The Lutheran Church in Times Square
A Community called together by Christ;
Celebrating the Challenge of Passionate Faith;
And Seeking to Inspire Creative Service
Luke — Physician and Artist
Tradition tells us that Luke was a physician from Antioch, and the author of the Gospel that bears his name. In his Gospel he shows an intense concern for the poor and the needy, and for those who are powerless.
A lesser tradition tells us that he was also an artist. We are indebted to his Gospel for some of our great Christian hymns, for example, the Christmas hymn, “Glory to God in the Highest.”
Saint Luke’s Church– since 1850
Saint Luke’s Church was founded in 1850. Its present building was dedicated in 1923, and renovated in 1990. At that time the chancel was enlarged; the altar was made free-standing, and a tracker action organ was installed.
Worship at Saint Luke’s centers in the weekly celebration of Holy Communion. Here at the altar we are nourished with Christ’s Body and Blood Since all the faithful need that nourishment, we also invite all baptized Christians to join us in receiving the Sacrament. Fed by Christ, we give thanks by seeking to offer the best we can in service to the world.
The Challenge of Passionate Faith
Luke was a healer and so we, too, seek to reach out with healing into the community of Times Square.
Our Soup Kitchen has been in existence since 1977 and feeds over 360 meals a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The homeless need clothing as well and many come each month to our Clothing Bank seeking everything from basic attire to clothing suitable for employment interviews.
We welcome volunteers from throughout the community who are eager to give their time in bettering the lives of others.
In addition we house the offices of Lutheran Social Services of New York, providing both immigration assistance and foster care.
Luke the artist inspires us to be creative.
An active choir sings weekly at Sunday mass.
Regular Bible Study takes place throughout the year.
An Annual Benefit celebrates the talents of our acting community here at Saint Luke’s.
The New York Continuo Collective (an early music society) rehearses weekly and performs several concerts during the year.
St Luke’s Theatre: Downstairs we host our own Off-Broadway theatre with a variety of performances.
“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female” (Galatians 3:28).
We welcome singles and families, gays and lesbians, old and young. People of every race and ethnicity contribute their talents to our life together. We invite you to join us. Challenge yourself to explore the meaning of faith in Christ today as we “celebrate the challenge of passionate faith.”