St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church is located in Schaefferstown in the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch country. At St. Luke you will find a church that is steeped in history from its founding in 1765, yet committed to meeting the needs of members and the community in the 21st century.
In fulfilling its purpose – “As the Body of Christ we proclaim the Gospel by serving and doing God’s will in a manner that meets the needs of a changing world” – the ministry of St. Luke Lutheran focuses on serving the Lord and our neighbors as Jesus taught his Disciples, and showing through faith and outreach the transformative power of Jesus Christ in our daily lives.
Since 2014 the congregation has been involved in an ongoing renewal process, discerning the Emmaus Road account in Luke Chapter 24 as our Guiding Story, from which the following four Guiding Principles were adopted:
We study scripture, pray, and gather in worship to open ourselves to trust God and each other.
We practice walking together through compassionate listening and sharing the love of God.
We practice being patient, loving and generous companions with God to serve and meet the needs of others.
We practice authentic hospitality by welcoming others as we would welcome Christ.