1400 Market St.
Williamsport, PA 17701
Regular Worship Hours
8 a.m. Chapel Service
9:15 a.m. Sunday School
(classes for 3 year olds to adults)
10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship
M, T – 9 AM to 12 noon, 1 to 3 PM
W, Th, F – 9 AM to 12 Noon
What Lutherans Believe
Through his ministry,
death and resurrection, Christ has saved us from "sin, death, and
the power of the devil." God's gift of faith in Christ's saving
power makes that saving power effective for us. In joy and freedom,
we respond to God's grace with praise and thankful service.
NEWS - WEEK BEGINNING November 23
DIALYSIS CONCERT You are cordially invited to join us for a special celebration of the 25th Silver Anniversary of our annual Organ Concert to support dialysis patients and their families of the North Central Pennsylvania Dialysis Clinics. The concert will be held on today at 4:00 pm in the sanctuary of St. Luke Lutheran Church. Tickets for the concert are: Individual $15.00, and Family $ 25.00; in honor of the “Silver Anniversary.” You may purchase tickets at the door on the afternoon of the concert.
THE SHAWL MINISTRY will meet on December 2nd. This will be the Nov/Dec meeting.
YOUTH are holding a fundraiser to help raise money for an upcoming Mission Trip to the Steinbruck Center, Washington D.C planned for Dec. 26th– 28th. To help defer our expenses we are offering a beautifully inspirational 2015 photo wall and pocket calendars printed by God’s Creations. It will be available for sale before and after 10:30 worship at the desk outside of the parlor area. The cost of the wall calendar is $10.00 each & $6.00 each for the pocket calendars. The youth are very excited about this mission opportunity and your help in sponsoring this trip is greatly appreciated.
THANKSGIVING DAY SERVICE 9:30AM, November 27th We will be entering God’s gates with thanksgiving and God’s courts with praise on this morning, giving thanks for the blessings of the year behind us, fast drawing to an end. You will sing your favorite seasonal hymns and hear some of the great text reminding us to express gratitude to our Maker. We will bless God’s name on this morning as our ancestors have in years past. You might consider attending this service of worship on Thanksgiving morning at 9:30AM.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING The Merkels will be hosting their family Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, November 27th in Bell Hall. They would like to invite their St. Luke family to join them. If you are a member of St. Luke and do not have any family in the area to spend the holiday with, you are cordially invited to join them to celebrate Thanksgiving. For more information or to RSVP please call Glenda Merkel – 570-567-4408 (after 5:00pm) or Tim Steck - 570-560-4606 (any time).
CHRISTMAS DONATIONS NEEDED for filling Christmas bags for our St. Luke shut-in’s and friends. A box will be located in the west wing for your donations. Suggested items: Juice boxes, tissues, chapstick, hard candies, individual packs of crackers or snack items and homemade cookies. Sugar free snacks for diabetics also needed. Anyone interested in helping pack and or deliver bags are invited to meet in Bell Hall Tuesday, December 2nd at 3:00 PM.
ATTENTION, PRAYER CHAIN MEMBERS…Please “save the date” of Saturday morning, December 13th at 10:30 AM. You are invited, as a prayer chain member, to come together this Advent to discuss the work of the prayer chain and the practice of praying. Your questions and stories from your experience will be welcome. Look for an invitation soon.
DECEMBER 14TH CONGREGATIONAL MEETING SESSION I We will vote on the 2015 Budget; and elect members to Congregation Council, St. Luke Fund, and the 2015 Nominating Committee. The meeting will follow the 10:30AM Service on Dec. 14th.
CHILDREN’S SERVICE Mark your calendars this Advent for a Children's Creche Service to be held on Sunday, December 21st at 6pm. The entire congregation is invited to the service of carols, anthems and scripture, led by St. Luke kids ages pre-school through 6th grade. Wassail and cookie reception will follow.
MIDWEEK ADVENT SERVICE 7:00PM Holden Evening Prayer
Week 1, Wednesday, December 3rd Week 2, Wednesday, December 10th Week 3, Wednesday, December 17th Sondra Fisher for reading the Advent texts on December 3rd while Pastor Aurand is completing Continuing Education at the Campion Center.
THIS WEEK: Wednesday: Pre-School Thanksgiving Feast 10:45AM -12 noon BH Thursday: 9:30AM Thanksgiving Day Worship Service; Office closed; Thanksgiving Day dinner hosted by the Markel’s Friday: Office closed
NEXT SUNDAY: Advent I 8:00 AM –Worship with Holy Communion in Chapel 9:15 AM - Sunday Church School 10:30 AM –Worship with Holy Communion & After Service: Youth meeting