Lutheran Church By The Lake History
Lutheran Church By The Lake, located near the Savannah River, its tributaries and Lake Thurmond, embodies in its name the symbolism and preciousness of water throughout scripture. Three walls of the sanctuary are enhanced by stained glass windows that represent the Lutheran understanding of what the church is: where the Word is taught and the Sacraments are administered.
The left and right panels of the front window include a book and scroll with the sign of the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. The large cross in the center panel represents Our Lord Jesus Christ, Who is the Word. The east window features a shell, water, and the Holy Spirit as given in Baptism. The west window design of wheat and grapes depicts the bread and wine of the Eucharist.
Lutheran Church By The Lake is a neighborhood church, welcoming people of all faiths to the worship services. The Lutheran Men in Mission (LMM) and Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (WELCA) work extensively with many local charity organizations as well as supporting state and global missions.
First Worship Service – November 13, 1994
Church Organization – May 17, 1998
Building Ground Breaking – October 2, 1999
Dedication Service – October 22, 2000