Our Sanctuary

Our church sanctuary is the heart of our building. It provides a sacred space where we can quieten our busyness and know the presence of God in the ministry of Word and Sacrament through liturgy and music, prayer and teaching. We celebrate Christian baptisms, marriages and funerals for our members and others associated with us. If you would like to know more about our worship and life celebrations, please contact our Pastor through the church office.

To contact Pastor Fred Marcoux, please call the church office and arrange a time to meet or talk with him, or email him at pastorstluke@outlook.com

St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church
7757 Chippenham Parkway
Richmond, VA 23225

Tel: (804) 272 – 0486 ext 12
Fax (804) 272 – 1048

Music in the Sanctuary

Music is an integral part of our worship both in the liturgy, the antiphonal (responsive) singing of the psalms and congregational singing of hymns and songs. We have an Allen Renaissance organ, a Cristofori grand piano, a choir, and a dedicated band of other instrumentalists including a handbell choir, who contribute to our worship experience, and entertain us in concert and social settings. For more information about music in our worship, please contact the Director of Music, Rich Barnett.  See also pages on this website Music Recordings to hear some of our music and Annual Concerts to learn more about what we do.

St. Luke’s beautiful sanctuary with its superb acoustics has become a favorite venue for outside groups performing chamber music and other concerts. Please contact our Director of Music to be put on an email list for concert announcements, or if you would like to consider using our sanctuary for a concert.

Paley_logo_2inThe Paley Music Festival

Through the weekend of September 25 to 27, 2015, we hosted the 18th Annual Paley Music Festival when Alexander Paley, a Russian virtuoso pianist, visited Richmond and played three concerts in our Sanctuary. On the Saturday evening, in addition to Mr. Paley, we also welcomed 34 members of the Richmond Symphony Chamber Chorus, with their Conductor Erin Freeman, soloists and a guest organist, to sing Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle to a packed audience.  This music had not been performed in Richmond for around 50 years.  This year, the Festival dates will be Friday, September 16, 2016 at 7:30pm, Saturday September 17, 2016, at 7:30pm and Sunday September 18, 2016 at 3:00pm.  For further information, contact Rich Barnett, our Director of Music, or click on the Paley Festival Logo which will take you to the Festival website.

Rich Barnett: contact email: musicstluke@outlook.com

St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church
7757 Chippenham Parkway
Richmond, VA 23225

Tel: (804) 272 – 0486 ext 14
Fax (804) 272 – 1048