Parish Life Ministries at St. Luke’s
Singles on the Go
St. Luke's Singles on the Go is a fun, informal group for those 55 and over. We meet every Tuesday morning at 9:30 at the coffee shop in Sprouts Market (Lemay and Drake) and once a month (usually the third Tuesday) we go out to dinner at a local restaurant at 5:30 pm. Please RSVP to Gail McKenzie. Come join us - we always have a very good time!
There are so many things to take care of when someone dies that we have formed a Funeral Guild here at St. Luke’s to take one item off of your list. We are a hospitality team prepared to plan and provide a reception at the church following the service so you can spend time sharing stories and fond memories with friends and family. We are looking for volunteers to donate food on short notice and/or help with setup, serving and cleanup. If you want to be part of this ministry, please contact the Funeral Guild coordinator, Debbie Vessey (970-493-8351).
Pastoral Care Team
The intent of St. Luke’s Pastoral Care Ministry is to provide Christian friendship by being present to listen and to pray as God’s love is expressed with caring commitment. Pastoral Care is a lay "visiting" ministry and is not involved in individual counseling or therapy.
We are on call to make hospital visits in addition to the clergy visits. We are there to listen and comfort through prayerful presence. These visits should last no longer than approximately fifteen to twenty minutes.
Visits to those in nursing homes, assisted living and retirement facilities or to those that are homebound are made to help break the long days of perhaps anxiety and loneliness. We are there as a Christian friend to listen, pray, and comfort in the name of Jesus Christ. These visits should last no longer than approximately half an hour to forty-five minutes.
Please let us know if you, a loved one or someone you know would want us to visit. If you would like further information about Pastoral Care, contact the office.
The Landscape Team works to keep the landscape around St. Luke's church looking good. Several Saturday work days are held each year for all church members to help out. In addition, the landscape is divided into many smaller areas that are assigned to one or more people for their care. This keeps the landscape maintenance manageable. A master plan for the overall landscape is being developed which will guide our landscape decisions in the future. Opportunities for members to help out with the landscape include:
- assuming responsibility for a small area,
- attending work days,
- helping with work day picnics, and
- helping with the master plan.
To find out more, please contact Tammie Gregori via email or phone (970-223-2113).