Saint Luke’s seeks to support and form all members of our parish family. This page contains information about Fellowship Opportunities and Lay Ministry Groups. Please click on the name of each group to display more information about them.
Cursillo includes a three-day weekend which begins on Thursday evening and concludes on Sunday. During these three days, talks are given by lay persons and clergy who have spent time working together carefully planning and preparing for the Weekend. The weekend is an opportunity to meet clergy and laity who are seeking to strengthen their faith. Holy Eucharist will be celebrated daily. If you wish to learn more about the Cursillo movement, please contact: Diane Weatherford, 879-0894 or Natalie Sansom, 879-5815
Episcopal Church Women (ECW)
Welcome to Episcopal Church Women! All women of the church are automatic members of ECW, and we are delighted to have you as part of our organization.
ECW meets on first Mondays during the school year for a variety of programs and lunch. We also organize an annual half-day retreat and at least one evening gathering for Saint Luke’s women. Details are always available in the Dialogue and on the church calendar.
Our members enrich the work of the church in many ways. We host church wide receptions in honor of our new confirmands and provide food for receptions at the time of funerals. We help provide a happier Christmas for underprivileged children through the Dove Tree project. We organize and gather the United Thank Offering to support domestic and foreign missions. We provide end-of-the year gifts for the younger Preschool Partners children, to celebrate their accomplishments and encourage reading and creativity throughout the summer months. We raise funds to support various ministries through our Soup Sale, Advent Wreath project, and other efforts. In other words, we have many opportunities for you to be involved in whatever way best suits your interests and schedule.
Please remember that all levels of involvement are appropriate and appreciated. Whether you are able to spearhead a committee or join us for an occasional lunch, we welcome you with open arms and value your participation. Contact Lori Smith, ECW President.
The mission of Saint Luke’s ECW is to:
- Foster Christian sisterhood among all women of the church and
- Use our time, talents, resources and creativity to minister to others and support the work of the church,
All to the glory of God!
Episcopal Church Women (ECW) - A ministry for ALL women of Saint Luke’s, ECW meets monthly for lunch, program, and fellowship. Occasional evening events are also held. Supports the work of the church through projects such as the December soup sale and Advent wreath sales. Monthly programs and luncheons are held during the school year on the first Mondays of each month in Graham Hall at 11:30 am. (Please note: no meeting in January; September meeting is held on the second Monday of the month.) Contact Lori Smith.
Cursillo – Cursillo includes a three-day weekend which begins on Thursday evening and concludes on Sunday. During these three days, talks are given by lay persons and clergy who have spent time working together carefully planning and preparing for the Weekend. The weekend is an opportunity to meet clergy and laity who are seeking to strengthen their faith. Holy Eucharist will be celebrated daily. If you wish to learn more about the Cursillo movement, please contact: Diane Weatherford, 879-0894 or Natalie Sansom, 879-5815.
Searchers - A study and fellowship group for women. Meets the second Monday of each month, September through May at 10:30 am in the Founders Room unless otherwise noted. Watch the newsletter for meeting dates, or call Miriam Davies: 871-1224.
Seasons - This study and support group is open to all mothers with young children (through preschool age). Facilitated by Kelli Jetmundsen and Rebecca DeBow. Childcare is available. 10:30 am, Tilson Room.
Seasons Two . . . Not Just for Mothers - Originally for mothers of school age children, this class is now open to all women. We realized last year that our topics and conversation are less about parenting and more about spiritual growth as women. We hope that all women in their thirties and forties will join us. Contact Livy Abele for more information: 586-6069 or Livy Abele.
Second Seasons - A Bible study and support group for mothers of elementary age school children. Everyone is welcome to bring a lunch. For more information, please contact Livy Abele (586-6069). Noon, Room 214.
Stitchers of Saint Luke’s – A group of knitters and needle-workers meets the second Thursday of each month at 11:30 am in the Tilson Room to create shawls, blankets, infant hats, scarves, and other items which are given away in a variety of pastoral care ministries at Saint Luke’s. These items bring comfort and strength to those who are hospitalized, convalescing, or experiencing a difficult time in their lives. Anyone who likes to work with a needle, or wants to learn, is welcome. Bring your lunch and sewing/knitting materials. For more information, contact Melinda Powers (879-0823) or Sandy Porter (802-6207).
Sunday Breakfast - Served Sunday morning at 8:30 in Graham Hall. This is a wonderful time for fellowship! Volunteers serve as cashiers and food servers. Contact Betty O’Neil (802-6201) if you can help.
Wednesday Night Supper Servers and Cashiers - Our Wednesday Night Supper Program is a tradition at Saint Luke’s. During the school year, supper for the whole family begins at 5:30 pm in Graham Hall, followed by programs for adults, youth, and children. Volunteers serve as cashiers and food servers. Assisting for one or two evenings during the year is a great help! Contact Betty O'Neil (802-6201).
