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a catalog of ministries at St Luke’s

Gift Challenges Event


Marriage Ministry 10 Nicaragua Mission Trip 15 Bicycle Club 29 Media Operators 33 Light It Up! 37 True Love Retreat 38 fall 2012 1



















What is an L-Team? People engaging in a Live.Love.Learn. activity where relationships are built and Christ is shared. L-Teams are not small groups • They may or may not meet weekly • They may or may not open a bible or pray or talk about Jesus L-Teams can include anyone, meet anywhere and do almost anything • •

They are not just for St. Luke’s people - invite co-workers, neighbors and friends They can meet at your house, at church or at the bowling alley

For more information, contact Jan Grothe: 253.941.3000 or



456 Kids for Christ

Awesome adventures, great games, creative crafts and other interesting “stuff” await you and your friends for 456 KFC. Each night has a great meal, fun activities and a short lesson encouraging children to be like Christ. Being “for Christ” is exciting and fun; invite your friends and come for the fellowship, food and adventure! Activities are the third Wednesday of each month, 6:30-8:30. David Detzler:; 206.819.3683

Angel Breakfast The Angel Breakfast is an event for families with younger children. Families eat together and experience drama, music, door prizes, the reading of the Christmas story, picture taking, puppets, and focus on the true meaning of Christmas. Tickets are sold in advance and at the door. December 8; 9 am. Mitzie Ollila:; 253.941.3000

Backstage Worship Tour for Kindergarten What happens behind the scenes to prepare for worship services on the weekends? Kindergarteners and their parents will tour backstage with the pastor, interact with the band, and sing a special song the next day at worship. Special passes are required at registration - October 20, 3-4:30 pm. Register in St. Luke’s Lobby. Jan Grothe:; 253.941.3000

Bible Games and Brunch This is an important day for second graders. The day begins with a brunch and some fun Bible games during the Sunday School hour. But the most special event occurs during 11:00 worship, when second graders are presented with their very own Bibles! October 7, beginning at 9 am. Mitzie Ollila:; 253.941.3000

Children’s Choir Children in grades 1-6 are invited to sing for worship once a month at the 11 am service, for special programs and services, Sunday School Christmas Program, Angel Breakfast, Palm Sunday, Christmas Eve (3 pm service), and a concert in May. We practice Thursdays from 6-7 pm; St. Luke’s, room 101. Mitzie Ollila:; 253.941.3000

Children’s Church Volunteers This team of volunteers leads a small lesson and snack time with children ages 4-7 during the sermon at 11 am worship service. Mitzie Ollila:; 253.941.3000 2


Community Birthday Party for One-Year-Olds

It’s a party! Meet other parents of all the children who turned one year old in 2012. Celebrate the first year of life and receive a special gift for your child. The party is January 26, 2013, at 10 am at St. Luke’s in the Great Room. (This party is for the birthday child and his/her parents. Childcare is provided upon request for siblings.) JanGrothe:; 253.941.3000

Cub Scout Pack 307 St. Luke’s is the Charter Organization for Federal Way Cub Scout Pack 307. Our pack currently consists of boys in grades 1-5. Do you have a boy or know one who might be interested in joining the fun? Hiking, family campouts, pinewood derby, BB guns, archery, summer camp, swimming, innertubing at Snoqualmie... and much more! Pack meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month at 7 pm in Malkow Hall beginning September 11. Individual dens also meet once or twice per month at convenient times and locations (second and fifth graders meet at St. Luke’s). We would love to have your boy come check us out to see if he would like to be a part of cub scouts! Jerry Neumann: 253.854.4067;

Gift Challenges Event In order to serve in God’s kingdom, we need to know what gifts He has given us. On this day 6th graders and their parents will enjoy brunch together and take a spiritual gifts survey. They will then explore what the different gifts are and receive journals to help them record how they use their gifts. September 23; 9 am; St. Luke’s - Malkow Hall. Mitzie Ollila:; 253.941.3000

Girl Scout Troop 52945 All girls are welcome in our troop. We meet the first and third Thursday of the month in room 311 at St. Luke’s. Cadettes-6th grade and older-meet at 5:30, and the younger girls meet at 6:30. The main part of the troop meeting ends at 7:30. The Cadettes have their troop time early then break to help the younger girls. We are finished by 8 pm. Each level in the troop has its own dedicated adult leader. We have fun earning badges, going on field trips, and weekend camping. You can learn more by visiting Sandy Kon:; 253.941.2761


CHILDREN & FAMILY Harvest Carnival Costumes (nothing scary!), games, prizes, and food! Bring the whole family! October 31; 6-8 pm; St Luke’s - Malkow Hall. Mitzie Ollila:; 253.941.3000

Helping Hands - Four-Year-Olds Four-year-olds love to help! Kids and parents will learn about serving others as they decorate and fill Hope 2 Others (H2O) bags for the homeless, and as they fill Thanksgiving baskets and make cards for Mirror Lake families. November 10; 10 am at St. Luke’s. Jan Grothe:; 253.941.3000

Make and Take Craft Festival Dive into the world of Christmas crafts! Bring the whole family to do one or all of the crafts. Use them as gifts or decorate your home. December 2; 2-5 pm; St. Luke’s - Malkow Hall. Mitzie Ollila:; 253.941.3000

Meet the Babies - Zero to One-Year-Olds Who are the other babies at St. Luke’s? Better yet, who are the parents of babies? It’s hard to have conversations with other parents on the weekends as you juggle your baby’s needs. October 20 and March 9, 10-11 am, is a time set aside for parents of babies to meet and share joys and struggles of having a baby in the home. No agenda, but a time for moms and dads to get to know each other. Carrie Andrew: 253.376.3434

On Fire Sunday School Weekly classes for kids 3-years-old through 6th grade have a variety of activities: class time, Bible Adventure, service projects, Super Sunday, Scripture memory and prayers. Children can register at any time! Sundays, 9:30 am. Mitzie Ollila:; 253.941.3000

Opening Day - Three-Year-Olds September 9, marks a special day for three-year-olds—this is their time to start Sunday School! As part of their event, the pastor will have a prayer and blessing time for the 3’s and their parents at the beginning of the 9:30 service that day. Children will then go with their parents to the classroom to receive a special gift for the beginning of Sunday School. Jan Grothe:; 253.941.3000 4


Quiz the Pastor

This evening for second graders and their parents is a chance to ask the pastor all of their questions about the Bible and faith. October 17; 6-7 pm, St. Luke’s Malkow Hall. Mitzie Ollila:; 253.941.3000

Secret Mission Mystery Dinner An evening of fun and mystery, this event provides an opportunity for 4th graders and their parents to enjoy dinner together. They will also work together to complete secret missions and serve others for Christ. November 11; 5 pm, St. Luke’s - Great Room-A. Mitzie Ollila:; 253.941.3000

Spark Family Open Gym (0-5-year-olds) - Tuesdays & Saturdays Beginning January 2013 through April, Spark Open Gym is targeted at 0-5 year olds. Come enjoy some gym time when it’s rainy and cold outside with toys, games and balls. Even if your child isn’t totally mobile yet, come anyway and visit with other parents. Siblings are welcome as well, keeping in mind that the toys are intended for 0-5 year olds. Bring your own snacks, drinks, and whatever your child will need. ~~ NOTE: This is not a drop-off, it’s a time for parents to connect and visit! ~~ 1st and 3rd Tuesdays; 10:30-11:30 am 2nd and 4th Saturdays; 10-11 am Dennette Church: - Tuesdays Kendra Breyer:; 253.941.3000 - Saturdays

Starting Right Class Envision your children as adults. What do you dream for them? What kind of characteristics would you like to be developed in them? Now is the time to lay the groundwork for all you will teach your children as they grow. For parents-tobe and parents of children zero through kindergarten. Childcare is available. Two Sundays: January 20 and 27, 2013. 9:30am, room 101 at St. Luke’s. Jan Grothe:; 253.941.3000

