Worship

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!

Online Services

Join us by phone or online on Sunday mornings at 9am for worship, 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.

We use zoom to host our online services. For access to this week’s zoom information, contact us.

In-Person Services

Please note that due to an increase in Covid cases, the in-person service has temporarily been replaced. In lieu of gathering for Eucharist, you’re invited to join us for the service of Compline, the age-old prayer service at the close of day. 7:00 p.m. Wednesdays. It’s a quiet, reflective, and beautiful service that takes about fifteen minutes. Please check your email for the Zoom invite.

Join us for actual, physical, bread-and-wine Eucharist on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. With the winter darkness and cold, we’ll gather around the fire pit that’s just outside the sanctuary doors. It’s a simple service of communion with readings, prayers, time for reflection, and of course, the sacrament.  

Masks are required and you’ll need to bring your own chair. The building remains closed (except for bathroom emergencies) and if the weather doesn’t permit, that week’s service is canceled.

In order to keep track of who’s present and make sure we don’t exceed safe gathering limits, reservations are required. Please contact Rev. Justin if you’d like to attend (revjustinc@gmail.com, 612-618-3826).

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.

Music

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.

Sermons

If you missed a sermon, don’t worry, you can watch them all on the St. Luke’s Facebook page.

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

1884 22nd Street NW
Rochester, MN 55901-0618

(507) 288-2469
stlukes@stlukesepiscopal.org

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mon. – Thurs.

Whoever you are, wherever you are in your faith journey, you are welcome in this place.

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