St Luke’s Lutheran Church
A Church of Refuge, Renewal and Reach.
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Traditional Worship 8:30am
Informal Worship 11:00am
Communion is available to everyone during both services
3030 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA, 98004
“If hospitality is the spiritual gift of making space for others please receive this as our sincere desire to do just that for you. We would like you to believe there is space for you within this church community.
May God bless you in your personal faith journey. We invite you to consider making St. Luke’s a part of your story, there is space for you here.”
Who We Are
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church is a member church of the Northwest Washington Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). We are also a Sanctuary Denomination church and welcome everyone who walks through our doors.
We have a passion for homelessness. We have found serving our community to be an experience of tremendous growth both spiritually and emotionally. We have hosted Congregations for the Homeless every February since 1993, Sophia’s Place Day Center and Shelter have resided at St. Luke’s since 2012, in 2019 we christened the brand-new complex called 30BELLEVUE – Sixty-three units of affordable housing for low income families located directly behind our church – and the list goes on.
We believe we are created and chosen by God, forgiven by the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and blessed with the promise of a redeemed life. We want our House to be a refuge, our people a comfort, and to be a bright light reflecting grace back into the world.
2018 Faith Organization Award…
Alliance of Eastside Agencies (AEA) honors St. Luke’s Lutheran Church with the 2018 Faith Organization Award. St. Luke’s supports local organizations such as Imagine Housing, and The Sophia Way, providing a shelter and Day Center for women experiencing homelessness, and sharing their site with a new supportive housing development: 30BELLEVUE.
We want to be a bright light reflecting grace back into the world.
“Did not our hearts burn within us?” (Luke 24:32)
So much of our journeys, whether just beginning or continuing or ending, are grounded in the opportunities from the chance to talk to Christ as we find him walking beside us.
A Few Of Our
INTERFAITH TASK FORCE: HOMELESSNESS
The Interfaith Task Force on Homelessness (ITFH) is composed of individuals representing religious congregations, religious and secular organizations which work toward preventing and ending homelessness.
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 IH to create 30Bellevue, a low-income housing building located on our property.
CONGREGATIONS FOR THE HOMELESS
Every February we host approximately 40 men who eat and sleep at our church. We have been proudly helping these members of our community for many, many years. Serving them in Christ is a way for all of us to feel connected to everyone in need.
Sophia’s Place is an overnight shelter for homeless women, located in our building and accesssed from the lower parking lot. This shelter provides meals, living space, work space, safety and comfort while these women work on rebuilding their lives.
SALVATION ARMY FEEDING PROGRAM
On a regular basis we provide nutritious hot meals to the Salvation Army – Crossroads Bellevue location. We help local men, women and children escape the daily burdens of food insecurity.
ENSENADA, MEXICO HOUSE BUILDING
Each year we send a team to Ensenada, Mexico to build a home for a family who is in great need. For most, this is the first time they have lived in a permanent dwelling. The challenge of building a home in 2 days is eclipsed by the joy and fellowship everyone experiences. It’s a missional trip everuone should take at least once.
We hope you can stay a while and connect with new friends.
We gather before and after worship service to socialize and make new friends. We have fresh coffee brewed and light pastries and fruit available. All are welcome in the narthex just inside our front door. We welcome you and hope you can stay for a while!
Children, Youth & Family
The mission for Children, Youth and Family at St. Luke’s is to provide a means for fostering personal and spiritual growth. We do this for our youth and families by providing planned activities and events where experiences are shared intergenerationally – with an emphasis on providing the building blocks for life applications through the life of Christ.
For a complete list of our activities and special events please call us. Dedicated nusery room available for our youngest congregants.
Vacation Bible School
VBS is a joyous time here at St. Luke’s! It’s high energy, vibrant and so much fun. Every year we host dozens of children and spend the week exploring new avenues to Christ-centered teachings and loving ourselves. Registration begins in late spring.
Our annual retreat to Camp Lutherwood in Bellingham is a memory-maker for everyone who attends. We play games, sing songs, enjoy nature and so much more. It’s a journey to get there but when you’re there you’re truly away from it all. It’s uplifting and relaxing. Please join us!
Children ages 5 thru 12 enjoy Sunday School between our early and late services (9:45am start time). This allows children to attend regular services. We believe that children sharing service with their parents is an important aspect of their faith journey.
The PrayGround is a dedicated area in our sanctuary that is set up for children (and parents) to quietly, or sometimes not-so-quietly, color and draw and be part of the regular service. We LOVE children at St Luke’s and never frown on the ocassional noise or wiggles-attack!
Second Sunday of Every Month
We Pray and We Play!
Generations Together is an opportunity for children, youth and families to connect with everyone in the congregation. We take part in fellowship activities that everyone enjoys! Sometimes we have special projects to work on, sometimes we make a meal together, and ALL of the time we have fun… Join us for an Easter egg hunt, an Advent fair at Christmastime, Bingo games, food and other ministry drives, church picnics and those are just to name a few. Please inquire!
Just A few of Our
Our active Quilters Group meets every week to create unbelievably fabulous quilts. Every spring we have a Blessing Of The Quilts day and then send them to places far and wide. These talented women work all year and create works of art to be shared with so many. Come and see how much fun they have!
Between services (9:45am) Pastor Mark holds an informal discussion around a topic that touches our lives. It’s a time to learn about how the Gospel can transform, educate and inform our spiritual journey.
SOUNDS OF JOY CHOIR
The Sounds of Joy Choir meets weekly in the evenings and no experience is necessary. If you have a voice you can join us. The choir sings at some services and during special times on the church calendar such as Christmas and Easter. To inquire please call us.
Every year the women of St Luke’s have a special opportunity to gather for an extended retreat. This is a wonderful way to get spiritually connected and share stories. Woman of all ages and backgrounds make for a truly inspiring weekend.
Who doesn’t love a hearty breakfast? Join up with the men of St. Luke’s to eat, share and have some laughs.
BIBLE STUDY GROUPS
Bible Study groups abound at St Luke’s and come in all shapes and sizes. Please inquire about times and locations. We love to spread the Word!
WEDNESDAY WORK GROUP
For any men who would like to participate in sharing fellowship and ultimately help with general upkeep of the building, eat donuts and drink coffee.
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Ways you can help serve
During the year we have lots of opportunities to donate items or to help out. To be in-the-know, simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for the weekly eNews. It’s chock-full of happenings and ways to get involved.
Current Ministry Drive: February 2021 is St. Luke’s month to host Congregations for the Homeless (CFH). We are accepting donations to help house and feed these deserving men. Please donate online and select the Congregations for the Homeless list item. Thank you!