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Mountainside Lutheran Church

Mountainside Lutheran Church



About Us

Camp Linn Haven, the former “Girls’ Camp,” has been owned and operated by the Lutheran Church as a Christian summer camp since 1942. For many years during the camping season, a worship service led by various Lutheran pastors has been held each Sunday morning. As many Lutheran families moved into the Linville and Avery County area, the desire for year-round worship services grew. The Camp Linn Haven board of directors, with the support of the Southeastern District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and several congregations in Catawba County, explored the possibility of establishing a year-round congregation at Camp Linn Haven.

We are a member congregation of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, located on the grounds of Camp Linn Haven, and we welcome everyone to worship and study with us. We stand on Holy Scripture as the true Word of God, and we trust Jesus Christ as the Savior of the world, and the Holy Spirit who gives us faith to believe in the forgiveness of sins and eternal life. Our worship is centered in hearing God's Word and being strengthened by the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's Supper. We joyfully serve those in need in our community as a witness to God's love and grace for all people

Our Mission:
It is the Mission of Mountainside Lutheran Church to give Glory to God through our Worship and by helping people understand and respond to the Gospel.

Mountainside Lutheran Church
Jesus went up on a mountainside –
? to teach – Matt 5, the Sermon on the Mount
? to feed – John 6, the feeding of the 5,000
? to heal – Matt 15:29-31
? to pray – Luke 6:12


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