We gather together each Sunday because we believe that in Scripture and the Lord's Supper we encounter Jesus who loves us, redeems us, and sends us out to love and serve our neighbor.
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.
Children’s Christmas Program! What are the sounds of Christmas beyond jingle bells? Cows moo, sheepdogs bark and angels sing! But which is the most important sound? Find out on Sunday, December 15 at 9:30 as the children of St Luke tell the Christmas story through sound and song. Stay after worship for St. Luke’s annual Cookie Walk. Purchase a box for $5.00 and fill it with delicious homemade cookies!
Save The Date - Sunday, January 12! Bishop Yehiel Curry, Bishop of the ELCA Metropolitan Synod, will be visiting St. Luke for worship and fellowship. Bishop Yehiel Curry was elected June 8, 2019, to serve a six-year term as bishop of the Metropolitan Chicago Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Prior to being bishop, Curry served as pastor of Shekinah Chapel Lutheran Church in Riverdale since 2013. He served as mission developer of Shekinah from 2007 to 2012. Bishop Curry received a Bachelor of Arts from Lewis University in Romeoville, Ill., in 1995 and a Master of Divinity from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago in 2013. The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago is one of seven ELCA seminaries. He and his wife, LaShonda, are the parents of three daughters. He was installed as Bishop on October 19, 2019.
The newest addition to our worship space is our Prayground, a place of quiet play in the Sanctuary for children of all ages while the service is going on!
It is located on the left side of the sanctuary behind the baptismal font, easily visible from the pews and visible to the chancel (place where the Pulpit and Altar are located).
We believe it is important that children of all ages be in worship, and we welcome your child to enjoy this opportunity while he or she encounters Jesus!
We have 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.
See our Music page, here.