In Our Community

“Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” Matthew 25:40

Believing that each of us needs to be Christ’s hands in our community, we invite you to join with us as we contribute out time, energy and resources to these activities.

Maine Township Food Pantry We collect food at the beginning of each month to deliver to the pantry.  Use the  Shopping list for most needed items.  A special effort is made to encourage families to donate 40 items of food during the 40 days of Lent and to donate turkeys at Thanksgiving for Open Arms Food Pantry in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago. 

Crop Hunger Walk is an annual event in the Park Ridge and Niles communities. Join our walkers each October to support both Church World Service and the Maine Township Food Pantry.

Journeys from PADS to Hope in Des Plaines provides food and shelter for those who have no place to spend the night during the cold months from October through April.

Sunday Night Suppers, sponsored by the Park Ridge Ministerial Association, are served in Henderson Hall at St. Luke’s each Sunday evening from September through May. Park Ridge congregations take turns providing the meal. Those in need of  a good meal at no charge are invited to be our guests.   

Bethel New Life in the Garfield Park neighborhood of Chicago seeks to empower families by offering community services for education, health, shelter, and employment. Join us in adopting an individual or family especially at Christmas.

Avenues to Independence supports programs for adults with developmental disabilities.

RefugeeOne, a service to immigrant families in the Chicago area, receives our three year commitment as our “Beyond our Walls” project.

Blood Drive through Life Source takes place at the church during the month of March. Walk-ins are always welcome!

Quilts are sewn by women of the congregation to be distributed abroad through Lutheran World Relief

Alcoholics Anonymous meets at St. Luke’s 8:00 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays

Al-Anon meets at St. Luke’s 8:00 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays