It can be intimidating at times to visit a new church and at St. Luke’s we hope that as our guest you will always feel as comfortable as being with family.

Will I Be Singled Out As A Visitor?

No. You will not be singled out during a service. You may be welcomed by our greeters at the door who may introduce themselves and may introduce you to the Pastor if he is available prior to the service. Visitors and members are asked to complete the worship attendance cards in the pews and place them in the offering plate. This lets us know you were here with us and allows us to properly thank you for worshipping with us. Our Pastor greets all our worshippers as they leave the service. Our hosts at our Information Kiosk are there to serve you and to answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to approach them.
 

What time are your worship services?

We offer different service times and styles for your convenience

Sundays         9:00am Blended Service (Family friendly)
Sundays       10:30am Education Hour – Sunday School
Wednesdays 6:30pm Service of Prayer and Praise (Informal – Family friendly)
We hope that you will visit us at several of our services so more of our church family will be able to meet you.
 

What services does St. Luke’s offer parents of young children at worship?

We encourage parents to bring their children with them into the church. Even very young children can begin to grasp the worship service and they may learn more quickly to sit still and participate when they are welcomed into the sanctuary. A special children’s message is presented before the sermon and children receive a special bulletin before they return to their seat. We know, however, that sitting through church is sometimes impossible, so we have a staffed nursery during the Sunday morning worship services (and Bible Study hour) providing care for children 3 and under for parents who need to take their children out. The room has toys for the children and a speaker which broadcasts the service live. Ushers will be happy to direct you to the nursery, should you require it.

How can I participate in Sunday School/Adult Bible Class?

Bible classes and Sunday school follow our Fellowship time at 10:30 to11:30am. Sunday School usually begins meeting in the small gym and then to their classrooms. We welcome children entering Kindergarten through 8th grade. Adult Bible Studies newcomers and visitors are always welcome. Classes meet in the Family Life Center (large gym).
 
Am I welcome to take communion when I visit?
PREPARATION TO COME TO COMMUNION
Please examine yourself as instructed by St. Paul with the following questions and the Biblical answers. If you are in certain agreement with all of these, then we invite you to join us at the Lord’s table.
 
Therefore, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without recognizing the body of the Lord eats and drinks judgment on himself. Corinthians 11:27-28
 
In preparation to come to the Supper of our Lord, I ask you, are you a Baptized believer in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior?      
Yes, I have been baptized into the name of the one true God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Matthew 28:16-20 
 
Have you been instructed about the Lord’s Supper and understand why God gives us his gifts?
Yes, I have been instructed concerning the meaning of Holy Communion, and I understand the importance of self-examination prior to coming to the Lord’s Supper.  1 Corinthians 11:27-29
 
Are you a sinner and sorry for your sins?      
Yes, I confess that I am a sinner in need of forgiveness. I am sorry for my sins.  1 John 1:8-9
 
Who do you say Jesus of Nazareth is?
I believe that Jesus is the Christ, God’s Son, He is my savior from sin, death, and the power of the devil.  Romans 3:21-24
 
What do you believe about this Supper?
I believe that the body and blood of Jesus Christ are really present in the bread and wine of Holy Communion, and I desire to receive Christ’s body and blood, by receiving both the bread and the wine, given and shed for the forgiveness of sins.  Matthew 26:26-28
 
Do you have unreconciled relationships where you are withholding forgiveness from a brother or sister?
As far as I know, I am at peace with everyone. I harbor no hatred or vengeance in my heart.  Matthew 6:14-15
 
Is it your intention to abide by the pledge of your confirmation of faith to follow Jesus Christ and obey his commands?
By the power of the Holy Spirit, I desire and intend to lead a more Godly and Christ-like life, trusting in God’s promises and obeying his commands.  Colossians 3:1, 5, 12
 
Created by Lutheran Service Builder © 2006 Concordia Publishing House.