Morganton, North Carolina

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CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH – Serving Morganton for 83 Years
If you are interested in the full history of Calvary
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Calvary Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, located at 119 North King Street, Morganton, NC 28655.   Phone: 437-0780

Worship Hours & Events for December

December 7
6:30 pm – Nighttime of Our Souls (Information below)


December  11 – 3rd Sunday of Advent
8:30 am & 11:00 am – Worship with Holy Communion
9:45 am – Sunday School
5:00pm – Community Choir Concert at First Presbyterian Church


December 18 – 4th Sunday of Advent
9:00 am – Sunday School
10:00 am – Cantata Sunday


December 24 – Christmas Eve
7:00 pm – Special Music
7:30 pm – Candlelight Worship


December 25 – Christmas Day
10:00 am – Lessons and Carols
No Sunday School

Upcoming Events You Won’t Want to Miss:

December 6th – WELCA Circle Meetings – Circle I will meet at the home of Cynthia Lange at 7:00pm.  Circle II will meet in Old Fellowship Hall at 10:00 am. The ladies of Circle II are invited to bring refreshments to share.

December 7th – 6:30 pm – Nighttime of Our Souls -While this time of year is joyful and celebratory for many, there are those who do not experience this season in the same way.  For some, this is a time of the year where the pain of loss of a loved one is exacerbated as they watch happy families coming together to celebrate.  We will gather as the body of Christ on the evening of December 7th at 6:30 pm to recognize this grief and loss and take it to God in prayerful worship through the Nighttime of Our Souls Liturgy.  It is a beautiful service and a helpful way of remembering the light that shines in the darkness and renewing our faith in Christ.

December 8th – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm  Friends for Animals will be having a spaghetti luncheon on Thursday, December 8 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall. The $8 lunch includes spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and dessert. A vegetarian option will also be offered. To schedule a delivery to your business call 433-1115 or fax 438-8150 by 9:00 a.m. on December 8th.

Breakfast for Our Neighbors – Saturday,  December 10th- 7 am in New fellowship Hall

Sunday, December 11th – 5:00pm – The  Combined Community Choir Concert will be held at First Presbyterian Church located at 100 Silvercreek Road in Morganton.  Several of our own Calvary Choir members will be singing with the group, so you won’t want to miss it.  A wide variety of Christmas music featuring different cultures and eras in history will be performed to get all in attendance into the holiday spirit!  The concert is free and open to the community though donations will be accepted.

The Hanging of the Greens at Calvary Lutheran Church
The tree delivery will take place on Friday, the 16th at 3:00 pm, and we are in need of a few able bodies to assist with setting the tree up and hanging lights. Please email or call the church office if you would like to volunteer.
The decorating will begin on Saturday, the 17th at 9:00 am. Snacks and hot cider will be available. 

Breakfast for Our Neighbors – Saturday,  December 17th- 7 am in New fellowship Hall

Caroling – Friday, December 13th – 1:00 pm – Meet in the New Fellowship Hall to join us in caroling. Come ready to spread the joy of the Christmas to our shut-ins.

November Youth News

A lot of fun activities have been happening with our Calvary Youth!


Thank you to the Hunt Family for hosting us for a night of fellowship, games, and S’MORES! We had an awesome time!








The middle school youth had a fun night “out on the town” at Treat! After a long week, last week, we had a great time just talking over some calamari and meat balls!





Sunday, Dec. 11 – A Middle and High School service project activity!



Click to: 

Find the Proclamation for December:  December Proclamation

Find the  Schedule for December: December-Schedule

Read the entire calendar for the year: The Calendar

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

See highlights from the NC Synod Assembly: Assembly highlights

Visit the NC Synod’s Facebook page: Synod on Facebook

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