Morganton, North Carolina


Calvary Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, located at 119 North King Street, Morganton, NC 28655. 


SUMMER WORSHIP HOURS – June 5th – August 28th:

8:15 am – Service of the Word with Holy Communion
9:00 am  – Adult Sunday School
There will be NO Children’s Sunday School classes until August 21st
10:00 am – Worship with Holy Communion

Old Church
The original building circa 1910


On June 12th we celebrated the 83rd anniversary of our church’s beginnings in Morganton.  If you are interested in the full history of Calvary, click here.

        Calvary is serving Breakfast for Our Neighbors twice a month!
Breakfast will be served in New Fellowship Hall on the second and the fourth Saturdays of each month. The next scheduled Breakfast is Saturday, July 9th at 7 am.

Pastors Paul and Lauren Carlson and Calvary members – Jim and Angie Voltmer recently attended the Synod Assembly in Charlotte.  Below is a picture of Bishop Timothy M. Smith, who along with Vice President Diana Haywood, presided over the NC Synod Assembly. There is also a link to the Assembly Highlights.  Be sure to watch NC Synod E-News in the coming weeks as well as the Synod’s Facebook page for addition information and links to videos presented during assembly.

Bishop Smith at Assembly Assembly highlights

 Upcoming Events You Won’t Want to Miss: 

Breakfast for Our Neighbors – Saturday, July 9th- 7 am in New fellowship Hall.

The Summer’s Bible Adventure – June 27th – July 1st

Welcome to Deep Sea Discovery—where kids will know that God is with them wherever they go! Get ready to dive into a life-changing adventure that leads kids deeper into God’s love!

Dates: June 27th – July 1st from 5-7:30pm.  Supper 5-5:30pm, VBS 5:30-7:30pm.  Ages 3-5th grade.

At Deep Sea Discovery kids will participate in the large-group excitement of Celebration Reef, experience God’s Word at S.S. Discovery, explore the mysteries of the sea through crafts and science at Curiosity Cavern, and enjoy snacks and games at Pelican Pier. Along the way, kids will explore the depths of the Bible using five dive markers to guide them. Through Deep Sea Discovery, they will resurface knowing that God is with them wherever they go! Your kids won’t want to miss this adventure! Secure their place on the dive team!  Registration forms can be found in church mailboxes. Please return to Christian Education mailbox across from the church office ASAP.     We are looking for volunteers to help with VBS please contact Teresa Gamewell.

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Find the news of Calvary for June: The Proclamation

Find the Schedule for July:  July Worship Assistants

Read the entire calendar for the year: News and Calendar

See the 2016 Calendar for the Lutheran Church: Church Year Calendar

Events at Calvary in pictures:

The most recent pictures of the Calvary Quilters.  Join us to reach our goal of 100 Quilts made for Lutheran World Relief.

The WELCA Regional Spring Gathering

The Youth Group Making Dog Treats

The Hunger Rumble                       First Communion Class

CLC Quilters and their quilts             The Installation of the Carlson’s

Blessing of the Animals                   Youth Hayride

WELCA Picnic at Silver Fork         Dancing with the Lutherans

Christmas Pageant                           The Hanging of the Greens


For the latest news releases on what ELCA is doing click here.
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