Our Board for Christian Care has the responsibility to encourage and support the efforts of individuals and small groups who provide physical, emotional and spiritual help to our members and the larger community in time of need.



Cancer Companions

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Cancer Companions walk with those coping with cancer (present and past) and their family members and friends.  They provide safe, supportive environments for cancer families to draw closer to Christ.

Cancer Companions meets on Mondays at 7:00 PM at Via Christi hospital.

Click on our Cancer Companions page for more information.

To go to the Cancer Companion web site, click on cancer-companions.org.



Parish Nursing


On the first Sunday of the month, after the 8:30 AM service, several Parish Nurses are available to take blood pressures and answer questions.

Click on Parish Nursing for more information.

Click here for the Congregational Health Advocate / Parish Nurse Manual.



Worship for Shut-Ins

Worship for Shut-Ins

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“Worship for Shut-Ins” is an abbreviated worship service that can be viewed over the internet.  One of our members, John Johnson, gathers individuals together once a week in the retirement communities and nursing homes throughout Manhattan and shows a video.

The schedule is as follows:

  • Mondays at 3:30 PM at Via Christi Village, 2800 Willow Grove Road, Manhattan, KS 66502

  • Tuesdays at 2:30 PM at Stoneybrook Retirement Community – Health Care, 2025 Little Kitten Avenue, Manhattan, KS  66503

  • Every Wednesday of the month at 4:00 PM at Meadowlark Hills Living Room, 2121 Meadowlark Road, Manhattan, KS  66502.  (John Johnson is also at the Meadowlark Hills Living Room on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesday of the month at 4:00 PM showing a Video Bible Study from the Men’s Network of the Lutheran Hour Ministries.  Click on Men’s Network Bible Studies for more information.)

Click on Worship for Shut-Ins for more information.



Homebound Ministry

Homebound Ministry

Liana Eagen, one of our members, along with others in our church, like to visit people who are homebound or who have a hard time getting out.  If you would like to be part of this ministry, or would like a visit, please contact us.



Card Ministry

Card Ministry

A few of our St. Luke’s folks make and send out birthday and anniversary cards to our members and friends.  They meet at Candlewood Frame Shop, 3232 Kimball Ave., Manhattan, KS  66503, on the 3rd Monday of the month at 7:00 PM.  If you would like to be part of this ministry, please let us know.





As of January 2010, by federal guidelines, any volunteers responding to a disaster must be trained and certified or they will be turned away. Over a year ago, Lutheran Church Charities started making plans for providing training for and establishing Lutheran Early Response Teams (LERT) throughout our district. Should a disaster happen, these teams would be put on call and may be asked to deploy in 72 hours or less to respond to the disaster.

St. Luke’s has a group of people that has been trained in L.E.R.T.  If you are interested in being trained, please let us know.

St. Luke’s will host a L.E.R.T. Training on Saturday, February 10, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  The cost is $25.  Lunch is included.  You will also receive a book and a vest.  Click here for the St. Lukes LERT Registration Form.  Please turn this completed registration form into the St. Luke’s church office.

Click on L.E.R.T. for more information.



Care Portal

CarePortal brings the needs of hurting children and families in your community to your attention. Child welfare workers uncover the needs. CarePortal makes local churches aware, giving them a real-time opportunity to respond.

St. Luke’s is a CarePortal congregation.

As a need is identified in the community, an email is sent out from Care Portal to the coordinators of participating congregations.  The coordinator of each congregation then sends out an email to participating congregational members.  If you are interested in being placed on this email list, please email Patricia Kring at pkring0828@gmail.com.  The need will also be placed on the weekly enews from St. Luke’s.  If you are able to address the need, simply respond to the email.

Click here for more information about Care Portal.