Sunday Fellowship Time
After worship every Sunday, the congregation gathers for a fellowship time. This is an informal social time in Watson Hall with coffee and treats, ranging from cake and cookies to a full lunch. Sitting around tables over a cup of coffee, people can catch up with old friends and make new ones. The last Sunday of every month, we celebrate Birthday Sunday by singing to all those celebrating a birthday that month and cake for all.
Adult Sunday School
Opportunities for adult Sunday School classes vary with the seasons. Pastor Jennifer, our student pastors or lay leaders regularly offer short (4-8 week) adult Sunday School series on a variety of biblical and spiritual topics. Previous series have included Images of the Resurrection, a look at Christ’s resurrection appearances in scripture and art; Called & Commissioned, an examination of how God called people in the Bible and God calls us; and Letting God Transform Routine, a conversation about making God a part of everyday life.
Sausage Supper & Oktoberfest
St. Luke’s is often known in the community as “the sausage church.” Our Sausage Supper and Oktoberfest are legendary community events in Jeffersonville.
The Sausage Supper began in 1937, in response to the 500-year flood that devastated the St. Luke’s building and surrounding community. Two farmers who belonged to St. Luke’s each donated a hog. The men made sausage and the women cooked up German potato salad to go with it. They sold tickets to make money to rebuild the church. The tradition continues today. The Sausage Supper happens each year in late February, and current St. Luke’s members come together to make homemade sausage (with the secret St. Luke’s recipe that goes back to 1937), German potato salad, bread, desserts and more.
Oktoberfest takes place in late September. We make homemade bratwurst and knockwurst, German potato salad, sauerkraut, rolls, desserts and more.
Both of these events draw huge numbers of diners from the community, and still serve as major church fundraisers each year. More importantly, they are both “fun-raisers!”
The Women’s Fellowship has been a thriving part of St. Luke’s for more than 75 years. These women meet the third Wednesday of every month for a business meeting and program or book discussion. They take the lead in caring for homebound members, sending cards and organizing regular visits. They also inspire greater mission outside the St. Luke’s congregation. They arrange the Christmas gift program for a boy atBrooklawn, and they are the official sponsors of our student in Sri Lanka. The women also make regular contributions to Merom and theChurch World Service kit program.
Coffee Houses are held four times annually. Like all St. Luke’s events, our Coffee House is open to the public. An open mic is offered for musicians, readers and poets to share their talents. We enjoy coffee, snacks and desserts of all kinds. Check the church calendar for the next Coffee House and come share your talent or sit back and enjoy the show. Guests are always welcome.
St. Luke’s single adults enjoy the chance to get together for fun and fellowship. The group tries to plan an event every month that is free or low-cost so that all can participate. Past outings have included a trip to the concert at Warder Park, game nights and dining together at a local restaurant.
St. Luke’s also has many all-church events to celebrate and deepen our friendships with one another. The Mother-Daughter Banquet happens every May, and the Church Picnic every summer. Family game nights and trips to local amusements also happen regularly.