DRIVE-IN CHURCH SERVICES
Join us for Drive-In Church Services throughout the summer months, as we participate in a Service of Holy Communion in the front parking lot on Sundays at 8:30AM. Each car may register for a parking space, since we have only 50 spots available. The service is also live-streamed to our church website and Facebook page. Click here to find it: Online Worship with St. Luke’s. Our Fall Sermon Series is Drawn into God’s Story, where we will examine six parables from Matthew’s Gospel. The parables of Jesus connect us to the story of God and open our eyes to God’s Kingdom in our midst. They show us something new about who we are and who God is. As we study these parables together, you will be invited to contribute some of your own everyday stories and thoughts as you answer a sermon-related question each week via email, our church website, and Facebook. We can’t wait to see how the parables will draw us to God’s story and to the story that each of us has to share.
PORCH PRAYERS WITH THE PASTORS
The pastors would love to have a time of socially-distanced conversation and prayer with you on your porch starting in September. Please call the church office if you are interested in setting up a time for us to drop by and share a moment of prayer and conversation with you.
THE MASKED MUSIC SERIES
Here at St. Luke’s, we are working on new ways to do socially distanced music ministry together while apart. One of these new activities is called, “The Masked Music Series,” where various church members will provide special musical pieces. These musical selections help us to connect with our church family, and as an added bonus, you can share them with your family, neighbors, and community. This is another way for us to share the Good News of Jesus as a community with the world. Who will this week’s musician/s be? Keep an eye out on Facebook, our website, and your email to find out!
TAI CHI ON ZOOM
St. Luke’s Tai Chi On Zoom is open to all! No prior knowledge of Tai Chi is required. Tai Chi is an exercise that involves slow movement; it helps to develop strength, balance, and inner peace. It meets on Tuesdays at 5:30PM.
LITTLE FOOD PANTRY
Thank you to all who continue to keep the Little Food Pantry stocked as we serve our neighbors who are in need! We are especially looking for more pop-top canned goods and canned meats that are easy for people to open but are sealed shut to keep away the ants in these hot summer days.
We are very excited to get started back with Confirmation for our 7th and 8th graders. This year, we will have a few extra students with us for the first four sessions. They missed the last 4 sessions of confirmation when the pandemic began. They will be confirmed on October 25th (Reformation Sunday). The rest of you will continue on for the remainder of the year, and will be confirmed after two years of study on Pentecost Sunday. We have a zoom meeting information session planned for this Sunday, September 13th at 3PM. We will have the schedule for the upcoming year available, and we will discuss our expectations for Confirmation as well. We are planning on meeting in-person once we begin our lessons, and will share with you our guidelines for keeping everyone safe at Sunday’s meeting. We will also have an online option available for those who still feel unsafe attending. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Operation Christmas Child is sponsored by The Tuesday Evening WELCA Circle. Each year millions of shoeboxes full of small items such as soap & washcloths, toothbrush, comb, school supplies, t shirts, socks, flashlights, picture books and toys are sent to children in over 115 countries and territories around the world. These children live in war-torn and poverty stricken areas and, for most of them, the boxes will be the only gift they have ever received. With the wonderful support of St. Luke’s, we filled over 300 boxes last year. Since there are so many changes this year on our campus, and the Covid Pandemic, we have reduced the number of boxes we plan to fill to 150. We will deliver the boxes to the local OCC collection site, then they are trucked to the nearest Processing Center, where each box is inspected and prepared for shipment. We are also asking for financial support as the cost for packaging and shipment is $9 per box. For 150 boxes, we will need to raise $1,350. Please consider contributing to Operation Christmas Child. You can contribute with your offering. Make sure you clearly mark that it is for OCC. Thank you.