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.
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 on Wednesday evenings—join us for a soup supper before. All are welcome!
11:30am - Worship Service
6:00pm - Soup Supper
7:00pm - Worship Service
LENT ON WEDNESDAYS
March 13, 20, 27
April 3, 10, 17
6:30pm - Soup Supper
7:00pm - Taizé Service
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.
Lift Your Spirits
The Rejoice Choir, chamber orchestra, piano, harp, and guest soloists will present Mark Hayes’ “Gloria.” Familiar advent hymns, Advent and Christmas anthems, the Gloria, readings, prayers, will lift our spirits and inspire our worship of the Christ Child as we prepare for the celebration of His birth.