Welcome to St. Luke Union Church!
Sunday Worship Opportunities
All Are Welcome!
Education – Sunday 9:00 AM
*Worship – Sunday 10:30 AM *
Fellowship – Sunday 11:30 AM
Contemporary Worship- One Sunday a month at 6:30pm (see below for more specific info)
*Childcare available September- May (year round, the nursery is always open for parents to use when needed)
We are an active, caring community proclaiming the Word of God. We seek to know God’s will as individuals and as a church, to be transformed by the Holy Spirit, to practice Christian discipleship, and to demonstrate Christ’s unconditional grace and love for all.
All Men are Invited to the…
Come for a great breakfast, fellowship, and a devotion on: May 1st @ 7am – Shannon’s Restaurant.
The Next Contemporary Service…
Date: May 3rd, 6:30pm (last one of program year)
It’s Almost Here…
The Spring Group and Bake Sale – All are invited!
Friday, May 1- 9am to 5pm Saturday, May 2nd- 9am to 12pm
Lots and lots of “stuff:–household and kitchen items, clothing, toys, and jewelry. You name it and we probably will have it. No Kitchen Sink this time, but we do have a bowling ball!!
Saturday is $3.oo per bag or 1/2 price. Remaining items are take to Home Sweet Home.
VBS is Coming!
This year we are trying a new model of VBS. It’s centered around a Marketplace atmosphere. We hope you will join us on June 14th-18th @ 5pm-8pm (dinner is at 5pm). Our VBS is Free! You can sign up on the link at the very top of the page for participants and volunteers. Children who are 4 years old to 11 years old (entering preschool-5th grade) can participate. Entering 6th grade and older can volunteer. Come experience Nazareth when Jesus was a Kid!
Recently from Pastor Andy’s Blog
Each Sunday morning we are called by God to get ourselves out of bed, fix something for breakfast, and dress in a manner that we deem appropriate for attending church. This activity is more of something that God does rather than completely controlled by us. You see it’s the Holy Spirit that lives in our hearts that draws us together to worship as a community of faith. Church each Sunday morning is very important for those of faith. It’s a place that we can come to receive encouragement and forgiveness, a place we can offer praise or deal with the emotions of our hearts. It’s a place that we can surround ourselves with people who care for one another and share in the trials of life. Worship on Sunday morning is our corporate gathering to bring perspective to our lives and how Christ calls us.
What about the other six days of the week? How do we find encouragement and the hope of our faith? When we are at work or running around town how is it that we can still manage to walk our faith? Do we get enough on Sunday morning to get us by until the next Sunday?
Well, for many of us church each Sunday morning is the only spiritual life we participate in. I would like to encourage us to move our relationship building with Christ beyond one morning a week.
We are now in the heart of Lent—forty days of preparation as we walk with Christ to the cross but our journey does not end there. We need to travel to Easter morning when the tomb is found empty and the proof is that Christ has been raised and is alive. Relationship building with Christ and having a living worship mentality is something that needs to take place every day. Here is how this can happen. In the beginning of this Lenten season I challenged you all to work at growing in your faith in some way. Many of you have been diligent in working to grow in faith in some manner.
After Lent I would encourage you to continue in this practice of prayer and conversation with God. I would also suggest that you include a time of regular scripture reading. This practice will allow each person to build upon their relationship with Christ beyond their regular attendance in Sunday worship.
If you need help determining what scripture to read each day I suggest subscribing to the Presbyterian Church’s daily lectionary found at; http://www.pcusa.org/devotions/lectionary
Worship of our Lord occurs at other times than just Sunday morning. I encourage you to seek a way to participate.
Rev. Dr. Andrew Gifford