Young Adults Fellowship - A fellowship group for adults in their 20s and 30s. To learn more, contact the Rev. Katie Nakamura Rengers or 802-6212).
Lay Ministry Groups
Acolyte Leaders - Pairs of adults help train, schedule, and supervise the acolyte teams who serve in each of our worship services. Contact: the Rev. Josiah Rengers or 802-6204.
Altar Guild - Serve one week a month polishing silver and brass, arranging flowers, washing and ironing linens, and preparing the altar for Holy Eucharist. Contact Anne Finch or 871-4441 or Ann Johnson or 969-2402.
Angels on Wheels – Volunteers prepare casseroles and maintain a pantry of these items in the church freezer. Others deliver meals to those who have experienced a death, family member hospitalization, or other crisis. May also be needed for emergency transportation requests. Contact Sandy Porter or 802-6207.
Daughters of the King (DOK) - An order for women who are communicants of the Episcopal Church, churches in communion with it, or churches in the Historic Episcopate. Our Anglican tradition includes Episcopal oversight, Holy Scripture containing all things necessary for salvation, recognition of the gift of the Holy Spirit in Baptism, the real presence of our Lord in Holy Eucharist and worship according to The Book of Common Prayer. After a period of training, a Daughter pledges herself to a life-long pursuit of prayer, service, and evangelism, and to strengthen the spiritual life of her parish. All women are invited to join this historic order. Meets the first Wednesday of each month at 5:30 pm in the Small Dining Room. Contact Darla Sellers or 871-5025.
Hospital Lay Visitors – Help supplement the work of our clergy by providing friendly visits to our hospitalized members. Volunteers visit Saint Luke’s members at one or more hospitals, one day per month. Training is provided. Contact Miriam Davies (871-1224) or Sandy Porter (802-6207)
Lay Eucharistic Ministers (LEMs) - Help administer Holy Communion during worship services. Includes a period of training and certification by the Bishop. LEMs serve for a three-year term. Contact Johnailla Wright for more information.
Lectors - Serve as lay readers of the Old Testament lesson and/or Epistle and announce the Psalm. This ministry includes a period of study and training.Contact Johnailla Wright for more information.
Newcomers Hospitality Committee - Volunteers plan and coordinate special events to welcome new members into the parish. To learn more, contact Jeanna Speegle (802-6218 or the Rev. Rebecca DeBow (802-6202).
Reception Desk Volunteers – These volunteers are the “face of Saint Luke’s.” Volunteers work half-day shifts, mornings or afternoons, Monday through Friday. Calls to the church’s main phone number come into the reception desk and are routed by the volunteer on duty to the appropriate person. The volunteer also responds to requests for information about services and other church functions, receives mail and packages, welcomes visitors and directs persons as necessary. Work one shift a week, one or two a month, or whatever fits your schedule. For more information, contact Sandy Porter or 802-6207.
Stephen Ministry - A confidential one-to-one ministry of presence, listening, and caring led by trained lay ministers responding to Christ’s words to “carry each other’s burdens (Gal. 6:2).” Preparation includes fifty hours of intensive training, and at least a two-year commitment is expected. If you or a loved one is going through a period of struggle with loss, grief, illness, or other life crisis and would like the support of a Stephen minister, please contact the Rev. Stephen DeGweck (802-6203 or Email Steve). If you are interested in becoming a Stephen Minister, contact the Rev. Stephen DeGweck to learn about the next training program.
Care of Creation Committee – Educates and empowers parishioners and staff members to our biblical mandates for the care of creation. Promotes resource conservation and recycling, advocates and facilitates wise and responsible practices, and provides opportunities for service in the stewardship of our surroundings. Contact the Rev. Mark LaGory, Deacon.
Transportation Volunteers - We frequently receive requests for rides to events such as church socials or suppers, worship services, doctor’s appointments, etc., from persons in our church family who are unable to transport themselves. At such times, it becomes invaluable to have a list of volunteers who have agreed to provide such transportation if they are available when called. If you would like to assist a fellow member with such a request, please contact Jeanna Speegle (or 802-6218). Visitor Hospitality Team – Team members check visitors’ cards and drop-off welcome bags to visitors’ doors once per quarter. To volunteer, contact the Rev. Rebecca DeBow (or 802-6202).
Ushers - Greet worshippers, distribute service leaflets, seat attendees, collect offering, and direct parishioners to the altar rail during Communion for Sunday and special services including holiday, memorial and funeral services. Contact Johnailla Wright (802-6208)
Visitor Hospitality Team – Team members check visitors’ cards and drop-off welcome bags to visitors’ doors once per quarter. To volunteer, contact Jeanna Speegle (802-6218)
Wedding Guild - Weddings are scheduled through the rector’s office and are directed by Judy Bewley. Contact: Johnailla Wright or 802-6208). See Pastoral Services section for more information about weddings at Saint Luke’s.