An Episcopal community welcoming all who seek a loving, inquiring, and healing home, in service to God and our neighbor.
St. Luke's Mission
“It is right to give God thanks and praise.”
We offer both traditional and contemporary Episcopal services with an exciting mix of musical styles. In fact, in back-to-back visits you may encounter a service of contemplative silence, followed by an energetic service of gospel music, or a service of traditional classical fare. We'd love to give you the opportunity to use your musical gifts!
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Jesus is present with us each time we gather to remember him and give thanks, by: proclaiming God’s Word, sharing the Lord’s Supper, singing hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs, and by praying for the church, the world, and for one another.
Children’s Faith Formation (age 3-10) takes place before worship at 9am. Coffee, tea, and refreshments are served after the 10AM worship service, and adult faith formation follows. Youth faith formation (6th – 12th grade) also takes place following 10AM worship.
During communion at Sunday worship (in the side chapel), the healing team offers healing prayers with laying on of hands and anointing with oil, if desired. The healing team can pray for a specific concern or give a general prayer for health and well-being. The healing prayer team is also available in this area immediately following the service for more in depth discussion of concerns and for longer prayer times. We are also available by appointment.
Healing Prayer: 7:00 p.m., second Tuesday of each month
Every Christian has wrestled with how to pray for themselves or others suffering from illness. We long to witness healing such as Christ and his disciples performed. The healing prayer ministry can help us as we navigate difficult times of our lives and search for God’s peace and love. Come pray for God’s healing love at this ecumenical worship service. This intimate service includes scripture readings, communion, hymns and time for individual healing prayers. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here.
Healing prayer is simply bringing our needs to God through prayer and expectantly watching for the Holy to respond. We believe in seeking healing through all methods provided by God including traditional medicine, complementary medicine, therapy, pastoral counseling, AA groups, etc. We also believe that through prayer God performs amazing healing of body, mind and spirit. We pray for all manner of needs: healing of pain (e.g. arthritis, injury), healing of relationships, healing of destructive behaviors, healing of minor or serious medical conditions, healing of past memories or abusive relationships, general blessings for work and family, guidance on life changes, etc. We have witnessed many healings of body, mind and spirit through the grace and healing power of God. If you would like to learn more about healing prayer, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Friday Taizé Prayer: 7:00 p.m., first Friday of each month Since 1998, First Friday Taizé Prayer has attracted hundreds of pilgrims from throughout the Twin Cities metro and beyond. It is a time of contemplative prayer and meditation in the style of the ecumenical Taizé Community in France. Lasting only 45-50 minutes, it is a wonderful way to end your week and begin your month. Click here for a sample Taizé chant.
The form of this service is quite simple: 1) Songs and Silences, 2) Scripture Reading and Meditation, 3) Great Silence, 4) Closing Prayer and Song.