Feeding Thousands Pizza Fundraiser
Sep
27
11:00 AM11:00

Feeding Thousands Pizza Fundraiser

Enjoy a meal while helping make the biggest difference possible at Feeding Thousands. Eat at California Pizza Kitchen (King of Prussia Mall) on Thursday, September 27 and 20% of your check will be donated to Feeding Thousands. Customers must present a flyer to their server to participate. Flyers available at Saint Luke and online to share with others. Volunteers are also needed on September 26 to staff a display table outside the restaurant to increase support.

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Gathering of Parents of Young Adults & Empty Nesters
Sep
27
7:30 PM19:30

Gathering of Parents of Young Adults & Empty Nesters

Parenting continues even when our kids become young adults, Gather with other parents who also have young adult aged children. Together we will write cards to our children, pray for our young adults and whatever adventures they are embarking on this year!  We will also have a chance to explore the next steps in our own faith journeys. 

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LWR Quilt Blessing
Sep
30
8:15 AM08:15

LWR Quilt Blessing

As disasters occur around the world, Lutheran World Relief and ELCA Disaster Relief work to assist and bring hope.  Saint Luke's Needles and Pins ministry creates quilts for LWR and annually delivers them to Lancaster to begin their journey to folks in need around the world. Join us on this special day to learn more about LWR and for a special blessing of the quilts.

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Women's Book Club
Oct
2
7:30 PM19:30

Women's Book Club

Gather with other women to connect with one another and discuss the book of the month. No registration is required, simply join the Book Club in the Conference room at Saint Luke. 

This month the group will be reading:  "The Kitchen House" By Kathleen Grissom

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First Wednesday
Oct
3
7:30 PM19:30

First Wednesday

Need a quiet space in the midst of your week? Come for a time of silence, quiet music, and prayer, with occasional guided meditation and Eucharist. Come get refreshed and be ready to take on the rest of your month. 

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Men's Breakfast
Oct
6
8:00 AM08:00

Men's Breakfast

Gather with other men on the first Saturday of the month to enjoy a delicious breakfast! Each month, you will have a chance to get to know other men, eat breakfast, and hear from a special guest speakers about a variety of interesting topics. This month’s topic is “Exploring National Parks” presented by Ron Harmon.

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Pet Blessing
Oct
6
4:00 PM16:00

Pet Blessing

Bring your pet to receive a blessing and to offer thanks to God. This delightful service is held in the garden, with refreshments for humans and treats for animals. A freewill offering will be taken to benefit the Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals. This free event is open to the community. No registration is necessary. 

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Serving @ The Welcome Church
Oct
7
1:00 PM13:00

Serving @ The Welcome Church

Join us as we serve the Welcome Church, a church without walls for homeless people in Philadelphia. There are many ways to help! If you'd like to donate supplies, please check out our shopping list in the Narthex and return donations by Oct. 7th. You can also contribute financially towards the to-go Wawa coffee's we share by placing your donation in the offering with "Welcome Church" in the memo or dropping it off at the church offices. A group will be bringing donations to The Welcome Church on Oct. 7th.

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Coffee & Conversation
Oct
10
8:30 AM08:30

Coffee & Conversation

Drop by Starbucks at Gateway Shopping Center to connect with others over a cup of coffee. Enjoy rich conversation about whatever is going on in the world and our lives. There's no agenda or specific topic. Feel free to stay for a few minutes or the whole time.

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30 Hour Famine
Oct
19
to Oct 20

30 Hour Famine

Students will learn what hunger really feels like by not eating for 30 hours while participating in discussions, games, and fighting hunger in our community. We will participate in the "Feeding Thousands" meal packing event on Saturday. The 30 Hour Famine will end with Holy Communion to feed our souls and a fabulous pot luck supper to feed our bodies.  

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Feeding Thousands
Oct
20
9:00 AM09:00

Feeding Thousands

Working together, we can feed thousands! Get together with friends, family, coworkers, etc to form a team of 10-12 people. Teams pledge to raise funds so that meal ingredients can be purchased. Groups will be given scheduling preference based upon the date funds are submitted. Once you are scheduled, plan to arrive with your team, pack as many meals as you can, and change the world!  Time slots are 60 minutes long; volunteers invited and encouraged to sign up for multiple hours. Keep in mind that volunteers need to arrive 20 minutes prior to their time slot for registration and training. All ages are welcome.  

