Rev. Gaylyn S. Wilson, Pastor of St. Luke A.M.E. Zion Church
Presiding Elder of the Western Michigan District
"Let the wind blow, let the fire fall, let the glory of the Lord come down!"
Worship Service: Sunday's at 11am/Summer Hours: 10am
Church School: Sunday's at 9:30am/Summer Hours: 8:30am
Bible Study: Wednesday's at Noon and at 6pm
Prayer Line: Monday-Thursday at 8:30pm Number: 712-432-1500 Code: 880973#
150th Anniversary Celebration!
"Reaping the Harvest"
Psalms 126 & Galatians 6:7-10
The oldest black congregation and an historical icon in Grand Rapids, St. Luke African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, will celebrate its 150th Year Anniversary with a series of activities. The community is invited to join in the celebration.
The theme for this year is “Reaping the Harvest.” A little church with a big heart, St Luke was founded c. 1863 “as a mission to harbor run- away slaves.” Throughout its history the church has been the “saving grace” not only of fugitives seeking freedom, but has stretched out its hands to help others seeking to settle in Grand Rapids and to start or maintain their own church. Among those who were helped and currently
still exist in the city are Mes- siah Baptist Church and First Community A.M.E Church (formerly known as Arnett Chapel). In addition, the old St. Luke A.M.E. Zion Church South Congregational Church currently merged with East Congregational and Hilliard Chapel A.M.E Zion both received a helping hand from St. Luke during their formation.
Pastor Gaylyn S. Wilson
A special presentation/ display will highlight 150 Years of St. Luke’s History. Friends, former members, other churches and the public are invited to join us as we celebrate God’s goodness and thank Him for keeping us down thru the years.