November 25, 2015
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..."
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Saint Luke's Episcopal Church Women ("ECW")
The purpose of this organization is to carry out the work of the Episcopal Church Women in both the Parish and the Diocese; to interest its members in some branch of Christian service and to engage in such Parish projects as may be considered necessary and desired.
The ECW consists of women of the Parish of all ages, ethnic origins, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The common denominator for membership is the Love of God, and the desire to do His work. The group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 PM in the Fellowship Hall.
Past projects have included fundraisers such as the Superbowl Soup Sale, Kauffman's Chicken Barbecue Sale, Rummage Sales, and the legendary Saint Luke's Christmas Bazaar. EVW community outreach programs have included Habitat for Humanity, Wernersville State Hospital, Church Women United, the United Way, Children at Risk, Cornwall Manor, and Backpacks for Iraqi Children.
The Women assist at special church events, such as preparing and hosting church receptions and serving dinners on special occasions. The social aspect of the group includes dinner theater and concert attendance.
The Women of Saint Luke's are urged to participate in ECW, attend meetings, and take part in the functions as to help continue the life of Saint Luke's.