December 20, 2014
What is the Episcopal Church?
Our Parish Community
Come to the About Us section to learn more about our Parish community, and find out what we're all about!
Safe Church Policy (click here)
St. Luke's statement of policy for Safeguarding God's Children
Important Church Announcements, Church Schedule, News and Events
HOPES Emergency Homeless Shelter
For information on volunteering or donating to our homeless shelter project, please click here.
Thoughts or readings of interest from Father Terry. Includes "On the Journey" spiritual resources. Click on SERMONS above. Then "Rector's Desk" for the blog, or "On the Journey" for resources.
Scripture Lessons for the Fourth Sunday of Advent
Find out about our Youth Program and Sunday School.
Christmas Eve Services
Please Join us in celebration of Jesus' birth.
On most Sundays, parishioners at St. Luke's experience a traditional Episcopal service. We have a spoken Rite I service at the early service and a sung Rite II service at the later service. The beauty and grandeur of the sanctuary in St. Luke's church gives a glimpse of our worship style. While tradition is still highly valued, continued adjustments to our worship postures(i.e.standing, sitting, kneeling) have made us more flexible and open minded in this regard. The way we pass the peace for several minutes throughout the church is a sure sign of our growth and development, as well as, a sign of our closeness as a congregation.
Indeed, high feast days are grand celebrations, with processions and very sophisticated music from the organ and the choirs. The altar party wears albs and the choir members are vested in traditional cassocks with cottas. The altar area itself is adorned with candles and flowers and blessed with incense. During the Christmas and Easter, the entire church is adorned with seasonally appropriate decorations by a team of eager parishioners, who use this task as an opportunity for fellowship, as well as, work.