. The travel itinerary includes biblical and historical sites. Everyone is welcome. For pictures click here.

Delegates from Lutheran Chapel attended the annual NC Synod Assembly in Greensboro, NC on May 31-June 1, 2019. Bishop Tim Smith spoke to delegates about the theme of Congregational Vitality. See his address at this link.

Our Mission


We believe that the door to salvation is always open and so are the doors to our church. Our mission is to be fully devoted to Jesus by opening our arms to those in search of the truth. We show God’s love and concern for our fellow man at every opportunity. Through works of charity and opening our doors to listen and love, we feel that we are walking in the footsteps of Jesus Christ.

Hear the Word, Live the Word, Share the Word

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