Summer Memorial Lutheran Church


Worship at Summer Memorial is a blend of traditional and contemporary elements. We celebrate our faith in God through a joyful and uplifting experience as we strive to grow in our ministry.

Our Worship Service is printed out in the bulletin making it extremely easy for everyone to be involved. Handicapped parking is available for easy access to an elevator entrance.

If you have trouble hearing, we have an assisted listening system in which you can control the volume on the receiver – just ask an usher for assistance.




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Regular Schedule  

Office Hours

  • Contact the Office Administrator at (803) 276-4568 or by email at or to ensure availability.



  • Parking Lot Worship Service - Tune Radio To 94.1 FM
    – 10:30 AM

Stations of the Cross Special Event April 29th

The Stations of the Cross or the Way of the Cross is an ancient prac-tice of embodied prayer. These ecumenical stations were patterned after the Via Dolorosa, the traditional walk to Calvary, using scripture from the four gospels. At SCLRC, we are calling the trail, The Jesus Way!

The Jesus Way is a new gentle trail that loops around Camp Kinard. Fourteen signposts have been installed around the moderate 1.5 mile loop around camp. A booklet with 14 devotions and prayers written by friends of SCLRC is provided for you.

Now is a perfect time to pray with our feet by worshipping outdoors, socially distanced, in God’s beautiful cre-ation! Invite friends from your congregation or your neighborhood walking buddies.
On Thursday, April 29th from 2pm-4pm, join Pastor Mary Finklea and Deacon Dallas Shealy as we Walk the Jesus Way! We plan to walk rain or shine, so dress appropriately for the weather, including comfortable walk-ing shoes.
A gift to support the ongoing work of the ministry is much appreciated and can be given online or mailed to the office. Walkers on the 29th will receive a copy of the devotions, water, and snack. Thanks to a grant from Thrivent, an olive wood cross from the Holy Land will also be given to walkers to remind them of their journey.

SC Synod Assembly June 26, 2021

This year’s Synod Assembly will be Saturday, June 26th. We anticipate our gathering lasting from 9am until 4pm and there will be an orientation on Friday, June 25th for all participants to attend. While we’re using the same system as last year, Lumi, there have been some changes in the system that will make the orientation important for all to attend.

Along with the general business of the synod, we will also get to hear from our keynote speaker Ryan Panzer, author of Grace and Gigabytes, as he dives into being the church in a tech-shaped culture while focusing on worship, faith formation, and stewardship. We will also be worshiping together, participating in Bible Study together, and hearing from ministries from across the synod.

Early Bird pricing ($30) will last until April 19th when regular registration will open ($50). We are eager to gather together, to share, listen, and learn from and with one another. And To Boldly Go…To Proclaim as the SC Synod!

Tune Radio To 94.1 FM for Sunday Parking Lot Worship Service

To listen to our service, tune your radio to 94.1 FM. A copy of the current bulletin can be found by clicking on the following  Liturgy for Worship page. 

Please enter on Berry Street and follow instructions of our parking attendants. We ask you to follow best practices and to stay in your car. Out of care for the most vulnerable, please do your part and remind those with you to do the same. 


COVID-19 Task Force Update

COVID-19 Task Force Update

Several months ago now, our COVID-19 task force met and looked at the numbers here in Newberry County and the best practices from the CDC and DHEC. The COVID-19 task force recommended that we remain where we are until the two-week cumulative incident rate for Newberry County moves out of the “High” category for a period of two weeks. Once this has happened, our COVID-19 task force will meet and reassess recommendations based on the situation and any new CDC or DHEC recommendations. If change is appropriate, the task force will offer new recommendations at that time.

If you’d like to see the two week cumulative incident rate, go to and click on Newberry County on the map.

Church Offerings & Gifts

There are several options for getting offerings to the church. Offerings can be made either through the mail or dropped off in person to the church office. Phyllis is working in the office a few days a week in the afternoons – call on a Monday afternoon, and she’ll let you know when she will be at the church for you to drop it off.

You can give online via through our church's website. Click here or visit our church website and click e-givingat the top right of the website. We also plan to have a way to give at our drive-in service.

2021 SCLCY Spring Retreats

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Summer Memorial Lutheran Church
1609 Milligan St.
Newberry, South Carolina 29108
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Phone 803-276-4568
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