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

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Wednesday, February 21st

Lenten Service (Faith)

6:30 pm


5:15 pm


Wednesday, February 28th

Lenten Service (Hope)

Safe Harbor Ministry

6:30 pm

Hotdogs & Hamburgers

5:15 pm


Sunday, March 4th

LRU A Capella Choir

@ Unity Lutheran Church

3:00 pm

Wednesday, March 7th

Lenten Service (Forgiveness)

6:30 pm

Taco Bar

5:15 pm

Wednesday, March 14th

Lenten Service (Joy)

6:30 pm


5:15 pm

Sunday, March 18th

Youth Lenten Drama

both services

Wednesday, March 21st

Lenten Service (Peace)

6:30 pm

Pizza & Salad

5:15 pm


Sunday, March 25th

Palm Sunday

Easter Egg Hunt  9:15 am

Choir Easter Cantata

First Communion

 both services


Thursday, March 29th

Maundy Thursday

6:30 pm Soup & Service

Celebration Hall


Friday, March 30th

Good Friday Service

 6:30 pm


 Sunday, April 1st


Sunrise Service 8:00 am

Breakfast 9:00 am

Easter Service 10:30 am


Sunday, April 8th

Ugandan Children's Choir








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.

 A Message from 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 February 2018

February is often called the month of LOVE. This year, Ash Wednesday falls on February 14th—Valentine’s Day! As we receive the ashes on our foreheads, we will certainly celebrate God's amazing love for us! We will also have a "homemade" Lenten devotional book to help guide us in our 7-week Lenten journey together. It is such a joy to be part of a church that takes time to pause at the cross and to say thank You.

Our Youth will be a special part of our Wednesday night services. They had such a great experience in Gatlinburg. It was there that several of the teens asked me some interesting questions. I was pleased that they were bold enough to ask and was impressed with their questions. Questions like, “Explain the sacraments of baptism and communion again. What about heaven and is there a purgatory? How do we follow God and do what he wants? What is Grace really? Why was the cross really necessary?”

These questions were so good that I thought it would be interesting for Vicar Sam and me to do a 6-week series from Feb. 4th—March 11th.

With a careful look at scriptures (the Word), and what Jesus said and did (the Word made flesh), we will unpack these together.

Although 2018 started out with a few detours and bumps along the way, I look forward to all that God has in store for us, as we follow Him in our faith journey together.

At Mt. Pisgah, there is always a feeling that we are all part of something bigger than ourselves, as the giving of ourselves today impact and bless many among us, and even those, whom we may never even know, in future generations. What a blessing to share in such a legacy of Love.

As Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 2:9,

“No eye has seen

No ear heard

No mind has begun to perceive

All that God has in store for those who love Him”


In His cross shaped love,

Pastor Mike