Living Our Mission

“Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we accept God’s call to spread the Good News, Serve those in need, and Share the Victory of Jesus Christ throughout the world.”

                         -St. Luke Lutheran Church’s
Mission Statement

At St. Luke’s, we seek to understand our community’s biggest needs and then find practical ways to meet them. Like any area, south Sacramento and Elk Grove have their own set of struggles, and we want to make a real difference in people’s lives.

These programs are open to anyone who is interested. You’re encouraged to drop by the church Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon, or call us any time at (916) 421-5039.

Our boards and groups organize these programs – they’re the cornerstones of our church structure. Every month, for example, the Women of the ELCA arrange a collection drive to support a local charity or organization. Past recipients have included homeless youth services, local schools, the SPCA, crisis pregnancy centers, and women’s and children’s shelters.

If you’d like to donate, collect goods, or volunteer your time to support these programs, let us know.

Supporting food banks

We collect non-perishable foods for two food banks, the South Sacramento Interfaith Partnership and the Elk Grove Food Bank. These wonderful organizations are well equipped to feed the hungry in our community, and we are proud to support them. To donate, look for marked bins in the foyer every Sunday.

We also maintain a small soup-and-crackers emergency food bank. When people walk in needing help, we don’t want to send them away hungry. You’re welcome to donate boxes of crackers and cans of Progresso or Campbell’s soup (pop-tops only, please).

Facilities

It can be hard for small local groups to find affordable facilities, but having a good place to meet can make all the difference. A donation of any size is optional; we want to support the groups that are supporting our community.

The Girl Scouts and the Sacramento Youth Band offer safe, enriching fun for kids and teens. Visions in Education, a charter school, uses St. Luke’s facilities to provide support for homeschooled and independent-study students.

St. Luke’s also hosts several neighborhood associations and Narcotics Anonymous groups, which fill vital needs in our area.

If you’d like to use our facilities as a meeting place, contact our church office.

Annual and seasonal programs

In addition to our ongoing programs, the Community Concerns Board, the Evangelism Board, the Women of the ELCA, and St Luke’s Youth organize numerous events and seasonal programs. Here are some highlights:

Each fall, we support the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, raising funds for cancer research and improving cancer patients’ quality of life. Visit www.relayforlife.org and search for the Sacramento County Relay – Team Friends in Faith. We would love for you to Relay with us or make a donation to our team.

In the fall, we collect back-to-school supplies for local schools.

We truly love working together as God’s hands on earth.