lineup - fall 2014

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


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Meet the Babies 3Tuesday Night Girls 6Oktoberfest 8Love in Action 11Soap for Hope 14Worship Music Team 17Light It Up! 18

fall 2014


a catalog of ministries at St Luke’s

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SOCIAL 15-16




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 [email protected]


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456 Kids for ChristAwesome 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 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!

When: 3rd Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm Where: Malkow Hall (some off-site) Contact: David Detzler; [email protected]; 206.819.3683

Back Stage Worship TourWhat happens behind the scenes to prepare for worship services on the weekends? Kindergarteners and their parents will tour backstage with Pastor Chris, interact with the band, and sing a special song the next day at worship. Special passes are required. Register in St. Luke’s lobby.

When: Saturday, October 18, 3-4:30pm - sing Sunday, October 19 at 11am Where: St Luke’s Worship Center Contact: Jan Grothe; [email protected]

Birthday Party for One-Year-OldsIt’s a party! A community birthday party! Meet other parents of all the children who turned one year old in 2014. Celebrate the first year of life and visit with other parents. Age appropriate toys and snacks are available for this celebration.

When: Saturday, January 24, 10am Where: St Luke’s Great Room Contact: Jan Grothe; [email protected]

Children’s ChoirChildren in grades 1 - 6 are invited to sing for worship once a month at the 11am service, for special programs and services, Sunday School Christmas Program, Angel Breakfast, Palm Sunday, Christmas Eve (3pm service), and a concert in May.

When: Thursdays, 6-7pm Where: St. Luke’s Room 101 Contact: Mitzie Ollila; [email protected]

Family Events Support TeamEach Elementary Sunday School class holds an annual special event based on their grade-level theme. Helpers are needed to plan, prepare and present the event. Please consider volunteering for this short-term commitment.

Contact: Mitzie Ollila; [email protected]

Girl Scout Troop 52945All girls are welcome in our troop. We have fun earning badges and going on field trips like Disney On Ice, Experience Music Project, and ice skating. We also enjoy weekend camping. Sixth-grade and older - Cadettes - meet at 5:30pm while the younger girls meet at 6:30pm.

When: 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 5:30-8pm Where: St. Luke’s Room 311 Contact: Sandy Kon; [email protected] or 253.941.2761

Helping Hands for 4-year-oldsThe 4-year-olds (and their parents) help put together Thanksgiving Baskets for Mirror Lake Elementary School families. Children will have opportunity to decorate cards for the families and collect all the supplies table by table until their basket is filled.

When: Saturday, November 22, 10am Where: St. Luke’s Great Room Contact: Jan Grothe; [email protected]

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Kick Off Sunday for 4-year-oldsSeptember 7 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, blessing time, and gift for the 3’s at the beginning of the 9:30 service. Children will then go to the Sunday School classroom, escorted by their parents.

When: Sunday, September 7, 9:30am Where: St. Luke’s Worship Center Contact: Jan Grothe; [email protected]

Meet the Babies - Zero to One-Year-OldsWho are the other babies at St. Luke’s? Better yet, who are their parents? It’s hard to have conversations with other parents as you juggle your baby’s needs. This is a time set aside for parents 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.

When: Sunday,October 12, 10:30am Where: Learning Center (next to the nursery) Contact: Carrie Andrew; 253.376.3434

On Fire Sunday SchoolWeekly classes for kids 3-year-old through 6th grade. We provide a variety of activities: class time, Bible Adventure, service projects, Super Sunday, Scripture memory and prayers. Children can register at any time!

When: Sundays, 9:30am Where: St. Luke’s or Malkow Hall Contact: Mitzie Ollila: [email protected]

St. Luke’s Cub Scout Pack 307St. Luke’s is the Charter Organization for Federal Way Cub Scout Pack 307, currently consisting of 1st - 5th grade boys. Do you have a boy or know one who might be interested in joining the fun? Hiking, family campouts, pine wood derby, BB guns, archery, summer camp, swimming, inner-tubing at Snoqualmie...and much more! Come check us out to see if your son would like to be a part of Cub Scouts.

When: Pack meeting: 2nd Tuesday at 7pm; Den meeting times vary by den Where: Pack meeting: Malkow Hall; Den meetings vary (2nd and 5th graders meet at St. Luke’s) Contact: Jerry Neumann; [email protected] or 253.854.4067

Toddler Bibles for Two-Year-OldsAt 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 the worship service. A great adventure of learning begins!

When: Sunday, September 21, 11am Where: St. Luke’s Worship Center Contact: Jan Grothe; [email protected]

Bible Study Fellowship (BSF)Bible Study Fellowship is a non-denominational Bible study designed to help people draw closer to God through the daily study of His Word’ and be better prepared to fulfill God’s call for their lives. This is a women’s day class. There are also classes for women, men, and young adults.

When: Wednesdays, 9-11am Where: St Luke’s Contact: Les Soltis; [email protected] or

Bible Study with the RussosThe books that we are planing to study include the gospel of Mark or the book of Nehemiah. So if you have free time on Tuesday nights come join us for Bible study and fellowship.

When: Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm Where: St. Luke’s, Room 310 Contact: Luiz Russo; [email protected] Dave Ford; [email protected]

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Bridge ParentingWhen a child reaches adolescence, it can feel like a gulf has opened between the parent and the child you used to know. My twice-weekly blog offers tips and suggestions for how to build a BRIDGE to your teen, using Balance, Respect, Inspiration, Discipline, Guidance, and Empathy. Topics already introduced include lying, self-centeredness, and how-old-is-too-old-for-an-Easter-basket.

Contact: Sue Acuna;

Budget PlanningYou 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.

When: By Appointment Where: St. Luke’s or various locations Contact: Jan Grothe; [email protected]

Captain TrainingDo 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.

