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

Sunday School:  9:15 am


Church email

mtpisgah@charter.net

Webmaster email

mtpisgahelca@gmail.com

 


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Events

 

Monday, November 13th

Breakfast Club

Beck Group

 

Saturday, November 18th

KIC Family Fun Night

Movie under the Stars

6:30 - 9 pm


Saturday, November 18th

Bookclub

"The Japanese Lover"

Led by Margo Mosely


Sunday, November 19th

Contemporary Youth Sunday

8:00 and 10:30 am

 

Sunday, November 19th

Mt. Pisgah Family

joins with

Mt. Pisgah AME &

Unity Lutheran Church

for a

Thanksgiving Meal

5:15 to 6:15 pm

Bring a large covered dish

Thanksgiving Service

6:30 pm

 

Monday, November 27th

Breakfast Club

Huffman Group

 

Wednesday, November 29th

1st Advent Wednesday

Dinner 5:15 to 6:15 pm

Service and  Building Lighting

6:30 pm

 

Sunday, December 3rd

New Members Class

9:15–10:15

Emmaus Room

 

Tuesday, December 5th,

Singles Club

Lunch and Movie


January 13th -15th

Strength to Stand Conference

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Preschool

Regular Classes

 T/TH for 3-yr olds

M/W/F for 4-yr olds

 

 Girl Scouts

5-6 year olds

Meeting Mondays

6 - 7:15 pm in

Old choir room

 

Boy Scout

Troop 275

Meeting Thursdays

6 - 8 pm

 

Food Pantry Hours

Mondays 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Fridays   1:00 - 3:00 pm

 

Food Pantry 

On-going Needs

Miscellaneous Vegetables

Click here Thanksgiving needs

 

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Enjoy YOUTHQUAKE for all 3rd through 5th graders at Mt. Pisgah

Bethlehem, NC — On Saturday, October 21st, the NC Lutheran Synod will be hosting a one day retreat for 3rd through 5th graders at Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church.  Participate in activities that will explore we explore the seven Faith Practices. Small groups will interact through music, dancing, play and prayer.

Elementary-aged youth will have the opportunity to meet other young people their age in the NC Synod, participate in Bible Study, play games, pray together and just have fun in the name of Jesus. Lunch will be a Pizza picnic. Check-in starts at 10:00 am and runs to 10:30, and the program ends at 3:00 pm.  The cost for the event is $20 per youth, which includes a t-shirt, lunch, crafts, music, and program and each youth must have a completed medical release form. To register for YOUTHQUAKE, visit: https://lutheranyouth.org/event/youthquake-hickory/ or call the church office at 828-495-8251.

Join us and enjoy the community of Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church, located in front of the Lowe’s Food shopping center on Route 127 in Bethlehem.  For directions and further information, please call the church, visit our website at www.mtpisgahelca.org or find us on Facebook at Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church ELCA.

 


THIRD ANNUAL GALA TO RAISE FUNDS FOR ADDY’S GIVING HEART  

Bethlehem, NC — If you’re looking for something different to do, and having a lovely evening of dinner and dancing appeals to you, consider attending the upcoming annual gala to support the charitable organization - ‘Addy’s Giving Heart.’ Addy’s Giving Heart was founded in 2013 in memory of Addison (Addy) Cook.  Addy Cook was an eight year old girl whose too short life ended February 24th, 2013.  Addy suffered a pediatric stroke, at five months old, which triggered subsequent seizures throughout her lifetime. Addy’s Mom, Frances Cook, describes her as, “a bright, loving 8 year old, who loved life and everyone in it; she was always happy, with a smile on her face even through all she endured.”

In March of 2013, Fran and her mom, Cathy Hebel, resolved to create a way to let Addy’s legacy live on.  ‘Addy’s Giving Heart’ was born. Addy had spent too much time in hospitals, recovering from seizures, but through it all, she was always concerned that other children in the hospital had toys to play with.  With that thought in mind, they started with the idea of filling gift boxes and bags with small stuffed animals and age/gender-appropriate toys. These packages would then be delivered to area hospitals for their pediatric patients. Their hope was to “spread kindness, one gift at a time.”

Fran’s husband, Jason, and Addy’s three sisters, Kaira, Hope, and Haven, all loved the idea.  A discussion with the Pediatric Department at Jeff Gordon’s Children’s Hospital in Concord told the Cooks that these gifts would be joyfully received, so they moved forward creating the initial gifts.  At first, the Cooks used their own money to purchase the items, but have since received funding through events and donations. Cook, a member of Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church, says, “The church has been so supportive as well, allowing us to hold our events there and helping with some of the expenses.  They also have dedicated some offerings to assist with the funding, and many members donate items and their time. We feel incredibly blessed.“

The Country and Western-themed event, starting at 6:00 pm and ending at 10:00 pm, is a casual event with guests invited to come in their cowboy boots, hats, and country-best. The night will include wine, dinner/dessert, dancing and a Silent Auction. Dinner will include a barbeque buffet, hot potato bar, and more donated by The Olde Tavern of Hickory, Iron Thunder Saloon and Grill, Texas Roadhouse, and MOUNTAIN Fried Chicken. Live music will be provided by “the Logic” (thelogicband.com). Attendees that bring a five dollar (or more) toy donation will be entered in a raffle for a chance to win a four Park Hopper tickets to Walt Disney World.

