Mission and Ministry at St. Luke’s Lutheran is dynamic and engaging. We are guided by our mission statement: “Helping people make a life-changing connection with Jesus Christ, St. Luke’s is a faith community committed to connecting, growing, and serving.” This mission helps us remember that through us, the Holy Spirit changes lives when we help people grow as disciples of Jesus Christ. Discipleship, in turn, empowers people to live lives of mission in the neighborhood. In other words, through us, the Holy Spirit changes lives for mission: to help people engage in life-changing activities.
Weekly worship activities shape our mission. Each weekend, the congregation has three opportunities for worship, a Saturday night service and two services on Sundays. Excellent music supports each service. Often, there are three different worship styles each weekend. Worship is the center of our mission and ministry. It prepares and equips us for everything else we do in the name of Jesus Christ.
We support more than 100 working families each week through our Child Life Ministries: 1) childcare, 2) preschool, and 3) two four-year-old Kindergarten classrooms in partnership with the Waukesha Public School District. Our Child Life Ministries also supports working families by providing employment to more than twenty: our beloved CLM staff.
We engage in strong ministry among families and offer weekly Sunday School, a Thursday night musical program for children and youth, and have an active youth group. We continue to invest in families, children, and youth.
We are involved in outreach activities in Waukesha and beyond. We support the local women’s shelter. Our congregation began the Hope Center, a ministry that serves low-income people. We partner with Whittier Elementary School. We are developing a relationship with five parishes in the Meru Diocese of Tanzania. We support our Tanzanian partners with food for their schools, feeding 985 students on each of their 195 school days.