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WELCOME TO SAINT LUKE’S PARISH

Welcome! Saint Luke’s is an Episcopal community of faith.
Join us as we seek God together in an open and loving parish.

Worship Schedule

Sundays
8:00AM    Holy Eucharist with organ and hymns
10:00AM   Holy Eucharist with choir
5:00PM     Come As You Are (CAYA) Holy Eucharist (September – June)

Wednesdays (September – June)
12:15PM     Holy Eucharist & Healing in the Chapel

SAINT LUKE’S RECTOR SEARCH

Saint Luke’s is deeply immersed in the exciting process of finding our next Rector. We have completed the Discernment phase, when the Parish considered who we are and what God calls us to become. Now it is time for Recruitment! The Transition page on our website shares the process for application along with information about our Saint Luke’s community. Please take a look and consider if this is where you might be called to lead, grow and serve.

Lisa Baird and Craig Jones are the Co-Chairs of the Recruitment Committee. They can be contacted with any questions or leads on potential candidates. Email Lisa and Craig at rectorsearch@saintlukesdarien.org.

Upcoming Events

Fall happenings at Saint Luke’s

Sunday, November 17th

Pathways at 9AM

Last year, The Vestry boldly approved the borrowing of The Saint John’s Bible – Gospel and Acts. It has been exactly one year since the enormous red book arrived at Saint Luke’s.  The mission of the Bible is  “to ignite the spiritual imagination of people around the world of all faith journeys.” Have you personally had a chance to experience the Bible and feel some of its spark? It’s not too late.

Join us at Pathways on 11/17 as the lead docents discuss the year’s highlights and dare to think about the future.

 

Sunday, November 17th

Christmas Pageant Sign Ups

The annual Christmas Pageant on December 22nd tells the Christmas story with the full complement of angels, shepherds, and sheep. We are looking for children actors and young adults to help supervise this special production! All parts will be selected using a lottery system. You may complete a form following the 10:00 AM service on 11/17. Just stop by the Children’s Ministries board located in the Cloisters entrance of the Parish Hall  building (a.k.a. Education Building).

Sunday, November 24th

Youth Sunday

On this Sunday the youth of our congregation will lead us in all aspects of worship. Youth Sunday is
important because it showcases the youth of the parish in leadership roles and it gives youth a unique opportunity to experience the liturgy they have grown up with in a new light.

ABUNDANT GRACE.
ABUNDANT GRATITUDE.

Our Stewardship Campaign is Underway!

During this Annual Pledge Appeal we are asking for your financial commitment for 2020. The Church budget operates on the calendar year and we need your contribution so that we can plan for the next year. Please take the time to make a thoughtful, prayerful decision to support Saint Luke’s. Gratitude is at the heart of the stewardship mission, and the recognition of our many blessings is the foundation of the 2020 Stewardship Campaign. 

Thank you for all you give. 

ADVENT OFFERINGS

Held in the Light: Contemplative Healing Worship
Tuesday nights, Dec. 3rd, 10th and 17th
7:00 pm in the Chapel

A quiet service of candlelight, prayer, meditation and healing based on services shaped by the Iona Community in Scotland.

Advent Quiet Day
Saturday, December 7th, 8:30 AM-1:00 PM
The Taylor Room, $20, lunch included

Savor a morning of quiet and stillness to begin the season of Advent.

Advent Lessons & Carols
Sunday, December 8th at 4:00 PM In the Church
The Choirs of Saint Luke’s & Wendy Kerner, Harp

An evening of carols with the Saint Cecilia, Saint Gregory, and Saint Luke’s Parish Choirs and a series of special readings.

Carol Sing & Holiday Dinner
Tuesday, December 10th, 5:30 PM
In the Church with dinner in the AYCC

All are welcome in the church to sing Christmas carols.

A Chorister’s Christmas
Sunday, December 15th,  4:30 PM
Join the young singers of Saint Luke’s.

Come As You Are Christmas Party
December 15th, 6:00 PM

Have yourself a very CAYA Christmas! Sing with the band, celebrate the Eucharist, sup with your friends!

Christmas Pageant
December 22nd, 11:45 AM
In the Church

This joyous family service tells the Christmas story with the full complement of angels, shepherds and sheep.

Advent Pathways Series

Sunday, December 1st

Earth Care: Pray for Earth, Sing for Earth, Act for Earth with Anne and Jeffery Rawthorn

Using examples from their 2018 prize winning book, God’s Good Earth: Praise and Prayer for Creation, Anne and Jeffery will speak to caring for the Earth as a spiritual practice and how that practice can inform and transform our lives.

 

Sunday, December 8th

The River is Flowing, Flowing and Growing with Rachel Thomas

For eight days in May of 2019, a group of pilgrims set out to paddle the Connecticut River. Rachel will share a bit about that experience, savoring especially the gift of water as a force that heals us and cleanses us.

 

Sunday, December 15th

Food for Thought with Derek Stefanovsky

Derek’s interest in sustainable food systems arose out of his family’s maple syrup farm in northern Michigan. Derek will explore how all aspects of our broader agricultural systems can be connected to God.

 

Sunday, December 22nd

The Accidental BeeKeeper with Susan Wyper

Beekeeping started as a joint venture, until it wasn’t. Now it is Susan’s venture, and she is learning. Come hear the lessons of the bees. They have much to teach us.

 
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