1400 Market St.
Williamsport, PA 17701
(mid-June through Labor Day)
9:30 a.m. Worship Service
The 9:30 a.m. service includes a Children's Sermon.
No Sunday School or Children's Praise Time are offered during the summer
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 August 23
SEEKING TO HIRE: COORDINATOR FOR FAMILIES IN MISSION
St. Luke invites applications for a new 10-hour-a-week position. The Coordinator for Families in Mission is responsible for faithfully nurturing children, youth and families at St. Luke to enact the mission of the church as the “hands and feet of Christ.” The Director, for example, will research and present relevant programs and mission opportunities; establish seasonal program goals and organize and execute at least two quarterly programs or activities. A complete position description is available upon request from the church office. The Coordinator is professionally compensated. If interested, please complete an application form (available in the church office or on the church web site, ( www.stlukeweb.com/EmpAppl.pdf ) and submit a resumé. Applications received before August 30th will be given preference.
THIS WEEK: 24th -29th Thursday: Pre-school parent meeting 5:00PM-5:45 & 6:15PM-7:00PM (Nave, chapel, library and classrooms), Pie Night Study, 7:00PM at Jones Café, 7:00PM Coin Club BH Friday: Cub Scouts meeting 7:00PM BH Saturday: K.I.C.K tie-dyeing 5:00PM-7:00PM, dinner will be provided
NEXT SUNDAY: August 30th , Pentecost 14 Blessing of the backpacks 8:00 AM – Worship with Holy Communion in Chapel 9:30 AM –Worship with Holy Communion
ST. LUKE MINISTRY HEADS PICINIC DINNER St. Luke ministry heads - please plan to attend the 6 PM dinner on the courtyard (or in Bell Hall if weather is uncooperative) tomorrow night August 24th. This will be a social occasion as well as a serious discussion on the upcoming program year.
CALLING ALL K.I.C.K families (preschool – through 6th Grade). This Saturday let’s celebrate the end of summer with a night of fun and fellowship! Summer's Last Hurrah will be held on Saturday, August 29th from 5:00-7:00PM. Kids will be tie-dyeing t-shirts so play clothes are encouraged. Dinner will be provided. Please RSVP to the Church Office by Friday, August 28th.
A BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS will be held during the 9:30AM worship service next Sunday, August 30th. All students, teachers and administrators are invited to bring their backpacks (laptops, briefcase) to the front of the sanctuary. We will celebrate the start of a new academic year with a special blessing. Invite a friend!
KNOEBELS ALL K.I.C.K AND YOUTH FAMILIES if you are planning to attend the September 20th trip to Knoebels, please sign your children up on the West Hall, Youth bulletin board. St. Luke will provide one book of tickets to each child that has signed up, by September 1st. For all other members, please fill out the Synod insert and return to the church office by September 1st.
WOMEN’S BOOK CLUB We usually meet on the 2nd MONDAY of the month …but our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 8th, 12noon at Julie’s Coffee Shop ( on the southeast corner of Third & Pine Streets). The book for September is The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. Please join us!
SAVE THE DATE: St. Luke will be joining with other ELCA Lutherans on Sept. 13th, following worship, to serve – in our case, to care for creation. We are working with the Streets and Parks Dept. of the City of Williamsport to clean up Veterans Memorial Park and possibly plant flowers. This will follow 9:30 worship - with a brief repast and sending prayer preceding the project on that Sunday. Please see the sign up board in the West Hall.