Eucharistic Visitors perform the special ministry of keeping the "unwillingly absent" homebound parishioners connected to St. Luke's through the service of Holy Eucharist. This ministry is done by visiting parishioners where they live on a monthly basis, and sharing a short service of Scripture, Meditation and Holy Communion.
Eucharistic Visitors usually perform their service immediately following Sunday worship service.
With the increasing number of "unwillingly absent" homebound parishioners, St. Luke's is definitely in need of more people who feel called to visit people and keep them connected to our church community by bringing them Holy Eucharist. If you would like to talk to someone about this ministry, please contact either Rev. Dan Williamson or Patty Park.
Acolytes actively participate in our worship services. Duties include assisting the Priest during the Eucharistic portion of the service, lighting the altar candles prior to each service, being the Crucifer for the service, processing the Gospel book to and from the altar for the reading of the Gospel, ringing the chancel bells during the service, and assisting with the offering collection. This is a ministry for all ages. Acolytes are truly an important and integral part of St. Luke's worship services.
Acolytes attend occasional meetings as requested by the Priest - for example, an Acolyte training session. Acolytes arrive at church at least 15 minutes before the start of the service.
St. Luke's needs Acolytes at the 8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Sunday Services. If you would like to talk to someone about this ministry, please contact either Rev. Dan Williamson or Patty Park.
Ushers at St. Luke's perform the ministry of greeting people, passing out bulletins, noting the attendance numbers, directing and assisting parishioners during the Communion portion of our church service. They are the first persons you see when you arrive at church and one of the last ones you see as you leave. Ushers are one of the more visible faces of Christ at St. Luke's.
Ushers arrive at church at least 15 minutes before the start of the service to begin their duties.
St. Luke's needs Ushers at the 8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Sunday Services. If you would like to talk to someone about this ministry, please contact either Rev. Dan Williamson or Patty Park.
We raise money through the sale of gently used clothing and household items. We donate to many organizations here in Auburn and around the world. Presently, the shop is open 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays.
In order to be open additional hours, we need more men and women to be volunteers and substitutes.
Lectors assist in all types of services by reading the assigned Lessons, Psalms and by leading the Prayers of the People. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer as both the Lessons and Psalms for each week are assigned from this book. The same information is also listed in each week's bulletin.
Lectors arrive at least 15 minutes before the service begins. During the service the Lector may sit in any pew. Readings are done from the pew and from the Lectern at the front of the church.
St. Luke's needs Lectors at the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. services, the need is greatest at 8:00 a.m. If you are interested in this ministry, please contact Rev. Dan Williamson or Patty Park.
We are women of the Episcopal Church who have intentionally taken lifelong vows to keep a daily Rule of Life as members of this religious order.
Vision statement of the Daughters of the King: Empowered by the Holy Spirit, our vision as Daughters of the King is to know Jesus Christ, to make Him known to others, and become reflections of God's love throughout the world.
We meet in the parish hall on the second Thursday of the month except March, June, September and December when we meet the second Saturday of the month.
Chalice Bearers assist the Priest in this licensed ministry of administering the elements at any Celebration of Holy Eucharist. The Chalice Bearer generally distributes the wine to the congregation, but is also licensed to distribute the bread if necessary. This ministry is almost always done in a church setting, but can be done in an alternate worship setting. Chalice Bearers are licensed by the Bishop to serve under their local Priest.
During the service the Chalice Bearer serves at the altar with the Priest and Acolyte. The Chalice Bearer and Acolyte meet at least 15 minutes prior to the service in the church office.
St. Luke's needs Chalice Bearers at the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. If you are instereted in this ministry please contact Rev. Dan Williamson or Patty Park.
Altar Guild Teams consist of at least 4 members and serve once a month on Saturday at 9 a.m. An example of some of the duties are polishing the brass, filling candles and setting up the Altar for Sunday services. Each member then signs up for a service on Sunday to process the elements during the service and set up for the next service. After the 10 a.m. service the member washes and puts away the communion items and locks the Church.
We have a semi-annual meeting at the church, usually in March or April and October or November. The semi-annual meetings are held at 10 a.m. on a Saturday.
We are in need of additional members. We are losing members because of health reasons or their age. Please contact Peggy McCray, Rev. Dan Williamson, or Sue Webb if you think you might be interested.
We guide students and their friends and visitors to know that God loves them just the way they are. We desire to foster a love of learning about their faith, and create in them a desire to make Godly choices in their own lives, and make a positive difference in the lives of others.
We meet almost every Sunday, from 9:00 to 9:45 a.m., in the Sunday school rooms (downstairs from the Parish Hall) - there are signs near the doors indicating which are the Sunday school rooms. We'd welcome your visit!
We would love the following help:
Teachers: We are always in need of more teachers. You would be welcome to teach as much or as little as you like - we have lessons planned in advance, using fun, easy-to-use, inspiring curricula!
Teacher's Helpers and Classroom Guests: You are encouraged to drop by for a visit, to help out, or just to see what's going on, anytime!
Supplies: Writing paper, construction paper, glue sticks, Elmer's-type glue, markers, crayons, scotch-tape, masking tape, craft sticks, cardboard sheets, and file folders, are just some of the things that we use on a regular basis. If you have other supplies or craft items, they would probably be welcomed, as well!
Your Continued Prayers: Please continue to pray for our young people - and our program - that it provide for our youth a spiritual haven and "anchor" in their lives.
For more information, or to volunteer time or supplies, or express concerns (or kudos!), please contact:
Gina Shield, Sunday school superintendent, (530) 878-6896