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.
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 9/25/2022
VIDEO AVAILABLE OF BISHOP CLARK’S CONSECRATION
If you missed viewing the ceremony held last Saturday it is available on the diocesan website episcopalchicago.org. There is a combined eNewsletter September 21, 2022 that has the video, the service bulletin, the service of the Bishop coming to her Cathedra, the ceremonial chair in the Cathedral, and a farewell letter from The Rt. Rev. Chilton Knudson, assisting bishop.
PET BLESSINGS IN HONOR OF ST FRANCIS OCT. 2
Following our regular 10:30 Eucharist, there will be a short Memorial Service for departed pets in the church around 11:15. Following that we will bless pets outdoors in front of the church beginning at noon. If there are any pets better suited to be approached indoors we will do that following the memorial service in the downstairs parish hall before going outdoor. Let’s hope for good weather as we must be as flexible as possible for the safety and ease of the animals.
ORGAN CONCERT 5:00PM OCT. 2.
A wonderful organ concert is being offered at St Luke’s by Greg Gyllsdorff, ChM, FAGO, MFA, a most highly competent organist and choirmaster from Trinity Episcopal Church, Aurora IL. Greg has played at St. Luke’s on other occasions and is known for his command of our instrument. He plans to have some singers to illustrate the French style of voices alternating with organ.. This concert is underwritten by the Canterbury Foundation.
CDC LOWERS LEE COUNTY AGAIN
Our county is now registering as LOW on the CDC listing. This is good news. Have you gotten your Fall booster yet for the type 5 virus which is much more contagious? People who have avoided infection since the beginning are now getting it due to the relaxations of protocols. Masking is always an option and it’s smart to observe careful hygiene.
COMING EVENTS — MARK YOUR CALENDAR
October 2 Annual Pet Blessing
October 16 Celebration of St Luke’s feast with Evensong at 5:30 pm
November 6 All Saints Sunday
November 20 Feast of Christ the King/Thanksgiving Sunday
November 27 Advent One
December 24 Saturday Christmas Eve Candlelight Caroling at 4 p.m.
Eucharist at 4:30 p.m
PRAYER IN TIME OF NEED
Gracious God, we live in troubling times with turmoil in our nation and the world. People are fearful about the economy, politics, pandemics and so many other public and personal worries. Manifest your Holy Spirit in the hearts and minds of our leaders, indeed in all people, that we may have hope and trust for a future where we can live in safety. This we ask through the merits and mediation of Christ Jesus. Amen.