To expand upon our North Star, we have created a welcoming statement. The purpose of the welcoming statement is to reiterate and share our identity as an active and responsive member of our rich community. This document will serve as a marquee for both the familiar and the newly acquainted

Welcome!

 

It’s a blessing to have you worshiping here today. Whether you are a first-time visitor or long-time member, we welcome you joyfully, in the name of Christ.

 

Who are we?

 

St. Luke seeks to be a diverse urban and global community that shares Christ’s love as our foundation.

 

What does this mean?

 

  • We are Lutheran (ELCA). Our worship centers on the hearing of God’s Word, and participation in the life-giving sacraments of Holy Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Our teaching and preaching is “justification by grace, through faith.”

  • We are servants. By the Holy Spirit, we are empowered to help all those in need: in the pew, across the street, and around the world. We respond to needs of the community, as well as global issues.

  • We are always learning. As Lutherans, we know that doubt and questioning are necessary for spiritual growth. We openly receive all questions, comments, criticisms, and conflict, in the spirit of beloved community.

  • We celebrate diversity and difference. Our worship strives to reflect and embrace the full, complete, and wonderful variety of God’s people: all ages, family situations, classes, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and gender identities make up the Body of Christ, as we gather together around Word and Sacrament.

 

We give thanks that you are here today, and for the gifts that your presence brings to this community.