Editors note: the following brief was submitted by Rev. Tim Tolar, who is the pastor at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Kenai.
On Feb. 7 St. Luke Lutheran Church, in conjunction with its Divine Service, held a dedication service for its newly purchased parish building and for items used by the parish during its various services.
Bishop James Heiser came up from Malone, Tx., Salem Lutheran Church, to preside over the dedication and to serve as guest preacher.
St. Luke Lutheran Church is an independent Lutheran church that is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Diocese of North America, "ELDoNA," through its pastor, Rev. Tim Tolar, who is a member of ELDoNA.
In November 2009, St. Luke Lutheran Church acquired the building, which many long-term locals know as the Hitching Post Cafe, and most recently known as the Tree House restaurant, located at Mile 16 of the Kenai Spur Highway, across from Elite Fitness. Prior to obtaining this parish building, the Salvation Army graciously allowed St. Luke Lutheran Church to use its worship center on North Forest Drive in Kenai on Sunday afternoons.
Each Sunday, the parish offers a family/group Bible study at 9 a.m. and a Divine Service at 10:30 a.m. The parish also offers mid-week studies and other monthly family events.
St. Luke Lutheran Church and its Homer Mission welcomes guests and visitors. For more information please contact Rev. Tolar at 283-5455, or visit our website at www.saintlukekenai.com.
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