St. Luke Lutheran Church

Worship - Connect - Serve - Grow Portland, OR
St. Luke Lutheran Church

Who We Are

St. Luke is a vibrant community shaped by the Lutheran tradition and sent out into the world to live out God’s love in Christ.

We welcome all who seek a closer relationship with God. While you may come from another faith tradition, or none at all, we hope to join hands with you in ministry inside our four walls and also building relationships with those in need beyond our doors. Since our founding in 1943 special emphasis has been placed on personal spiritual growth and serving our neighbor.

Together with the 10,000+ congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), we celebrate the gift of who we are – people of varied ethnic, gender, sexual, age, and spiritual backgrounds.

Find out more about St. Luke by using the “About Us” menu on the right-side of this page.

Come and experience the journey as Christ shapes us all!

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About Us

Casual, Traditional Liturgy, Creative, Down to Earth, Friendly, Progressive, Inclusive, Multigenerational, Young, Young families, Lots of kids

Community Service, Social Justice, Faith and Work, Children's Ministry, Young Adults, Youth Group, Choir, Missions, Nursery, Adult Education, Food Pantry, Daycare, Preschool, Seniors Ministry

Traditional Hymns, Contemporary, Gospel Choir, Praise and Worship

Lutheran (ELCA)




Plan Your Visit



4595 SW California Street
Portland, OR 97219



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Our Services

What are services like?
FALL THROUGH SPRING: 8:45a.m. Traditional Worship: using a fuller liturgical setting, hymnal, and mainly organ 9:45 a.m. Blended Worship: using a blend of traditional and more “present day” music, with a broad liturgical pattern 10:00 a.m. Spiritual Life Hour: Sunday School for all ages pre-K through 6th grade, Confirmation for 7th and 8th grades, SLY for high schoolers, Adult Education, and other activities 11:00 a.m. Modern Worship: A variety of contemporary, gospel and folk musical styles with worship teams and projected lyrics. Holy Communion is celebrated at all services. SUMMER: 9:00 a.m. Traditional Worship: Using a fuller liturgical setting, hymnal, and mainly piano and organ music. 10:00 a.m. Coffee and Connect: A time to share a beverage, snacks and get together with friends, neighbors and newcomers! 10:30 a.m. Celebration or Blended Worship (every other Sunday) – Blended Worship: using a blend of traditional and more “present day” music, with a broad liturgical pattern. Celebration: small band/praise team leads us in a more informal worship pattern. Also: Sunday School for All Ages – PreK-6th Grade, Confirmation (7th/8th grade), SLY (High School), and Adult Education.Families are encouraged to worship together as nursery care is not provided at this service. 11:30 a.m. Coffee and Connect: A time to share a beverage, snacks and get together with friends, neighbors and newcomers! Holy Communion is celebrated at all services. FIND OUT MORE:

What is the community like?
Our congregation includes a full spectrum from pre-school to seniors with numerous ministries for everyone including: Community Life - Small Groups - Women's Ministries - Children's Ministries - Youth Ministries - Seniors Ministries - Stephen Ministry - Music Ministries - Community Table - Advocacy - Outreach

What if I'm not a Christian?
People of all faiths, seeking faith or would just like to find out more are welcome. The ELCA confesses the Triune God — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. In our preaching and teaching the ELCA trusts the Gospel as the power of God for the salvation of all who believe. ELCA teaching or theology serves the proclamation and ministry of this faith. It does not have an answer for all questions, not even all religious questions. Teaching or theology prepares members to be witnesses in speech and in action of God’s rich mercy in Jesus Christ. - See more at:

Leadership View all


David Knapp
Senior Pastor

I’ve had the honor of serving as a pastor of St. Luke since 1991. First as associate pastor and then in 1999 as the senior pastor. It continues to be a great journey. Today with my wife and three children, St. Luke has been a home where justice ministry thrives. Hands-on ministries to those in need, funding local agencies that make a difference in peoples lives; these are the signature aspects of this inclusive congregation of over 1,300 members. Come by. Not to visit, but to find a spiritual home and a reason to give yourself away in love following a living Christ.

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