Morganton, North Carolina

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BUCM Food Drive in March
It’s time to fill the pantry shelves at BUCM! March has been designated as Calvary Lutheran’s month to collect all types of nonperishable food items for Burke United Christian Ministries. Please collect or purchase nonperishable food items, place them in a bag and then place them in the collection bins in the Old Fellowship Hall.  (More details are in the March Proclamation – see link below.)


Calvary Lutheran Church
119 North King Street,
Morganton, NC 28655
Phone: 437-0780
Office Hours: M-F 8 am – 5 pm


Worship Schedule for March 4, 11, and 18

8:30 and 11:00 am – Worship with Communion
9:45 am – Sunday School


Wednesdays in Lent:  Dinner in New Fellowship Hall at 5:30.  At 6:30, there is Holden Evening Prayer in the Nave.  This is a service of music, scripture, meditation, and prayer.


Holy Week Services:

March 25 – Palm/Passion Sunday – ONE SERVICE at 10:00 am – Passion Cantata

Monday – Wednesday:  Eucharist at 7:00 pm – Rotating between Calvary, Grace Episcopal, and St. Mary’s & St. Stephen’s Episcopal. These are brief services to gather around the Lord’s table for prayer and communion. (3/26 – Grace Episcopal;  3/27 – Calvary;  3/28 – St. Mary’s & St. Stephen’s)

March 29 – Maundy Thursday – Full service including First Communion and Stripping of the altar.

March 30 – Good Friday – 7:00 pm Tennebrae Worship

March 31 – Easter Vigil – 7:00 pm – Worship will be at St. Paul’s Episcopal at Lake James – all are welcome to this service of lessons and light.

EASTER SUNDAY –  Sunrise Service at 6:30 am –  Combined service with First United Methodist Church hosted at Calvary – A breakfast in the New Fellowship Hall will follow hosted by the Calvary Youth.

Easter Festival Worship – ONE SERVICE at 10:00 am 


In 2018, Calvary will celebrate its 85th anniversary.
If you are interested in the full history of Calvary, click here.


Mission Statement:
Embraced in God’s love through Jesus Christ,
Calvary Lutheran Church is called
To proclaim the Good News of God’s saving grace,
To nurture spiritual growth, and
To care for all God’s creation.


Upcoming Events You Won’t Want to Miss

During Lent, The YOUTH will be having fellowship time from 7:00pm (following the Lenten service) until 7:30pm. The youth are invited to join Megan at 5:30 for the Lenten meal, and the service as well.

A Lenten Project for our Forest Hill Elementary Family. We are collecting full sized toiletry items such as bar soap, shampoo (10-12 oz.), deodorant (roll-on or stick), hair brushes, toothbrushes (kids size) and toothpaste.  Please put the items in the marked bins in Ole Fellowship Hall by the end of March.

Old Man’s Breakfast – Tuesday, March 6th, 9 am at the Timberwoods Family Restaurant

WELCA meetings – Tuesday, March 6th – Circle I at 7 pm and Circle II at 10 am.

CLC Quilters – Wednesday, March 7th and Saturday, March 17th at 9:30 am.

Breakfast for Our Neighbors – Saturday, March 10th, and Saturday, March 24th7-9 am

Calvary Seniors – Tuesday, March 13th -Lunch and Fellowship at AJ’s, 11 am.

Baby Shower for the Barnhardts – Sunday, March 18th after the 11:00 service.

Slide Show by the Kern’s of their visit to El Salvador – Sunday, March 25th after the 10 am service


Find this month’s Proclamation: THE PROCLAMATION FOR MARCH

Find the Worship Helper Schedule:  March  Worship Schedule

Find more Worship Helpers here: More Helpers for March 

The entire calendar for the year: The Calendar

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

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For more information on the ELCA  click here.
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