Our Program of Ministry
• Sunday Worship w/Communion 11:00 a.m.
• Prayer Shawl donation
• Confirmation Ministry
• Food Pantry Support
• Support Our Troops initiative
• Lutheran Men in Mission
On January 1, 1964, a young and vibrant pastor by the name of Jack L. Davis began work in northern High Point as a mission developer of what was then the Board of American Missions of the Lutheran Church in America. Work brought results fairly rapidly because the first meeting of the planning committee occurred on February 27, on the church site, North Main Street at Skeet Club Road.
On that occasion, Pastor Davis said, “God has set before us a vision of what His Church is and what we might become. Part of that vision includes the completion of our building . . . a place where the hungry will come to feed on His Word. . . where the repentant will receive in the Holy Communion the strength to live for God . . . where young and old will come for Holy Baptism. . . where people will gather for worship, praise and thanksgiving to God for all His blessings, and to enjoy fellowship with Him and with other Christians . . . . We have two convictions: that it is God’s will to see His people grow, and that God never asks us to do anything He does not also give the strength and ability to do.”
The first Interest Meeting was on March 22 at Oakview Methodist Church. April 5, the first service was conducted at Oakview Elementary School with 102 present. In rapid succession: Sunday School began two weeks later, Charter Sunday was November 15 and the congregation was organized as St. Michael’s Lutheran Church on December 20, 1964, with 61 adults and 50 children.
Being named after one of God’s messengers, St. Michael Church has a commitment to mission. At the time the name was chosen, the church bulletin stated that just as the angels are messengers of God, we should also serve as “Messengers of God with the Good News of Jesus Christ.”
The building designed by member and architect Norman Zimmerman was dedicated to “a specific high and holy purpose, the worship of God.” on May 7, 1967. In 1984 the Founders Annex was added providing new office and conference space. It was dedicated in memory of Charter Members who had passed on.
Now a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Pastor Davis’ dream remains the vision of our ministry – to be a community “where the hungry will come to feed on [God’s] Word and where the repentant will receive in the Holy Communion the strength to live for God.”
We are located at 100 Skeet Club Rd, High Point, NC at the intersection of Skeet Club Rd and N. Main St.
From Downtown High Point or Archdale
Follow Bus-311 North but turn left on N. Main at the West side of town. Bear right at the Busy Bee BP station onto Skeet Club Rd. and right into the first driveway — the church is on the corner.
Take US-311 South. Take the 311 High Point Exit. Turn right at the first light. At the next light, turn right onto N. Main. Bear right at the Busy Bee BP station onto Skeet Club Rd. and right into the first driveway — the church is on the corner.
Head South on Wendover Ave. It becomes Skeet Club when you cross Eastchester Drive (NC 68). Follow Skeet Club to the end (approx 7 miles). The Church is the last driveway on the left (across from the Busy Bee BP station).