Worship at St. Luke’s
We gather as a community to worship God on Sunday and during the week, using the traditions, liturgies, and sacraments of the Episcopal Church.
Children are always welcome in church, as we believe their presence (and noises) enlivens our worship. Is it your first time visiting? Learn more about what to expect.
SUNDAY Morning Worship
We gather on Sunday to proclaim Christ’s Resurrection, hear Holy Scripture, and celebrate the Eucharist. At St. Luke’s, we offer two Sunday services:
8:00 a.m. Eucharist celebrated without music and in traditional Elizabethan English
10:00 a.m. Eucharist celebrated with music and in contemporary English
Wednesday Evening Worship
St. Luke's offers an hour-long Candlelight Centering Prayer service each Wednesday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. We begin with the Lord’s Prayer and twenty minutes of silence, followed by a homily and/or offerings from the gathered worshippers. We conclude with another twenty minutes of silence, the Song of Simeon and the sharing of the Peace.
The sacrament of Christian marriage is a solemn covenant between two people in the presence of God and the community. In the Episcopal Church, at least one of the people being married is required to be a baptized Christian. You do not need to be a member of the parish to be married at St. Luke’s, but all couples are asked to participate in at least three counseling sessions and a liturgy rehearsal with St. Luke’s clergy. All weddings at St. Luke’s must use the liturgy outlined in the Book of Common Prayer.
For more information about celebrating your marriage at St. Luke’s, please contact us.
Rites of Burial and Graveside Committals are solemn rites in which the dead are prayed for by the Christian community and commended to the care of Christ. The Book of Common Prayer offers services for Christian and non-Christian burials, but all Prayerbook services are centered on the salvation offered through Christ’s life, death, and resurrection. If you would like to plan a Rite of Burial at St. Luke’s or request a priest for a graveside committal, please contact us.
Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body the Church.
You do not have to be a member of St. Luke's to be baptized, or have a child baptized here, but baptized persons are expected to live out their commitment by regularly worshiping in a Christian community. Candidates/parents must meet with a priest at least once before the baptismal ceremony, and all baptisms at St. Luke’s are held on Sunday mornings. By tradition, four feasts are especially appropriate for Holy Baptism: Feast of All Saints, Feast of the Baptism of our Lord, the Great Vigil of Easter, and the feast of Pentecost.
If you would like more information about baptisms at St. Luke's please contact us.
Other services include but are not limited to the following:
Blessing of a Home
Thanksgiving for the Birth or Adoption of a Child
Reaffirmation of Faith
Renewal of Wedding Vows
Commitment to Christian Service
Blessing of an Animal
Blessing of a Civil Marriage
Please contact us if you would like more information about any of these, or other, services.