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


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Children’s Choir 2Starting Right 5Lay Ministry Team 710 For The World 8Reach Out 13Ski at Crystal Mountain 16Light It Up 19

winter 2014

theLineUpa 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 offsite) Contact: David Detzler; [email protected]; 206-819-3683

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 2013. Celebrate the first year of life and receive a special gift for your child. (This party is for the birthday child and his/her parents. Childcare is provided upon request for siblings.)

When: Saturday, January 25, 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]

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 Easter Baskets for Mirror Lake Elementary School families.All the provisions will be provided. 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, April 12, 10am Where: St. Luke’s Great Room 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 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. We want to make it easy for you and are meeting for a few minutes after the 9:30 service/before the 11:00 service.

When: Sunday, March 2, 10:30-11am Where: St. Luke’s Learning Center Contact: Carrie Andrew; 253-376-3434

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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, pinewood derby, BB guns, archery, summer camp, swimming, innertubing 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

Sunday School SnacksOrganize, 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.

When: Sundays, 9:30-10:30am Where: St. Luke’s Contact: Ann Stoker; 253-939-2563

Bible Study Fellowship (BSF)Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) 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. The Federal Way Women’s Day class meets at St Luke’s, but there are also evening classes for women, evening classes for men, and young adults.

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

Bible Study with the TaddysThe books that we are planing to study in 2013/2014 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 312 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]

Celebrate RecoveryCelebrate Recovery is a safe community where we explore and celebrate our relationship with God and others. The program strives to provide fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through the 12 Steps and 8 Recovery Principles. We invite you to join us and see what an incredible experience it can be to be free from your past. Childcare upon request by Thursday noon - $3.00.

When: Fridays, 7-9pm Where: St. Luke’s Great Room Contact: Edd Smith; [email protected]

CORECore 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. Join us for a 7-week study of the minor prophet, Joel.

When: Sundays, January 6-March 9, 9-10:45am Where: St. Luke’s Contact: Todd Zern; [email protected]

Do I Have To? We may say these words with a whine, or in fear, or in anger. God calls us to do things we would rather not do. One of these is to forgive. You really can find the freedom and the joy to follow Jesus, even in this!

When: Saturday, January 4, 9-11am Where: St. Luke’s Great Room 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

Go Ahead, Ask Anything - Book StudyA Dear friend of mine, Pastor Jim Lyon, wrote a book that addresses “hot button” issues for Christians in the 21st century. Jim Lyon, now executive director of the Church of God, Anderson Indiana, approaches these questions from a biblical perspective. Books will be available when we start, however for those who want to look ahead, here’s where you may order your own book at - Go Ahead, Ask Anything (9780983400219) by Jim Lyon.

When: February 9 - April 13 Contact: Howard Britt; [email protected]

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.

When: Anytime Where: Anywhere Contact: Jan Grothe; [email protected]

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Happy Hearts - Women’s MinistryTo go with the February “Heart Month” theme, women are learning about heart care. Heart health includes emotional and spiritual health as well as physical health. It’s a package deal. Anneliese Weik, nurse practioner at Swedish Cardiology, will be facilitating the event. Feb 1, 2014, 9-11am, the Great Room.

When: Saturday, February1, 9-11am Where: St Luke’s Great Room Contact: Jan Grothe; [email protected]

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

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 topical, book based, on DVD, or other formats that effectively 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

Order of St. Luke the PhysicianWe are an ecumenical team who studies and prays for healing through Jesus Christ.

When: 1st Thursday, 7-9pm Where: St. Luke’s, Room 312 Contact: Jerry Church; [email protected]

Prayer Group - Learning TogetherThis L-team provides an opportunity to learn more about prayer through sharing and discussion. Each session will vary, and may include Bible references, devotional readings, personal reflection, prayer partners, group prayers, celebration of answered prayer and prayer requests. The next six-week session begins January 5.

When: Sundays, 9:30am Where: Pat Fuller’s Home, other locations Contact: Ann Murphy; [email protected]

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

Starting RightEnvision 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.

When: Sundays, January 19 & 26, 9:30am Where: St. Luke’s Contact: Jan Grothe; [email protected]

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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 around your waist?Trying to control anyone’s life but my own is a lot like the Hula Hoop lesson—ineffective at least, destructive at most. If you struggle with control and redefining it for yourself as helping, please join us as we investigate to find out just who is in control. Facilitated by Sue Thode, M.Ed, LMHC.

When: Saturday, March 1; 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]

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]

Wrestling With God - Bible StudyHave you ever faced some tough decisions and went to the Lord in prayer for answers? And felt like you were in a wrestling match with His Word? We all feel that way at times. The Lord doesn’t always agree with what we want to do or how we want to behave or the actions we think we should take. Join us in the weeks of January as we seek to wrestle with God and His Word together in Bible Study and video on Sunday morning. Facilitator: Rev. Robert Grothe

When: beginning Sunday, January 5, 9:30am Where: St Luke’s Contact: Jan Grothe; [email protected]

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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]

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. ELT members for 2013-2014 are: Lead Pastor: Chris Davis; President: Mike Bevers; VP: Les Soltis; Secretary: Selena Koosmann; Lay Minister: Howard Britt; Members-at-Large: Ken Breyer, Roger Erickson, Betty Ann Palmore and Rick Roppel.

