Worship with Us

We resumed Sunday services on Jan. 10th, and will continue to follow the guidelines about face masks, social distancing, and sanitizing. 

Besides our regular Sunday worship, we have special services and activities during the Lenten season leading up to Easter and the Advent season leading to Christmas, Church Music Sunday, an outdoor service on Easter at sunrise, another in early June (followed by a picnic), two Youth Sundays led by the young people in the church.

What to Expect

You will be welcomed by a greeter who will be able to answer any questions you might have or find someone who can answer them.

You will receive a bulletin which has the program for the worship service, as well as announcements for the congregation. Hymnals and Bibles are available in each of the pews as well as comment cards and offering envelopes. Everyone is asked to sign the attendance pad.

Here at St. Luke’s we kneel for prayer, but those not comfortable with this tradition are welcome to remain seated and bow their hearts in prayer.    

In case of inclement weather, a notice will be posted on this web site and on our Facebook page, and an announcement will be made on WGAL TV-8.

Sunday School for All Ages

From September to June, at 9:00 am on Sunday, we offer Sunday School classes for preschoolers, elementary students, youth, and adults. A nursery for children up to three years of age is also available while Sunday School is meeting and also year-round during the worship service.

Worship

From September to June, our Sunday worship service starts at 10:30 am, and during the summer they start at 9:30 am. (Check the calendar for the specific date for the changeover.) The service includes responsive readings, hymns, special choir or instrumental music, Bible readings, and a sermon based on one of the Bible readings. At least once a month, we observe Holy Communion, which is open to all who profess a faith in Jesus Christ.

Our members have a number of ways to more actively participate in the services, by acting as lay readers (liturgists), serving as ushers and communion ushers, and singing in our choir, or by joining the hand bell choir.

Upcoming Worship Services

Mar 7, 2021Adult Sunday School

CULTURES IN CONFLICT, by Ray Vander Laan.

Session 2 — Engaging the Heart: Paul Before the Areopagus.

The Athenian people of Paul’s day considered the Parthenon, the temple of the goddess Athena, to be the ultimate in beauty, order, rationality, and perfection. How will Paul communicate to this highly-educated Greek culture that God does not live in temples made with hands? Travel with Paul to Athens to hear his declaration of God’s truth in the shadow of their temples. 28-minute video followed by discussion, led by Kay Haun

Mar 7, 2021Communion

Pick up your sealed communion cup with wafer and grape juice as you enter the sanctuary.

Mar 7, 2021Worship

“A Look at the Law” Exodus 20: 1-17

Please wear face masks for our socially-distanced worship in the sanctuary.

Mar 14, 2021Adult Sunday School

CULTURES IN CONFLICT, by Ray Vander Laan.

Session 3 — Turning Weakness into Strength.

Just like his ancestors, the Apostle Paul would spend time training in the desert before God sent him to preach to the Gentiles. And just like his ancestors, he would discover his own weakness, his inadequacy to complete the task God had given him. Join Paul in the Greek city of Corinth to unpack how God uses the weakness of His partners to demonstrate His strength in a broken world. 32-minute video followed by discussion, led by Kay Haun.

Mar 14, 2021Worship

“God’s Handiwork” Ephesians 2:1-10

Please wear face masks for our socially-distanced worship in the sanctuary.

Mar 21, 2021Adult Sunday School

CULTURES IN CONFLICT, by Ray Vander Laan.

Session 4 — The Lord’s Supper: Discerning the Body.

The Jews of Jesus’ day lived together as extended families, sharing the family resources. The father was to care for all who lived in “the father’s house,”– rescuing them from trouble or paying their debts. He also welcomed strangers and cared for outsiders who found themselves in need. As a Jew, Paul was certainly familiar with this “father’s house” idea. But the message that we are all one in Christ clashed with the Greco-Roman class system. In Corinth, Paul teaches believers there what it means to be a part of “the Father’s house.” 35-minute video followed by discussion, led by Kay Haun.

Mar 21, 2021Worship

“How Jesus Became a Priest” Hebrews 5: 5-10

Please wear face masks for our socially-distanced worship in the sanctuary.

Mar 28, 2021Adult Sunday School

CULTURES IN CONFLICT, by Ray Vander Laan.

Session 5 — Transforming the Chaos.

In Paul’s day, Corinth was known for drunkenness and decadence of all kinds. The word “Corinthian” even meant someone with poor morals or drunken behavior. Yet in a community like this, a church was born – with believers who has bowed the knee to Jesus Christ. These were people of Corinth, who had been shaped by the culture around them. How would they live out the Jesus message when people all around them were caught up in this decadent, drunken world? Join Paul in Corinth and discover how to live and preach in the “Corinth” you call home. 33-minute video followed by discussion, led by Kay Haun

Mar 28, 2021Worship

“Palms & Praises” John 12:12-16

Please wear face masks for our socially-distanced worship in the sanctuary.

Apr 1, 2021Maundy Thursday