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Historic, Yet Progressive, St. Lucas Church
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.
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745 Walbridge Ave.
Toledo, OH 43609
St. Lucas invites you to attend any or all of our
135th Anniversary events
Saturday, Oct. 2 10am –4pm Oktoberfest for the neighborhood, featuring brats, kraut, German potato salad and German desserts. Musical entertainment, games for kids, thrift shop open, Cindy’s Corner open. Join us for the fun!
Sunday, Oct. 24 4pm Organ concert featuring Michael Schreffler and David Hufford The 46 rank St. Lucas organ will be featured as these two accomplished organists delight us with their musical gifts. Michael is a former St. Lucas organist and David is the CEO of Renaissance Pipe Organ, which maintains our instrument. Both organists are donating their time with us, so that a free will collection may taken for the St. Lucas Organ Fund. Following the concert we invite you to an elegant wine and hors d'oeuvre reception in the lower church sanctuary.
Sunday, Oct. 31 10am 135th Anniversary Combined Worship Service & Dinner Join us as we celebrate 135 years of serving Jesus in the near south end of Toledo. We will welcome synodical bishop Daniel Beaudoin as our guest preacher for the day. We will have a full catered dinner in the gym following the service. Dinner will include choice of chicken or meatballs with a vegetarian/gluten free option, mashed potates, gravy, vegetable, salad and anniversary cake.
We do ask that for indoor activities all guests wear a mask and for indoor food service events please, for your own safety, and that of others, be vaccinated.
LUCAS COUNTY MASK RECOMMENDATION Lucas County has entered a
higher level of Covid-19 delta variant transmission and is now recommending that
all people wear masks at indoor settings. We leave it to the discretion of
congregants whether to wear a mask at worship, but do recommend it especially, if
you are unvaccinated, or vaccinated, but immune-compromised because of an
underlying condition. We continue to recommend that unvaccinated folks, for their
own safety and that of those around them, worship with us online on our Facebook
page until such time as you are fully vaccinated.
NO CAMERA ZONES IN SANCTUARIES
For those who do not wish to be on camera for our live casts we have a new
policy. In the lower church the camera will only pan the piano side of the
sanctuary. In the main sanctuary the camera will not pan the baptismal font
transept. For Holy Communion distribution the camera will focus on the musician
or an inspirational image in the sanctuary.
For your safety we urge you not to attend until you have received a full vaccination including the two week waiting period. We do not wish to put anyone’s health at risk.
Daily Devotions ON FACEBOOK Live! Join us on the St. Lucas Facebook page Tuesday-Friday: www.facebook.com/StLucasLutheranChurch:
9am Morning Prayer
Noon Midday Prayer
9pm Night Prayer
A few moments of music & prayer offered three times daily.. We offer this service as a way to stay connected to the Lord and find the promises of Jesus in this difficult time in our world. Sundays 6 & 9pm devotions only. Tune in to our worship live stream on Sunday mornings & Saturday afternoons.
Sunday Morning Early Service
formal liturgy in the St. Lucas main sanctuary. We sing a variety of
hymns old and new.
Sunday Morning Late Service
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.
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:
A Quick Guide to Our Ministries
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Noon-12:45pm
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.
Low cost clothing, household goods and other items to help those with lower incomes.
Twice a Year: First Weekends of May & October
Also need help clerking and preparing lunch during the sale.
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
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Faith: The experience of the Presence of God.
March 6 March 13
Mar 20 Palm Sunday
Easter He is Risen,
He is Risen, Indeed!