Sunday Service Times with Holy Eucharist.

The Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:30 a.m. (without music)

The Holy Eucharist Rite II 10:00 a.m. (with music)

Ash Wednesday Services, Feb. 14, 2018, 12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

 

Communion

Holy Eucharist, The Lord’s Supper or Communion is one of the two great sacraments of the church. This sacred tradition has its roots in a simple meal  of bread and wine shared around a table.  It is a central act for us a community, and it is from this weekly gathered meal that our common life extends.

Though we approach the table individually, this ancient practice draws us into communion with Christ, with one another and with those who have gathered throughout the ages as one body and one spirit. It is in this communing that we come to know St. Augustine’s mystical proclamation, that when we take part in communion, “we become what we already are.”

And because Jesus consistently shared his meals with those on the margins, with those on the outside looking in, we continue this practice in the belief that, “All who seek Christ are welcome at God’s table.” To share in what is known as the Great Thanksgiving (“Eucharist” comes from the Greek word, to give thanks), you are not required to be a member of St. Luke’s or an Episcopalian. If you are drawn to the life of Christ, you are welcome to receive the bread and wine of communion. We encourage children from the earliest ages to receive, for, as Jesus said, “Let the children come to me and do not prevent them. For to such belongs the Kingdom of God.” Alongside the home-baked bread and wine, there is  non-gluten bread upon request. Come, take and eat.