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
8:30 am- Worship with Communion

9:45  am -Sunday School
11:00 am – Worship with Communion

Midweek Lenten Services

Every Wednesday from March 8th  through April 5th – Two opportunities for worship:
Bible study and prayer at 12:00pm on Wednesdays in the New Fellowship Hall, led by Bill Nybeck, using the same theme as the evening services.  Bring your lunch and enjoy the opportunity to pause together and contemplate this important time in the church year.

OR Lenten Meal and Service  at 5:30 and 6:30 A dinner of soup, salad, sandwiches and desserts will be served in NFH until 6:15,  followed by the service at 6:30 in the sanctuary. The theme this year is “Let the Living Water Lead Us”.

                            Upcoming Events You Won’t Want to Miss:

Saturday, March 25th – Breakfast for Our Neighbors 7 am – 9 am in New Fellowship Hall.

Saturday, April 1st – WELCA Spring Gathering at St. John’s Lutheran in Hudson. (see details below).

Sunday, April 2nd at 10:00 am – Special Congregational Meeting to discuss the Church Council’s recommendation to add a part time position for a Youth Director starting in September 2017.

“My Neighbor is Muslim” – Learning about Christian-Muslim Connections in the midst of Differences. – Meeting take place on Mondays from 6:45 – 8 pm. in Old Fellowship Hall.  This gathering is open to any interested persons who are committed to civil dialog for the sake of building community and who are interested in growing in their understanding of both their faith perspective and that of Muslims.

The Month of March – March has been designated as Calvary Lutheran’s month to collect all types of non-perishable food items for Burke United Christian Ministries.  The need is GREAT this year for food and the shelves at BUCM have been empty a lot this year. All nonperishable foods are needed. Cash and checks will also be accepted.  Donations of cans and nonperishable foods can be left in Old fellowship Hall or in the narthex.  Cash and checks can be placed in the offering on Sundays – please designate it for BUCM.


Spring Gathering – April 1st -St. John’s Lutheran

The gathering will be held at  St. John’s Lutheran in Hudson, NC. on Saturday, April 1st. Registration and coffee begins at 8:30 with the Program beginning at 9:00am. The cost is $8.  The topic is Women of the Reformation. Registration is due by March 25th. Call Angela Williams of Leslie Kern for more details. The Pennies will go to ELCA Good Gifts for wells for the poor.  The offering will go to Agape Kure Beach that had damage from hurricanes and to Caldwell Hospice for supplies.

Calvary Women – Save the Date – Our Retreat at Holden Beach will be April 28- 30th.  We had a great time last year and hope more of you can come this year for two days of sunshine, fellowship, good food, laughter, prayer and Bible study!  Reserve your spot by seeing or emailing Angela Williams or Leslie Kern ASAP.

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Find this month’s Proclamation: March Proclamation

Find the Worship Schedule for March: March Service Schedule

Find the April Worship Schedule of Volunteers here.

The entire calendar for the year: The Calendar

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

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