When: As Needed Where: St. Luke’s Contact: Jan Grothe; [email protected]

Come As You Are - ParentsCome and discuss pertinent topics with other parents on raising little ones. The class is for parents who have children newborn through kindergarten. Childcare is available in our nursery. Tiny ones can come with their parents.

When: Sundays, October 19 and 26, 9:30am Contact: Jan Grothe; [email protected]

Financial Discipleship DevelopmentDid you know that there are over 800 pieces of Scripture that speak to our personal finances, in addition to the 2000 verses that speak to social-based finance? In response to this emphasis, 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.

Contact: Todd Zern: [email protected] Bryan Mann: [email protected] Roger Erickson: [email protected]

Friday Night Learn TeamSupport, 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.

When: Fridays, 7-9pm Where: Hileman’s: 816 12th St NE, Auburn Contact: Ruth Hileman; 253.931.0192

God StoriesGod 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.

Contact: Jan Grothe; [email protected]

GriefShareA 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 also includes a grief support discussion group. New session begins September 7.

When: Sundays, 1-3pm Contact: Pastor Bob Beckstrom; 253.517.5204; [email protected]

Hebrews for EveryoneA Bible study of the New Testament’s book “Hebrews”.“The letter to the Hebrews is one of the most bracing and challenging writings in the New Testament. People often find it a bit difficult, because it uses ideas that are strange to us. But, like meeting a new friend, we will find as we get to know it that it is full of interest and delight, with a powerful message that comes home to today’s and tomorrow’s church as much as it did to yesterday’s.” N.T. Wright, Hebrews for Everyone.

When: Sundays, 9:30am - September until Thanksgiving Contact: Howard Britt

Lake Tapps/Lakeland Hills Small GroupCurrently 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 near Lake Tapps. It is a short drive for anyone living in Auburn, Edgewood, Puyallup and even Federal Way.

When: Wednesdays, 7pm Where: Blessing House, near Lake Tapps Contact: Jerry Blessing; 253.863.2187

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Learn at Thompsons’ Small GroupThis small group meets weekly to study the Word of our Lord through various Bible studies, St. Luke’s sermon studies, and various books (i.e. Hole in the Gospel). The group also volunteers for numerous activities at St. Luke’s.

When: Wednesdays, 7pm Where: Thompsons’ House Contact: Ky Hopewell; [email protected]

Marriage MinistryMarriage can be difficult at times. Many problems 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 presented in a variety of formats that convey helpful information to not only allow your marriage to survive, but to thrive.

Contact: Keith or Karen Cook; [email protected]

Membership ClassThis 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. New Member Sunday includes a brunch at 9:30 and the reception at the 11am service.

Contact: Jan Grothe; [email protected]

Men’s MinistryWould you like to influence your world for Christ, be a passionate leader rather than a passive follower, be a better husband, and have a good time in the process? Join others in St. Luke’s Men’s Ministry for a variety of social, recreational, and spiritual activities designed to equip you to be the man God has called you to be. Join us for breakfast and an inspiring message.

When: 2nd Saturday, 7:30-9am Contact: Keith Cook; [email protected]

Monday Night Bible StudyWeekly small group Bible study open to all ages.

When: Mondays, 7pm Where: Frank & Pat Valdez’ House, Twin Lakes Contact: John Breyer; [email protected], 253.925.2021

Parenting With Love and LogicLove and Logic is a parenting strategy that puts parents back in control through alternative ways of communicating with their children. Love and Logic allows parents to be happier, empowered and more skilled in their interaction with their children.A one-day class will be offered with Love and Logic coach Liann Smith; lunch and childcare will be available. There will also be 2-3 follow up discussion groups with parents in the weeks following the class to help encourage each other and reinforce concepts that were taught. More details (including fees) will be forthcoming in September.

When: Saturday, October 11; 9am-3pm Where: Our Savior’s Baptist Church, Federal Way Contact: Bree Mann; [email protected]; 253.315.5562

Puget Sound Women’s Prayer ConnectionWe 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.

When: 2nd Friday, 10-11:30am Where: Pat Fuller’s Home, other locations Contact: Marlene Rusch; [email protected]; 253.529.1215

Staying in Your Own Hula HoopEver try to instruct someone in the proper technique of operating a hula hoop while concentrating on keeping your own twirling? What starts out as fun becomes frustrating. Trying to control anyone’s life but our own is a lot like the hula hoop lesson - ineffective at least, destructive at most. Scripture reminds us over and over that God is the one in control. When we step in to help him out, we get in the way of God’s plan for us and others. If you struggle with control and redefining it for yourself as helping, please join us as we investigate. Saturday, Oct 4, 9-11am, at St. Luke’s in the Great Room. We’ll start with a light breakfast!

When: Saturday, October 4, 9-11am Where: St. Luke’s Great Room Contact: Jan Grothe; [email protected]

Sunday Evening Small GroupLooking for new people to join this L-Team! The small group meets at Nola’s house on Sunday evenings. The group has been doing Charles Stanley books with study guides for discussion. Study, visit, and enjoy treats to eat! For directions to Nola’s, email Steve.

When: Sundays, 6:30-8pm Where: Nola’s home Contact: Steve; [email protected]

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Tuesday Afternoon Bible StudyThis group studies a variety of topics, learns to apply God’s truths to life, and enjoys each other’s company.

When: Tuesdays, 1pm Where: St. Luke’s Contact: Bob Beckstrom; 253.517.5204

Tuesday Nite GirlsFor women only, this team discusses Bible topics, life topics, books of the Bible and whatever else we choose!

When: Tuesdays, 6:30-8pm Where: Jan’s house Contact: Jan Grothe; [email protected]

Wednesday Morning Men’s Bible StudyWe 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.

