Saint Lucas Lutheran

Church, School, Pre-K and Child Care in Bay View, WI

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Volunteer Opportunities at St. Lucas

Please contact the church office for more information if you would like to get involved in any of these events or projects.  (414-483-9122 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )  Some dates and details have not been solidified yet – please give the church office your name and you will be contacted when the details become available.

Usher Help Needed - St. Lucas is looking for several people to become ushers.  Training is provided and team assignments & schedules are flexible.  The only true requirements are you dress nice, show up to church 20-30 minutes early and stay 10-15 after to help reorganize (There is flexibility there also).  If interested contact Ray Groth at 414-617-0963 or email - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Ushers are often the first contact a person has when entering the church.  Help welcome your church family and visitors to God's house.


Ongoing ways to serve. --

Advent by Candlelight
Advent by Candlelight is held on one Sunday evening in early December.  It is a special worship service for women by women to help women prepare their hearts for Christmas.  The service is held in the school gym and women are seated at round tables with decorations and candles.  Christian fellowship and delicious desserts are a highlight of the evening.
Table Hostesses The table hostess will decorate one 60” round table with a tablecloth, candles, and appropriate decoration.  She will also provide paper places, cups,  plasticware and a dessert for 8-10 people. 
Reader A reader will read, in front of the group, a portion of scripture of some pre-written text during the worship service.
Drama Participant Occasionally, the worship service will be done in a skit format.  Drama Participants are needed to portray the characters in the skit.
Nativity Choir Member/Musician No worship service would be complete without music.  The Nativity Choir will lead the group in song and hymns.  Instrumentalists and soloists add beauty and variety to the service.
Beverage service set-up and clean-up Punch, coffee, tea, and cocoa are made available to the women throughout the evening by their table hostesses. Volunteers are needed to make the coffee and fill the coffee thermoses, heat water for hot cocoa and tea, and fill the cream and sugar containers.  Volunteers are also needed for clean up of these items at the end of the evening.

Altar Guild
Do you have about 45 minutes a month to devote to preparing the altar area and communion ware for worship?  Do you enjoy decorating for the holidays like Christmas and Easter?  How about using those talents to beautify our worship space?  Altar Guild members make sure that the communion ware is clean, polished, and ready to go whenever the Lord’s Supper is going to be served during worship.  They fill the candles on the altar and change the altar cloths to match the church year.  They also assist with any special decorating of the church especially during the Christmas and Easter seasons.

Choir Member
Can you carry a tune?  Do you enjoy singing praises to God?  Our choir rehearses on Monday evenings from September through May.  Their songs add variety and beauty to our worship services.

Christian Hearts in Praise Worship Team Member
Can you carry a tune?  Do you play an instrument?  Consider participating in the C.H.I.P.S worship format.  Rehearsals are held on Sunday evenings and C.H.I.P.S. are at 10:45 on Sundays.  You do not have to play or sing every Sunday.

Church Library

We are blessed with a large collection of books, video and audio collected over many, many years.  If you the time and interest to help sort and process these materials, please contact the church office at 414-483-9122.

Fellowship Committee
The purpose of the Fellowship Committee is to sponsor fun events for congregational members and community events where people can get to know one another and enjoy each other’s company in a Christian atmosphere.  Events that have been done in the past include the Winter Carnival and Pancake Breakfasts.  This is a great way to get involved and meet new people.  This committee is always open  to additional help and new ideas.

Gym Monitor
St. Lucas School is blessed to have beautiful and functional facilities including the gymnasium. Renting the gym to outside groups presents an outreach opportunity along with a challenge to protect our property. The gym monitor will open the building for the outside group and then remain in the building during the practice or event to offer assistance where needed and to avert any misuse of the facility. The gym is usually the busiest during the winter and early spring months when outdoor activity is difficult due to the weather. It would be great to have several gym monitors available to limit the time served to once per week or less.

Handbell Choir Member
No musical experience necessary!  Rehearsals are held Monday evenings September through May.  The Handbell Choir  adds beauty and variety to our worship services and also participates in the WELS Handbell Festival in April.

Lay Outreach Projects
Do you have a solid Christian faith?  It is easy for you to share your faith experiences with others?  There are many ways to Share Christ’s Light in our Bay View Community and Beyond.
Evangelism Tables Set up and man tables with information about St. Lucas and WELS at the South Shore Farmers Market, or the South Shore Water Frolicks, or the Bay View Bash, or State Fair Park etc.
Water Bottle Give-away Coordinate the “Be Refreshed Through Jesus” cold water bottle give-away during the Humboldt Park 4th of July Parade.
4th of July Parade Float Design, build, decorate, and pull a float in the Humboldt Park 4th of July Parade.  This would be a fun project for a group of people to work on together.

Mid-week Advent/Lent Meal Coordinator
This person will coordinate volunteers to set up, serve, clean up, and provide desserts for the meals during Advent and Lent.   He/She will also make sure that all the supplies needed to provide these meals are available. These meals are an important opportunity for Christian fellowship and providing an affordable home-cooked meal makes it easy for busy people to attend mid-week worship services.

