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Set to Begin “In Person” Worship

St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church is going to begin “in person” worship on July 12 at our new Sunday Morning Service time of 10:00 AM.

St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church is going to begin “in person” worship on July 12 at our new Sunday Morning Service time of 10:00 AM.

The building will be sanitized weekly and we will incorporate all the recommended precautions into our “opening.”

We will have:

  • Sanitizer available.
  • Disposable masks available for those that do not have or forget their own.
  • Disposable gloves for those that wish to wear them.
  • 6-8 foot distancing.
  • No hand shaking or “passing of the peace.”
  • No singing – as this is known to project “germs” further than talking.
  • Open windows as weather permits in order to have plenty of fresh air.
  • No formal social gathering/ food and beverage social in the building.

If you have any other thoughts, questions or concerns, please let us know.
St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church

COVID-19

ATTENTION: St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church Sunday morning services thru the end of March 2020 will be cancelled do to governmental COVID-19 social distancing regulations.

In the best interest of our congregation, we are abiding by the Governor’s order. The Church is NOT closing, we are just temporarily suspending gatherings.

Soup Supper Schedule | 2020

Complimentary “Soup Suppers” continue to be served for all to enjoy at St. Luke Lutheran Church of Ferndale in 2020. Donations will be used to provide for The Lord’s Food Pantry and ongoing Ministries’ support.

Usual FREE fare includes numerous soup offerings (5 – 9 selections each day), breads, crackers, beverages and dessert. Food is also available for “take out” for a nominal charge.

We’ll have delicious homemade soups to enjoy here or take out. Don’t forget the variety of scrumptious desserts to end your meal!

  • March 17, 4:00 PM until 7:00PM (Cancelled)
  • February 18, 4:00 PM until 7:00PM
  • January 21, 4:00 PM until 7:00PM

Donations of soup and desserts are always welcome! Watch for the signup sheet to be posted in the church basement to donate soup or other necessary items for the supper.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service | 2019

St. Luke Lutheran Church in Ferndale will be having our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service on December 24th, 2019.

Please join us as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior.

Pastor George Harpel will be with us.  Bring the family.  Everyone is welcome.

  • December 24th, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Ferndale.

Longest Night Service | 2019

Please join us at our Longest Night Service at St. Luke’s United Church of Christ on December 21st. This service is for those whom the holidays are not a joyful time.

This service is offered to acknowledge that this season of joy and celebration is not always joyful for everyone.

It is a time to acknowledge the losses and struggles of life that are often swept under the rug.

We want to create a space for people to face the darkness of life and to give hope in the naming of it and in sharing the load.

For Everything There is a Season…

A message from Pastor Suzanne:

Believing as I do, along with the Preacher of Ecclesiastes that “for everything there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven,” it is time for me to leave the ministries in Ottsville and Ferndale.  Therefore I resign my position as pastor of St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, Ottsville and St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ferndale.

…Therefore my last Sunday will be December 22, 2019 and the final service I lead will be Christmas Eve (United Church of Christ, Ottsville).

I have accepted the call as Designated Term Pastor of Shenkel United Church of Christ.

I am grateful for the many blessings and joys of ministry that I have shared with you and the relationships that have been formed.  I entrust you to the grace and wisdom of God for your future ministry in these communities.

Grace and peace,

Suzanne M Spaulding

Fall Indoor Flea Market | 2019

St. Luke Lutheran Church of Ferndale and the WELCA will be sponsoring our Fall Indoor Flea Market on November 8th and 9th.

As you start your fall house cleaning, why not start donation bags for the Fall Flea Market? The church will be accepting donations to sell at their tables. Better yet, why not save those unwanted items and rent your own table!

  • November 8th, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM: Flea Market.
  • November 9th, 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM: Flea Market.

If you have any questions about the Flea Market, you can talk to Linda Shaefer. Thanks!