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 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: 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, September 27, 2020
17th Sunday After Pentecost


Jesus’ parable about two sons who don’t do what they say reveals surprises in the reign of God. In the reading from Ezekiel the people claim the ways of the Lord are unfair, while God offers repentance and new life. Paul urges us to look to Christ as a model of humility, putting the interests of others above our own. Nourished by the broken bread and shared cup, we offer our lives for the sake of our needy world.

Readings and Psalm – Sunday Bulletin

Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32  The fairness of God’s way
Psalm 25:1-9  Remember, O Lord, your compassion and love. (Ps. 25:6)
Philippians 2:1-13  Christ humbled to the point of death on a cross
Matthew 21:23-32  A parable of doing God’s will

Pastor 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.  Earlier Sunday Bulletins may be found on our new webpage Weekly Bulletins.

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