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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Sunday, August 19th  

New Member Class

9:15 AM Emmaus Room


Thursday, Aug 23rd

Preschool Parent Meeting

Preregistered students only

7:00 PM


Saturday, August 25th  

Council/Vision Retreat

8:30 AM to 1:00 PM


Sunday, August 26th  

Rally and Youth Sunday

Blessing of the Backpacks

New Members Received

Covered Dish Breakfast

9:15–10:15 AM


Wednesday, August 29th  

KIC & Confirmation Ministries

Parent Meeting follows dinner

Dinner at 5:30 PM

Confirmation at 6:00 PM

Saturday, September 1st to 3rd

Teens Ecounter Christ



 Tuesday, September 4th

Preschool Classes 3-year-olds

Wednesday, September 5th

Preschool Classes 4-year-olds


Tuesday, September 4th—10th

Bible Studies Resume

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Saturday, September 8th

Addy's Giving Heart

Mad Hatter's Gala Event

6:00–10:00 PM


Saturday, September 15th

Church Work Day

8:00 to 11:00 AM


Saturday, September 29th

Youth Golf Tournament


Sunday, September 30th 


Covered dish lunch

One service—10:00 AM


Saturday, October 6th


for 3rd-5th graders

ELCA NC Synod at Mt. Pisgah


Saturday, October 13th

BBQ Fundraiser

Boy Scout Troop #275


Sunday, October 14th

LRU Concert at Unity Lutheran


Saturday, October 27th

Fall Festival


Saturday, December 1st

Bethlehem Star Lighting






Welcome to Mt. Pisgah! 

We are a friendly, welcoming group of 800+ members and growing, who gather regularly to worship God and to help build God's kingdom on earth.

Click here for Devotions with Pastor Mike


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 August 2018

As we begin August together you may also be asking yourself where did the summer go to? We had a marvelous summer, highlighted by our VBS program and blessed workcamp and Confirmation camp experiences. This was particularly brought to light by a young girl who asked why VBS could not be two–weeks and was disturbed that she had to wait a year before Confirmation camp at Kure. What a joy to be able to echo with the Psalmist, “I was glad when they said let us go to the house of the Lord”. I don’t ever want to take for granted what it means to have a “grace place” like the Pisgah family.

In thankfulness to God I want you to consider our three emphases I think God is calling us into.  All three have to do with improving our service to our Lord together. These are not in prioritized order:

1. The first is continued enhancement to our property—we have allocated funds and activities which will continue to provide ways that show we are good stewards of our property and give the message to those on the outside that we give our best to God.

Join us, Saturday, Sept. 15th, 8:00–11:00 AM for a work day to spruce up the building for our September 30th Homecoming.

Also, to be good stewards of our own bodies we can take advantage of our walking path or the many weekly exercise opportunities from Yoga, Zumba, Tai Chi, and Balance classes.

2.  Second, we want to lift–up the opportunities to grow in discipleship as we get back into our four weekly Bible studies. Prayerfully consider taking advantage of one of these great growth opportunities together.  In 2019 we are planning a 31-week emphasis through the Story program to walk through the Bible together in all ages of Sunday school and sermon series. Way up on our “bucket lists” is studying the Bible all the way through. How much fun would that be to do this together?

Also, as I go with some 20 of our teens on a life changing Teens Encounter Christ weekend, I am reminded that special retreats like that as well as Via de Cristo for adults, are such powerful and vital ways to grow as His disciples.           

3. As we are blessed with a growing congregation family, it is important that we always keep “in touch” with one another, but most particularly, those who might not be connected as before or those whom we have not seen lately. I would like to develop an “in touch” ministry of callers who will check in on members. Those of you, who remember Levi Dagenhart, remember his passion for making sure we never lost track of anyone. If you feel you have such a calling and would be willing to help, please let me know.

We also want to continue and refine the home communion ministry to shut–ins. These are all intentional ways for us to always be a hospitable and caring community of faith together.

What a blessing it is to serve our Lord and His Church together.

Blessings in Christ,

Pastor Mike