November 24, 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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Lay Readers

Lay ministers are considered within our church as a subdeacon, verger, music director, acolytes,  lay readers, lay Eucharistic ministers, *altar guild members, *ushers, *gift bearers. *(normally not vested).

Lay readers read the lessons and the prayers of the people during the service. If they are not performing at the altar, lay persons can come up from the congregation unvested to read at the epistle lectern.

Lay ministers also may participate as a leader doing the Stations of the Cross during Lent.

If you are interested in learning more about the Lay Readers Ministry, please contact the church 717-272-8251 or email us at