Where do I park?
We have two parking lots one-off of Union Road and the other off of Maryvale Drive. If the lots are full, street parking is available on Maryvale Drive. The elevator is off the Maryvale Road entrance.
What do I wear?
St. Luke doesn't have a dress code. Some people dress in a jacket/tie or skirt/dress, some business casual, and others in jeans and shirts with some kind of collar. There's even some who wear shorts on a hot summer day.
Is the building handicapped accessible?
Yes, we have an elevator in the main entrance (off Maryvale Drive). There is also a section in the sanctuary that can accommodate wheelchairs. Large print bulletins are available. Please let the usher know if you need the Pastor to serve you communion at your seat.
Are we going to ask for money?
We believe that giving is an act of worship for followers of Jesus Christ, so there will be an offering taken during the service. However, as our guests, we have no expectation that you give. Our desire is not for you to feel pressured to give, but for you to connect with God while you are here.
What do you offer for children on Sunday morning?
Children are not the future of the Church they are the Church. We value them as full participants in the life of our local church. Sunday School classes for children (3 years old through the 5th grade) are available during the 11:00 AM service the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays of the month. Children start in the service and then after the kid's message and song head downstairs to Sunday School. The first Sunday of the month is Family Worship at 11:00 AM and kids stay in the service.
What do you offer for babies and toddlers?
Nursery care is provided for both infants and toddlers (to age 3) during our 11:00 AM Service the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays of the month . The nursery is located in the basement and an usher will be happy to lead you there. We also have a "kids room" located in the back of the sanctuary with books and toys where a parent can go with their children and still be a part of the worship service. Children are also welcome in our worship services, they can cry, be fussy, make noise, etc. We let kids be kids.
Is the building Air-conditioned?
Yes, we recently installed air-conditioners in the sanctuary to keep it comfortable on those hot summer days.
Can a visitor take communion?
You don’t have to be a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church to take communion but we do ask:
Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior?
Do you believe that His body and blood are truly present in with and under the bread and wine, and this mystery builds up your faith through the forgiveness God offers in this meal?
Do you acknowledge with those whom you take communion with that you are of one faith, the Christian faith?
If you can say yes, then you are welcome to the Lord’s table.
It is our practice at St. Luke to instruct our youth before the reception of the Lord’s Supper. That instruction begins in grade six, and the youth are confirmed in the faith at the end of seventh grade. To avoid confusion, we ask that our guests and visitors with younger children respect this practice.
Please contact the church office if you have any other questions.