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.  

Sarah baptistry.jpeg
IMG_4784.jpg
IMG_3992 al, ac, v cr.jpg

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 6/26/2022 

COVID-19 PRECAUSTIONS 

Lee County Level of infection continues to remain HIGH.   The CDC recommends wearing a mask indoors in public; staying up to date with vaccinations; and getting tested if you have symptoms or were exposed to someone with Covid-19.  People at high risk for severe illness or are immunocompromised should take additional precautions.  

 

BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER LECTIONARY

    The Collects and appointed Bible readings for the next two Sunday will depart from the Year C lectionary.   For the Nation on 6/26 and Independence Day on 7/3 have been chosen to draw our prayers and thoughts about citizenship in the United States and our rights, responsibility, and struggles to keep our democracy at its best for all people.   Christianity has existed within all kinds of government systems.

In our nation the relationship between the state and Church has its own 

unique history.    

 

 

TIME FOR ST LUKE’S PICTORIAL DIRECTORY

 It has been several years since we produced this most helpful booklet. When the next rector arrives this can help him or her get acquainted more quickly with our congregation.  

Photos for the St. Luke’s Pictorial Directory will be taken on July 10, 17, and 24 right after Sunday’s Worship Service..

 Gathering information to be include in the booklet should be submitted  on the card provided. They are found next to the stack of Sunday worship bulletins.  Fill them with as much information you are comfortable sharing. Cards may be put in the collection plate, dropped or mailed to the office or given to Linda. If these dates will not work for you, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.  We will be sending the cards out by email as well.

 Everyone is part of the St Luke’s Family and we hope that you will want to be listed.  YOU are very important to the parish.  Please direct questions to Linda Brantley (815) 440-0349

 

ICE CREAM SOCIAL ON JULY 3

After the Eucharist, the Coffee Hour will have the ‘fixin’ for assembling your own sundae with several topping choices and flavors.  Plan to enjoy this summertime treat before the Annual Petunia Festival/Independence Day Parade that will pass by the church on Peoria Avenue beginning at 

one o’clock from 7th Street and Peoria.

 

PATRIOTIC SING-A LONG JULY 3

A collection of songs and hymns associated with National Holidays will be some of the music selected for our worship service to commemorate the 4th of July.  Singing was a significant way of expressing the ideals and feelings of Americans when this nation was founded and developed through its 156 years since 1776.  

 

CONVENTIONS 

    The 80th General Convention of the Episcopal Church will meet July 7 —14, 2022  in Baltimore, Maryland. It has been scaled back with less representatives and other regular events due to Covid-19.

    An international gathering of Anglican bishops from across the worldwide Communion will be convened by The Archbishop of Canterbury. The 15th Lambeth Conference will take place starting 26th July 2022 in England.  

    The Ordination and Consecration of Bishop-elect Paula Clark will take place September 17 at the Westin Chicago Lombard.  More information about in-person attendance will be forthcoming. 

    The Annual Convention of the Diocese of Chicago on 19 November will again be held online via Zoom.  

 

IMG_5457 2.HEIC
IMG_5604.jpg
IMG_5605.jpg
IMG_5606.jpg

Our weekly coffee hour is usually well attended and a perfect time for fellowship. Immediately following mass on Sunday morning.