Click the image of the tree to open this digital booklet, which explains the meaning of each handcrafted Chrismon,
The History of the St. Luke Chrismon Tree
The stunning Chrismon Tree that graces the St. Luke sanctuary every year has a profound history within our church.
In 1983, one of our church members, Freda Cockshott, had a vision to enhance the St. Luke Christmas celebration by creating a Chrismon (Christ Monogram) Tree. Freda’s inspiration came from the first Chrismon tree, originated by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Ascension in Danville, Virginia in 1957.
The St. Luke Chrismon tree was a labor of love for Freda and her husband, John, a deacon of St. Luke. Freda hand-crafted more than 1,500 Chrismons and ornaments which currently adorn the tree, each made from a combination of Styrofoam, beads, sequins, wire & other craft supplies. The Chrismons on the tree tell the story of our Lord’s life and serve as a reminder of God’s love for us through the gift of His Son, Jesus Christ.
Freda & John have both entered eternal life, but the tradition of the St. Luke Chrismon tree is carried on by their family.
This year our Christmas Tree Elves were Roger Von Urff, Crystal Singh, Cynthia Portela and Jackie & Gregg Von Urff. Thank you!
The love that Freda & John had for the Lord and for St. Luke shines through the lights on the tree and may each Chrismon always remind us of God’s greatest gift to us all, his Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Worship Schedule - Regular Worship Schedule
Sunday Traditional Worship with Holy Communion
8:15 AM & 10:45 w/ Sunday School
Wednesdays at 7:30 PM
Sunday Bible Study - between services at 9:30 AM
with Pastor Johnson
Online Bible Study Wednesdays at 10AM
with Pastor Cusanelli
Men's Bible Study
1st Saturday of the month 8:30 AM
3rd Saturday of the month 9:00 AM
(NO December Meeting)