In the summer of 2009, the Vestry of Saint Luke's Episcopal Church developed a new mission statement along with a new set of core values. The mission of Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church is to
welcome all to worship the Risen Christ and live as his disciples.
This Mission Statement brings together three important pieces of our identity.
To flesh out our brief but important Mission Statement, Saint Luke's Vestry also adopted a Statement of Core Values.
Saint Luke's affirms, values, and celebrates:
The Christian Faith as affirmed by the Book of Common Prayer and our Anglican heritage, valuing Scripture, Tradition, and Reason as the cornerstones of our faith.
Some of us grew up in the Episcopal Church; many of us come from another denominational background. Others are new to the church altogether. We accept and welcome people from all places on their spiritual journeys. Coming from such different backgrounds, we have many perspectives on liturgy, Biblical interpretation, and current issues in our city and in the world. As a community, we work to ensure that these differences become a strength.
The Episcopal Church
We are a sacramental and liturgical
church and worship is at the heart of everything we do. Regular worship services are held on Sunday mornings, at 8:00 and 10:30, and Wednesday evenings at 5:30 each week. Christian Education (Sunday School) for children and adults is held each Sunday morning from 9:15 to 10:00 a.m.
We hold the time honored Anglican practice of holding Scripture, Tradition, and Reason as the cornerstones of our faith and life. We practice a weekly Sunday celebration of the Holy Eucharist (the Lord's Supper, Mass, Holy Communion). The Episcopal Church (and Saint Luke's specifically) invites all Baptized Christians (of any age) to receive the sacrament of Holy Eucharist, regardless of denominational background.