St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church

St. Luke Evangelical
Lutheran Church
203 N. Valley Forge Road, Devon, PA 19333
Church Phone [610] 688-0122
Telephone Prayer Line (prayer requests) [610] 688-5665 +
Reformation Sunday
October 26, 2014
Jesus welcomes everyone – no exceptions!
Jesus was famous for extending a radical
welcome to everyone he met, crossing over
all kinds of human-made lines and
boundaries. Having received Jesus’ radical
welcome ourselves, we extend that same
welcome to all people. At Saint Luke, every
person’s identity is recognized and
celebrated as a gift from God – no
Everything you need to participate in worship
is projected on the screens or included in this
bulletin. If you prefer, you may also open the
red worship books using page and hymn
numbers provided.
Please use the enclosed green Connection
Card to give or request information. You can
also call the pastors at 610.688.0122.
NURSERY CARE for infants and children
through age 5 is provided in room 105 in the
education wing.
The People of Saint Luke, Ministers
The Rev. Susan Ericsson,
Lead Pastor
The Rev. Matt Staniz,
Pastor for Youth, Family & Service
The Rev. Mary Konopka,
Visitation Pastor
John D. Charles, AIM
Director of Church Music
Allen Benner-Smith,
Parish Administrator
Carol O’Neill, Administrative Assistant
William Houck, Sexton
Gathering Music
Hymn # 652
Kyrie # 157
Prayer of the Day
Children’s Message
Good News
Hymn # 657
Offertory # 465
Great Thanksgiving
Sanctus # 191
Eucharistic Prayer
Lord’s Prayer
Lamb of God
Hymn # 775
Hymn # 504
October 26, 2014
The music used in worship service includes selections from “Now
the Feast and Celebration” composed by Marty Haugen. Words will
be projected on the screens. Music can be found in the red pew
hymnals or as listed below:
GOSPEL ALLELUIA- printed below.
OFFERTORY (As the Grains of Wheat) – HYMN 465
SANCTUS (Holy, Holy Holy) – HYMN 191
AGNUS DEI (Lamb of God) – printed below.
Musical setting by Marty Haugen [email protected] by GIA Publications, Inc. Used by permission
of license #A701204
Musical setting by Marty Haugen [email protected] by GIA Publications, Inc. Used by permission
of license #A701204
Worship Through Music
Anthem (8:30 & 11:00) “This Is the Day the Lord Has Made”
This is the day which the Lord hath made, rejoice and sing.
We triumph in the name of the Lord our God. Halelujah!
We shall not die, but we shall live forevermore
Based on Psalm118
Jeremiah 31:31–34
31The days are surely coming, says the LORD, when I will make a
new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. 32It
will not be like the covenant that I made with their ancestors when I
took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt — a
covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, says the
LORD. 33But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of
Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put my law within
them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and
they shall be my people. 34No longer shall they teach one another, or
say to each other, "Know the LORD," for they shall all know me,
from the least of them to the greatest, says the LORD; for I will
forgive their iniquity, and remember their sin no more.
John 8:31–36
The Holy Gospel according to John, the eighth chapter
Glory to you, O Lord
31Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, "If you
continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; 32and you will know
the truth, and the truth will make you free." 33They answered him,
"We are descendants of Abraham and have never been slaves to
anyone. What do you mean by saying, 'You will be made free'?"
34Jesus answered them, "Very truly, I tell you, everyone who
commits sin is a slave to sin. 35The slave does not have a permanent
place in the household; the son has a place there forever. 36So if the
Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.
The Gospel of the Lord
Praise to You, O Christ.
Reformation Sunday Worship and Forum: St. Luke is glad to
welcome the Rev. Dr. Karl Krueger as guest preacher and leader of a
special adult forum, Luther and the Bible: Making Images Preach.
Pastor Krueger is the director of the Krauth Memorial Library and
professor of the History of Christianity at the Lutheran Theological
Seminary at Philadelphia. The forum will begin at 9:45 a.m. in the
sanctuary, between the 8:30 & 11:00 worship services.
Table Talk is a lively discussion on topics of current interest from a
faith perspective. Table Talk normally meets at 9:45 Sundays in the
Conference Room. TODAY we will join the Karl Krueger forum
for Reformation Sunday. Please join us.
Fire Station Tour: TODAY 12:30-2:00 p.m. Tour the Paoli Fire
Station. Discover the operations of a current fire station. See an
ambulance, meet a firefighter, and climb on the BIG truck if you’re
inclined! We’ll meet in Schlack Hall after late service and caravan
and return for a light lunch. Sponsored by the Evangelism Team
(ETeam) who work to strengthen, grow, and sustain our worship
community. Connections with others in our faith community via
common interests, sharing talents, and serving together are ways to
spark more engagement amongst us and build relationships.