When: Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30am Where: Poverty Bay Cafe, Federal Way Contact: Robert Grothe; [email protected]; 206.228.1117

Wednesday Night Learn TeamBible studies, topic studies, and other areas of interest are all a part of this L-Team. This is a great place to learn more about Jesus and His love and grace.

When: Wednesdays, 7pm Where: St. Luke’s room 312 Contact: John Taylor; 253.859.9368

Women’s MinistryLadies! Gear up for a new year! We will have a monthly format for a variety of topics, presentations, and events: Biblical, home life, relational, inspirational, financial, family, personal, shopping and more!

When: 1st Saturday of the month, 9-11am Where: St Luke’s, Great Room A Contact: Jan Grothe; [email protected]

Executive Leadership TeamThe ELT is the formal link between the congregation and the Senior Pastor. The function of this team is to think 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 at the annual congregational meeting. When: 2nd Monday, 6:30pm Where: St. Luke’s Contact: Chris Davis; [email protected]

Lay Ministry TeamThe 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 through Pastor Chris.

When: 2nd Sunday, 12:30pm Where: St. Luke’s Contact: Howard Britt; [email protected]

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Outreach Pastor Call TeamAs a church we are seeking to call a Pastor of Outreach. The Call Team will research and interview prospective candidates with guidance from Pastor Chris and our NW District President. Call Team Members: Chris Davis, Jen Anderson, Ray Johnson, Matt Koosmann, Bree Mann, Chang Pak, and Dave Ramsay.

Contact: Chris Davis; [email protected]

St. Luke’s Foundation & Legacy DevelopmentThis group is working to develop a plan in which to directly link the financial sustainability of the church with its long-term ministry vision. Such development will include building a legacy foundation to educate members of St Luke’s on how they can financially support the ministry through legacy gifts.

Contact: Todd Zern; [email protected]

10 For the WorldThis advisory team makes recommendations in partnering with organizations and missionaries through financial support. Our congregation gives to the church, and we decide how to bless organizations/missionaries with 10% of that total giving. We give to both local and global organizations that do humanitarian or faith building work. We meet as needed but require some reading and preparation.

Where: St. Luke’s Contact: Val Danforth; [email protected]

Bronx Mission TripThe Bronx Trip is the main Ignite event for the 11th grade. Since the 11th grade year focuses on “witness,” we’ve planned a trip that takes youth out of their comfort zone and gives them the opportunity to be witnesses of their faith. We also want the youth to experience a completely different context for ministry. The urban context of the Bronx, NY gives us these opportunities. The team will be hosted by Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church under the direction of Pastor Matt Gonzalez. The students will learn about street ministry and also help the church run a Vacation Bible School for the neighborhood. Information and applications will be available in the church office in March.

Date: Summer 2015 Contact: Jake Allstaedt; [email protected] Val Danforth; [email protected]

Camp PrimetimeLooking for an opportunity to serve as a family? Handy with tools? Love leading campfire songs? Camp Prime Time, located in the Wenatchee National Forest, provides FREE camping weekends for children and adults with severe or life-threatening illnesses or disabilities and their families. There are three ways to serve with us. 1. Teams of families work for a weekend in the fall to run camp, cook, clean, and play with the campers and their families. This mission is for families who want to assist while modeling to their kids the value of serving others and sharing God’s love. The purpose of this trip is to serve. It is not an evangelism-focused trip. Dates: September 12-14. 2. Camp Prime Time needs volunteers each spring and fall for cleanup.3. Campfire sing-along leaders are needed to lead musictime each Saturday evening during the summer months.

Contact: Bryan Mann; [email protected]; 253.315.5561

Centro D’Amistad Church PartershipSt Luke’s partners with Centro D’Amistad Christiano, a small Latino church, that reaches out to the Latino population in Federal Way. We provide a space for worship, study and fellowship. It is our desire to move beyond facility logistics, and dream about how God is leading us in joint ministry together. Join us if you have an interest in cross-cultural ministry and our Latino neighbors.

Contact: Todd Zern; [email protected]

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Elliott and Serena DerricksElliott and Serena Derricks are serving as LCMS missionaries. This past year, they have been working at two South Korean churches in the Seoul, South Korea area. They teach English classes, help with Bible studies, and support the congregations in any way needed. They will be working at these churches until February 2015 and then move to a different church in the Seoul area. Visit them at Contact: Val Danforth; [email protected]

Federal Way Coalition Against TraffickingThe Federal Way Coalition Against Trafficking (FWCAT) is a grassroots community action team working in partnership with Washington Engage and supported by Women of Vision. It is our mission to educate and engage our community so that each person plays their role in ending human trafficking. Visit for more information.

When: 4th Tuesday of most months, 7pm Where: Ron Sandwith EX3 Teen Center, 31453 28th Ave S, Federal Way Contact: Dianne Zoro; [email protected]

GleanersThe Gleaners mission trip is a “first step” mission for Middle School students, where they can step outside of their own lives to serve the world in great ways. Each summer our middle schoolers travel to British Columbia to serve by chopping vegetables and making dried soups to be shipped around the world.

When: Summer 2015 Contact: Jake Allstaedt; [email protected]

Hoonah Mission TripEach year a team of youth and adults travel to Hoonah, Alaska to provide vacation bible school, youth events, adult bible studies and assistance with construction projects.

When: Summer 2015 Contact: Val Danforth; [email protected]

Lutheran World Relief Coffee ProjectThe Lutheran World Relief (LWR) Coffee Project supports small farmers who grow coffee in a fairly traded market. As they say in their brochure “The LWR Coffee Project ensures that more of the money you spend on coffee reaches the farmers who actually grow it. Fair trade coffee is a simple solution that means the difference -- quite literally -- between surviving and not surviving from small-scale coffee farmers.” Coffee will be sold once a quarter to support this ministry.

