Our Worship proceeds from the belief that while we were saved in the waters of our baptism, God is saving us each week through the Word and Meal in worship. Thus two of our Principles are “Deepening our Faith as disciples of Jesus” and “Loving and caring for one another in supportive ways.”
Our worship follows the outline we see in the Gospels: Jesus gathers a group of people together, teaches them about God, shares a sacred meal with them, and then sends them out to tell others his teaching. We call this Gathering, Word, Meal, and Sending.
Our songs are from our hymnbook, Evangelical Lutheran Worship, played on the organ or piano. Our choirs sing or ring anthems during the Offering. We take an extended time to share the peace of Christ, and we love impromptu thanks to special musicians at the end of worship.
We believe that our Meal is the Lord’s Supper and not the Lutheran Supper, and so we invite anyone baptized in any Christian tradition to receive the bread and wine. We have gluten free bread and white grape juice if desired.
Saint Luke has two choirs: a singing choir and a ringing choir. The singing choir sings an anthem during the Offering time most Sundays, ranging from hymns to spirituals to classical pieces. The bell choir rings before worship and during the Offering a couple Sundays a year, mostly well-known hymns.
We also host occasional concerts for the community, arranged by, and usually involving, Doctor Bob Holst, our Music Director.