MINISTRIES

Ministry in Daily Life Do everything to the glory of God! (Colossians 3:17)
Each disciple is called to serve Christ’s Kingdom through our family, our daily work, our church, and our community. How do you live out this call? Consider this in your personal reflections.

Worship Services Love the Lord your God with all your heart (Mark 12:30)
8:30 Service
9:15 Sunday School
10:30 Service
Advent: Evening Prayer on Wednesday at 7:00
Lent: Evening Prayer on Wednesday at 7:00

Youth and Family Ministries encourage one another (Hebrews 10:25)
Elementary Age Youth Group (1st to 5th grade)
Middle and Senior High Youth (6th to 12th grade)

The Brotherhood encourage one another (Hebrews 10:25)
The men gather for food and fellowship regularly.
Annual Pine Needle Sale
Ladies Night

Women of the ELCA encourage one another (Hebrews 10:25)
The women gather for Bible study, support and service.
Support for Crossnore School
Annual Statewide Gathering
Over 60 Banquet
Mother and Daughter Luncheon
Bridal Showers

Ministry Teams

Christian Education teach them to obey everything I have commanded you (Matthew 28:20)

  • Provides Sunday School
  • Annual Rally Day
  • Vacation Bible School

Youth and Family Ministries encourage one another (Hebrews 10:25)

  • Milestone Ministry
  • Christian Camps for Youth
  • Intergenerational Events/ Family Ministries
  • OWLS (Older Wiser Lutheran Seniors) Group
  • Regular Youth Group Meetings
  • Yearly Mission Trips

Worship and Music Praise the LORD! Let everything that breathes praise the LORD! (Psalm 150)

  • Chancel Choir
  • Chapel Voices
  • Youth Choirs
  • Homecoming
  • Provide regular Sunday worship services in accordance with the liturgical calendar year.
  • Provide seasonal worship services, such as those held during Advent and Lent.
  • Alternate years host a Seder meal for the Maundy Thursday service.
  • Encourage youth to attend Music Week at Lutherridge Camp
  • Provide training and scheduling for acolytes, crucifers, banner bearers, Bible bearers and torch bearers.
  • Provide scheduling for Helping Hands, ushers, altar care, lectors,
    communion assistants and presenters.
  • Deliver Holy Communion to shut-ins and nursing home residents, administered by the Pastor and other Eucharistic assistants.
  • Provide for maintenance (repairs/tuning) of organ and pianos.
  • Oversee special services such as weddings and funerals through set policies.

Social Ministry Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of those members of My family, you did it to Me (Matthew 25:40)

  • Salvation Army Monthly Meals
  • Collection for Crisis Assistance Ministry to Help our Community
  • School Supplies for Those in Need
  • Thanksgiving Meals
  • Sponsor Monthly Love Offerings
  • Emergency Family Fund
  • Samaritan’s Purse Shoeboxes

Evangelism: Outreach Love your neighbor as yourself (Mark 12:31) God’s Love is Free!

  • Support Boys and Girls Club of Bessemer City including the Angel Tree
  • Clothing Closet
  • Interfaith Hospitality to Homeless Families, Children
  • Friend Sunday – Invite All to Christ
  • Backpack Ministry for Robinson School

Evangelism:  Membership So I Your Lord and Teacher have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet (John 13:14)

  • Ministers to Shut-ins with visits, cards, and prayers
  • Treats for Special Day and Fruit Baskets at Christmas
  • Co-ordinates bereavement meals
  • Fruit Baskets to Shut-Ins

Property I was glad when they said to me, Let us go to the house of the LORD (Psalm 122:1)

  • Dirty Collar Workers each Monday morning
  • Care for Campus, Historical Cemetery
  • High Noon Lunch Bunch

Stewardship and Finance Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received (1 Peter 4:10)

  • Annual Church Ministry Plan
  • Supporting Stewards for Christ
  • Endowment Committees for Camp Scholarships, Cemetery Care, etc.