Contact: Trellice Kreshel; [email protected] Taryn Hill; [email protected]

OktoberfestThe third annual Oktoberfest will take place on Saturday, October 11. This yearly fundraiser supports our ongoing partnership with Swaziland, our sponsored children and the mission team St Lukes will be sending to Swaziland in August of 2015. Mark it on your calendar for a great night of food, fundraising and FUN! If you are interested in being a table captain, please contact Valerie Danforth.

When: Saturday, October 11, 6:30-9pm Where: Breyer property Contact: Val Danforth; [email protected]

Support the Wukasches!Dave and Debbie Wukasch serve on medical mission teams all over the world and are part of our St. Luke’s family. We support them by gathering the following items on an ongoing basis: *iron pills, adult vitamins and prenatal vitamins, children’s vitamins, infant vitamin drops, non-liquid antacids, 1% Hydrocortisone cream (Dollar store), Athlete’s foot cream (Dollar store), reading glasses, hotel soaps and shampoos, toothbrushes, soccer balls, crayons (even gently used), coloring books, and stickers!

Contact: Val Danforth; [email protected]

Swaziland Child Sponsorship TeamThis L-Team is dedicated to keeping our St. Luke’s family focused in both prayer and action towards our congregation’s sponsored children in Swaziland. We will encourage new sponsorship, organize periodic child sponsorship events at church, facilitate opportunities for correspondence between our members and the children in the Mahlalini ADP, and liaise with the World Vision office here in Federal Way.

Contact: Bree Mann; [email protected]

Swaziland Mission TripAs part of St. Luke’s ongoing partnership with World Vision we send teams to the ADP we support, Mahlalini in Swaziland. These teams 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 people of Mahlalini.

When: August 2-13, 2015 Contact: Nate Breyer; [email protected]

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BAG Weekend Feeding ProgramThis fall, as part of our ongoing partnership with Mirror Lake Elementary School and thanks to a generous grant from the St Lukes Foundation, we will be launching the BAG (Bridging A Gap) Weekend Feeding Program. We will work with counselors at Mirror Lake to identify students in need. The kid-friendly, easy to prepare food is packed each week by volunteers, placed in individual backpacks and sent home with students over the weekend. On Monday, the backpacks are returned and refilled. The program runs from September-June. We need volunteers to help pack food, keep inventory, shop and many other tasks. We also need donations of food items to be placed in the backpacks.

When: September - June Contact: Val Danforth; [email protected]

Bookstore ClerkBookstore 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 3-month rotation.

When: After services and Wednesdays Where: St. Luke’s Bookstore Contact: Mitzie Ollila; [email protected]

Braille MinistriesWhat 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.

When: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 9-11am Where: St. Luke’s, room 102 Contact: Rupert Wheeler; 253.670.9828

BridgesHow can we support families facing the challenges of daily living? Want to be a Christ-light in the life of a parent or child? Build relationships by socializing with adults and children, assisting with daily living tasks, providing life-skills training, and mentoring parents and children.

Contact: Debbie Fuller; [email protected]; 253.517.9872

Brunch Meals for New MembersHelp prepare a simple brunch item for the New Member Brunch.

When: October 12, 9:30am Where: St Luke’s Great Room Contact: Christine Dickson

Card MakingBirthdays! 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 empty-handed!

When: Last Saturday of the month, 2:30pm Where: St Luke’s, room 311 Contact: Heather Davis

Care of Palm Plants & Garden AreaDo you have a green thumb and/or a hankering to feel like you’re in the tropics? We have a 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 Easter.

Where: St. Luke’s Contact: Mitzie Ollila; [email protected]

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Coffee & Cookie CrewThis team sets up and takes down coffee and cookies every Sunday.

When: Sundays, after services Where: St. Luke’s Lobby Contact: Libby Ray; [email protected]

DeliveredWe 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.

Contact: Carrie Stalder; [email protected]

Door GreetersThis team serves St. Luke’s by welcoming all who come to worship.

When: Saturday & Sunday, prior to services Where: St. Luke’s Contact: Brian Keiper; [email protected]

Email Prayer ChainThe members of this L-team pray for others - their hurts and trials, their thanksgivings, and their praises – via email. Requirements for this team: email, desire to pray for others, and the ability to keep confidences.

Contact: Jan Grothe; [email protected]

Facility Maintenance CareMaintenance is needed occasionally for our church buildings - painting, repair, plumbing, electrical, and more!

Where: St. Luke’s Contact: Todd Zern; [email protected]

Funeral/Memorial Reception TeamThis team provides families with funeral or memorial receptions at St. Luke’s. A reception consists of coffee, tea, and cookies. We need people to provide homemade or store-bought cookies and/or people to help facilitate the reception.

Contact: Donna Breyer; [email protected]

Getting to Know You!New Member class happens three times per year. Members 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, 3-4 hours per year!

When: September 28, 9:30am Where: St. Luke’s, Great Room B Contact: Lois Cooper; [email protected]

Groundskeeping: Adopt-a-BedEnjoy gardening? Consider “adopting a bed” at St. Luke’s. 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, including regular weeding and laying down bark in the spring months.

When: April-October Where: St. Luke’s Contact: Todd Zern; [email protected]

Groundskeeping: Lawn MowingThis team takes care of weekly lawn and garden bed needs, working on a rotating schedule.

When: April - October Where: St. Luke’s Contact: Todd Zern; [email protected]

Hallmark at St. Luke’sCards brighten our day and add a personal touch for birthdays and anniversaries, and encouragement when we are ill or are grieving the loss of a loved one. This team works on a weekly rotation for sending out cards.

Contact: Donna Wilker; [email protected]; 206.979.5670

Holy Grounds*Volunteers needed!* Prepare and serve espresso drinks between worship services. Training is required prior to working at the latte cart. Choose one or more of three work shifts on Sunday that work best around your favorite worship service and Sunday school class. Training days are held when there are at least four people interested.