Sunday School Snacks Organize, serve and donate snacks for Sunday School kids once a month, during the Bible Adventure every week for 5 weeks, and prepare treat bags at Christmas. Sunday; 9:30-10:30 am. Ann Stocker: 253.939.2563 5


Toddler Bibles for Two-Year-Olds

At two, children are like sponges and learn so many things very quickly. It’s easy for them to learn Jesus songs and Bible stories. Two-year-olds will be presented with a special Bible just for their age group during 11am worship on Sunday, September 23. A great adventure of learning begins. Jan Grothe:; 253.941.3000

GROWTH Beauty Out of Brokenness - Women’s Breakfast Event St. John of the Cross called it “the dark night of the soul.” St. Paul called it a “thorn in the flesh.” Some callit a desert experience, and some say it’s a pit of despair. It’s the dark and painful events of our lives that don’t make sense. Using the message from Isaiah 61:3, join us for a look at how God makes beauty out of the brokenness in our lives. Sue Thode, licensed mental health counselor, will be the speaker for the morning event. October 6, 9-11 am, St. Luke’s, Great Room-A. Jan Grothe:; 253.941.3000

Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) is a non-denominational Bible study. This study is designed to help the people draw closer to God through the daily study of His Word and be better prepared to fulfill God’s call for their lives. Classes begin in September and continue into May with breaks at Christmas and in the spring around Easter time. There are day and evening classes for women, evening classes for men, and young adults. Les Soltis: 253.850.9819

Bible Study with the Taddys Our new study is on the book of James. This will be a 5 to 6 week long study of the book of James. There is no book or pages to download so grab your Bible and head on over to join us on Tuesday’s at 7-9 pm. At the conclusion of this study we will have our usual post study pot luck (this is open to everyone), we have some amazing cooks among us do drop in and enjoy fine food and fellowship. Our following study will be on the book of Ecclesiastes. Tuesday nights, 7-8:30 pm; St. Luke’s, room 312. Dave Ford: 253.839.8583 6

BRIDGE Parenting


When a child reaches adolescence, it can feel like a gulf has opened between the parent and the child you used to know. In my blog I offer tips and suggestions for how to build a BRIDGE to your teen, using Balance, Respect, Inspiration, Discipline, Guidance, and Empathy. You are invited to comment on what I’ve written, ask a question, answer somebody else’s question, or just share how it’s going for you. Topics already introduced include lying, self-centeredness, and how-old-is-too-old-for-an-Easter-basket. Come and be part of the conversation! Sue Acuna:

Budget Planning If you want to honor God with the first 10% of your income OR the dollar doesn’t stretch as far as it used to each month OR you simply can’t meet your monthly financial obligations - consider reaching out for guidance. Our volunteers will work with you individually and confidentially to help you prioritize your spending and set some reasonable goals for your future. Jan Grothe:; 253.941.3000

Captain Training Do you want to know more about L-Teams—how they work, what they are for, who is involved? This training will answer your questions about leading a team and give you all the information you could ever want or need about what L-Teams are. No commitment required. Jan Grothe:; 253.941.3000

Celebrate Recovery Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered program to encourage fellowship and to celebrate God’s healing power in our lives. Celebrate Recovery is for anyone with the triple H: Hurts, Habits, and Hang-ups. Triple H can be anything from co-dependence to over-eating; from chemical dependency to working through a divorce. By working through the principles of this program we grow spiritually and are freed from our hurts, habits, or hang-ups.This freedom creates peace, serenity, joy, and most of all a stronger personal relationship with family, others and our personal loving and forgiving “Higher Power” Jesus Christ. We all have been hurt or have hurt someone, or have a habit or hang-up we do not like. Join me in celebrating God’s healing power. Michael J Hart:; 253.221.0716


GROWTH CORE Core is designed for those who seek to develop their knowledge and skills for the purpose of sharing Jesus Christ. Every two-hour class includes deep Bible study led by pastors and deacons with discussion and life application. Jan Grothe:; 253.941.3000

DivorceCare DivorceCare is a recovery class for those who are recently separated or already divorced, taught through a series of 13 DVDs by professionals in their respective fields. We will review what we learned from the DVD and from our individual self paced workbooks. Cost of this class is $15.00. Class starts September 20, from 6-7:30 pm. This timeframe takes us through Thanksgiving and Christmas and will help us to learn new ways to cope during the holidays. For more information, please visit their website at: Janet Britt:; 253.941.3000 Donna Wilker:

Families in Recovery Is someone’s drinking/drugging affecting you? Learn more about the family disease of Alcoholism/Addiction. All inquiries are confidential. Date, time and location, as needed. Jan Grothe:; 253.941.3000

Financial Discipleship Development God leads us into a life of discipleship - a life that is called to live in faith and obedience to our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. Discipleship includes the full person,including prayer, service, worship, study, and our finances. This L-Team will facilitate discussions on how St Luke’s can open opportunities for Christ to transform the hearts and minds of individuals and families in terms of finance. Todd Zern:; 253.941.3000

Friday Night Learn Team Support, encouragement, and prayer are important to this team as well as studying God’s Word. After a week at work, it’s great to be together and be refreshed in body, mind, and spirit. We’re currently studying Proverbs. Fridays, 7-9 pm; at the Hileman’s, 816 12th St NE, Auburn. Ruth Hileman: 253.931.0192 8

GROWTH God Stories God cares about big stuff in our lives and equally cares about the day to day, “little” stuff. He works in all ways, in all aspects of our lives. How have you seen Him at work in your life? What has God been saying to you lately? Would you consider sharing your “God Story” with the congregation? I will work with you in writing your story. Jan Grothe:; 253.941.3000

GriefShare A 13-week Christ-centered video/workbook and discussion format where people can be comforted and be a comfort to others while they begin their journey of grieving over the death of a loved one. The weekly video features some of the nation’s foremost experts on grief recovery. Each seminar is combined with a grief support discussion group, allowing participants to talk about the content of the seminar and how they are dealing with the death of their loved one. Beginning September 9 at noon; Great Room C. Jean Ford:, 253.839.8583

Ignite Parents’ Group Your teens are talking to their friends about YOU; you deserve the chance to talk with other Christian parents about THEM! If you’re the parent of a middle school or high school student, you have questions, concerns, and issues you want to talk about with other parents in the same boat. Join us on the fourth Sunday of every month as we meet to chat about and pray for the teenagers God has entrusted to our care. I’ll have topics ready as discussion starters, but we can wander to whatever’s on your mind and heart. 4th Sunday, 11 am, Great Room C. Sue Acuna:

Keeping the Fire Stoked Families, like fire, might be easy to start, but challenging to maintain. Join us for a four week study designed to help you instill lasting values in your family and children. Some of the topics will include: holiday celebrations-finding balance and avoiding overload, serving with kids-how to foster the desire, and making time to be a family. Four consecutive Sundays, beginning Sept 9, 9:30 am. Julie and Kevin Kinzer:


GROWTH Lake Tapps / Lakeland Hills Small Group Currently includes ages from 35-55 (other ages welcome). We are discussing topical subjects and are studying the book 30 Life Principles. We meet on Wednesdays at 7 pm near Lake Tapps. Jerry Blessing: 253.863.2187

Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage It’s true...great marriages don’t just happen; they take work. Marriage Ministry at St. Luke’s is here to provide the resources couples need to prepare for a lasting marriage, enrich a good marriage, or restore a struggling marriage. Please join us as we kick off this new ministry with an enjoyable, non-threatening, inviteyour-friends, video series, Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage. This series was previously offered with great reviews! Parallel sessions offered for four weeks: Sunday OR Thursday nights beginning September 16, 6:30-8 pm. Keith or Karen Cook at

