Who are we at St. Luke’s?
We provide friendly, reflective worship following liturgies in the Episcopal tradition. As a small church, everyone is especially appreciated. St. Luke’s has long functioned as a church for the entire community in times of need, comfort, and celebration . Leadership around ecumenical programs and services is a St. Luke’s hallmark. We are pleased to house non profit community groups, including the Brockport Ecumenical Outreach Committee’s (BEOC), Clothing Center, an office of Rural & Migrant Ministry, and AA. In 2000, the Episcopal Church designated St. Luke’s as a Center for Jubilee Ministry; as a Jubilee Church, we answer God’s call to mission by providing spiritual, financial, volunteer, and facility support to numerous mission programs .
What do we have to offer?
An Inclusive and Affirming Church
We strive to live out our baptismal covenant, to “seek and serve Christ in all persons” and “to respect the dignity of every human being.” Believing that all are created in the image of God means that we affirm all identities and invite persons of all orientations to full inclusion in the life of the church. Every blessing is for every person.
Advocacy for Peace and Justice
“Do Justice, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly with God.” This ringing call to action is the answer given by the prophet Micah (6:8). Through prayer and involvement , St. Luke’s continues a rich heritage of empowerment and social action on behalf of peace and justice.
As we continue in our faith journey together, one of our highest priorities is offering opportunities for learning, discussion, and imagination. These offerings vary with the seasons and give us a chance to grow in our understanding of scripture, deepen our spirituality by exploring new practices, and make stronger connections between faith and action.
The WAY OF LOVE: 9 small group discussion sessions beginning Tuesday, Sept. 17. This series is open to all, and is appropriate for all levels of experience: those who are seeking, who have never been to church, all the way to those who have been in church their whole lives. Discussion groups will run from 6-8pm and include a simple meal.
Bibles, Books, and Bagels, Autumn series will feature Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi by Amy-Jill Levine. 8 Sessions on Thursday mornings, 9:00-10:30 beginning Sept. 19. Coffee and bagels provided.
Prayer and Worship
The center of our life together is prayer and worship. Sunday worship is at 9am. Children meet with teachers in class during the service, joining everyone for communion. There are many opportunities for all to become involved in preparing and worshiping together through Altar Guild, music, ushers, readers, and acolytes.
Integral to our worship, the choir enhances our spiritual experience. We are blessed with their leadership and ministry to St. Luke’s and other community groups. Also, the project to install a new pipe organ is nearing completion. We look forward to the rich addition this instrument will soon be making to our worship.
In caring for each other, we provide spiritual support through our prayer chain, card ministry and weekly intercessions. We also visit those members of our congregation who cannot be with us on Sundays, sharing communion and conversation with them where they are.
If you need the Rev. Elizabeth to make a hospital or home visit, please call the office 585-637-6650 or the emergency number 801-814-3010.
What ministries do we share in partnerships with others?
Community Ministry: as we believe Christ is calling us to do, we seek ways to open our buildings and extend our programs and services to all, regardless of spiritual belief or religious affiliation. St. Luke’s also participates in community ecumenical programs and worship services.
Jubilee Ministry: our Baptismal Covenant calls us to seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbors as ourselves. We give thanks for God’s blessings by giving to others through our various outreach efforts. Our Jubilee Ministries include BEOC; Clothing Center; Brockport Food Shelf; Crop Walk, Lifetime Assistance; People, Incorporated; St. Luke’s Harvest Kitchen, Luke’s Layettes; and Rural and Migrant Ministry.
Our ministries support the Millennium Development Goals, a mission priority for the Episcopal Church, comprised of eight interrelated targets for the eradication of global poverty.
How can I learn more?
We welcome the opportunity to share the St. Luke’s community with you. Please drop by any time we are open, or reach out by phone or email. We’d love to hear from you.