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. Lay Minister Team: Lead Pastor, Chris Davis; Director of Spiritual Growth, Jan Grothe; Chair, Howard Britt; Bob Beckstrom, Ann Murphy, Donna Wilker, Dan Flint, Sharon Bottomley, Steve Salyer, and Ruth Hileman.

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

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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]

Centro D’Amistad Church PartershipSt Luke’s partners with a small Latino church, Centro D’Amistad Christiano - a community that reaches out to the Latino population in Federal Way. We provide a space for our Latino brothers and sisters to worship, study and fellowship. It is our desire to move our relationship 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]

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. Please see our website at 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]

Mirror Lake Elementary - Palm Sunday Prayer WalkPrayer-walking is on-site prayer which focuses on the needs of a specific community. This Palm Sunday we will be praying for the many needs of the Mirror Lake community as we prayer-walk the school grounds. Walks will be held after each Sunday worship service and will last approximately 40 minutes. You may choose to prayer-walk alone or in a group with others.

When: Sunday, April 13, 9:20am, 10:40am, 12:20pm Where: St Luke’s Chapel Contact: Ann Murphy; [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]

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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, Wednesdays & Symphony/ Chorale Performances 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: Harry Roth; 253-839-5493

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: Kathy Britt: [email protected]

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]

Church Nursery VolunteersThis team works with children age 3 and under while parents worship or attend special meetings that offer nursery care. Must be at least 18 years old and go through a Washington State Patrol screening. Workers are scheduled 3 months at a time and given a choice of times they are available.

When: Saturday & Sunday, during worship services Where: St. Luke’s Nursery Contact: Mitzie Ollila; [email protected]

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]

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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: Larry Krueger; [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] or 253-941-3000

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!

Where: St. Luke’s, Great Room B Contact: Lois Cooper; [email protected]

Grandparent TeamHow can we as “surrogate grandparents” support families facing the challenges of daily living? Want to be a Christ-light in the life of a parent or child? The possibilities are endless for your passions and areas of interest to help families at St. Luke’s. Help us put together this important ministry! Contact Debbie for more info and meeting dates.

Where: St. Luke’s Contact: Debbie Fuller; [email protected] or 253.517.9872

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. You can use your own equipment or equipment from the church.

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. We will schedule a training day when we get enough people to make up a class of at least four people.

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

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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]

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, April 19 and 20 Where: St. Luke’s Contact: Marianne Bell; 253-838-7085

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 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.

When: Various Where: Mirror Lake School Contact: Susie; [email protected].

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Mirror Lake UniformsAs we start another school year are you finding your children have outgrown many of the clothes they wore last year, and are you wondering what to do with these outgrown items? If your child attended a school that required a certain dress code of khaki, tan, black or navy blue full length pants, capris, skirts, skorts or jumpers (no jeans or sweat pants with logos) and navy blue or white polo shirts and/or sweatshirts, many of St. Luke’s adopted families at Mirror Lake would so appreciate receiving them. Drop off at the church office any of the items listed above, and we will happily take them to Mirror Lake for you.

Contact: Val Danforth; [email protected]

Mirror Lake Tutoring - KITESKids + Reading = Success! KITES is the acronym for Kids in Tutoring Experience Success. Help a student experience success by tutoring a half hour or an hour once a week. Choose the grade level of student you wish to work with as well as the day and time. A short orientation will increase your confidence in this endeavor. Many of the students’parents do not speak English and are, therefore, unable to tutor them at home. One-on-one assistance at school, which can rarely be provided by every teacher to every student, is often crucial in assisting students to read at grade level and achieve success throughout their education.

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.

When: Quarterly 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 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 RollemaniaJoin us for a fun-filled evening of roller skating to raise funds for Reach Out’s Winter Program For Homeless Adults. There will be a demonstration at 7:30pm by the National Speed Skating Circuit (NSC) professional, world-class speed skaters.Allen Schauffler, KING-TV Board Member will be the emcee for the event. All ages and skating levels welcome. Costis $5.00 (students) $10.00 (adults) - includes skate rental fees.

When: Monday, March 25, 6-9pm Where: Pattison’s West Skating Center Contact: Doug Sanders; [email protected] or 253-405-5453

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

When: Various Where: Reach Out Shelters Contact: Doug Sanders; [email protected] or 253-405-5453

Reach Out Volunteers: Meal Donation and 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.

Contact MaryAnn Hopewell; [email protected] or 253-927-1216

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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]

Soap for HopeLocal outreach organizations are constantly in need of person hygiene items for the homeless in our community. Travel sized shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, soap, deodorant and toothbrushes can be dropped off 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. If you are interested in helping out or would like additional information, please contact Valerie at [email protected].

