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

The Story Program 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


Ash Wednesday, March 6

Meal 5:15-6:15 PM

Service at 6:30 PM


Directory Photos

Tuesday, March 12

Wednesday, March 13

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2:00-8:40 PM


Lenten Service, Mar 13

Meal 5:15-6:15 PM

Sevice at 6:30 PM


Youth Fundraiser, March 17

Golf Ball Drop

Ticket sales Feb 17-Mar 17


Lenten Service, Mar 20

Meal 5:15-6:15 PM

Service at 6:30 PM


Irish Dancers, Mar 21

Thursday 6-7 PM

Celebration Hall


Lenten Service, Mar 27

Meal 5:15-6:15 PM

Service at 6:30 PM


Lenten Service, Apr 3

Meal 5:15-6:15 PM

Service at 6:30 PM


Boyscout Fundraiser, Apr 6


Youth Drama, Apr 7

Sunday, 8:00 & 10:30 AM


Lenten Service, Apr 10

Meal 5:15-6:15 PM

Service at 6:30 PM


First Communion, Apr 13

Saturday, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Upper Room


Palm Sunday, Apr 14

Choir Cantata 8 & 10:30 AM

Easter Egg Hunt 9-9:30 AM

The Story Program to follow


Maundy Thursday, Apr 18

Seder Meal & Service

6:30 PM, Celebration Hall


Good Friday, Apr 19

6:30 PM, Sanctuary


Easter Sunday, Apr 21

8:00 & 10:30 AM



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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 January 2019



God goes to great lengths to rescue lost and hurting people. That is what The Story is all about—the story of the Bible. God's great love affair with humanity. Condensed into 31 accessible chapters, The Story sweeps you into the unfolding progression of Bible characters and events from Genesis to Revelation. Using the clear, accessible text of the NIV Bible, it allows the stories, poems, and teachings of the Bible to read like a novel and like any good story, The Story is filled with intrigue, drama, conflict, romance, and redemption—and this story's true! What a special month December has been for all of us at Mt. Pisgah! God has truly blessed us in so many ways. We are so Thankful!

·      — For our Christmas program, when our children and youth share the Christmas story with us;

For our Jesse Tree tradition on Advent Wednesdays and the families who shared, and the Bible characters we met Caleb, Ruth and Solomon; 

— For the workers who set up Christmas lights, trees, the STAR and decorations;

·     — For our Choir for the inspiring music they shared again this special season;

·     — For our Christmas Eve Candlelight Services!

2019 is here…

I can't think of a better way to start this New Year, than with the miraculous memories of Advent and Christmas fresh in our minds. As we celebrate Epiphany, let us do so with the expectation of the wisemen, as we too bring gifts for our King, on bended knee; with high hopes and eager hearts.

Here is a New Resolution for each of us in 2019! You owe it to yourself to open this gift. Starting Sunday January 6th, we will start a special Sunday school called THE STORY for all ages — preschool through adult. This is an abbreviated but powerful 31–week journey through BIBLE together. There is a detailed schedule in the newsletter, but everything from Sunday school to sermons will be centered on the particular Bible focus and theme for that morning. Adult Story hardcover books are available in the Narthex for $5.00. You know, as your Pastor, I get excited about a lot of things, but this journey together is something I cannot wait to begin! Imagine, after a Sunday morning, a couple or family discussing what they all shared and learned about that Sunday.

The readings are short and concise enough to read ahead and to catch up on when missed. Let’s all take advantage of this marvelous life–changing opportunity to share together!

On behalf of your Church Staff, thanks for the generous Christmas gifts that you shared with us. We are blessed to be able to serve with you in partnership in the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

In His gracious grip,

Pastor Mike