St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church
1400 Market St.
Williamsport, PA 17701
Phone: 570-323-7309
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

Office Hours:
M, T – 9 AM to 12 noon, 1 to 3 PM
W, Th, F – 9 AM to 12 Noon

Affiliated with:


Affiliated with:


Office Hours:

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.

  MEMBER DIRECTORY (password required)


Monday: Pre-School meeting 7:00PM
Wednesday: Lunch with the Pastor at 505 Bar & Grill, Williamsport at 12 noon, Midweek Lent dinner and service 6:15PM light dinner with worship at 7:00PM at St. Luke
Thursday: Choir 7:00PM, Coin Club BH 7:00PM
Friday: Cub Scouts 6:00PM BH
Saturday: Youth Fundraiser Spaghetti Dinner 4:00PM-7:00PM BH

NEXT SUNDAY: March 25th Palm Sunday
8:00 AM – Worship with Holy Communion in Chapel
9:15AM-Sunday School/Confirmation /Youth Ministry
10:30 AM –Worship with Holy Communion

MID WEEK EVENING PRAYER You may come to the last meal and worship, March 21st – St. Luke hosts with Pastor West preaching or only one activity, if your schedule won’t allow both. As before, we’ll meet for a meal at 6:15. St. Luke will provide soup, and we are to bring either cheese, bread or fruit. This year the table settings and drinks will be provided. At 7 PM, we will worship using the green book liturgy of “Evening Prayer” or Vespers.

LUNCH WITH PASTOR will be held at the new restaurant, 505 Bar and Grill, 505 Washington Blvd., Williamsport on Wednesday, March 21, at 12:00 noon. You may use the Parking lot next to the bluing. Everyone is welcomed for food, fellowship and good conversation. Please see Linda Liptak if you need transportation.

EGG HUNT A Children’s Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Easter Sunday, April 1st, during the 9:15 Sunday school hour. A collection box for candy and treats will be located in the West Hall for donations. These donations must arrive by 9 AM on Palm Sunday, next Sunday, when they will be stuffed into plastic eggs.

EASTER BREAKFAST will be on April 1st from 9:00-10:15 am. The menu will be cheesy, breakfast potatoes, orange juice, milk, scrambled eggs, mixed pastries and fruit. A basket will be out for a free will offering. It was decided that this offering will be donated to the youth for their mission trip to Texas. Come and enjoy a good home-cooked breakfast!

ST. LUKE HOLY WEEK & EASTER WORSHIP Sunday, March 25, Passion/Palm Sunday – 8:00AM & 10:30AM
Thursday, March 29, Maundy Thursday – 7:00PM
Friday, March 30, Good Friday –7:00PM evening worship
A 3 hour Ecumenical Good Friday Service will be held at Pine Street United Methodist Church on Good Friday, March 30th to which all are invited. The service will last from 12 PM to 3 PM and cover eight stages of "The Soul's Journey" (similar to Stations of the Cross) as imagined by Kathrin Burleson, based on scripture's recording of Jesus' experiences of Holy Week. Pastor Aurand will preach on the segment from 12:30 PM to 12:50 PM
Sunday, April 1, The Resurrection of Our Lord -8:00AM & 10:30AM worship, with breakfast beginning at 9:00AM; egg hunt 9:15AM

COLLEGE and MILITARY CARE PACKAGES Items will be collected for “Care Packages” which will be sent to our college students, and for the first time, deployed relatives /friends who are in the military. Packages contain goodies such as candy, snack crackers, cookies, granola bars, goldfish, Chap Stick, small packs of Kleenex, small bottles of hand sanitizer, etc. Those in the military especially like powdered mixes that are added to bottled water. An appropriately marked basket will be placed in the west hall for your donations. College student packages will be mailed in April just before EXAM time while military packages will be taken for APO delivery. If you would like your young adults to be included in the mailing, please leave their name and address with Sarah Young in the church office.

TO ALL THRIVENT MEMBERS this is a reminder that you have until the end of March to direct your Choice Dollars to the organization of your choice which can include St. Luke Church. After that, you will lose your Choice Dollars and your ability to direct them to any organization. If you do not understand how to do this, please contact Keith Wood, your Thrivent Representative.

SCHOLARSHIP FOR GRADUATING SENIORS Through the St. Paul Lutheran Church Scholarship Program, scholarships of about $500 are available to selected graduating seniors planning to attend an institution of higher education in the 2018-9 academic year. The senior must have averaged a GPA of 2.5 and be a member of a Lutheran church to be eligible. To complete an application, go to Applications are due by April 30th.

COLLEGE STUDENTS All college students will want to be aware of the Richard A. Swartz scholarship, available to St. Luke members studying in fields of music, education or a church vocation. Grants of up to several thousand dollars are available to those who have completed one year of undergraduate work, and have maintained at least a “C” average. Application forms are available on the wall next to the office and on our church webpage at Application forms should be submitted by May 1 for aid this coming fall.

ENDING HUNGER ENRICHING LIVES St. mark’s Lutheran Church, 142 Market St., in Williamsport is hosting a meal packing event on Sat., April 21st, from 10am-noon. They are need of more than 120 volunteers to package 20,000 nutritious meals of pasta with sauce. If you wish to help, please call Michele Owen at St. Mark’s at 570-323-4619 Mon.-Fri.