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.
Palm Sunday, March 24: 10am Worship. Gather in the Social Hall for our procession with palms through the parking lot (or building, if it is raining). Please try to arrive a bit early so that we can begin our worship on time. We will then hear the reading of the passion from many voices.
Maundy Thursday, March 28: 7pm Service of Holy Communion. The service will conclude with the stripping of the altar as we journey to the cross.
Good Friday, March 29:5pm Service in the Park Our children are invited to join Little Fork Episcopal Church at Yowell Meadow Park for a “Way of the Cross” for families. An interactive dialog will lead us through the park and follow Jesus’ last hours. More details to come about this exciting opportunity.
Good Friday, March 29: 7pm Service at St. Luke A service of Tenebrae (light and darkness). The story of the Passion of Christ will be interspersed with verses of hymns.
Easter Sunday, March 31: 8:30am Breakfast, 10am Service of Holy Communion.
St. Luke Members pitched in for a week for the Emergency Homeless Shelter in Culpeper. They provided overnight chaperones, cooked dinner, set out breakfast, and even stayed longer to keep the shelter all day during the storm!
The Warming Shelter is organized by the Culpeper Co. Ministerial Association. So far they have served 80 individuals in our community this year for at least one night of accommodation. They are operated entirely by volunteers, donations, and the generosity of those in our community.
(Unfortunately Angela Stevens has had a family emergency and will not be able to join us. We pray for her and hope she can visit us at another time. Thankfully we have found a replacement and thank Kyle for coming at short notice.)
Kyle Remnant, trombone soloist, will be performing at St. Luke Lutheran Church on Feb. 12- Shrove Tuesday- at 7pm. Join us in the Sanctuary for a wonderful evening!
The concert is free, an offering will be taken to support Kyle’s ministry.
Kyle Remnant is a Master’s student studying Trombone Performance at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. His Brethren faith is not only at the core of his music, but it has also led him to spread the message of peace and love. Kyle is a member of the Bridgewater Church of the Brethren and a graduate of Bridgewater College.
St. Luke had a surprise cake and coffee reception for Pastor Kate for her 1st Anniversary of Ordination this past Sunday. It was also a good opportunity to welcome Pastor Kate and Jon back from their Continuing Education trip to Israel.
We also got wonderful pictures of some of our St. Luke’s kids and youth! Check out that joy!
We had a full house at Jane Griffith’s for our Christmas L.A.F.F. Luncheon on Wednesday December 19th. We enjoyed a feast of good food, sang Christmas songs and played Christmas Bingo. Everyone was a winner that day.
On Sunday December 16th, St. Luke’s children gave their performance of “It wouldn’t be Christmas without…” Following their show and the worship service we all gathered around for hot cocoa, cookies and good fellowship.