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 5:00pm (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.
Join us for VBS 2016!
August 7th-11th, 2016 5:30pm-8:00pm @ First Presbyterian Church 2000 E. College Avenue, Normal, IL
Children 3yrs old-Entering 5th grade are invited to participate in our Egypt VBS! Registration is Closed as of 7.17.2016. This event is FREE!
Volunteers are wanted and needed! Interested adults and students entering 6th grade or older, please use button on top of page to register. (Adult volunteers: childcare is available for your children who are 6weeks-2yrs old)
We're partnering with First Presbyterian Church this year for a new and great experience!
All Men are Invited to the…
Come for a great breakfast, fellowship, and a devotion on: Friday, July 1st & August 5th @7am-Shannon’s Restaurant
The Next Contemporary Service…
Recently from Pastor Andy’s Blog
Some years ago my family made a trip to the Grand Canyon. Another year we took our spring break vacation to Taos, New Mexico to go skiing in the southern Rockies. Yet another time we had a chance to drive to the east coast of the United States to visit family and we made plans to stop and see Niagara Falls. In preparing for each of these trips, sons Ben and Seth continually asked questions about what to expect. As good parents we suggested that they research the locations we planned to visit gather some statistics and possibly find a picture or two. That way they would have some background and be a bit more educated before arriving. A good exercise but… there was always a common statement that was spoken by one of the boys when we first arrived at a natural wonder never seen before. The statements were in the line of: I never thought the Grand Canyon would be this deep, I didn’t expect the Rocky Mountains to be this tall, or there is so much water going over Niagara Falls. It was at this point that many of God’s natural wonders are so beyond what a book or picture can portray, they are the types of things that can only be seen to be understood.
In a few months time we will be cutting the ribbon of a new addition, and we will be open to the possibilities to the future missional activities of the church. All the bricks will have been laid, walls painted and fixtures mounted. Yet words will not fully describe who we are as a church and what God is calling us to become until that day.
John 20:29 29 Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.”
We as members of St. Luke Union Church are fortunate to stand at the rim of the canyon, look up from the base of the mountain, and see the force of the falls. How then can we describe the wonders of the love of God? How can we excite others toward the saving grace of Jesus, and bring people to a place that the Holy Spirit can embrace them? We do this by being an example of God’s love, witnessing to the people we work with and live by, while teaching others about the things we have been blessed to see. Our new facility will become available to us and we will see the things God has blessed us with and how we will be called to serve. Let us continue to pray for the ability to believe what we are yet to see, and who God is calling us to become.
Rev. Dr. Andrew Gifford