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St. Luke's "Grace Positioning System" - opportunities to connect at St. Luke

Rooted in God's Word, Serving in God's World 

July 25 - August 1, 2021
This Week at St. Luke
Committees and Small Groups are meeting by Zoom, except where otherwise noted.
All summer worship services will be based on the Now the Feast and Celebration Liturgy by Marty Haugen.
Sunday, July 25
th Sunday After Pentecost
Celebrant & Preacher: Pastor Janet Morse
8:15 AM  Worship service in the Courtyard
10:30 AM In-Person Worship service in the Sanctuary
10:30 AM Simultaneous Live-stream service
After the 10:30 AM service Recorded worship service available
Tuesday, July 27
No Women's GATHER Bible study, resumes Sept. 7
Saturday, July 31
No worship service; resumes Aug. 21
Sunday, August 1
10th Sunday After Pentecost
Pastor Christa and Pastor Wayne are back!
8:15 AM  Worship service in the Courtyard
10:30 AM In-Person Worship service in the Sanctuary
10:30 AM Simultaneous Live-stream service
After the 10:30 AM service Recorded worship service available
Pastoral Care for June 29 - July 29: Pr. Rachel Powell, pastor of St. Timothy Lutheran and Pr. Matt Powell, pastor of Holy Cross Lutheran, are available for pastoral care. Please contact the St. Luke church office for pastoral care 
The Nursery is available for parents with their infants and small children.
Welcome and Connections (goldenrod sheet bulletin insert) - At church, please return your filled-out goldenrod sheet in the basket by the worship bulletins. Please make sure to check the worship service you attend. Thank you.
Altar Flowers
Given by Anna Schauer, in thanksgiving and in celebration of beloved mother Kenni Ann Schauer's 78th birthday.

Sanctuary Candle
Given by Alison Schuler, "in joyous thanksgiving to God and in celebration of the birth of Ian Bradley Schuler.”

Altar flower arrangements for Aug. 1 and Aug. 28-29 worship services are available for offering. Please sign up on the Altar Flower calendar on the kiosk in the Narthex.  Donation: $35. 
We! Can! Sing!
If you are fully vaccinated, you can sing with or without a mask. If you are unvaccinated, you must continue to wear a mask, however, you are welcome to join in our Congregational Song!

"On your feet now-applaud God! Bring a gift of laughter, sing yourselves into his presence." - Psalm 100:1-2, The Message

*** Click HERE for this weekend's bulletin. ***

St. Luke Lutheran Church

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Ninth Sunday After Pentecost

July 25, 2021

(In Person and E-worship) 

One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to him, “There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish. But what are they among so many people?” -  John 6:8-9

St Luke Lutheran Church
9100 Menaul Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87112
505-299-2621 Email:

Find our Livestream online, Sundays at 10:30 AM:
Recorded services can be found on our website.
Recorded sermons can be found on YouTube at StLukeABQ.

Bucket of Change       
Your donation in July will go to Family Promise of Albuquerque, which provides shelter to families (experiencing homelessness) through the Interfaith Hospitality Network (partner churches rotating each week to providing housing) and helps them find permanent housing within 90 days of entering the Family Promise Shelter Program; success rate = 82%. It also provides parents with skill building classes, literacy tutoring, parenting resources and job interview skills.
You may place our offerings for the BUCKET OF CHANGE in the bucket at church, send gifts directly to St. Luke via mail or contribute via our online giving resources on our church website
*** Mark Your Calendars ***
Sunday, August 8 - "Three things YOU (and Christians around the globe) should know about early church history"
ELCA pastor/missionary/church history professor The Rev. Carolyn Schneider, Ph.D., will visit St. Luke August 8th. Dr. Schneider will preach at both services and give a presentation during our education hour between services. She will also share some of her hopes, fears, prayer requests, and plans for her new call to ELCA Global teaching work at the United Theological College of the West Indies, an ecumenical school in Jamaica (website:

Sunday, August 22 - Tentatively scheduled for an ALL CHURCH POTLUCK (watch for more details on the St. Luke GPS or August Horizon newsletter).
Elders Alive! - Adult Vacation Bible School
Tuesdays, August 10 - 31
11 AM - 2 PM, at St. Luke's Fellowship Hall
Theme: Hidden Talents of Our Members

