Take UP a small group
One of our St Luke 7 Marks is to Nurture relationships to encourage spiritual growth. This mark of ministry can be strengthen by joining a Lenten small group. The small groups will be held on Sundays during Sunday school or multiple times during the week.
Lift UP your hands in prayer
A second St Luke Mark of Ministry is to Pray daily. For Lent we will have a daily prayer devotional available for you. The devotional will have a daily Bible reading from the Gospel of Matthew. A third Mark of Ministry is to Read the Bible daily. This Lenten Devotional is being provided by the St Luke Capital Campaign and it will be a terrific resource for all the St Luke Saints to study and read the Bible together. During Lent a prayer cross will also be located in the narthex as a place to place your written prayers.
Give UP to give back
A fourth St Luke mark, Serve at and beyond St Luke, will be highlighted this Lenten season with two fun service opportunities. The first will be done with Heifer International, a Lenten offering called Fill the Ark challenges us to Give up to Give Back. We will put all the money we receive together to help buy a cow, pig or chicks to end hunger for a family in need.
The next opportunity is with Lutheran World Relief. LWR will challenge us to bring one item a week to St Luke during Lent, by the end of Lent we will have enough gathered items for a Personal Care Kit to be sent overseas to a Lutheran World Relief site.
Look UP in worship
Add to this an opportunity to Worship Weekly at St Luke on Sundays and on Wednesday's during Lent. Our Wednesday Lenten services will begin at 7:05 and will use Holden Evening Prayer by Marty Haugen as our worship resource. You will love the music and prayers. Dinner will be served in the CFC from 5:00-6:30, so come and enjoy a hot meal, and stay for the service. Your Wednesday's just may be the highlight of your week this Lent.
Your partner in Ministry,