Visiting St. Luke's
Built on the foundation of God’s radical and transformative love, we celebrate our unity in Christ while honoring our differences, always putting the work of love before uniformity of opinion.
We strive to live out the Baptismal Covenant by loving our neighbors as ourselves, respecting the dignity of every person, and continuing in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship-in the breaking of bread, and in prayer.
As an Episcopal congregation, we are blessed with the depth of Episcopal liturgy and Anglican theology. Our church is a branch of the faith that goes back to the Christianity practiced on the British Isles in the first century.
The theology that has shaped us is Incarnational: we are called to be disciples in the world- called "good" when created by God. Grounded in Scripture, Reason, and Tradition, we value the via media (Latin, “middle way”), placing greater emphasis on living in relationship to the Truth (God) than on merely defining it.
We read the Bible as Holy Scripture, inspired by God, as it tells the story of God's relationship with Creation and Israel, and points us towards Jesus, the fullest revelation of God.
Our doctrine and worship structure is outlined in the Book of Common Prayer. In the holy acts and sacred moments of life called Sacraments, we find God’s sustaining grace in the world around us. Holy Eucharist is central to our identity and weekly worship.
St. Luke’s is a parish in good standing in the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, which is a part of The Episcopal Church, a part of the worldwide Anglican Communion.