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…

 In-Person Worship Resumes!

We are happy to announce that beginning on March 7, 2021, Lutheran Church By the Lake will open our doors for in-person worship in the Sanctuary at 8:00AM on Sundays as well as at 10:30AM on Sundays in the Sanctuary and in the new ARK. The 10:30 service will be live-streamed to the ARK and will be available to those watching remotely at 10:30 as well as later on YouTube, Facebook, and this website. All COVID protocols will remain in effect, requiring temperature taking, masks, social distancing, and use of hand sanitizer. As more and more people in our community are vaccinated, and the numbers of cases decline, we will evaluate protocols and react accordingly.

         ***** 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.

All who attend services will have their temperature taken (those with temps over 100.4 will not be permitted access inside) and will be required to wear a face mask until seated quietly in the pews. Distancing of 6′ will be enforced, and the use of hand sanitizer stations will be encouraged. Pews will be disinfected prior to each service in the sanctuary, and singing will be limited to only a limited number of choir members.

ALL PROTOCOLS are available to view in the form of video-clips under the tab “Galleries”- SANCTUARY OPENING, 2020 above.

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




8:00 am – An early service will be held in the Sanctuary at this earlier time . All safety and health protocols will be followed.


10:30 am – During the COVID pandemic, this will be a Liturgical Church Service with  Holy Communion served on the first  Sunday of each month and Festival Sundays.

                                      EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Adult Bible Study will be held on Sunday mornings in the BRIDGE (original Fellowship Hall) at 9:15 A.M. beginning on November 1, 2020. Also, sign up for a Wednesday class 7:00PM over the same material. Join in on a video series “That the World May Know”, part of a series “Clash of Kingdoms”.

Pastor Jim’s Tuesday Bible Study in the ARK and with ZOOM access, 10:00 A.M. on Tuesdays. During March and April, the study is based on the Max Lucado book, “Anxious for Nothing”.

Women’s Bible Study in the ARK, 3rd Wednesday each month at 2:00 P.M.

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