- About Saint Luke Lutheran Church
Saint Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church in Devon, PA, is a lively and loving community of over 1,150 Christians, steeped in centuries of Lutheran tradition, but living firmly in the 21st century. We are dedicated to living out the St. Luke mission: To Know, Love and Serve Christ.
Weekly worship is an important element of life at St. Luke. We offer diverse, Christ-centered services, which provide worshipers with unique personal opportunities to experience God’s love and amazing grace. Worship services are enhanced through a strong and vibrant ministry of music for all ages and talents, including five choirs and a contemporary praise band.
There are a variety of different worship services to choose from at St. Luke Lutheran Church. Traditional worship services are a traditional liturgical communion service with our pipe organ. Blended worship services use the traditional liturgy but a more contemporary setting and hymns from a variety of sources and includes communion. Contemporary worship services are built around praise songs, the appointed lessons, prayers and Holy Communion. A time for fellowship and refreshments is always part of the worship experience.
In addition, the church calendar includes numerous other fellowship opportunities, such as concerts, special meals, picnics, women’s circles and men’s groups.
At St. Luke, we are committed to knowing Christ through lifelong study of the Gospel. We offer educational opportunities for everyone from toddlers through adults. Our exciting Youth Ministry program provides educational, social and service opportunities for 7th through 12th graders. Our Vacation Bible School program serves over 130 youth each summer and is one of the most vibrant of its kind on the Main Line.
Motivated by Christ’s call to serve others, Saint Luke has a strong and growing commitment to its outreach and social-ministry initiatives. These focus on care to children in crisis, including tutoring urban youth, fund-raising to support low-income mothers and babies, supporting a local school for children with special needs, and gathering of Christmas gifts for foster children.
We also serve our neighbors in need, both near and far, including serving meals to HIV-positive persons in Philadelphia, stocking a local food bank, making quilts for global relief efforts, sending care packages to deployed soldiers, helping to settle refugee families, and assisting disaster victims.
There is so much good work going on at St. Luke Lutheran Church and so much more to do. We welcome you to join our growing community of faith.
- The Good WE Do
- Over the last few weeks, we've been asking about the Good You Do at, with and through St. Luke. From questions asked during Worship and responses submitted by members of the St. Luke Community, our Stewardship team has compiled a PowerPoint presentation with SO MANY examples. Click HERE to view it.
- Congregation Council
- The Council is the elected body of St. Luke members that gives vision and strategic direction to the ministry teams, program coordinators and lay volunteers serving in their areas of responsibility.
The Descriptions below are from the St. Luke Constitution and By-Laws. More information on the Councilors is on the OUR PEOPLE page.
(1) The Councilor for Worship shall provide strategic direction and oversight to activities related to worship and other non-educational activities for reaching and supporting the congregation such as worship and music.
(2) The Councilor for Learning and Faith Formation shall provide strategic direction and oversight to educational activities supported by the congregation such as Christian education and youth ministry.
(3) The Councilor for Witness shall provide strategic direction and oversight to activities related to stewardship and social ministry for the congregation, the community, and beyond.
(4) The Councilor for Evangelism and Communications shall provide strategic direction and oversight to activities, both external and internal, related to evangelism and communications.
(5) The Councilor for Congregation Life shall provide strategic direction and oversight to such activities as caregiving and family life.
(6) The Councilor for Support shall provide strategic direction and oversight to other activities such as the physical facilities, shall serve as the Steward for Schlack Hall and other facilities used by the community, and other support as needed and requested.
- The Congregational Council and Ministry Teams
• Bill Andrews, Interim President
• Jennifer Wright, Secretary
• David Hughes, Treasurer
• Assistant Treasurer for Receipts, Rod Olsen
• Assistant Treasurer for Disbursement, Ron Harmon
Bill Baver, Councilor for Learning, oversees Christian Education (Children, Youth and Adult) and Youth Ministries:
Dawn Heckert-Mitchell, Councilor for Worship, works with the teams that assist the Pastors in bringing meaningful worship to St. Luke every week.
Lynne York, Councilor for Congregational Life, has responsibility for the wide variety of caring and fellowship programs at St. Luke.
The Caregiving Team Keeps in touch with shut-in members and extends the love of the St. Luke community to those facing challenges in life. Among their ministries, the Caregivers provide “Tiding Over Meals” to those recovering from illness.
One team serves meals after funeral or memorial services.
Other groups that work in Congregational Life organize the 3F evenings once a month, full of activities and fun for all ages and other fellowship opportunities throughout the year.
Dave Satterfield, Councilor for Witness, works with the Stewardship team on the means to support the ministries of St. Luke. He also oversees the Social Ministry Team in its efforts to serve God’s children locally and around the world.
John Ailor, Councilor for Evangelism and Communications, works with those teams to share the good news of God’s love in Christ and the good news of the vibrant faith community at St. Luke.
John Muir, Councilor for Support, serves with those who are stewards of the physical plant here and those whose work supports the administrative functions of the congregation.