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Welcome to St. Luke's!

You are invited to come join us at St. Luke’s for any of our worship services or parish activities. Come experience the Spirit of God in our worship and in the life of our community, as we live out our core purpose statement: “Worshipping God, serving Christ, loving one another.”

St. Luke's Mission

Who are we at St. Luke’s? We are a community of believers living out our core purpose: Worshipping God, Serving Christ, Loving One Another

Vibrant Faith Ministries

St. Luke’s is blessed to partner with Vibrant Faith Ministries in promoting Christian spiritual formation here in our local congregation and also in our homes. Vibrant Faith Ministries, based in Minneapolis, has excellent resources that can be used at home and in our daily lives.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Discernment Committee Reviewing 1st Round of Candidates
By Austin Williams

At the beginning of March the discernment committee received names and profile information for the candidates for our new priest. Throughout the month we have been reviewing candidate information and meeting to discuss and discern which of them we will invite to continue the interview process. Working through so many talented and excellent candidates and giving each profile the attention that it deserves has been quite a task! We have now moved on to narrowing the candidate pool down so we can conduct our first round of interviews. We’ve posted a timeline in Parish Hall above the Vestry table to explain all the steps in our process and show you how we plan to move through them. Our hope is to be ready to call a new rector in the fall. The committee is excited about our progress and eager to uncover the person that God has chosen for St. Lukes’. Please keep all of us in your thoughts and prayers; we will need your support and encouragement to prayerfully discern the person God has set out for us.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

ST. LUKE’S SCHEDULE OF HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SERVICES

Palm / Passion Sunday – March 29
Holy Eucharist with Liturgy of the Palms
8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday in Holy Week - April 1
Holy Eucharist – St. Mark’s Chapel - 10:00 a.m.

Maundy Thursday - April 2
Holy Eucharist & Stripping of the Altar at 7:00 p.m.

Good Friday - April 3
Good Friday Liturgy at 12:00 Noon
Tenebrae Service at St. Luke’s Memorial Church - 8:00 p.m.
Sacrament of Reconciliation 1:30- 3:00 p.m.

Easter Sunday - April 5
Choral Eucharist at 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.
(Easter Egg Hunt – after the 10:00 a.m. service)

During the final weeks of Lent we are encouraged to continue our Lenten disciplines.  The Proper Preface for late Lent is a good reminder of how we are to prepare our hearts for the celebration of Holy Week and Easter:

Monday, March 2, 2015

Search Committee Begins Work of Finding Our New Priest

The search committee has begun the difficult task of discerning a new priest for St. Luke’s. We are honored to have the privilege and the responsibility of finding our next pastor. This is a process of transition for the entire church and we believe everyone should be as informed and involved as possible. First things first: introductions. The search committee is made up of Margaret Hoyer, Chris Huss, Cindy Miller, Stephen Gorham, Julie Christoph, Betsy Johnson and myself along with a wonderful representative from the diocese.

We will receive candidate names in early March. We have spent the last month getting to know one another, learning about the search committee process, and planning out our next steps. Our goal is to be finished by the fall and we are planning our timeline with that target date in mind. However, we have agreed that the most important part of our task is finding the person that God has chosen to lead our church. This is not a hiring committee. We are going through a mutual discernment as we try to find the right person for St. Luke’s and they try to find us.

We want to be as open as possible with the church community during this transition, but confidentiality requirements prevent us from sharing any details about the candidates themselves. So feel free to ask us about what we are doing and how the search is going, but please understand that there are some details we will not be able to share. We will give you regular updates on our progress in church, in the Bridge, and here online. If you have questions, please find one of us at coffee hour and we’d be happy to speak to you. Finally, please keep us in your thoughts and prayers these next several months. We cannot do it all without your support.

FISH FOOD BANK NEEDS

MUSCLES NEEDED! Regular Tus./Wed. 10-noon volunteers who can lift 50 lbs. to help unload trucks and stock shelves. If you know anyone who is looking for some volunteer hours, please contact Debbie Corcoran

ITEMS NEEDED: Canned fruit/vegetables, peanut butter, tuna, chili, canned beans or low-fat refried beans, toilet paper, PLASTIC BAGS, rubber bands.

MONETARY DONATIONS: Please consider monetary donations to food bank. Checks can be made to St. Luke’s with “food bank” on the memo line. This allows you to receive the tax benefit of your donation. Re-member that Monetary donations distribute SEVEN times the amount donated ($25 buys $175 worth of food).

NOURISH FUNDRAISER: There will be an auction fundraiser on Friday May 8 at the Murano Hotel, to support the entire Pierce County FISH organization. St. Luke’s will be putting together a basket or two for this. If you have any items that you could contribute to the silent or live auction, please contact Cindy Stangl. Auction items could include things like wine, good jewelry, time share time, tickets to events, business services, etc. If you or your company/volunteer group would like to sponsor or participate in this auction that is an option too!

There is always room for volunteering!