Game Night December 1st!

Join us at St. Luke for Game Night happening Friday, December 1st at 6 PM! Game night is for all ages. Please bring your games to play. Sign up on the bulletin board so we know how much pizza to order and if you would like, please bring a snack to share!

Adult Study Continues 11/19

Adult Study continues onSunday, November 19th. More information is available on the bulletin board outside of the Fellowship Hall. Sign up on the bulletin board.

2024 Pledge

Your support to our many ministries at St. Luke shows us we are Stewards of God’s Love. Thank you for your generosity. Please leave your 2024 pledge in Kathy West’s mailbox in the workroom or email it to [email protected]. 2023 pledges must be postmarked by December 31, 2023 to be counted for this year. Thank you again for all your support to St. Luke ministries in helping us grow in our faith and commitments to one another and our community.

Peace Fawn R DeMello, Treasurer

Crop Walk Results

St. Luke has raised $3,675.00 and the total for all the churches is $22,660.00. Accounts remain open until 12/31/23 if any one

wants to contribute. Thank you to all for your participation and generosity! 

 Congregational Council Meeting 11/16 at 6 PM

There will be a Congregational Council Meeting on Thursday, November 16th at 6 PM. Everyone is invited.

SE/CT Traveling Queer

Movie Night November 18th

Join SE/CT Traveling Queer Movie night!

This is a free movie screening that is open to everyone. There will be time for discussion following each film. Please bring your own snacks. Alcohol is prohibited. On 11/18 we'll be watching 'Cowboys' (NR) at St. Luke at 7 PM.

For more information contact: [email protected]

Scroll Deadline 11/20

The December Scroll deadline is Monday, November 20th. Please submit to Katie Kenney at [email protected]

Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 20th is the annual Transgender "Day of Remembrance." More than 25 lives were senselessly lost to violence in 2023. Formed by the "Human Rights Campaign" (HRC) in 1999, this international event seeks to highlight the issue, so their lives will not be lost in vain. Please remember this community in your prayers.

Blood Drive December 7th

The next blood drive is December 7th from

1:30 PM to 6:30 PM. Please consider donating. Staff and refreshments needed. Register online at (enter Ledyard). For more information contact Elaine Remondi-Simpson.

 Community Christmas Concert

The Community Christmas Concert will be held on Friday, December 8th at 7pm featuring St. Luke Senior Choir and JuBELLation. The community choir, Tono Dolce, along with Ledyard High’s Carolers will be performing as well as a professional orchestra. 

 Christmas Pageant

Calling all aspiring actors of all ages to participate in this year’s pageant to be held during service on December 17th. See Mark Larson for more details or sign up on the bulletin board.

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 [email protected] for more information and to confirm location.

Compost for the Community Garden

Please bring your food “waste” to the Community Garden composters. We have a composter set up at the bottom of the hill by the garden.

St. Mark Speaker on December 12th

Join St. Mark Lutheran Church on December 12th at 6:30 PM for a talk with Dale Plummer on the History of Norwich. For more information email Dale Eichholz at [email protected].

Ledyard Congregational Church

Red Sleigh Bazaar: November 18th

Ledyard Congregational Church will be sponsoring its annual Red Sleigh Bazaar on November 18th from 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM at Rt 117 in Ledyard Center.

For more information call First Congregational Church of Ledyard at (860) 464-9926.

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 [email protected] 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!


November 19th 2023

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., November 15th

Pastor Heidi - International Seminar

9:00am EmBellish

9:00am Grins & Giggles

11:00am Picnic in the Park

5:00pm Concert Handbells

7:00pm JuBELLation

Thu., November 16th

Pastor Heidi - International Seminar

9:00am Grins & Giggles


Fri., November 17th

Pastor Heidi - International Seminar

9:00am Grins & Giggles

Sat., November 18th

Pastor Heidi - International Seminar

6:30pm Queer Movie Night

Sun., November 19th

9:30am In-person Worship

9:30am Livestream worship

11:00am Animate Adult Study

Mon., November 20th


9:00am Grins & Giggles

1:00pm The Belles

4:45pm Glory Ringers

5:45pm Joyful Noise

Tue., November 21st

Girl Scouts Troop Meeting

9:00am Grins & Giggles

7:00pm Gales Ferry Spiritual Study Group

7:00pm Senior Choir

Wed., November 22nd

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


Email: [email protected]

Emergency Phone Number: For any emergency during Pastor Heidi's continuing education leave Nov. 4 - Nov. 18 please contact Pastor Eric Heinrich at 860-371-5969

Church Office Hours:

M-Th: 9 AM - 1 PM

Church Calendar

November Scroll

In Our Prayers

For healing:

Suzanne Etris


Joan Heidisch

Cori Mackey



Marianne Thielbar

Carol Conrad


Sabina Moran

Carol Hurlbutt

Jen Raymond

Ed Davis

Kat Sisler


Joy Elisabeth

Megan & family

Tate Campbell

Pauline Wanner

Stephanie Gryken and baby Frankie



Fred Launer


Stephanie Lucas


For those who are grieving:

Friends and family of

Phillip Krakowiak, Sr

For active military:

Christian Conrad

Adrian Estrella

Owen Lessing


Josh Robeson

York Robeson

Andy Sammons

Derek Raymond

Patrick Wimmermark

For the homebound and their caregivers:

Bob Chernansky

Jenny Waller

Glenn Rupert

Lynn Tarozzi

Lynn Minichino

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 [email protected]. New additions are underlined and at the top of list in each category.)

Upcoming Scripture Readings

Sunday, November 19th

Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18

Psalm 90:1-8 [9-11] 12

1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

Matthew 25:14-30

Adult Christian Ed Opportunities

Working Preacher Sermon Brainwave Podcast:
D365 Daily online devotional 
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1830 Route 12
Gales Ferry, CT 06335-1123