Please join us for worship with Holy Communion
every Sunday at 10 am in person or via Livestream!
With Covid rates in our region rising, Luther Memorial recommends wearing a mask in worship, at fellowship events and in our buildings as a precaution against COVID spread. For now, masks are optional, and we ask that all members who test positive for COVID alert the church office, so we can advise our members of potential spread and safeguard everyone’s good health.
Coffee fellowship and monthly birthday celebrations take place on select Sundays - please check the calendar.
Can you feel a touch of Autumn in the air? I always look forward to those early signs of Fall: the first chilly morning, earlier sunsets and the return of college football games. The first official day of autumn is Saturday, September 23. Soon after we will begin to see God’s glorious handiwork as the leaves begin their brilliant display of color. Autumn is a season of endings: the summer harvest is brought in and we enjoy the taste of that last vine-ripened tomato; frost slows the growth of grass and foliage; we bid farewell to summer’s long days and pull out the jackets; Pumpkin Spice appears everywhere (like it or not!), and we prepare for winter.
This Autumn we bid farewell and Godspeed to Carol Webster, our digital media coordinator. Carol has deftly managed the LMLC website and our social media pages for nearly 4 years, and she will retire on September 30. Almost every visitor who joins us in worship has shared that they first visited the LMLC website, and based on the online info detailing our mission and ministry, they decided to join us for worship. Carol also posts the livestream recordings of our worship services, another great Evangelism resource. Carol’s faithful service has bolstered our ministry in the NRV, and we give thanks for her gifts,
talents and time. We wish her a fulfilling, relaxing retirement and hold her in prayer. One of Carol's colleagues, Linda Stamps, will take over the website administration. Please pray for Carol and Linda as they initiate this transition, in service to Jesus Christ.
My prayer for each of you is that you may spend some relaxing time in Nature this Autumn; God’s creative imagination may be seen everywhere, if we take time to notice it. Let us give thanks and praise to God for this bountiful, glorious Earth, and for the many blessings God gives to us each day. I give thanks for this faithful congregation and the ministry we do together in service to our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Peace to all here, Pastor Monica
Please check our online church calendar regularly to find out about upcoming events, activities, fellowship and worship services in Blacksburg.
As an RIC congregation, we provide a safe church and worship space for LGBTQIA+ folks and families in the Blacksburg area, and a place where ALL can grow in faith and in community. We welcome people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions.
We worship on Sundays at 10 am. You may also view our worship services at your convenience on our YouTube channel.
Our congregation strives to live out their faith and extend Christian compassion through many community outreach programs which both increase awareness of human need and respond to that need in tangible ways. Volunteers are always needed for our church outreach in the Blacksburg area!