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April in Paris

Come to the Park Ridge Chorale’s April In Paris Spring Concert here at St. Luke’s April 22 at 7:00 PM.  The choir will perform French songs that span two centuries. Advance tickets (through April 21): $16 adults, $14 Seniors At the door: $18 adults, $16 Seniors Children 18 and younger are free.  Call Kyle Cartwright at 847-825-5499.

Holy Week 2017

As we journey toward the celebration of Christ’s resurrection, you and your family are invited to observe the events of Holy Week (April 9-16) with your friends and neighbors at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. Join together in song and prayer as we remember Christ’s death and resurrection. There are many opportunities for worship. Please check the schedule.

Rising Star Concert

Camerata Chicago Rising Star Concert, April 23, 3:00 p.m. at St. Luke’s. Enjoy the outstanding musical artistry of Camerata Chicago under the baton of Daniel Sommerville, Music Director of the Wheaton College Symphony Orchestra, with rising star pianist Sun Chang performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27.  Click Here for tickets, For a 50% discount to this concert, use the code SLPR at checkout. All students of age 16 and under can go free with a paying adult.

St. Luke’s Reads

library1Meet the St. Luke’s Library 2017 Spring Reading Challenge!  Visit our new enlarged space; see the new books!  The only requirement – check out and enjoy a book or other resource of your choice between April 2 and April 30.  Look for the reading logs in the library or on the bookcart.  Fill out and place your title in the ”ST. LUKE’S READS” basket in the library by April 30 and you are eligible for the prize drawing.  All ages – children and adults – are welcome and encouraged to join in!

Roll & Stroll

Did you know that just 30 minutes outdoors can change your mood and even your body chemistry for the better? Yes, it’s true! Why not walk or bike to church on April 23 to mark our second annual Walk/Bike to Church Sunday and ensure a great mood for the whole day! We will have plenty of bike racks on hand that day. This observance will kick off our Sustainable Initiatives at St. Luke’s, so once you get to church, there’ll be more great ideas.

40 Days 40 Items

FoodBox40 days of Lent 40 Items of Food. Our faithful crew will take the food to the Open Arms Food Pantry in Logan Square on Palm Sunday, April 9. This food drive is a rewarding tradition at St. Luke’s.  See the pantry’s wish list here or on the bulletin board. A sign up sheet is there to determine the number of vans the Social Ministry Team will need to deliver the food. Cash is also welcome! Any questions, contact Ken Schoy.

Mid-Week in Lent

lent-2015Holy Lenten Season Worship Schedule, March 1 through Easter Sunday, April 16.  You are invited to join in one or all of the worship opportunities on Thursday evenings during Lent, March 9, 16 23, 30, and April 6,  7:00 p.m. Holden Evening Prayer and the singing of an African American Spiritual. Holy Week observances are April 13-16. Click here for the complete schedule.

Muskingum Choir

Muskingum University Concert Choir will present a concert at St. Luke’s on Friday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. Under the theme “The World That Is to Be: Songs of Life, Hope, and Love,” the free concert features a variety of sacred and secular music. Muskingum University, in New Concord, Ohio, is a four-year liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church – USA.

Ash Wednesday

MXASH 2 STANDALONE BROWNMarch 1st Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion at 11:00 a.m. followed by a Soup Luncheon at Noon; 5:00 p.m. (family service with participation and music by the children) and 7:30 p.m. (music by the adult choirs). During Lent, Evening Prayer will be held each Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. You are welcome to begin your journey of prayer and reflection at St. Luke’s.

Joint Study

500A Joint Study between Mary Seat of Wisdom Roman Catholic Parish and St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. Alternate Tuesdays, March 7-May 30 at 7:00 p.m. The goal is to put the gospel of Jesus Christ at the center of this study.  In order to affirm that “center” we are called to take a critical look at how each of our traditions contributed to the loss of unity in Western Christendom.  The goal of this conversation includes remembering our history and continuing our movement toward the unity that Christ wills for his followers. Click for Details>

Sleep Safe

RefugeeOnelogoThis Month, St. Luke’s is collecting new bed linens such as sheet sets with pillow cases (full or queen), blankets and comforters (twin, full, or queen), pillows and umbrellas. Please leave them in the coat closet near the atrium or on the stage up in Henderson Hall. They will be delivered between Feb. 27 and March 1.  Yes, Refugees are still coming!