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Lent at St. Luke: A Time of Cleansing
In this season of Lent, we invite you into a time of cleansing: we begin Lent with Ash Wednesday, where we drop our pretense and honestly admit that we are broken and selfish. With that we open ourselves up to God’s cleansing, healing presence through prayer. During the following weeks, we hold Taizé prayer services and supper on Wednesday evenings. All are welcome!
LENT ON WEDNESDAYS
March 11, 18, 25
6:00pm - Taizé Lenten Service
6:30pm - Soup Supper
5:30pm – Meal
6:30pm – Taizé Lenten Worship
Get Ready, Get Set, Apply!
Benson Family Foundation 2020-2021 College Scholarship
Students of St. Luke, including lineal descendants of members, who are considering Lutheran Colleges, Universities, or Seminaries it’s time to begin working on your scholarship application for Fall 2020 classes.
Applications are due Sunday, March 15, 2020.
The requirements have changed slightly this year, so review the new guidelines included with the application. Trust Fund Committee members are happy to answer your questions:
Learn more about the requirements at Benson Scholarship.
The St. Luke Trust Fund Committee will be sharing information to St. Luke Youth (SLY), parent group, and Fifty And Beyond (FAB) through February. Details may be found in your Sunday bulletins which can be regularly checked on the website.
Scholarship recipients and their families joined Dale and Jolita Benson at an August 2019 coffee to celebrate the Benson’s and all of the St. Luke students who have been awarded funds from their foundation.
O Come, O Come...
Join us for Advent and Christmas Eve services as we wait for and welcome the Christ child
December 11 & 18
6:00pm - Advent Vespers
December 24, Christmas Eve
Candlelight Communion with Children’s Choirs
Candlelight Communion with Church Chicks, soloists
Candlelight Communion with St. Luke Ringers, soloists
Candlelight Communion with Rejoice Choir, soloists
Lift Your Spirits
The Rejoice Choir will present Giovanni Pergolesi’s “Magnificat” with string quartet, harpsichord, and organ. Familiar advent hymns, Advent and Christmas anthems, readings, prayers, will lift our spirits and inspire our worship of the Christ Child as we prepare for the celebration of His birth.
Sunday, December 1
Vespers - 4:30-5:00pm
Saint Luke Sanctuary
Festival - 5:00-7:00pm
Fellowship Hall, downstairs
Dinner, Crafts, Cookie Decorating, Photo Booth
Free Event, All Are Welcome!
Halloween Costume Exchange & Cuban Dinner
Wednesday Church Night, Oct. 2, 2019
5:45 Fellowship Hall
Families are invited to bring clean used costumes for an exchange. Come get ideas, props, pieces of costumes and even entire costumes for Halloween 2019!
We will also have games, inter-generational activities, and delicious Cuban food! Recommended donation for meal and activities is $5, with a max of $15/family.
Share resources -- good for the budget, good for the environment! Why toss away last year’s costume, when we can swap it out for a new one?
More Upcoming Family Events
Fall Family Fest
Sunday, October 27, 5:00pm
Sunday, December 1, 5:00pm
Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, at Noon
St. Luke Lutheran Church
We paws to celebrate your pet—and the gift of diversity!
Homemade dog treats! A memory station to honor pets that have left us! Individual blessing for each pet!
While we draw from a Christian tradition, people from all faiths—and no faith—are welcome with their animals!
The Power of Grauer!
The Grauer Back-to-School Project
August 10, St. Luke
Grauer is a volunteer, non-profit collaborative partnership with local faith organizations, social services agencies and businesses, created to respond to the back-to-school needs of low-income children who attend school in the Wilson cluster of schools in Southwest Portland. The project began in 2002 and serves several hundred children each year. We will provide new winter coats, socks, shoes, underwear, T-shirts, and a backpacks full of school supplies for the children who come to the project.
Please use the contact link below if you'd like more information or wish to volunteer.
Make Some Marimba Music
Workshop with Performance
Saturday, July 13, 9:30am-noon, sanctuary
Students entering grades 4 and above, youth, and adults have the opportunity to take part in a 2½ hour Inter-generational Marimba Workshop. Our instructor will be Jeff Powers (music teacher in Tualatin and youth leader/marimba director at Tigard 1st United Methodist Church). Workshop participants will share their marimba music in worship on Sunday, July 14.
To reserve your spot, use the contact link below, or sign the clipboard in the Ministry center.
Sunday, July 14, 10-10:45am, sanctuary
Jeff will offer a hands-on demonstration of basic marimba techniques in the process of learning a simple song during an inter-generational CE class. Parents, children entering grades 3 and above, youth, adults, and seniors will be given an opportunity to play the marimbas in shifts as they learn some simple rhythms and melodic patterns in the process of learning a song.
No reservations or registration required.
Photo credit: Keneth Cruz, VisualHunt.com
It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood...for VBS
Registration is open for our 2019 Vacation Bible School, exploring the theme “Who Is My Neighbor?”. This 5-day program, developed by the ELCA World Hunger ministry, is based on the Good Samaritan story and contains games, crafts, music, snacks and intentional activities for children to learn how our faith calls us to love and serve our neighbors.
June 17-21, 2019
Half day (9am-Noon): $20/child
(family maximum $50.00)
Full day (9am-3pm): $60/child
Note: full day is for students who just finished 4th or 5th grades.
Sing in the Spring!
The Rejoice Choir will present a 45-minute concert entitled “Musical Reflections: the Year in Review” on Sunday, June 9, at 10am in the sanctuary. The program will include several of our favorite anthems from the various seasons of the past church year.
Also included will be some audience singing and a free-will offering for St. Luke’s Special Music Fund. Plan now to bring the family and invite a friend or neighbor as we celebrate some of the musical highlights shared in worship over the past 12 months.
Rejoice Choir Concert
Musical Reflections: the Year in Review
June 9, 2019 | 10am
Nursery care will be available.
College-bound? Time to Apply for a Benson Family Scholarship
Benson Family Foundation scholarships are available for members and lineal descendants of members of the St. Luke Lutheran Church congregation who attend a Lutheran college or university.
Learn more and download an application.