Welcome to St. Luke Lutheran Church, Richmond, VA
on the corner of Custis Rd. and Chippenham Parkway between the Forest Avenue and Huguenot Road exits. We invite you to join us in worship, service and love, and we look forward to welcoming you. We are a warm and inclusive Lutheran community, with a good spread of young and old alike, and with members from diverse racial groups. We are a growing church and understand that newcomers are simply friends and members we do not yet know. We extend a warm welcome to everyone and invite strangers to become our friends. Our morning congregation generally varies between 80 and 120 people, and we have an active Sunday School for all ages.
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Listen to our choir:
Recorded during worship December, 2016
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Transfiguration of Our Lord
9:00am Sunday School for all ages
10:00am Worship with Holy Communion
Today’s festival is a bridge between the Advent-Christmas-Epiphany cycle that comes to a close today and the Lent-Easter cycle that begins in several days. On the mount of transfiguration Jesus is revealed as God’s beloved Son, echoing the words at his baptism. This vision of glory sustains us as Jesus faces his impending death in Jerusalem.
We turn this week to Ash Wednesday and our yearly baptismal journey from Lent to Easter. Some churches put aside the alleluia at the conclusion of today’s liturgy. This word of joy will be omitted during the penitential season of Lent and will be sung again at Easter.
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
7:00pm Holy Communion with the Imposition of Ashes
Lent begins with a solemn call to fasting and repentance as we begin our journey to the baptismal waters of Easter. As we hear in today’s readings, now is the acceptable time to return to the Lord. During Lent the people of God will reflect on the meaning of their baptism into Christ’s death and resurrection. The sign of ashes suggests our human mortality and frailty. What seems like an ending is really an invitation to make each day a new beginning, in which we are washed in God’s mercy and forgiveness. With the cross on our brow, we long for the spiritual renewal that flows from the springtime Easter feast to come.