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

July 4 - 11, 2021
July 4
Happy Independence Day, U.S.A.! 
O ETERNAL God, through whose mighty power our fathers won their liberties of old; Grant, we beseech thee, that we and all the people of this land may have grace to maintain these liberties in righteousness and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. - Book of Common Prayer, 1928.

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
- 2 Corinthians 3:17
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 4
6th Sunday After Pentecost
Celebrant & Preacher: Pastor Chuck Exley
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
Monday, July 5
In celebration of the anniversary of The Declaration of Independence, the church office and preschool will be closed.
Pastor Christa and Pastor Wayne are on vacation through July 29th. 
Tuesday, July 6
6:30 PM Worship, Music & the Arts meeting on Zoom
Angie Miller will be out of the office. We will have office volunteers answering the phone.
Wednesday, July 7
7:30 PM Choir rehearsal - in the Sanctuary
Thursday, July 8
7 PM Preschool Committee meeting on Zoom
Saturday, July 10
No Saturday worship service; resumes August 21
Saturday, July 10
No Saturday worship service; resumes August 21

Sunday, July 11
7th Sunday After Pentecost
Celebrant & Preacher: Pastor Chuck Exley
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: Pastor Rachel Powell, senior pastor of St. Timothy Lutheran and 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 now available for parents and 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. Thank you.

Click HERE for the Updated July Calendar 
Altar flower arrangement for Sunday, July 18, is available for offering. Please sign up on the Altar Flower calendar on the kiosk in the Narthex.  Donation: $35. 
Sanctuary Candle for July is available for offering: Donation: $25 for the month

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

St. Luke Lutheran Church

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Sixth Sunday After Pentecost

July 4, 2021

(In Person and E-worship) 

Then he went about among the villages teaching. He called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. - Mark 6:6b-7

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

Bucket of Change for June - SALVATION ARMY: Thank you, St. Luke church family, for your gift of $754.99.
Join us at the ball game!

Albuquerque Isotopes versus Oklahoma Dodgers
Sunday, August 8
6:30 PM at the Isotopes Park

DEADLINE: Sunday, July 4
If you are coming, please contact Angie at the church office at 505.299.2621 or or Robert Trujillo at or at 505.366.1134 (call/text).
You may submit your payment with your Offering at church or via postal mail or online at (click on GIVE NOW at the top; choose OTHER; enter the amount; then, type ISOTOPES on the box by the amount. 
*** 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).
From the St. Luke Preschool Committee
Volunteers Needed!
1) We need church members to serve on the Committee for a two year term. We have a monthly meeting, currently online via Zoom; and we help with several social events during the year for our St. Luke Preschool children and their families.
2) We need church members with finance or accounting skills to serve on the Preschool Financial team which consists of three to four members. Members on this team share duties which include maintaining financial processes and records for the St. Luke Preschool, monitoring income and expenses for our preschool, and preparing a monthly Treasurer's Report for the Preschool Committee.

If you are interested in serving, please contact co-chairs Sally Quintana at and Mary Beth Garrett 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.
Offering to anyone who would want it - a two drawer metal filing cabinet. Please contact the school if you can use it.
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 Janice Corcoran and other family members, on the death of Howard Romme (Janice's father); he died on June 23, 2021; for the family of Walt McCoy (Barbara Exley's uncle); he died on June 24, 2021; and for the family of Jacqueline Abel (Bill Abel's youngest sibling); she died on June 16, 2021.

For Those Who Celebrate
We give thanks to God for Ian, born on June 12th, first baby of Ted & Leeondra Schuler-Sandy & first grandchild of Alison Schuler.
For Those in Need of Strength, Help, Healing, Comfort
We pray for Jim Hendrickson (Sean Hendrickson's father); Liz Wills; health of Charlie Pine (Susan Terry's grandson) and peace for his mother Laura Jane; Felipe Chavez (from Tommy Glauner); Rita, Brandon, Kay & Jack (from Nancy Espy; Gerard (Angie's brother) & family who are missionaries in the Philippines.

We pray for John (Judy Stocum's son); Steve Montgomery who is in an assisted nursing facility; Susan (Les Anderson's niece); Anne Kelso who is recovering from surgery; 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; Audrey, George & Millie Brewer & daughter Kristie; Bill & Mary Ann Arnold; Bonnie Paine; Bill; 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 for their summer activities, especially our St. Luke Preschool & staff.
We pray for all students & their families for their summer activities, especially our St. Luke Preschool & staff.
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 also pray for a time of refreshment and for God to grant them their hearts' desires during their vacation in July.
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 may be visiting St. Luke August 8, 2021 before she leaves for her first teaching term in Jamaica.
For Our Country
We give thanks to God as we celebrate the anniversary of the Declaration of our Independence (July 4, 1776). We pray for the families of those who have died in service of 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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