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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
 

 


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.

 

 


 

 

 

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

 


 

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Morning

 

10:0am Worship with Holy Communion

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

On this Christmas morning the people of God gather to celebrate the birth of the Word made flesh, Christ our Lord. Luke recounts the familiar story of shepherds and angels; John’s gospel tells of the Word that dwells among us, full of grace and truth. The meaning of Christmas is made clear: the light shines in the darkness. It is in the liturgy that we encounter the Word made flesh—in the people of God gathered together as the body of Christ, and in the meal around the holy table. We go forth to be bearers of light as we proclaim this good news to all the ends of the earth.

 

Readings

 

Isaiah 52:7–10

Psalm 98 All the ends of the earth have seen the victory of our God. (Ps. 98:3)

Hebrews 1:1–4 [5–12]

John 1:1–14

 

 

Prayer of the Day

 

Almighty God, you gave us your only Son to take on our human nature and to illumine the world with your light. By your grace adopt us as your children and enlighten us with your Spirit, through Jesus Christ, our Redeemer and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

 

 


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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Church Office closed from December 25 to January 2 inclusive but voice mails will be monitored

 

 


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 22, 2014