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.




Church council voted to begin hybrid worship with an indoor option beginning Sunday, June 13th. As of now, this will look like a service held indoors with the service broadcast via FM transmitter to all those who still wish to worship from the parking lot. Council asked the COVID-19 task force to look at what best practices look like for us at Summer as we move towards reopening for worship and other church functions at the church.

The COVID-19 task force met, and has set the following guidelines:

Masks: As a courtesy to fellow members of the congregation, continued use of masks is strongly encouraged for all participants inside the church building, particularly for singing.

Distancing: Ushers will be seating people as they arrive in a manner that maintains distance between worshippers as much as possible.

If you are having symptoms, please stay home or worship in the parking lot. Even if you are vaccinated, you can still be a carrier and not all in our congregation are vaccinated.

The Nursery will not be open during worship to avoid shared germs with toys.

The church is still closed to outside groups. Groups within the church are welcome to gather for meetings.


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. 


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.

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!

A Request for Carol and Shirley

In response to Pastor James’ list of Ministry ideas to connect with each other during this special time in our church ministry, we are compiling a booklet to explain the images and memorials of our stained-glass windows. We have been searching our church records and have been unable to find information for the following families whose names appear on windows:

L. A. Boozer and Corrie Boozer
Mary P. Kibler
Henry J. Long and Annie Boozer Long
R. S. Shealy

If anyone has information, or can furnish a resource, for these families, please see Carol Bickley or Shirley Aughtry.

The Backpacks are Back!

With the beginning of the school year, our backpack ministry providing meals for students to take home on the weekends continues! Summer Memorial has committed to matching last year’s commitment of 10 backpacks. This will provide weekend food for 10 students at Boundary Street Elementary School who might otherwise be without sufficient food over the weekend. 

While we have some supplies to carry us over from last year to get us started, new donations for this year are needed so we can match our commitment. Check should be made to SMLC Backpack Ministry. You may also give through your regular offering envelope marking it as Backpack Ministry. Thank you for your prayerful consideration.

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