St.Luke opens its doors to many different groups who need a place to gather. We would also like to mention:
Meeting place of Ramsey County Garden Club.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets on Sunday nights at 7pm and is open to all.
Highland Friendship Club is about helping young adults with disabilities make friends, learn new skills and have fun.
We have been hosting Minnesota Youth Symphonies (MYS) June auditions for over 15 years.
St.Luke is also an official polling place for Ramsey County.
The Ladies Retreat is held at Camp Onomia in Onamia, Minnesota, in the fall, usually the last weekend of September, with three church groups attending. It takes place in the Retreat Center with the meals in the Mess Hall nearby. The retreat is from Friday night to Sunday morning. A snack is provided on Friday night. Each group takes their turn at either leading a simple Bible reading or providing snacks on Saturday night or for the Sunday morning service. We enjoy games, crafts, reading, and laughter with old and new friends, and enjoy shopping in nearby Onamia, Wakohn and Isle. The retreat is limited to ages 18 and older.
All women of St. Luke Lutheran Church are invited to enjoy an evening out at a local restaurant once a month, usually the third Tuesday at 5:30 pm. The Ladies Night Out event has two purposes: to laugh, talk and get to know one another better, and to enjoy the fine dining experience around the Twin Cities area with a group of friends. The evening is open to all women and the restaurants that we visit are chosen by mutual consensus.
Ladies Night Out
Game Days are held on the first and third Friday of each month from 12:30 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Bring a snack to share and your favorite game and settle down to an afternoon of fun and games. All ages are welcome!
The first Sunday after Labor Day in September is our Sunday School Rally Day. We round up all the children who will be attending Sunday School to meet their teachers and classmates. There are games to be played, and the entire congregation is invited to a pot luck lunch. It is a festive day for all!
Sunday School Rally Day
Our Sunday School children, Youth Group and their families sponsor several fundraiser meals during the year. The Easter breakfast is a popular event in which the volunteers prepare and serve egg bake and fresh fruit. In January, the Sunday School children and Youth Group families serve a pancake breakfast following the morning service. A freewill donation is collected and the funds raised go to various Sunday School and Youth Group activities, such as a winter family retreat at Camp Onomia and the Youth Group trip to a work camp in the summer.
Every October St. Luke opens its doors to the community when it hosts the Fall Bazaar. Handmade crafts, home baked cookies, pies and candies, as well as a Rummage Sale offer a selection of things to purchase. The kitchen serves up fresh baked rolls and coffee for breakfast, along with soup and hot dogs for lunch. A raffle is held at the end of the event as a fundraiser to offset costs and as benevolence to charities of choice.
Loaves & Fishes
St. Luke cooperates with a number of churches in sponsoring Loaves and Fishes, which provides a healthy meal for anyone and everyone. Each church takes responsibility in providing one meal during the month. Together with St. Mark Lutheran Church, St. Luke purchases the ingredients and prepares a nutritious and delicious meal on the fourth Monday of the month at St. Matthew Catholic Church. For more information on Loaves and Fishes, please refer to their website: http://www.loavesandfishesmn.org/.
In the fall of the year, we join with area churches in the CROP walk, raising money for both local and international causes. What is a CROP Walk for hunger? Their website puts it this way, "Neighbors walking together to take a stand against hunger in our world. Together we raise awareness and funds for international relief and development, as well as local hunger-fighting." For more information about CROP Walk, their website is: http://www.churchworldservice.org
Every Saturday a volunteer from St. Luke drives to a local supermarket and loads up their car with day-old bakery goods that otherwise would be thrown out. Sometimes the cars are almost overflowing with baked goods. These are then delivered to a local rehab center, a senior housing apartment, and other areas of need.
A charming farmers' market with a great selection of locally grown produce, baked items and meats. We accept EBT. June through September, every Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Come and peruse the wide variety of healthy, quality, and affordable locally grown food. By providing a setting for growers to showcase and sell their products, we hope to encourage and support the production of local food and goods. Our goal is to strengthen community connections between neighbors and organizations serving the Highland neighborhood by providing a warm and welcoming community gathering space. ALL ARE WELCOME!