Our regular Sunday morning worship services begin at 9 am in the sanctuary. In accordance with CDC guidelines, masks are optional. Broadcast of our worship services on Zoom has been discontinued, but we will continue to use Facebook Live as we are able. Holy Communion is celebrated on most Sundays. Children's Sunday School will begin on September 25 after the worship service (approximately 9:45-10 am) and will continue on alternate Sundays thereafter.
We have discontinued Zoom broadcast of our worship service, but intend to continue Facebook Live streaming. We would love to have you join us in person, if possible!
To worship via Facebook Live, go to the St. Luke's Lutheran, Sidney NY Facebook page.
What We Believe
When Lutherans talk about faith,
we are talking about the relationship God’s Holy Spirit creates with us. It’s a relationship where God’s promise of steadfast love and mercy in Jesus opens us to a life of bold trust in
God and joyful, generous service
to everyone we know and meet in daily life.
For more about what we believe,
We are located at the corner
of West Main Street and Circle Drive in the village of Sidney, NY. Although our 911 address is 139 West Main Street, the entrance to our driveway is actually on Circle Drive. Our mailing address is:
PO Box 2008, Sidney, NY 13838 Phone (607) 563-1806
St. Luke's Lutheran Church was founded in Sidney, NY, in 1953.
Our unique church building was designed by an architect inspired by the surrounding rolling hills,
and was constructed in 1966.
A community center, which serves as a fellowship hall and meeting place, was added in 2004. Over
the years, we have been served
by a diverse group of pastors, several of whom have come from non-Lutheran denominational backgrounds.
We welcome all people, based
upon the foundation of God’s grace and mercy. Inspired by God's love, we offer healing and hope for all.
Pastor Laura Wade has been called to serve our church and lead us in worship for the first time on Sunday, July 10th. Please see the "Our Pastor" page to learn more about Pastor Wade.
Adult Bible Study
In May and June we used stories from Friedman's Fables as a springboard for discussion of the application of Biblical teaching to the dilemmas of daily life. Shall we continue with this in the fall? Or perhaps use the video series, The Chosen?C Only YOU can answer these questions!
Sunday School for pre-kindergarten through 6th grade students will begin on Sunday, September 25th following worship, and will continue on alternate Sundays thereafter. A typical class will include a lesson presented by Pastor Laura followed by a craft or other activity to reinforce the lesson, a snack and music.
The cycling cherubs are continuing their Sunday afternoon bike rides into the fall, until the weather turns chilly. To join the email list for updates on the ride schedule, please email Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org
Worship & Music
Traditional liturgical and less formal worship services are held at 9:00 am on Sunday mornings. From September through June our worship is often enhanced by our choir. If you are interested in joining the choir, please speak to our organist/choir director David Burch. New members are always welcome, and we hope to be able to resume choral activity soon.
Following the worship service, we often have a coffee hour to help people to get to know each other better and encourage each other in their lives of faith.
Members of St. Luke's are both
Disciples – who study and practice the teachings of Jesus Christ.
Ministers – who go out into the community to serve and care for others.
If you are interested in joining our congregation, please come to our Sunday worship or contact our secretary at (607) 563-1806.
We are stewards of God's gifts. We give freely, in love, to share His blessings.
Most people give on Sunday morning as part of regular worship. However, if you are not able to be in church or just want to give electronically, you may do so here. St. Luke's uses the services of Tithely to securely process credit card donations on-line. Receipts for such donations will be sent from Tithe.ly and charges will appear on credit card statements from "CheckingStripe.comny"
We invite you to join our mailing list and receive emails we send out with news, or special worship schedules,
as well as our newsletter.