When: Sunday, 8:15am - 12:30pm Where: St Luke’s Contact: Karen Carter; [email protected]

Home VisitsPeople 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.

Contact: Sharon Bottomley; 253.661.8360

Hospital VisitorsHospital stays can be stressful and lonely. This team reaches out to those who are hospitalized, offering prayer, comfort, support, and encouragement.

Where: Area hospitals Contact: Randy Sloper; [email protected]

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Kids For Christ VolunteersKids for Christ is a monthly activity night for 4th–6th graders. Volunteers with a heart to play with the kids are needed to provide meals, set up and clean up after activities as well as help plan and run activities, crafts, games and other wild and crazy things for the kids.

Contact: David Detzler; [email protected]; 206.819.3683

Kindergarten and Preschool VolunteersVolunteer in our classrooms and/or Learning Center during the week tutoring children, helping them paint in the art center, reading to them and with them. We also have work that needs to be done on your own time at home - such as cutting projects - and then returned to the teacher. Must be over 18 and go through a WA State Patrol screening.

When: Various times Monday-Friday, 8:30am-3pm Where: St. Luke’s classrooms Contact: Mitzie Ollila; [email protected]

LibrarianThis team processes new books, enters them into a computer inventory, 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.

When: As needed Where: St. Luke’s Contact: Mitzie Ollila; [email protected]

Love in ActionThis 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 members and offer assistance as necessary.

When: As needed Where: St. Luke’s; your own house Contact: Sharon Bottomley; 253.661.8360

Love MealsDid you just return home from the hospital? Are you recovering from an accident or the flu? Need a hot meal for a day or two at home until you are back on your feet? Call us! We provide meals for a few days for people in need. Our meals are nourishing and filled to the brim with tender, loving attention and kindness.

When: As needed Contact: Sharon Bottomley; 253.661.8360

Lutheran School SupportJust 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.

Contact: Ray Sievert; [email protected]

Lutheran Women in MissionWe seek to enable women to be in the Word, of the Word, and walking with the Lord through Bible Study, mentoring, and missions.

When: Dates and times vary Where: St. Luke’s; other locations Contact: Marianne Bell; 253.838.7085

Membership Class SponsorsAre you a people person who would like to help our newest members get involved with ministry and meet other members? This team helps new members find their way, identifies L-Teams they could become part of, and supports and encourages them.

When: Friday and Saturday, September 19 and 20 Where: St. Luke’s Contact: Marianne Bell; 253.838.7085

Military Support TeamThis team reaches out to deployed military personnel and their families, encouraging them and supporting them with notes, packages and prayers.

Contact: Sara Wood; [email protected]

Minutes of GoldCan 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.

Contact: Jerrie Chan; [email protected]; 253.359.3861

Mirror Lake Back to School BashThis event provides backpacks with school supplies for students at Mirror Lake Elementary. This is a fun family event with face painting, games, hot dog lunch, free haircuts and much more. Please contact Sylvia if you would like to volunteer, donate supplies or get more information on this event.

Contact: Sylvia Courtney; [email protected]

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Mirror Lake MentorsThe 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.

Where: Mirror Lake School Contact: Val Danforth; [email protected]

Mirror Lake UniformsSummer is almost over already and time to think about new clothes for the kids going back to school. Looking for a home for all the clothes they have outgrown? If you have any of the following, please consider dropping them off at the church for the use of St. Luke’s adopted families at Mirror Lake Elementary: khaki, tan, black or navy blue full length pants, capris, skirts, or jumpers (no jeans or sweatpants) and navy blue or white polo shirts and/or sweatshirts.

Contact: Terry Westerkamp; 253.925.8942

Mirror Lake Tutoring - KITESHear God calling you to serve in a new and different capacity? Like kids? Enjoy reading? Combine the two for a perfect fit to help a student read at grade level. Choose the grade level of student or students as well as the day and time (1/2 hour to 1-1/2 hours) that is convenient for you. A short orientation will increase your confidence in this new endeavor.

When: Ongoing through school year Where: St Luke’s Contact: Terry Westerkamp; 253.925.8942

NeedlersImagine 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.

When: Tuesdays; 9am-noon Where: Malkow Hall, Room 121. Contact: Nola Davenport; 253.941.2460

New Member ConnectionConnection, 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 community at St. Luke’s.

Where: St. Luke’s Contact: Dan Flint; [email protected] or 253.839.5585

Offering CountersOffering Counters process the financial offerings from weekly worship services. Work includes entering donations into the database and processing for bank deposit. This group is built by invitation only.

Where: St. Luke’s Contact: Terry Westerkamp; [email protected]

On Fire Sunday School HelpTeachers, substitutes, and helpers are needed for weekly classes on Sunday mornings. They work with 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.

When: Sundays, 9:30-10:30am Where: St. Luke’s classrooms Contact: John Taylor; [email protected]

On Fire Sunday School Planning TeamThe team consists of Sunday School teachers who help plan, create, and implement the Sunday School curriculum and activities.

Where: St. Luke’s Contact: Mitzie Ollila; [email protected]

Operation BlessingOperation 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.

When: Tuesdays, 9-10am Where: Malkow Hall Contact: Val Danforth; [email protected]

Operation Blessing: CallsOperation Blessing offers emergency assistance to people in our community. We like to follow up their visit with a phone call. Would you be a part of ministering to those in need? Maybe you will just say hi or pray together over the phone. It is a leap of faith, but it is personal - and that is what St. Luke’s is all about!

When: Anytime Where: From your home Contact: Val Danforth; [email protected]

Operation: ServiceCome and join this group as you help out the community through a variety of service projects.

Contact: Dennis Skelton; [email protected]

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Parish NurseThe 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, the promotion of healthy behaviors, and blood pressure and heart rate check-ups.

