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Shalom Ethiopian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mekane Yesus (LCMS) onsite worship is held weekly on Sunday from 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm in the Sanctuary.  Our ministry includes Fellowship, Bible Study, Youth Service, and Children’s Service each Sunday.  We are located at 5952 Franconia Road, Alexandria, Virginia 22310

Please contact Rev. Dr. Mitiku Zeleke at 571-422-7930 or for any questions and to request the conference call dial-in number and passcode for any of the gatherings listed below.  Worship services and gatherings will soon be available via Facebook livestreaming and YouTube.

For more information, please also check out our Facebook page located at the following links:

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Week-Day Evening Bible Study, Teaching and Prayer Gatherings

Our Week-Day Evening Bible Study, Teaching and Prayer Gatherings are available via conference call dial-in throughout the week from 7:30 – 9:00 pm.  We will soon provide these gatherings via Zoom:

  • Bible Study & Prayer (Tuesday & Wednesday)
  • Teaching & Prayer (Thursday)
  • Bible Study & Prayer (Friday)

Mid-Day Small Group Prayer Gatherings

Mid-Day Small Group Prayer Gatherings occur via conference call dial-in throughout the week.  These mid-day gatherings are held from 11:00 am – 12:00 Noon, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Our mid-day gatherings include sharing the Word, praying together, giving thanks, and intercessory prayers on many areas.  We will soon provide these mid-day gatherings via Zoom.

Women’s Services

We will soon begin Women’s Service every other Saturday (twice monthly).

Our Mission Statement

In obedience to the great commission of our Lord Jesus Christ, preaching the Gospel to the whole world and teaching the Lord’s commands so that the believer will be a faithful and committed disciple of Christ. As a result, believers will be equipped to do the same in reaching others with the love of Christ in order to disciple them. Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 1:8, 2 Timothy 2:1-2 This church is established to fulfill the mandate of the great commission in responding to the needs of the whole person, by serving the whole person (spiritual, mental and physical needs) in the whole world.

Teaching about the benefit of the sacraments to the members and serving according to the word of God.

 Our Purpose

We come together as a family of God (congregation) to worship, praise, and glorify the living God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit, one God and three persons) for who He is, what He has done and is doing and will do in the future. We learn his word humbly and commit ourselves to live out the truth by his grace. Then we go out to reach the lost with the Gospel of Christ in order to bring them to fellowship with Christ and with his body, the church. (Acts 4:32-35, 1 John 1:1-7, Acts 2:42-46)

We are called to make a positive difference in the life of the members of the church so they will achieve their highest potential and reach out to their communities with the love of Christ.

We are in the business of providing and supporting the committed believers to reach a one-to-one relationship with their communities with the truth of the Gospel.

Our Values

Our value is to mold individuals committed to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, being confident in Christ, caring for others and themselves, while trusting in the Lord and becoming faithful leaders.

Members will strive for devoted prayer lives and regular Bible study, following the guidance of the Holy Spirit. We will focus on the importance of scripture alone, faith alone and grace alone for salvation of mankind, loving God with all their heart, mind and soul and practicing the Golden rule. (Deuteronomy 6:4-6, Matthew 7:12)

Our value is to strengthen fellowship and brotherly love within the congregation, experience life together as a family of God by having the love of God as a mark or identification of discipleship; and finally serve with our gifts to edify the body of Christ.