Historic, Yet Progressive, St. Lucas Church

     St. Lucas is a progressive ministry in the heart of Toledo's Old South End.  We welcome all people regardless of age, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, economic level, or previous spiritual experience.
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

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.


St. Lucas Celebrates 130 Years of Serving Jesus

Beautiful & Vibrant Worship
Still Happens

The Frame Church Built in 1887

130 Years of God's Grace


Sunday, June 12

To God Alone the Glory!

What a wonderful day!

All three major network film crews were here to document the dedication.It was very nice to hear from all the speakers that their first hand experience with the people of St. Lucas was  of welcoming and inclusion. Becki Trivision, Ohio Historical Connection was there to officially unveil the marker. 

 Michael Sheehy, State Representative stopped by to wish us well.

Congresswoman Kaptur joined us in worship and then spoke of the immigrants that came to a new and better life in America. She read the Proclamation from Congress and promised to fly a flag over the capitol and send to us for our permanent collection. Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson also presented a proclamation. She is the organist at Redeemer Lutheran Church and  brought Spiritual blessings from Pastor Lori Strang. Rob Ludeman, Toledo councilman at-large, spoke of his family's involvement with St. Lucas which goes back generations. Peter Ujvagi spoke to us in German! Well, a little bit, anyway. And he spoke of the history of the families that make up a congregation. He was pleased to see that we have preserved our history when he toured our on-site archives. Merton Spencer from Reconciling Works! recalled how St. Lucas became Reconciled In Christ in 1999 before any other church in NW Ohio. To this day, St. Lucas is the only ELCA Lutheran church in NW Ohio to be Reconciled In Christ. 

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Three Worship Services Offered Every Weekend

Sunday Morning Early Service

9 am   (Memorial Weekend-Labor Day Weekend)

8:30 am    (September-May)

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.

This Week's Sermon on Video

In anxious times, how do we follow Jesus? When we act from a place of anxiety it moves us away from Jesus.

Lessons of the Day:Deuteronomy 30:9-14, Psalm 25:1-10, Colossians 1:1-14, Luke 10:25-37



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 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.