Special Notice – COVID-19
Bishop Humphrey has recommended that we cancel worship and any other in-person meetings through Sunday, May 17, 2020 because of the current COVID-19 health crisis. St. Luke’s leadership members have decided to follow Bishop Humphrey’s recommendation. This means that all worship services, Sundays and Wednesday evenings, are cancelled through May 17th. However, Pastor Fred is still available for pastoral care, and may be reached directly by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The closure of the building also means that all choir rehearsals, committee or group meetings, Wednesday Bible Study, the Lenten Dinner, and any other planned events at St. Luke are cancelled during the same period. All outside group meetings and classes are also cancelled. Please inform your group members right away that all meetings and events at St. Luke have now been canceled until May 17th.
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. 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. We are a growing church and understand that newcomers are simply friends and members we do not yet know. Hope to see you soon!
Click on the photo of our Pastor to play a Welcome Video. Read the latest message from Pastor Fred on our NEW webpage – Messages from Pastor Fred
Listen to our choir:
Choir with piano and clarinet (Richard Spece)
Recorded during worship
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Fifth Sunday in Lent
Notice: Sunday School, Adult Forum and Worship services all cancelled through May 17, 2020 – see COVID-19 Notice (above). Information below is the Lectionary for our upcoming Sunday.
In today’s gospel Jesus reveals his power over death by raising Lazarus from the dead. The prophet Ezekiel prophesies God breathing new life into dry bones. To those in exile or living in the shadows of death, these stories proclaim God’s promise of resurrection. In baptism we die with Christ that we might also be raised with him to new life. At the Easter Vigil we will welcome the newly baptized as we remember God’s unfailing promise in our baptism.
Readings and Psalm
Ezekiel 37:1-14 The dry bones of Israel brought to life
Psalm 130 I wait for you, O Lord; in your word is my hope. (Ps. 130:5)
Romans 8:6-11 Life in the Spirit
John 11:1-45 Baptismal image: the raising of Lazarus
**A mediation on these Scripture readings will be published on our new web page: Messages from Pastor Fred. Meanwhile, why not read the scriptures so you are prepared for his message?