Parking Coordinator
There are several annual events that create parking challenges around St. Lucas Church and School.  To alleviate those challenges, the   parking coordinator will arrange with Dover Street School to open the playground for parking and recruit volunteers to help direct parking for one hour before the event.  Inform volunteers of the parking pattern to be utilized.  The parking coordinator will also arrange to have the playground/parking lot snow plowed if necessary. 

Parking Attendant
There are several annual events that create parking challenges around St. Lucas Church and School.  The parking attendant will direct parking for one hour prior to the event according to the parking pattern established by the parking coordinator.

Pictorial Directory Coordinator
About every five years, St. Lucas creates a new Pictorial Directory utilizing the services of one of the local photography companies.  The coordinator will research information about the services provided and choose the company that will best meet the needs of St. Lucas.  The  Coordinator will work with the company to plan photography dates, to publicize this project to the congregation, and to publish and distribute the directory.

Placement and Removal of Gym Floor Mats for Special Events
Many different special events take place at St. Lucas every year – Advent by Candlelight, Pancake Breakfasts, Winter Carnival, etc. A lot of these events take place in the gym and in order to protect the floor it is temporarily covered by heavy mats. Are you physically fit and able to move heavy objects? The groups that sponsor, plan, and run these events would love to have a list of people to call for help placing and removing the mats.

Small Group Leader
After receiving 40 hours of training, Small Group Leaders work to form a group and to build its membership. Leaders help their group members to get to know one another and to care for one another through the building of trust and unconditional acceptance. With input from Group members, the leaders choose bible study materials and through that help the group grow spiritually. The leader also facilitates prayer and worship during the group meetings. With input from the group, the leader will also facilitate missional service projects that serve the Lord by serving others at St. Lucas and in our community.
Related Gifts: Shepherding, teaching the faith, visionary and managing leadership, proclamation, evangelism, knowing, wisdom, faith,  nurturing leadership, helping, encouragement, mercy, miracles,  generosity.

Social Services Coordinator
This person will work with the Pastor to help individuals and/or families navigate the county and state system of social services to be provided with basic needs such as food, clothing, and shelter.
Related Gifts: Encouragement, generosity, nurturing leadership, mercy, wisdom, helping.

Spiritual Gifts Ministry Team Member
Public Relations Manager This person will work as part of the Spiritual Gifts Ministry Team to publicize upcoming spiritual gifts courses, to help current members of the congregation understand the benefits of the course and invite them to attend,  to encourage new members to take the spiritual gifts course, and to assist in fostering a pervasive spiritual gifts culture n the congregation.
Ministry Liaison Help believers identify, explore, and become involved in ministries suited to their gifts.  Help connect ministry or congregation leaders with those appropriately gifted for their ministries.
Information Management Build and maintain a database to keep track of spiritual gifts of course graduates and their ministry gifts linked to available ministries and gifts needed for those ministries.
Ministry Possibility Descriptions Update and maintain the Ministry Possibilities brochure and with the help of ministry leaders, create comprehensive ministry descriptions.

Stephen Minister
Stephen Ministers provide one-to-one caring to persons in need.  Stephen Ministers receive 50 hours of training from Stephen Leaders before being assigned a care receiver.  Stephen Ministers also attend twice monthly meetings for continuing education and support.
Related Gifts: Faith, mercy, teaching the faith, encouragement, knowing.

Stephen Leader
After attending the Leader’s Training Course, Stephen Leaders administer the congregation’s Stephen Ministry Program, a program of one-on-one caring relationships that help those who are hurting receive the care and support that they need.  The Stephen Leader will recruit, select, train, support and supervise Stephen Ministers. The Stephen Leader will also identify those in need of care and when appropriate provide them with the opportunity to have a Stephen Minister.  Stephen Leaders also educate congregational leaders and the congregation      regarding the benefits of Stephen Ministry.
Related Gifts:  Visionary and managing leadership, wisdom, nurturing leadership, shepherding, teaching the faith, mercy, helping, evangelism.

The Usher’s main responsibility is to help visitors and members feel welcome, to keep order and handle emergencies occurring the worship service, to collect the offering, and to establish an atmosphere conducive to worship.  The ushers will greet worshippers warmly, distribute      bulletins and help worshippers to find seats. Ushers will also guide people during Holy Communion. Ushers may at times light candles, update the hymn display boards, collect worship registration sheets, take attendance by head count,  and straighten up the hymnal and bibles in the pews following worship.

Vacation Bible School
Teacher The teacher will prepare for and teach each class using the  curriculum materials provided.  The VBS participants are divided into classes by age.  The teacher will also help with games, crafts, songs and snacks.
Related Gifts: Nurturing leadership, mercy, helping.
Greeter Volunteers will warmly welcome VBS participants, collect registration forms, and direct participants to where they need to go.


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