Visiting St. Luke's
It is our joy to welcome you to St. Luke's Episcopal Church.
St. Luke's strives for a loving, supportive, and welcoming environment for all.
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.
Please complete this Welcome Card if you'd like to be in touch with our clergy to learn more about the life of our church community.
Our worship services (often called "liturgies") are centered around the celebration of the Holy Eucharist (sometimes referred to as "Communion"). We gather in the name of God, hear Scripture (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 liturgies, rubrics, and prayers. The first Book of Common Prayer was written in 1549 and the spirit of that first book still shapes our identity and guides us in our current worship.
These liturgies in the Episcopal tradition are intended to draw us into the grace, glory, and mystery of God. They provide a rich and deep experience of God's love for us, which was made known in Jesus Christ and is made present through the Holy Spirit. If you are not accustomed to worshiping in a Prayer Book tradition, our members and greeters would be more than happy to help you to participate in worship.
Sundays at 8am,
Rite I uses more traditional language from our Prayer Book tradition. This 45-minute liturgy has a quiet and contemplative mood and includes the reading of Scripture, prayers, a sermon, and Holy Communion. There is no music at 8am.
Church Open to Public
The Psalmist proclaims that we are to "worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness." We are gifted with one of the most historic, storied, and beautiful worship spaces in the region. This gift is not only for our members on Sundays, but for the entire community. The church is open daily for prayer, quiet, or respectful tourism.
Sundays at 10:30am,
Rite II uses more modern language and congregational singing, as well as musical leadership by our choir and organist. This liturgy lasts about an hour and includes Scripture, prayers, a sermon, and Holy Communion.
Childcare for infants- 4 years old is available beginning at 10am in the Nursery. Children's Church (4 yrs- 2nd grade) meets during the school year - children have their own worship opportunity and rejoin the congregation for Communion. Weekly Bulletins
Monday-Friday, 8am & 5:30pm, Morning and Evening Prayer, Healing Eucharist
Based on the daily worship of monasteries, these traditional Prayer Book liturgies last about 20 minutes and include Scripture readings and prayers. There is no music or Communion at Morning or Evening Prayer.
On Wednesdays, in place of Evening Prayer, there is a Healing Eucharist - a 30-minute Communion liturgy led by a priest which includes a short sermon and optional prayers for healing and anointing with holy oil. These mid-week liturgies are all held in our Chapel (entrance on Church Street).
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.