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.
Scentsy Youth Fundraiser
On Sunday, Nov. 16th and 23rd, Scentsy candles and fragrance products will be for sale during the fellowship hour. The funds raised will be given to the July 2015 youth mission trip.
Jason’s Deli Youth Fundraiser
Save the Date to Eat Dinner: Monday, Nov. 24th from 5pm-8pm
We have the date and time reserved at Jason’s Deli to have guests come and eat for the youth mission trip in July 2015. 15% of our bill that night will be given to the youth. Please come!
We need 20 people to commit by Nov. 21st for this date/time to be saved. If you can commit, go to this website to tell us: Groupraise.
Christmas Progressive Dinner
The Women’s Fellowship Group is inviting everyone to come to three homes for a progressive dinner on
Sat. December 6th starting at 5pm. Tickets/locations of homes will be available on Nov. 9th at the church. Funds will go to help the women get to the 2015 Triennium conference.
Next Contemporary Worship
Sunday, December 7th @6:30pm
Women’s Fellowship Christmas Dinner
All women are invited to come on December 8 @ 6:00pm.
Yummy food and program will be included in the evening. Please look for the sign-up.
Children’s Christmas Program
Join us in Worship @10:30am on Sunday, Dec. 14th! Our children will lead us in worship while they share the Christmas story.
Recently from Pastor Andy’s Blog
A few weeks ago, St. Luke Union Church hosted our bi-annual group sale. It is a week that finds many church members and friends together working for the success of the sale. I am continually amazed that we can collect, display, sell, and reassemble the fellowship hall in so few days. Group sale weeks are fun for me as pastor because there are always people here to talk and socialize with but it is also a week that I find it difficult to corner out some time to prepare a sermon. This year I have made a few observations, and not so much about St. Luke Union Church but rather the community we find ourselves within. Here are a few: In our Christmas room, (the church’s office), we placed for sale less than ten religious items but several hundred secular items. Many of the items are exchanged between church members. Group sale addicts show up throughout the week to try and scope or purchase items early. (Strangely, if we just invited them to join the church they could shop early)
There is as much laughter throughout the day as there are deep breaths in anguish of the task.
We eat very well during group sale week with a small amount actually being healthy. When did we start placing items in the sanctuary? And still my safest place is in my office during the week and in the parking lot on Friday.
The Group sales at St. Luke Union Church also say something about our desire to continue to build the church of Christ and grow the ministry we have been called to participate in. It is the practice to contribute $3000 of each group sale to the church’s operating budget with the remainder being distributed to our missional efforts. Any left over items not sold then are given to several different mission agencies. In my five years of being your pastor we have never come close to simply earning $3000, it has always been more.
What does this therefore say about the greater mission of St. Luke Union Church?
What does this say as we move toward the end of the year and the coming Christmas season? (Not holiday season) It says that Christ’s church is alive and active, that the Word is being proclaimed and our reputation as a positive influence is being witnessed. What does the future hold in store for this congregation?
My guess is success in ministry and mission, challenges in filling the needs that enter our doors, and strength obtained in our times of need from God’s Holy Spirit. My challenge to all who read this and worship within the community of faith, whether on Sunday or not, look for ways to continue supporting St. Luke Union through prayer, sharing of gifts, and active participation in this body of Christ. 2015 will move us closer to a much needed building project, mission trips, Christ-centered worship, Sunday school, shared meals, prayers of joy and those seeking strength, and even a few more group sales. 2015 will also see St. Luke Union Church continuing down the path Christ has laid before us.