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

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50+Cards, games, activities, meals, and snacks bring this team together for visiting, eating, and relaxing.

When: Thursdays, 10am Where: 1st three weeks at St. Luke’s, 4th at a restaurant Contact: Nola Davenport; 253-941-2460

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

When: Sundays, 6-8pm Where: Malkow Hall Contact: Kirk Larson: [email protected] or 253-344-1149

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. 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

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]; 253-529-1215

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 a couple of hardy folks who can spend two hours 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.

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

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Federal Way Outreach CenterA Lutheran Blind Mission outreach center provides a way for people experiencing permanent vision loss to gather and share information. Interactive presentations include self-defense instruction, food prep tips by a blind chef, a guide-dog handler demonstration, technology presentations, etc. Volunteers will be trained in blind etiquette and sighted-guide technique.

Where: Federal Way Outreach Center Contact: Gaylen Floy

Free First Thursdays at MuseumsAlmost all of the museums in the Greater Seattle area is free to the public on the first Thursday of each month.Meet and car pool as possible. Travel to the museum of choice. Tour the museum and have lunch then return to the meeting place. Opportunity to get to know each other on a new level and invite friends to join us.

When: 1st Thursday of each month Contact: Wayne Baker

Ladies’ Tea - Women’s Ministry EventAre you a fan of fine tea and delectible finger foods? Do you love being pampered? Enjoy talking with friends? Well, the Women’s Ministry has the event for you!The Annual Ladies’ Tea promises to be a blinding good time. If you attend you will be chuffed to bits, and you may even pick up a few handy British slang terms to sprinkle about Federal Way. Tickets will be available in March.

When: Saturday, April 5, 11am - 1pm Where: St Luke’s Great room Contact: Jan Grothe; [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]

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]; 253-529-1215

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: Janet Britt; [email protected]

Ski at Crystal MountainRegister now for 9 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, 7am-5:30pm (beginning early January) Where: Federal Way Costco Parking Lot 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]

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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 5pm and 11am worship services, 4-5 times per year. Previous music reading experience is not a requirement but is a plus.

When: Rehearsals: Thursdays, 5-6pm Where: St. Luke’s Balcony Contact: Amie Brandmire; 253-445-1784

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: Larry Krueger; [email protected]

Communion AssistantsThis team helps with the distribution of the bread and wine during communion at the worship services. Training and a faith commitment are required.

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 to be a part of this team. Another person will help you as you are trained until the process is clear.

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

Omega Handbells (ages 16+)Brightly ringing handbells are a special way to worship and help others worship! This team rings at the 5pm, 8am, and 11am services, 6-8 times per year. Ability to read music is not a requirement, but is a plus.

When: Rehearsals: Thursdays, 6-7pm Where: St. Luke’s Balcony Contact: Amie Brandmire; 253-445-1784

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: Larry Krueger; [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]

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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: Larry Krueger; [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: Larry Krueger; [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: Larry Krueger; [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: Larry Krueger; [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. We experience awesome activities such as caving, sailing, summer camps, and more, that most boys never get the opportunity to enjoy. The scouting experience is for 11 to 18 year old boys.

When: Mondays, 7pm Where: Northwest Church, 34800 21st Ave SW, Federal Way Contact: David Detzler; [email protected]; 206-819-3683

CharisCharis (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.

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

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Confirmation 2013 AlumniAn L-Team specifically for the 2013 Confirmation Class so that we can all stay close and strong in our faith!

Contact: Kyra Craig; [email protected] or 253-350-5358

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]

Indoor SoccerWe play with a special low bounce ball (futsal ball) and small goals. We usually just scrimmage. We generally have skilled players, but beginners are also welcome.

When: Most Sundays, 2pm Where: Malkow Hall Contact: Caleb Allen; [email protected]

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 connect not only with other Christian teens, but also with a personal Savior and Lord who seeks to call you His own. Come and see!

When: Wednesdays; Middle School: 6-7:30pm High School: 7:30-9pm Where: Malkow Hall Contact: Jake Allstaedt; [email protected]

St. Luke’s Venture Crew 307St. Luke’s is the Charter Organization for Federal Way Venture Crew. Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are 14 through 20 years of age. Are you interested in high adventure like white water rafting, rock climbing, hiking, camping, ...and much more? Then Venture Crew is a great place for you.

When: Wednesdays, 7-8pm Where: St Luke’s, room 101 Contact: Danette Lam; 253-797-9829 or [email protected]

Succeed - Winter 2014Research 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! For High School seniors, parents are encouraged to attend also.

When: Tuesdays, January 28-March 4, 6:30pm Where: St. Luke’s Contact: Jake Allstaedt; [email protected]

Youth LeadershipDo 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. We meet for training and planning once a month. A WA State Patrol background check is required.

When: 1st Sunday, 12:30-2pm Where: St. Luke’s Room 101 Contact: Jake Allstaedt; [email protected]