Art is SCARY!

We’re pleased to announce ArtReach, a new program that invites Culpeper’s middle and high school students to express themselves and explore the creative process.

On October 15, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church will open its doors to young people who want to try their hand at painting with acrylics and various forms of print-making. The theme this month is Art is SCARY! But we promise it’s also fun.

Come by from noon to 5 and join the creativity!

Join us in Hometown Nazareth!

(This post is archived from 2011)

Find out what life was like when Jesus was a kid!

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church is holding Vacation Bible School Sunday, July 31 through Thursday, August 4, 2011. The church will transform into the village of Nazareth as kids learn about life in biblical times. Visit the village marketplace, taste foods of the region, and learn about crafts and games of the times.

Hometown Nazareth is open to kids aged 3 through 6th grade (younger kids may come, but must be accompanied by a parent). Download the registration form and bring it on the first night, or call 540-825-8358.

Join us each night at 5:30 for supper in the fellowship hall, then stay for a visit to Hometown Nazareth! The day’s adventure ends at 8:30 p.m.

Down on the farm

Photo: Planting cucumbers
Mariella and Kelly Kern plant cucumber starts on the Volunteer Farm in Culpeper.

On Saturday, June 18, two families from St. Luke’s joined other volunteers at the Volunteer Farm in Culpeper for a morning of hard work and fellowship.

The Volunteer Farm in Culpeper has planted more than 3,000 tomato plants, 700 pepper plants, 3,000 cucumber plants and 600 watermelon plants. The yield from these crops will be donated to food banks and pantries that serve 1/3 of the state.  This is the first year of planting at the Culpeper Farm, off Cherry Hill Road near the county’s waste transfer station. The land, owned by a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Warrenton, has been leased to the Volunteer Farm and is going into production, acre by acre. The plowing, planting and tending is done by volunteers (including one gentleman who gets to play with his collection of vintage John Deere tractors) and more help is needed!

St. Luke’s will have more workdays on the farm as the growing season continues. We can provide volunteers to pick the crops once the plants start bearing, to plant late-season crops, etc. The Kern and Hartman families spent a Saturday morning in the summer sun, but hands will be needed during other times as the season progresses. If you’re interested in helping, contact Bobbie Hartman.

Photo: Watering plants
Timothy Kern collects water to spread on the cucumber plants at the Volunteer Farm in Culpeper.

We love a parade!

St. Luke’s families will participate in this year’s Culpeper County Volunteer Fire Department Parade on Thursday, May 26. The parade starts at 6:30 p.m., and members of our congregation will be floating along, promoting this year’s Vacation Bible School: Hometown Nazareth.

If you don’t want to ride or walk in the parade, be sure to cheer us on!

St. Luke’s is heading to Hometown Nazareth!

This year, St. Luke’s Vacation Bible School will be going to Hometown Nazareth–where Jesus was a kid! This innovative program will immerse kids in the marketplace of the village of Nazareth. Participants will learn about Bible times, from local craftspeople to typical foods.

This year, we’re starting VBS on Sunday, July 31 and continuing through Thursday, August 4. Meals will be provided each evening. To sign up, email

Rediscovering Values

In observance of Lent, St. Luke’s is studying the book Rediscovering Values by Jim Wallis. The book discussions are held during Sunday School (9 a.m.) and Wednesdays at 11 a.m.

On March 20 and 23, we’ll be discussing chapters 3, 4 and 5. If you’d like to join the discussion, pick up a copy of the book from Pastor Ken.