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Our welcome statement

on Wed, 03/29/2017 - 9:27am

At St.Luke’s Episcopal Church, we affirm God’s love for all of God’s people. St.Luke’s is a welcoming congregation intent on providing a sanctuary for all people. Whoever you are, wherever you are on your spiritual journey, and whatever your ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious background, political affiliation, or economic circumstance, you are welcome here. We share a love of God and each other, a sense of meaning and belonging, and a yearning to learn and grow in faith, and a desire to serve others. We are a vibrant, thriving community with opportunities for people of all ages for spiritual growth, fellowship, and making a transformative difference in our community. As an Episcopal Church, we are a worshipping community that is both rich with ancient tradition and relevant to life in the 21st century. We are glad you are here.

Holy Week Schedule

on Thu, 03/30/2017 - 9:03am

Palm / Passion Sunday, April 9th
     Holy Eucharist Rite I                                   7:30 a.m
 
     Procession of the Palms From the Plaza       10:00 a.m.
     (2nd and Main Street)
 
     Holy Eucharist Rite II                                  10:15 a.m.
 
The Triduum – The Great Three Days
Maundy Thursday, April 13th
     Holy Week Family Service                              5:00 p.m.
 
     Agape Dinner                                                 6:00 p.m.
 
     Holy Eucharist with foot washing                 7:00 p.m.
         and stripping of the altar
 
     Overnight Vigil at the Altar of Repose         9:00 p.m – 6:00 a.m.
 
Good Friday
     Rite of Reconciliation                                  9:30 – 11:30
     Priest available in church, 
     please wait in Narthex to ensure privacy
 
     WEMM Lenten Lunch                                 12:00 p.m.
 
     Ecumenical Good Friday Service                12:45 p.m.
     With Stations of the Cross
     Hosted by St. Luke’s and 2nd Baptist
 
     Traditional Good Friday Service                   7:00 p.m.
     With Veneration of the Cross
 
Holy Saturday Service                                        9:00 a.m.
 
The Great Easter Vigil                                        7:00 p.m.
     Followed by a feast to break of the 
     traditional fast
 
Easter Sunday
     Holy Eucharist Rite I                                    7:30 a.m.
     Holy Eucharist Rite II                                  10:00 a.m.
         Followed by an Easter Egg Hunt

Community Conversation on Immigration

on Thu, 03/30/2017 - 9:01am
APRIL 4TH, 6;00
 
St. Luke's will be hosting a potluck dinner and a WEMM community conversation on immigration Issues and concerns. The conversation will address the various facets and complexity immigration laws and the affect this has on communities. There will be plenty of time for questions and answer. Please invite your friends and neighbor to join this conversation.

Lenten Lunches!

on Wed, 03/29/2017 - 9:31am

Join us on Wednesdays at 12:00pm for a Lenten Lunch at the following days and locations:

3/29 - TBD

4/5 - St. John's, UCC

4/15 - St Luke's/Greater Second Baptist - Good Friday

All are welcome to attend.

Notice of Annual Parish Meeting

on Sun, 12/18/2016 - 1:49pm
St. Luke’s Annual Meeting will be February 26, 2017 at 12:30 p.m.
 
Agenda 
Proposed By-Law Amendment
Vestry Slate
Affirmation of Welcoming Statement
Financial Report
 
By-Law Amendment
The congregation will be asked to approve the following amendment to the by-laws:
 
Resolved, to amend Section 7.1 as follows:
The Vestry shall set the date and time of the Annual Parish Meeting at a duly convened Vestry meeting not later than the last Monday in December=August preceding.  The Annual Parish Meeting shall be held on some convenient date and time between the first day of January September and the last day of February October in each year.
 
The Vestry has proposed this amendment for the following reasons:

1) To move the year-end annual reporting tasks away from the liturgically demanding seasons of Advent and Christmas seasons.

2) To shift the election of new vestry members to the beginning of the program year so that new vestry members do not join mid-year and can participate in setting goals for the year.
 
By-law amendments require the approval of the Bishop, a majority vote of the vestry (motion passed Nov. 2016) and ratification by a majority of members present and voting at the Parish Meeting.
 
 
Vestry Election
If the above amendment is ratified, a Parish Meeting will be schedule for September 217 and vestry election for this year will be moved to that meeting.
 
If the this amendment is not ratified, the 2017 vestry members will be elected at the February Meeting.
 
In accordance with our by-laws, the Nominations committee has selected a slate of candidates for the open vestry positions. The 2017 slate is Shannon DeArmond, Cathy Klein and Scott Poquette. The nominating committee has confirmed that each of these candidates meets the following criteria for vestry members:
  • Strong personal commitment to Jesus Christ and carrying out his ministry in our community.
  • Open to the guidance of the Holy Spirit
  • Communicant in good standing
  • Pledger of record
  • Active in the life of the parish
  • Able to attend monthly vestry meetings
At large nominations may be submitted to the Nominations Committee (Greg Schmid or Vicki Rich) until New Year’s Day. Nominations include a commitment to the vestry criteria and a statement articulating the nominee’s vision for St. Luke’s and the particular gifts he/she will bring to work of the vestry.
 
Affirmation of Welcoming Statement
 
As the last step in our process to register St. Luke’s on the Integrity USA website, members will be asked to affirm the following statement:
 
At St Luke’s Episcopal Church, we affirm God’s love for all of God’s people.  Whoever you are, wherever you are on your spiritual journey, and whatever your ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious background, politics, social or economic circumstances, you are welcome here. We share a love of God and each other, a sense of meaning and belonging, a yearning to learn and grow in faith, and a desire to serve others. We are a vibrant, thriving community with opportunities for people of all ages for spiritual growth, fellowship, and making a transformative difference in our community. As an Episcopal Church, we are a worshipping community that is both rich with ancient tradition and relevant to life in the 21st century. We are glad you are here!

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