Pentecost Picnic May 19, 2013

The Youth Group, with the help of the parents, held a delicious picnic following the worship service. The pulled pork BBQ was donated by Shawn’s Smokehouse and the chicken was donated by The Culpeper Cattle Company. The free will offering collected will help pay expenses for Synod Assembly and other youth trips. Due to chilly weather we held our picnic in the Fellowship Hall and still were able to enjoy an indoor game of corn hole.

2012 National Youth Gathering Photos

Here are (much delayed) pictures of our recent youth trip to New Orleans!

You can see more about the ELCA 2012 National Youth Gathering here:

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“God is in Control” Performance on July 14

Caroline Furnace Performing Arts Camp coming to a Church near you!

Campers and staff from Caroline Furnace will be presenting God is in Control (by Dan and Nan Allen) at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church on July 14 at 7:00 pm.  The musical, complete with songs, skits and dancing, is about God’s grace, promises to us, and his love for us. Campers arrive on Sunday and have 3 days to learn a whole entire production…and then the campers are on the road, including Culpeper!

For more information on Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp, please visit


ArtReach p’ART’y

                                              Come join us as we relax, eat, have fun, and get creative!!

We’ll have a p’ART’y every Friday in May!


We’ll have pencils, pastels, and collage supplies on hand.

All youth grades 6-12 and adult volunteers are welcome.

Questions? Speak with Darla Hedlund or  email

But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand. Isaiah 64:8

Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp visits St. Luke’s!

This past Sunday Anita Smallin and Vikki Shelor from Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp came to St. Luke’s.  They led a great Sunday School opening, provided special music for the worship service, and celebrated afterwards with s’mores.

For more about the camp or to go for a week this summer, visit  The pictures below are taken by Vikki Shelor.

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St. Luke’s Youth at 7th Day

Three St. Luke’s Youth and one adult advisor attended 7th Day on March 3-4 in Lynchburg, VA.  This excellent event for 5th and 6th graders is led by the Virginia Synod of the ELCA, and the youth had a blast!  They are already planning to go again!

The theme for this year was: “Be Humble…Be Exalted…Be in God’s ‘Hood.”  Check out the great images below.

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Pictures from Winter Celebration 2012

6 St. Luke’s Youth and 1 adviser enjoyed a great weekend at Winter Celebration, a Virgina Synod ELCA youth event.  Over 375 youth and leaders from all over the state participated at Eagle Eyrie Camp in Lynchburg, VA.  The weekend was reinvigorating, full of faith, and surpassed expectations!

The theme was “Called to Peace” based on Colossians 3:15

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful.

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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!