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Sundays, 10:00 AM Worship 
and Sunday School
 
3910 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL  60515
 
The church office is open
Tuesday -- Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
 

About Us 

For those seeking God's blessing, comfort and love, we welcome you to St. Luke. We receive each person as we would receive Christ; please feel at home. This is an open church which considers diversity to be God's gift and blessing. St. Luke resolves to erect no barriers and struggles against existing barriers between people in the world. We are richer for your presence and blessed by your participation.
 

St. Luke Presbyterian Church is home to a friendly and caring congregation of  230+ members. At St. Luke, you'll find lots of children and families, informal and celebratory worship and a shared common life in Christ. We recently celebrated our 51st anniversary, having been part of the Downers Grove community since 1962. We belong to a group of 11,000 churches known as the Presbyterian Church (USA), a denomination with a membership of more than 2.6 million.

 

Our Mission

Our mission is to be an inclusive family of God in the midst of a world in need. We strive to provide love and acceptance, forgiveness and empowerment. As we worship together, we challenge each other to work and live in the spirit of Christ in our community and in the world.

For the glory of God, we worship joyfully, nurture all and encourage in mission by reaching out to the community and the world. We encourage spiritual growth by involving the entire church family in education, fellowship and lay leadership to help fulfill the needs of the congregation and beyond.

Find out more about the beliefs of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

 

Sermons

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Announcements

  • Christmas Eve services planned
    After our Advent journey into the light, we are finally to Christmas and the celebration of the birth of our Savior.
     
    Please join us for our Christmas Eve services:
     
    The 4 p.m. Family Service is ideal for those with children (or who don’t want to stay up late). This service includes the “Instant Nativity,” where all children spontaneously choose what part of the nativity story they want to portray. No rehearsal is necessary--and it's lots of fun!
     
    The 11 p.m. Service of Lessons and Carols is the traditional candlelight service with choir, carols, and Bible readings.
     
    Bring your family and your friends to our afternoon and/or night-time celebrations of the greatest gift the world has ever been given.
  • Congregation decides on move

    More than one hundred people attended the special congregational meeting Sunday, Dec. 16, to discuss and decide on whether to move. The meeting began with lighting the Advent wreath, singing, and prayer. The Rev. Julie Peterson, chair of the Presbytery's Administrative Commission that worked with the congregation of the former First Presbyterian Church, gave a brief presentation. Pastor Lesley then explained that the session had unanimously approved a motion to recommend that the congregation vote in favor of moving to the church building at 339 Fourth Street in Downers Grove and selling our building at 3910 Highland Avenue. Stewardship Elder Todd Schenk then made that motion. Following a time of discussion, the vote was taken. Ninety-two percent of the members present and voting chose in favor of the proposal. Following the meeting, the majority of those present shared a wonderful meal and the warm fellowship that is St. Luke. Per the Presbytery's agreement, we will take possession of the building at Fourth and Fairview in January. Please continue to pray that we might all come together as the family of St. Luke, knowing that some of us will be grieving during these next few months of preparation to move.
    Also, please think about what you can do to assist with this process, as we will need many people to help with all the work that will be necessary to make the move successful. Further information will be forthcoming about those needs and opportunities and the next steps in this journey.

  • Assistive Listening Devices

     St. Luke has Assistive Listening devices available during worship services so that all may worship together, just ask the Sound tech or an Usher for a device.

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Upcoming Events
JAN

17

THU
Da Guys
9:15 AM
The GALZ
9:30 AM
JAN

19

SAT
Warming Center
1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Whole Church
JAN

20

SUN
Worship and Sunday School
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Messy Church
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Informal worship with a meal; please bring a dish to pass
JAN

22

TUE
Highland School Clubs
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Heller Hall
JAN

24

THU
Da Guys
9:15 AM
The GALZ
9:30 AM
JAN

26

SAT
Warming Center
1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Whole Church
JAN

27

SUN
Worship and Sunday School
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
JAN

29

TUE
Highland School Clubs
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Heller Hall
JAN

31

THU
Da Guys
9:15 AM
The GALZ
9:30 AM
Book Club
7:00 PM
Hosts Rick Roche and Bonnie Reid (note revised date)
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