2024 Budget Meeting 1/20 & 1/21

2024 Budget Meeting will take place via Zoom on 1/20 at 10 AM, and in person on 1/21 following 9:30 worship.

View the 2024 budget report here.

Join the meeting virtually here.

Meeting ID: 848 7989 5808
Passcode: stluke

Annual Congregational Meeting 1/28

Annual Meeting will take place on January 28th after worship. Please plan on attending this important meeting! View the agenda here and notice of congregational meeting here.

Join the meeting virtually here.

Meeting ID: 825 5724 6947
Passcode: stluke

Kids Corner This Sunday 1/21

Kid’s Corner is happening this Sunday, January 21st! Kids will spend part of the worship service hearing an age-appropriate bible story, having snacks, doing simple crafts, singing songs, etc. before returning to worship for the passing of the peace and communion. Volunteers to help with this effort are welcome!

Calumet Adult Weekend

Calumet Adult Weekend is February 15-18. Please consider joining this

weekend with old friends and new friends yet to be made. Enjoy relaxation or adventure, the choice is yours! See Helmut Steinnagel for more information.

Handbell Refurbishment

Help us refurbish our handbells!

Women's Group!

The Women’s group meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month in Classroom 2.

Drop-ins are always welcome!

Picnic in the Narthex every Wednesday!

Join St. Luke members for Picnic in the Narthex (entryway to the worship space) every Wednesday at 11:00 AM at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Gales Ferry. Pack a snack of your own liking. Ours is an expandable circle; so, come and join us and get to know your church friends better! Email Bob Erickson at eerickson22@gmail.com for more information and to confirm location.

Altar Flowers

Did you know the altar flowers don't need to be dedicated to a birthday or anniversary?

They can be in thanksgiving for a person or event! Dedications are published in The Weekly, and the bouquet is yours to keep or gift after the service.

Donations are always appreciated to keep flowers on the altar each week, even if you don't have a specific dedication in mind.

Find the Sign-Up for Flower Dedications on the bulletin board near Fellowship Hall.

Donation: $25

RaiseRight Gift Cards

Place your order today to get RaiseRight (formerly Scrip) cards! You pay face value for the cards, but St. Luke receives a percentage of the amount of the card. It’s a win-win! Find Crystal Dame or Pat Robbins, or email churchoffice@stlukegf.org for more information.
Donate to St. Luke Online!

Did you know you can donate to St. Luke from the convenience of your own home?

Donating online allows you to choose where your funding goes - handbell refurbishment, the current budget, altar flowers, the building fund, the Sanctuary renovations fund, the memorial fund, and more!

Click here to make a secure donation!
Communion Bread!

Tired of communion wafers? Sign up on the bulletin board to bring bread for communion!
St. Luke Mask Guidelines

Based on current CDC guidelines, mask wearing is not required for indoor church events and worship services. However, St. Luke remains a "mask friendly" space, where we will, as a community, honor and respect anyone's decision to wear a mask to lower the transmission of Covid or other airborne viruses.

Please note that we will continue to monitor CDC guidelines for any new Covid variants that arise and/or increased incidence in the population. Mandatory mask wearing could be reinstated if CDC or local health guidelines recommend it.

Warm Regards,
St. Luke Planning (Executive) Committee

Worship with us!

In-Person and Online!


January 21st 2024

9:30 AM


Worship will be In-Person AND Live Streamed on our YouTube Channel.

If you are unable to make it, all recordings of the services are kept on the YouTube page for reference.

You can also find the link for live stream posted every Sunday on our

Facebook Page.

St. Luke on YouTube

Upcoming Events

Wed., January 17th

9:00am EmBellish

9:00am Grins & Giggles

11:00am Picnic in the Park

5:00pm Concert Handbells

7:00pm JuBELLation

Thu., January 18th

9:00am Grins & Giggles


Fri., January 19th

9:00am Grins & Giggles

Sat., January 20th

Sun., January 21st

9:30am In-person Worship

9:30am Livestream worship

Kid's Corner

Mon., January 22nd

9:00am Grins & Giggles

4:45pm Glory Ringers

5:45pm Joyful Noise

Tue., January 23rd

9:00am Grins & Giggles

7:00pm Senior Choir

Wed., January 24th

9:00am EmBellish

9:00am Grins & Giggles

11:00am Picnic in the Park

5:00pm Concert Handbells

7:00pm JuBELLation

Church Office


If you have a pastoral emergency, please contact:

1830 Route 12

Gales Ferry, CT 06335

Phone: 860-464-7897

Fax: 860-464-7742

Web: www.stlukegf.org

Email: churchoffice@stlukegf.org

Pastor Heidi:


Emergency Phone Number:


Church Office Hours:

M-Th: 9 AM - 2:30 PM

Church Calendar

January Scroll

In Our Prayers

For healing:

Jim West

Lola Koerting

Ewald Steinnagel

Tammy Nordquist

Ginny Sturm

Bill Kracke

Linda Wilkinson

Cori Mackey



Marianne Thielbar

Sabina Moran

Carol Hurlbutt

Jen Raymond

Ed Davis


Joy Elisabeth

Megan & family

Tate Campbell

Pauline Wanner

Stephanie Gryken and baby Frankie



Fred Launer


Stephanie Lucas


For those who are grieving:

For active military:

Christian Conrad

Adrian Estrella

Owen Lessing


Andy Sammons

Derek Raymond

Patrick Wimmermark

For the homebound and their caregivers:

Carol Conrad

Bob Chernansky

Jenny Waller

Glenn Rupert

Lynn Minichino

Lynn Tarozzi

For those with other concerns:


Paul Roman


Chikumbuso Project

(If you have changes to this list, additions or deletions, call or email the church office at 860-464-7897 or churchoffice@stlukegf.org. New additions are underlined and at the top of list in each category.)

Upcoming Scripture Readings

Sunday, January 21st

Jonah 3:1-5, 10

Psalm 62:5-12

1 Corinthians 7:29-31

Mark 1:14-20

Adult Christian Ed Opportunities

Working Preacher Sermon Brainwave Podcast:
D365 Daily online devotional 
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St Luke Lutheran Church | churchoffice@stlukegf.org
1830 Route 12
Gales Ferry, CT 06335-1123