Welcome to St. Luke Lutheran Church, Richmond, VA

Special Notice – COVID-19

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions on public meetings, the church building is closed for worship and for all other meetings, through the immediate future.  However, the church as the Body of Christ, has not closed.  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: pastor@stlukerichmond.org

We hope you will join us remotely in the worship celebrations of the season, which will be available by video at regular worship times. The St. Luke Church Council is inviting you to join us this Sunday morning, 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. Access information may be found in the section “Virtual (Zoom) Events,” to the right of the screen or below, depending on your device.

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, either see the section “Virtual (Zoom) Events” on this webpage, or contact the church office: admin@stlukerichmond.org.

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 music@stlukerichmond.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!

You are always welcome at St. Luke Lutheran Church! While we can’t gather at church right now, we are still an active church and we are together in spirit. We are all called to bring God to our people.

Listen to our choir:

Recorded during worship

imagesO for a closer walk with thee

Choir with piano and clarinet (Richard Spece)

Recorded during worship

imagesThe Walls of Zion – Copeland

Augmented Choir with piano

Sunday, August 9, 2020
10th Sunday after Pentecost


Elijah finds the presence of God not in earthquake, wind, or fire, but in the sound of sheer silence. When the disciples face a great storm on the sea, they cry out with fear. Jesus says: “Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.” Amid the storms of life, we gather to seek the calm presence of Christ that soothes our fears. In comforting words of scripture and in the refreshing bread and cup of the eucharist, God grants us peace and sends us forth to be a sign of God’s presence to others.

Readings and Psalm

1 Kings 19:9-18  The Lord speaks to Elijah on Mount Horeb
Psalm 85:8-13  I will listen to what the Lord God is saying. (Ps. 85:8)
Romans 10:5-15  Hearing and confessing the word of faith
Matthew 14:22-33  Jesus walking on the sea

Pastor’s Fred’s sermon for this Sunday, with music by Rich Barnett and Luci Hughes.

Pastor Fred’s earlier sermons for this year may be found on our new webpage: Messages from Pastor Fred

Welcome Video

Click on the photo of our Pastor to play a Welcome Video.  Read or view the latest message from Pastor Fred on our NEW webpageMessages from Pastor Fred