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.
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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.
The Christmas Eve Family Drive-in Service begins at 4 pm. Children wishing to participate should follow the instructions in the bulletin.
The Traditional Candlelight Drive-in Service begins at 7:30 pm.
Both services will offer Holy Communion. The restrooms in the church building will be open. If you get out of your car to visit others or attend to business, please remember to mask up and practice social distancing.
If it is raining, the 4 pm service will be available on Zoom only. A link will be sent out 30 minutes before the service begins.
The 7:30 pm service will be moved indoors but will still be available over the radio. Bulletins and communion kits will be available inside. We can have up to 30 people in the fellowship hall. Unfortunately, if we have the service indoors, the hymns will be played on the piano but not be sung until the final hymn.
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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.