December Events at Saint Luke’s

We’ve packed December with lots of exciting things to do!  Read the full post; then join us and share in month of worship, reflection, and fellowship.


Advent Begins Sunday December 2
Holy Communion Services each Sunday at 11:00 am

Advent prepares us for the three comings of Christ: in the flesh in Bethlehem, in our hearts daily, and in glory at the end of time. Worship with us during this season and share in the ancient longing for the coming of the Messiah, and to be alert for his Second Coming.

Advent Vespers Begin Wednesday December 5,  7:00 pm  

You’re invited to a 30 minute candlelight service with chanting of beautiful melodies, sung prayers and reflection. Dinner and fellowship will follow in the Parish Lounge.  Pastor’s Homily will be as follows: Dec. 5   Saint Nicholas  – The purpose of gifts,   Dec 12   Saint Lucia – Letting go of what holds you,   Dec 19   Katarina von Bora Luther -The power of a partner

Christmas Worship Services

The Nativity of Our Lord Candlelight Service
December 24, 10:00 pm 

Celebrate The Nativity of Our Lord with our traditional Candlelight Eucharist service.  Music by the Saint Luke’s Christmas Choir and Saint Luke’s Trombones.

Christmas Day Holy Communion
Tuesday December 25, 11:00 am 

Our Christmas Day Holy Communion service is a quieter opportunity to reflect on the meaning of Christ’s birth.  Come and join in the continuing celebration.

“Raising Shillings, Raising Hope” 
Friday December 7, 6:30 pm
Richard Nesbit presents the annual Musical Benefit for his non-profit “Let’s Send These Kids to School” in our Sanctuary.   Piano Pre-concert at 6:30 pm., Benefit Performance at 7:00 pm., Wine and Food Reception in the Lounge at 8:00 pm.
Tickets & donations available at this link.  
“Hanging of the Greens” 
Saturday December 8, 10:00 am
Jolly elves are requested to help us “hang the greens” and decorate for Christmas.  We’ll be hanging wreaths and pine roping, and putting lights on the altar Christmas trees. Coffee and donuts will be provided.  Bring a friend – let’s make this a party!
A Christmas Carol Read-In Monday
December 10, 7:30 pm
Richard Sterne points the 2nd Monday Play Reading Series to the Holidays with the Second Annual Round-Table-Read-In of Charles Dickens’ own public performance version of this Christmas Classic in the Parish Lounge.  Refreshments, including a Smoking Bishop will be served. Come join the fun and fellowship. 
Caroling on the Church Steps 
Friday December 14, 6:00 pm 

We’ll put on our Dicken’s costumes – capes & skirts, cloaks, bonnets and top hats, and sing Christmas carols from our church steps.  Dress warmly – the provided costumes go over our winter wear.  Afterwards we’ll celebrate together in the Lounge with a party hosted by Susan Strasser.  Gifts will be given at the party to the children by special visitors.