Morganton, North Carolina

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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. 



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 WORSHIP HOURS – Starting September 4th:

8:30 am & 11:00 am- Worship with Holy Communion
9:30 am  -Food & Fellowship (NFH)
9:30 am –  Choir Practice
9:45 am –  Sunday School classes


                                    WELCOME TO MEGAN DOWNEY – Our Youth Ministry Intern

Originally from Charlotte, Megan is a senior at Lenoir-Rhyne University studying youth and family ministries. She has worked with children at Lutheridge as a counselor and at Faith Alive retreats. She is the president of the Campus Activities Board at LRU and also plays on the ultimate Frisbee team “Los Osos”. Megan enjoys working with children of any age and is excited about doing her internship at Calvary. She will be working with our youth primarily on Sundays and Wednesday evenings during the upcoming semester and use her gifts and passion for youth to help us build our youth programming at Calvary.  Please welcome Megan, and introduce yourself when you see her.


Old Church
The original building circa 1910

  CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH – 83 Years of Service 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, September 10th at 7 am.


Women’s Luncheon – Saturday. August 27th – All women from area churches were invited to a pot luck luncheon in Fellowship Hall sponsored by the WELCA groups of Calvary.  The theme was Burke County Women in Connection for Healing.  The goal was to build connections among Christian Women of Burke County.Pastor Lauren Carlson and Reverend Gwendolyn Benjamin of Gaston Chapel presented the program after the luncheon, and table discussion were held. There were representatives there from many of the local churches. This was the first of many gatherings to be held.
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Burke County Back to School Festival  was a huge success. Calvary Lutheran supplied lots of volunteers.  Thanks to all who helped out!

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Upcoming Events You Won’t Want to Miss: 


Mission Morganton Service Project Cookout – Sunday, August 28th – Catawba Meadows Park 5pm. After the cookout, different project teams will discuss their particular project.  There will also be a Youth Volleyball Tournament. In case of inclement weather, the picnic will be held at the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church. Calvary’s project is the painting of the employee restroom at the Good Samaritan Clinic.

WELCA Circle Meetings – Tuesday, September 6th – Circle I will meet at the home of Pattie Brittain at 7 pm.  Circle II will meet at 10 am in New Fellowship Hall

Calvary Quilters – Wednesday, September 7th – 9:30 – noon in Old Fellowship Hall

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

Tuesday, September 13th – The Cavaliers, now known as the Calvary Seniors, will meet at AJ’s Restaurant on Bost Road at 11am for lunch and fellowship. They meet there every second Tuesday of the month.  All seniors are welcome.


YOUTH YARD SALE ON OCTOBER 1st in New fellowship Hall from 7am – 1pm: The Youth Group will be going to the ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston, TX in 2018, so this is the first fund raiser to help them reach that goal.  To donate something for their sale to support this worthy cause , bring your items to the hall between September 25th and 29th.


Click to: 

Find the news of Calvary for August: The August Proclamation

Find the Schedule for September:  September Worship 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.
Check us out on Facebook: Calvary Lutheran Church, ELCA