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Welcome to St. Luke Lutheran Church in Richmond, VA.
on Chippenham Parkway at Custis Road, between the Forest Hill and Huguenot exits.


We invite you to join us in worship, service and love,
and we look forward to welcoming you as we celebrate the birth of Jesus
 

 


Sunday, December 21, 2014

Fourth Sunday of Advent

 

9:0am Sunday School and Adult Forum

10:0am Morning Worship With Holy Communion
Special music performed by the Chancel Choir with soloists
"A New Magnificat" by Carolyn Jennings

 

INTRODUCTION

 

God keeps the promise made to David, to give him an everlasting throne. The angel tells Mary that God will give David's throne to her son Jesus. She is perplexed by Gabriel's greeting and by the news of her coming pregnancy, but she is able still to say, "Count me in." We who know that Jesus is called king only as he is executed still find it a mystery hard to fathom, but with Mary today we hear the news of what God is up to and say, "Count us in."

 

 

Readings

 

2 Samuel 7:1–11, 16

Luke 1:46b–55  You, Lord, have lifted up the lowly. (Luke 1:52)

Psalm 89:1–4, 19–26 (Alternate) Your love, O LORD, forever will I sing. (Ps. 89:1)

Romans 16:25–27

Luke 1:26–38

 

 

Prayer of the Day

 

Stir up your power, Lord Christ, and come.

With your abundant grace and might,

free us from the sin that would obstruct your mercy,

that willingly we may bear your redeeming love to all the world,

for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and forever.

 


 

 

 

Listen to our Handbell Choir playing "Advent Promise" by Anna Laura Page:  "Advent Promise" recorded December 7, 2014 (3 minutes audio).

 


 Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve

 

8:0pm Worship with Holy Communion

 

INTRODUCTION

 

On a long winter evening we gather to proclaim the coming of the light. Isaiah announces that the people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. Paul reminds us that the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all. In the familiar account of Christ's birth, the evening sky is bright with the heavenly host singing, "Glory to God in the highest." Amid our broken world we proclaim that the prince of peace is born among us. God comes to us in human flesh—in Christ's body and blood—so that we may be bearers of divine light to all the world.

 

Special music and candlelight: "Gesu Bambino" by Pietro Yon and "Slumber Song of the Madonna" by Michael Head.  Guest soprano: Vanessa Naghdi, accompanied by violin and organ.  Congregational carols and "Silent Night" by candlelight.

 

 

Readings

 

Isaiah 9:2–7

Psalm 96  Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be glad. (Ps. 96:11)

Titus 2:11–14

Luke 2:1–14 [15–20]

 

Prayer of the Day

 

Almighty God, you made this holy night shine with the brightness of the true Light. Grant that here on earth we may walk in the light of Jesus’ presence and in the last day wake to the brightness of his glory; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

 


Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Morning

 

10:0am Worship with Holy Communion

 


Sunday, December 28, 2014

First Sunday of Christmas

 

No Sunday School meeting

10:0am Worship with Holy Communion

Service of Lessons and Carols to celebrate Christmas with soprano solo by Marlys Austin and organ improvisation by Pastor Fred


 

 

What's happening?


St. Luke Calendar

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St. Luke Newsletter

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Christmas Pageant Photos

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Saturday, January 10, 2015
7:00 p.m.
 

 

ECKHART ENSEMBLE

 

 

conducted by Gus Highstein,

with special guest, French flutist Nicolas Duchamp.  Works by Bach.  

Tickets: $20 for adults, $15 for seniors & students;

children under 12 are free.

 



Sunday, January 11, 2015
3:00 p.m.
  

 

JAMES TAYLOR

and

CHARLES STAPLES

 

team up to present Franz Schubert's Winterreise,  a cycle of 24 songs detailing one man's journey into madness after love lost.  This is a special performance of a new English translation.

 


 

 


 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This page was last updated on December 19, 2014