We would love to have you worship with us.
One of the greatest things about being Episcopalian is that there are all different kinds. We are an open and affirming church that celebrates the diversity of humanity in all ways: race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, gender, political ideology, economic class, ability, personality, familiarity or non-familiarity with Episcopalianism and Christianity, sureness of faith, struggles with doubt and so much more.
We welcome everyone. As is frequently said in our services, “Wherever you’re from. Wherever you’re headed. You have a place at St. Luke’s.” What ties us together is our belief in the love of God, especially as Jesus talked about it. Jesus taught us that God’s deepest hope for us is that we would love God and love our neighbors (Matt. 22:37-40). No matter what path you are walking, we hope it will bring you to St. Luke’s!
Join us for In-Person worship
Join us for in-person worship or live on Facebook, Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. In-person worship is followed by a time of fellowship. We read scripture, hear a sermon, pray together, and spend time with one another at a coffee hour. It’s a deep breath of community just when you need it. No need to make a reservation; just show up. When coming into the building, masks are welcome, although not required. The Covid-19 protocol has been rescinded for now, and we are following CDC guidelines. We look forward to worshiping in person with you!
The Episcopal Liturgy
A typical Episcopal Sunday service has two parts: the Word and Communion. The Word is where we hear Scripture readings, pray for others and listen to the sermon. Communion is where we share the Bread and Wine as Jesus did at the Last Supper before he died.
Most services follow the Book of Common Prayer, found in the pew, but everything you need will be printed in your bulletin.
Some people standing, some kneeling and some sitting. You can follow the folks next to you or do whatever feels comfortable to you.
The Choir is an important part in the life of St. Luke’s. The choir sings at services September through May, for special feasts such as Christmas and Holy Week, and events such as Advent Lessons and Evensong. All musical talents of all abilities are welcomed and enjoyed. If you would like to join the choir or take part in the service, please contact us.
If you missed a sermon, don’t worry, you can watch them all on the St. Luke’s Facebook page.
Whoever you are, wherever you are in your faith journey, you are welcome in this place
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