Learn at Thompson’s Small Group This small group meets weekly (Wednesdays - 7 pm) at the Thompson’s to study the Word of our Lord through Bible studies, sermon studies, and various books (i.e. Hole in the Gospel). We also volunteer for numerous activities at St. Luke’s. Ky Hopewell:

Marriage Ministry Face it, marriage can be difficult at times. Many problems facing marriages involve a lack of understanding the differences between men and women and how God has wired us differently for a purpose. Periodically classes will be offered to enrich the marriage relationship. Classes may be topical, book based, on DVD or other formats that effectively convey helpful information to not only allow your marriage to survive, but to thrive. Keith or Karen Cook at

Membership Class This workshop discusses St. Luke’s mission and vision and topics of the Christian faith, and it is a time for your questions to be addressed. Although it is a prerequisite to becoming a member, the decision to join is yours when you are ready. The workshops are Friday (6:30-9 pm) and Saturday (8:30 am-4 pm). New Member Sunday includes a brunch at 9:30 am and the reception at the 11 am service. Next session: September 28/29. St Luke’s, Great Room A. New Member Sunday and Brunch: October 21, 9:30 and 11 am. Jan Grothe:; 253.941.3000 10

GROWTH Men’s Ministry Men’s Ministry is involved in a variety of social, recreational and spiritual activities. We have a monthly men’s breakfast and topical study the second Saturday every month from 7:30-9 am. Please join us for a great breakfast and an inspiring message. Watch the Event calendar for other specific men’s events. Keith Cook at

Monday Night Bible Study Weekly small group Bible study open to all ages. max: 12 people Twin Lakes, Frank & Pat Valdez’ home Mon; 7 pm. John Breyer

Order of St Luke the Physician We are an ecumenical team who studies and prays for healing through Jesus Christ. We meet the first Thursday of each month, 7-9 pm; St Luke’s, room 312. Jerry Church:; 206.396.8544

Puget Sound Women’s Prayer Connection We are a group of ladies who meet for a short devotion followed by prayer for our nation, city, government, churches, pastors, missionaries, and any other needs expressed by those in attendance. We meet the second Friday of each month, 10-11:30 am; usually Pat Fuller’s home, occasionally other locations. Marlene Rusch:; 253.529.1215

Small Group Bible Study This team is for seniors - couples and singles. We meet every Friday at 1 pm, in Helen’s home. Current study: Focus on the Family’s That the World May Know. This video/dvd study hosted by Ray Vander Laan (teacher, historian and theologian) explores the geographical and cultural backdrop for Scriptural events and personalities, and the significance to modern believers. He truly makes the Bible come to life! Helen Firnhaber:

Sunday Bible Study - Ephesians N T Wright has developed a study guide which will be the basis of our review of Ephesians. The format of this study will be participatory, so bring your favorite morning drink, your Bible, and weekly homework and let’s dig into this letter. 11 weeks, September - December; at St. Lukes on Sunday at 9:30 am. Howard Britt: 11

GROWTH Surviving the Holidays Surviving the Holidays is a GriefShare seminar which has compiled practical ideas for surviving the deep sorrow and pain you may experience, words of encouragement to help you during the holiday season, and ways to decrease your stress in the process. Surviving the Holidays will be offered at St. Luke’s on Saturday, November 3, 9:30-11:30 am in Great Room-C. There is a $10.00 registration fee for materials and lunch. Jean Ford:; 253-839-8583

Tuesday Afternoon Bible Study This group meets on Tuesdays at 1 pm to study a variety of topics, learn to apply God’s truths to life, and enjoy each other’s company. Bob Beckstrom: 253.517.5204

Tuesday Nite Girls For women only, this team discusses Bible topics, life topics, books of the Bible and whatever else we choose! Tuesdays. 6:30-8 pm. Jan Grothe: 253.941.3000

Wednesday Morning Men’s Bible Study We meet to support and encourage one another in our Christian walk of faith. We discuss topical concerns that men face today, from work ethics, to balance of family life, to healthy business practices, to community leadership using the Bible as the source book and answers to our questions. A great group of men that are not afraid to get down and tough when the adventure of life tries to tear us apart. We meet Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 am; Poverty Bay Cafe, Federal Way. Robert Grothe:

Wednesday Night Learn Team Bible studies, topic studies, and other areas of interest are all a part of this learn team. This is a great place to learn more about Jesus and His love and grace. We meet on Wednesdays at 7 pm; St Luke’s, room 312. John Taylor: 253.859.9368

Women’s Bible Study Women of all ages are invited to join us as we study Isaiah and discover all the prophesies fulfilled and foretold in this wonderful Old Testament book. We meet each Wednesday, 1 pm: St. Luke’s, room 310. Marianne Bell: 253-838-7085 or Massie: 253-839-8115 12

GROWTH Women’s Ministry - What’s New This Year Ladies! Gear up for a new year! Enjoy our monthly format featuring a variety of topics, presentations, and events: Biblical, home life, relational, inspirational, financial, family, personal, shopping and more! Debbie McNeil:

LEADERSHIP Executive Leadership Team The ELT is the formal link between the congregation and the Senior Pastor. The function of this team is to be thinking ahead about where God is leading St. Luke’s and to carry out all policies and procedures put in our constitution and bylaws. Members on this team have a recommendation and interview process through Pastor Chris and are elected by the congregation. Chris Davis:; 253.941.3000

Lay Ministry Team The purpose of the Lay Ministry Team is to provide care and support to people at St. Luke’s. The team oversees several aspects of care (Life Change, Recovery, Health, Connections, and Prayer) and supports other L-Teams who provide care. Members on this team have a recommendation and interview process. Howard Britt:

St Luke’s Foundation & Legacy Development Over 15 years ago, a member of the congregation donated $15,000 to St Luke’s to build an endowment fund. As we look towards the future on how God is leading St Luke’s in serving the community and equipping its members in ministry, this group will begin developing a plan in which to directly link the financial sustainability of the church with the long-term ministry vision. Such development will include building a legacy foundation that will educate the members of St Luke’s on how they can financially support the ministry through legacy gifts. Todd Zern:; 253.941.3000


10 for the World


This is an advisory team making recommendations in regards to how to partner with organizations and missionaries through financial support. Our congregation gives to the church, and then we decide how to bless organizations/missionaries with 10% of that total giving. We give to both local and global organizations which do humanitarian or faith building work. We meet as needed (usually once a year) but require some reading and preparation. Kendra Breyer:; 253.941.3000

Alaska Mission Trip Youth and adults will serve the small village of Hoonah, Alaska at the end of July or beginning of August. Servant events have included: Vacation Bible School, Basketball Camp, Youth Events, Adult Bible Study, and Hammer and Nail Projects. St. Luke’s has had a mission team in Hoonah each summer since July, 2000. Val Danforth:

Centro D’Amistad Church Partnership In the Fall of 2010, we partnered with a small Latino church community called Centro D’Amistad Christiano - a church community that orginiated in Auburn 10 years ago and desires to reach out to the Latino community in Federal Way. Together in partnership, St Luke’s has provided a space for our Latino brothers and sisters to worship, study and fellowship. It is our desire now to move our conversation beyond facility logistics, and dream about how God is leading us in joint ministry together. Todd Zern:; 253.941.3000

Federal Way Community Action Team The Federal Way Community Action Team (FWCAT) is a grassroots community action team working in partnership with Washington Engage and supported by Women of Vision. Currently, our main focus is on domestic minor sex trafficking in Federal Way and South King County. The FWCAT strives to create a unified, strong and active voice against human trafficking in our city and state. The goal of the FWCAT is to help create a framework for our community to become engaged in fighting human trafficking using an informed, united voice in a respectful, collaborative manner with both the public and private sectors. Further, we want to link our voice with surrounding communities and regions in Washington State until we have a unified voice across the state against this issue. We meet the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 pm. Location: Ron Sandwith EX3 Teen Center, 31453 28th Ave. S., Federal Way. Dianne Zoro: 14


Hoonah, Alaska Mission Team Bake Sale

Calling all bakers and all who love baked goods. The mission team for Hoonah, Alaska, will hold a bake sale the weekend of April 14-15 to raise funds for our upcoming mission trip in July. If you are interersted in donating an item for sale, please contact Valerie Danforth by April 10 to sign up. Can’t bake? No worries; we are looking for connoisseurs as well. Please visit us in the lobby after all services to pick up some tasty treats and support our ministry in Hoonah, Alaska. Valerie Danforth:

LCMS World Mission to Macau We are considering teaming with LCMS World Mission (our denomination) to serve in Macau, alongside the missionary team there. That team includes one of our own members, Serena Derricks! This will be an exciting opportunity to serve and share the Gospel in a place where the church is exploding with new believers. Kendra Breyer:; 253.941.3000

Nicaragua Mission Trip This week-long mission provides health care services and humanitarian aid, outreach, and skill training to impoverished people in Nicaragua, where only one in 53 households has clean water and most families survive on less than $1 per day. Be part of an amazing adventure that will change your life and the lives of those you serve! No experience necessary for this mission--there is lots of work and something for everybody to do. Mission dates are September 28-October 6. This mission is through Corner of Love Ministries, headquartered in Maple Valley. Ann Murphy:

Support the Wukasches! We have global missionaries living in our midst. They come and go whenever and wherever called. Dave and Debbie Wukasch are a doctor and nurse respectively who serve on medical mission teams all over the world, and they are part of the St. Luke’s family. To learn more about Medical Ministry International, check out the website at We can be a part of the mission and support them by gathering some of the following items on an ongoing basis: iron pills, adult, prenatal and children’s vitamins (Grocery Outlet is a great place to check), infant vitamin drops, non-liquid antacids, 1% Hydrocortisone cream and athlete’s foot cream (Dollar store), reading glasses, hotel soaps and shampoos, toothbrushes, soccer balls, crayons (even gently used) and coloring books, stickers. Kendra Breyer:; 253.941.3000


MISSION Swaziland Children’s Photos We want to celebrate and be reminded of our extended family in Swaziland! If you have a sponsored child from Swaziland would you please bring your packet with the color photo into the office for photocopying? Also, would you bring in a photo of your family too? St Luke’s Office weekdays: 8 am-4 pm or weekends during service times.

Swaziland Child Sponsorship Team

Dedicated to keeping our St. Luke’s family focused in prayer and action toward our sponsored children in Swaziland, we encourage new sponsorship, organize sponsorship events at church, facilitate opportunities for correspondence, and liase with Federal Way World Vision. Bree Mann:; 253.941.3000

Swaziland Mission Trip As part of St. Luke’s partnership with World Vision we will be sending a team to the ADP we support, Mahlalini in Swaziland. This team will have the opportunity to witness first-hand the powerful work God is doing in Africa and to continue to strengthen our church’s relationship with World Vision and the community of Mahlalini. Nate Breyer:

The Missional Communities Advance Equipping Apprentices of Jesus for Active Ministry in the Field! A “nuts and bolts” gathering like nothing you’ve experienced, the Advance is the rendezvous for van-loads of leaders from LCMS faith communities across the Northwest - disciples, ministry and mission team leaders, deacons, youth who are leaders, teachers, and pastors! It’s a one-stop weekend for cutting edge training and encouragement in mission. The weekend will include practical and inspirational keynote sessions, PLUS a BRAND NEW addition -- TrainTracks, which comprises of 3 one-hour breakout sessions with key practitioners from across the Northwest District. In addition, the weekend will be filled with inspiring worship, opportunities to brainstorm with the disciples you came with, share stories and resources with other teams, and learn new “how-to’s” from across the Northwest. November 9-11 Todd Zern:; 253.941.3000


SERVICE Bookstore Clerk Bookstore volunteers work behind the counter, sell merchandise, check out DVDs and videos, take inventory, process and rotate merchandise, decorate and display. Clerks are scheduled on a three-month rotation to work after all services every weekend, on Wednesdays, and for Symphony and Chorale performances. Mitzie Ollila:; 253.941.3000

Braille Ministries What a blessing it is to have the gift of sight! We take so much for granted—from reading our email to texting on our cell phones, to reading books and our Bibles. The Braille teams put together books of the Bible to enable those without sight to read God’s Word. Flexible (Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 9-11 am); St. Luke’s, room 102. Jan Grothe;; 253.941.3000

Bridge to Recovery If you drink or do drugs, you may feel alone. If you want to stop, we are here for you. All inquiries confidential. Meet as needed. Jan Grothe;; 253.941.3000

Brunch Meals for New Members Help prepare a simple brunch item for the New Member Brunch. Next Brunch is February 5, 9:30 am; the Great Room. Susie Stephens

Card-Making Birthdays! Anniversaries! Babies! These events deserve a special card; join us in our effort to make all of St. Luke’s cards by hand. We need designers and assemblers. Come with your own ideas, your own supplies or completely emptyhanded! Last Saturday of the month, 2:30 pm; St Luke’s, room 311. Heather Davis:

Care of Palm Plants & Garden Area Do you have a green thumb and/or a hankering to feel like you’re in the tropics? We have a courtyard garden and some palm plants that need your help! Team members work in two-month cycles to keep our garden beautiful and tidy. They also care for the palm plants that are used to decorate on Palm Sunday and on Easter. Mitzie Ollila:; 253.941.3000 17

SERVICE Church Nursery Volunteers This team works with children age three and under while parents worship or attend special classes or meetings that offer nursery care. Must be at least 18-years-old and go through a Washington State Patrol screening. Workers are scheduled three months at a time and given a choice of times they are available. Saturday and Sunday, during worship services; other dates as needed. Mitzie Ollila:; 253.941.3000

Coffee & Cookie Crew This team sets up and takes down coffee and cookies every Sunday after services. Libby Ray:; 253.874.1802

DELIVERED We are all DELIVERED, so let’s deliver some of our love to those doing God’s work away from home. Donations of small trinkets, delicious candy, instant coffee, blank greeting cards, etc can be made any time in the church office. Care packages will be sent at least twice each year. Carrie Stalder:; 206.226.0551

Door Greeters This team serves St. Luke’s by welcoming all who come to worship. Saturday or Sunday, prior to worship services. Larry Krueger:; 253.941.3000

Drama Behind the Scenes Our Fall Drama couldn’t happen without all the people who work behind the scenes. There are many opportunities available: spotlight operators, stage hands, costume makers, set builders, stage construction and take down, painters. Larry Krueger:; 253.941.3000

Email Prayer Chain Via email, team members pray for others - their hurts and trials, their thanksgivings, and their praises. Requirements for this team: email, desire to pray for others, and the ability to keep confidences. Jan Grothe:; 253.941.3000


SERVICE Facility Maintenance Care Maintenance is needed occasionally for our church buildings - painting, repair, plumbing, electrical, and more! Todd Zern:; 253.941.3000

Getting to Know You! New Member class happens three times per year. I am looking for members to talk with prospective new members to get to know them, find out their interests, and welcome them to our church community. This involves one hour of your time, three - four hours per year! Next opportunity is October 14; 9:30 am; St Luke’s, room 311. Lois Cooper:; 253.925.5802

Giving Tree This team assists in the planning, organizing and distribution of Christmas gifts to less fortunate children through our partnership at Mirror Lake, and also for elderly adults at a local nursing home. Trellice Kreshel: 253.839.6908

Groundskeeping - “Adopt a Bed” Enjoy gardening? Consider “adopting a bed” at St. Luke’s. Similar to the “adopt a highway” programs along state road systems, we need help with regular maintenance and care for our garden beds around the church facilities. We are looking for families to care for specific beds throughout the warm months (April October), including regular weeding (preferred monthly or more) and laying down bark in the spring months. You can use either your own equipment or equipment from the church. Todd Zern:; 253.941.3000

Groundskeeping - Lawnmowing Maintenance as needed for church buildings and/or church grounds. Dates and times as needed. In addition, we also have a team that takes care of weekly lawn and garden bed care. This team will be on a rotating schedule through the warm months (April-October) Todd Zern:; 253.941.3000


SERVICE Habitat for Humanity Over the next three years, Habitat will be renovating 14 homes in the Federal Way Westway neighborhood. This is a GREAT way to give back by making our community a better place. No construction experience necessary! For locations and construction dates, check the King County Habitat website ( Ann Murphy:

Hallmark at St Luke’s Cards brighten our day and add a personal touch for birthdays and anniversaries, and encouragement when we are ill or grieving the loss of a loved one. The team works on a weekly rotation for sending out cards. Donna Wilker:; 206.979.5670

Healing Music “He who sings, prays twice.” This quote is most often attributed to St. Augustine, but whether it was really him or someone else does not lessen the truth that music truly moves us human beings. God’s gift of music has benefits beyond that of only praising Him. It also brings healing to those who are hurting. This is the opportunity to offer music to people in Tacoma and Federal Way hospitals. Let’s “double pray” those in need of physical healing! Craig Neumiller:

Holy Grounds Prepare and serve espresso drinks between worship services. Training is required. Sundays; 8:15 am -12:30 pm. Choose one or more of three shifts on Sunday that work best around your favorite worship service and Sunday school class. Karen Carter:

Home Visits People who are unable to get out on their own because of surgery or health problems feel isolated and alone. This team visits people in their homes, reaching out to those alone and lonely to pray, offer encouragement, and a listening ear. Sharon Bottomley: 253.661.8360

Hospital Visitors Hospital stays can be stressful and lonely. This team reaches out to those who are hospitalized, offering prayer, comfort, support, and encouragement. Randy Sloper: 20

SERVICE Kids For Christ Volunteers Kids for Christ is a monthly activity night for fourth - sixth graders. Individuals with a heart for kids are needed to provide meals, set up and clean up,and help plan and run activities, crafts, games and other wild and crazy things for the kids. KFC typically meets the third Wednesday of each month. David Detzler:; 206.819.3683

Kindergarten & Preschool Volunteers Help in our classrooms and/or Learning Center during the week tutoring children, helping them paint in the art center, reading to and with them. Choice of ages three, four, and five with choice of days and times to work. School hours are Monday - Friday from 8:30-3 pm. Some work can be taken home and returned to the teacher. Must be over 18 and pass a WA State Patrol screening. Mitzie Ollila:; 253.941.3000

Librarian This team processes new books, keeps the library in order, puts books on shelves, eliminates obsolete books, trains volunteers, orders library supplies and new books, catalogs all books, DVDs, CDs and videos. Mitzie Ollila:; 253.941.3000

Love in Action This program matches people who would like or need to be contacted in emergencies (storms, power outages, earthquakes) to ensure they are okay with volunteers who would like to check on these members and offer assistance as necessary. Sharon Bottomley: 253.661.8360

Love Meals Did you just get out of the hospital from childbirth or surgery? Did you have an accident or get a bad case of the flu? Need a nice hot, nourshing meal for that first day or two at home until you are up and back on your feet again? Call us! We provide meals for a few days for people in need. We check for food allergies, and the number of people living in the home. Our meals are nourishing and filled to the brim with lots of tender, loving attention and kindness. If you would like to help us provide these Love Meals, call us. Lita Sippy: 253.839.0644, Sharon Bottomley: 253.661.8360 21

SERVICE Lutheran School Support Just a short drive away, our Lutheran schools – Concordia Elementary and Mount Rainier Senior High – provide quality Christian education in the Lutheran tradition. Team members help connect families to our Lutheran schools and provide support for their ministry. Supporters need not have children enrolled at the schools! Ray Sievert:

Lutheran Women in Mission We seek to enable women to be in the Word, of the Word and walking with the Lord through Bible Study, mentoring and missions. Marianne Bell: 253.838.7085

Membership Class Sponsors Are you a people person who would like to help our newest members get involved with ministry and meet other members? We help new members find their way, identify L-Teams they could become part of, support and encourage them. September 28-29 at St Luke’s. Marianne Bell: 253.838.7085

Military Support Team This team reaches out to deployed military personnel and their families, encouraging them and supporting them with notes, packages and prayers. Contact Sara for next meeting and directions. Sara Wood:

Minutes of Gold Can you crochet or knit? Then you can be an “angel” who makes tiny blankets for parents to wrap around their premature babies who were born too early to survive. You will be providing one little blessing in the midst of the pain of losing a child. Blankets are made in your home at your convenience; contact Jerrie for instructions. Jerrie Chan:; 253.359.3861

Mirror Lake Christmas Event This an outreach event for the children and families of Mirror Lake Elementary. The families can have their photo taken, make crafts, decorate cookies, enjoy desserts and a puppet show, and more. Many helping hands are needed to make this event a success. Help needed in all areas: decorations, raffle basket coordination, crafts, dessrts. Saturday, December 15; at Mirror Lake Valerie Danforth: 22

SERVICE Mirror Lake Mentors The principal at Mirror Lake Elementary has asked us to partner with her in matching caring adults with kids in a mentor relationship. This partnership would be facilitated by Communities in Schools. If you have even a little time, consider giving it to a student. Susie Smith:

Mirror Lake School Uniforms Our church adopted school families at Mirror Lake who are in constant need of attire with no emblems or logos (no denim or sweatpants). If someone you know has outgrown sizes from six to 16 in the following apparel, please consider dropping it by the school office any school day. Tops in solid colors of black, white, navy or light blue, including polo shirts with collars, turtlenecks, mock turtlenecks and dress shirts. Bottoms in solid colors of black, navy blue, khaki or tan, including full length pants, capris, Bermuda shorts, skirts, skorts, and jumpers. Dana Turcott

Mirror Lake Thanksgiving Baskets We will be collecting donations of non-perishable items and gift cards for Thanksgiving baskets to be delivered to selected families at Mirror Lake Elementary School. Baskets will be put together on Saturday, November 10, at St Lukes. Valerie Danforth:

Mirror Lake Tutoring - KITES Love reading? Love children? Combine the two for a fun and satisfying activity when you assist kids in reaching grade level reading. KITES is the acronym for Kids in Tutoring Experience Success. You can choose the grade level you would prefer as well as what day and time you would prefer. Dana Turcott: Terry Westerkamp:

Needlers Imagine a quilt being your only covering against the elements of nature. For some people, this is their experience. For 40 years, people at St. Luke’s have made quilts which have been sent all over the world to help people keep warm. Second and fourth Tuesdays, 9 am-noon; Malkow Hall, room 121. Jan Grothe:; 253.941.3000 23


New Member Connection

Connection, connection, connection. This is how we grow in community. How do those who are new to our community become connected? This team explores the question in quarterly meetings and helps new members - during the new member weekend workshop, brunch, one-on-one conversations, sponsors, and more. Help others who are new feel a part of our great community at St. Luke’s. Jan Grothe:; 253.941.3000

Offering Counters Offering Counters process the financial offerings from weekly worship services. Such work includes entering donations into the contributor database and processing for bank deposit. This group is built by invitation only. Terry Westerkamp:

On Fire Sunday School Help Teachers, substitutes and helpers are needed for weekly classes on Sunday mornings from 9:30 -10:30 for children ages 3 years - 6th grade participating in a variety of activities: class time, Bible Adventure, Super Sunday, service projects, Bible study, Scripture memory and prayers. John Taylor: 253.859.0368