When: Wednesdays and two Sundays each month Where: St. Luke’s Contact: Vashti Johnson; 253.517.8309

Parking Lot Hospitality CrewThe 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 makes a great first impression of St. Luke’s. The goal is to have attendants serve one or two weekends every 6 weeks.

When: Saturday 4:30-5:30pm, Sunday 7:30-8:30am, 9-10am, and 10:30-11:30am Where: St. Luke’s Parking Lot Contact: Todd Zern; [email protected]

Prayer Chaplain TeamPrayer 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.

Contact: Ann Murphy; [email protected]

Prayer MailPrayer Mail is an opportunity to serve St. Luke’s congregation through the ministry of prayer in the privacy of your own home. With today’s hectic schedule, it is vital that we uphold God’s call to prayer. Through your prayers and generous offering of your time (and perhaps postage), our entire congregation will be touched by the Holy Spirit through a Prayer Mail Post Card. Each card will be individually prayed over with regards to the specific needs as directed by the Holy Spirit as you pray. You will receive a packet with pre-addressed labels and post-cards. As the Spirit leads you, pray for your assigned portion of the congregation and simply mail your card “Care of the Prayer Mail Love Team.” You remain anonymous! Pray and Post!

Contact: Karen M. Foster; 253.839.5978; [email protected]

Prayer Ministry Leadership TeamThe mission of the Prayer Ministry is to teach and encourage our congregation to enjoy life-long intimate conversations with God through prayer. This L-Team provides leadership and guidance related to how to best meet the Prayer Ministry’s objectives.

Contact: Ann Murphy; [email protected]

Prayer TeamPrayer Team members serve in a variety of ways. Some pray silently over prayer requests, some Prayer Team members (chaplains) pray with others during prayer services and other church events. If you feel God calling you to prayer and would like to learn more about the Prayer Team please contact us for more information.

When: Before, during and after services Where: St. Luke’s Contact: Ann Murphy; [email protected]

Puppet and Drama TeamChildren love puppets and skits! Anyone from seventh grade on up can demonstrate God’s Word through the creative arts. This team meets 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.

When: Practices: Wednesdays, 5:30-7pm Where: Malkow Hall Contact: David Detzler; [email protected]; 206.819.3683

Reach Out VolunteersReach Out provides overnight shelter, daily meals, counseling, and connection services to homeless men and women. Check the website:

When: Various Where: Reach Out Shelters Contact: Doug Sanders; [email protected]; 253.405.5453

Reach Out Volunteers: Meal Donation & ServingReach Out needs volunteers to bring breakfast and lunch items and a fully cooked dinner to serve at the shelter during our assigned weeks. This is an enriching experience for your L-Team, Small Group, or family. If you are unable to serve a dinner, donations of breakfast and lunch items are greatly appreciated.

When: December 1-7 - Women’s Shelter March 16-22, 2015 - Men’s Shelter Contact: MaryAnn Hopewell; [email protected]; 253.927.1216

Scrip for a CauseWe 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.

Where: St. Luke’s Contact: Donna Breyer; [email protected]

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Soap for HopeLocal outreach organizations are always in need of person hygiene items for the homeless in our community. Travel sized shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, soap, deodorant and toothbrushes can be donated at the church office.

Contact: Val Danforth; [email protected]

St. Luke’s Secret ServiceSt. 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

Contact: [email protected]

Sunday Morning Class FacilitatorHas 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 Christian book or DVD? Here’s a way to put your gifts to work for the Kingdom!

When: Sundays, 9:30am or 11am Where: St. Luke’s Contact: Jan Grothe; [email protected]

Swaziland Senders TeamNot sure you’re feeling called to GO to Africa? You can still be a part of sending mission teams! 1. Pray-ers - Pray for the next team as they prepare to go serve and network in summer, 2015. Pray for the people of Mahlalini and the St. Luke’s team members, that they will be blessed by this ongoing partnership. 2. Fundraising - Each team member is responsible for paying their own way. Help the team with their fundraising.

Contact: Val Danforth; [email protected]

TelecareSt. 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.

Contact: Ruth Hileman; 253.931.0192

The Prayer PlatoonThis L-team gathers together to intercede for our members and pray every week over the prayer requests collected from the prior week-end worship services. Requirements include a heart for prayer, a strong belief in the power of prayer, and the ability to keep confidences.

When: Wednesdays, 6-7pm Where: St Luke’s Chapel Contact: Ann Murphy; [email protected]

Thursday Night Community SupperEach Thursday evening a Community Supper is held at Calvary Lutheran church in Federal Way. We are always looking for volunteers to assist with cooking, serving and clean-up. If you have been thinking of getting involved in your community this is a great opportunity. The time committment is 1-2 hours per month.

Where: Calvary Lutheran Church, Federal Way Contact: Val Danforth; [email protected]

TouchesPeople 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, by making regular phone calls to help people know they are loved. Work from home at your own convenience.

Contact: Sharon Bottomley; 253.661.8360

Transportation for Worship ServicesWhen 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.

When: Saturdays, Sundays and as needed Where: Various homes to St. Luke’s Contact: Sharon Bottomley; 253.661.8360

Union Gospel MissionWork and serve at Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission once a month by serving breakfast, helping with miscellaneous duties, and visiting with clients.

When: Various Where: Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission Contact: John and Mary Barth; 253.927.6635

Welcome Center AssistantRemember what it’s like to be new to a place? The Welcome Center is instrumental in helping people feel welcome and having their questions answered. People are needed to “man” the desk.

When: Weekends, before and after services Where: St. Luke’s Conact: Bill Thompson; [email protected]; 253.925.5802

Wetlands Upkeep: Keepin’ Those Plants Alive!We are in need of folks who can spend time maintaining the St. Luke’s Wetland buffer area. This is physical work, pulling blackberry and invasive non-native weeds, chainsawing fallen limbs, and clearing the walking trail of storm debris. Challenging work, yes, but VERY rewarding.

