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Farmers Market

faith-in-place-winter-marketOn Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. St. Luke’s will host a Winter Farmers’ Marketsponsored by Faith in Place.  Shoppers are able to support local farmers by purchasing food and goods made within 250 miles of Chicago. Faith in Place’s indoor winter farmers markets provide small, local farm producers with additional venues to extend their income beyond the growing season.  For More information about the Market>

Decorate Your Pumpkin

Pumpkin Carving, Pizza and Movie Night for Families with Young Children. Bring a pumpkin to carve or decorate and whatever supplies you’d like to use on Saturday, October 28, at 4:00 pm in Henderson Hall. We’ll decorate and carve, enjoy pizza and a family movie. Please contact Jeff Mohl if you plan to come so he can order enough pizza.


Hymn Festival

Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 1234 N. Arlington Heights Rd in Arlington Heights is celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation with a Hymn Festival on Oct. 15 at 4:00 pm, featuring organist and composer Joel Martinson of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in Dallas, Texas,  along with the choirs of Our Saviour’s and St. Luke’s in Park Ridge and the Our Saviour’s Brass Ensemble. Come join us in tracing the history of Lutheran hymnody from the very first Lutheran hymnbook to a hymn by Susan Briehl and Zebulon Highben commissioned in 2016 by the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians.

Renewing Covenant

October 31 at 7:00 p.m. “Renewing Covenant” Lutheran–Catholic Common Commemoration of the Reformation in 2017 at Holy Name Cathedral, 730 N Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 Presiders: Cardinal Blase Cupich and Bishop Wayne Miller. Cardinal Cupich and Bishop Miller have will renew our church’s covenant at the service. For Detailed Information see the Renewing Covenant website> Register to attend the event Here>

Oktober Fest

Saturday October 21, 6:00 p.m. Enjoy an Octoberfest spread of Pork Schnitzel and spätzle, Bratwurst, Hot Dogs, Potato Salad, Green Salad and Apple Pie and German Chocolate Cake catered by Perry’s.  Bring your home brew or favorite beer to share. If beer isn’t for you, bring your favorite wine, Soft drinks will be provided. Tickets are: $20 for adults $10 for kids 10 and under. Entertainment: Martin Luther Bingo! Take your photo as Martin Luther! Accordionist Richard Kochel

Crop Walk

Crop2011Support the 2017 Park Ridge/Niles Crop Walk, Sunday, October 15, at 1:30 PM. All proceeds help fight hunger worldwide, with 25% of the funds going to the Maine Township Food Pantry. This year the host is St. Andrews Lutheran Church. Who are the top individual and top team so far this year? Check it out! For more information, contact Todd Raeder or Ken Schoy. Register to Join or to Support the team HERE>

Holden Village

St Luke’s goes to Holden Village, at the far end of Washington’s Lake Chelan. For more than 50 years, this ‘place apart’ has been transformed from a copper mining town in the Cascade Mountains to a vibrant place of learning, recreation, and worship for all ages. Holden affords guests the comforts of three nourishing meals a day, a warm bed, hot shower, and caring community, all in the midst of a wilderness setting. Learn about Holden Village online. The trip has been postponed until 2019.

Northwestern Football

St. Luke’s high school kids will attend the Northwestern University All Faiths Day football game on Saturday, September. 16. They’ll have the opportunity to meet former Chicago Bears wide receiver Tom Waddle beforehand as well as have a scoreboard message put up for them. Meet at church at 3:30 to get there and enjoy the festivities before the 6:30 pm game. Contact Gerry Mears if you have any questions.


Apple Picking

Families with young children will go apple picking on Saturday, September 16, at Jonamac Orchard. 19412 Shabbona Rd. Malta, IL 60150 Not only can you pick apples, but there’s a corn maze and lots of fun activities for the kids. Plan to meet at the orchard around 9:30 a.m. Contact Jeff Mohl if you plan to go or have questions.

Adult Forum

Restore and Renew, the Adult Forum on Sunday Mornings between the worship services, will be exploring some interesting topics this fall that include looking at Social Statements that have been approved by the ELCA as well as exploring the rich traditions of other faiths.  We hope you will join us on Sunday mornings for a rousing hour of conversation and learning. Follow the link to see some of the topics.

Hurricane Harvey

What you can do: to assist ELCA efforts to relieve the suffering in the gulf coast: Pray: Please pray for the people who have been affected and are in the path of Hurricane Harvey. May God’s healing presence give them peace and hope in their time of need. Give: Gifts to “US Hurricane Relief” will be used to assist those affected by the hurricane until the response is complete. Connect: To learn more about the situation and the ELCA’s response: Sign up to receive Lutheran Disaster Response alerts. Check the Lutheran Disaster Response blog. Like Lutheran Disaster Response on Facebook and follow @ELCALDR on Twitter. Please pray or give as you are able, to help support those in need as the massive clean-up begins for that area and for our country.

Rally Day

Don’t miss St. Luke’s Sunday School Opening Day, September 10 from 9:45-10:45 a.m. in Henderson Hall for children age 3 through 6th grade. (Adults are also welcome!)  Register for Sunday School now! If you have any questions about the Sunday School program or if you would like to help in any way, please contact Melinda Hoiland.This year’s Sunday School theme is “Do Justice, Love Kindness, and Walk Humbly with Your God.”  Micah 6:8