Welcome & Connect
All Saints Sunday, November 2, is when we remember in the
life of the church those who have gone home to be with our Lord. If
there is the name of one who has died since All Saints of last year
that you would like to have read during worship on that day, please
contact the church office by Monday, October 27.
610-688-0122 or [email protected] You may also
include names on the weekly Connection Cards. If you have a
DIGITAL picture of one who has died since October last year, we’ll
include it in the service for the day. Send the file TODAY to
[email protected] so we may prepare the presentation for
All Saints’ Day.
The Creative Arts schedule for 2014 – 2015 is complete and will
be mailed out to last year’s generous supporters. The schedule will
soon be posted on the choir room door and on the bulletin board
outside the office of the Director of Music. Our first concert will be
held on November 2, when our Senior Choir will be joined by the
choirs of Trinity Episcopal, King of Prussia and Nativity B. V. M.
Catholic, Media. The featured work will be The German Mass of
Franz Schubert. 4:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.
Bill Mallonee Concert: Bill Mallonee returns to the Philadelphia
area with the 2014 Winnowing Tour featuring Muriah Rose. With
over 50 albums worth of excellent material, Bill Mallonee
(Vigilantes of Love) is heading to the road bringing an evening of
excellent stories and songs. His troubadour show is made complete
by the piano and vocal accompaniment of his wife Muriah Rose.
Saturday, November 15 - Doors at 7 p.m., Show begins 7:30 p.m.
Tickets $15 ($18 at the door.) See the article at
to purchase tickets. Food and beverages will be provided. All
donations will benefit 2015 youth service trips to Appalachia and
Detroit. Thank you for your support!
ASP: Attention St. Luke Youth – those 14 years or older by June 1,
2015. Next summer is closer than you think! Commit now for our
Appalachian Service Project trip June 28- July 4, 2015.
Please email John & Elizabeth Muir ~ [email protected] with a
commitment or questions. In case you haven’t heard, which is hard
to believe, this is an extremely rewarding experience. Spaces are
limited; we are trying to form teams by November 1. Participate if
you can, in making homes warmer, safer, drier this year!
Blood Drive at St. Luke, Friday, November 7, 1:00–6:00 p.m.
Make your appointment today! Go to the Blood Drive article on the
home page at and click on the link to schedule
your time to donate.
Nursery Volunteers Needed: Our regular nursery help, Leslie
Gallagher, will be away both Sundays November 9 and 16.
Therefore, I am looking for some additional volunteers to help as
November 9 - 60th Anniversary, 1 additional volunteer
needed for the one service at 10:00 a.m.
November 16 - 1 additional volunteer needed for each of the
If you are able to help out on either of these Sundays, please let
Melissa Rittenhouse know at [email protected] or sign up
on your Connection Card today.
Harvest Food Drive for the Great Valley Food Cupboard: During
the month of November, we will collect non-perishable food and
cleaning items for our local food pantry. Laundry Soap, Dish soap,
Mayonnaise, Honey, Cereal, Oatmeal, Granola bars are the kinds of
items in short supply right now. If you’re able to provide these for
one of the 200 individuals served each month by the Food Cupboard,
please drop them off in the box outside Schlack Hall. The GVFC is
based in the Baptist Church of the Great Valley, just up the road.
Lutheran World Relief/Equal Exchange Coffee & Chocolate
Day, November 2: Fairly-traded Coffee and chocolate from the
LWR coffee project helps to build communities and strengthen
families across the world. On Sunday, November 2, choose from
regular and decaf coffee and dark or mild chocolate.
This year’s Lucia Fest will be held at Saint Luke Lutheran Church
on Sunday, December 14th at 5:00 p.m. All children older than 3 are
welcome and encouraged to participate in a variety of ways.
 Those who would like to sing and are between the ages of 4 and
12 (up to and including 6th grade) should come to practice on
Sunday mornings at 9:00 in the choir room beginning next week.
 Girls in grades 7 - 12 are invited to participate in the Lucia
Court. Practices will be held before youth band (2CC) rehearsals
at 5:30 on Sunday evenings, and Sunday mornings during the
Sunday school hour. We’ll have information on more ways to
participate in coming weeks. Please contact Marcia Skoglund by
phone: 610-647-2504 or email: [email protected] for more
Pastor Sue’s Surgery Was a Success. Your continued prayers are
welcome during her recovery over the next two months. All who
wish to provide support for Pastor Sue and her family are invited to
do the following:
 Worship regularly, give generously, pray without ceasing!
 Send an encouraging card or note: 216 Wooded Way, Berwyn,
PA 19312.
 Give the gift of music or books with iTunes or Amazon gift card.
 Send Subway gift cards to tide teenage boys over for meals on
the run.
