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About St Luke’s

St. Luke’s aims to be a warm and welcoming “all age” faith community that is passionate about engaging with the people  around us and the world we live in.  We believe in kindness and faith in action!

Worship services happen weekly on Sunday mornings, and monthly gatherings include Messy church for all ages, House church for the more intellectually minded person, and a mid-week service especially for folk who find it difficult to get to weekly Sunday services.

Our community activities include helping newly arrived immigrants settle into the Geelong area; a well attended Mens’ Shed, open to all; and a monthly Repair Cafe organised by our Environment Action Group. 

We are also building our knowledge of Mental Health and Wellbeing as we support people in our own community and our wider community of Highton and surrounds.

Through our Men’s Shed, Community garage sales and Refugee support, we’re able to ensure that furniture and goods otherwise destined for landfill are repaired in good order and distributed to people who arrive in Geelong with nothing but the clothes they wear.

We welcome volunteers and the spiritually curious – anyone in search of a place to belong – if you’d like to chat to someone, please contact us on 5244 2997.

Please take the time to explore our website and get to know us better.

   

COVID updates

While in lockdowns the faith community continues to gather in virtual ways, and you can find us online here:

These are the virtual spaces we will use to deliver Worship recordings and other messages, we also post our worship links here tagged ‘Worship’. Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1862447484018154 – email Robyn info@stlukes.uca.org.au to be invited.

Key Contacts

When possible, the St Luke’s congregation gathers on Sunday morning for worship in a COVID safe way

 

News

Easter Services

Hello Friends, St Luke’s is having a quieter Easter this year, as we absorb the new requirements of COVID safe gathering and try to balance the need for worship with the needs of our helpers to not burn out! Good Friday Our Good Friday service is online this year – find it below, premiering on …

Events and Activities

Apr
18
Sun
Online Worship
Apr 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am

St. Luke’s Weekly Sunday Morning Service of Worship – now from Cyberspace!   Find us here:

 

Worship Onsite @ 174 Barrabool Rd Highton
Apr 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am

St. Luke’s Weekly Sunday Morning Service of Worship – in person

(We’ll be outside so we won’t be able to livestream our service this week.  If you want to watch another service online – see St Davids Newtown https://www.facebook.com/NewtownUniting/)

This Sunday is Palm Sunday – a day we celebrate Jesus triumphal welcome into Jerusalem in the lead up to his death and resurrection.

As it looks like it will be fine we’ll meet up the back of the church site – near the old bluestone chapel.

Like Jesus, we’ll be walking – and reflecting and singing – to end up in the Church Sanctuary to finish. There will be two stops on the way for about 5 or so minutes, and the walk is less than 250m and all down hill.

Please bring a portable chair if you need to sit down when we pause. We’ll have some chairs for those who need a rest, and people to quietly walk with you if you need a companion.

This is an all age event, so bring your family and friends.  It will be different, including a dog (hopefully)!

In line with COVID-19 rules, attendees will need to scan or sign in for contact tracing and observe the current physical distance regulations (thankfully no masks mostly at present).

Please don’t attend worship if you are unwell.  If you would like support or connection in isolation, please contact the office 52442997 or Minister Paul Stephens by email paul.stephens@stlukesuca.org.au

House Church
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Contact Church Office 52442997 for details of this month’s gathering

Apr
20
Tue
Church Office Open
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Church foyer open for dropping off groceries for Uniting’s emergency pantries in Grovedale and Corio-Norlane and other donations.

“Drop and Dash” from the driveway is available and don’t forget to wear your mask!

Playgroup
Apr 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

A supported playgroup for refugee and asylum seeker families resettling in Geelong. For enquiries please contact Shaghek: shaghek.qassabyan@stlukesuca.org.au or call the office on 52442997.

Apr
21
Wed
Weekly Prayer time
Apr 21 @ 8:00 am – 8:15 am

A weekly prayer time held on Zoom. Contact the office for meeting details: info@stlukesuca.org.au

Church Council Meeting @ https://zoom.us/j/99561047010?pwd=UG84d21BOFBYU2tHVVlYYUpKd01vUT09
Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

St Luke’s Highton Office is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

https://zoom.us/j/99892659679?pwd=SXlMQktkZ2NqM254TjlLQVhLNUJrZz09

Apr
23
Fri
Church Office Open
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Church foyer open for dropping off groceries for Uniting’s emergency pantries in Grovedale and Corio-Norlane and other donations.

“Drop and Dash” from the driveway is available and don’t forget to wear your mask!

Apr
25
Sun
Online Worship
Apr 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am

St. Luke’s Weekly Sunday Morning Service of Worship – now from Cyberspace!   Find us here:

 

Worship Onsite @ 174 Barrabool Rd Highton
Apr 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am

St. Luke’s Weekly Sunday Morning Service of Worship – in person

(We’ll be outside so we won’t be able to livestream our service this week.  If you want to watch another service online – see St Davids Newtown https://www.facebook.com/NewtownUniting/)

This Sunday is Palm Sunday – a day we celebrate Jesus triumphal welcome into Jerusalem in the lead up to his death and resurrection.

As it looks like it will be fine we’ll meet up the back of the church site – near the old bluestone chapel.

Like Jesus, we’ll be walking – and reflecting and singing – to end up in the Church Sanctuary to finish. There will be two stops on the way for about 5 or so minutes, and the walk is less than 250m and all down hill.

Please bring a portable chair if you need to sit down when we pause. We’ll have some chairs for those who need a rest, and people to quietly walk with you if you need a companion.

This is an all age event, so bring your family and friends.  It will be different, including a dog (hopefully)!

In line with COVID-19 rules, attendees will need to scan or sign in for contact tracing and observe the current physical distance regulations (thankfully no masks mostly at present).

Please don’t attend worship if you are unwell.  If you would like support or connection in isolation, please contact the office 52442997 or Minister Paul Stephens by email paul.stephens@stlukesuca.org.au

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