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!


  July 2021  
This Week's Events
  • Sunday Worship

    Sunday July 25 pdfs for Worship Bulletin and Announcements

    We “Worship in the Grove” outdoors at 9:30am for the summer!
    Bring a chair or blanket or stay in your car.  We enjoy our cathedral of trees and much more freedom with our worship celebration whenever weather permits.     If its raining we'll gather inside instead.

    Or watch our LiveStream online.  An archive of many services is available on our YouTube channel 

    When Indoors due to rain: 

    • Pastor and musicians lead worship in the Sanctuary.  Seating in pews
    • A super-size live audio/video is shared in the Fellowship Hall. Seating at tables 
    • COVID precautions:
      • Face coverings are recommended, but not required
      • Disposable masks are available in many locations
      • Please maintain appropriate physical distancing
      • No indoor congregational singing, yet. Feel free to hum along!
      • Please “whisper” the responses, Creed, and Lord’s Prayer
  • 2021 Full Year Events Calendar

    What's happening when?  Check the 2021 full year events calendar here.  Consistently updated.

  • Study & More Schedule

     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
    • Lutheran Men in Mission gather 1st Sunday of the month, 7:45am, for light breakfast, fellowship & activity planning
    • WELCA ladies gather 1st Thursday of the month, 6:30pm, for fellowship, devotions, event planning and more
    • Walk in the Gym Mon-Wed-Fri 8am-10:30am has been suspended until further notice


  • Keyboardist Wanted

    St Luke’s is looking for one or more organist/electic keyboard/piano musicians to help lead our music in worship.  We are gathering outside during the summer in the wide-open shaded grove of trees with folks spread out on camp chairs and blankets, others staying in cars, and with the service streamed via the internet.  Indoors if raining.    We celebrate with traditional and some contemporary hymnody, typically from the Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELW) hymnal.

    We welcome musicians that are interested in serving in a consistent dedicated role as well as those preferring to be part of a rotational group that can be scheduled for various weekends.  

    We anticipate this to be per diem contract work, though are open to other suggestions and encourage musicians with organ and choir directing skills to consider their possible interest in a permanent part-time position 

    Please direct all enquiries to Pastor Scott Swix, 740-278-2710.