As with most Episcopal churches, St. Luke’s worships as an “altar centered” church. We celebrate Holy Eucharist every Sunday according to the Book of Common Prayer, Rite II. The service begins with a processional hymn and then with the liturgy of the Word (Scripture is read by lay readers and the Gospel is read by a priest or deacon). Following the readings, a sermon or homily is delievered which seeks to shed light on our daily lives from the perspective of the Gospel. After the sermon, we join together in the affirmation of our faith by reciting the Nicene Creed, and seek God’s Grace and mercy through our corporate prayers. A brief period of parish announcements separates the liturgy of the Word and the liturgy of the table (Eucharist).
The ancient prayers of the Eucharist are said according to one of the forms in the Book of Common Prayer. The Eucharist is the sacrament instituted by Christ “for the continual remembrance of his life, death, and resurrection, until his coming again.” (BCP 859) All baptized Christians are welcome to receive communion in the Episcopal Church.
The service concludes with the Post-Communion Prayer, blessing, recessional hymn, dismissal, and is followed by our fellowship coffee in the fellowship hall. From September to May, Sunday School classes are available for every age.