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St. Lucas is a faith community of MANY ministries and many ministers. 
In all we do we strive to glorify Jesus Christ.

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 Affirmation of Welcome
A Reconciling in Christ Congregation (RIC)

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.

Donate to St. Lucas

Support the ministries of St. Lucas using this button.  Be sure to mark your donation as to general fund, Cindy's Corner, organ fund, building fund.

OFFICE HOURS 


9-3   Tuesday-Friday


419-243-8189


745 Walbridge Ave.

Toledo, OH 43609


stlucasoffice@gmail.com

     You can support St. Lucas through the Amazon Smile program using this button. Enter St. Lucas as your organization to support when you make purchases.  Make sure you choose St. Lucas Lutheran Church from Toledo

Daily Devotions ON FACEBOOK Live! Join us on the St. Lucas Facebook page every day www.facebook.com/StLucasLutheranChurch:


9am    Morning Prayer 

Noon  Midday Prayer

6pm    Evening Prayer 

9pm    Night Prayer


     A few moments of music & prayer offered four times daily.. We offer this service as a way to stay connected to the Lord and find the promises of Jesus in this difficult time in our world.  Sundays 6 & 9pm devotions only. Tune in to our Worship Livestream on Sunday mornings.                                 

 

REPORT ON EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ACTIONS At an online meeting the Church Council gave the Executive Committee authority to make day to day decisions until the next regular council meeting in April.  Executive Committee has met via Zoom twice now and made these decisions:

 

  • IN PERSON WORSHIP at the church will be suspended through April 6.  We will continue to live-stream worship on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/StLucasLutheranChurch at our regular weekend times (4pm Saturday, 9 & 10:30am Sunday, Lenten Wednesdays at noon and 7pm).  Please do send in your church offering or begin to give electronically.  The church is working on good options for electronic giving.

  • FUNERALS Executive Committee has set an interim policy in regard to funerals until church council meets again .  We ask that only private (family) graveside services be performed and that memorial services be planned at a later date for any funerals.


  • CINDY'S CORNER CAFE TRANSITIONS TO AT DOOR SERVICE  We feel it is vital to continue serving folks through our lunch and pantry programs in this time of need for so many.  We will have one person come in at 9am Monday through Friday to prepare 50 bag lunches in the kitchen.  That person will leave by 11:30am.  Two volunteers/workers will then come in to distribute lunches  (and on Thursday pantry items will also be distributed at 1pm).  One will be stationed outside to coach guests on social distancing practices and the other will be inside the door to distribute the food by a practice that will not involve person to person contact.  Cindy's Corner is asking for the following donations to assist with the bag lunch program:

1. Monetary donations

2. Plastic grocery bags

3. Ziploc sandwich bags

4. Big bags of fresh fruit (apples, oranges, etc.)

5. Small (to fit in a brown bag) bags of chips, pretzels, etc.

6. Individual drinks (water, juice, pop)

If you donate such items you may call the church and drop them off during office hours.  We can buzz you in the front Sunday School door and you can place them inside the door for later pick up.

 

  • OFFERINGS  Please send us your offering, since in-person church is not available at this time. You may also drop your off offering when pastor is there during the Cindy’s Corner hours (around 9:30-1:00, call the office to let us know you are coming 419-243-8189. Just buzz the front door and we will buzz you in to drop your offering inside the door, then we'll come down and get it.  Thanks to the many who have mailed, dropped off or made electronic offerings through our PayPal button on our website: www.stlucastoledo.org

  • AA AND GED  We are working with the AA groups and GED on what is best practice if they continue to meet in our Sunday School building.  The Monday and Thursday morning AA groups have since informed us of their decision to suspend for two weeks.  GED is also off for two weeks at least.  The Friday night AA group has now suspended meetings indefinitely.

EASTER BREAKFAST Due to the coronavirus outbreak Easter breakfast this year is cancelled.

 

EASTER BASKETS  Due to the cornonavirus outbreak our Easter Basket program is suspended this year. 

 

Healing Christ, visit our world with your healing presence and power.  Be with all who suffer, especially a world suffering under the pandemic of Covid-19.  Come quickly to save us.  Heal the sick and comfort the sorrowing.  Amen.

MIDWEEK WEDNESDAY LENTEN SERIES


“NO MATTER HOW YOU ADD IT UP”

Fun With Biblical Numbers and You


Now Live Streamed at Noon & 7pm Wednesdays on our Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/stlucaslutheranchurch


Mar. 4    4,000 + 5,000 does not equal 9,000

Mar. 11  40 Years and Days and Nights=Progress

Mar. 18  12 and Its Multiples Add Up To You, Me, and God

Mar. 25   6 Is a Work in Progress; 7 Is Complete

Apr.   1   3 + 1 Does Not Equal 4    
 




3 Worship

Services Offered

Every Weekend

Sunday Morning Early Service

                                       

  9:00 am   

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

     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

     

4:00 pm 

    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

 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    

Monday, 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
See our Facebook page for most recent sermon videos: www.facebook.com/StLucasLutheranChurch

There are many thoughts to ponder from this sermon....but here are just 2; Drawing distinctions in people (if it weren't for these people we would be happy) and in today's gospel Jesus said (and we are paraphrasing) it is not what goes into your mouth but what comes out.
Todays lessons: Isaiah 56:1, 6-8, Psalm 67, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32, Matthew 15: 10-28


          

 

Please visit our Facebook page  for older videos.

 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.