While Pastor Sue is recovering from her surgery, should you have
an emergency that requires you to contact Pastor Matt or Pastor
Mary, their mobile phone numbers are below:
Pastor Matt 215-292-8813
Pastor Mary 215-285-9106
Attention ACME Shoppers!! Acme has a new program to save
stickers (acquired each time you shop and spend $10) and redeem
the stickers for pots and pans! It would be great if we could collect
any that you may not be using, and try to get some pots/pans for the
Great Valley Food Cupboard. (We collected stickers last year for the
Rachael Ray dishware, and were able to get quite a few pieces to
donate to the cupboard for those needing them.) Please drop them off
in the church office in an envelope, or place them in the basket on
the shelf just across from the church office. Thank you for your help!
Telling our Story
Happy Birthday, Saint Luke! 60th Anniversary Celebration
November 9: Save the date.
Special Schedule for the day:
 Sunday School at 9:00 a.m.
 Dr. David Lose, president of The Lutheran Theological
Seminary at Philadelphia, leads a forum.
 Worship at 10:00
 Luncheon and Celebration in Schlack Hall after worship
Around the ELCA
WELCA Fall Luncheon: November 2, St. Matthews Lutheran
Church needs your registration money by October 20. The cost is
$10 which includes a luncheon and a speaker who will talk about
"How To Bridge Generations With One Voice." Please mail your
check to St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 2440 Conestoga Road,
Chester Springs, Pa. 19425. Mark WELCA on the memo line of your
check. Registration begins at 1:00 p.m. and the lunch and program
1:30 - 4:00 p.m. We will leave St. Luke after church at 12:30.
Carpools will be used and let's hope we fill them up! A sign-up sheet
is next to the office.
Next Steps
I will give thanks for generations of Christians that have shaped
the faith of the Church.
I will pray that St. Luke (and the whole Church) will be open to
God’s ongoing reformation.
I will look for ways that God is inviting us to change and grow as
people of faith.
I will pray for Pastor Sue Ericsson during her recovery from
This Week at St. Luke
8:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
9:45 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
6:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m.
8:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
9:45 a.m.
9:45 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m.
Worship Service
Cherub & Jr. Choirs
Karl Krueger Forum
Worship Service
Rejoicing Spirits
2 Copper Coins Rehearsal
Needles & Pins
Staff Meeting
Walk, Pray, Bond
Bible Study
Bell Choir
Bible Study
Senior Choir
Coptic Vespers
Coptic Worship
Worship Service
Cherub & Jr. Choirs
Education Hour
Confirmation Classes
Worship Service
Creative Arts Concert
2 Copper Coins Rehearsal
Worship Assistants
8:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
Welcome Center:
David Satterfield
Judy Milby
Assisting Minister:
Liz Harmon
Dawn Heckert
Natalie Moir
Gabe Harms
Emily Luce
Clayton Johnson
Chris Lewis
Marcia Skoglund
Dawn Moynihan
Kim Sklar
Communion Assistants: Bill Baver
Doug Klepfer
Natalie Marziani
Natalie Moir
Children’s Church:
Monica Staniz
Ushers: Team of John Muir
Team of Scott Scheirer
Altar Guild: Sue Hirsh, Melissa Vermillion, Barbara Paolizzi,
Alison Roithmayer.
Counting Team: Rod Rothermel, Jim Redmond.
Flower Arrangers: Sallie Sobeck, Phyllis Pfister.
Hospitality: Steve & Lorraine Miller, Jackie Baver.
Altar Flowers are a gift from Karen DiPrinzio in memory of her
grandmother Carrie Brauweiler.
In Our Prayers
Members: Pete Jackson + Dwight Peterson + Pr. Rinda Rogers +
Eleanor Purpur + the Donohue family + Christine McClay + Roy
and Ruth Foltz + Irene and Gunther Boden + Lois Mamourian + Ron
Kostka + Kate Nelson and family on the death of her father + Diane
DiGiovanni at the death of her father + Family of Bill Warren + Bob
Martin + Carol DeVol + family of Joe Valenta.
Homebound Members: Evelyn Goodchild + Marie Cuthbertson +
Lovey Carroll+ Shirley DeShong + Shirley Koup.
Family and Friends: Logan Schweiter + Nathaniel Daly and his
family + Karin Etkin, daughter of Irene Boden + Kathleen Gross +
George Miller + Ellie O’Brien + Alecia Fischer + Alice and George
Miller + Ginger Burns + Claire Baptist + Geraldine Fasy + Dave
Pfister + William Atkins + Gloria Shahau + Greg Rowe + Anaelise
George + the family of Wayne Roth + George Houck + Andrew
Kukulka + Susie Laucks + Louise O’Malley + Geoff Bennett + Bob
& Kathy Neumar and family on the death of Kathy's father.
Saint Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church is
a congregation open to all people
seeking a closer relationship with God.
We strive to know, love and serve
Jesus Christ by:
Welcoming all
Equipping everyone to live the faith
Serving others
Telling our story