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.
(Third Sunday after Epiphany)
As we continue through the time after Epiphany, stories of the call to discipleship show us the implications of out baptismal calling to show Christ to the world. Jesus begins proclaiming the good news and calling people to repentance right after John the Baptist is arrested for preaching in a similar way. Knowing that John was later executed, we see at the very outset the cost of discipleship. Still the two sets of brothers leave everything they have known and worked for all their lives to follow Jesus and fish for people.
WELCOME BACK TO CHURCH!
Join us for worship this morning. The meditation will be on the Psalm. Our lessons are as follows:
Jonah 3:1-5, 10
During this season of Epiphany, our lessons help us look at our calling to discipleship and show us the implications of our choosing to live in our baptismal covenant with the Lord. Jonah ran... the disciples dropped everything to follow. What about us? What are we doing? Log on early for a great video clip to get you ready to worship.
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
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting
*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.
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.
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