The mission of the Community Service at St. Luke’s is to connect us with our neighbors, our community, local and global missions and as a result connect us more deeply to one another and to God.

outreachThere are specific areas of ministry in which congregation members are involved and these ministries fall into four categories:

  • Homelessness
  • Hunger
  • Local programs/ministries
  • Global programs/ministries

These core ministries support programs like:

  • Sophia’s Place at St. Luke’s (shelter and feeding)
  • Sophia’s Place Women’s Center (space and feeding)
  • Crossroads Salvation Army Feeding (feeding and serving)
  • Ensenada (building homes)
  • Interfaith Task Force on Homelessness (addressing the
  • Christmas Giving Tree
  • Basic Needs Boxes
  • Shoes for the Sudan
  • Congregations for Kids
  • ELCA Disaster Relief
  • World Hunger
  • LWR Malaria Initiative
  • Puget Sound Blood Bank and many others…

To find out more about how to participate in any of these outreach programs please contact our Administrative Director: Carolyn Norton at

Read more about 0pportunities for giving and serving, both locally and globally, to those less fortunate:

Quilters for Lutheran World Relief

Meet every week to sew beautiful quilts which are sent to Lutheran World Relief. This is part of our global mission program. Tied in Faith. Sent in Hope. Wrapped in Love. When we make...

The Giving Tree

This ministry was started by the Confirmation Classes in 1992.  It’s mission is to provide the experience of giving to those who don’t have the means to provide their children with gifts at Christmastime.  This ministry has gone through...

Congregations for the Homeless

A community ministry that provides shelter for homeless men in transition. St. Luke’s hosts these men during the month of February as part of a ministry sponsored by the Eastside Interfaith Social Concerns Council....

Sophia’s Place at St. Luke’s

Sophia’s Place is located in the lower level of the church and houses 20 women.  St. Luke’s prepares a meal for them on the 2nd Wednesday of every month.  There is always a need...

Crossroads Salvation Army Feeding

Coordinated through Catholic Community Services, various churches, schools, and civic organizations take turns providing meals for those in need Monday through Friday at the Salvation Army in Bellevue, which is located at 911 –...

Ensenada Home Building

Our Ensenada Family for 2015 Adolfo and Lucia are indigenous from Oaxaca. They have three children, Juan (12 year old boy), Dulce (10 year old girl), and Luis (4 year old boy). They speak...