Welcome from the Priest and Rector

Welcome to this snapshot of our common life at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. I hope these pages will give you a taste of who we are. I am often asked about my vision for St. Luke’s. I most often respond, “We do life together.” We celebrate births, we help one another through illnesses and the other trials of life, we accompany one another in the journey of dying, and we celebrate the promise that resurrection always has the final word.

We are a deeply intergenerational community, sharing one another’s joys and bearing one another’s burdens. We celebrate the energy of our young people, and we honor our elders. From our youngest to our oldest, we try to nurture a contemplative spirit that supports engagement with the world beyond our doors. We understand ourselves to be Christ’s hands and feet, called to extend his compassion into the places of brokenness that we see all around us. Our fellowship is lively, taking a multitude of forms in a variety of settings—we like to have fun together and we love to laugh.

In the very best of the Episcopal and Anglican tradition, worship is the center of our common life, calling us together week by week to feed on God’s word, to sing God’s praises, to pray, and to be nourished at God’s table. Whether in the meditative quiet of our early service or the high energy of our 10:30 service with the full incorporation of children and vibrant music of our Choir, all can find a space that’s right for their souls, a place where they are fed most deeply. 

We welcome and encourage questions, understanding that faithfulness is first and foremost about relationship—relationship with God, with Jesus, with our neighbor, with ourselves. We all struggle at times with exactly what we believe on any given day, but we are absolutely committed to being on this journey with Jesus Christ together.

When some curious folk asked Jesus where he was staying, he invited them to “come and see.” And so now we invite you to “come and see” Jesus with us and discover a community of faith that, while immensely human, is passionate about “doing life together” with one another and with Christ.

In the peace of Christ,

Cyndi Banks+
Priest and Rector