2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly

Our denomination, the ELCA, holds a churchwide assembly triennially – to worship, vote on matters of governance and policy, and be church together for the sake of the world. The 2019’s Churchwide Assembly was full of important votes and actions, which are summarized here:...
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LSLC Summer Shelter Ministry

During the third week of August, August 18-24, we will again have the privilege of sharing our air conditioning, food and restful sleep with 12 women and children from the Salvation Army Center for Hope. Just like Countdown to Summer, we need many in our faith family to give of...
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2019 NC Synod Bible Reading – Summer of Psalms

Another summer, another NC Synod online Bible study sponsored by the NC Synod’s Engage the Bible Task Group (a Book of Faith ministry). This year’s study – Summer of Psalms – begins July 7. You can participate in the Bible study in three ways: As a PDF on the synod’s...
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Church Yard Maintenance

Calling two or three able-bodied people – Men or women, Teens and older!  Thanks to Rich Ballantine and the rain, we have a healthy lawn that needs regular weekly mowing.  It only takes 30 minutes andhelps our church feel more welcoming and cared for.  Equipment is easy to...
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Holy Week Worship Schedule

April 14 – Palm Sunday 8:30 a.m. Casual Worship Service; 10:30 a.m. Traditional Worship April 18 – Maundy Thursday 7:00 p.m. Service of Holy Communion with Stripping of the Altar April 19 – Good Friday 7:00 p.m. Good Friday Worship Service April 21 –...
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HousingFest 2019

HousingFest is an Urban Ministry Center arts and music festival culminating in a concert that brings together national recording artists, music fans, and community leaders to end chronic homelessness in Charlotte. We are thrilled to announce Mandolin Orange as the 2019...
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Smithfield Elementary Spring Break Food Collection

LSLC is again planning to provide nutritional support for approximately 10 Smithfield backpack program students and their families during CMS Spring Break- April 12-22. The LSLC outpouring of support over the past several years for both the Easter and Thanksgiving food drives has...
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“Share the Love” Thank You

THANK YOU! “SHARE THE LOVE” to benefit homeless kids was a REALLY HUGE success!   The final numbers are in: 230+ donated items (including dozens of sheets, towels, hats, gloves, socks, toys, diapers and wipes) – will help the shelter meet the everyday needs of the...
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Pastor Angela’s Blog

North Carolina Synod The North Carolina synod of the ELCA is composed of 99 congregations across this great state, from Murphy to Manteo we like to say. Of those 99 congregations, 50 have less than 50 persons on average in Sunday worship, 25 have between 50 and 100 on Sunday, and...
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Faith5 – Faith Acts in the Home

Do you feel like the world is trying to tear your family apart? Do you struggle to know how to talk about faith with the kids in your life? Do you wish you had a devotional practice that made sense? Want to connect with other parents and grandparents at Living Saviour? Then the...
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