A Silent Auction will be held offering bidding for over items including: baskets themed around crafts, toys or family game night, gift certificates for the national white water center, Drury Inn, the Catawba Science Center, a ride-along NASCAR experience, and much more. All the proceeds go to purchasing items for Addy’s Giving Heart.  Tickets are available for an entire table of six at $150 or $30 per seat.  Tickets can be purchased by contacting Frances Cook at addygh@gmail.com and payment can be made at the door.

Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church is located in front of the Lowe’s shopping center on Route 127 in Bethlehem.  For directions and further information, please call the church at 828-495-8251 or visit our website at www.mtpisgahelca.org or Facebook page at Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church ELCA. 

Addy’s Giving Heart has also distributed over 5,000 hygiene bags for low income children and  children in the foster care system for Alexander, Catawba, and Iredell counties. They accept donations of new toys, a hospital stipulation, and other items listed on their wish list at www.addysgivingheart.org/wish-list. For further information about donations, visit the AGH page on Facebook at Addy’s Giving Heart or visit the website at www.addysgivingheart.org.  

To date, Addy’s Giving Heart has delivered over 9,000 gift boxes and bags to North Carolina hospitals including: the Pediatrics unit at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory, Jeff Gordon’s Children’s Hospital, Levine Children’s Hospital, the Ronald McDonald House at Duke Children’s Hospital, and Brenner’s Children’s Hospital, among others. Recently, AGH expanded their delivery areas to include the Ronald McDonald’s house of Greenville, SC and the Greenville Children’s Hospital and Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, all in South Carolina. A minimum of 50 gift packages are delivered to each location and gifts have been much appreciated,” says Cook. “We’ve received many thank you letters from patient’s parents letting us know how much their children get pleasure from getting them.”

Addison Cook left her loved ones too soon, but she leaves this world with the memory of her smile and one pretty amazing legacy.

 


Area First Responders Honored

Sunday, September 11th

Bethlehem, NC — On Sunday, September 11th, the National Day of Service and Remembrance, Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church in Bethlehem invited area First Responders to join with the congregation and be recognized for their efforts in the community and join in a tribute to the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on America. The service included a special prayer offering a blessing over the First Responder attendees.

Special guests who attended with their spouses and families included, from the Alexander County Sheriff Office: Sheriff Chris Bowman, Chief Deputy, Tod Jones, Deputy Rick Lail, and Lt. Michael Harrison, from the Bethlehem Volunteer Fire and Rescue: Jeff Davis, Josh Davis,  Dylan Jolly, (also of City of Newton Fire Department), Douglas Sigmon, John Fox, Logan Walters, and Anna Benfield. Additionally, State Trooper Brandon Travis, State Trooper Brian Sharpe, Officer Justin Dagenhart of Troutman Police Department, and David Cozaart, Battalion Chief City of Hickory Fire Department, attended.

Pastor Michael Stone took time during the children’s sermon to explain exactly what it meant to have these special First Responder’s in church on this day. Following the message, the children delivered a special gift for each of the visitors, created by Mt. Pisgah’s Kids In Christ program to each one. Inside the bag was candy and the following explanation for the candy:

 

LIFESAVER                      – to remind you of the many times you’ve been one!

STARBURST                     – for the burst of energy that you need!

100,000 GRAND               – since you’re not doing it for the money!

HERSHEY KISSES            – to show our love for you!

GUM                                – to help everyone stick together!

TOOTSIE ROLL                 – for when you roll with the punches!

PEPPERMINT PATTY          – helping you keep your cool!

SNICKERS                       – to help keep your humor!

MOUNDS                          – for the mounds of courage you show!

We love you and appreciate all that you do for our community! Mt. Pisgah Kid’s in Christ

 

Pastor Mike, as he is known to his congregation, spoke about God as the number one First Responder. He said, “We have a good Shepherd God who understands what it means to be a First Responder, what it means to go into harm’s way, going after the lost, like they did fifteen years ago, digging through the dust and the rubble and the fire and the ashes, looking for even just one survivor. When there’s danger, He run towards it, not away from it. We have a God that has a heart for that, who understands that, that’s what he does. We have A God who understands what it means to go into harm’s way, to not take the easy way, that when there’s danger and there’s threat, not to run away.”

“We are absolutely honored that these people, dedicated to the safety of our community, chose to worship with us today,” stated Susan Lydick Greene, spokesperson for Mt. Pisgah. “I spoke with Sheriff Bowman, and he told me that several churches in the area were having similar services.  I think we all felt very appreciative for all of those taking the time to join us, so we could give our thanks to them. I feel we, as a community, want to show that support, give that thanks, but opportunities to be able to do so happen less than they should. THAT is what made the day so special, it was gratifying to everyone!”

