September 03, 2015





Please join us for our first TOWN HALL MEETING concerning the Priest Search which will be Sunday October 4, 2015.  We will gather for one COMBINED SERVICE at 9 AM (Sung) and meet at 10:30.


 Some responses from our Congregation concerning things they find important in searching for our next Rector:


"This seems very important to us, someone who is deeply passionate about the Church and its teachings and who, through a refined and potent set of interpersonal skills, aids others in the development of their own similar passions.."


"We believe that Saint Luke's is blessed with one of the most splendid church buildings in America, and pray that it will continue to be cared for and restored as much as possible. It connects us, in a profound way, with generations of the faithful of Saint Luke's past..." 


"The liturgy--how we worship--is very important to us indeed.  We treasure the rich and emotionally resonant language of Rite I and find the solemn, serious execution of the most sacred parts of that liturgy to be completely appropriate..." 


For more information about our Priest Search, please click here




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 Prayer for Episcopal Church Women

Almighty God, bless, we pray, our work in mission and ministry in the world; and make us so thankful for the precious gift to us of your beloved Son, that we may pray fervently, labor diligently, and give liberally to make known throughout the world the redeeming love of our Savior. AMEN. 


Episcopal Church Women


Tuesday, December 9, 2014 Meeting

The meeting began at approximately 6:40 PM with President Eileen Sidelnick welcoming everyone and thanking them for braving the weather, which thankfully was only rain not the previously predicted snow. Grace Cecil delighted those there with a wonderful poem titled "Christmas Prayer" as a beginning to the devotions followed by the ECW prayer. Upon the closing of the prayer Eileen urged all to partake of the wonderfully prepared covered dishes and deserts. The business part of the meeting started at about 7:25 PM with tasty morsels still being enjoyed. The reports were all read or commented on and old business was discussed but because of the holidays approaching no new business was brought up so the holidays could be given everyone's full attention. The meeting was adjourned at 7:57 PM.

The upcoming meeting will be held on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 9:00 AM but until then please have a happy, fun filled, blessed, healthy and safe holiday season.

God and Peace Be With You Now and Always,

ECW Smile 


Tuesday, November 11, 2014 Meeting

The meeting officially kicked off at 6:37 PM and soon was followed by the stuffing of 125 Christmas Stockings for the Lebanon County Christian Women, which will be donated to different facilities for the holidays. It took about a half an hour to stuff all the stockings to the delight of those there. At 7:10 PM devotions were read by Grace Cecil and then all present were able to partake of the delightfully delicious deserts supplied by Janice Feather, Dolly Smith and Barbara Bross. After the wonderful refreshments the business part of the meeting began around 7:30 PM and finished at about 8:17 PM.

At the upcoming meeting on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 6:30 PM we will be having a Christmas Covered Dish, so bring your appetites and hope to see you there, God bless Smile 


Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Meeting

  The meeting opened with Eileen Sidelnick, president of the ECW welcoming everyone. Since Grace Cecil was unable to attend instead of having our usual devotional we said the Lord's Prayer in there place. A lovely array of tempting delights was next on the evenings agenda, all who attended partook of the deliciousness, thanks to our Hostesses Lynn Heisey, Dolores Coleman, and Lucia brought some yummy crepes in which you can find on the day of the bazaar for a morning pick-me upper, down at Wiley's cafe at the window. Once the treats were well consumed than the bible word search game began, great fun was had by all. The business part of the meeting started soon after prizes were awarded and it consisted of no secretary's report, unfortunately she was out sick, the treasurer's report given by Dolly Smith, followed by the Committee Reports on the Lebanon County Christian Women (Eva Readinger), Sunshine (Gloria Shirk), Shut-Ins (Lynn Heisey), and Wernersville (Marilyn Galebach & Debbie Harris). Old business was then discussed, which encompassed Back to Church Sunday, the Annual Holiday Bazaar Report, Candy making plans, LCCM Theme Basket, Christmas Stockings, and the purchase of a new sink and faucet for the kitchen/cleaning of the stove and oven. New business was brought to light concerning the St. Luke's Day Reception and a signup sheet was passed around.

Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 11, at 6:30 PM, our the event of the night will be filling up of Christmas Stockings for the Lebanon County Christian Women and those that receive them. Hope to see you there Smile

God and Peace Be With You Now and Always,


September's ECW Meeting

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Eileen Sidelnick, president of the ECW opened the meeting with greetings and salutations at approximately 6:35 PM. Devotions were read, which was titled ‘Closing of Summer’, and given by Grace Cecil, followed by the Episcopal Church Women’s Prayer. We were graced by Father Terrence Wible who blessed our small dedicated group with a prayer for strength and continued renewal in our purposes. Upon the closing of his wonderful prayer we then commenced with our delicious covered dish meal, supplied by all those who attended. The business part of the meeting began at around 7:20 PM and it consisted of the Secretary’s Report given by our new secretary Sue Dreibelbis, Treasurer’s Report by Dolly Smith, Committee Reports by Eva Readinger, Gloria Shirk, Lynn Heisey, Marilyn Galebach and Debbie Harris. Old and new business topics were visited and accepted. The meeting was hosted by Chris, Kathy, and Rose Brown.  

The next upcoming meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 14 at 6:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall, hope to see you there.

God and Peace Be With You Now and Always,


 May’s ECW Meeting

Tuesday, May 15th ECW ended their formal church season with a TEA PARTY. The theme was hats and we had quite the array of hats ... old, new, work, fun, etc. A total of 58 ladies ranging from St. Luke's members to guests attended the event. The ladies enjoyed an evening of finger sandwiches, fruit, desserts, and of course TEA! The ladies were asked to wear their 'thinking caps' as they participated in some word challenges and guessing games. We also voted on a charity geared towards women's needs, and after all votes were tallied the winner was 'Dress for Success'. The total monies collected from the TEA PARTY event amounted to $355 and will be sent along with a letter to that worthy cause.

A BIG THANK YOU to all the hostess who decorated their tables and entertained in between the food, fellowship, games, music, and announcements. Without you the event would not have been the success it was. Our auditorium looked quite exquisite with the variety of tea pots and table settings. Also a thank you to the committee members, and other ECW ladies, who helped on Tuesday with the set up.

ATTENTION all members of St. Luke's ... during the month of June ECW will be collecting toothpaste and toothbrushes for our annual Christmas Stocking Project. A tub will be placed in the lobby at the elevator in the auditorium for the collection of these items. We are looking for toothbrushes wrapped individually and the small sample size toothpaste (no larger than 3oz.). You can donate whatever amount you feel comfortable.

This format is replacing our Christmas tree with ornaments (Christmas in July) that we displayed during July and August the past 2 years. Each summer month will be a different collection item(s). Just a reminder that the completed Christmas Stockings go to area nursing homes and hospitals in December of 2014. Our goal is to complete 125 stockings! With expenses and cost of items going up we need YOUR help to continue to meet the needs of our community.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Beth Y.

ECW Ladies Night Out at the Timbers
All women of the church and guests are invited to join ECW for a Dinner Buffet and Musical Revue – Applause! at the Timbers in Mt. Gretna on Tuesday, July 15 at 6:15 p.m. The cost is $30.85 per person. If you need a ride and would like to carpool, we will meet at the church at 5:30 p.m. Please send the information below and a check (payable to St. Luke’s ECW) to Eileen S.

Our next scheduled ECW meeting will be Tuesday, September 9 at 6:30 PM, we hope you can join us. Thank you and have a wonderful, safe, and blessed summer.