The people who serve as greeters and readers are the face of the church to our congregation. We have a large and wonderful group of people doing this ministry, but they would welcome others who would like to share in it. You can specify which of the functions you would like to do, or try your hand at both.
The person who is the crucifer carries the cross down the aisle toward the altar at the beginning of the service; leads the gospel procession for the gospel reading; and leads the altar party to the back of the church at the end of the service. The crucifer my also assist the Lay Eucharist Minister at the altar during Communion. Although we have traditionally had our youth as Acolytes and Crucifers, adults serve in this capacity in many churches, and it would be great to be able to have a crucifer every Sunday.
The Lay Eucharistic Ministers, or “LEM” for short, are the ones who assist Father Mike at the altar, and serve the chalice to parishioners at the altar rail. A brief training is required so that you will not spill the wine on the parishioners. This is an especially gratifying function and you even get to wear a white robe while doing it!!
St. Luke’s has always been proud to say that we have a wonderful spirit-filled coffee hour. Ginger Horvath always has supervised the coffee hour set-up, and others bring goodies. Now that we are getting larger crowds at our service and coffee hour, those who have always brought the “stuff” could use a little more help. So, if you like to bake goodies or prepare finger foods to serve, sign up and Ginger can tell you what she needs.
From time to time we have gardening to do, such as sprucing up the beds, fertilizing, planting seasonal plantings, or doing some maintenance in the St. Francis garden. The more hands the better so that we can spread the work around. Our grounds are more beautiful and well kept than they have been in a while, but we can always use more beautification.
We understand that the death of a pet is one of the most difficult situations pet owners face and we are committed to offering a caring, compassionate, and dignified service by providing a meaningful option for a lasting memorial. That is why we created our St. Francis of Assisi Pet Memorial Garden. The memorial garden is located on the grounds of St. Luke’s Church and features a St. Francis garden sculpture. We also have a bereavement group on Facebook (St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Pet Bereavement Group)
For more information you can contact our office or our bereavement group