Visiting St. Luke's

It is our joy to welcome you to St. Luke's Episcopal Church.

We offer a loving, supportive, and welcoming environment for people of all backgrounds and interests. On behalf of our members and the Church leaders, we are very delighted that you are considering visiting or attending St. Luke's. Regardless of where you are in your life and faith journey, your specific theological beliefs, what your clothes look like, how you identify yourself, or what your family situation is- you are most welcome here.

 

Our Weekly Worship Schedule

Sundays: 

8:00 am- Holy Eucharist, no music

9:15 am- Adult Forum- St. Agnes Room (check calendar for details)

9:30 am- Kids Space-Children's Church room (informal Christian Formation time for elementary-aged children, led by trained volunteers)

10:30 am- Holy Eucharist, full choir and music

Weekdays: 

5:30pm- Evening Prayer in the Chapel (Wednesday-Healing Eucharist)

Our church is also open during the week (Monday-Friday) from 9am-4pm to the public for prayer and solitude.

 

For Children and Families

Professionally staffed nursery care is available for infants-4 year olds. Activities and formation programs are open to children and caregivers elementary-high school. Please see our Children's and Youth Ministry page for details.

Parking

On Sundays, you may park in designated parking spaces on the street, or in the lot directly across the street from the church entrance, or the lot at the corner of Church and Council. During the week, there is a 2 hour limit to street parking, or there are few spots reserved for St. Luke’s in the parking lot across the street from the front entrance to the church.

What to Expect

Our services are centered around the celebration of the Holy Eucharist (sometimes referred to as Communion - all Baptized Christians are welcome to receive the bread and wine). We gather in the name of God, hear Scripture, read and reflected upon in a sermon, stand together and affirm our faith in the words of the Nicene Creed, offer prayers for ourselves and our world, confess our sins, and partake in Communion.

 

Worship follows the Book of Common Prayer, a book of services, rubrics, and prayers. The first Book of Common Prayer was written in 1549 and there have been many editions since then, but the spirit of that first book is still found in our current worship.

Our 8:00 am service follows a service order known as Rite I, using much of the traditional language from previous Prayer Books. Worship at 10:30 follows Rite II, which uses more modern language and involves congregational singing, as well as an anthem, led by the choir. Though it can take some time to get used to worship in the Episcopal tradition, it is a rich and deep experience. Our members would be more than happy to help you follow along.

We hope that through our liturgies, you are able to give adoration to our Creator, to know of God’s love and redemption, to be inspired for mission, and be joined together with others in community. Some members wear suits with ties or dresses, while others dress more casually. You are welcome to come as you are, and ALL are welcome. 

We will not ask you to stand up and be recognized as a guest when you worship, though we hope to meet you before or after worship. If you're just checking us out, it is our honor to have you with us and your presence is contribution enough. While all are welcome to give, we do not expect guests to contribute to the Sunday offering plate.

We hope that you find St. Luke's to be a place of abundant grace, beloved community, and intentional worship, but above all else, we hope that you encounter the loving, liberating, and life-giving grace of God. 

 

More information about the faith we profess.

 

The identity of St. Luke's here 

 

Our history.

FAQs about the Episcopal Church and St. Luke's.

WORSHIP WITH US

Sunday Liturgies:

8:00AM     Holy Eucharist

10:30AM   Holy Eucharist with Music

5:30PM     Choral Evensong

(last Sunday of each month)

Monday through Friday:

8:00AM     Morning Prayer (Chapel)

5:30PM     Evening Prayer (Chapel)

(Healing Eucharist on Wednesdays)

ADDRESS

131 W. Council St. 

Salisbury, NC 28144

704-633-3221

Office hours: 

Monday-Thursday 9am-2pm or by appointment 

 

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