Welcome to St. Luke Lutheran Church, Richmond, VA
Our in-person worship services will resume on Sunday June 13, 2021, at 10:00am. You can still share in our Sunday Worship Service at 10:00am every Sunday, on our Facebook page, uploaded later in the day to YouTube and available here on this webpage. This will enable all of us to share our faith and worship as we feel able during this period of re-opening. While some feel they can’t gather in-person right now, we are still an active church and we are together in spirit. We are all called to bring God to our people.
Sunday, June 27, 2021
5th After Pentecost
A woman finds healing by touching Jesus’ cloak, and a girl is restored to life when he takes her by the hand. In both cases a boundary is crossed: in Jesus’ time the hemorrhaging woman was considered ritually unclean, polluting others by her touch, and anyone who touched a corpse also became unclean. In Mark’s gospel Jesus breaks down barriers, from his first meal at a tax collector’s house to his last breath on the cross as the temple curtain is torn in two. We dare to touch Jesus in our “uncleanness” and to live as a community that defines no one as an outsider.
Readings and Psalm
Lamentations 3:22-33 Great is the Lord’s faithfulness
Psalm 30 I will exalt you, O Lord, because you have lifted me up. (Ps. 30:1)
2 Corinthians 8:7-15 Excel in generosity, following the Lord Jesus
Mark 5:21-43 Christ healing a woman and Jairus’s daughter
Read the full Sunday Bulletin here
Review recent worship service and messages from Pastor Fred on our NEW webpage – Messages from Pastor Fred, as well as the Pentecost Day service led by Pastor Josh Menke.
Listen to our choir, recorded prior to the pandemic:
Choir with piano
Choir with trumpet (Calvin Vonada) and drums (Bill Kipps)
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 evenings at 7:00pm, 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, 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