CELEBRATE EPIPHANY AT ST. LUKE’S
On The Feast of Epiphany, the Magi will bow down to worship the Christ child. Join us to celebrate this happy occasion and what it means for our own lives on Sunday, January 6. On this day, as we celebrate the ways our Lord dwells with us, St. Luke’s will hand out our annual Epiphany House Blessings with pieces of chalk to mark a blessing above your doorway or on the walkway in front of your home.
Also, worship with us on Sunday, January 13, when we will all feel the splash of the baptismal waters as we hear again the story of Christ’s baptism and remember our own baptisms, giving thanks to God for calling us His own.
SUNDAY NIGHT LIVE
In addition to our regular traditional worship services at 8:30 & 11:15 AM each Sunday, St. Luke’s now also holds a Praise Worship Service of Holy Communion at 6:12PM in the Fellowship Hall on the first Sunday of every month. We call it “Sunday Night Live.” This worship experience uses Lutheran liturgy set to a little different style of music with a praise band, and it includes visual and/or interactive elements in the sermon. Come check it out on January 6! It’s a different kind of worship service at a different kind of time.
THE LINUS PROJECT
On January 10 at 12 Noon, help celebrate Epiphany with our Women of the ELCA by making ‘no sew’ flannel blankets for Project Linus and enjoying a potluck brunch/lunch. Project Linus provides love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.” We have 21 blankets to complete. Everyone is welcome, and this is a great opportunity for families to work on a service project together.
PRAYER FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION IN SC
You are invited to attend a service of prayer and action in support of public education on January 17 at 6:30PM at Vanderhorst Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 66 Handover Street in Charleston. This annual prayer gathering is put together by the Fellowship of SC Bishops, which is a special ecumenical relationship among churches led by bishops of the Lutheran, Roman Catholic, AME, and Methodist Churches. These bishops collectively have been advocating for Public Education since April 2014, when they issued a joint pastoral letter pledging “our commitment to support the full flourishing of public education in South Carolina.” They expressed concern after the state Supreme Court in November 2017 dismissed a landmark school equity lawsuit, filed in 1993 to force the General Assembly to improve educational opportunities in the state’s poorest public schools. The bishops pray that this year’s service acts as a call to action in support of public education for all South Carolinians.