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 2020  
This Week's Events


Walking Time
8:00 AM to 10:30 AM


Walking Time
8:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Chancel Choir
7:00 PM to 7:45 PM


Pastor's Study Group
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM


Walking Time
8:00 AM to 10:30 AM
  • “Worship in the Grove” Sundays 9:30am 

    July 12 2020 Worship Bulletin pdf (download here)

    In case of rain the service is cancelled.  There is no indoor alternative option at this time.  
    You are invited to celebrate worship with us either of two ways, as you feel most comfortable:

    1. Drive-in and stay in your vehicle.  If so, please park along the edge of the circle drive and turn your vehicle sharply to “nose in” perpendicular to the curb, toward the center of the grove, leaving space between vehicles. 
    2. Sit in the grove.  If so, please park in the west (Activity Building) or East (Sanctuary) parking lots, not along the curve.  Bring chairs or a blanket and come to the grove, leaving good space (10’-12’) between other family groups.  We request those sitting in the grove to please wear a mask or other face covering until further notice.
    3. Watch live online.  Just click the "Live Stream" link here or up on the nav bar
    • Electronic version of bulletins will be available here on the website, and paper copies available on site.
    • Offering boxes will be stationed where you may drop in your offering before, during or after the service.
    • Please maintain social distancing between family groups.  “Share the peace” at a distance in new ways. 
  • Worship, Study & More Schedule

    Our schedule of worship & ministry activities continues during this COVID pandemic, though with changes. Here's a few opportunities for members and guests.

    • St Luke's Worship in the Grove - Sundays 9:30am
      Stay in your car, bring a chair or blanket, or watch live online 
    • Online Thurs Morning Study Group Led by Pastor Scott
    • Choir rehearsals Wednesdays 7pm-7:30pm.  Contact Laurie 704-245-2802.
    • Discipler's Group 1st and 3rd Mondays, 7pm.  Contact Pastor Scott to join


  • July Newsletter

    The July edition of the St Lukes Vine newsletter is now available, in the Info Center/Newsletter section or via this link

  • Sunday School & Meditation Moment Videos

    Sunday School Video Lessons
    Steve Massey and Joe Hampton have recorded a series of Sunday School lessons for our adult class.  Participant versions of the study guides are available to be picked up in the narthex. Short descriptions for each video are provided in the Youtube listing.

    SS1 Intro to series, and topic "Consequences" (Steve)
    SS2 Corrupt Leaders (Steve) 
    SS3 Wretched Sacrifices and Wooden Nickels (Steve)
    SS4 God's Just Servant (Steve)
    SS5 Resurrection Hope (Steve)
    SS6 Injustice Punished (Steve)
    SS7 The Lord Loves Justice (Joe)
    SS8 A Vision of Restoration (Joe)
    SS9 Peace and Justice Reign (Steve)
    SS10 Practice Justice (Steve)
    SS11 Repent of Injustice (Joe)
    SS12 The Call of Wisdom (Joe)
    SS13 The Value of Wisdom (Steve)
    SS14 The Gift of Wisdom (Steve) (FIXED version)
    SS15 Wisdoms Feast (Joe)
    SS17 The Boy Jesus (Steve)

    Meditation Moment Videos

    Pastor Scott prepared a series of short video messages during the time we were unable to gather.  These are now available in the InfoCenter section, Sermon Audio and Video.

  • Coronavirus Response & Changes

    (As of Tuesday May 31)
    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.

    • St Lukes is hosting outdoor worship gathering in & around the grove at 9:30am
    • 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, over the phone and online.
    • 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!