When: Tuesday or Thursday afternoons Where: St. Luke’s wetlands Contact: Todd Zern; [email protected]

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BasketballPick-up basketball game for fun, competition, and exercise. High school age and up are welcome.

When: Sundays, 6-8pm Where: Malkow Hall Contact: Matt Howland; [email protected]

Bicycle ClubDate and times, route, pace, distance, participants all to be determined by who can attend a ride.

When: Weekly or as possible Where: Various Contact: Dan and Lana Buethe; [email protected]

Bowling with Monday LoafersThe Monday Loafers is a fun recreational league of bowlers. 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. Cost is $12 for three games, each time you play. All skill levels are welcome!

When: Mondays, 10am-noon (September - April) Where: Secoma Lanes, Federal Way Contact: Howard Britt; [email protected]

Christian Motorcycle AssociationWe 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.

Contact: Karl Fanus; [email protected]; 253.335.4981

Dinner for 8This social event gathers 8 people around a meal to get to know others. Meals can be at in homes, or at restaurants. Formal or casual-each group decides. Next sign-up will be early Fall 2014.

Contact: Lois Cooper; [email protected]; 206.819.2803

Dutch Lunch BunchThis is a fun group of ladies who meet monthly for lunch and conversation.

When: 4th Friday, 11am Where: Various Contact: Marlene Rusch; [email protected]

NFL Pick ‘Em LeagueCan you pick the winner as you go head-to-head with opponents each week? Email is needed to participate.

Contact: Ken Knopp; [email protected]

No One is Alone: Songs from Broadway, Songs for LifeThis year’s fall drama is about how Broadway songs mirror our real lives when it comes to love, friendship, marriage and families. It is also about “community” and how we all have people we can rely on, lean on, share with and be with.

When: Auditions: August 25 & 26 Show: first two weekends in November Contact: Dennette Church; [email protected]

Pastor PokerPoker for a purpose! Calling all men who love poker to gather with Pastor Chris for great competition and fun. Each participant chooses a charity and the winner’s charity takes home the winnings. Compete. Enjoy.

Contact: Chris Davis: [email protected]

Play Ukulele!I am not volunteering to teach you. I am suggesting that since it’s so much fun, perhaps you want to get yourself a uke and learn with me (and my 8 year-old). I have music and books to share. If you have no musical talent, you are in fine company. If you have talent, I may glare at you from time to time, but we can still have fun!

When: Time and place to be decided Contact: Heather Davis

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Puget Sound Women’s Book ClubThis fun group of ladies meets monthly to discuss a variety of books, mostly Christian authors, occasionally current events and classics.

When: 2nd Friday, 12:30-2pm Where: Pat Fuller’s House in Marine Hills Contact: Marlene Rusch; [email protected]

Sip ‘N’ ScoreSip ‘N’ Score is where women meet to play games. The only skill required is the ability to LAUGH! Please join us.

When: 2nd Friday, 6:30-9pm Where: Rotating houses Contact: Teri Johnson; [email protected]

Ski at Crystal MountainRegister now for nine weeks of skiing at Crystal Mountain. This is not only an opportunity for mid-week exercise but a chance to mingle with new friends and share the love of Christ. The cost is around $200 for the 9 consecutive trips, not including the lift ticket. Because we’re all on the bus, our lift tickets are deeply discounted too. Can’t go every week? That’s okay because there’s always room for substitutes.

When: Wednesdays, beginning in January leaving 7am; returning 5:30pm Where: Federal Way Costco Contact: Howard Britt; 253.520.0600

St. Luke’s Highway ClubThe St. Luke’s Highway Club is for anyone who enjoys a set of wheels and the open road. Events include a “Cruise-In Sunday” - bring your pride-and-joy on wheels to church for everyone to appreciate; motorcycle day rides; and a couple of Cruise-Ins at local hang-out spots.

Contact: Irv Stalhnecker; [email protected]

Sunday Afternoon TeaA group of four people is served an afternoon tea, and enjoy good conversation in a country cottage setting.

When: Sundays, 3pm Where: Mitzie’s House Contact: Mitzie Ollila; [email protected]

Thrift Store Shopping and LunchOnce-a-month thrift store group shopping adventure to different places in the area with lunch in between.

When: Monthly Where: Various Contact: Mitzie Ollila; [email protected]

Brass GroupBrass musicians help enhance our Easter and Christmas worship services. Time to dust off the instrument, exercise your lips and fingers, and start practicing.

Where: St. Luke’s Contact: Ray Sievert; [email protected]

Camera OperatorsIndividuals on this team operate a live camera for worship services to be projected in the lobby and internet use.

When: Saturday or Sunday, during services Where: St. Luke’s Contact: Brian Keiper; [email protected]

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Communion ServersThis team helps with the distribution of the bread and wine during communion at the worship services. Training and a faith commitment are required. The next training is Saturday, Sept 27, at 6pm or Sunday, Sept 28 at 12:15pm.

When: Saturday or Sunday, during services Where: St. Luke’s Contact: Chris Davis; [email protected]

Communion SetupHelp prepare the bread and wine for communion services and clean up afterward. No experience is necessary. Another person will help you as you are trained.

When: 2nd & 4th weekends, during worship services Where: St. Luke’s Contact: Brian Keiper; [email protected]

Media OperatorsMedia operators project the words we sing for worship, video clips, and announcement loop between services. Operators are needed for all four worship services and other activities. General computer operating, Power Point, and Media Shout knowledge helps.

When: 1/2 hour prior to worship services Where: St. Luke’s Contact: Brian Keiper; [email protected]

Scripture ReadersOne way to participate in our worship services is to read the Scripture reading. No prior experience is needed!

