In 2018, the leaders of St. Luke’s came together with musicians from the congregation to try a new style of worship in this place on one Sunday evening a month. With electric, acoustic, and bass guitars, ukulele, drums, keyboard, and vocalists, we kicked off a new season of worship utilizing the musical gifts of members of all ages.
Then, in the summer of 2019, St. Luke’s incorporated dinner into the service, making it more community-oriented, where we gathered together to sing, discuss our faith, pray for one another, share communion, and hear God’s Word as we sat around tables together. This relaxed form of worship was patterned after the early church, who gathered in their homes with family and friends around the table for worship.
Today, this service that’s also a supper takes place on the first Sunday evening of each month in the Family Life Center at 6:12PM. In it, we follow a basic Lutheran Liturgy of Holy Communion with a mix of hymns and Contemporary Christian songs. In the midst of the meal, there is an interactive sermon, incorporating slides, video clips, and faith-filled questions that are discussed around the table.
6:12PM was chosen as the start time, with the slogan: “It’s a different kind of worship at a different kind of time! ” Not only is it a different kind of time, but it is also linked to Luke 6:12, which tells of Jesus going up on a mountain and praying all night. Come on out to this evening of worship, and see what it’s all about!