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

May 22 - 30, 2021
This Week at St. Luke
All in-person worship services will take place in the Fellowship Hall as our Sanctuary is being cleaned after the recent fire. 
Committees and Small Groups are meeting by Zoom, 
except where otherwise noted.
Celebrating *Pentecost this weekend. 
Let's wear RED, ORANGE or YELLOW  to church (you can be a flame of many colors!)

Saturday, May 22
Eve of Day of Pentecost
5 PM In-Person Worship with Holy Communion
5 PM Simultaneous Live-streamed Worship service
Sunday, May 23
Day of Pentecost
10:30 AM In-Person Worship with Holy Communion

** Recorded worship service available online
Tuesday, May 25
8:30-9:30 AM WMA in Courtyard
10 AM Women's GATHER Bible Study
Wednesday, May 26
8 AM & 12 Noon 1 Corinthians & The Cross Roads of Life study
6:30 PM Radiant Grace on Zoom: Scripture, Prayer & Holy Communion
Thursday, May 27
5:30-6 PM Frolic Baby Bible Club - BABY MOSES
Saturday, May 29
The Holy Trinity
5 PM In-Person Worship with Holy Communion
5 PM Simultaneous Live-streamed Worship service
Sunday, May 30
The Holy Trinity
10:30 AM In-Person Worship with Holy Communion
** Recorded worship service available online
Monday, May 31: Memorial Day
Church office closed.
Tuesday, June 1
Preschool summer camps begin.

Office staff Angie will be out of the office June 1 - 4.  Needed: volunteers to answer phones Tuesday p.m.; Wednesday a.m. / p.m.; and Thursday a.m. / p.m.
Thank you to volunteers helping on Tues. June 1 a.m. and Fri. June 4 a.m. 

Upcoming:     Saturday, June 5, 1:00 PM: Memorial Service for Dick Coughenour - in-person in the Fellowship Hall
Updated: As we worship in-person
For those of you participating in worship in the sanctuary, please feel free to discontinue wearing your mask only if you are fully vaccinated, otherwise (if you are not yet fully vaccinated) we appreciate your part in keeping the community healthy by wearing your mask (you may lower it briefly for receiving communion) and keeping 6 feet away from anyone not from your own household. We will all continue to refrain from communal singing while indoors. Thank you so much for your understanding!
While we are temporarily worshipping in the Fellowship Hall (due to the recent fire), the Youth room (across the hall) is available for nursing moms & infants and small children with their parents.
Also, please leave the blue zone parking spaces for church attendees who have difficulty walking. If you need assistance, please ask an usher.
Thank you for helping St. Luke church remain safe and healthy.
Altar Flowers
Given by Mike & Brenda Sanchez,
in thanksgiving for grandchildren.

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

St. Luke Lutheran Church

Albuquerque, New Mexico

May 22 - 23, 2021

(In Person and E-worship) 

“In the last days it will be, God declares,
that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, 
and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
and your young shall see visions,
and your old shall dream dreams.”  - Acts 2:17

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

Find our Livestream online, May 22, 2021, at 5 PM:
Recorded services can be found on our website.
Recorded sermons can be found on YouTube at StLukeABQ.

Bucket of Change       
Your donation in May will go to
S.A.F.E. House which focuses on survivors of intimate partner domestic violence.  S.A.F.E. House provides shelter and services including case management, therapy for adults and children, enrichment classes, a children's program, and safety planning. 

We 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
Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp and
St. Luke Lutheran & Camino de Vida Churches

Vacation Bible Day Camp 2021
June 21 - 25

Theme: Taking It Down the Mountain!
Scripture verse: John 16:33
Featuring TWO options:
  • Option A: In-Person morning program (9 - 11:30 AM) at St. Luke church 9100 Menaul Blvd., ABQ 87112 for Kindergarten through 6th graders
  • Option B:  In-Person evening program (5-8 PM)  at Camino de Vida church 3907 Isleta Blvd SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105 for families of all ages - The evening program will incorporate hands-on service work on the grounds of the church, and a  "Care of Creation" ecology component.
Sign up today! Limited space available!

