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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 

January 2 - 9, 2022
This Week at St. Luke
Second Weekend after Christmas

Saturday, January 1

Happy New Year
No Saturday worship service.
Sunday, January 2
8:15 AM In-Person Worship service
10:30 AM In-Person Worship service
10:30 AM Live-streamed Worship service 
Monday, January 3
Church office closed for the New Year holiday.

Tuesday, January 4
St. Luke Preschool classes resume 
Worship, Music & the Arts Comm. meeting moved to Jan. 11
Wednesday, January 5
NO: Mere Christianity Discussion Group; Salt & Spark; and Choir rehearsal. 
Thursday, January 6
2 PM Lamplighters meeting in Lounge/Library
Friday, January 7
9:30 AM Church Women United on Zoom: "Empowering Refugee Women"
Saturday, January 8
1 - 2:30 PM Survivors of Suicide meeting in Youth room
Third Weekend after Christmas

Saturday, January 8
5 PM Worship service
5 PM Live-stream worship service
Sunday, January 9
8:15 AM In-Person Worship service
9:15 AM Adult Forum in the Fellowship Hall
10:30 AM In-Person Worship service

Pastor Christa will be out of the office January 10 - 16. Pastor Wayne will be in the office full time. 
The Nursery is available for parents with their infants and small children.
From the St. Luke Council  - The guidelines for worship are: Wearing of masks is required for all attendees, regardless of vaccination status. Singing is optional for all.
In addition to mask wearing, we continue to follow CDC COVID-19 Safe Practices: having available hand hygiene materials and ensuring adequate ventilation by opening exit doors to increase outdoor air flow (when outdoor conditions allow) and interior doors to help circulate the air throughout the church.  Propping open the exit doors before and after services provides an opportunity for a joyful and safe welcome to all worshipers. 
 --The St. Luke Council, WMA (Worship, Music & Arts) Committee and Pastors
Altar Flowers
Given by Shirley Smith, to the glory of God.
Sanctuary Candle
Given by Clay, Lisa and Max Koontz, in memory of Larry Williams

*** Click HERE for the worship bulletin ***

St. Luke Lutheran Church
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Second Sunday After Christmas

January 2, 2022
8:15 AM and 10:30 AM

(In Person and E-worship) 

After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers,
listening to them and asking them questions.”  -- Luke 2:46


JESUS MAFA. Jesus among the teachers, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved December 16, 2021]. Original source: (contact page:


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

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

Click HERE for the

January 2022 Horizon

Copies are available at church.
2022 Simply Giving (online giving)
If you would like to start or to continue giving online in 2022, please fill out the Simple Giving form.  Simply Giving forms are available by the name tags at church.  You may place your filled-in forms in the Offering basket or mail it to the church office. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle at
Bucket of Change       
Your donation in January will go to Roadrunner® Food Bank of New Mexico, which is the largest non-profit dedicated to solving food insecurity in New Mexico. As a food distribution hub, they provide food to hundreds of affiliated member partners around the state including food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and regional food banks. Roadrunner also distributes food through specialized programs helping children, families and seniors at schools, low-income senior housing sites, senior centers and with and through health care partnerships. Every week 70,000 hungry children, seniors and families are reached through this statewide hunger relief network.

You may place your 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


Thursday, January 6
2 PM, in the Lounge/Library

All women are invited.

We will meet to select our next book to read. Information: contact Gayle Carleton at
Church Women United
Friday, January 7
9:30 AM on Zoom

"Empowering Refugee Women," with focus on the mission of Umoja Albuquerque. Founder Chantal Muhumure, will share her experiences of growing up in Rwanda, them moving to Albuquerque in 2017. To participate, contact Marilyn Stoops at 505.265.8358 or at Information on CWU - see Karen Carlson or Gayle Carleton or BettyAnne Arner.
Survivors of Suicide
Will start meeting again at St. Luke church on
Saturday, January 8
1 - 2:30 PM, in the Youth room
Click HERE for the brochure
(contains the full schedule and contact information)
Survivors of Suicide is an incorporated nondenominational support group for those who are suffering the loss of someone they love to suicide. This support group was established in March 1978 and offers presentations and open discussions relevant to the needs of survivors.
The purpose of our meetings is to discuss these feelings openly and to share our experiences. These and other key issues trouble many of us. The risk in frankly sharing our unique problems and concerns about such topics is offset by the benefit in learning from those who have experienced such a related loss.
Adult Forum
Sundays, starting again on January 9
9:15 AM (right after the 8:15 service)
In the Fellowship Hall
New Topic: The Forgotten Luther: Presentations at the "The Forgotten Luther" symposium held in Washington, D.C. in Nov. 2017. Information: contact Susan Alexis at or David Follstaedt at
Picture: Martin Luther at the Diet of Worms, 
painting by Anton von Wermer, 1877
St. Luke Preschool
Click here for a virtual tour of St Luke Preschool.
Prayers of the Church
"Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep."
- Romans 12:15
For Our St Luke Family
† Terry & Barb Shirrod (traveling)
† Michelle Barba (short trip)
† Pastor Christa (traveling Jan 15/16)
† Dave Begeal 
† Steve Montgomery (recovering)
† Pamela Franco (traveling)
† Frank Johnson (recovering)
We pray for homebound members: Polly Brodbeck, Melda Burns, Dorela Cole, Billie Cooper, Leah Coughenour, Dottie Donohoe, Karin Duda, Phoebe English, Marilyn Feagler, Lucille Few, Janet Garcia, Janis Prudhomme, Ardys Theophillus, Donald Vlasaty.
We pray for our St Luke Preschool students, teachers, and staff.

