St. Luke's Episcopal Church        Dixon, IL
815-288-2151
Our Sunday worship is the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, also called the Mass.  During this service we gather together to hear God's Word in Holy Scripture, to pray together, and to celebrate the Liturgy of the Lord's supper, or Holy Communion.  

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St. Luke's Episcopal Church
221 West Third Street
Dixon, IL  61021
815.288.2151
OUR YOUTH
Our young people are important to us.  All the children of the world!  Kids are welcome in the worship service.  If there are children "sounds" in our service, we view those "sounds" as music.  

All ages are included from the very young to the young at heart.



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OUR HISTORY
St. Luke's has a rich history in Dixon, IL.  The first Episcopal services in Dixon, Illinois, were held in 1837 by the Rev. Philander Chase, Bishop of Illinois.  The Episcopal Church of St. Luke, Dixon, was founded in  1838 by Rev. James DePui, "Missionary at Large," who built a rectory on land donated by "Father" John Dixon. 
History Book Available at St. Luke's "AN EARLY HISTORY OF ST. LUKE'S CHURCH AND PARISH" 1838 THROUGH 1901 


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PRAYER
As a Christian community, we at St. Luke's live to support and encourage one another in all kinds of prayer.  We pray for one another is our daily life and work, we pray for those who are suffering and give thanks for the good things in one another's lives.  Prayer not only binds us together with the whole body of Christ's Church throughout the world, and throughout history.  Prayer enriches our lives also by offering us peace of mind, body, and spirit, grace, and the unfathomable riches of God's presence among us.
​Embracing the Uncertain    Public Event by St. Luke's Church   Dixon, IL

Thomas Merton's Prayer & Surviving Uncertain Times

I am sharing this prayer attributed to 20th century Roman Catholic monk and writer, Thomas Merton.  I appreciate it, especially in these uncertain times.  It allows me to acknowledge both the omnipotence and the omniscience of God, while also acknowledging my own doubts, uncertainties and, at times, crises of faith.  I hope and pray it may also appeal to some of you.  Blessings. Fr. Wes

"My Lord God,
I have no idea where I am going.
I do not see the road ahead of me.
I cannot know for certain where it will end.
nor do I really know myself, 
and the fact that I think I am following your will
does not mean that I am actually doing so.
But I believe that the desire to please you
does in fact please you.
And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing.
I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire.
And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road, though I may know nothing about it.
Therefore will I trust you always though
I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death.
I will not fear, for you are ever with me,
and you will never leave me to face my perils alone"

Embracing the message of Merton's prayer, I will be hosting a six-week Lent discussion group focused on how we might embrace (and survive) these times by looking deep within ourselves to determine just what lies in the "uncertain" - the murky, weak, and unreliable arts of our soul.  It will begin on February 21st @ 6:00 p.m. in the Undercroft of St. Luke's.  It is free, all are welcome, and food is involved.  We will adjourn promptly at 7:30 p.m.  Please join us.

Wednesday 21   6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday 28   6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Wednesday 7     6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday 14   6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday 21   6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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