Luther Memorial has resumed in-person worship at 10 am, outdoors in our lower parking lot. Masks and social distancing are required. Outdoor services will continue for now through Sunday, June 27; Council will meet again in June to determine when to return to the main Sanctuary. Please sign up to volunteer as a worship servant for any of these services.
As of March 1, 2021, our Fellowship Hall is open for meetings of up to 10 persons; masks and social distancing are required. The kitchen remains closed.
The Luther Memorial offices will be closed on
Fridays from June 18 - July 30, 2021.
Jesus said, ‘Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.’ ~Matthew 11:28
Life is difficult. So many struggle and suffer in this world.
But God hears and understands our suffering, and meets us where we are. God never abandons us, but walks by our side, revealing God’s love for us through little miracles that happen daily, if we will pay attention.
Whether you carry a heavy burden; feel rejected for being yourself, just as God made you; or if you’ve been wounded by the harsh judgment of others, we invite you to discover your new home, safe within the unconditional love and grace of Christ Jesus at Luther Memorial.
We welcome and embrace everyone equally, as a Reconciling in Christ congregation. We support all people, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, because we understand that God created each of us as beautiful and worthy of love, without exception, judgment, or blame. We believe that God’s Living Word of grace, Jesus Christ, forgives all and loves all. And at Luther Memorial, ‘all’ means all.
Luther Memorial’s buildings are closed for now; but we are the Church, the Body of Christ, and we’re still active, loving God and neighbor through service to the world. We support many New River Valley non-profit agencies to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, advocate for the forgotten and restore human dignity.
I invite you to experience the presence of Christ in our faith community: join us for Sunday online worship, monthly Drive-In Worship, or call in for “Dial-a-Sermon.” I’m here to accompany you in your faith journey, through confidential Pastoral Counseling or Spiritual Direction by Zoom or by phone. Be a part of our Wednesday “Happy Hour” check-ins & Vespers, or participate in several weekly Bible studies.
May the grace and peace of Christ Jesus be with you,
Reverend Monica L. 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!