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
  • 9:15 a.m. at Elijah Clark State Park, Lincolnton, Georgia overlooking the lake
  • 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.

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

 ***** For added safety, all ushers serving during this period of re-opening are fully vaccinated.

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FROM OUR GOVERNOR,  modifications to our services have been made to provide for the safety and well-being of all who attend.

As of late May the LCBTl Council voted to make the wearing of masks optional. It is recommended that those who are not vaccinated continue to wear masks. We will maintain socially distanced seating in the Sanctuary and will make the ARK available to those preferring the live-streaming worship experience. Additionally, both worship areas will be sanitized weekly, and supplies will be available in both areas for those who wish to add a layer of protection and personally sanitize their own seating space.

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




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. – 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. Social distancing remains in place.


All members are invited to attend one or more of three planned panel discussions to respond to questions asked regarding the Congregational Forum presented by the Sanctuary Task Force held in April, 2021. The dates are:

July 15, 2021 @ 10:00 A.M.

July 18, 2021 @ 4:00 P.M.

July 20, 2021 @7:00 P.M.

Moderators will  designate time restrictions on questions and answers, and help participants to adhere to a question/answer format.

We prayerfully seek God’s presence in these proceedings as we strive to do His will at Lutheran Church By The Lake.


Bible Study opportunities will resume in September, 2021. Remember to use your Prayer Journals!

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