Hear the Word, Live the Word, Share the Word
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 service. We offer an early traditional service with full liturgy of Confession, scripture, Word, and faithful hymns with Gospel-based preaching) at 9:00 AM on Sunday mornings. 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
November 26, 2023
(Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost, Christ the King)
On this final Sunday of the church year our gospel is Jesus’ great story of judgment. In the end, the faithful are those who served Christ by ministering to those who are poor, hungry, naked, sick, or estranged. In the first reading God is the shepherd who seeks the lost, weak, and injured and feeds them with justice. We gather this day to celebrate the reign of Christ and his victory over death, yet we await the consummation of all things yet to come. Acknowledging Christ as our merciful ruler, we go forth that his reign may be known in our loving words and deeds.
From Sundays and Seasons
Can you help us?
We are trying to find a photo of each of the past members of Lutheran Chapel that have a stained-glass window in their honor/memory. We know there are still family members from many of these folks and we would love to add a page to our website with the dedication and the photo. We have photos for two of the windows so far. Take a look. For more information about this project, click here.
Can You Help Us?
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.
We are collecting NON-perishable foods for a local food pantry. You can bring your donations to the church and put them inn the old kitchen.
We are preparing Blessing Boxes to distribute in December. Please work on filling as many as you can.
December 3 – 9:00 am Hanging of the Greens Service, Sunday School following service,
WELCA General Meeting w/ Covered Dish Lunch following SS, Sunday Circle
December 10 –8am Council Meeting, 9:00 am Worship Service and Congregational Meeting, Sunday School following service,
December 11 – Buena Hinson Circle
December 17 – 9:00 am Worship Service, Sunday School following service
December 19 – Meals on Wheels
December 24 – Christmas in Word & Song; Evening –
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
December 31 - 9:00 am Worship Service, Sunday School following service
*Victory Junction is a medically safe, yet exhilarating camp, that challenges children who have a serious medical condition to try things they never imagined possible. This young lady is the lucky recipient of Myrtle Lentz's 1,000th bear for Victory Junction. The young lady, Leah, has now graduated high school and will soon be attending college. Her goal is to become a First Grade Teacher and use her bears in her classroom. She has a collection of bears from all the years that she has attended camps at Victory Junction.
Myrtle has help from several congregation members with stuffing, and tying bows - Joanne Johnson, Norma Patterson and the Sunday Circle.
Just think - 1,000 children have received bears made by Myrtle. What a ministry of love!
*Dedication of plaque telling of all the Lutheran Chapel Cemeteries in memory of Frank Patterson by his wife and daughters. Click here for photos.
*Farmer's Day 2023 was a huge success. Click here for photos.
*NC Synod Quilt Project Click here for photos.
*Our Spring banquet was held on May 6, 2023. For pictures click here.
*Easter Breakfast and Service held April 9, 2023. For photos click here.
*For the last eighteen-twenty four months, Lutheran Chapel has been involved in several large projects to not only beautify our church and cemetery but to help sustain them in the future. All of these projects were and will be huge undertakings. If you would like to read more about these projects and see photos, click here.
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