We lift up those who do the work of the church. We ask that they be given energy and direction as they do your will:
* The St. Luke Core Team & Lutheran Family Services as they welcome an Afghan Family
* Pastor Christa and Wayne as they minister to us
* Our Council and committee/ministry leaders
* Those who are employed and those who volunteer
For the Wider Church
We pray for Lutheran Family Services in Albuquerque; Luther House NM/CNM; Navajo Lutheran Mission in Rock Point, AZ.
        We pray for ELCA missionary pastor and professor of Church History, The Rev. Carolyn Schneider, Ph.D. as she serves in Jamaica teaching at the (UTCWI) United Theological College of the West Indies (
        Give your angels charge over those in our prayers, Lord. Tend the sick, give energy to the caregivers, rest the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, be with those who travel and give strength and courage to those who do your work. In your love, give us all these, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Family & Friends of Church Members
† Christina & family on death of her husband (Christina is Cheryl Folkes's cousin)
† Raenna & family on death of her mother in mid-December (member of St. Luke's custodial team: Manville Enterprises)
† Kimberley & family (Kimberley is Barb & Terry Shirrod's daughter)
† Anita (Judy Moore's aunt)
† James, Monique & baby Jameson (from Trujillo Family)
† Brandon & Chris (from Nancy Espy}
† Brooks, Donna & Jean (from Susan Zimmerman)
† John Davis & family (from Betty Begeal)
† Family of Ruth Weichbrodt on her death
Family & Friends of Church Members continued
† Family of Jim Bennett on his death (from Exley Family)
† Joann Holmes 
† Alex Zaring, Folkes, Montoya, and Feaganes families (from Lisa & Brett Feaganes; Lisa is Cheryl Folkes's daughter)
† Linda's son and uncle (Linda is Cheryl Folkes's friend)
† Cheryl Folkes's uncle and his children & grandchildren
† Erland & Jeanie Carlson & family (from Karen Carlson)
† Sharon Ratch (from Karen Carlson)
† Chris, Veronica and Sabrina (from Pauleta Hendrickson)
† Lindsay (from Bonnie Paine)
† Fuller Family (from Roesler family)
† Penelope (granddaughter of Rosetta Bidne and niece of Dawn Meyer) who is facing multiples surgeries and health challenges. We give thanks to God for Penelope’s progress thus far.
For Our Community, Country and the World
We pray for Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico, our Bucket of Change recipient for January 2022.

We pray for all the members of the American military and foreign service anywhere in the world. Allow them to accomplish their missions and come home safely to us. We pray for all those innocently caught up in the conflicts.

Because our Lord Jesus commanded us to pray for our enemies and those who persecute us, we ask you, Lord to always remind us that you created them in your image, that Christ died for them, that they are beloved of God just like us, so that we might with sincerity pray, Lord have mercy on them.

We pray for our first responders, doctors/nurses and other healthcare workers and their families as they provide care and healing to those in need while facing many challenges.

Submit your prayer requests to coordinator Beverly Ronkos, by email at or by calling or texting 505-307-4732.

Prayer Chain Meeting (In-Person) on Thursday, January 13, at 10 AM, in the Lounge/Library. Please mark your calendar.
Please Mark Your New 2022 Calendars!
Various small groups and discussion groups available for all ages. Please join us.

Wednesday, January 12 - Mere Christianity Discussion Group resumes. Zoom groups held at 8 AM and 12 Noon. The Zoom links will be published in the next St. Luke GPS. Information: contact Pastor Wayne at

Wednesday, January 12 - St. Luke SPARK Kids ages 5-12.  With your family, make bread with your bread packets! Take a photo of yourself and be prepared to share in at our next Zoom meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 19th. Information: contact Pastor Christa at

Thursday, January 13 - Prayer Team meeting at 10 AM, in the Lounge/Library. Information: Beverly Ronkos at or 505.307.4732.

Saturday, January 22 - Stewardship for All Seasons: Governance. This topic is the most well-rated and received session for several years and is also the last of the 2021-2022 SAS Refresher Program. To attend this Zoom session, contact St. Luke's Stewardship Committee at

Saturday, January 29 - Women's GATHER Bible, Brunch & Mini-Retreat at 9:15 - 11:45 AM, in the Lounge/Library. Study: "The Kingdom of God: What does it mean for God to be in charge?" Information: contact Beverly Berardinelli at

Sunday, January 30 - Frolic Baby Bible Club for parents & babies birth to age 3 meeting at 9:30 AM (after the 8:15 AM service) in the Lounge/Library. Bible Story: JONAH. Information: contact Pastor Christa at

February - Salt & Light Music with Ms. Pauleta and Company, at 9:05 - 9:35 AM (between Sunday services). Watch for more information in the February Horizon newsletter.
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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