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 more details below for specific dates)
*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.
Men, come join us for a great breakfast at Shannon’s on May 2nd at 7am, where we will enjoy good food and hear a word from the Lord before we start the day.
Next Contemp. Service:
Is on Sunday, May 4th @6:30pm! All welcome.
May 14th @ 5pm-8pm May 17th @ 10am-12pm
All ladies are invited to come to a relaxed party to raise money for the youth summer mission trip. We are selling women’s Posh body and make-up products that are all natural. All commissions go to the youth for their trip to MI in July.
Scrap Metal Drive
Saturday, May 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
We are having our scrap metal drive and for electronics to raise funds for local mission work.
Or items can be dropped off any time at Behr Iron and Metal, 501 E. Stewart, Bloomington. Ask them to designate proceeds to the St. Luke Union Recycle Drive fund.
Electronics accepted include computers, laptops, keyboards, mice, speakers, telephones, VCR’s, printers, fax machines, boom boxes, microwaves and more. No televisions, monitors or small kitchen appliances will be accepted. Scrap iron and other metals such as copper, steel, stainless steel and brass will be accepted but not tin cans.
Group and Bake Sale:
Friday, May 2nd 9-5 & Saturday, May 3rd 9-12
We are selling clean, gently used spring and summer clothing, kitchen items, children’s toys, linens, jewelry, furniture,knick-knacks, and most anything else at great prices! Also, lots of yummy bake goods will be available for purchase. Please come! Proceeds go to local missions.
VBS is Coming!
Come and experience some WEIRD ANIMALS this June 22nd-26th at 5pm-8pm and VBS Sunday on June 29th. You can register on the link above, that says, “Sign up for VBS 2014!” It’s going to be a crazy and fun time!
Kid’s Mission Challenge Result:
In December, Mission Ministry challenged the children of the church to save enough pennies equal to one mile. One mile of pennies is 84480 pennies. With the pennies, our goal was to purchase one camel for a family through the Heifer International. If we went over our goal, we also wanted to purchase a well for a family or community. Through the generosity of the children and members of the congregation, our goal was achieved Easter morning! Our collection came to a total of $1195.25. A camel and a well come to $1150.00. Thus, we get to buy the camel, a well, a flock of chicks, and a flock of ducks with the money we raised! Wow! Praise Jesus! Good job kids.
Recently from Pastor Andy’s Blog
April 5, 2014
YACOG? You may be wondering what in the world does this word mean? Well it is not a word or even the sound you make when your mother places that mystery casserole in the middle of the table for supper. YACOG is an acronym and it stands for, “You’re a Child of God.” This is a phrase that I often use when describing the members of St. Luke Union Church and every person that God claims as His own. I hope you have heard me proclaim it but this past month I heard an addition to it. That addition is, “And nothing anyone can say or do can change that reality.” I think it wonderfully places the exclamation point onto the reality of just how much God loves and cares for each of us. Now the strange thing about hearing this addition to, “You’re a Child of God” is that it was presented during a three day conference in St Louis called Stewardship Kaleidoscope. Brian Trower and I attended this event to help clergy and lay leaders do a better job in congregational stewardship efforts.
The YACOG message came very early in the conference and I reacted with a bit of puzzlement as to how can simply sharing the message, “You’re a Child of God” help grow church giving? The connection was soon made and delivered repeatedly over the following two days. That message was that people give out of joy and not out of guilt, shame or trickery. That giving is a result of the celebration of the knowledge of salvation and the love God holds for God’s children.
Stewardship is not just a few months in the fall when we try to avoid the Sunday sermon about giving, that you know is coming, but rather stewardship needs to be understood as a thank you to what God has already given you through the sacrifice of Jesus. Simply put, our stewardship is everything we do after we say, “I believe,” as an expression of our desire to say thank you.
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.
This is a well known verse in scripture and it is used most often when trying to bring people to faith in Christ as Lord and Savior. It is the verse that you see behind the goal post in football games, and in many religious pamphlets, but one speaker at the conference thought we have this verse wrong. We have it wrong because we focus all of ourselves on the having eternal life part or the things we receive from God, the things we are blessed with and what we can get. We should focus on the part of the passage that states: he gave his only Son. That God gave to us first, so in order to say thank you for the greatest gift of all, we need to give back to God’s kingdom.
YACOG: You are a Child of God and nothing anyone can say or do can change that reality.
Peace of Christ,