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Fall Food Drive
Oct
21
to Nov 18

Fall Food Drive

During the season of Thanksgiving, we will collect non-perishable food and cleaning items for our local food pantry. Cereal, granola bars, crackers, mayo, ketchup, mustard, juice boxes, oatmeal, paper goods, toothbrushes, toothpaste are especially needed. If you’re able to provide these for one of the 125 families served each month by the Great Valley Food Cupboard, please drop them off in the box outside Schlack Hall before November 18th.

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Men's Breakfast
Nov
3
8:00 AM08:00

Men's Breakfast

Gather with other men on the first Saturday of the month to enjoy a delicious breakfast! Each month, you will have a chance to get to know other men, eat breakfast, and hear from a special guest speakers about a variety of interesting topics. 

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Junior Youth Gathering
Nov
3
to Nov 4

Junior Youth Gathering

Confirmation students are going to the Junior Youth Gathering (JYG) at Tel Hai Camp! JYG is SEPA’s cornerstone Confirmation Retreat, and you won’t want to miss this year as we learn about the Kingdom of God through the lens of the Lord’s Prayer! We will explore how we too can live out the prayer each day that God’s Kingdom may come on Earth “as it is in Heaven”. This year, our retreat will include more time to build friendships, as well as fun new activities! Open to ALL youth in Grades 6-9! Spark students will carpool from Saint Luke at 9:00 am on Saturday and return during 10:30 am worship on Sunday.   

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Toolbox of Faith: Two Cents Worth
Nov
4
9:15 AM09:15

Toolbox of Faith: Two Cents Worth

In this month's Toolbox of Faith forum, Pastor Larry Smoose will share thoughts on teaching kids healthy, faith-based attitudes towards money. As a parent, discussing money with children can be a challenge, but Pastor Smoose will give parents tips and tools regarding how they can help kids navigate materialism, wisely use of their time and talents, and learn how to save for their future. 

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Women's Book Club
Nov
6
7:30 PM19:30

Women's Book Club

Gather with other women to connect with one another and discuss the book of the month. No registration is required, simply join the Book Club in the Conference room at Saint Luke. 

This month the group will be reading:  "The Rent Collector" By Camron Wright

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First Wednesday
Nov
7
7:30 PM19:30

First Wednesday

Need a quiet space in the midst of your week? Come for a time of silence, quiet music, and prayer, with occasional guided meditation and Eucharist. Come get refreshed and be ready to take on the rest of your month. 

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Alternative Gift Market
Nov
10
to Nov 11

Alternative Gift Market

Your holiday shopping can make a difference in the world. This market will feature hand-made and fair-trade "alternatives" to standard commercial holiday gifts. Your purchases will support local artisans and people in need around the world. Please consider bringing a non-perishable food donation for the Great Valley Food Cupboard when you come to the market. Check us out on Facebook for the latest updates!

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Coffee & Conversation
Nov
14
8:30 AM08:30

Coffee & Conversation

Drop by Starbucks at Gateway Shopping Center to connect with others over a cup of coffee. Enjoy rich conversation about whatever is going on in the world and our lives. There's no agenda or specific topic. Feel free to stay for a few minutes or the whole time.

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Men's Breakfast
Dec
1
8:00 AM08:00

Men's Breakfast

Gather with other men on the first Saturday of the month to enjoy a delicious breakfast! Each month, you will have a chance to get to know other men, eat breakfast, and hear from a special guest speakers about a variety of interesting topics. 

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Toolbox of Faith: Gifts of Hope
Dec
2
9:15 AM09:15

Toolbox of Faith: Gifts of Hope

Christmas is a season for giving! As our Toolbox of Faith series concludes, we will have the chance to explore alternative ways to give while making a difference.  We will also hear from Kristen Gay, President & CEO of Silver Springs Martin Luther School, which serves children and families through residential and community-based mental health services, special education, and foster family care. Silver Springs is one of the many great places to make a difference this holiday season.

