Evangelism

The Evangelism Board welcomes people into St. Luke’s community of believers and cares for the congregation. We live out the gospel of love, creating a supportive church family.

To create a friendly atmosphere on Sunday mornings, our friendly greeters will meet you at the door, and we provide name tags for everyone, even visitors. We want our members and visitors to get to know each other personally.We also serve refreshments after the service, and we all enjoy snacking and chatting with each other. If you’re a new visitor, we’ll be sure to say hi – and we’ll give you a small gift to express how glad we are to meet you.

To encourage true friendships to form within the congregation, we organize small diners’ groups throughout the year. Singles, couples, and families are organized into small groups that meet for dinner once a month, for three months. You can meet at a restaurant (with split checks), provide a meal in your home, or include an activity along with dinner – there’s no one way to do it! This fellowship opportunity helps our members get to know each other and form strong bonds with their fellow churchgoers. Fostering personal relationships is an essential part of St. Luke’s ministry, because we want our members to feel like they belong to a true church family.

We reach out to members who can’t physically attend our services – bringing them cheer, praying for them, and keeping them connected to the church body. Every other Tuesday, Pastor Carl and a member of the congregation visit those who are sick, in the hospital, in care homes, or housebound. Let us know if you would like to accompany Pastor Carl to join in this important ministry.

The Evangelism Board helps manage many of St. Luke’s annual events and meals, such as the Epiphany and Easter breakfasts, the Father’s Day pie and ice cream social, Lenten soup suppers, and the Reformation Sunday heritage potluck. We enjoy providing meals that give our congregation the opportunity to fellowship, worship, and eat together.


Lenten Soup Suppers and Service:

The Evangelism Board coordinates the boards and/or groups that host each soup supper.

Each board/group sets up the room and provides soups, breads, desserts and cleans up. W-ELCA will host the first Soup Supper.  The Lenten Soup Suppers and Service will start on Ash Wednesday March 6, 2019 and the Host is W-ELCA.

The Boards combined to participate for the Lenten Soup Suppers are:

W-ELCA

Council

Evangelism & Community Concerns

Worship, Music and Choirs

Property, Education & Youth

Congregation

Diners Groups:

Taking into consideration the result of the diner’s groups survey, the board is considering changing the format of the groups.  Perhaps the groups of 6-8 would get together every other month instead of a period of three months at a time as we have been doing.  We would also put together a list of people that are either new to the church or do not normally get involved with activities for the purpose of sharing with them by inviting them to join the groups when they get together for a meal or activity of their choice.  A final decision will be made at our March meeting.

After Service Refreshments:

Sunday, March 3rd: Kirsten Ireton & Pat Lehman

Sunday, March 10th: Marc & Alison Thomas

Sunday, March 17th: Paul Maki & Chona Sison

Sunday, March 24th: Kelly Boyer & Lois Sherrets

Sunday, March 31st: Jacob & Christiana Wilson

Visitor’s Gifts:

Sunday, March 3rd: Debi Lentsch

Sunday, March 10th: Joyce Jensen

Sunday, March 17th: Pat Webb

Sunday, March 24th: Carole Vance

Sunday, March 31st: Lois Sherrets

We are going to include a current News & Views with our Bean Jars to Visitors.

Greeter’s:

We are so pleased that Debi Lentsch has agreed to be the Chair for the Greeters. Thank you Debi.  If you wish to be a Greeter you may call Debi Lentsch at 916-548-2324.

Our next Evangelism Meeting will be on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 2:00 in the Church Office.