Welcome to

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.

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.  

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Fall with the beautiful colors.

Former Bishop of Chicago, Bishop Jeffrey Lee confirming St. Luke parishioner, Jim Cecchetti

St. Luke's Baptistry

NEWS Coming this Sunday 1/16/2022 

ST. LUKE’S RECTOR SEARCH POSTED ON DIOCESAN WEBSITE 

Our part-time rector position is now posted on the Clergy Openings page of the website of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago. Follow this link to view the page: https://episcopalchicago.org/for-clergy/clergy-openings/ . To view our parish profile, follow this link: https://episcopalchicago.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Dixon-Parish-Profile.pdf . Please continue to keep our search committee in your prayers, as they – hopefully – will soon be receiving names of interested candidates.

 

ONLINE COMMUNICATION WILL MAKE IT HAPPEN

    Due to icy conditions last Sunday, the scheduled vestry meeting was canceled.  Fortunately, the vestry is able to do its work remotely online.  

The draft budget for 2022 has been prepared, and all the monthly reports

have been sent via email to the vestry.  Senior Warden Kathryn Esgar has requested that changes, additions, questions, etc., about these reports be shared via email.  The Clerk of the Vestry will tally the results just like we would do at an in-person meeting.  More and more congregations are turning to this method of taking care of business during the current pandemic.  

 

ANNUAL MEETING IN FEBRUARY TBA

   Gathering each year to assess the business activity of the parish is a normal event.  Because of the protocols of the pandemic, our meeting will take place at the end of the Sunday Eucharist while everyone is still in the pews.  We anticipate a very short meeting with only two items on the agenda.  First, the vestry will present its 2022 budget which they will have approved and second, will explain that the current vestry and wardens will continue until they choose a new rector.  Other reports will be available in advance to you online. At the moment, we are restricted from serving food or beverages as has been done at past Annual Meetings.

(We also must observe proper social distancing and the wearing of masks, preferably  N95 and KN95, or double paper masks, until further notice.) 

 

 

 EPIPHANYTIDE ENDS ON ASH WEDNESDAY. 

    Lent begins on March 2, Ash Wednesday.  For the next seven Sundays, Bible readings, prayers, and sermons will focus on how Jesus is revealed to be our Savior.  Because we know the history, our faith interprets these manifestations as signs that God then and now is leading us through all the changes and chances of life.  

 

REPAIRS TO ROOF COMPLETED.

    During an unusual December thunderstorm, a portion of one of the stone pinnacles on the church tower was dislodged.  It did some minor damage to the shingles below.  Water damage can wreck havoc and needed to be addressed immediately.  An insurance settlement and an anonymous donation should cover all costs to putting things back the 

way they were.  Thanks to the quick action of our sexton and Junior warden, Jim Cecchetti, and others who found the problem and tracked down contractors. Weather conditions are a constant concern of churches while keeping our property and people safe.

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