Worship at St. Luke’s is a holy and wonderful experience. There are many individuals and groups that play an integral part in making Sunday mornings inspiring for all those in attendance.
- The Altar Guild members serve quietly and behind the scenes to set the Lord’s table for St. Luke’s worship services. These acts of faithful service are a form of prayer for many members of the Guild. The Guild has a leadership structure made of volunteers within the Guild that serve various positions and for varying term lengths.
- Layreaders literally share the Word of God through worship leadership. The practice of reading lessons in public worship is teaching the Word through oral interpretation of Scripture. Layreaders and Lay Eucharistic Ministers serve approximately once per month at one of St. Luke’s four regular Sunday worship services.
- The Parish Choir, made up of adults with four section leaders and four choral scholars, is directed by Russell Jackson and accompanied by David Heller. The Parish Choir sings at the 11:00 a.m. service on Sunday mornings. The Choir rehearses every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. For more information, contact Russell Jackson, Music Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Ushers stand by to assist and help all who enter our doors to worship the Lord. Ushers serve approximately once per month to welcome, distribute bulletins, assist with the offertory, and provide hospitality. The Ushers are divided into teams and have occasional meetings. For more information on becoming an usher and welcoming people to St. Luke’s Church, contact Father John at email@example.com.
- Acolytes represent a vital part of the worship experience. Students not only participate in worship but they learn the reasons behind Church rituals and traditions. Being a senior acolyte (typically the age of a Youth Group member) is an opportunity to lead younger students as they embark upon their acolyte journey. As a senior acolyte you are expected to teach roles and rituals, guide students through the worship service, and encourage their interest in worship and the Episcopal tradition.For more information on the acolyte program, contact Father John at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- St. Luke’s Church provides the opportunity to give the flowers which decorate the altar areas of the sanctuary each week. Many people offer the flowers as a thank offering to God on the occasion of a birthday, anniversary, graduation, birth, or baptism. Others offer the flowers as a memorial for a loved one. The cost is $50. Several families can make the offering each Sunday. To make this offering, use an “offering” envelope located in the pews noting who you are, the occasion, and the honoree.
Contact the Church Office at (210) 828-6425 for more assistance.