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, July 12, 2020
6th Sunday After Pentecost


God’s word is like the rain that waters the earth and brings forth vegetation. It is also like the sower who scatters seed indiscriminately. Our lives are like seeds sown in the earth. Even from what appears to be little, dormant, or dead, God promises a harvest. At the Lord’s table we are fed with the bread of life, that we may bear fruit in the world.

Readings and Psalm

Isaiah 55:10-13  The growth of the word to accomplish God’s purpose
Psalm 65:[1-8] 9-13  Your paths overflow with plenty. (Ps. 65:11)
Romans 8:1-11  Live according to the Spirit
Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23  The parable of the sower and the seed

Pastor’s Fred’s sermon for this Sunday, with music by Rich Barnett and Luci Hughes will be posted here on Saturday.

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