About Us

About us

We are Ebenezer Lutheran Church, a congregation of the Missouri Synod. We believe in the importance of gathering around Christ’s Word, Baptism and His Supper. We welcome all sinners who are in need of forgiveness. We have a fine musical tradition and are blessed with wonderful talent benefitting from being so close to UNCG. We try to uphold our traditions and beliefs while reaching out with love and compassion to our community. We’d love to have you come join us. May the peace of Christ be with you.

The following are a series of questions that may help the visitor understand who we are. Please feel free to contact Pastor Joshua Haugen or Pastor John Fair for any follow up questions. (336)272-5321.

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What is the significance of Lent?

Early in the Church's history, the major events in Christ's life were observed with special observances, such as His birth, baptism, death, resurrection and ascension. As these observances developed, a period of time was set aside prior to the major events of Jesus' birth and resurrection as a time of preparation.

During Lent, the Church's worship assumes a more penitential character. The color for the season is purple, a color often associated with penitence. The "Hymn of Praise" is omitted from the liturgy. The word "Alleluia" is usually omitted as well. By not using the alleluia — a joyful expression meaning "Praise the Lord" — until Easter, the Lenten season is clearly set apart as a distinct time from the rest of the year. Additionally, it forms a powerful contrast with the festive celebration of Jesus' resurrection when our alleluias ring loud and clear.

Finally, the penitential character of Lent is not its sole purpose. In the ancient Church, the weeks leading up to Easter were a time of intensive preparation of the candidates who were to be baptized at the Easter vigil on Holy Saturday. This time in the Church's calendar was seen as an especially appropriate time for Baptism because of the relationship between Christ's death and resurrection and our own in Holy Baptism (see Rom. 6:1-11). This focus would suggest that the season of Lent serves not only as a time to meditate on the suffering that Christ endured on our behalf but also as an opportunity to reflect upon our own Baptism and what it means to live as a child of God.

Brief History of Ebenezer

A BRIEF HISTORY OF EBENEZER LUTHERAN

Ebenezer Lutheran Church of the Unaltered Augsburg Confession was started on September 29, 1907 on St. Michael's Day.  A Lutheran Church was needed on the West side of Greensboro and Ebenezer was started by a group of lay people and professors from Immanuel Lutheran College, a training school for black church leaders.  The congregation met at the old First Presbyterian Church and then in several other locations in old Greensboro until the first church building was built in 1912. Years later, after a serious leak,  which harmed the structure of the building, and after realizing that Ebenezer was in a poor location, a beautiful chapel was built on Walker and Tremont in 1929.  The main sanctuary was built in 1959 after several members had a strong desire for Ebenezer to show forth the uniqueness of its heritage of Confessional theology.

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Upcoming Events

Sun Nov 19 @ 8:30AM - 09:30AM
Early Service
Sun Nov 19 @ 9:45AM - 10:45AM
Sunday School
Sun Nov 19 @11:00AM - 12:00PM
Late Service
Sun Nov 19 @ 5:30PM - 06:30PM
Youth
Mon Nov 20 @ 6:30AM - 07:30AM
Pilates
Wed Nov 22 @ 9:00AM - 09:30AM
Morning Matins
Wed Nov 22 @ 6:00PM - 07:00PM
Bible Study
Wed Nov 22 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Choir

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