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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.”

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Thursday, February 26, 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.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Interim Priest in Charge

Dear St. Luke’s Parish,

On behalf of the Vestry I would like to announce the arrival of our new Interim Priest in Charge. Reverend Mother Mary Catherine Mackenzie. She will begin her position on Wednesday, February 25th at the church office. I know she has inquired about our Wednesday services and I expect that service to begin again very soon. We are all very excited about all the other responsibilities and ministries she will resume as well.
She will be giving her first sermon on the second Sunday of Lent, March 1st. Following services there will be a special welcoming for Mother Mary during coffee hour. Please join in welcoming her during this time in the Bell Parish Hall. Unfortunately, I will not be there to attend but know that I am there in spirit and share your excitement. 
We are on a great journey to find a new rector and I, as well as the rest of the Vestry, are very excited to have Mother Mary aboard to shepherd us in this transition period. May the Holy Spirit and our faith in the process and one another continue to guide us.

Blessings,
Diego Enriquez

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Donations Needed!

We would like to be able to donate a large amount filled socks to the Rescue Mission. Donations of supplies help us give more to the Rescue Mission. We need new pairs of socks (kid and adult sizes), tooth brushes, travel size tooth paste, bar soap, shampoo, conditioner and lotion. You can put the donations on top of the piano in the Parish Hall. S.O.S will be happening on February 15th during the 10 am service.

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 Cor-coran at 253-686-7578.

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)