Luther Memorial Lutheran Church
The mission of Luther Memorial is to proclaim and preserve the gospel of justification by grace received through faith in Christ. We are compelled and empowered by the Holy Spirit to share fellowship with all through worship, learning, witness and service, so that the Word of God in Jesus Christ becomes active in human lives.
Luther Memorial Lutheran Church is a Reconciling in Christ congregation. As a community of the people of God, we are called to minister to all people of the world, knowing that the world is often an unloving place. Our world is a place of alienation and brokenness. Christ calls us to reconciliation. We are challenged by the Gospel to be agents of healing within our society.
The Apostle Paul writes “there is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female” (Galatians 3:28) Christ has made us one. We wish to make known our caring and concern for those who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons. All are welcome within the community of this congregation and encouraged to share in the sacramental and general life of LMLC.
600 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Please join us for services this Sunday.
Our service times are:
8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Sunday School-9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Change for Change in December
Because of the recent devastation in the Philippines we will be using the December Change for Change offerings to support the work of Lutheran Disaster Response in that country. One of the most powerful storms ever recorded, Super Typhoon Hayian, crashed across the central islands of the Philippines. With winds of over 200 miles per hour and torrential rains, it has forced millions of people to flee their homes. Great loss of lives and massive destruction has been confirmed. LDR is one of the most respected relief organizations in the world and this is a particularly effective way to respond to this crisis.
ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS OPPORTUNITIES
On the first three Wednesdays in Advent we will offer two opportunities for worship and fellowship. On December 4, 11, and 18 there will be brief service at noon in the chapel, featuring a time of prayer and reflection on Advent themes and scriptures.
At 6:00pm on these same dates we will gather with the members of St. Michael congregation for a light supper and Holden Evening Prayer. December 4 and 18 we will be at LMLC; December 11 we will be at St. Michael.
Decorating the Chrismon Trees, December 8
Following the 11:00am worship service we will begin decorating the church for our Christmas celebration by setting up our Chrismon trees. Join us for this time of fellowship. A light lunch will be provided.
Caroling and Open House at the Kings, December 22
Gather in the parking lot at 4:00pm to join us as we go caroling to the homes of some of our members. You do not have to be a great singer; this is about sharing some Christmas cheer! When we finish caroling we will end the afternoon at Gail and Bill King’s home (1401 Highland Circle, Blacksburg) with food and fellowship. Even if you are unable to join us for caroling, please plan to stop in.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Services
There will be two Christmas Eve services on December 24, at 5:00pm and 8:00pm. Both services will include Holy Communion and will use a setting based on Christmas hymns.
Lessons and Carols
We will have one worship service on December 29 which will be a service of lessons and carols. The service time will be at 10:00am.
On Sunday, December 8 from 4:00pm-5:30pm the entire congregation is invited to attend the Advent Workshop. There will be craft items to make that will interest the youngest to the oldest. A simple meal of soup and bread will give us an opportunity for fellowship and to admire the creations.