What's happening at St. Luke

Sunday, May 31, 2020

9:30 AM Zoom Worship Service with Pastor Janet Hansted

Day of Pentecost

WORSHIP AT HOME, TOGETHER!
Our upcoming Pentecost Sunday worship service will be a shared experience, in real time (at the regular time 9:30am)!

We'll meet through the power of ZOOM. All you need to do is get comfy, sit in front of your computer or tablet or phone, click on the by clicking this Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/995878026! and voila! We'll be worshipping together from our respective homes.

Wednesdays

10 AM - 11:30 AM Via Zoom

Midweek Bible Study

The Wednesday morning Isaiah Bible Study is resuming by Zoom call! Every Wednesday, beginning April 8 at 10am-11:30 am. All are welcome to join us. This week we are reading and discussing Isaiah 43:14-44:20 Simply Click The Zoom Link and Please Join Us: https://zoom.us/j/97354153487?pwd=NGw3Z3hjUjJoWmRsRFBQMXpORkJiZz0

Please contact Lisa Curtis (lfcbeach@aol.com) for more information!

Ongoing

Lights for Liberty

ELCA Advocacy Alert

Our communities braced for nationwide raids by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in July 2019. The planned raids were reported to focus on 10 major cities where the Department of Justice had sped up immigration cases for thousands of recent arrivals.

Lutherans have a deep-rooted history in refugee and immigrant issues. One of every six Lutherans in the world was a refugee or displaced person after WWII. The God-given dignity in all people and value of family unity have been cornerstones of ELCA faith-based advocacy, and we understand that many immigrants, as well as their families, are both afraid and confused by these developments. Daily experience of ministries, Lutheran organizations and members “Keep before us – so that we do not forget – the grim realities many immigrants face and the strength of character and resourcefulness newcomers demonstrate,” notes the ELCA social message.

 

For updates and how you can help please visit Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service

Ongoing - Volunteers and Food Donations Needed Now During the Stay at Home Directive

West Valley Food Pantry Volunteers Needed

Rosemary Capodieci is now assisting Randy on the board at West Valley food pantry. Their volume has tripled or more and they are in desperate need of volunteers to unload food from trucks and put food into bags. Clients are driving through in cars And groceries are handed to them. The pantry also needs volunteers to do data entry due to the large number of new clients. Volunteers would need to bring their own masks. Volunteers should discuss distancing and safety issues with the director, Debbie. Contact information is below. Please let me know you received this. Thank you, Rosemary

Prince of Peace Church, 5700 Rudnick, Woodland Hills, 818-346-6955, email is execdirector@WestValleyfoodpantry.org. Director's name is Debbie. 

West Valley Food Pantry & St. Luke Partner in New Monthly Food Drive to Focus on the Following Specific Food items Needed:

  • Peanut Butter

  • Tuna

  • Pasta

  • Beans

  • Rice

Thank you to everyone on behalf of the West Valley Food Pantry for St. Luke's continued very generous donations of tuna and peanut butter. This is a huge benefit to the pantry. The need will always be there and this will be a continuing mission. Thank you for the support and keep the tuna and peanut butter coming.

NOTE: Please contact Randy Kistler or Leah Hayes via e-mail to arrange donations as the Church Office is physically closed, but open virtually. Thank you!!! 

Ongoing

St Luke Choir

Please speak with Lisa Curtis if you want to add your voice or your musical instrument to our wonderful music program.

Cancelled - Will Be Rescheduled at a Later Date to Be Announced

Clean Streets Woodland Hills

Out of an abundance of caution and concern for everyone’s health the St. Luke Clean Streets Day of Service has been cancelled. We will advise everyone when this program resumes in the future.

Stay Tuned!!! Dates to be announced!

Virtual Vacation Bible School

The Lutheran Retreats, Camps and Conferences (LRCC) has advised us that their Board of Directors voted this week to cancel all of the on-site, Beach Camp and Day Camp programs for the summer. It was an extremely difficult decision for them, but for the safety of their staff and campers they could find no other option.

BUT WAIT! HAVE NO FEAR! THERE'S A "PLAN B" BREWING!

 

WE WILL BE OFFERING AN ONLINE ALTERNATIVE! 
 

DETAILS OF OUR FAMILY VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL WILL BE COMING SOON.  IT WILL TAKE THE FORM OF A WEEKLY FAMILY VBS ADVENTURE, BEGINNING LATE JUNE THROUGH EARLY AUGUST!
STAY TUNED!!! 

Cancelled - Will Be Rescheduled at a Later Date to Be Announced

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

Given our concern for the health of all visitors to St. Luke the next MOPS Meeting which was scheduled for April 2, 2020 has been cancelled.

For more information check out and "Like" the MOPS Facebook page  or contact megangillespie@gmail.com.