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 Friday, Feb. 6th at Shannon’s @ 7am.
The Next Contemporary Service…
Date: Feb. 8th, 2015 @6:30pm
Soup, Sandwiches, and Finances…
All are invited to a Soup and Sandwich Luncheon on Feb. 10th @ 11:30am to hear two seminars on tax advantages of tithing and how to include the church in your estate planning. Sign up at the church on the Bulletin board if you are planning to attend. Thanks!
Lent is coming…
All are welcome to join us on Wed. Feb 18th for 5pm- light supper and 6pm-Worship with ashes.
Recently from Pastor Andy’s Blog
~ Ecclesiastes 3:1 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.
This is a well know passage that has had songs written with its words, finds its way into funeral services to help in times of loss, and also helps bring justification to the good and bad events of the world. As we move into a new year I have begun to wonder just what is it time for here at St. Luke Union Church? As we move into the winter months and the cold and snow, we also know that spring will be here before we realize it. A new season that will call us to tasks placed before us both in our personal lives and also here at church. Tasks that we are all called to engage in, so that in the future we can see positive effects in our greater mission.
~ Proverbs 20:4 The lazy person does not plow in season; harvest comes, and there is nothing to be found.
There has been much work done for what we are hoping will be a building project that will see increased accessibility with the addition of an elevator, a new and larger kitchen to prepare meals for the events of ministry, a fresh new nursery on the first floor and larger and more functional bathrooms. There remain tasks in our greater mission for each of us as we ready the church for a spring time of growth and sharing of the Word. This past month we welcomed seven new members to St. Luke Union Church. Later this year we will also share in the sacrament of what will be several baptisms. Without the message of God’s love and a community that welcomes and supports one another so well, we would be just another congregation of persons waiting to be called to their heavenly home. This cannot be, because at whatever stage life finds us, God always places a task and a call before us in the kingdom. I had a wonderful gentlemen friend pass way a few weeks ago. He was a member of Elmhurst Presbyterian Church and had known me from the time I was born. His name was Don Johnson and he would often come in my office to tell stories or present me with words of twisted wisdom. One of the best lines he ever told me was, “This church looks like God’s waiting room,” and then asked me what my plan to bring the younger people to church would be. It is the season for us each to look out and proclaim the Word of God to the world. We can do this through involvement and support of the building project, participating in one of the many missions of the church, inviting a friend to experience what you know this church has to offer or simply being a ray of hope to every person you touch each day. When we do this and the season changes, then we will also see how God’s hand is our guide.
~ Leviticus 26:4 I will give you your rains in their season, and the land shall yield its produce, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.