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Nicknamed the Spaceship Church, Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Service Times

  • Saturdays at 5 PM (in-person)
  • Sundays at 8:30 AM (in-person and online)
  • Sundays at 11 AM (in-person)

Other nicknames for the church include St. Saucer, Spaceship Church, and Pancake Parish.

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Ministry and Fellowship

What We Believe

Our values are grounded in faith, in our biblical and Lutheran confessional sources and our love of God and neighbor.

  • Forgiveness and reconciliation
  • Dignity, compassion and justice
  • Inclusion and diversity
  • Courage and openness to change
  • Faithful stewardship of God’s creation and gifts


There are opportunities to bless or be blessed with music at Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church. We have a Senior Choir with around 50 adults of all ages, a Bell Choir that performs about once a month, a John-Paul Buzard pipe organ – a 40 rank instrument with voices ranging from delicate flute to the bold, brassy trumpet – that leads the congregation in worship, and special music opportunities ranging from soloists to brass ensembles and more.

Architecturally and Historically Significant

The church was designed to represent the crown of thorns worn by Jesus Christ during his crucifixion. It includes a dome enclosed in a metal band with outward protruding thorns and a towering metal cross rising skyward.

Part of the church was built underground and it has been expanded with an education center, also built underground with skylights. A narthex foyer is part of the complex and the church’s entrance includes a stained glass wall by church member and artist Cathy Meader.