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, December 9th

Both Worship Services

Sunday School 

New Members Class

LRU Candlelight Concert 



Wednesday, December 12th

Advent Worship 6:30 pm

Pizza  5:15-6:15 pm


Sunday, December 16th

Mt. Pisgah Choir Cantata

8:00 and 10:30 am 


Sunday, December 23rd

Children's Christmas Program 

8:00 and 10:30 am


Monday, December 24th

Christmas Eve Worship

5:00 and 7:00 pm
































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 Fall 2018


Ephesians 5:16 reminds us to "make the most of the time." If you are like me, then you are often asking yourself where did the time go? Does anyone know where the summer went? It seems to fly by. If you could have seen the expression on the faces of parents as they were dropping their teens off at college, no doubt there was a questioning look of "where did the time go?"

Time seems to go by quickly enough and it is one thing we cannot re-claim, once it is passed. So, the Apostle Paul's admonition to make the most of it, is truly good advice.

Summer flew by, but I am so grateful for the young people who enjoyed the Memorial Day Retreat; for VBS and for the teens who participated in 3 summer camps. The time would pass whether we used it or not—so I am grateful we used it wisely! Though time passes quickly, the memories we make along the way stay with us forever. The memories the high–schoolers made in youth ministry together will be taken to their college campuses with them. Their connection with Christ and His people will be foundational and inform all that they do in the future.

This is your Pastor's long–winded way of saying take advantage of the opportunities ahead.

So... how will you get involved? Choir has a great time together and can always use more voices. Kids in Christ is such a great time for our children AND we have the children's Bell Choir as well. Confirmation is a joy with 30+ teenagers together on Wednesday nights—dinner 5:30–6:15 PM and ministries 6:30–7:30 PM. Moms, starting September 5th as you drop off your child for KIC, or your teen for Confirmation why not join us for dinner at 5:30–6:15 PM and then Women's Bible Study in the Upper Room 6:15–7:30 PM. You owe it to yourself to make the most of that special time together.

Women's Bible Study meets on Monday at 10:00 AM and Wednesday nights in September at 6:15–7:30 PM studying Numbers. Guys, we have our Tuesday Night Study 5:30–6:30 PM on 2nd Samuel. Also, there is a Wednesday Morning Study 8:30–9:30 AM on 2nd Samuel lead by Pastor Mike. Then, there is the myriad of activities from the Senior Center with Yoga, Tai Chi, Cards, Zumba, and more We are now hosting both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts here during the week as well.

I love to hear of all the activities going on here in this place because as we are truly making the most of both the facilities and the time He has given us!

And, of course, worship is such an important time together. Did you know that worship is also a healthy use of your time? In an extensive study done with some 34,000 participants over a 12–year period, Dr. Frazer reports that worship attendance enhanced health and life expectancy and also improved overall happiness. See you Sunday—it's good for you. Let's get rallied to make the most of our time together!

Blessings in Him,

Pastor Mike