Growing in faith this Fall!

Sunday Morning- 9am-9:45am- Beginning Sept. 20

  • Children Age 3-5th Grade- Room 403-Interactive Bible Stories through drama, arts, science and music
  • Confirmation– 6th-8th Grade- Room 402
  • Youth- 9th-12th Grade- Room 201
  • Adult Sunday School– An in-depth look at the Sunday worship lessons to deepen your worship- Room 302
  • Women’s Sunday School– Real life topics for busy women- Room 404

Tuesday Morning- Led by Spiritual Care Support Ministry

  • Spiritual Care Support Ministries will begin a Bible Study on September 28th at 10am at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. Chaplain Liz will be facilitating a Bible Study for 10 weeks called, “God will make a way” (What to do when you don’t know what to do)  The study book that we will use was written by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend.  I will be available for counseling until 2:30pm on Mondays following the Bible Study.

Thursday Noon

  • Animate: Bible– A refreshing new take on what the Bible is, how it came to be, and how we read it today. Room 302.  Noon-12:50p.  Optional Animate Journal- $15.  Sept. 17- Oct. 29

In-Depth Classes

  • ACTS– A program of the Virginia Synod to take your study to the next level.  Fall Class on Lutheran Confessions.  Saturday Sessions in Waynesboro, Sept. 26 and Nov. 7th.  For more information see: http://www.vasynod.org/ministries/acts/

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Sermon for Aug. 16, 2015

12th Sunday after Pentecost

August 16, 2015

Pastor Kate Costa

Jesus Christ is the bread of life. He is our manna, come down from heaven. And this morning we hear him proclaim, “Those who eat of my flesh and drink of my blood will have eternal life.”

Do you remember the book Tuck Everlasting? I read it in elementary school, just when I was starting to realize that I wouldn’t stay young forever. I was getting ready, like our many children who gathered around the altar last week, to start a new year and move up to the middle school. I was excited about the change, but at the same time it seemed like it would be nice to stay at Greendale Elementary School forever, with the kids that I had grown up with, the playground equipment that was familiar, and no pesky new locker combinations to memorize. All the same.

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Youth Pool Party

Let’s kick off the new school year with fun and fellowship!

Aug. 23 – Youth Pool Party – Noon – 4:30  $3 fee for pizza & soda
Culpeper Recreation Club  13163 Recreation Rd.  Culpeper, VA 22701
6th-12th graders- friends welcome too!
Please R.S.V.P. to Lori or Pastor Kate (stlukespastor@comcast.net)

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Lutheran Adults Fun and Fellowship

L.A.F.F. (2nd Tuesday of the Month)

Please join us for an entertaining Hibachi lunch

August 11 at Osaka Japanese House

409 Meadowbrook Shopping Ctr., Culpeper, VA 22734

At Noon.  Feel free to invite a friend.

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Sermon for July 26, 2015

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, Year B

John 6:1-21

Pastor Kate Costa

Imagine with me back to Detroit, one Saturday ago.  Our nine youth, plus two more from Our Savior in Warrenton had just gotten back from a hot afternoon cleaning up the streets around Focus: HOPE.  This project is seeking to revitalize 100 square blocks, providing a safe residential area where all can receive education and prosper- from HeadStart programs for toddlers to GED and technology programs for adults.  Our youth were out in the sun in 95 degree heat, rolling away tires, taking down weeds the size of trees and trees the size of weeds.  They were getting their hands dirty digging up broken bottles and carting away mini mountains of trash.  In a few short hours, together with 30,000 other youth, they made a huge difference for the city of Detroit.

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GOD’S WORK OUR HANDS DAY

will be on Sept. 13.  Mark your calendars to join us after worship for a bagged lunch and service projects in the community.  Lutheran churches across the US will be participating!

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Thursdays at the Farm

Come join us from 6-7pm every Thursday at Cornucopia Volunteer Farm (11251 Cherry Hill Rd.) to grow food for the Food Closet.  We have begun to harvest our squash!  Bring a bottle of water and wear sturdy shoes.  For more information, speak with Bobbie Hartman.

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Blessing of the Backpacks

Join us on Aug 9. for a special blessing for our students and teachers at the beginning of a new school year.  Bring your backpack and invite a friend!

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Power Pack Program- Bring in your apple sauce cups!

We invite our congregation and friends to join us in collecting applesauce cups and raisins snack packs for the Culpeper Power Pack Program. This mission feeds school children on weekends during the school year. This school year we are adding a fourth elementary school with a goal of 12,000 packs. The first packing day is August 8th at 9 am at Providence Bible Church at 17211 Greens Corner Rd, Culpeper, VA. If you would like to help by making a donation, please bring your applesauce/fruit cups or raisins snack to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. Donations can be let in the Narthex on Sundays or in the Yoga Room on Thursdays. Also if you can help assemble packs, please join us on August 8th at Providence Bible Church.

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2015 VBS Registration is Open!

Join us this summer for a great adventure!  Vacation Bible School 2015 is Sunday, June 28- Thursday, July 2 from 5:30pm-8:30pm.  We start with a kid-friendly dinner to make it easy for families on those busy weeknights.  Kids age 3- entering 6th grade are invited!  Older youth can serve as volunteers and assistant leaders.

Come, discover God’s love!

To register your child, click here.
To register as a volunteer, click here.
For a VBS music preview, click here.bttp-logo-color

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