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.
Greetings, beloved friends in Christ Jesus. Beginning in November, instead of a monthly newsletter, the Weekly Happenings email that is distributed every Saturday will be enhanced to include additional information about upcoming LMLC activities, the worship assistant schedule, and more. This change will help us to work smarter and more efficiently. In addition, Sandy Hagman, chair of the Social Ministry committee, has volunteered to publish a monthly digital Social Ministry newsletter, to keep us informed on how the congregation's donations serve the Blacksburg & NRV communities. Thanks, Sandy!
Beginning October 1, our annual Stewardship campaign will begin, with 2024 pledges consecrated on Sunday, October 15th, in worship. You will receive a 2024 Pledge card, and you may also fill out an epledge card online. An email will be distributed with this information. Please express deep gratitude to Council member Carla Liversedge, our Stewardship Chair, for her service.
As green leaves turn to brilliant shades of yellow, red and orange in the coming weeks, I ask you to pray for our Well Advisory Board, as they prepare a new strategic plan for The Well Lutheran Campus Ministry, the founding mission of this congregation. I also ask you to pray for our Well students, who faithfully participate in the Tuesday evening dinners, our biweekly Bible study, and the service projects such as Micah’s Closet. We will celebrate the Hokie’s Homecoming on Saturday, October 14th, with a Well Alumni Tailgate. Thanks to Well Advisory Board member and Well Alumnus Mark Hustedt and Well alumnus Rebecca Pettit for organizing this Well Alumni Tailgate.
We look forward to the free Reformation Concert we will host in the Sanctuary on Sunday, October 29th, at 4 pm. Organist Jay Crone has put together an exciting program of Reformation-era music, including a few “sing-along” hymns (it wouldn’t be Reformation without A Mighty Fortress!). Thanks to Jay for coordinating this concert, which is open to our community.
This congregation is so very blessed, and I am blessed to serve as your pastor. I pray that God will continue to bless and guide us, and I pray that each of you will prayerfully reflect on your 2024 pledge, so we may call a new pastor for The Well, as together we proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ to the world.
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!