Welcome To Lutheran Church By The Lake

Lutheran Church by the Lake is located in McCormick, S.C. near Savannah Lakes Village and the beautiful Lake Thurmond…

If you have questions about worship at Lutheran Church By The Lake, please call the church office at 864-391-3000 or email:


The live-stream link for worship on-line is available just before 10:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings. It is available later in the day and permanently on our YouTube page!


Lutheran Church By the Lake Worship Schedule : 

  • 8:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary (No 8:00 Service beginning Feb. 6, 2022)
  • 9:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary (Beginning Feb. 6, 2022)
  • 10:30 a.m. in he Sanctuary as well as live-streamed to the ARK and posted on our YouTube Page, Facebook page, and website.
  • Live stream by clicking: (or copy and paste in your browser) https://www.youtube.com/user/LCBTL/featured

All are invited to join us in worship at Lutheran Church By The Lake.

PLEASE CLICK ON THE “Worship and Music- Worship Service Video Links” tab above to view live-streamed weekly worship services





Out of concern for the safety and health of all who gather, we strongly encourage the wearing of masks, especially when singing and speaking in unison, but also as we gather and dismiss. Distanced seating will be available on the right of the Sanctuary, and also in the ARK Fellowship Hall where the beautifully decorated space with an altar will provide the service live-streamed onto our large screen television.  



In preparation for the months that the church will be served by an Interim Pastor: 

BEGINNING SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2022:                                                     Two Sunday Services:  9:00 AM and 10:30 AM (NO 8:00 AM service)

8:00 a.m. – An early service will be held in the Sanctuary at this time. Holy Communion will be served on the first Sunday of the month  Safety and health protocols will be followed.

9:15 a.m. From Memorial Day through Labor Day  – Join us at Elijah Clark State Park in Lincolnton, GA, for an outdoor lakefront worship service in the Cathedral of Creation. Please bring lawn chairs, sunscreen, and beverages for hydration as the weather warms.  Boaters and land lovers alike enjoy this wonderful time of praise and worship!

 10:30 a.m. – This is a Liturgical Church Service with  Holy Communion served on the first  Sunday of each month and Festival Sundays.


Bible Study opportunities will resume in January, 2022. Remember to use your Prayer Journals!

  • Pastor’s Class for Perspective New Members : January 9 and 16 at 9:15 AM and January 20 at 5:30 PM in the Conference Room. Reception of new members into the family of membership at LCBTL will be held at 10:30 AM on January 23.
  • Tuesday Morning Bible Study on the Book of Isaiah will return at 10:00 AM on January 11 in the ARK.
  • Wednesday, January 19th the Women’s Bible Study continues  on he topic of “Perseverance” at 2:00 PM in the ARK
  • Wednesday, January 19 at 7:00 PM in the ARK we begin a new series “With  All Your Heart”.

Dates to Remember

  • February 18th we will honor Pastor Jim and Martha Kinsler and their family at a special Valentine Dinner at 5:30 PM in the ARK . Reservations only as long as available by emailing lcbtl.worship@wctel.net  Cost is $15.00 per person in advance.
  • February 27th there will be a light lunch following the 10:30 service to bid farewell to Pastor Jim on his final Sunday Service at LCBTL before his retirement. Please email intent to participate to: lcbtl.worship@wctel.net

Use of the ARK

The ARK Fellowship facility of LCBTL is available for rent by local groups who meet the church’s requirements regarding liability insurance, a nominal rental fee, and other parameters available by calling the church office at 864-391-3000. 

MISSION STATEMENT: To worship, witness and participate in God’s activity as we serve God’s community.   We are a Stephen Ministry Congregation