SUMMER MEMORIAL LUTHERAN CHURCH
If you are searching for a church to call home---
If you desire Christian education for your children...
If you have questions, but are not finding answers...
If you hurt and need healing...
Summer Memorial is the place for you
Together We Seek to Celebrate God's Call
Services Are Every Sunday of the Year
Sunday School - 9:30 am
Worship Service with Holy Communion - 10:30am
Bible Study Class on Wednesdays - 7:00 pm
Homecoming 2014 - "God Cares for SMLC" - Homecoming speaker will be Pastor John Wertz. Special music begins at 10:10 am. Celebrate, Praise, Commune and Feast with the SMLC family on August 3 - It is going to be a blast!
We will have a covered dish lunch after the service. It will be delicious and will give you time to talk and enjo being with your church family.
Invite friends, family and neighbors to join our church family at SMLC for worship that day.
To help continue our theme for HOMECOMING 2014 "God Cares for SMLC" we need pictures of your and/or your family at the church such as weddings, baptisms, Easter, Christmas, VBS, WLCA, LMM, etc. etc. They can be up to 8 X 10, black and white or colored pictures, framed or unframed. Please put your names on the back of each picture, place them in a box or envelope w ith your name on the outside, give them to Amy or place them in her box or drop them by the church office. The pictures will be returned to you after Homecoming.
Our worship at Summer Memorial is a blend of traditional and contemporary elements to create a joyful and uplifting experience as we celebrate our faith in God to grow in our ministry. Our Worship Service is printed out in the bulletin making it extremely easy for everyone to be involved.. There are many opportunities for you to become involved in the ministries at Summer Memorial Lutheran Church--children, youth, adults.
Handicapped parking is available for easy access to an elevator entrance. If you have trouble hearing, we have an assisted listening system in which you can control the volume on the receiver yourself -- just ask an usher for assistance. Worship with us - you will be welcomed and enriched.
We will be providing the pre-game meal for the Newberry High School football team on Friday, August 29. If you are interested in helping, either donating your time, your wonderful cooking abilities or to make a financial donation for this event, please see Rita Cromer or Pastor Stephen.
Just one year ago Summer Memorial began a new outreach ministry with our Backpack program. With God’s guidance, we successfully provided SEVEN children with weekend meals for 36 weeks for a total of 1,764 meals. Thanks to all who supported this ministry in anyway.
Now we are ready to kick off our 2014-2015 SMLC Backpack Ministry. Like last year, we will be partnering with Harvest Hope Food Bank and Boundary St. Elementary School. The cost remains the same - $7.50 per child per weekend or $270.00 per child for 36 weeks (school year).
But the need is great! Studies show that 1 in 4 children in South Carolina do not have enough food to eat. So we are boldly stepping out in faith to commit to provide backpacks for 10 children this school year. We will need to collect a total of $2700 by the end of April 2015 to fulfill this commitment. Donations for this fund are now being accepted. There is a special jar at the Backpack display in the narthex for loose offerings. Checks should be made to SMLC Backpack Ministry. Or if you prefer, you may give through your regular offering throughout the year, marking the envelope for SMLC Backpack Ministry.
Yes, we have Sunday School for all ages! Please join us for an exciting time of learning and fellowship at 9:30 am just before Worship Service at 10:30 am. Exciting programs for Kindergarten, Youth, and Adults.
"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in." Matthew 25:35
Don't forget the first Sunday of each month to bring food staples for Manna House. The box is located in the hallway in the Fellowship Hall. Special offerings for Manna House may be made using the special envelopes in the pew racks.