St. Lucas UCC Service Opportunities 


 

 


Our invitation

St. Lucas UCC is a vibrant and large church offering many opportunities to get involved in service activities, both to our congregation and to our greater community. We invite you to become involved in an activity that is comfortable for you. Or if you are ready to stretch and reach, join an activity that is new for you. You can grow personally while at the same time making a contribution to the work or our church and mission as the hands of Christ.

 

The Audio Visual Committee meets on the last Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in Room 19 and they are always looking for volunteers to help with the sound and video for worship services and other church programs.  No experience is needed as training is available!  Contact Wayne Muehlenbeck if you are interested. 
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Ruth's Place - The St. Lucas kitchen encompasses so many ministries and lots of opportunities for service.  Options include: Sunday morning coffee hour volunteers, dishwashers, funeral luncheon workers, volunteers to provide a dish for funeral luncheons, people to help prepare meals to freeze for our new Loaves & Fish Ministry, Loaves & Fish frozen meal delivery people, helpers to implement our new food donation program for elementary students (Backpack Project) and Lenten Supper & special event dinner workers.  Sign-up here or if you prefer, print a hardcopy and take it to the Church Office.  Hardcopies are also available in the Welcome Center on the Catch-All Cart.   Please contact Margie with questions.
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The Loaves & Fishes Ministry is the newest addition to the St. Lucas Caring Ministry and includes preparing meals to be frozen, which can them be taken to people recently home from a hospital stay, or in the midst of a family or other crisis, as well as supporting the nutrition of children in the Lindbergh School District.  Please see the details about both of these programs to see where you might best BE THE CHURCH and contact Pastor Carol if you have any questions.  

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The Environmental Committee meets quarterly in January, April, July and October on the fourth Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Kruse Center.  Their mission is to help us be better stewards of God's resources through education and recycling. Come join us!

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Lay Caring Ministries is composed of church members who volunteer their time to help insure that no one at St. Lucas UCC is forgotten.  The function of Caring Ministries is to express and extend the church's care and concern to our members.

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Mission and Outreach is accomplished in a variety of ways: through the General Budget, with monthly Benevolence Challenge offerings, with special activities like Epiphany Baskets, Church School projects and our Ice Cream Social.  We also participate in the Meal-a-Month program, filling yellow bags with groceries for distribution at local food pantries.

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Samaritans are a group of members whose focus is to extend hospitality to visitors and newcomers to St. Lucas.  There are 3 opportunites to serve:  Entry Door, Sanctuary, and Welcome Center.  Training is provided. Please contact Rollin LaPoint if you would like to participate in this important area of ministry.

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Teaching Opportunities are available for Faith Footsteps church school each Sunday at 9:00 a.m. and on the 2nd & 4th Sundays at 11:00 a.m.  Volunteers are needed as classroom shepherds and to teach rotation lessons throughout the year.  All persons involved in any Children's Ministry program must complete the Keeping God's Children Safe training.  Interested in being a part of this dynamic ministry?  Contact Michele Ottinger, Coordinator of Children's Ministry and All-Church Programming.

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The St. Lucas Victory Garden was founded in 2009 by a group of members whose mission is to provide fresh vegetables for those in need and to provide those interested in vegetable gardening in a community atmosphere. Please contact Chris Gumper for more information.

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Ushers - Volunteers are always needed to serve as ushers at the Saturday evening service and each Sunday service, as well as during special worship services held at various times during the year.  Please contact Linda Simons if you are interested in serving as an usher.

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The St. Lucas Memorial Committee - This committee was established in 1954 to receive, record, acknowledge and expend monies given through memorial contributions either specified or general. Specified contributions are used at the donor's request with approval of the Church Council. General contributions are all other funds received by the Memorial Committee and can accumulate into sizeable sums. These funds are dispersed as the committee decides, considering requests from various St. Lucas committees or individuals, and with the approval of Council. Over the years many items have been purchsed by the Memorial Committee to complement the church and programs of the church. These are listed in the Red Memorial books in the South Narthex and may be reviewed by anyone interested. In 1994 the committee established the Memorial Committee Altar Flower Fund so that all who wish could honor or memorialize a loved one with flowers for our worship services. The Memorial Committee consists of six members from the congregation, a council liason and the senior minister. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday, every 2 months at 10:00 a.m. Contact Ellen Littleton for additional information or to volunteer for this committee.

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Heritage Committee is a unique church group that enjoys working with both history and genealogy. The mission of our committee is to preserve and archive the history of St. Lucas UCC Church. We also want to keep the rich history of our congregation alive through oral histories, videos, programs, displays and events to educate and share this history with all ages of our congregation and community. Our projects involve genealogy and history research, computer and photography skills, knowledge of Photoshop software, archival knowledge, and a love of church and local history. If you want to share your skills and interests in any of these areas contact us. Our chairman is Joy Dressel. Email her:  jdressel@charter.net.

See more about the history of St. Lucas on the page: St. Lucas UCC - Our Heritage

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