Welcome to Mt. Pisgah
We are a friendly, welcoming group of about 500 (and growing!) people who gather regularly to worship God and to help build God's kingdom on earth.
A Message from Council Past-President, Joel Kunze
"Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord." These are the words from the Apostle Paul and that is what you will find here at Mount Pisgah Lutheran Church. Grace is exactly what you will find in our church family.
When I moved my family to Hickory, I visited many great churches but I needed a place to be fed and raise my Family. What I needed was a place filled with Grace, Mercy, and Peace. A place of refuge from everyday life. When you enter our church you will find a building full of sinners in need of Mercy and Grace. We are very blessed to be a blessing to sinners, which is all of us. This is a warm and inviting place.
We offer a thriving youth program and plenty to do for the young and older adults. We are in the midst of a very exciting time. We have embarked on a building campaign to accommodate our growing family. This will include the expansion of our sanctuary, kitchen (we eat as a family on a regular basis!) and our Food Pantry. Our Good Samaritan Food Pantry is well known in our community for providing food for those in need. Again, we are blessed to be a blessing.
We offer services at 8:00am and 10:30am with Sunday school in between. There is always something going on here at Mount Pisgah so put on your jeans and come join us!
In his service,
A Stone's Throw
Written by Pastor Mike Stone November 2014
“A Stones Throw”
November is a great month---one of my favorites! I am grateful to be a citizen of a country which understands the importance of observing a national holiday solely to give thanks to God, knowing that from Him all blessings flow. Sunday November 23rd we have our Thanksgiving dinner at 5:15 and service at 6:30. Don't miss this great blessing and opportunity to use a freedom we should always be grateful for.
It seems like time just flies by so it helps to gain an hour Sunday, November 2nd . With time going so quickly it is so important to chose carefully how we spend it. In preparing our Advent Jesse Tree devotions, I am SO grateful to have traditions like this with our families and our Church family to come to on Wednesday night Advent services as we share in the Holden Evening prayer, and from the light of the Christmas tree, hear each Wednesday about a new bible character. This year during our three services we will hear about Jonathan, an un named servant and Barnabas. As I write this I am also so grateful for God's Word which gives us countless examples of real people like these, who faced similar challenges as we do in living faithful lives.
This sacred time of year would not be the same without special services, our choir leading in worship and sharing a Christmas cantata or without the blessing of having a Children's Christmas program every year! You see these are some of the blessings I will be giving thanks for on November 23rd. It is easy to take all of these blessings for granted otherwise. In the old liturgy we used to say, “It is meet right and salutary that we should at all times and in all places give thanks.” In the vernacular it is better understood “you'd better take time to give thanks; otherwise you may take for granted and forget all that you have been given.”
From the beginning of the month November 2nd - All Saints Sunday, when we give thanks to God in remembrance of all the Saints who have gone before us; to the end of the month in our Thanksgiving services; to December when we prepare the sanctuary for Advent and our hearts and homes for His coming to us- we are most blessed!
Call me a sentimental but I find as I get older these familiar traditions don't get “old” but seem more precious with time. Hope you and yours can join us in each of this special times of worship together.
See you Sunday
In His gracious grip,