Progressive Theology

Ancient Liturgy

Life in Community


Dr. Douglas G. Scott

Dr. Douglas G. Scott

Interim Pastor

I have to confess, I’ve fallen in love! I came to St. Luke’s in the early spring of 2017 just to fill in while the parish began its search for a new Rector. Since my arrival, I have come to love these people and this little church, finding here a warm and engaging welcome, a passion for rich worship, and a commitment to intelligent faith expressed in creative ways. This is a congregation that embraces gladly, gives generously, laughs heartily, seeks earnestly. If you are looking for a faith community where you are encouraged to bring your best thinking and your determination to make a difference in your home, your community and the world, I strongly encourage you to visit with us. A word of warning, though – you might just fall in love, too!


Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church is a reconciling, affirming and healing Christian community shaped by worship, love, and service to others. You are welcome just as God created you. No matter your back ground, status, age, race, sexual orientation or gender identity, Saint Luke’s exists to accompany you on your faith journey. Our church and community is committed to extending radical welcome to each individual and we make a concerted effort to follow the golden rule of loving one another just as Jesus Christ loves us! Hard to believe? Come, and see!


It’s the Most Dangerous Time of the Year

At least, it is for me. Last week, the first of many Christmas catalogues arrived in my mailbox, offering items sure to charm and delight everyone on my gift list. Fashions designed to draw compliments of friend and stranger alike, household geegaws guaranteed to...

Missions. Plural.

Sunday’s sermon on the importance of identifying St. Luke’s next mission project elicited some lively response at coffee hour following our worship. A number of people approached your Wardens and Vestry with some exciting possibilities to explore: build up The Ark...

Why Bother?

In recent weeks, I have invited members of the congregation to prayerfully consider being confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church when Bishop Hanley makes his Visitation on December 9 At its most basic, the Sacrament of Confirmation is the mature and...

Bless the Beasts and the Children

Blessing of Pets this Sunday, October 3 at our 10:00 am service of Holy Communion Many churches offer a blessing of pets and animal companions these days in observance of the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi. Francis, one of the loveliest of all saints in Christian...

Back to School!

I write this on what, for me, is an exciting day. I’m going back to school. Unlike so many children who dread the end of summer vacation and the return to class, I’ve always loved the experience of school. For years after graduation from college then graduate school,...

Insuring Safety for All

So much of the news of late highlighted the tenuous balance between safety and risk. Personally, I find the destruction caused by violent weather upsetting but not unexpected. As a long time “East-coaster,” much of my personal history has been punctuated by the...



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