Welcome

Welcome to St Luke's

Nestled in the heart of Bear Poplar/Mt Ulla, North Carolina, St. Luke's is dedicated to proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ through worship, prayer, and ministry to our community. We are here for all who…

  • Need the Bible's message and the Christian faith to come alive, make sense and make a difference in today’s world
  • Appreciate worship that engages the mind and touches the heart
  • Seek to find purpose in life and use their God given gifts
  • Yearn for lasting relationships in genuine Christian community
  • Desire balance in their fast-paced lives, a place of retreat where life slows down and is renewed

Will you come to grow, and worship, and serve with us?  We hope to see you soon!

 

 
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This Week's Events
Announcements
  • Lent - Devotions and Meditation Moment videos

    A variety of Lenten devotionals are available at the church in the back windows of the sanctuary, on table in the fellowship hall, and through the church office. 

    Due to COVID Saint Luke's is not gathering for our weekly Lenten Wednesday meals and service/discussions.

    Pastor Scott is recording a series of Lenten Meditation moment videos titled "Following the Spirit"
    We spend a bit of time with saints, mystics and monks.   Some are from our time, some are ancient voices.   What can they share with us about the life of a follower, and what they have learned?

    Week of Feb 23  Father Anthony Delisi
    Week of Mar  3
    Week of Mar 10
    Week of Mar 17
    Week of Mar 24

  • Sunday Worship during COVID

    Sunday Feb 21 pdfs for Worship Bulletin and Announcements 

    St Luke's Sunday morning worship gathers in two rooms. 
    Face masks are required in all buildings.

    • Pastor and musicians lead worship in the Sanctuary
    • A high quality super-size live audio/video is shared in the Fellowship Hall
    • Or watch LiveStream link online, an option for those of our members that are not yet comfortable worshipping indoors, as well as for others in the community, family living further away, etc. Videos archive of prior services are available on our YouTube channel

    Social distancing: Please maintain 6 feet from anyone who does not live in your household.  Tables and pew seating have been modified appropriately, with select pews open and others closed.  One “family” per pew, or individuals/couples on opposite ends.

    Changes include: 

    • Celebration of Holy Communion has been suspended until further notice.
    • Vocal music by a limited choir
    • No congregational singing, which is shown to be high-risk
    •    Though feel free to hum along with the choir!
    • No passing of the peace
    • Offering boxes at entrances rather than passing an plate
    • No “children’s message” prior to scripture & sermon
    •    But expanded “children’s church” is offered instead (kids leave at first hymn, return after the sermon)
    • Many liturgical elements have been modified or moved
    • Please “whisper” the Creed and Lord’s Prayer
      You'll notice other adjustments as well.

    Many cherished experiences will be added back into our worship service, perhaps in modified forms as soon as we believe we can safely do so.

  • March Newsletter

    The March issue of St Luke’s Vine newsletter is available in the InfoCenter/Newsletter section, or via this direct link.

  • Study & More Schedule

    Many groups and studies continue during this COVID pandemic, though with changes. Here's a few opportunities for members and guests.

    • Online Thurs Morning Study Group Led by Pastor Scott
      • Thursdays 10am-11  Live at St Lukes and via Zoom link here ID=894 039 884 passcode 514640
    • Choir rehearsals Wednesdays 7pm-7:30pm. 
    • Discipler's Group 1st and 3rd Mondays, 7pm.  Contact Pastor Scott to join
    • Walk in the Gym Mon-Wed-Fri 8am-10:30am

     

  • Coronavirus Response & Changes

    We hold our members and community in our hearts and prayers.  Our ministy continues, in new and different ways as we balance the care of souls with safe practices and compliance with law, NCSynod and medical guidance.  Status subject to change at any time.

    • We are gathering for worship in both the Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall, and the service is streamed online. 
    • In compliance with NC Executive Orders, face coverings are required for worship and meetings in all buildings.
    • Non=worship events and groups indoors are currently limited to 10 allowed as per NC Covid stage 3
    • Office hours continue as normal (M-F, 9am-noon)
    • We offer a selection of live and recorded services, messages and studies.
    • Pastor Scott is available for conversation and prayer via phone, online, and limited "porch visits"
    • If you have a need, we will try to help.  Contact the Pastor Scott or the church office

    If you have a creative idea how we can help, serve, connect and care - please contact Pastor Scott!