Sunday Morning Worship: 9am & 11am
Wednesday Evening Worship: 7pm

Holy Communion every Sunday

Worship is the heartbeat that feeds our life together as a community. Here we learn about God's radical welcome extended to all people. We listen to the stories that have nurtured and shaped our faith. We share a meal that makes God present to us at a table wide enough for everyone to find a place. We are sent out into the world to love and serve our neighbors.

Our worship is traditional in the sense that it takes its shape and purpose from the traditions that Christians, and in particular Lutherans, have followed for centuries. At the same time, it is contemporary in the sense that our words, our songs and our prayers reflect the many cultures and concerns that surround us - both locally and globally.

Recent Worship Posts

  • called by name by Reed Fowler

    called by name by Reed Fowler

    "As someone who lives on the intersections of a trans/queer identity and mental illness, the experience of Jacob – wrestling and holding on and being changed in the process – this narrative feels viscerally familiar to me...."...Read More »
  • Summer Testimony Series | Ordinary Time, Extraordinary God

    Summer Testimony Series | Ordinary Time, Extraordinary God

    Genesis offers us stories of ordinary people, imperfect relationships, dysfunctional families, who are nevertheless called and blessed to walk with God. When was a time that, in the midst of your messiness, mistakes, or pain, you experienced God's saving presence? How has God blessed even your very ordinary life? ......Read More »
  • Pentecost Flowers. Thank you 2017.

    Pentecost Flowers. Thank you 2017.

    Thank you to everyone who donated flowers for this year’s celebration of Pentecost at St. Luke’s. Your generosity provided us with many floral reminders of Holy Spirit’s presence in worship on Sunday. Flowers were given by: Cynthia Stengel with thanks for the Holy Spirit at work at St. Luke’s. Andrew Bailey in memory of SamuelREAD MORE...Read More »
  • Shaken by the Wind

    Shaken by the Wind

    421 people in diaconal ministries from 28 countries will be in town at the end of June and early July. They’re gathering for the 2017 Assembly of the Diakonia World Federation  will be held in Chicago at Loyola University, Lake Shore Campus, June 28 to July 5, 2017. Diaconal Ministers, Deaconesses, Deacons, Home Missioners, etc. serveREAD MORE...Read More »

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I have to introduce myself?
Relax and be yourself - you won't be asked to stand and say your name. Since St. Luke's is a small, growing community, you can expect to be greeted warmly when you walk in the door. After every service, there is an opportunity to meet others over coffee/hot chocolate and snacks.

Are kids welcome? Is there a daycare during the service?
Children are certainly welcome at St. Luke's. As we move into our new worship space there will be a "cry room" for infants and a quiet play area for children kindergarten aged and younger, both of which require parental supervision. We do not provide childcare during worship but encourage families to worship together.

What should I wear?
People come to St. Luke's from all walks of life, and you can see it in the way they dress. God accepts you as you are, not as you're dressed.

What happens at a typical worship service?
Worship at St. Luke's follows a pattern as we celebrate the story of God's love for all creation (including us!). Each week we take time to gather, we listen to God's Word, we share a small meal of bread and wine/grape juice, and we are sent out for service in the world.

How do I know what's going to happen during the service?
You'll be given a worship guide when you walk in. The bulletin will tell you everything you need to know, with little explanations in the margins about why we do certain things in worship.

When do I stand or sit? Do I have to stand?
The worship leader will invite you to stand and sit throughout the service. You can also tell by looking for the asterisk (*) that indicates that you may stand, as you are able.

Will I have to sing in worship?
St. Luke's has a strong tradition of singing hymns in worship. You are invited to join in singing when you feel comfortable.

Do I have to put money in the offering plate?
You don't have to give anything. Offering is a chance to give from your abundance. It's a way to acknowledge the many gifts that God has given us. If you do share a gift, you can be sure it will be used for God's work in the neighborhood and shared with brothers and sisters in need across the nation and around the world.

Do I have to be Lutheran to take communion?
At St. Luke's, anyone who desires to encounter the real presence of God is welcome to come forward for communion. You don't have to be a member, you don't have to even be Lutheran.

What do I do at communion?
You will receive a piece of bread and can either dip the bread into wine/grape juice or you can drink directly from the wine or grape juice cup. When you have received food and drink, you may return to your seat.

What if I have other questions?
You can ask anyone at the service, or you may also send an e-mail to Pastor Erik Christensen, pastorerik@stlukesls.org, any time.