Our Ministries

Please keep in your prayers every day:

  • Our members who are sick and in extended care centers
  • Members of our military.
  • Families and victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, as well as all other families and victims of violence.
  • Members of our congregation and all who seek forgiveness and reconciliation, with families and friends, with themselves and with God.
  • Members of our United States Congress that they may find unity and come to understand their purpose and why they were sent to Washington.
  • Members of our state and local governments that they may accomplish great things.
  • Teachers of our youth that they may provide a light to follow for their students.

Worship–

  • Sunday worship 8:30 am and 11 am with fellowship between.
  • Sunday school: 10am

Bible Study–

  • Sundays: 10 am – we are all studying as a combined subject “The Gospel Project.”  All classes are following the same curriculum varied for their grade level.  Led by Pam Garbett
  • Thursdays: 7 p.m. – Bible Study Led by Geoff Wilson
  • Saturdays: 9:30 a.m. – Catechetical / Confirmation class
  • Monthly – Lutheran Women in Mission

Please call the church for more information about our following ministries:

Council Ministries– Ministry team reports at Council meetings
from the Ministry Council Representative (CR) 

Worship & Holy Communion: Every Sunday @ 8:30 & 11:00, using the traditional Lutheran service (green hymnal).

Adult Sunday school: Every Sunday between services Bible study & prayer: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Targeted ministries:
Encourages the Congregation to become involved in the life and mission of our church. We are a Lutheran family, gathered together to worship God and carry out our mission. Our mission as God’s children is to:

Love God, Love our neighbor and make disciples.

Worship Ministry: Plans the Worship life of the Congregation. Guides the format of the Worship services that are held every Sunday morning at 8:30 and 11:00.

Holy Communion is celebrated on every Sunday of the month and on festival days. Ordained pastors are preferred to distribute Communion but members of the Congregation fill this office when a pastor is not available.

Mid-week services are held during Lent after a Congregational Lenten meal.

Candlelight services are held on Christmas eve. There is no service on Christmas day when the Congregation is encouraged to spend this time of celebration with their families. 

Choirs: The church has two choirs. A 19 member senior voice choir provides song during each of our Sunday services, led by our musical director. An 8 member hand bell choir provides occasional music at both of our services.

Altar Flowers for Sunday worship: Provided by The Daisy Fair Flowers in Conway and paid for by individuals in the Congregation in celebration of a special event or in memory of a departed person(s). Call the church office (Tuesday – Friday, 9am – 1 pm) to order altar flowers. Please keep in mind there may be others who wish the same date, so call early.

Care and Prayer Ministry: Leads the Congregation in its ministry of sharing Christian love in times of joy, sorrow, illness, hospitalization or death. The Congregation is divided into 10 teams that take turns preparing Lenten midweek soups and sandwiches and other meal occasions.

James Ministry: Is an extension of the Care and Prayer Ministry. The James Ministry team will visit, on request, those in hospital or hospice, home bound or sick, who wish to have members of their church family pray over them, anoint them with the natural oils of frankincense and myrrh, and offer them communion. The group is made up of members of our church family who love our members and and strongly believe that what is written in the pages of the Bible is true in all respects and when God says that an action on our part will result in a response on His part according to His word. 

The origin of the James Ministry may be found in James 5:13-16. It is a ministry of Love, Faith and Healing. “Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Confess your trespasses to one another and pray for one another , that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.”

Education Ministry: gives leadership to the various Christian education ministries of the church, including Sunday school studies, Bible studies and Catechetical (confirmation) programs.
Sunday School: for all ages (adult, youth, confirmation) is held at 10 am year round.

Fellowship Ministry: provides opportunities for fellowship and social events for the Congregation.

Long-Range planning Ministry: Leads the Congregation in developing and planning for the future of the church. Long-Range planning was responsible for the implementation of the Columbarium, allowing members and spouses eternal rest on church grounds.

Outreach / Evangelism / Membership Ministry: leads the Congregation in outreach to the un-churched of the community and seeks to reactivate inactive members.

Property/ Building Maintenance Ministry: maintains the buildings and grounds of the church. This ministry accepts requests from the Congregation and repairs or replaces outdated and broken equipment to make sure our church presents a neat and well-maintained appearance. Recently, solar panels were installed on the rear roof of the Fellowship building, resulting in a significant saving in electrical costs. 

Resource Ministry: encourages the giving of time, talents and treasures to the Lord’ ministry in the church and provides for the proper maintenance and distribution of those resources.The Resource Ministry team creates the annual budget for the church allowing for the proper distribution of the Congregation’s resources and the Congregation Treasurer maintains it.

Social Ministry: oversees the Congregation’s ministry among the needy of the church and the community. Examples of assistance would be volunteering to cook and serve the homeless at the Shepherd’s table, donating emergency assistance groceries to the Churches Assisting People (CAP) for families in need, providing clothing and school supplies for needy children through Fostering Hope and working community blood drives.

Church / Staff Ministry: provides a table for sharing concerns of the Congregation with the salaried staff of the church.

Lutheran Church Youth Ministry: Currently our youth numbers, ages 11-18 are at an ebb. However fund raising for youth-sponsored projects continue through our extra Congregational coin donations at both services on the last Sunday of every five-week month (four per year), known as the “Noisy Offerings” due to the sound of coin being dropped into metal cans. Cash offerings are also welcome. In recent times, the youth offerings have contributed to projects undertaken by our other ministries.

Lutheran Men in Mission: is a fellowship of Lutheran men meeting on the last Saturday of each month for breakfast @ 8.30. They discuss topics of service and projects they might accomplish for our church with their labor and money from their fundraising. The ladies of the church are often invited.

Scholarship Ministry: provides a $1,000 scholarship for our graduating high school seniors. These scholarships are funded by contributions to the Susan B. Handy memorial scholarship fund around Mother’s day.

Community ministries:

Churches assisting People of Conway (CAP): Please remember that on the first weekend of the month, you are encouraged to bring canned and dried food items which we contribute to the needy through CAP. Please place your food contribution in the CAP box in the foyer.

Monetary contributions are also needed for CAP and the RED DOOR fund to assist people needing immediate assistance for gas money to get home. Those donations can be placed in the large jar marked for that purpose.

The Shepherd’s Table is for feeding the homeless and hungry. Volunteers are always needed for cooking, serving and working at other necessary jobs.

FREE DINNER FRIDAY is held twice monthly at 5 pm in our  Fellowship hall. Everyone is invited to a delicious dinner prepared by our member, AJ Perez.  Join us & bring a friend. It is a great way to meet others in our Congregation. 

Manufacturers coupons: Collect and save these coupons for our overseas military forces and place them on the table in the narthex.

IN-CARE Hospice needs caring volunteers to sit with hospice patients in their homes. Call Katherine (843) 293-4614 if you have some time.

LET’S HAVE SOME FUN:   

Pairs and Spares:  Retirees and seniors meet the second Tuesday of every month at 12:30 with potluck lunch and a speaker, 

Supper club: meets  monthly on Saturday evenings at various local restaurants. This is a great opportunity to mix with other members and make friendships.