Christmas Services at St. Luke Lutheran Church

Join us as we worship Jesus!

Sunday, Dec. 9, 11:15 am- Decorating the Chrismon tree and Caroling

Sunday, Dec. 16, 10am- Christmas Children’s Play

Sunday, Dec. 16, 5pm- Blue Christmas Service

Monday, Dec. 24, 5pm and 9pm-  Christmas Eve Candlelight Services

1200 Old Rixeyville Road, Culpeper VA 22701

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ELCA responds to Hurricane Sandy

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Video message from Bishop HansonDear sisters and brothers in Christ,

God’s word of promise is given to all who are facing uncertainty, damage and disruption following Hurricane Sandy and its subsequent storms.

That word of promise is Christ is with you always. With Paul we can say, “If one member suffers, all suffer together with it; if one member is honored, all rejoice together with it.” (1 Corinthians 12:26)

As members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), we remain in prayer, responding generously and working tirelessly to rebuild lives, congregations and communities.

We are not doing this work alone. Through ELCA Disaster Response, we are joining with our congregations, affiliates and other partners in our shared commitment to restore communities. As we have shown in past disasters, we stay until the work is done. That is the ELCA’s commitment.

Please continue to respond with prayers, generous gifts of time and money, and the commitment to a sustaining presence. Visit ELCA Disaster Response at www.ELCA.org/disaster for updates, downloadable bulletin inserts, worship resources and ways to make contributions online.

Thank you for your prayers and generosity as we respond together and do God’s work in Christ’s name for the life of the world.

In God’s grace,
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The Rev. Mark S. Hanson
Presiding Bishop
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

14th Sunday after Pentecost: September 2, 2012

Readings for this week:

O God, Wisdom of the universe,
you bear the pain of your people.
Grant us the gift of wisdom,
that we may discern your way
and live justly and graciously
amid the struggles of this world. Amen.

“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 www.carolinefurnace.org.

 

Trinity Sunday, June 3, 2012

This coming Sunday is Trinity Sunday.  This prayer was written in the 14th Century and evokes the image of God as Trinity in a beautiful way as light, wisdom and strength.

O eternal Trinity, my sweet love!
You, light, give us light.
You, wisdom, give us wisdom.
You, supreme strength, strengthen us.
Today, eternal God, let our cloud be dissipated
so that we may perfectly know and follow your Truth
in truth, with a free and simple heart.
Catherine of Siena
[Catherine of Siena, in The Prayers of Catherine of Siena, ed. Suzanne Noffke, O.P. (New York: Paulist, 1983), 105.]

Please join us this Sunday as we worship together!

Readings for Sunday

Readings for March 4, the Second Sunday in Lent

The second covenant in this year’s Lenten readings is the one made with Abraham and Sarah: God’s promise to make them the ancestors of many, with whom God will remain in everlasting covenant. Paul says this promise comes to all who share Abraham’s faith in the God who brings life into being where there was no life. We receive this baptismal promise of resurrection life in faith. Sarah and Abraham receive new names as a sign of the covenant, and we too get new identities in baptism, as we put on Christ.

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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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