St. Luke Lutheran Church Portland Oregon Worship

St. Luke Is A Place To Worship

At St. Luke we gather to celebrate God the living Christ each Sunday

The Bible says that the followers of Jesus gathered each Sunday to celebrate the Easter resurrection. That is our reason for gathering as well and we invite you to join the celebration with us. It is in worship together that we gather to be washed, fed and sent out for the sake of God’s world.

At St. Luke we want to consistently recognize the movement of the community. Our schedules are intended to acknowledge an individual and corporate ebb and a flow in our lives, while creating a space for all to gather together in worship. Here are our regular worship times…

Worship Schedule

8:45 a.m.
Traditional Worship: Using a fuller liturgical setting, hymnal, and mainly piano and organ music.
10:00 a.m.
Spiritual Life Hour: Sunday School for all ages pre-K through 6th grade, Confirmation for 7th and 8th grades, SLY for high schoolers, Adult Education, and other activities
11:00 a.m.
Modern Worship: A variety of contemporary, gospel and folk musical styles with worship teams and projected lyrics. 
Coffee and Connect.


Holy Communion is celebrated at all services. [More Here]

Please feel free to bring any out-of-town visitors!  And if you’re from out of town, we would love to have you join us during your stay in our area.

We trust you will find a service that allows you to experience God’s presence and express your worship in a meaningful and heart-felt way.

Nursery care is provided for children age birth through 5 years during our worship services. [More here]


St. Luke does not cancel worship services due to snow or ice. Your pastors will be here. If it seems too dangerous for you to come, please don’t risk it. But if you do come, we’ll have the coffee ready and waiting for you.

 As you are planning vacations and getaways, don’t leave out that very important time to come and be fed by Jesus. For it is in worship that we are fed and sent – sent out to proclaim the love that is found only in the Risen Christ. Click here to locate an ELCA Congregation where you’re traveling.

If you can’t make it to church due to travel or other commitments, we encourage you to automate your regular giving. St. Luke relies on the consistent financial support of the congregation and electronic giving offers an easy way to give on a recurring basis.

Click here for more information about secure, automatic electronic giving. Or, if you prefer, pick up an authorization form from the church office. We thank you for your continued partnership in the ministry to which God has called us!


All children are welcome and invited to gather in worship, even (or especially) if they are squirming, giggling, whispering too loudly, or crying. We do wish to offer childcare for those families who seek it. Childcare is available during all Sunday services (except 4:30 pm) in the nursery located on the lower level.

A children’s sermon is offered from time-to-time at 11:00 (during the fall schedule) and 10:30 (during the summer schedule.)

Accessible Worship

Hearing assist devices and large print bulletins are available from an usher at all worship services at St. Luke. Additionally, seating for people using wheelchairs or other mobility devices is available see an usher for more information or assistance.

 Click here to read more about the history of St. Luke Lutheran Church in detail

 Click here to view videos of members talking about their hopes and dreams for St. Luke Lutheran Church

Weekly Readings

Each week there is a preaching text and another text, with the preaching text printed in the bulletins. Most festival worship services and from time-to-time we will return to the Revised Common Lectionary that organizes the scripture readings for worship in a three year pattern (Year A, B and C.) During the summer there will either be a sermon series or readings from the Revised Common Lectionary.

Advent Vespers

Sung evening prayers, litany and Pslams

4:30 pm –Sunday, December 3

6:15 pm –Wednesdays, December 6, 13, and 20

Christmas Eve Candlelight Services

3:00 pm – “Family Candlelight Communion Service”
Features our children’s choirs, prelude music by children of the congregation, and a children’s sermon.

5:00 pm – “Contemporary Candlelight Communion Service” w
Congregational singing with worship team, women’s ensemble, and a Christmas message.

7:00 pm – “Candlelight Communion Vespers”
A quieter service including handbells, carols, vocal solos, and a Christmas message.

10:30 pm – “Traditional Candlelight Communion Service”
Features the Rejoice Choir, vocal ensembles, and soloists with communion at the rail.


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