Historic, Yet Progressive, St. Lucas Church

     St. Lucas is a progressive ministry in the heart of Toledo's Old South End.  We welcome and include people of all ages, races, gender identities, sexual orientations, abilities, economic levels, and previous spiritual experiences.
St. Lucas is a faith community of MANY ministries and many ministers.  In all we do we strive to glorify Jesus Christ.

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St. Lucas Affirmation of Welcome

In accord with the Gospel of Jesus Christ St. Lucas welcomes all.  By this we mean, we extend the radical welcome of Jesus to  people of any age, race, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, economic level, mental health diagnosis, recovery status, education level, or previous religious experience to participate in the Sacramental life and work of our congregation.

Lenten Worship Schedule

Ash Wednesday                   Feb. 14               Worship at Noon & 7pm

Wednesdays in Lent            Feb. 21, 28       

                                             Mar. 7, 14, 21     Worship at Noon & 7pm

Holy Week

                    Maundy Thursday                Mar. 29                Worship at Noon & 7pm

                    Good Friday                         Mar. 30                Worship at Noon & 8pm

                    Easter Vigil Service             Mar. 31                 Worship at 4pm

     This year the Wednesday Lenten services will focus on the practice of prayer.  At each service we will explore and practice one of these forms of prayer: lectio divina, mindfulness, model prayers, guided meditation & psalm embodiment prayers.  Join us at noon or 7pm on the Wednesdays in Lent starting with Ash Wednesday running through March 21 (no services Wednesday of Holy Week, Mar. 28, see Maundy Thu. & Good Friday schedule).



8:30 am  Worship

8:45 am  Easter Breakfast

10:30am Worship

Three Worship Services Offered Every Weekend

Sunday Morning Early Service

8:30 am    (September-May)

                                       9 :00am    (Memorial Weekend-Labor Day Weekend)

Less formal liturgy in the St. Lucas main sanctuary.  We sing a variety of hymns old and new.


Sunday Morning Late Service

10:30 am (Year-round)

     Beautiful higher liturgy with the participation of the St. Lucas choir.  We use a variety of styles seasonally and sing a good mix of hymns old and new, accompanied by the beautiful St. Lucas pipe organ.

             Saturday Afternoon


         4 pm (Year-round)

Casual, warm and intimate worship service held in the St. Lucas Lower Church.  

We sing hymns mostly from the African American hymnal "This Far By Faith" and the contemporary praise hymnal "Worship and Praise"

  • Holy Communion is celebrated at all weekend worship services.

  • Elevator from street level to sanctuary & lower church 

  • Lighted parking lot with monitoring for evening services 
  • For more information, please contact the church office at:
419-243-8189 or email: [email protected]

A Quick Guide to Our Ministries


Thursday 10:00- 11:30am

     St. Lucas members pick up remaining bread from Panera on Wednesday night so we can distribute it FREE to those for whom it is a help.


Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday  Noon-12:45pm

     Serving lunch three days a week in the St. Lucas gym. As always, we need people who can sacrifice time, treasure, food (particularly meat and dairy), and supplies. Call Cindy 419-724-5280 if you can help, or just stop by for lunch and see what the church is doing in the service of the Lord. 


Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday  9:30-Noon        Call 419-724-5280

     A St. Lucas Faith Community member with a social work background is on hand to assist people in connecting to the help they need for food, clothing, health, housing and more.


3rd Tuesday of Every Month 6-7:00pm in the Sanctuary

     The St. Lucas healing team is administers healing touch, anointing for healing, or healing prayer.                                               Come and go at any time during the healing times.   


Wednesday       9:30-11:30

Thursday            9:30-11:30 

Friday                 9:30-11:30 

              Low cost clothing, household goods and other items to help  those with lower incomes.


Twice a Year:  First Weekends of May & October 

     We need help sorting now!  Come on Wednesday mornings 9:30am to Noon. 
Also need help clerking and preparing lunch during the sale.

Sermon on Video
See our Facebook page for most recent sermon videos: www.facebook.com/StLucasLutheranChurch

There are many thoughts to ponder from this sermon....but here are just 2; Drawing distinctions in people (if it weren't for these people we would be happy) and in today's gospel Jesus said (and we are paraphrasing) it is not what goes into your mouth but what comes out.
Todays lessons: Isaiah 56:1, 6-8, Psalm 67, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32, Matthew 15: 10-28



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 Faith: The experience of the Presence of God.

                February 28

                 March 6                                                March 13

    Mar 20 Palm Sunday

 Easter He is Risen,

            He is Risen, Indeed!

                     April 3 

 Paul find his happiness 
              by giving up his power.
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