Mt. Pisgah

Lutheran Church

9379 Hwy 127 North

Hickory, NC  28601

(Bethlehem Community)

Phone:  828-495-8251

Fax:  828-495-8252

Worship:  8:00 and 10:30 AM

(Nursery provided)

Sunday School:  9:15 AM

(For all ages)

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 Worship  8 & 10:30 AM

Nursery provided

Light breakfast 9:00 AM

Sunday School 9:15 AM

for all ages



 Prayer Group  7:00-7:30 AM

Bible Study  8:30-9:30 AM

 Dinner  5:30-6:20 PM

Bible Study  6:15-7:30 PM

Confirmation & KIC  6:20-7:30 PM

Adult Choir  7:00-8:00 PM 




NC Synod YouthQuake

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Saturday, October 19

Mt. Pisgah hosting event

10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

3rd-5th graders  


Fall Festival

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Saturday, October 26

12:00 to 3:00 PM




























We are a friendly, welcoming group of 850+ members and growing, who desire to glorify God, grow in Christ and give to others.

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A Message from past Council President, Margo Mosley Smyre...

Extending the peace is another way of acknowledging the blessings God has given us. We in turn seek to share those blessings with each other in worship, in fellowship and in service. Sort of a ripple effect!

Our beloved Pastor Mike opens every monthly Pisgazette with a personal message, “A Stone’s Throw.”  The image of a stone cast upon water is telling.  There’s a ripple effect created when we acknowledge God’s many blessings.  That ripple effect is an ongoing experience here through the community Food Pantry, Senior Center, scout groups, AA, youth work camps, retreats, weekly Bible study, Sunday worship and more. 

Come and see!  We look forward to sharing God’s peace with you and we invite you to join us in creating an even greater ripple effect.

Peace be with you!

Margo Mosley Smyre


 A Stone's Throw

Written by Pastor Mike Stone, for November 2019

Don't forget our Fall Festival on Saturday, October 26th from noon to 3:00 p.m. Join the crowd for a hotdog lunch, hay ride, carriage ride, face painting, trunk or treat, inflatables, and FUN!

New this year is the Petting zoo and for the young and old alike, the sounds of some spirit-raising music from our outdoor bandstand by the all-clergy band, "Rev it Up!" The all–clergy (Lutheran, ELCA) band plays spirit–lifting music including classic inspirational songs like "I Can See Clearly Now" and "Put Your Hand in the Hand," contemporary praise music such as "Kyrie'" and "Lord I Lift Your Name on High," and even some old time gospel!

Bring friends and the kids! Costumes if you want!

NOVEMBER is a great month—one of my favorites! Thanksgiving is such a meaningful day. I am so grateful to be a citizen of a country which understands the importance of observing a national holiday solely to give thanks to God, as we acknowledge that from Him all blessings flow. Sunday, November 24th, we have our Thanksgiving dinner at 5:15 p.m. and service at 6:30. Don't miss this great blessing and opportunity to give thanks to God, and to celebrate the freedom we have to worship.

So what am I thankful for?

* A congregation and family that knows so well that we are blessed to be a BLESSING!

* Youth, who are such a vital part of our life together, and in worship, through dramas and music as they
share special reminders that all He wants from us is to give what we have first been given–our lives and our hearts.

* For our little ones, who bless us so much, particularly this time of year, and for their participation and

* To be recognized by the Church at large, as one of the fastest growing Lutheran Congregations. In a
national survey, the number one hunger and need was for spiritual growth. So thankful to all who lead
worship, Sunday school, Bible studies and retreats, as we truly do grow closer to Him together.

* As I was sharing with someone the other day, I am grateful for a Congregation “that gets it.” Knowing that our facilities are here to be utilized–by the Senior Center, AA, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and numerous other activities–just look at the calendar! Thankful that the community knows us as a busy place but most importantly a grace place—from Fall Festivals (remember Saturday, October 26th), to our ever–expanding Food Pantry. We understand that we are called not to hoard but to share in every way; that we are blessed to be a blessing, and by so doing, show who we know—a gracious and generous Savior and Lord.

* I am so grateful for this time of year, though time just seems to just fly by. It is a blessing to gain an hour on ALL SAINTS Sunday, November 3rd, as we turn our clocks back!

With time going so quickly, it is so important to choose carefully how we spend it. In my preparing our Advent Jesse Tree devotions, I am SO grateful to have traditions like these with our families and our Church family to come to. Wednesday night Advent services begin December 4th, as we share in the Holden Evening prayer, and from the light of the Christmas tree, as we hear each Wednesday about a new bible character.

As I write this, I am also so grateful for God's Word, which gives us countless examples of real people like us, who faced similar challenges, as we do, as they too lived out their faith. Call me sentimental, but I find as I get older these familiar traditions don't get “old” but seem more precious each time we share them.

Hope you and yours can join us in each of these special times of worship together. See you Sunday.

In His gracious grip,
Pastor Mike

Mark your Calendars—DAYLIGHT SAVINGS turn clock back an hour November 3rd;

Saturday, October 26th—is our FALL FESTIVAL–rides, trunk or treat, inflatables, lunch, games. JOIN US;

Sunday, October 27th—Reformation Sunday–YOUTH Sunday;

Sunday, November 3rd—All Saints Sunday. Join us for this special service of remembrance;

Sunday, November 24th—(morning) Contemporary Youth Sunday;

Sunday, November 24th—(evening) Thanksgiving Worship 6:30–we share with Amazing Grace Lutheran Church, Dinner 5:15- 6:15 p.m. Bring a LARGE covered dish (Council will provide turkey, ham, and drinks);

Wednesday December 4th—First Wednesday in Advent, Dinner at 5:15-6:15 p.m. Service at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 7th—at 7:00—Bethlehem Community Starlighting.