On Fire Sunday School Planning Team The team consists of Sunday School teachers who help plan, create, and implement the Sunday School curriculum and activities. Mitzie Ollila:; 253.941.3000

Operation Blessing Operation Blessing is an assistance program supported by St. Luke’s members and 10 for the World. We work with people in need within the Federal Way School District area. The team interviews applicants, assesses their needs, and provides a small amount of financial assistance. We welcome new team members who would like to volunteer their time at minimum once a month for an hour. Tuesdays, 9-10 am; Malkow Hall. Kendra Breyer:; 253.941.3000


SERVICE Operation Blessing - Calls We offer some emergency assistance to those in need in our community. We want to make it more personal by following up their visit with a phone call. Would you be a part of this great opportunity to minister to those truly in need? Maybe you will just say hi or say a prayer together over the phone. It is a leap of faith, but it is personal - and that is what St. Luke’s is all about! From home any day or time. Kendra Breyer:; 253.941.3000

Operation: Service Come and join this group as you help out the community through a variety of service projects. Dennis Skelton:

Parish Nurse The parish nurse helps the St. Luke’s community address health issues incorporating education, referrals, and a healing relationship with God. This may include hospital visits to pray, comfort, or help with discharge planning, explaining medical terminology, medication education and instruction, and promotion of healthy behaviors such as eating habits, physical activity, and blood pressure and heart rate check ups. Vashti Jonson: 253.517.8309

Parking Lot Hospitality Crew The Parking Lot Hospitality Crew are the first people our guests see as they arrive on campus. A simple hello and helping to find a parking space go a long way to create a good first impression of St. Luke’s. We need 12-18 people to work a rotating schedule. The goal is to have attendants serve one or two weekends every six weeks. The schedule is: Saturday, 4:30-5:30 pm; Sunday, 7:30-8:30 am, 9-10 am, and 10:30-11:30 am. Todd Zern:; 253.941.3000

Prayer Chaplin Team Prayer chaplains pray with others one-on-one during prayer services, serve as prayer group leaders at church prayer functions, or minister as intercessors at various church events. Requirements for this team include a desire to pray for others and the ability to keep confidences. Participate as needed. Ann Murphy:


SERVICE Prayer Ministry Leadership Team The mission of the Prayer Ministry is to teach and encourage our congregation to enjoy life-long intimate conversations with God through prayer, both individually and together with other believers. This L-Team provides leadership and guidance related to how best to meet the Prayer Ministry’s objectives. Ann Murphy:

Prayer Team Prayer Team members serve in a wide variety of ways. Some come into the Chapel before and after worship services to pray silently over prayer requests. This can be done as your schedule allows. Some Prayer Team members (chaplains) pray with others during prayer services and other church events. Interested in helping plan prayer-walks, vigils, and prayer services? This is the L-Team for you! Ann Murphy:

Puppet & Drama Team Children love puppets and skits! Anyone from seventh grade on up can demonstrate God’s Word through the creative arts. We meet weekly to rehearse, prepare and provide a variety of drama skits, puppet shows and other creative presentations for Super Sunday, Angel Breakfast, Bible Adventure, Bible Camp and other children’s activities. Practices are Wednesdays, 5:30 to 7:00; Malkow Hall. David Detzler:; 206.819.3683

Reach Out Fundraiser Breakfast Celebrate the sucess of four seasons of sheltering homeless men and the opening of our first shelter for homeless women. Hear speaker Pamela Bellesen, meet Richard LeMieux, author of Breakfast at Sallys. The goal of the breakfast is to raise funds to operate both men’s and women’s shelters for a full five months this coming winter season. Tickets are available through Mary Ann Hopewell or ReachOutFederalWay.Org (select orange button “buy ticket on Eventbrite”) Tuesday, September 25 6:45-8:45 am, Christian Faith Center Mary Ann Hopewell: 253-927-1216

Reach Out Volunteers Reach Out provides overnight shelter, daily meals, counseling, and connections services to homeless men and women. The number of volunteers needed is unlimited. Check out their new website: Doug Sanders:; 253.405.5453 26

SERVICE Reach Out Volunteers - Meal donation and serving This team serves meals at the Reach Out Homeless Shelters. St. Luke’s will be providing meals for two weeks this winter. one week for the men’s shelter and one week for the women’s shelter. Mary Ann Hopewell:; 253.927.1216

Scrip for a Cause We spend money on groceries, entertainment, etc., why not allow the church to benefit? This group raises funds through gift cards purchased from Great Lakes Scrip Center. The purchaser receives a full value gift card and St. Luke’s receives a percent of the gift card value for our ministries. From helping people fill out forms to tracking, to delivery, there are several options to help on this team. Donna Breyer:; 253.941.3000

St Luke’s Secret Service St. Luke’s Secret Service is an elite team focused on lifting up the body of believers at St. Luke’s, with a specific focus on staff. “Anyone who receives instruction in the word must share all good things with his instructor.” Galatians 6:6 “...Since you are eager to have spiritual gifts, try to excel in gifts that build up the church.” 1 Corinthians 14:12 IMPORTANT: BECAUSE OUR AGENTS’ IDENTITIES MUST REMAIN CONCEALED, PLEASE EMAIL THE ADDRESS BELOW TO BE INCLUDED IN THIS SECRET L-TEAM. Agent Seven:

Sunday Morning Class Facilitator Has God blessed you with the gift of teaching? Has God gifted you with the ability to help others learn His truth as you study a Christan book or DVD? Here’s a way to put your gifts to work for the Kingdom! First time teachers will have an interview and a ‘walk through the class’ planning session with the Director of Spiritual Growth. Sundays, 9:30 or 11 am; St. Luke’s JanGrothe:; 253.941.3000

Support for Pastor Chris This team creatively supports Pastor Chris, who has been a strong witness for his community during his illness. Because we love him, we want to aid him financially. Proceeds go to his health care account. Lois Cooper-Thompson:; 253.925.5802


SERVICE Swaziland Senders Team Not quite sure you want to go a mission to Africa? You can still be a part of sending mission teams! As our partnership in Mahlalini, Swaziland grows, we will continue to send mission teams as well as financial support. The first team went to Swaziland in October and planted the seeds to nurture relationships for the future. We are looking for two things: 1. Pray-ers - Pray for the next team as they prepare to go and serve and network and pray for the people of Mahlalini and St. Luke’s that they will be blessed by partnership. 2. Fundraising - For each team that goes, many fundraisers will be conducted, and each team will need some help. Would you be willing to help with just one project? Kendra Breyer:; 253.941.3000

Telecare St. Luke’s is a growing church, and we want to stay in touch! The team contacts people at St. Luke’s by phone or in person to pray for family or individual concerns. Confidentiality is a key component of team members, who have an interview, recommendation, and training process. Ruth Hileman: 253.931.0192

Touches People who are unable to get out on their own because of surgery, health problems, or because of caregiving, feel isolated and alone. This team reaches out to those alone and lonely to pray, offer encouragement, and a listening ear. This team makes regular phone calls to help people know they are loved. Work from home at your own convenience. Sharon Bottomley: 253.661.8360

Transportation for Worship Services When we have a vehicle and the health to drive it, we often take this freedom for granted. This team assists other members with transportation who would otherwise be unable to attend worship. Saturdays and Sundays, and as needed. Sharon Bottomley: 253.661.8360

Welcome Center Assistant Remember what it’s like to be new to a place? The Welcome Center is instrumental in helping people feel welcome and getting their questions answered. People are needed to “man” the desk. Saturdays and Sundays, before and after services. Bill Thompson:; 253-925-5802 28

