- Christmas At St. Luke
- Children’s Pageant—Sunday, December 21, at the 11:00 a.m. service
Christmas Eve – Wednesday, December 24
2:00 p.m. Intergenerational Candlelight Communion Service
A service with something for everyone, the youngest to the oldest ... a Children’s sermon, Holy Communion and carols by candlelight. 4:00 p.m. Family worship with “glow stick” candles & Holy Communion, especially for families with young children.
7:00 p.m. Traditional Candlelight Communion worship.
11:00 p.m. Traditional Candlelight Communion worship, Senior Choir singing.
Christmas Day – December 25
10:00 a.m. Word and sacrament for the whole family. Cookies and coffee to follow.
The First Sunday of Christmas – December 28
One Service at 10:00 a.m. A Service of Nine Lessons and Carols to celebrate the season Sunday School takes the day off.
- Holiday Food Drive
- During the month of November, we will collect non-perishable food and cleaning items for our local food pantry. Laundry Soap, Dish soap, Mayonnaise, Honey, Cereal, Oatmeal, Granola bars are the kinds of items in short supply right now. We'll also be receiving offerings to provide cash support to the Great Valley Food Cupboard. Click HERE for the details, on our Social Ministry Page.
- Gifts of Hope
- The Gifts of Hope booth returns to the Narthex before and after each service to offer three levels of giving to local and global charities to fit everyone on your Christmas list.
For those new to the Gifts of Hope program, here is how it works.
You can view or download the BOOKLET or an ORDER FORM.
- You select charities from the list to suit your gift recipient. Your giving via this program goes on your St. Luke giving record. (Order blanks and booklets will be available on the website and in the Narthex.)
- An “Angel” at the Narthex booth during Advent gives you a Christmas card to give to your gift recipient with an insert describing a typical item that the charity you selected provides.
- You give/mail the card to your gift recipient.
- Giving This Season
- We celebrate God's gift to us by caring for others. There are lots of opportunities for our holiday spending, giving and celebrating to help God’s work around the world.
Here are several of our current projects:
- We're collecting food for the Great Valley Food Cupboard. See "Holiday Food Drive" on this page.
- The Saint Luke Chili CookOff will benefit the Food Cupboard as well. Sunday, December 14 at noon. We’ll showcase the cooking talents of the congregation while contributing to the elimination of hunger right in our area. Attendees will vote for the best chili by making monetary donations to benefit the Great Valley Food Cupboard during the tasting time.
- Gifts of Hope is our Alternative Gift Program. See the article with the angel, above.
- Our traditional GIVING TREE stands ready and waiting in the Narthex for your gifts of new hats, gloves, mitten, scarves, and socks for elementary age children AND teens. All items will be given to The Jane Addams Place, an emergency homeless shelter in Philadelphia for mothers with children.