The energetic Rainbow Trail  Counselors will soon join hands with us to present a vibrant and faith-formative day camp program for about 15 children at St. Luke in the morning and 30 or more participants at Camino de Vida in the evenings. We are excited to see how many of you will join in. With your help, children in our larger community will have a great experience this summer. Thank you for you ongoing efforts to spread the word about camp. You do make a difference!
We need YOU to work alongside our fantastic Rainbow Trail Staff and build community with us during either morning or evening program. We can't do it without you, so contact us today to help with: crafts & craft preparations, small group Bible stories, creation station, games & recreation, Covid-safety monitoring (help make sure kids and adults are following guidelines for safe interactions) and just to be a friendly helpful presence as needed!! (All Adults will be required to go through a Safe Gathering Training/Screening process). Contact Angie at the Church Office at (505) 299-2621 or at, or Pastor Christa at or Holly Trujillo at CY& today! 
Please keep all the camp staff, volunteers and campers in your prayers during camp week.  
May the friendships formed and all the activities bring joy. May the hearts and minds of all be filled with the love and knowledge of Jesus Christ.
The St. Luke Church and Camino de Vida Church VBDC Planning Team

CLICK HERE for the VBDC Registration Form & Health Form; also available in the St. Luke church office and at our website:
From Church Council
Click HERE for minutes of the Council meeting held on April 15, 2021
St. Luke Choir Rehearsal
Tuesday, June 8
6 PM, in the Courtyard
To participate, contact Pauleta at
1 Corinthians & The Cross Roads of Life 
Led by Pastor Wayne

Wednesdays on Zoom
Two possible times to attend: 8 AM and Noon.

Zoom link for the 8 AM class: 

Zoom link for the Noon class:
St. Luke Mid-Week Radiant Grace
with Pastor Christa
Wednesdays at 6:30 - 7 PM
* Meditative song & scripture with "Pray as You Go" (a gift for the wider Church, from the Jesuit community). See
* Prayer concerns & celebrations
* Holy Communion (prepare your own bread & wine/grape juice)
Our host is Christ, and all are welcome!
Women's GATHER Bible Study
Tuesday, May 25
At 10 AM via Zoom

The journey of generations ~
Waiting to be unwrapped
Author: The Rev. Violet Cucciniello Little,
mission developer of The Welcome Church ELCA in Philadelphia serving people in poverty
Women of all generations are invited to come, talk, listen and learn of the gifts we have to give and receive. For Zoom link and copy of the study, contact Bev Berardinelli at

Click HERE for the video prepared by The Rev. Violet LIttle.
St. Luke Preschool
For information on summer camp and 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 preschool teacher Kathy and family on the death of her father Aristeo on May 14th; and death of Richard (Marina Mauney's friend) in May; Thank you for lifting up Aristeo and Richard in your prayers during their illnesses.
For Those Who Celebrate
We give thanks to God for Nikoloz (Nika) Jibladze, 8 lbs., 6 oz., born on May 20th. Nika and mom Kimi are doing well. Nika is the second grandson of Barb & Terry Shirrod. 

For Those in Need of Strength, Help, Healing, Comfort
We pray for our graduating high school youth, Lauren Hollowwa and Kaden Helmka, as they embark on the next chapter of their lives. May they continue to treasure God's Word and let it light their way. I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ. – Philippians 1:6
We pray for Greg Hirons (regarding his health) & his wife Wendy and son Sam (from Bonnie Paine); Dennis (grandparent of one of our preschoolers) for upcoming medical procedure; Vinit & family & friends as they go through dire situations with food, work, health and COVID (Christian friends of Barb & Terry Shirrod in India);Steve for healing; Carole (daughter-in-law of Lois Sherwood); substitute postman Leo, his wife, and children; Walt McCoy, now in 24-hour care (uncle of Barbara Exley); Rosie Johnson (friend of Bev Berardinelli), her daughter Alice and friend Dede; Richard Peters & family (cousins of Daleen Olson); Pastor Julie LaHam; Ernesto (Dorela Cole's grandson); John; Joyce; Audrey, George & Millie Brewer & daughter Kristie; Bill & Mary Ann Arnold; Bonnie Paine; Bill; Roger (son of Magda Renteria).
We pray for Lois Hall, as she plans to move closer to family in Virginia this coming Monday, May 24th. 

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, Howard Romme, Lois Sherwood, Ardys Theophillus, Donald Vlasaty.
We pray for all students & their families and teachers as they prepare for end of school and for their summer activities, especially our St. Luke Preschool & staff.

From Bonnie Paine: "Thank you to everyone who sent cards, notes & prayed when I broke my hip and was hospitalized with complications. Now I am using a walker and hope to walk independently soon."
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 St. Luke church's shared Vacation Bible Camp 2021 with Camino de Vida church.
We pray for all Christian churches, especially St. Luke & Camino de Vida; the persecuted church; and the churches & citizens of Myanmar, that they maintain a peaceful, yet persistent, witness for the end of military rule, release of political prisoners, and the return of a freely elected government.  We pray also for the church in India as they comfort and help others in their struggle against COVID-19.
For Our Country
We pray for our military and government. 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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