Welcome to St. Luke Lutheran Church, Richmond, VA
located at the corner of Custis Road and Chippenham Parkway between the Forest Hill Avenue and Huguenot Road exits. We invite you to join us in worship, service, and love, and we look forward to welcoming you at 10:00 am on Sunday morning, in the church sanctuary. We continue to have COVID-19 safety precautions in place to keep you safe while at worship. These include hand sanitation stations, masks if you do not have one and social distancing in the sanctuary. We also have a notebook for attendees to sign in so we can keep track of those who come to this Service, if needed for contact tracing.
We are a warm and inclusive Lutheran community, and worshipers are encouraged to dress comfortably and participate as they are able in the liturgically based service. If you are not ready or able to return to in-person worship yet, we continue to offer an online option for the Worship Service “Live” on our Facebook page at 10:00am Sundays for your convenience. The whole service will be printed in the Bulletin and you will not need an other book. The recorded services will be also be available later in the day, on this website (below) and on YouTube. Music by Rich Barnett and Luci Hughes.
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Jesus’ summary of the law in today’s gospel echoes our first reading from Leviticus. We are called not only to love God with heart, soul, and mind, but also to love our neighbor as ourselves. It is out of such deep care that Paul shares the gospel with the Thessalonian community. In the confession of sins, we acknowledge that we have not loved God, neighbor, and self; yet we gather to hear the word of forgiveness and to be strengthened by word and meal to be signs of God’s love and mercy in the world.
Lectionary Readings and Psalm
Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18 Holiness revealed in acts of justice
Psalm 1 Their delight is in the law of the Lord. (Ps. 1:2)
1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 The apostle’s tender care for the Thessalonians
Matthew 22:34-46 Two great commandments: love for God and neighbor
Listen to our choir, recorded prior to the pandemic:
Choir with piano and clarinet (Richard Spece)
Augmented Choir with piano
Weekly Virtual Meetings
Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions on public meetings, the church building remains closed for all general meetings, through the immediate future. Church and Open meetings will be held using the Zoom app, which can be downloaded here. Pastor Fred is still available for pastoral care, and may be reached directly by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The St. Luke Church Council is inviting you to join us on Sunday afternoons at 2:00pm, for a virtual “Open House” ZOOM meeting where we share coffee and conversation. Join us at any time during the hour and stay as long as you like. We look forward to talking with each of you. Zoom access information may be obtained from the church office.
Pastor Fred will be holding his Wednesday Bible Study meetings at 10:30am weekly, and you are invited to join in these meetings via the “Zoom” app on your mobile device, or on your home computer. For detailed instructions on how to join the Open House and Bible Studies, and take part in the discussion, contact the church office: email@example.com.
Rich Barnett, our Director of Music, also has an online Zoom Choir chat with singing every Thursday evening at 7:00pm. Please email Rich at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like the information to join in. You don’t have to be a choir member to do so. All are welcome and we hope to see some new faces!
Click on the photo of our Pastor to play a Welcome Video. Review the latest worship service and message from Pastor Fred on our NEW webpage – Messages from Pastor Fred