NOTE: THERE WILL NOT BE A LIVESTREAM ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 1ST,
DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES.
Please join us for worship with Holy Communion
every Sunday at 10 am in person or via Livestream!
We invite you to sign up to volunteer as a worship servant.
The Luther Memorial offices will be closed on
Fridays from June 18 - July 30, 2021.
Lutherans understand the sacrament of holy communion as a gift of God in Christ Jesus, and as a means of grace by which we receive assurance of God’s love and forgiveness. As Jesus instructs his followers at The Last Supper, we celebrate holy communion when we gather together in person. This sacrament is distributed by an ordained pastor or authorized lay communion minister using elements consecrated in live worship because at Jesus’ table, we are blessed by the real presence of Christ alive in us, gathered as community, through the bread and wine. In this gift of communion we remember that Jesus gave his life willingly for all people, to reveal that God’s love and mercy do not end at death: in baptism we are united with Jesus for eternal life.
Because holy communion is celebrated when we gather in person as the Body of Christ, Luther Memorial does not offer a pre-recorded communion service. During the pandemic, ELCA bishops determined that persons who watch live digital worship may commune from their location if they watch a live communion service; it is not appropriate to commune by watching a pre-recorded service.
To receive holy communion, you have several options:
If you have any questions about the Lutheran understanding of holy communion, please email Luthermemorialblacksburg@gmail.com.
“…for the kingdom of God is within you.” ~Luke 17:21
"God has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?" Micah 6:8
We have been changed by life during a global pandemic. Our behaviors, attitudes and perspectives have all changed by what we’ve been through. We want to return to ’normal,’ but we can never go back to the way things were, and that’s a good thing: we’re not the same people we were, before the pandemic. We’ve learned and we’ve grown. We have new questions about life, faith and God.
We have been transformed by the love of Jesus. Through the pandemic, God never abandoned us. God always meets us right where we are, in suffering, in chaos, in desperation and in joy. God in Christ Jesus understands the burdens we carry, and the many ways that people hurt us. Life may change us, but the love of Jesus transforms us, bringing us into the joy of eternal life with our loving, merciful God.
You are already loved by God, but we invite you to be transformed by that love. We welcome and accept you just as you are, made in God’s holy image. Join us for worship, Christian faith formation, fellowship and service to our community, as together we proclaim God’s unconditional love and forgiveness to all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity or sexual preference.
Come and be transformed by God’s love as together we do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with God.
Peace to all here,
Rev. Monica Weber, Pastor
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.
View online worship at your convenience, or call (540) 951-1000 and press # to hear a recorded Gospel & Sermon. We gather with area ELCA Lutherans for Drive-In Worship & Holy Communion on the last Sunday of every month at 10 am at St. Michael Lutheran, 2308 Merrimac Road, Blacksburg, VA.
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!
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