EPIPHANY HOUSE BLESSINGS
On Sunday, January 5, we will begin the season of Epiphany. This is a season extending through the months of January and February, where we celebrate Christ being revealed to the world. Our celebration at St. Luke’s begins with the story of the Magi, who follow a star to visit and worship the Christ Child. As we remember this great story, we have a custom of gathering to ask God’s blessing on our homes and on those who live in or visit our homes. Join us for worship throughout the Epiphany season, where you may pick up a piece of chalk and a blessing for your home.
THE BAPTISM OF OUR LORD
On Sunday, January 12, we will celebrate The Baptism of Our Lord. The beginning of our worship services will be full of splashing water that is carried out into the congregation as we remember how we have been called God’s own children in the waters of baptism. Don’t miss this special day as we hear God’s words of love and promise for us at the start of this new year.
WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY
St. Luke’s will host a worship service on Wednesday, January 22, at 12PM as we celebrate the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. After the service, a meal will be served in the Fellowship Hall.
FEBRUARY DINNER CHURCH
Join St. Luke’s for worship and a meal on Sunday, February 2, at 5:12PM in the Fellowship Hall. Please contact our church office to indicate how many people will attend with you. If you are able to provide food in portions that will feed 20 people, we have a sign up list available in the Narthex. The meal this month is Super Bowl-Themed, and includes Chili, Cornbread, Wings, Desserts, Veggies and Chips with Dip/Queso.
Denise Jacobs, Master Gardener, will offer a free seminar on pruning & garden planning on Sunday, January 26, at 2PM in the Fellowship Hall. Pruning is an essential gardening skill. When you prune correctly, you encourage healthy growth and flowering, as well as good looks. For most shrubs and trees, it helps to prune at the right time. Some are best pruned in winter; some right after flowering. Come, learn and enjoy some fellowship with your fellow gardeners at St. Luke’s.
JAPANESE FAIR – MEET OUR MISSIONARIES
All are invited to St. Luke’s Fellowship Hall the night of Sunday, February 16, at 5PM to meet our missionaries to Japan and learn about Japanese culture. Former missionaries to Japan will be present and we will Skype with present missionaries, Rev. Dr. Sarah Hinlicky Wilson and Dr. Andrew L. Wilson. Sarah is serving as pastor to the English-language congregation at Tokyo Lutheran Church, and Andrew is teaching at Japan Lutheran College and Seminary. Japanese food, songs, games, and art activities will be available for all to enjoy. Join us!