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Helping You Grow Your Faith

48 Colony Church Rd, Newberry, SC 29108 | Sundays @ 11:00 a.m.
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Sunday Services

Worshipping at Colony Lutheran Church is family-friendly.

We offer Holy Communion on the first Sunday of the month and occasional festival Sundays.

There is no dress code. Some people wear suit jackets and ties, others wear blue jeans. Jesus wore a long robe, so who are we judge?

We are a liturgical church, meaning portions of our service are part of the ancient tradition passed down from the early church.

As Lutherans, we talk a lot about “grace.” For Lutherans, God’s grace is the divine mercy, love, and forgiveness we are offered daily. It cannot be earned or bought. We do not deserve it in any way and yet it is given to us daily.

Join us, we would love to have you.

About Us

Members of St. Luke’s and St. Paul’s Lutheran churches in Prosperity and Pomaria founded this congregation in 1845 as a “colony” located halfway between their former churches. Its founding pastor was Rev. William Berley. The first Colony church was built in 1846 using wood from the old St. Luke’s church. Congregants

joined the South Carolina Synod on March 2, 1848.

By the early 1850s, Colony members began using the land just NW of the church as a cemetery. A second frame church was constructed here c.1884. In 1957, it was replaced by a brick Gothic Revival sanctuary, where congregants still worship. A year later, Colony called its first full- time pastor, having previously been part of Beth Eden parish. Colony’s fellowship hall was built in 2000.

Colony is a part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the largest Lutheran denomination in the United States.

Our Mission & Vision

Colony Evangelical Lutheran Church:

God’s People Making Christ Known

Latest Message

Worship for Sunday, March 22, 2020

The Fourth Sunday in Lent

About Pastor Fischer

Pastor Michele Fischer is a graduate of Susquehanna University, one of our fine Lutheran colleges. She attended the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (now part of United Lutheran Seminary.) Pastor Michele was ordained in 2000 after accepting a call as associate pastor at Redeemer Lutheran Church in McLean, Virginia.

Pastor Michele served as assistant pastor in Telford, PA before accepting calls in Endicott and Penn Yan New York. She completed a 1 year chaplain resident with Palmetto Health in 2016.

Before coming to Colony, she served as a part-time chaplain at Rice Estate, and pastor at Good Shepherd in Swansea. Currently, Pastor is the interim pastor for Lutheran Campus Ministry in the Columbia Area.

She is honored to be here with you at Colony Lutheran and looks forward to getting to know you better.

THE COLONY CONNECTION
the E-Edition

Colony Lutheran Church
48 Colony Church Rd,
Newberry, SC 29108

On Monday, March 16, we received a letter from Bishop Yoos, strongly urging us to cancel worship through the end of the month. We are following his advice and will be canceling all services and meetings through the end of the month. During this time, please consider mailing your offerings into the church.

This Sunday, our worship will be streamed via YouTube and will be accessible through the church website.
It will be uploaded to Facebook later that day.

ColonyELCA.Church
Our YouTube page is here

If in April we are still being asked to refrain from gathering, and we are not under lockdown as Californa is now, we will offer a drive-in worship service for Easter Sunday. (weather permitting)

PASTOR MICHELE FISCHER Is our Interim Pastor appointed by the Bishop and approved by the congregational Council. Her phone number is 803-567-1972 and her email is PastorMFischer@gmail.com.

Easter Lilies: We will be accepting donations for Easter Lilies the three remaining through March 29th. The cost is $8.50 per Lily. If you wish to provide one or more Lilies to adorn the Chancel area during our Easter Service of Holy Communion, please indicate your dedication and the amount enclosed in one of the envelopes provided for you on the table in the Narthex. The deadline for ordering will be March 29th. Please mail your orders with your dedication information by March 28th.

New Colony Church Directory: We need everyone’s assistance so that the Colony Directory of Members, Addresses, Phone Numbers and Email Addresses can be updated, not only for the church office but for all of you as well. Please take the time to provide this much-needed information here. Thank you for your assistance.

PASS IT ALONG…
Pastor Michele is still working on collecting email addresses, which means not everyone at church is getting the more complete information our email list provides. Please take a moment to sign up for our email list here.

We will also be sharing information on our Facebook page.

Please be sure to like our page and interact with us there as well.