SERVICE Wetlands Upkeep I am looking for a couple of hardy folks who can spend 2 hours with me every Tuesday or Thursday afternoon, maintaining the St. Luke’s Wetland buffer area. This is physical work, pulling blackberry and other invasive non-native weeds, chainsawing fallen limbs, and clearing the walking trail of storm debris. Challenging work, yes, but VERY rewarding. To me this is like tending God’s garden. It is beautiful and quiet and once I got started doing maintenance I’ve come to cherish my time in this garden-like place. Good exercise too! Howard Britt:

SOCIAL 50+ Cards, games, activities, meals, and snacks. Thursday mornings bring this team together for visiting, eating, and relaxing. The first three weeks at St Luke’s; the fourth Thursday at a restaurant; 10 am. Nola Davenport: 253.941.2460

A Forest of Ideas Entertaining got you stumped? Walk through a forest of ideas with Beth Smith. Everyone can extend God’s love in hospitality. What are some of those “goto” things to keep in the pantry? What do you already have that can be table decorations? How do you schedule the evening to be stress free? Beth will have ideas for the beginner, intermediate, and the pro.Saturday, November 3; 9- 11am. St. Luke’s, Great Room A & B. Jan Grothe:; 253.941.3000

Basketball Pick-up basketball game for fun, competition, and exercise. High school and up are welcome. Sundays, 6-8 pm; Malkow Hall. Chris Davis:; 253.941.3000

Bicycle Club Date and times, route, pace, distance, participants all to be determined by who can attend a ride. Rides are weekly, or as possible. Dan Buethe:


SOCIAL Christian Motorcycle Association We are open to anyone that wants to ride with a Christian group. Our CMA vision is to change the world one heart at a time. Registrants will be contacted by Karl with information on the group and meeting dates and times. Karl Fanus:; 253.335.4981

Dutch Lunch Bunch This is a fun group of ladies who meet monthly for lunch and conversation. We meet the fourth Friday of each month, 11 am; various locations. Marlene Rusch:; 253.529.1215

Federal Way Outreach Center A Lutheran Blind Mission outreach center provides a way for people experiencing permanent vision loss to gather and share information through a monthly luncheon. Ninety-five percent of vision-impaired people are unchurched. Interactive presentations include self-defense instruction, food prep tips by a blind chef, a guide-dog handler demonstration, technology presentations, etc. We hope to build friendships, empower people in leading full, independent lives, and reflect Christ’s love. Volunteers will be trained in blind etiquette and sighted-guide technique. Gaylen Floy:; 253.217.9586

Holy Rollers Motorcycle Club Meet up with Christian Motorcycle Association the first Saturday of each month from April through September. We can meet at the church, then head over by the Auburn Airport for a Bible study and, weather and schedules permitting, go for nice rides to various destinations in and around the Puget Sound and/or Washington State. We can decide based on group ideas, opinions and desires. Andrew Foss:

Lutherans Love Potlucks All are welcome to join us for feast and fellowship in Malkow Hall quarterly. We always appreciate help setting up and cleaning up, and donation of picnic supplies (napkins, cups, plates, utensils). Carrie Stalder:; 206.226.0551


SOCIAL Monday Loafers (Bowling Team) Here is an opportunity for some weekly exercise and fun. The Monday Loafers is the name of a for-fun recreational league of bowlers that play at the Secoma Lanes in Federal Way every Monday morning. Beginners and experienced bowlers of ages 21 to 80 enjoy each other’s company and try to roll a black ball down wood boards to knock down a couple of pins. We have room for additional players, either full or part time. Think you’d like to give it a try? Send me a message and I’ll contact you with additional information. Remember, all skill levels are welcome! Where: Secoma Lanes, Federal Way When: Monday; 10 am-noon, starting September 10, until mid to late April Costs: $12 for 3 games each time you play. Howard Britt:

NFL Pick ‘Em League Can you pick the winner as you go head-to-head with opponents each week? Email is needed to participate. Excel is helpful. Next Start-up: August 2012. Ken Knopp:

Puget Sound Women’s Book Club This fun group of ladies meets monthly to discuss a variety of books, mostly Christian authors, occasionally current events and Classics. We meet the second Friday of each month, 12:30-2 pm; generally at Pat Fuller’s home in Marine Hills. Marlene Rusch:; 253.529.1215

Sip N’ Score Sip ‘N’ Score is a group for women. We meet at rotating homes, the second Friday of the month, from 6-9 pm to play games. The only skill required is the ability to LAUGH! Please join us. Janet Britt:; 253.941.3000

St Luke’s Highway Club The St. Luke’s Highway Club is for anyone who enjoys a set of wheels and the open road. Events will include a “Cruise-In Sunday” where you are encouraged to bring your motorcycle, classic car, or pride-and-joy on wheels to church for everyone to appreciate. I am also planning a couple of motorcycle day rides including a “Steeple Chase” where we team up with riders from a couple other churches and ride from church to church together. I would also like to see a couple of Cruise-Ins at local hang out spots. Irv Stahlnecker: 31

SOCIAL Sunday Afternoon Tea A group of four people is served an afternoon tea, and enjoy good conversation in a country cottage setting. Mitzie Ollila:; 253.941.3000

Thrift Store Shopping & Lunch Once-a-month thrift store group shopping adventure to different places in the area with lunch in between. Mitzie Ollila:; 253.941.3000

Wednesday Snow Ski-Bus to Crystal Mountain Let’s go skiing! Sign-up for the “Auburn Bomber” ski bus begins in September for mid-week skiiing at Crystal Mountain. The privately chartered bus has skiers of all skill levels and ages. This is a wonderful opportunity to ski less-crowded hills, have someone else drive, and enjoy new friends. The lift tickets are discounted too! Full time or substitute skiers are all welcome. Bus leaves from Costco of Federal Way at 7:30 am, and the Auburn Eagles parking lot at 8 am. We leave Crystal Mountain at 4 pm and get back about 5:30 pm. The first trip is January2. We ski 9 weeks in a row, weather permitting. Howard Britt:

WORSHIP Alpha Handbells (youth ages 9-15) It’s amazing what songs can be played with handbells! Youth ages 9-15 are encouraged to join this fun music team. The team rings at the 5 pm and 11 am worship services, 4-5 times per year between October and May. Previous music reading experience is not a requirement but is a plus. Rehearsals: Thursdays, 5-6 pm (September - May) in the St Luke’s balcony. Amie Brandmire: 253.445.1784

Brass Group Brass musicians help enhance our Easter and Christmas worship services every year. Time to get out the instrument, dust it off, exercise your lips and fingers, and start practicing. TBA before Christmas and Easter. Ray Sievert:


WORSHIP Camera Operators Individuals on this team operate a live camera for worship services to be projected in the lobby and for potential internet use. Saturday and/or Sunday; during worship services at St Luke’s. Larry Krueger:; 253.941.3000

Communion Assistants This team helps with the distribution of the bread and wine during communion at the worship services. Training and a faith commitment are required. Chris Davis:; 253.941.3000

Communion Setup Help prepare the bread and wine for communion services and clean up afterward. No experience is necessary to be a part of this team. Another person will help you as you are trained until the process is clear. Saturday and/or Sunday; during worship services, the second and fourth weekends at St. Luke’s. Gloria Flint: 253.839.5585

Fall Women’s Retreat Would you like to get away, be renewed and refresh your spirituality? There is a Fall Women’s Conference in beautiful Bellingham, Washington, October 19-21. The wonderful speaker this year is Kim Pierrot, from Vancouver, Canada. In addition to the speaker, activities at the retreat include worship, crafts, fellowship, free-time, and wonderful food. If you would like to stay in the cabins, the cost is $162. If you prefer the lodge, it is $143, or if you share a room in the lodge, it is $137. If you prefer to commute, the cost is $88. Lori Hartman: 253.874.9190

Media Operators The words we sing for worship, the video clips that are played, the announcement loop between services -- all these things need someone to run them! Media operators are needed for all four worship services and other activities that happen in our worship center. General computer operating, Power Point, and Media Shout knowledge helps. Saturday and Sunday; half hour prior to worship. Larry Krueger:; 253.941.3000