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Women's Book Club
Dec
4
7:30 PM19:30

Women's Book Club

Gather with other women to connect with one another and discuss the book of the month. No registration is required, simply join the Book Club in the Conference room at Saint Luke. 

This month the group will be reading:  "Brit-Marie was Here" By Fredrik Backman

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Advent Quiet Night
Dec
5
7:30 PM19:30

Advent Quiet Night

Do you need a quiet space in the midst of holiday business? Stop by anytime from 7:30-7:45 pm to walk a labyrinth by candlelight in the sanctuary, or sit in the pews by candlelight with quiet music. At 7:50, we will gather to pray and share Holy Communion. A simple wine and cheese fellowship will follow.

 

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Christmas Caroling
Dec
9
3:00 PM15:00

Christmas Caroling

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear! Spread some holiday cheer with Saint Luke as we visit people living at Devereux to sing. Meet us at Saint Luke at 3pm, dressed to be outdoors. After caroling, we will warm up with hot cocoa and holiday treats at a nearby home.  This event is FREE and open to everyone! Please RSVP so we know you are coming.

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Coffee & Conversation
Dec
12
8:30 AM08:30

Coffee & Conversation

Drop by Starbucks at Gateway Shopping Center to connect with others over a cup of coffee. Enjoy rich conversation about whatever is going on in the world and our lives. There's no agenda or specific topic. Feel free to stay for a few minutes or the whole time.

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Nifty Fifty
Dec
12
12:00 PM12:00

Nifty Fifty

Celebrate the holidays with Nifty Fifty! Enjoy a warm delicious meal, the company of friends, and carols. Bring a friend to enjoy a wonderful afternoon with Nifty Fifty.  No reservations are needed & this event is open to the community. 
 

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Christmas Eve
Dec
24
to Dec 25

Christmas Eve

Join us for our celebration of the Savior's birth

2:00 p.m.  A  traditional service with carols, communion, a Children’s sermon, & candle-lighting.   

4:00 p.m.  A kid-friendly service with carols, glow sticks, communion, and a special kids' message. 

7:00 & 11:00 p.m.  Festive traditional services with carols, candle-lighting, & communion. 

Special music offered 15 mins before each service.

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Toolbox of Faith: Growing Together in Faith
Sep
16
9:15 AM09:15

Toolbox of Faith: Growing Together in Faith

Knowing how to raise children in faith can seem challenging and a bit daunting at times, but you are not alone. There are other parents right there in the trenches with you, as well as others that have walked the path of parenthood and have wisdom to share. In the first forum of the Toolbox of Faith series, a panel of parents from Saint Luke will share their practical ideas on faith-filled parenting. Parents with children of all ages are sure to walk away with ideas for building their family’s faith practices. 

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Coffee & Conversation
Sep
12
8:30 AM08:30

Coffee & Conversation

Drop by Starbucks at Gateway Shopping Center to connect with others over a cup of coffee. Enjoy rich conversation about whatever is going on in the world and our lives. There's no agenda or specific topic. Feel free to stay for a few minutes or the whole time.

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Back2School Celebration
Sep
9
9:00 AM09:00

Back2School Celebration

Join us as we celebrate the start of another great school year! Families will get to experience a morning of free family fun! Come enjoy a free cereal buffet with delicious toppings, balloon animals, music, and a back to school photo booth. The fun doesn't stop there! You can also make a backpack tag, paint a kindness rock, and participate in service projects to make our world a better place. Families will also have the chance to check out the free Saint Luke Kids Sunday School program for children ages 3-6th grade and meet this year's teachers. No pre-registration is required for this completely FREE community event. 

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First Wednesday
Sep
5
7:30 PM19:30

First Wednesday

Need a quiet space in the midst of your week? Come for a time of silence, quiet music, and prayer, with occasional guided meditation and Eucharist. Come get refreshed and be ready to take on the rest of your month. 

