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Christ Window

Welcome

In response to the call in Roman 15:7 to "Welcome one another, therefore as Christ has welcomed you", we warmly welcome people of any race, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, and ability.

We invite you to join us in our worship of Christ and fellowship.

 

education

 

Children's Sunday School - 10 a.m.

Our Children's Education time takes place during the worship hour at 10:00 a.m. We begin the service with Children's Time, after which they are dismissed to either the nursery (available year-round for babies and toddlers) or during the school year to the Sunday School class. The children rejoin the congregation in time for Holy Communion. Brenda Wine is the nursery supervisor. Katie Wine teaches the Sunday School Class.

 

Lunch & Learn Discussions - Sunday 11:45 am

The Lunch and Learn Group meets after Fellowship time on Sundays in the Fellowship Hall. Discussions can center around a book of the Bible or current social or religious issues. For example we had a series on "Lutheranism 101" and "Introduction to Holy Communion". During Fall 2015, we had forums on "Always Being Made New", Same Sex Marriage, Statement on Human Sexuality and our Welcome Statement. During Lent in 2016, we had a class on Prayer. More recently, we read and discussed the Gospel according to St. Luke followed by The Acts. If you have other topics you would be interested in, please let us know. We also will host guest speakers on a variety of topics during this hour from time to time. All suggestions are welcome.

What Does This Mean? Sunday School - 9 a.m.What do the weekly verses from Scripture say? How do they relate to my life? Starting in June, on Sundays at 11:45 a.m., we have a new opportunity to experience God’s word with other St. Luke folk. We will look ahead one week to the readings for the following Sunday. It’s a chance to ask questions, share reactions, and make suggestions about what you’d like to explore further. The texts will be different every week, so drop in when you can and join the conversation.

 

Children's TimeChildren's Time during Worship with Pastor Ruth

Children's TimeChildren's Sunday School with Teacher Ellie Klein

Children's Sunday SchoolChildren's Sunday School with Teacher Katie Wine

 

Wednesday Bible Study

Holy Bloomers Bible StudyThe Bible Study Group meets each Wednesday starting at 10:30 am and includes about an hour of fellowship, coffee, treats, and Bible study. Observing the frequent references to Isaiah in the New Testament, we started 2017 working our way through the book of the prophet Isaiah. But we are taking a break from Isaiah to read and discuss A Simple Way to Pray - the life and wisdom of Martin Luther by Dr Archie Parrish.

During 2016 we studied other world religions including Roman Catholicism, Judahism, and Islam, guided by the book "Honoring Our Neighbor's Faith". We focused on the Apostle Peter in the Book of Acts followed by the two Epistles of Peter. We explored the Psalms starting in January. During 2015, we followed Moses and the Israelites through the Book of Exodus, an overview of Leviticus, and through Numbers where we left the Isrealites wandering in the wilderness. Later in 2016, we hope to follow them to the Promised Land. Previous studies have ventured through the Book of Genesis, the Apostle Paul's letters to the Romans and Corinthians, the Gospel of John and the book of Philippians. In 2013, we took on the fascinating and enigmatic book of Revelation. All are welcome to join us.