You are invited for worship on Easter Sunday, 2014! Bring your family and friends for this special day in the life of the church- and in your life as a child of the living God! Worship will be at 10am, with breakfast and fellowship at 9am. Click for FAQ’s and directions. Join us as we proclaim loud and strong: Christ is risen! He is risen indeed, Alleluia!
We are planning for another great VBS at St. Luke and are looking for volunteers! Our theme this year is “Under Construction” and will support Habitat for Humanity.
To sign up to volunteer, click here.
As I was thinking and praying about the story of the healing of the blind man from the gospel this week, and our theme, “Praying for Healing”, I did a bit of reading on Florence Nightingale. We know her as a woman of strength and compassion- a wartime nurse, the founder of modern nursing, “The Lady with the Lamp” who made tireless rounds at night, a woman who was as fiercely committed to her ideals as she was kind to her patients. I was surprised, though, to learn that she was also a mystic and a woman of deep, if not always orthodox, faith.
When she was a young woman she wrote in her diary, “God called me in the morning and asked me would I do good for him alone without reputation.” What a simple, remarkable way of expressing God’s call! Later, she studied at a Lutheran religious community in Germany, where watching the work of the pastor and the deaconesses in caring for the sick and aging further encouraged her to go in to nursing in the Crimean War, at a time when women were rare in hospitals, and even rarer on the battle field.
It’s time again for the Power Pack Golf Tournament and Silent Auction. This is a large part of the funding for the Power Pack Program, which provides food for the weekend for children in need in the county of Culpeper.
There will also be silent auction on June 1, 2014 from 8am-12:30 pm at Culpeper United Methodist Church in the Fellowship Hall. The auction is open to anyone. At 12:30 the items will be moved over to Fauquier Springs Country Club for the following day golf tournament. The auction will close at 2pm on June 2.
March 5- 7pm Ash Wednesday Service, Sanctuary
March 12- 6:15pm Soup Supper (Social Hall) , 7pm Prayer Service (Sanctuary)
March 19- 6:15pm Soup Supper (Social Hall) , 7pm Prayer Service (Sanctuary)
March 26- 6:15pm Soup Supper (Social Hall) , 7pm Prayer Service (Sanctuary)
April 2- 6:15pm Soup Supper (Social Hall) , 7pm Prayer Service (Sanctuary)
April 9- 6:15pm Soup Supper (Social Hall) , 7pm Prayer Service (Sanctuary)
Extraordinary grace is in need this year! Since the parking lot is still pretty treacherous, we will have pancakes at 6pm this Saturday, instead of tonight. Please plan to join us then, and bring a friend!
Join us for Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper at 6pm on March 4!
Our church will follow the Culpeper County School System for closings tomorrow (Feb. 13, 2014). Thus, if school is cancelled, Yoga and Bible Study will also be cancelled.
Our Church Council Meeting is cancelled for this evening (Feb. 12, 2014).
If you have questions, please check our weather policy. Please be careful in this weather and check on your neighbors!
“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there until they have watered the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and succeed in the thing for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:10-12
Below are opportunities from Spiritual Care Support Ministries…some are held in our building!
Individual Counseling is available on Mondays in Culpeper at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 1200 Old Rixeyville Road, Culpeper, VA. All services are free. Learn more at www.scsm.tv or call Chaplain Liz Danielsen at 540/349-5814 for information and appointments. Sponsored by Spiritual Care Support Ministries, 76 W. Shirley Ave., Warrenton, VA.
Sermon for the Second Sunday after Epiphany, Year A
This Epiphany season I’ve been encouraging you to take on a resolution of sorts- to look yourself in the mirror and proclaim God’s word to you, “I am a child of God, and doggone it, God’s going to use me to change the world.” In case you’ve forgotten this week, lets say it together so you get to hear it at least once! “I am a child of God, and doggone it, God’s going to use me to change the world.”