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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.

Visitors welcome!

Weekly Services are held on Sunday's at 8am and 10am. All visitors are welcome! 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.”

Weddings and Baptisms at St. Lukes.

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Friday, December 5, 2014

The Backpack Program

The Backpack Program can use donations throughout the school year.
Gallon size ziploc bags
Single serve microwaveable Mac’n cheese
Shelf-stable milk boxes
Pop-top cans of soup or ravioli
Juice pouches
Fruit leathers
Packages of cheese/crackers
Instant oatmeal packets
Single serve packages of nuts or dried fruit or trail mix
Juice pouches
Granola bars or kids energy bars
Packages of cheese/crackers
Single serve microwaveable Mac’n cheese Shelf-stable milk boxes
Fresh apples or clementines (only if brought on Serv-ing Others Sunday)

Crafters’ Bazaar!

December 14, 2014
After the 10:00 a.m. Worship Service

We hope you will participate in the raffle of the beautiful children’s afghan. Raffle tickets are 3 for $5 and can be purchased during coffee hour.

Other items for sales – sweaters, doll clothes, afghans, hats, scarves and other handmade items.
All proceeds benefit the Discretionary Fund.

FISH FOOD BANK


CURRENT NEEDS AT FOOD BANK: Canned fruit/vegetables, peanut butter, tuna, chili, canned beans or low-fat refried beans, toilet paper, PLASTIC BAGS, rubber bands.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Regular Tues./Thurs. vol-unteers who can lift 50 lbs. (10am-noon).

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

From our Rector

I am still basking in the joy of my retirement celebration back on All Saints’ Sunday. It was a glorious day far exceeding my expectations. I have really never experienced or witnessed anything quite like it. I want to thank you with all my heart for this extraordinary outpouring of love.
The worship service was fun and beautiful. It was just perfect having the baptism of cute little Grace Johnson at my last service. I loved hearing both the Chancel Choir and the Choristers sing. It was fun having the trumpeter and other musicians. I enjoyed singing so many of our favorite hymns. And I was overwhelmed with emotion when the choirs sang that Prayer of Blessing especially for me. I will never forget it.

The brunch was delicious. The decorations were beautiful. I loved having a packed church and a parish hall filled with people. It felt like an Easter Sunday morning. The program during the brunch was extra special and touched me deeply. All four speakers did a moving job of talking about our experience together these past 15 years. It made me even more aware of just how blessed we have been at St. Luke’s as priest and congregation.

I was deeply moved by the special presentations and the gifts given to me. I will greatly enjoy attending the US Open at Chambers Bay next June. (I have it on my calendar.) And thank you for the very generous cash gift. I will put it in my travel fund. I loved the presentation by the Sunday School children. The poster with all of their names and finger prints will go on my wall. I was totally blown away by the CD of music that the Chancel Choir made for my retirement celebration. It is just beautiful and is a very inspiring gift that I will treasure always. And I hope you get to see a copy of the memory book that was put together chronicling my 15 years of ministry at St. Luke’s. It is a beautiful colorful book and brings back so many happy memories. It has a permanent place of honor on my coffee table.

Rather than listing so many, many people by name for helping out with my retirement celebration, I want to once again thank all of you for your astounding outpouring of love. I will never forget it, and I will never forget my time at St. Luke’s. As St. Paul wrote to the people of the church in Thessalonica, I say once again to you:

But we were gentle among you, like a nurse tenderly caring for her own children. So deeply do we care for you that we are determined to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you have become very dear to us. (Thessalonians 2:8)

In the weeks and months ahead, I will be working on “goofing off” the best I can. However, I will be missing all of you and holding you as dear in my heart and in my prayers.

The Lord bless you and keep you,
Fr. Paul +