WORSHIP Omega Handbells (age 16+) Brightly ringing handbells are a special way to worship and help others worship! This team rings at the 5 p.m., 8, and 11 a.m. services, six to eight times per year (Oct - May). Ability to read music is not a requirement, but is a plus. Rehearsals: Thursdays, 6-7 pm in the church balcony (Sept - May). Amie Brandmire: 253.445.1784

Scripture Readers One way to participate in our worship services is to read the Scripture reading. Readers are needed for our Saturday, 5 pm service and on Sundays at 8 and 11 am. No prior experience is needed! Larry Krueger:; 253.941.3000

Ushers - Saturday Evenings Ushers ensure that every service moves smoothly. We hand out bulletins and greet people with a smile, take the offering, and usher people for communion. We pick up after every service so the Worship Center is ready for the next service. The ushers meet 20 minutes before the service to be informed of special activities in the service and to be available as people arrive. We need four people per service; Saturday, 5 pm; St Luke’s. MaryAnn Hopewell:

Ushers - Sunday Ushers ensure that every service moves smoothly. We hand out bulletins and greet people with a smile, take the offering, and usher people for communion. We pick up after every service so the Worship Center is ready for the next service. The ushers meet 20 minutes before the service to be informed of special activities in the service and to be available as people arrive. We need four people per service; Sunday, 8, 9:30 or 11 am; and special holiday services at St Luke’s. Dave Stoker:

Video Production Team Self-produced videos are being implemented more and more in our worship services, for classes, youth events, etc. This team will record, produce and provide finished work to be used in all these areas. Knowledge of camera use, video production tools, and computers is required. Place, date & time, TBD Larry Krueger:; 253.941.3000


WORSHIP Worship Center Sound Tech Many people don’t realize the importance of having a sound tech working in the back during worship services, drama productions, and the many activities that happen in our worship center. Sound techs are needed for our four worship services and other functions. Previous sound board knowledge is preferred but not required. Saturday and/or Sunday, half hour before service or event; St Luke’s. Larry Krueger:; 253.941.3000

Worship Center Upkeep In our homes, there are many tasks which make it clean and comfortable. The same is true of our Worship Center. Tasks include: filling candle oil, polishing the front altar woodwork,sharpening the pew pencils, and replacing missing or worn Bibles and hymnals. Interested in helping? Weekly; day & time, flexible. Larry Krueger:; 253.941.3000

Worship Choir An uplifting way to praise God and lead others in worship, this team sings bimonthly for the 8 am service and monthly for the 11 am service. For high school age and older. The choir sings SATB anthems and hymns. Thursdays, 7-8:30 pm. Larry Krueger:; 253.941.3000

Worship Coordinator Worship Coordinators assist in a leadership role with our weekly services. They unlock and lock the buildings, arrange for communion servers, assist with baptisms during worship, oversee collecting the weekly offerings, welcome people and troubleshoot in the lobby during worship services. Saturday and Sunday; as scheduled (approx. every six weeks). Steve Salyer:

Worship Music Teams Our worship services are blessed with people willing to serve the Lord by playing their instruments and/or singing. Auditions in January are required. Must be able to learn music through a CD and song sheet. Rehearsals vary. Wednesdays and weekends, per rotating schedule. Larry Krueger:; 253.941.3000




A group of people from 18ish (out of High School) to 30 who want to have fellowship with this awkward age group that is often neglected in the church. We are a mixed group of college students, young married people and single people in their 20’s. Join us for our planned large events as well as smaller gatherings for more-in depth Bible studies. Check out our website at: Alyshia Foster:

YOUTH Boy Scouts On my honor I will do my best… The first words of the Boy Scout oath clearly define what it’s all about. Build character, learn outdoor and camping skills and develop into a leader. We experience awesome activities such as caving, sailing, week long summer camps, and many other activities that most boys never get the opportunity to enjoy. The scouting experience is for 11 to 18 year old boys who are looking for adventure. Northwest Church, 34800 21st Ave SW, Federal Way, WA 98023; Mondays at 7 pm. David Detzler:; 206-819-3683

Charis! Charis (Greek for Grace) is a sisterhood for girls in 10th - 12th grade, created for teen girls to draw closer to God as they become women of connection, strength, heart, action and beauty through Christ. We submit our lives to Christ and commit to providing support, encouragement, accountability, challenge and connection for our young women and female leaders. Christina Allstaedt:

Confirmation Confirmation meets once a week during the school year for 9th graders. Students in 10th through 12th grade who have not been confirmed also are welcome. This class offers practical and relevant teaching on the fundamentals of Christian faith and what it means to be a Lutheran today. This class also includes two retreats, parent classes, L-Team Captain training and confirmed membership status at St. Luke’s. Sundays, 11 am-12:10 pm. Jake Allstaedt:; 253.941.3000


YOUTH Fall Confirmation Retreat The Fall Confirmation Retreat will focus primarily on Baptism with a review and discussion of the Lord’s Supper. This retreat is one of two required retreats for confirmation. Youth will enjoy games and fellowship as they learn about the great comfort that comes from being baptized. Retreat is October 5-7. Jake Allstaedt:; 253.941.3000

Ignite Confirmation Confirmation is an opportunity for students in 9th Grade (or older, if they have not been confirmed) to make a personal confession of Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord. When a person is baptized our heavenly Father forgives their sins, rescues them from death and the devil, gives His Holy Spirit to be present in their lives, and gives them the gift of eternal life. Confirmation is the opportunity for that person to publicly acknowledge God’s gifts and commit their lives into His hands (Matthew 10:32). In preparation for their confirmation, students are taught the truths and habits of the Christian faith. On Confirmation Sunday students will take responsibility for their faith and the church—committing to Christ what is already His through Baptism—their lives. Confirmation meets Sundays @11:00am in Room 311 Jake Allstaedt:; 253.941.3000

Indoor Soccer We play most Sundays at 2 pm in Malkow Hall. We play with a special low bounce ball (futsal ball) and small goals. Players of all skill levels are welcome. Caleb Allen:

Light It Up! Light It Up! is a Wednesday night hangout for youth from 7th grade to 12th grade. Enjoy games, relevant study and powerful worship. Light It Up! is a great way for students to not only connect with other Christian teens, but also with a personal Savior and Lord who seeks to call you His own. Come and see! Malkow Hall on Wednesdays. Middle School: 6-7:30 pm. High School: 7:30 - 9 pm Jake Allstaedt:; 253.941.3000

Succeed - Fall 2012 Research indicates that teens are unprepared for life after high school. Prepare them for the stress, temptation, and change with the help of this 8-session college preparation DVD course! Parents are encouraged to attend. For High School Seniors. Jake Allstaedt:; 253.941.3000 37

YOUTH True Love Retreat

The True Love Retreat is an intense weekend of heavy topics involving “love.” Youth will learn what God has to say about love and what it looks like in dating as well as in all of our relationships. A mandatory meeting for all parents who want their youth to attend the True Love Retreat will take pace the Friday before the retreat to discuss the material. Retreat is October 19-21. For 7th and 8th graders. Jake Allstaedt:; 253.941.3000

Youth Leadership Do you have a passion to help youth seek the Lord Jesus in fun, challenging, and exciting ways? Then join this team! This team is for adults 20 years or older with a heart to serve the youth with whatever gifts, talents and resources they have. This team meets for training and planning once a month at 12:30pm on Sunday afternoons. There will be food, too! A WA State Patrol background check is required for all leaders working with the youth. (We provide the paperwork) First Sunday of each month; 12:30-2 pm St Luke’s, room 101. Jake Allstaedt:; 253.941.3000




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LineUp - Fall 2012  

A catalog of ministries at St Luke's Lutheran Church, Federal Way, WA.