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9-3   Tuesday-Friday


745 Walbridge Ave.

Toledo, OH 43609

Seal of St. Luke

Holy Spirit!

Historic, Yet Progressive, St. Lucas Church

     St. Lucas is a progressive ministry in the heart of Toledo's Old South End.  We welcome and include people of all ages, races, gender identities, sexual orientations, abilities, economic levels, and previous spiritual experiences.
St. Lucas is a faith community of MANY ministries and many ministers.  In all we do we strive to glorify Jesus Christ.

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St. Lucas Affirmation of Welcome
A Reconciling in Christ Congregation (RIC)

In accord with the Gospel of Jesus Christ St. Lucas welcomes all.  By this we mean we extend the radical welcome of Jesus to  people of any age, race, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, economic level, mental health diagnosis, recovery status, education level, or previous religious experience to participate in the sacramental life and work of our congregation.


Parking Lot Monitored for All Evening Services                          Elevator to Main Sanctuary and Restrooms

WEDNESDAYS OF ADVENT  (Dec. 5, 12, 19)

7pm   Compline (Night Prayer) Services

                            Beautiful and quiet chanted service to end

                            the day in peace and serenity

4TH SUNDAY OF ADVENT  (December 23)

10:30am  J.S. Bach Cantata "For Us A Child Is Born"

                    Sung by the St. Lucas choir and

                accompanied by an 8 piece musical ensemble

CHRISTMAS EVE  (December 24)

6:30pm Jazz Mass/Blue Christmas

             Jazz service celebrating the

             birth of Jesus includes rite for

             participants to light a candle in 

             remembrance of loved ones


CHRISTMAS EVE LATE SERVICE  9:00pm  Communion, Carols &


               Beautiful service that ends in

               candlelight with singing of

               "Away in a Manger" and

               "Silent Night"

CHRISTMAS DAY  (December 25)

10:00am  Lessons & Carols

                 We go through the

                 Christmas story in the

                 Bible and sing carols

                 between Bible readings

NEW YEAR'S EVE  (December 31)

                                                                                                                4:00PM  New Year's Eve Evensong

                                                                                                                Ring in the New Year with evening

                                                                                                                prayer & a champagne or sparkling

                                                                                                                grape juice toast in the narthex after


3 Worship

Services Offered

Every Weekend

Sunday Morning Early Service

                                        8:30 am   (September-May)

                                       9:00am    (Memorial Day Weekend-Labor Day Weekend)

Less formal liturgy in the St. Lucas main sanctuary.  We sing a variety of hymns old and new.


Sunday Morning Late Service

10:30 am (Year-round)

     Beautiful higher liturgy with the participation of the St. Lucas choir.  We use a variety of styles seasonally and sing a good mix of hymns old and new, accompanied by the beautiful St. Lucas pipe organ.

             Saturday Afternoon


         4 pm (Year-round)

Casual, warm and intimate worship service held in the St. Lucas Lower Church.  

We sing hymns mostly from the African American hymnal "This Far By Faith" and the contemporary praise hymnal "Worship and Praise"

  • Holy Communion is celebrated at all weekend worship services.

  • Elevator from street level to sanctuary & lower church 

  • Lighted parking lot with monitoring for evening services 
  • For more information, please contact the church office at:
419-243-8189 or email: stlucasoffice@gmail.

A Quick Guide to Our Ministries


Thursday 10:00- 11:30am

     St. Lucas members pick up remaining bread from Panera on Wednesday night so we can distribute it FREE to those for whom it is a help.


Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday  Noon-12:45pm

     Serving lunch three days a week in the St. Lucas gym. As always, we need people who can sacrifice time, treasure, food (particularly meat and dairy), and supplies. Call Cindy 419-724-5280 if you can help, or just stop by for lunch and see what the church is doing in the service of the Lord. 


Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday  9:30-Noon        Call 419-724-5280

     A St. Lucas Faith Community member with a social work background is on hand to assist people in connecting to the help they need for food, clothing, health, housing and more.


3rd Tuesday of Every Month 6-7:00pm in the Sanctuary

     The St. Lucas healing team is administers healing touch, anointing for healing, or healing prayer.                                               Come and go at any time during the healing times.   


Wednesday       9:30-11:30

Thursday            9:30-11:30 

Friday                 9:30-11:30 

              Low cost clothing, household goods and other items to help  those with lower incomes.


Twice a Year:  First Weekends of May & October 

     We need help sorting now!  Come on Wednesday mornings 9:30am to Noon. 
Also need help clerking and preparing lunch during the sale.

Sermon on Video
See our Facebook page for most recent sermon videos:

There are many thoughts to ponder from this sermon....but here are just 2; Drawing distinctions in people (if it weren't for these people we would be happy) and in today's gospel Jesus said (and we are paraphrasing) it is not what goes into your mouth but what comes out.
Todays lessons: Isaiah 56:1, 6-8, Psalm 67, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32, Matthew 15: 10-28



Please visit our Facebook page  for older videos.

 Faith: The experience of the Presence of God.

                February 28

                 March 6                                                March 13

    Mar 20 Palm Sunday

 Easter He is Risen,

            He is Risen, Indeed!

                     April 3 

 Paul find his happiness 
              by giving up his power.