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Sunday Morning Worship: 9am & 11am

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

  • In-Person Worship FAQ

    In-Person Worship FAQ

    In-person / hybrid livestreamed worship is coming to St. Luke's on Sunday, June 6! What does this mean? Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about what worship will look like in the coming months......Read More »
  • Reuniting St. Luke’s: In-Person Worship

    Reuniting St. Luke’s: In-Person Worship

    With increased vaccination rates and decreasing case numbers, the task force and the St. Luke’s council feel encouraged to try something new. Beginning Sunday, June 6, you are invited to attend in-person indoor worship at church (3325 W. Wrightwood)......Read More »
  • April Thanksgivings: Preaching-Learning Community

    April Thanksgivings: Preaching-Learning Community

    Last July, St. Luke’s hosted its first preaching workshop with Rev. Dr. Kimberly Wagner. Open to members and friends of the St. Luke’s community, the workshop gave new insight to what creative and faithful community-building could look like through the art of proclamation. After stimulating discussion on craft and an invigorating round of 60-second sermons,Read More...Read More »
  • SUNDAYS OF EASTER: Words of Abundant Life

    SUNDAYS OF EASTER: Words of Abundant Life

    In this season of Easter, Jesus’s words of life (the words of The Word) to the disciples are renewed for us. The risen Jesus speaks words of peace, abundance, intimacy, community, friendship, and promise. These words speak abundant life into being for us....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 Transitional Pastor Brooke Petersen, pastorbrooke@stlukesls.org, any time.