October 18th from 9-1pm. Come check out the great finds! Funds raised will go to aid St. Luke’s Family Assistance Fund. The Youth will also be selling Krispy Kreme Donuts to raise funds for their trip to Detroit.
Pastor Kate’s sermon for this week is available here.
Giving thanks is an essential discipleship practice.
It’s easy to get caught up in our every day lives. There are always tasks to be done, things to be fixed, groceries to be picked up, cars to be washed. And yet, one of our most essential tasks as a Christian is pause each day to give thanks.
This month, we will take an intentional time to learn more about giving thanks to God. In worship, we’ll hear stories of from the Bible about giving thanks- two weeks of “cautionary tales” and two examples of how to do it right.
And in your everyday life, I encourage you to find a way to give thanks to God every day. Maybe it’s in a prayer journal, listing a new thing you give thanks for each day. Maybe it’s on Facebook, lifting up something you are grateful to God for so that your friends and family can give thanks with you. Maybe it’s in your morning devotions, beginning with thanks to God rather than a request or lament.
Giving thanks is a holy discipline. As we say in the Eucharistic prayer, “It is indeed right and salutary that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to you O God.” How can you begin, today?
Come, let us walk together in worship.
Pastor Kate Costa
Readings for Sunday:
Click here to read Pastor Kate Costa’s sermon on Matthew 21:23-32 for Sunday, Sept. 28.
What a great group of St Lukers and Girl Scouts to lend a hand at Cornucopia Volunteer Farm!
The sermon from this morning’s worship (Matthew 18) is available here.
Last weeks’ sermon (Matthew 16) is available here.
Revive! Refresh! Rejoice! A Lutheran Revival
will be on Sunday Oct. 5, 2-6:30pm @ Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Warrenton
. Every year, this awesome faith formation event for our conference gets better! This year’s theme is God’s People in Partnership
. Registration is at 2pm, excellent workshops at 2:30pm, delicious meal at 4pm, and Spirit-filled Worship at 5pm. Mark your calendar now- you won’t want to miss it!
A bit about our preacher for the day:
Rev. Leila Ortiz is a doctoral candidate at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia and Associate Pastor at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Gaithersburg, MD.
Wow! Thanks be to God for all the volunteers, helpers, families, friends, and children that made this awesome week of praising God come together!
Click on the picture to see more fun on our Facebook Page (you don’t have to have an account to see our pictures).
What: A new photo directory!
Who: Everyone in our church community- even friends and family are welcome to come have their professional portrait taken for free. Pets are even welcome if you choose!
When: Friday, August 15th from 2-9pm and Saturday, August 16th from 10am-5pm
Where: St. Luke Lutheran Church
Why: Every family gets a free 8X10 portrait, and more importantly our church gets an up-to-date directory to strengthen our community
How: Sign up here for your photography session today!
Questions? Visit here for answers, or contact Gina Gordon or the Church Office