Community

St. Luke's Episcopal Church

St. Luke's Episcopal Church's mission statement says it is an inclusive Christian community dedicated to spiritual growth, healing and compassion through worship, hospitality and ministry to the larger community.

The Rev. Bob Rhoads said the Episcopal Church is part of the Anglican Communion and comes from the Church of England and is a combination of Catholic and Protestant elements.

Service times:

Sunday services are 8 a.m. for the Holy Eucharist (Rite I) and 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist (Rite II).

Nursery is offered at the 10 a.m. service and Sunday school classes for elementary-aged children begin in the fall at 10 a.m.

Additional services for the Holy Eucharist are 8 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays with a sermon and breakfast at the mid-week service. A service of reflection and meditation in the style of the French Taizé Community occurs monthly.

Congregation and music

More than 150 people attend the two Sunday services and 280 people are members.

Music is traditional with songs from a hymnal.

A choir sings weekly at the 10 a.m. Sunday services from August-June and is open to new members.

A bell choir performs occasionally through the year.

Classes and groups

• Adult education classes are scheduled throughout the year including Lenten soup supper studies

• Men's Spirituality Group meets at 8 a.m. the first Monday each month for fellowship, breakfast and discussion

• Women's Spirituality Group meets for discussion at 9 a.m. the fourth Tuesday each month

• Listening for God video discussion, 10 a.m. Wednesdays

• Bible study/discussion, meets 10:30 a.m. Thursdays

• The Centering Prayer Group meets for silent meditation and contemplation at 11:30 a.m. Thursdays

• Men's group performs church projects such as monthly pancake breakfasts, barbecues, picnics and fellowship meetings

Ministries

• A chapel is open year-round and at all hours for prayer and quiet time

• Bazaar workshop, 10 a.m. Mondays

• Daughters of the King, first Tuesday each month at 1 p.m.

• Environmental Study and Action Group

• Flower Ministry

• Helping Hands, reaches out to shut-ins at home and in nursing homes

• Huggable Doll Ministry, to put dolls in the arms of those who need comfort

• Prayer Quilt and Military Quilt ministries

• Bread Ministry, welcoming newcomers to Sequim

• Light Lunch, a meal for homeless and others in need, in cooperation with Dungeness Community Church, Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church, Sequim Community Church and Trinity United Methodist Church

• Meeting space for Boy Scouts of America, 12-Step groups and other community groups

Special events

• Music Live With Lunch, monthly concerts featuring local talent with a luncheon following. Noon the third Tuesday each month beginning in September

• Boar's Head Festival, an annual pageant and music festival between Christmas and Epiphany

For more information on St. Luke's activities, ministries and/or service times, call 683-4862.

For a Spiritual Spotlight on your church, spiritual group, event or other profile, contact Matthew Nash at mnash@sequimgazette.com.



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