Our Vision:
Reflecting the Light of Christ
Our Mission
Worship together, learn and grow together, serve those in need, proclaim the Gospel in word and deed, be faithful stewards of all creation

Who We Are

St. Luke’s Evangelical Church of Monroe is a dichotomy. It is a part of the “Mother Church” of the Carolinas District of the NALC, It has a history dating back to 1889 and a congregation that nurtured the growth of the Lutheran faith throughout the region. Our building is solidly constructed of locally produced brick. It is replete with detailed and ornate stained glass. Its worship services are traditional, built around a centuries-old liturgy and accented by a communion
But a church is far more than a building, or even a set of traditions. It is a living, thriving community of faith in Jesus Christ, and ours is far from staid and stodgy.
St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church is located in a neighborhood in Monroe near local schools, hospital and other health facilities. Its congregation is a diverse mix: of young adults, families, and older couples; of newcomers to the area and life-long residents; of those comfortable in suit-and-tie and those more comfortable in shorts and sandals; of neighborhood residents and those from across the area.
St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran is alive! Our members work and serve together, providing outreach from meals and shelter for the homeless and hurting in our own community.  And our church also plays together. From games, to ice cream socials, advent coffees to special events for our seniors, our members take time to create and strengthen relationships far beyond a Sunday morning.
St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran is member of the  North American Lutheran Church, or NALC.The NALC is a fast growing denomination in North America with members in congregations across the United States. It is currently lead by Bishop John F. Bradosky.

Our Core Values

Christ Centered

We confess the apostolic faith in Jesus Christ according to the Holy Scriptures. We affirm the authority of the Scriptures as the authoritative source and norm, “according to which all doctrines should and must be judged” (Formula of Concord). We accept the ecumenical creeds and the Lutheran Confessions as true witnesses to the Word of God.

Mission Driven

We believe that the mission of the Church is to preach the Gospel and to make disciples for Christ. We believe that making disciples — in our congregations, in our communities and nations, and around the world — must be a priority of the Church in the present age.

Traditionally Grounded

We affirm the ecumenical creeds and the faithful witness of the Church across time and space. We endorse the form and practices of the universal Church that are consistent with Scripture, particularly the office of the ministry and the tradition of worship under Word and Sacrament. We seek dialogue and fellowship with other Lutheran churches and with faithful Christians of other confessions.

Congregationally Focused

We strive to be a church that is organized to facilitate the ministries of local congregations in a posture of servanthood and a spirit of partnership, through the provision of resources, connections and information.

Over the Years
Our History