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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 prepare to celebrate Christmas!


Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Please note the church office will be closed on Thursday and Friday this week, November 27 / 28, 2014 so that our staff can celebrate Thanksgiving with their families.

 


 


 

Sunday, November 30, 2014

First Sunday of Advent

 

 

9:0am Sunday School

10:0am Morning Worship With Holy Communion

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

Stir up your power, and come! The psalmist's plea in Psalm 80:2 has become familiar to us in the Advent prayers. Isaiah wants God to rip the heavens open. Both cry out for an apparently distant, angry God to show up, to save, to restore. When we hear Jesus describing the coming of the Son of Man with stars falling from heaven, it can sound dire and horrible, not like anything we would ever hope for. But when we really look at the suffering of people God loves, we can share the hope that God would tear open the heavens and come.

 

 

 

Readings

 

Isaiah 64:1–9

Psalm 80:1–7, 17–19 Let your face shine upon us, and we shall be saved. (Ps. 80:7)

1 Corinthians 1:3–9

Mark 13:24–37

 

 

Prayer of the Day

 

Stir up your power, Lord Christ, and come. By your merciful protection awaken us to the threatening dangers of our sins, and keep us blameless until the coming of your new day, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

 


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Second Sunday of Advent

 

9:0am Sunday School

10:0am Morning Worship With Holy Communion

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

John called people to repent, to clear the decks, to completely reorder their lives so that nothing would get in the way of the Lord's coming. The reading from Isaiah gives the context for this radical call: the assurance of forgiveness that encourages us to repent; the promise that the coming one will be gentle with the little ones. Isaiah calls us all to be heralds with John, to lift up our voices fearlessly and say, "See, your God is coming!" We say it to one another in worship, in order to say it with our lives in a world in need of justice and peace.

 

Readings

 

Isaiah 40:1–11

Psalm 85:1–2, 8–13  Righteousness shall prepare a pathway for God. (Ps. 85:13)

2 Peter 3:8–15a

Mark 1:1–8

 

 

Prayer of the Day

 

Stir up our hearts, Lord God, to prepare the way of your only Son. 

By his coming strengthen us to serve you with purified lives;

through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and forever.

 

 

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Prayer & Spirituality

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Readings & Gospel

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Pastor Fred's

Sermons

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Confirmation Photos

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Alexander Paley
Music Festival 2014

Report & Photos
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This page was last updated on November 23, 2014