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St. Lucas is a faith community of MANY ministries and many ministers. 
In all we do we strive to glorify Jesus Christ.

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 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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Toledo, OH 43609

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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. 



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.




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. 



Live-streamed at

Saturday  4pm

Sunday    9am

Sunday    10:30 am

Join us for live worship each weekend at one of the times above during the coronavirus pandemic.


Daily Devotions ON FACEBOOK Live! Join us on the St. Lucas Facebook page Tuesday-Friday:

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.                                 


3 Worship

Services Offered

Every Weekend

Sunday Morning Early Service


  9:00 am   

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

     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


4:00 pm 

    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


Monday, 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

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.