Join us as we remember the past, celebrate the present, and look to the future of the church in God’s grace. Worship will be held at 10am and we will welcome a new member to our church family.
Four consecutive Tuesdays, September 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2016 | 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Online webinar- to be viewed together in Room 302 at St. Luke Lutheran Church. Please let Pastor Kate Costa know you plan to attend.
Presenter: The Rev. Dr. Timothy Wengert, Ministerium of Pennsylvania Emeritus Professor of Church History, LTSP
About the course:
With the approach of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Lutherans and others may want to know what the big deal was – and is – about Martin Luther’s theology. This course will provide an overview of Martin Luther’s (and Lutheranism’s) basic teachings, including:
– See more at: https://ltsp.edu/basics-in-luther#sthash.Yjxqzv35.dpuf
“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. The date for the 2016 dedicated day of service is Sunday, Sept. 11. Mark your calendars today!
This year’s dedicated day of service will also mark the 15-year anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2011, terrorist attacks on the United States.
As you continue to share God’s love with your neighbors, whether it is preparing and delivering meals to people and families rendered homeless or cleaning your neighborhood parks, consider thanking and holding in prayer the emergency responders in your area as part of your service.
“The world can be a dangerous place. But there are some who, when disaster strikes, run toward the danger. These are the first responders, firefighters, police and EMTs, who live out their baptismal vocation in service to their communities in times of intense need. They do God’s work with their hands.”
– ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton
Service activities offer an opportunity for us to explore one of our most basic convictions as Lutherans: that all of life in Jesus Christ – every act of service, in every daily calling, in every corner of life – flows freely from a living, daring confidence in God’s grace.
More information about this special day of service will come soon!
Mark your Calendar for the Outdoor Service!
On Sunday, June 26, 2016 we will have service at Mountain Run Lake Park instead of at the St. Luke building. Please bring a dish to share for the picnic afterward. Well behaved dogs on leashes welcome. See you there!
VBS is coming! Save the date for June 5-9!
We are excited to discover God’s love together! Mark your calendar now to spend the week exploring God’s word through games, service, crafts and more!
Who: Kids aged 3-current 5th graders (older youth can sign up to help)
What: A great week of VBS!
Where: St. Luke Lutheran Church
When: Sunday, June 5 to Thursday June 9, 5:30-8:30 pm (beginning with a kid-friendly dinner)
How: Click here to register as a participant or Click here to register as a volunteer
Why: Fun, exciting, and engaging ways to hear about God’s love!
This year St. Stephen Episcopal Church and St. Luke Lutheran Church will be partnering for a wonderful week of VBS!
Check out this new great video that shows the wonderful work being done through our partner, at St. Luke, to the glory of God.
Pastor Kate Costa
St. Luke Lutheran Church
March 24, 2016
As I was walking on the treadmill at the gym this week, contemplating the richness of the Gospel of John while the steps on my Fitbit crept up, a woman with a towel knelt at the front of the machine next to me, spraying, wiping, spraying again. She was remarkably efficient with that towel, a craft well honed. Her actions were fine tuned through the repetition of doing it again and again, hundreds of times a day.
I might not have noticed her, except the words of John echoed in my ears, “Jesus…got up from the table, took off his outer robe and tied a towel around himself. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wipe the disciples feet, and to wipe them with the towel that was tied around his waist.”
LAFF LUNCH and YOGA BUNCH – April 12 at 12 noon will be at the BBQ Exchange in Gordonsville. If you would like to share a ride, meet at St. Luke’s at 11:00. Sign-up sheet on fellowship bulletin board (across from Gathering Room).