ABOUT EBENEZER

REACHING OUT TO DRAW OTHERS TO CHRIST


WORDS FROM PASTOR PAUL AEBISCHER

GREETING MESSAGE

Welcome to our website! I pray that the digital platform will give you a glimpse of this compassionate, engaging and faithful congregation! I am Pastor Paul Aebischer, and I’ve served Ebenezer Lutheran as Pastor since 2018. I love helping people connect with the Biblical story, and to find their own stories within God’s story! In my spare time I play guitar, exercise, and spend precious time with my wife, Ginny, sons and daughter-in-law, Micah, Joshua, and Addie, and my granddaughter (pictured here), Rosie! Blessings on your faith journey!


Service Times

SUNDAY
9:30 a.m. – Faith Formation for All Ages
10:30 a.m. – Worship in Person (Sanctuary) & Livestream

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Location

Ebenezer Lutheran Church
1301 Richland Street
Columbia, SC 29201

P: (803) 765-9430
info@ebenezerlutheran.org

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What Should I Wear?

Whoever you are and wherever you are on life's journey, you are welcomed here. Our church has a “come as you are” atmosphere. You will see some members and friends dressed up and some dressed casual. Come as you are and renew your spirits and your faith at Ebenezer this week.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

We’re so glad you’ve decided to visit us! You’ll find a list of commonly asked questions. Please don’t hesitate to send us a message or give us a call at (803) 765-9430.

How do I get there?

You can find our location on the adjacent map.

Where should I park?

Parking is available in the lots off of Sumter and Calhoun Streets. You may also find street parking on one of the local downtown streets. Metered parking is free on the weekends.

Are children welcome in worship?

We encourage all children to be in church with their parents and invite them experience Christ’s love in worship and in fellowship opportunities. Worship is a family event.


Church History

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Ebenezer is the Hebrew word meaning “Stone of Help.” (1 Samuel 7:12). This was, indeed, an appropriate name for a place of worship for the Lutherans who formed this congregation in Columbia, SC in 1830. God has blessed Ebenezer for two centuries.

Mission Statement/Guiding Principles

Christmas at Ebenezer

We place Jesus first in all that we do. We share Christ wherever we are. We welcome a diversity of believers and skeptics to experience Christ with us. We seek to deepen our faith and discipleship. We embrace the gifts of each and all.

Leadership

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Meet the staff and leadership of Ebenezer Lutheran Church. Learn more about our ministry teams and how their work in our community helps to reach out to draw others to Christ.

Facilities

Ebenezer Lutheran Church

Ebenezer has been blessed with a beautiful, spacious facility in the heart of downtown Columbia, SC. Our warm and welcoming facilities accommodate a wide variety of worship opportunities and community events.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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