When: Saturday, 5pm, Sunday 8am or 11am Where: St. Luke’s Contact: Brian Keiper; [email protected]

Ushers: Saturday or SundayUshers ensure that every service moves smoothly. They hand out bulletins and greet people with a smile, take the offering, and usher people for communion. They also pick up after every service.

When: Saturday, 5pm, Sunday 8, 9:30 or 11am Where: St. Luke’s Contact: Mary Ann Hopewell (Sat), [email protected] Dave Stoker (Sun/special services), [email protected]

Video Production TeamThis team will record, produce and provide finished work to be used in worship services, classes, youth events, etc. Knowledge of camera use, video production tools, and computers is required.

Contact: Brian Keiper; [email protected]

Worship Center Sound TechSound techs are needed for our four worship services, drama productions, and the many activities that happen in our worship center. Previous soundboard knowledge is preferred but not required.

When: Saturday or Sunday, 1/2 hour before service Where: St. Luke’s Contact: Brian Keiper; [email protected]

Worship Center UpkeepHelp keep our Worship Center looking good. Some of the tasks include: filling candle oil, polishing the altar woodwork, sharpening the pew pencils, and replacing missing or worn Bibles and hymnals.

When: Weekly, flexible Where: St. Luke’s Contact: Brian Keiper; [email protected]

Worship ChoirAn uplifting way to praise God and lead others in worship, this team sings bi-monthly for the 8am service and monthly for the 11am service. For high school age and older. The choir sings SATB anthems and hymns.

When: Thursdays, 7-8:30pm Where: St. Luke’s balcony Contact: Victoria Kincaid-Theriault; 253.835.7311

Worship CoordinatorWorship Coordinators 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.

When: Saturday and Sunday, as scheduled Where: St. Luke’s Contact: Steve Salyer; [email protected]

Worship Music TeamsOur worship services are blessed with people willing to serve the Lord by playing their instruments and/or singing. Auditions are required. Must be able to learn music through a CD and song sheet.

When: Rehearsals vary Where: St. Luke’s Contact: Brian Keiper; [email protected]

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Alieis“Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men” (Matthew 4:19). Alieis means “fishers.” Alieis is a brotherhood of guys grades 10-12 and spiritual leaders who take seriously the calling of God to be “fishers of men.” Our goal is to make “men of God out of the children of God” by giving them the tools necessary to carry out their calling.

When: Sundays, 11am-12:30pm Where: Malkow Hall, Alieis Room Contact: Jake Allstaedt; [email protected]

Boy ScoutsOn my honor I will do my best… The first words of the Boy Scout oath clearly defines what it’s all about. Build character, learn outdoor and camping skills and develop into a leader. Boys, 11-18 years of age, experience awesome activities such as caving, sailing, summer camps, and more.

When: Mondays, 7pm Where: Northwest Church, Federal Way Contact: David Detzler; [email protected]

CharisCharis (Greek for Grace) is a sisterhood for 10th - 12th grade girls, created for teen girls to draw closer to God. We submit our lives to Christ and commit to providing support, encouragement, accountability, challenge and connection for our young women and female leaders.

When: Sundays, 11am-12:30pm (beginning Sept 7) Where: Malkow Hall, Charis Room Contact: Christina Allstaedt; [email protected]

Confirmation 2014 AlumniAn L-Team specifically for the 2014 Confirmation Class so that we can all stay close and strong in our faith!

Contact: Kyra Craig; [email protected]; 253.350.5358

FutsalFutsal is similar to indoor soccer. We play with a special low bounce ball (futsal ball) and small goals. We generally have skilled players, but beginners are also welcome.

When: Fridays, 6-7:30pm (beginner session: 5-6pm) Where: Malkow Hall Contact: Caleb Allen; [email protected]

Ignite ConfirmationConfirmation is an opportunity for students in 9th grade or older to make a personal confession of Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord. 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.

When: Sundays, 11am Where: St. Luke’s Room 311 Contact: Jake Allstaedt; [email protected]

Light it Up! High SchoolLight It Up! High School is a Tuesday night hangout for all 9th-12th graders. Enjoy games, relevant study and powerful worship. Light It Up! makes connections to other youth and to our Savior who wants to draw us closer to Himself.

When: Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm Where: Malkow Hall Contact: Jake Allstaedt; [email protected]

Light It Up! Middle SchoolLight It Up! Middle School is a Wednesday night hangout for 7th and 8th grade youth. Enjoy games, relevant study and powerful worship. Light It Up! is a great way for students to connect not only with others their age, but also with a personal Savior and Lord who seeks to call them His own.

When: Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm Where: Malkow Hall Contact: Jake Allstaedt; [email protected]

Youth LeadershipThis team is for adults, 20 years or older, with a heart to serve the youth with whatever gifts, talents and resources they have. We meet for training and planning once a month. A WA State Patrol background check is required.

Contact: Jake Allstaedt; [email protected]

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St. Luke’s Lutheran Church515 South 312th StreetFederal Way, WA 98003


Non-ProfitOrganizationU.S. Postage

PAIDFederal Way, WA 98003

Permit No. 190

pastoral staff leadership staff

support staff

general infochris davis

lead pastor

jake allstaedtassociate pastor

bob beckstromvisitation pastor

valerie danforthmissions coordinator

heidi francisdirector of communications

kathryn frostaddirector of childcare

jan grothedirector of spiritual growth

brian keiperinterim director of worship

mitzie olliladirector of children’s ministries

todd zerndirector of operations

donna breyerassistant to the associate pastor

tammy caleyassistant to the lead pastor

heather halbakkenpreschool registrar

karla harvathassistant to dir of spiritual growth

worship servicessaturday - 5:00 pm

sunday - 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 am

sunday school available sunday mornings

childcare available weekdays - 6 am - 6 pm

preschool and kindergarten

available during the school year

contact515 s 312th street

federal way, wa 98003253.941.3000


preschool - kindergarten253.839.0173