St. Luke's LutheranRefuge. Renewal. Reach.
Located in North Bellevue, in the beautiful state of Washington
We are a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America
WORSHIP WITH US
Sundays 10:00AM PDT
All Are Welcome
Rev. Dr. Mark Griffith
Sunday, December 10th Worship
Service bulletins and livestream link for the upcoming service will be posted every Friday.
Did you miss last Sunday’s Worship Gathering? Visit our archive on our YouTube channel
St Luke’s Lutheran Church
3030 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
Find us near the South East corner of Bellevue Way & 520. We have a Metro Bus Stop (#249) on the corner. Park in spaces marked for St Luke’s. We have plenty of accessible parking available.
If you’re joining us for the first time, please know we are glad you’re here. No matter who you are or where you are on your spiritual journey, you are truly affirmed and welcomed at St Luke’s.
If you want to know a little more about what that means, please check out our WELCOME video or contact Pastor Mark . Or, simply join us at one of our gatherings, we will ensure you experience a warm hello.
We gladly welcome LGBTQIA+
SUPPORTING THIS COMMUNITY
St Luke’s is a not-for-profit organization. We exist solely – and souly – through the generous support of our parishioners, our friends, and those who wish to support our collective mission. Thank you for your generosity.
To find out more ways to support our mission to end homelessness in our area, please visit our Give & Serve page.
Sign up for our weekly newsletter, lovingly called the “eNews,” and stay informed and up-to-date. Email-Delivered every Friday.
Lucia Celebration and Luncheon
2nd Advent Sunday
Service at 10:00am
Donate to Our Giving Tree
By December 16th
Christmas Eve Services
5:00pm and 7:00pm
We foster personal and spiritual growth for our youth and families – of all kinds – by providing planned activities and events where experiences are shared intergenerationally; with an emphasis on providing the building blocks for fostering healthy holistic lives through listening to, learning from, and following in the way of Jesus Christ.
Children, Youth & Families
The mission of Children, Youth and Family at St Luke’s is to provide a means for fostering personal and spiritual growth.
For a complete list of our activities & special events for youth, contact our CY&F coordinator Melinda Steen.
The PrayGround is a dedicated area in our sanctuary set up for children and parents to quietly, or sometimes not-so-quietly, color and draw while still participating in our community’s primary worship gathering. We love children – of all ages – at St Luke’s and never frown on the occasional noise or wiggles-attack… its happens to all of us from time to time!
Our Core Values
We believe in refuge, renewal, and reach for all people.
- Community of Belonging
- All People are Welcome
- LGBTQIA+ Affirming
- United Against Racism
- Care & Hospitality
- Culture of Compassion
- Following Christ’s Way
- Discovering Faithful Presence Together
- Wholistic Living
- Word & Sacrament
- Sustainable Spirituality
- Shared Leadership
- Deep Listening
- Lamenting with Those Suffering
- Loving Our Neighbors as we Love Ourselves
- Embodying Grace
- Finding Home Together
WHO WE ARE
St Luke’s is a community of faith and practice in North Bellevue, on Seattle’s Eastside. We seek to follow in the Way of Jesus Christ, who taught and embodied the love of God and love of neighbor as oneself. We sense that life is better when we live it together; so, we gather regularly. We tell stories to enlarge our imagination for justice and compassion. We engage in practices to foster welcome, inclusion, and intergenerational competence. All the while nurturing hearts of gratitude, generosity, equity, and kindness.
We receive all people as loved, image bearers of God. We’re prayerfully moving toward racial and class equity and joyfully welcome all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expression. We simply seek to journey with others in their spiritual quests. Our campus is accessible (ADA compliant), and we are a Sanctuary Denomination Church in relationship with the Northwest Washington Synod of the ELCA. Therefore, we are a church body that walks alongside immigrants, refugees and asylum-seekers as a matter of faith.
As you’ll see as you scroll through our site, we have a passion to see all people in safe affordable housing. And we believe that God loves and welcomes all into God’s family in Jesus Christ. We desire our gatherings to be a place of healing, grace, and belonging. Thanks for checking out our website, please let us know if you have any questions!
2018 Faith Organization Award…
The Alliance of Eastside Agencies (AEA) honored our faith community with the 2018 Faith Organization Award. The award was a celebration of our years of collaboration with local organizations such as Imagine Housing, Congregations for the Homeless, and The Sophia Way, providing a Shelter and Day Center for women experiencing housing insecurity, and for sharing our campus with the supportive housing development called 30BELLEVUE.
We desire to love and serve our neighbors and our neighborhoods as a faithful expression of our love of God.
Partnerships & Collaborations
St Luke’s actively seeks to join with other people and groups working toward God’s Shalom for all and everything.
St Luke’s understands itself as a local expression of God’s people serving North Bellevue and beyond. We are simply part of Christ’s church; we delight in finding new and innovative ways of joining with others to express our unity which is found in Jesus the Christ.
The Sophia Way and Sophia's Place
Sophia’s Place is transitional short term housing for women experiencing housing insecurity. It is located on our campus and accessed from the lower parking lot. Sophia’s Place is an expression of The Sophia Way and provides meals, living space, work space, safety, comfort, and community for its residents as they each work toward what is next on their journey.
Imagine Housing and 30Bellevue Apartments
Imagine Housing develops permanent affordable rental homes in East King County. Their apartments provide individuals and families a place to live near their jobs, good schools, transportation, and health services. We partnered with Imagine Housing to create 30Bellevue, a low-income housing building located on our campus.
Porchlight (formerly Congregations for the Homeless)
Porchlight seeks to end homelessness on the Eastside. Their mission is to partner with men and the community to create pathways from housing insecurity to stable living situations. Every February we host a group of men who eat and sleep on our campus. It’s an honor to partner with our neighbors in this practical way. Patty & Prentice serve as our primary connection, they’d love to hear from you.
Holden Village in Chelan, WA
Holden Village is a retreat center located in the North Cascade mountains of Washington State. The Village seeks to cultivate a more just, sustainable, and compassionate world. It is to Holden Village that Pastor Mark Griffith and family were commissioned to go on an eighteen-month pilgrimage, (the Griffiths will be back in Summer 2023). Visit Holden’s website.
Interfaith Task Force on Homelessness (ITFH)
The Interfaith Task Force on Homelessness is a working group of local people intentionally linking together across different religious, spiritual, and secular traditions toward preventing and ending homelessness and housing insecurity for all and everyone. Website.
Our Name, Our Windows, Our Symbol
The flame symbol that you see on this website and around our campus reflects the Emmaus Road journey. Two parallel spirals reflect the journey of friends walking together. The cross at the heart reflects our desire to center on Jesus Christ, and the flame invites us to listen for the presence of Spirit; as one of the friends in the story says:
“Did not our hearts burn within us?”
BELONGING & ENGAGING
Pathways for Connection
Most Sunday’s after our worship gathering we connect with each other, meet new friends, and care for one another over fresh coffee and tea in our lobby. We lovingly refer to this as “café connect.” Coffee is free and we welcome you to engage to whatever degree feels comfortable.
Community Forums are curated discussions, learning spaces, or explorations of topics that touch our lives. Sometimes we talk about and engage in different spiritual practices, hold open dialogues about current events, or engage in intergenerational play. Join us for this hour of conversation directly after most Sunday services throughout the year.
Groups & Clubs
Belonging precedes believing – therefore, those who connect with others gain a greater spiritual understanding over time. All are welcome!
- Love & Justice Chorale
- Men’s Donut & Work Group
- Women’s Retreats
- Book/Bible Studies
- Piece Makers – Quilters