Historic, Yet Progressive, St. Lucas Church
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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
The Frame Church Built in 1887
130 Years of God's Grace
OHIO HISTORICAL MARKER DEDICATION
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
Weekend-Labor Day Weekend)
8:30 am (September-May)
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.
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
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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
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.
Low cost clothing, household goods and other items to help those with lower incomes.
Twice a Year: First Weekends of May & October
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.
March 6 March 13
Mar 20 Palm Sunday
Easter He is Risen,
He is Risen, Indeed!