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Women's Book Club
Sep
4
7:30 PM19:30

Women's Book Club

Gather with other women to connect with one another and discuss the book of the month. No registration is required, simply join the Book Club in the Conference room at Saint Luke. 

This month the group will be reading:  "Descent" by Tim Johnston.

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Summer Wednesday Worship
Aug
29
7:30 PM19:30

Summer Wednesday Worship

Take time this summer to look at various "Pictures of Faith," as Saint Luke members share regarding favorite pieces of religious art. Simple worship in the sanctuary occurs weekly with music, the word and communion. Gather with us  for worship from 7:30-8:30 PM. Our PrayGround will be available in the sanctuary. Feel free to come early to walk the labyrinth.

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Young Adults Serving
Aug
26
12:45 PM12:45

Young Adults Serving

Join us to share food, drinks, conversation, and personal care kits with worshipers at the Welcome Church, a church without walls for homeless brothers and sisters. If you can't join us on August 26, all donations are welcome. We'll meet in the Saint Luke parking lot at 12:45pm; At the Welcome Church, we'll prepare our table of food and invite people in the nearby area to worship; and then, we'll worship and enjoy coffee and conversation together. Expect to return to Saint Luke around 5:30pm. Please email Madison Miller (madisonmiller264@gmail.com) by August 20 for more information about how to sign-up to attend and donate supplies.

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Summer Wednesday Worship
Aug
22
7:30 PM19:30

Summer Wednesday Worship

Take time this summer to look at various "Pictures of Faith," as Saint Luke members share regarding favorite pieces of religious art. Simple worship in the sanctuary occurs weekly with music, the word and communion. Gather with us  for worship from 7:30-8:30 PM. Our PrayGround will be available in the sanctuary. Feel free to come early to walk the labyrinth.

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Summer Wednesday Worship
Aug
15
7:30 PM19:30

Summer Wednesday Worship

Take time this summer to look at various "Pictures of Faith," as Saint Luke members share regarding favorite pieces of religious art. Simple worship in the sanctuary occurs weekly with music, the word and communion. Gather with us  for worship from 7:30-8:30 PM. Our PrayGround will be available in the sanctuary. Feel free to come early to walk the labyrinth.

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Summer Wednesday Worship
Aug
8
7:30 PM19:30

Summer Wednesday Worship

Take time this summer to look at various "Pictures of Faith," as Saint Luke members share regarding favorite pieces of religious art. Simple worship in the sanctuary occurs weekly with music, the word and communion. Gather with us  for worship from 7:30-8:30 PM. Our PrayGround will be available in the sanctuary. Feel free to come early to walk the labyrinth.

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Nifty Fifty
Aug
8
12:00 PM12:00

Nifty Fifty

Enjoy a warm delicious meal, the company of friends, as well as guest speakers. Bring a friend to enjoy a wonderful afternoon with Nifty Fifty.  During this gathering, the young people and leaders that attended the Youth Gathering in Houston and that worked on the Appalachian Service Project will share their stories. No reservations are needed & this event is open to the community. 
 

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Women's Book Club
Aug
7
7:30 PM19:30

Women's Book Club

Gather with other women to connect with one another and discuss the book of the month. No registration is required, simply join the Book Club in the Conference room at Saint Luke. 

This month the group will be reading:  "Being Mortal" by Atul Gawande.

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Summer Wednesday Worship
Aug
1
7:30 PM19:30

Summer Wednesday Worship

Take time this summer to look at various "Pictures of Faith," as Saint Luke members share regarding favorite pieces of religious art. Simple worship in the sanctuary occurs weekly with music, the word and communion. Gather with us  for worship from 7:30-8:30 PM. Our PrayGround will be available in the sanctuary. Feel free to come early to walk the labyrinth.

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Vacation Bible School - Rolling River Rampage
Jul
30
to Aug 3

Vacation Bible School - Rolling River Rampage

At Rolling River Rampage, kids will discover that life with God is an adventure! Music, science, crafts, games, and Bible stories will help kids know that God is always with them as they ride the rapids of grace! Kids gather each day from 9:00am-12:00pm. There are no fees for this event. Reserve your spot today & plan to be of the adventure this summer! 

