Sunday Mornings

Living Heritage Worship at 8:30 a.m.

Living Praise Worship at 11 a.m.

Jesus Birthday Party 

December 16 between services at 9:45 a.m.
Gather in the Great Room to see the Sheepfold put on their Christmas program. 

Advent Services

Wednesday Evenings at 6 p.m.
December 5, 12 and 19

Worship and free dinner in the West Wing. 
Dinner at 6 p.m. – Worship at 6:45 p.m.

Christmas Eve 5 & 7 p.m.
Candlelight Service.

Christmas Day 10:30 a.m.

The word “advent” means “coming,” and the season of Advent, the four weeks before Christmas, helps prepare our hearts and minds for the coming of Jesus, not only as the child of Bethlehem, but his coming to each of us humbly by faith and his coming again in power at the Resurrection.

One of the most common Advent decorations is a wreath of four candles, three blue and one pink. We light an additional candle on this Advent wreath every week as Christmas gets closer and closer. Those four candles traditionally carry a variety of names; this year we will follow the tradition that names them the candles of Peace, Hope, Joy, and Love.

Those four Advent words tell us a lot about who this coming Jesus is and what he comes to do. Join us on Sundays and Wednesdays as we prepare for Christmas.

Shalom / Peace

“Peace” is a very common word in English, that means different things to different people. It’s also a very important word in the Bible that refers not only to the absence of conflict but also to the presence of something else. In this video, we’ll explore the core meaning of biblical peace and how it all leads to Jesus.

 

Yakhal / Hope

In the Bible people who have hope are very different from optimists! In this video, we’ll explore how biblical hope looks to God’s character alone as a basis for trusting that the future will be better than the present.
 
 

Chara / Joy

In this video, we explore the unique type of joy to which God’s people are called. It’s more than happy mood, but rather a choice to trust that God will fulfill his promises.
 
 

Agape / Love

The word “love” is one of the sloppiest words in our language, as it primarily refers to a feeling that happens to a person. In the New Testament, “love” refers to a way of treating people that was defined by Jesus himself: seeking the well-being of others regardless of their response.
 

St. Luke Lutheran Church is located at 4205 Washtenaw Ave. Ann Arbor MI. 48108 Call us at 734.971.0550 or email at office@stlukeaa.org