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 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.

2017 WEDNESDAY LENTEN WORSHIP
Services at Noon & 7pm every Wednesday in Lent

                                                                                                                       

WEDNESDAY LENTEN SERMON SERIES


                                                                 SPIRITUAL LOCATIONS &..................DISLOCATIONS
     Life is full of locations and dislocations, but they are not just geographical. There are also spiritual and emotional locations that give us security and the dislocation of which throws us into turmoil. The loss of child-hood, the loss of love, the loss of loved ones all cause “dislocations” in our existence that challenge our faith and ability to love. Join us this Lent as we look at how God enters in-to our locations and dislocations in Jesus Christ to bring about the new being in us.
     The evening service will be Holden Evening Prayer. Noon service Midday Prayer. These services ARE good for you.


                                                                                 March 29 Location: Royal David’s City
                                                                                           Samuel 16: 1-13
   Vocation as God’s way of grounding us and the community and the world. Incarnational solutions to the world’s confusion. God in history       again. And again. And again.
                                                                              April 5 Dislocation: In A Cemetery
                                                                                            Ezekiel 37:1-14
             The disorientation brought on by death. Despair or hope? What will drive our life’s journey? Life always follows death.

GOOD COMPANY ENSEMBLE under the direction of Karen Biscay will be at our evensong on Wednesday, April 5!  The Good Company Vocal Ensemble has performed for many years at these services, formerly as part of the Lourdes University Chorus. They will present music of the Medical Mission Sisters, well-known in the late 1960’s for their original folk-style songs, and other Lenten pieces. Be present for it and bring a friend!

 

HOLY WEEK SERVICES


MAUNDY THURSDAY

April 13  Noon Maundy Thursday Midday

                 Prayer & Communion

                 7pm    Maundy Thursday Worship

                      with devotional stations:

                           foot blessing, silent prayer/

                           candle lighting, absolution,

                           prayer partner, Communion


GOOD FRIDAY

April 14   11:30  CROSSWALK to Immaculate

                            Conception                        

                    Noon CROSS Good Friday Service @

                          Immaculate Conception

                      8pm Tenebrae Service of Shadows @

       St. Lucas      


EASTER

                                                                        April 15   4pm  Easter Vigil Service


April 16   8:30 & 10:30  Easter Festival Worship


Easter Breakfast in the gym served from 8:45 to 10:00.

$5 for adults, $3 kids 12 & under, no more that $15 per family.

Call to reserve a spot and pay at the door 419-243-8189.

 

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: [email protected]

A Quick Guide to Our Ministries

 BREAD MINISTRY

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.

CINDY'S CORNER CAFÉ    

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. 


CINDY'S CORNER SOCIAL OUTREACH MINISTRY

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.

HEALING MINISTRY

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.   

¢ THRIFT SHOP ¢  

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.

¢   RUMMAGE SALES  ¢

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

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.