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Summer Wednesday Worship
Jul
25
7:30 PM19:30

Summer Wednesday Worship

Take time this summer to look at various "Pictures of Faith," as Saint Luke members share regarding favorite pieces of religious art. Simple worship in the sanctuary occurs weekly with music, the word and communion. Gather with us  for worship from 7:30-8:30 PM. Our PrayGround will be available in the sanctuary. Feel free to come early to walk the labyrinth.

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Summer Wednesday Worship
Jul
18
7:30 PM19:30

Summer Wednesday Worship

Take time this summer to look at various "Pictures of Faith," as Saint Luke members share regarding favorite pieces of religious art. Simple worship in the sanctuary occurs weekly with music, the word and communion. Gather with us  for worship from 7:30-8:30 PM. Our PrayGround will be available in the sanctuary. Feel free to come early to walk the labyrinth.

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Being Mortal Panel Discussion
Jul
17
7:30 PM19:30

Being Mortal Panel Discussion

Dealing with end-of-life issues, such as medical decisions, legal issues, and quality of life, is difficult. In partnership with Mainline Health, join us for a panel discussion with experts in the field including doctors, social workers, and clergy.  Based on the book "Being Mortal" by surgeon Atul Gawande, the panel will discuss how to ensure quality of life right up until the end. As Dr. Gawande experienced in his own life and practice, when it comes to the inescapable realities of aging and death, what medicine can do often runs counter to what it should. The evening will also include a Q&A time. All are welcome at this free community event and the discussion will be relevant even without having read the book. 

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Special Guest: Barbara Emery
Jul
15
9:30 AM09:30

Special Guest: Barbara Emery

Join us for a special Sunday with Rev. Barbara Emery, who has been Chaplain at Paoli Hospital since 2010.  She holds an M.A. in Religious Education from Princeton Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from San Francisco Theological Seminary and a Residency in Clinical Pastoral Education from the Hospital of the University of PA.  While Barbara is ordained in the United Methodist Church, she serves as an interfaith chaplain, offering support and deep respect for each persons own religious traditions and life experiences. 

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Appalachia Service Project
Jul
14
to Jul 21

Appalachia Service Project

Students in 8th-12th grade, along with adults, will spend a week in West Virginia putting their faith into action, making homes warmer, safer and drier. As we work side-by-side, we will forge strong friendships, lives will be changed, and we will learn from our neighbors in Appalachia. If you are interested in joining us, please fill out the interest form found below by January 31, 2018. 

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Summer Wednesday Worship Begins
Jul
11
7:30 PM19:30

Summer Wednesday Worship Begins

Take time this summer to look at various "Pictures of Faith," as Saint Luke members share regarding favorite pieces of religious art. Simple worship in the sanctuary occurs weekly with music, the word and communion. Gather with us  for worship from 7:30-8:30 PM. Our PrayGround will be available in the sanctuary. Feel free to come early to walk the labyrinth.

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Women's Book Club
Jul
3
7:30 PM19:30

Women's Book Club

Gather with other women to connect with one another and discuss the book of the month. No registration is required, simply join the Book Club in the Conference room at Saint Luke. 

This month the group will be reading:  "Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress" by Dai Sijie.

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ELCA Youth Gathering
Jun
26
to Jul 1

ELCA Youth Gathering

Spark Students are heading off to Houston for the ELCA Youth Gathering. Every three years, 30,000 high school youth and their adult leaders from across the country gather for a week of faith formation known as the ELCA Youth Gathering. Through days spent in interactive learning, worship, Bible study, service and fellowship, young people grow in faith and are challenged and inspired to live their faith in their daily lives. Keep our students in your prayers during this incredible week!

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Youth Sunday
Jun
24
9:30 AM09:30

Youth Sunday

Youth are the future of Saint Luke, but the future is now! On Youth Sunday, worship will be led by youth, including music from 2 Copper Coins and "Faith Statement Sequels" from graduating High School students. Students in grades 7-12 are invited to help lead all parts of the service. Those interested in participating are encouraged to contact Pastor Matt.  

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