Advent Devotions and Events

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Mid-week Advent services, Wednesdays at 7pm: 

Dec. 2- Advent Wreath Making- Take home a wonderful way to center your holiday in prayer and worship

Dec. 9- Chrismon Tree Decorating- Join us in the Sanctuary to put up the tree and greens

Dec. 16- Christmas Hymn Sing- Bring your favorites for a joyous sing-a-long!

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:

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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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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