JOYFUL WORSHIP, PROGRESSIVE FAITH, RADICAL WELCOME
What to expect when you worship at St. Luke’s:
- A friendly and welcoming atmosphere
- Intelligent and insightful preaching
- Uplifting music
- People of all ages from young to old
- Communion alternatives for people with food sensitivities
- An opportunity for informal connection in a social setting
As an Episcopal church of the Diocese of Oregon, St. Luke’s’ worship is rooted in the liturgy of the Book of Common Prayer. The foundation of our community life is the celebration of Holy Eucharist (communion) every Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
All are welcome!
When you visit St. Luke’s for the first time, you’ll see all kinds of people. Some dress up, others dress down. All of us are comfortable, both with ourselves and with each other.
Preaching at St. Luke’s tends to be a conversation about how and where we see God in the world. It is grounded in the Gospel and focused on the lives we live today.
You can’t make a mistake in an Episcopal Church!
When you visit, you’ll notice that some people kneel at times while others are standing or sitting. That’s fine – we use our bodies to pray in a way that feels right to each person. You are welcome to do so as well!
Music inspires the soul!
…and the quality music at St. Luke’s is led by the piano, and it is often joined by guitar, drums, and other instruments. Some music is instrumental. Sometimes small groups or individuals offer song in worship. Most of our music, both ancient and contemporary, is sung by the whole congregation.
Children are welcomed!
Many of our children begin Sunday mornings at The Ark, our program of spiritual enrichment for children. They join the congregation about halfway through the service and usually sit with their families. We do have an area at the back of the Church where children can roll around on the floor, play with toys, or color if they would prefer. You know your kids best. You can decide where they (and you) will be most comfortable.
We know that it can be uncomfortable to walk into a crowd of new people who all know each other, but we want you to feel as at ease here as we do. So we promise – as a visitor, you won’t be asked to introduce yourself to the whole congregation. However, St. Luke’s is a small community, so folks will recognize you as a guest and will probably introduce themselves to you and most likely invite you down to coffee hour after the service. They won’t ask you to sign a pledge card or guarantee that you’ll be back next week, but don’t be surprised if you are greeted by name when you return.