Service & Outreach


SERVICE MINISTRIES / COMMITTEES

The Saint Luke Social Ministry is responsible for supporting and developing programs of service to people in need. To learn more about any of the programs below, please contact Pastor McReynolds at 630-773-0396. 

ACOLYTES
Junior High youth have the opportunity, after being trained, to serve the Lord by lighting the candles for worship services. Click here to view current acolyte schedule. 


ALTAR GUILD
The Altar Guild provides art and environment for the sanctuary. They help set the scene for worship throughout the liturgical year. Volunteers are needed to help organize and implement changes to the sanctuary, setting up for communion and maintaining the altar area. 


BENEFIT DINNERS
Programs developed to aid specific members in need. 


COUNTERS 
The counting team must be members of the church. This team must maintain a high degree of confidentiality regarding personal contributions. Members count all offerings, prepare deposits for the bank and the envelopes for posting into the church software system.


BEAUTIFICATION 
Beautification committee enhances and restores the beauty of Saint Luke’s facility. Members of this committee maintain planting beds, flower boxes, decorate the sanctuary for Christmas, Easter and more.


ELDERS 
The Board of Elders serves as assistants to the Pastor(s) and focus on the spiritual life of the congregation. They are charged with the supervision of the public worship, church discipline administration, and church publications. They also assist with the distribution of Holy Communion.

  • Readers: proclaim God’s word and tell His story to the worshippers. We are always in need of capable lectors on a continuous basis.
  • Transportation Committee: provides transportation for our shut-in members who wish to attend worship services or funeral services held at the church but are unable to provide their own. In addition, if any member has a temporary physical problem that does not allow them to transport themselves and has no member of their family to provide transportation for them to attend worship service, .
  • Usher/ Greeters: Our ushers and greeters are the first point of contact with newcomers and church members at Saint Luke. If you are a welcoming person with a great smile, we can always use your help! Volunteers are scheduled regularly.


ITASCA FOOD PANTRY  
Saint Luke has the privilege of stocking the BARE shelves at the Itasca food pantry. Our Church works with other Itasca churches to provide food for the needy.


ITASCA WALK IN MINISTRY
This ministry provides compassionate, effective, non-duplicated emergency assistance to people in need within our community. We are always looking for volunteers to serve those in our community. 


MEAL TRAIN
Our Meal Train Ministry has been created for new moms in the congregation, school and community. Our purpose is for mothers and families to feel the love and presence of our Saint Luke family during such a special time by providing some home-cooked meals for families to enjoy when they come home from the hospital. 


MISSION SOCIETY  
The purpose of the Mission Society is to Connect People to Christ by recruiting, publicizing, scheduling and eventually funding a variety of mission projects. The scope of mission projects will be locally, regionally, nationally and worldwide.


NURSERY 
Parents with young children are invited to bring children under the age of 4 to our staffed nursery to play together in a safe, loving environment during our worship service at 10:30 am. Busy bags and children’s bulletins are also available at the back of church for children to enjoy in the pews. We are glad you and your family are here for worship! The nursery is located just off the church lobby.


P.A.D.S. (PUBLIC ACTION TO DELIVER SHELTER)
Program to provide food and shelter to the homeless. PADS is a cooperative homeless ministry staffed by Deliver Shelter members of Saint Luke and area churches. Saint Luke staffs the PADS site on the 4th Tuesday of each month from October through May. 


PRAYER CHAIN  
Saint Luke Prayer Chain was created to serve the needs of our parishioners, school families and visitors, both in prayers of need and thanksgiving. Do you care to be included? Have a prayer request? Email the Prayer Chain at st.luke.lutheran.prayer.chain@gmail.com.


SAINT LUKE QUILTERS
Saint Luke Quilters was formed to provide comfort to those in need. We have given quilts to Lutheran Church Charities, LWML, recipients of the Giving Tree and to babies being baptized at Saint Luke. Our quilts are made with simple squares or strips so there is no extraordinary talent needed. Our new project is to provide quilts for members of the military. If anyone would like to join us we will show you how to become a quilter. No previous experience needed! We meet at the school on Monday mornings. 


SAINT MATTHEW’S CHICAGO
This inner-city congregation and soup kitchen is the recipient of Saint Luke’s Thanksgiving food and Christmas toy collections. 


STEPHEN MINISTRY  
Stephen Ministers are members of our congregation who receive special training to provide one-to-one Christian care to people who needs it. These people could be from our congregation and community experiencing challenges in life-grief loneliness, divorce, hospitalization, disability, job loss, and many other life difficulties.


TECHNICAL ARTS
Lighting, sound and video presentation are an integral part of our worship at Saint Luke. Volunteer staff help make the worship experience more meaningful by enhancing the environment and helping the congregation to participate more fully. We are in need of people to run our video projection, audio for the 10:30 service, and lighting enhancement for liturgical seasons and special services. 

If you would like to volunteer in any of these ministries, please call our Parish office at 630.773.0396.







OUTREACH MINISTRIES

Empowered by the Holy Spirit, Saint Luke embraces the command of Jesus Christ to make disciples of all nations. Through our gifts and prayers, we support the work of individual missionaries in more than 38 countries throughout the world. We also endeavor to actively seek out our neighbors who do not know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, and share His love with them. 


COLLEGE & MILITARY OUTEACH  
Valentine Care Packages is one of the ways we extend God’s love and appreciation to our military personnel and college students. Every January candy, school supplies, letters, cards and more are collected and mailed out to students and members of the armed forces all around the world.


LWML - Lutheran Women’s Missionary League
The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) is the official women’s auxiliary of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. For over 65 years, the LWML has focused on affirming each woman’s relationship with Christ, encouraging and equipping women to live out their Christian lives in active mission ministries and to support global missions. To learn more about Lutheran women in mission, visit LWML at www.lwml.org


YOUTH MISSION TRIP  
This weeklong trip is dedicated to serve, grow in faith and also make new friends! Each year during the summer the youth group transform houses, porches, and lives in the communities they serve.


If you would like to volunteer in any of these ministries, please call our Parish office at 630.773.0396.