Hear the Word, Live the Word, Share the Word
Worship Services will be at 9:00AM. Sunday School immediately following service. 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
May 9, 2021
(Sixth Sunday of Easter)
This Sunday’s image of the lie the risen Christ shares with us is the image of friendship. We are called to serve others as Jesus came to serve; but for John’s gospel, the image of servanthood is too hierarchical, too distant, to capture the essence of life with Christ. Friendship captures the love, the joy, the deep mutuality of the relationship into which Christ invites us. The Greeks believed that true friends are willing to die for each other. This is the mutual love of Christian community commanded by Christ and enabled by the Spirit.
May 13, 2021 (Ascension of Our Lord)
In today’s readings, Acts 1:1-11, Psalm 47, Ephesians 1:15-23, Luke 24:44-53, the risen Christ ascends into heaven and his followers are assured that the Spirit will empower them to be witnesses throughout the earth. The disciples were told to not gaze up into heaven to look for Jesus (Acts 1:11); we find his presence among us as we proclaim the word and share the Easter feast. We too long for the Spirit to enliven our faith and invigorate our mission.
From Sundays and Seasons
WELCOME BACK TO CHURCH!
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.
Click on the blue link below to join the service at 10:30 am
Attached is the new link for Sunday 10:30 worship with Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.
Write down this new link so you can access it on Sundays. Meeting ID number is 83808921089.
Click on the blue banner to join the service at 10:30 Sunday Morning at Gloria Dei.
*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.
Sunday School will be held 10 minutes after our morning service.
Any additional services will be announced on our church calendar on our website.
Sunday School classes began on April 11, 2021. Masks and Social Distancing will be required.
The South Rowan Bible Teaching Association will be hold a drive through Chicken Dinner Plate pickup on Thursday, May 20th from 4-7PM at the First Reformed Church in Landis. Tickets are $10.
The NC Synod Assembly will be held via ZOOM on June 4th and 5th. A new bishop will be selected during the assembly.
No Recent Events due to the Covid 19 Pandemic
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