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.
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Sermon for Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 6, 2015- Resurrection of our Lord- Pastor Kate Costa

“Just one more chapter, please!”  My dad read us stories at bedtime, long after we were past the age that most parents read goodnight stories to their little ones.  I remember even in middle school begging for just one more page, one more chapter, one more exciting tale to keep us up long after we should have had sugar plums dancing in our heads.  Whether it was the Box Car Children or Nancy Drew or Harry Potter, we had to know more.  And as an adult I’ve been known to stay up late with a good novel, saying to myself, “Just one more chapter, and that’s it.  One more!”  Do you ever get that feeling? Or maybe for you it’s watching the Big Bang Theory or House of Cards?  Now you don’t even have to press the button- Amazon gives you “one more chapter” automatically and you’re hooked for another 45 minutes!

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New Bible Study on Acts

will begin on Thursday, Jan. 22 at Noon.  Please join us- bagged lunches are welcome!  For preparation, please read the first chapter and the introduction to Acts in a study Bible.

The Acts of the Apostles is an action-packed account of the early church.  As you read, watch for the work of the Holy Spirit- deeds of power, fiery preaching, generous giving, and amazing prison breaks.  And, don’t be surprised if you find the Holy Spirit at work in your own life!

A month of gratitude…

Giving thanks is an essential discipleship practice.
 

It’s easy to get caught up in our every day lives.  There are always tasks to be done, things to be fixed, groceries to be picked up, cars to be washed.  And yet, one of our most essential tasks as a Christian is pause each day to give thanks.

This month, we will take an intentional time to learn more about giving thanks to God.  In worship, we’ll hear stories of from the Bible about giving thanks- two weeks of “cautionary tales” and two examples of how to do it right.
And in your everyday life, I encourage you to find a way to give thanks to God every day.  Maybe it’s in a prayer journal, listing a new thing you give thanks for each day.  Maybe it’s on Facebook, lifting up something you are grateful to God for so that your friends and family can give thanks with you.  Maybe it’s in your morning devotions, beginning with thanks to God rather than a request or lament.
Giving thanks is a holy discipline.  As we say in the Eucharistic prayer, “It is indeed right and salutary that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to you O God.”  How can you begin, today?
Come, let us walk together in worship.
Pastor Kate Costa
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Join us on April 20 for Easter Worship!

10154028_716324971723886_1888423300_n You are invited for worship on Easter Sunday, 2014! Bring your family and friends for this special day in the life of the church- and in your life as a child of the living God! Worship will be at 10am, with breakfast and fellowship at 9am.  Click for FAQ’s and directions. Join us as we proclaim loud and strong: Christ is risen! He is risen indeed, Alleluia!

Join us for Christmas Eve

Come celebrate the Bright Star of Bethlehem this Christmas Eve!

Join us for Christmas Eve Services at St. Luke Lutheran Church

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5pm Family-Friendly Service based around the nativity

8pm Service of Lessons and Carols

Both services will have familiar Christmas carols and candlelight.

All are welcome!  Questions?  Check our FAQ or our Join Us page.

The Millers in Concert

Join us for a special concert at St. Luke Lutheran Church at 5pm on August 25.  This wonderful quartet will sing hymns for a wonderful evening of music.  We will also experience Russell Wilson on our gorgeous newly acquired piano.  Click the link to see The Millers flyer.