St Luke's Episcopal Church
We welcome you with open arms!
You are welcome to Worship with us. Holy Eucharist (also known as Holy Communion or The Lord’s Supper) is central to our worship life. St. Luke’s is an inclusive, welcoming, and Christ-centered community of faith committed to creating a deeper sense of belonging with God and embracing others in fellowship.
Wherever you are in your journey of faith, there is a place for you at St. Luke’s. You are welcome to connect with our parish to whatever extent you would like - to worship, support, serve, learn, or meet friends.
Our diocese having consulted with the ecclesiastical authority and in accordance with the State of Illinois COVID-19 has permitted in person worship. We must continue wearing face covering, physical distancing, and frequent hand sanitation.
We recently have been given permission to have up to four singers, (masked and keeping approved social distance) assist in worship.
The congregation can follow the hymns, etc. as the Book of Common Prayer and Hymnal are back in the pews, but singing is not allowed yet.
Our organist also does meaningful and beautiful chant.
St. Luke’s is a faith community which maintains a fairly high-church liturgical tradition and embraces the theological progressive views of the Episcopal Church. Music is an integral part of our worship experience as most services include sung masses, hymns, and choral anthems.
Some of the Beautiful Organ Pipes of
Our Stunning Organ that fills St Luke's with joyful music.
MUSIC DURING HOLY COMMUNION
Our Organist/ Choirmaster, George Karst, is taking full advantage of permission granted by the Diocese to a have one singer assist during Holy Communion. The hymns, so familiar to us, now have the words sung by our soloist. Only one voice at a time is allowed, but different persons can participate. We are also having some parts of the Liturgy chanted as has been a custom in many places. We are fortunate to have George, and other members of the congregation, serving in this capacity. This is a step in the right direction to eventually have the choir return. We continue with superb organ literature as preludes, postludes and meditations throughout the Eucharist. The Organ has recently been tuned and further upgraded in the last few weeks. The brilliant Festival Trumpet En chamade over the Nave doorway has added thrilling sounds in particular at pivotal moments during our worship. We are blessed to have such a versatile instrument and an organist who knows how to use it all.
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
221 W. 3rd Street, Dixon, IL 61021
St. Luke's Traditional Worship is at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday morning. Please join us in person for the service, or stream it from our Youtube channel: stlukedixon.youtube.
Supply Priest: The Very Rev. Thomas Rosa, locum tenens
Deacon: The Rev Deacon/Sister Mary Ann Rhoades, SSG
Church Secretary: Carol Linboom
Senior Warden: Kathryn Esgar
Junior Warden: Roger Linboom/Jim Cecchetti
Organist: George Karst
Fr. Thomas Rosa preaching at St Luke's
Fr. Thomas Rosa and
The Reverend Mary Ann Rhoades, Deacon
Fr. Thomas Rosa Blessing Pets
George Karst, Organist and Choir Director.