Pastor Michael Stone added, “It was such a privilege and joy to have such a large representation of Alexander, Catawba and Iredell county first responders with us in worship and lunch Sunday September 11th. It was very meaningful to say thanks for all that they do to serve and protect our communities. This recognition was all the more poignant as Sunday was also the 15th remembrance of 9/11 when so many first responders both risked, and lost, their lives in their rescue of others in need. It felt very good to thank these men and women for a job well done!”

Following a barbecue lunch, as acknowledgement of the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance, the Mt. Pisgah Community and invited honored guests representing our areas First Responders, took time to assemble gift bags for Addy's Giving Heart. ’ Addy’s Giving Heart was founded in 2013 in memory of Addison (Addy) Cook. Addy Cook was an eight year old girl whose too short life ended February 24th, 2013. Addy had suffered a pediatric stroke when she was five months old which triggered subsequent seizures throughout her lifetime. Addy’s mom, Frances Cook, describes her as, “a bright, loving 8 year old, who loved life and everyone in it; she was always happy, with a smile on her face even through all she endured.”

In March of 2013, Fran and her mom, Cathy Hebel, resolved to create a way to let Addy’s legacy live on. ‘Addy’s Giving Heart’ was born. Addy had spent too much time in hospitals, recovering from seizures, but through it all, she was always concerned that other children in the hospital had toys to play with. With that thought in mind, they started with the idea of filling craft boxes with small stuffed animals and age and gender-appropriate toys. These boxes would then be delivered to area hospitals for their pediatric patients. Their hope was to “spread kindness, one box at a time.”

These special boxes from September 11th are destined to be delivered to Jeff Gordon’s Children’s Hospital in Concord, NC. To date, Addy's Giving Heart has delivered 5,500 boxes and bags of toys to pediatric patients and 2,100 hygiene bags to children in need. For more information, and ways to help, visit http://addysgivingheart.org/.

The September 11th  National Day of Service and Remembrance is the culmination of an effort originally launched in 2002 by 9/11 family members and support groups who worked to establish the charitable service day as a forward-looking way to honor the sacrifice of those who were lost and those who united in response to the tragedy.

For more information about the National Day of Service and Remembrance, see: http://www.nationalservice.gov/…/m…/fact-sheets/september-11

Join us, please! Enjoy the fellowship of Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church, located in front of the Lowe’s shopping center at 9379 Route 127 North in Bethlehem.  For directions and further information, please call the church at (828)495-8251 or visit our website at www.mtpisgahelca.org. 

 

Mt. Pisgah to Host Special Conference

for All Moms and Daughters

Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church in conjunction with Corinth Reformed Church are pleased to announce that Corinth Church will be hosting the Polished Conference, in Hickory, for all interested mothers and daughters on Saturday, September 17th, from 10 am to 4 pm. The conference is designed exclusively for young women, from grades 7th and up, and their moms, and examines self-worth, beauty, fashion, adversities, relationships, and purpose, from a Biblical perspective.

The Polished Ministries was founded by Emma Danzey, a graduate of Liberty University, where she earned her degree in music and worship studies, specializing in Christian music artistry.  In October 2013, Emma released her first extended play (EP), “Deep Within” with producers Cody Norris & Ed Cash. Her mission is inspiring young women to embrace the extraordinary. Co-Founder, Debbie Presnell has worked with both high school and college-aged woman for over 30 years. She is a published author, national speaker and workshop presenter, co-founder of Shine! Ministries, and a partner with the Polished Conference. In addition, she teaches Bible study and sign language classes, has on online prayer/Bible study page on Facebook, and blogs at Living Life Together.

The organization was founded out of Hickory in 2014, as a result of Danzey’s dream to bring together young women, and encourage growth, unity, and friendships. Together with Presnell, the conference was designed to reach young women and Moms from various backgrounds, cultures, and communities. Danzey states,” During a time of constant change, and with standards being lowered by the minute, we need to teach young women the skills 
necessary to be poised and respected; these skills come with knowing the truth about how God sees us and who He has created us to be!"

The organization’s mission is to equip young women with the tools necessary to live as refined women of God, polished after the similitude of the palace, and help them discover their purpose, worth, and ability to influence.   

The six–hour conference will include dynamic group sessions with Presnell, and Special Guest, Lydia Carlino, worship with Danzey, teen break-out sessions on relationships, fashion and more, and sessions just for Mom with Special Guest, Teen Counselor, Jackie Perry.  The day will be spent examining self-worth, adversities, and relationships from a Biblical perspective.

The Polished Conference is open to the public. Moms and daughters, including all those with special ‘Like-My Mom,’ and ‘Like-My Daughter’ relationships, are welcome to attend. Tickets are $20/person and include lunch and T-shirt. Tickets can be purchased by contacting the Mt. Pisgah office at (828) 495-8251. For more information about the Polished Ministries, visit http://www.polishedconference.com/ or on Facebook at Polished Conference, LLC.

All net proceeds will be donated to Helpindiakids with Mukti Mission USA, an Indian-founded, Indian-led mission to the poor, exploited and disenfranchised, that is transforming and shaping lives one person at a time. For more information on this outreach program, visit http://helpindiakids.org/.

Join us please! Corinth Reformed Church is located at 150 16th Ave NW, Hickory.