Our denomination's slogan is God's work. Our hands. At St. Luke we seek to live out this theological conviction in real, tangible ways in the world and our surrounding community. From sharing space with local groups to sharing our resources to those in need, we believe that every interaction is an opportunity to show the love of God.
COVID-19 Testing by Viral Solutions
St. Luke is proud to do our part in attending to the current public health crisis by partnering with Viral Solutions to provide COVID-19 testing for our community. Visit their website for more information and select the Buckhead/Vinings location.
Helping out in our community is an important part of who we are and what we stand for. St Luke Lutheran Church is committed to making a difference in the lives of our community in any way we can. Meet some of our long-term ministry partners below.
Reconciling in Christ
The Reconciling in Christ (RIC) Program is for congregations, synods, colleges, seminaries, and other Lutheran organizations and ministry communities who have made a public commitment to welcome, include and celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) people. By having a statement affirming this welcome that specifically names either, "LGBTQIA+ people" or "people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions" in their statement, these faith communities are accepted into the Reconciling in Christ partnership with ReconcilingWorks.
Russell Elementary School
St. Luke shares a special partnership with the little round school in the Covered Bridge area of Smyrna. This endeavor started several years ago with a beginning-of-the year school supply project. Members purchased backpacks, supplies, snacks, and even funded a lunch account to help needy students fill their stomachs so they could learn. Several members also participate in the Russell Rockers reading program. Weekly, they come to Russell and read with and to K-5 grade students, forging strong relationships.
Lutheran Coalition for Habitat for Humanity
The Lutheran Coalition for Habitat for Humanity is a group of concerned Lutherans in the Atlanta, Georgia metropolitan area who have agreed to partner with local Habitat for Humanity affiliates to eliminate substandard housing. Each year The Coalition will endeavor to provide the funding and volunteer labor for the construction of an affordable home for a Partner Family.
Lutheran Services of Georgia and Lutheran Services of Tennessee have joined forces and changed their names to Inspiritus. Inspiritus empowers those who face challenges and disruptions: children who have been abused or neglected, people with developmental disabilities, refugees and immigrants, individuals affected by natural disaster, and people in low-income communities.
Grace [Coffee] House is a joint ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta and the Southeastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Grace House proudly serves the Georgia Tech community in Atlanta, Georgia. Grace House provides students with an opportunity for friendship, direction, an authentic community, service, and a home away from home.
Buckhead Christian Ministry
Each day, Buckhead Christian Ministry (BCM) intervenes in the lives of individuals and families in crisis. Through longer-term programs, BCM provides supportive housing, financial education, debt remediation, and savings matches.