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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.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Day of Pentecost


9:00am Sunday School

10:00am Worship with Holy Communion




On the fiftieth day of Easter we celebrate the Spirit, through whom and in whom the people of God are created and re-created. Pentecost is sometimes called the church's birthday, but might more appropriately be called its baptism day, since the gift of the Spirit is the fullness of baptism. Ezekiel's vision shows the Spirit resurrecting and re-creating not just individuals but a whole people. Romans makes it clear that God is in the process of re-creating the entire cosmos; yet the Spirit is also at work in the most intimate and personal way, praying in us "with sighs too deep for words" when we do not know how to pray.





Acts 2:1–21

Ezekiel 37:1–14 (Alternate)

Psalm 104:24–34, 35b Send forth your Spirit and renew the face of the earth. (Ps. 104:30)

Romans 8:22–27

Acts 2:1–21 (Alternate)

John 15:26–27; 16:4b–15



Prayer of the Day


Mighty God, you breathe life into our bones,

and your Spirit brings truth to the world.

Send us this Spirit,

transform us by your truth,

and give us language to proclaim your gospel,

through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and forever.






Sunday, May 31, 2015

The Holy Trinity

First Sunday after Pentecost


9:00am Sunday School

10:00am Worship with Holy Communion and Confirmation



When we say God is the triune God, we are saying something about who God is beyond, before, and after the universe: that there is community within God. Our experience of this is reflected in Paul's words today. When we pray to God as Jesus prayed to his Abba (an everyday, intimate parental address), the Spirit prays within us, creating between us and God the same relationship Jesus has with the one who sent him.




Isaiah 6:1–8

Psalm 29

Worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness. (Ps. 29:2)

Romans 8:12–17

John 3:1–17



Prayer of the Day


Almighty Creator and ever-living God:

we worship your glory, eternal Three-in-One,

and we praise your power, majestic One-in-Three.

Keep us steadfast in this faith,

defend us in all adversity,

and bring us at last into your presence,

where you live in endless joy and love,

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,

one God, now and forever.





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Sunday May 31

Confirmation Sunday

Do come and support our young people as they make their commitment to adult church life in Christ.












This page was last updated on May 19, 2015