JOYFUL WORSHIP, PROGRESSIVE FAITH, RADICAL WELCOME
St. Luke the Physician is a worshipping community.
We see ourselves in a covenant relationship with God, made in God’s image, dependent upon God for our life and health. Worship is the first and best expression of that health – it demonstrates and celebrates a correct relationship with God, with each other, and with the world around us. In our worship, we are nourished spiritually and empowered to live in joy.
The covenant we embrace is one that was established by Jesus of Nazareth during his earthly life wherein we align our lives, our efforts, and our aspirations with Jesus’ reconciling and sacrificial love. We work to pattern our lives after his most perfect life and to extend the freedom and salvation we have found in him to the community where we live. That salvation is not a matter of “getting into Heaven,” but rather living in a creative and life giving state we know as the Kingdom of God; a kingdom where the invitations and intentions of God for humanity are pursued and embraced.
We are a community of givers. We give of our time, energy and material resource not only to support this congregation and its work, but to benefit the community we serve and the world in which we live. Our giving, while it benefits others, is first and foremost an act of self-care. We recognize that giving is a supremely healthy act that exercises the spirit and allows us to grow further into our full humanity.
We experience the presence and activity of God in the glory of creation, in the richness of the sacred texts of Judaism and Christianity, in the acts of Divine connection we call “sacraments,” in the incredible diversity of humanity and the ways in which we as humans love and embrace one another without fear or reservation. Our basic rite of initiation insists that we “seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbor as ourselves,” and that we “strive for justice and peace among all people and respect the dignity of every human being.”
That’s where we stand.
120 SW Towle Avenue
Gresham, OR 97080
Holy Eucharist Sundays at 10 a.m.