Featuring: invigorating discussions and activities reminiscent of VBS when you were a child: singing songs and making crafts
August 10 - Fostering Kittens, by Janet Morse
August 17 - Raising Parrots, by Debbie Werner
August 24 - Photography, by Gil Quintana
August 31 - Rag Dolls, by Rosetta Bidne
Daily schedule includes: Opening devotion, singing, presentation, brown bag lunch with more discussion on the topic of the day, and crafts.
While you are welcome to just attend, help us with planning by indicating on the goldenrod sheet if you will be attending or by sending a message to Judy Moore at 
St. Luke Preschool
For information on registration for the 2021-2022 school year,
contact Lori at 505.292.8812 or at
Click here for a virtual tour of St Luke Preschool.
Prayers of St. Luke Church Family 
 Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. 
- Romans 12:15
For Those Who Mourn
We pray for former longtime St. Luke members, Nancy Linnerooth and her children, on the death of Nancy's husband Tom on July 20, 2021. Information on Tom's memorial service will be posted on the Bradshaw Funeral Home (Stillwater, MN):  To send sympathy cards to Nancy and family, mail to: 124A Bridgewater Way, Stillwater, MN 55082.

We pray for Sean & Pauleta Hendrickson and the Hendrickson family on the death of Jim Hendrickson (Sean's father); he died on July 9, 2021. 
For Those in Need of Strength, Help, Healing, Comfort
We pray for Sumalee Thomas (from Kim Guericke) and for her young children; Shirley Lehde in hospital (from Angie); Linda Erlandson (from Betsy Abel); Bonnie (from Barbara Exley); Laura (from Sonny Traeger); Kenneth (from Sally Meeks); Tom M. (from Azar family); Jack Raitte & his wife Linda (sister of Dave Begeal); Liz Wills; Charlie Pine (Susan Terry's grandson) and his mother Laura Jane; Felipe Chavez (from Tommy Glauner); Rita, Brandon, Kay & Jack (from Nancy Espy); John (Judy Stocum's son); Steve Montgomery who is in an assisted nursing facility; Susan (Les Anderson's niece); Bonnie Paine; Bill; and Roger (son of Magda Renteria). 

We pray for homebound members: Polly Brodbeck, Melda Burns, Billie Cooper, Leah Coughenour, Dottie Donohoe, Karin Duda, Phoebe English, Marilyn Feagler, Lucille Few, Janet Garcia, Janis Prudhomme, Lois Sherwood, Ardys Theophillus, Donald Vlasaty.
We pray for all students & their families, especially our St. Luke Preschool & staff, as they make plans for school year 2021-2022.

We lift up in prayer our pastors Christa & Wayne as they minister to us. (God said, “And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.” – Jeremiah 3:15). 
We lift up in prayer our church leaders - the Council
For the Wider Church
We pray for Lutheran Family Services in Albuquerque; Luther House NM/CNM; Navajo Lutheran Mission in Rock Point, AZ; and missionaries sent by God all over the world. We pray for ELCA missionary pastor and professor of Church History, The Rev. Carolyn Schneider, Ph.D. as she prepares to move to Jamaica to teach at the United Theological College of the West Indies Dr. Schneider was a colleague of Pastors Wayne & Christa during their years at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Hong Kong and will be visiting St. Luke August 8, 2021 before she leaves for her first teaching term in Jamaica.
For Our Country
We pray for our government and service personnel & first responders and their families. We pray for God's will and for the preservation of our freedom & US Constitution.

Prayer Requests:    Please submit your prayer requests to Angie by email at or by leaving a message at 505.299.2621.
Pastor Christa von Zychlin
Pastor Wayne Leo Nieminen
Pauleta Hendrickson, Director of Music Ministries
Angelica Miller, Church Office Manager
Michelle Barba, Bookkeeper
Nancy Granert, Organist
Pamela Franco, Media Ministry Assistant
Lori Erven, St. Luke Preschool Director
9100 Menaul Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112
(505) 299-2621      

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