Come Grow with Us

     We come together in worship, ministry, formation, and fellowship because Jesus called us into community. We know this because Jesus called a group of disciples, and before he died he told them to go out and make other disciples in every land on earth.

     As his disciples, we are called as Christians to a lifelong journey of spiritual formation, continually renewing and deepening our relationship with God through study, conversation, and prayer.

     Jesus also commanded us to love one another as we have been loved, so we know that to live a Christian life is to live a life in which we are in relationship with others as well as in a relationship with God.

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Formation

Fellowship

Christian Formation

"Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise. Give thanks to him, bless his name."

-Psalm 100:4

Sundays at 9:30 AM

Children & Youth Classes

Midweek Opportunities

Seasonal Opportunities

The Adult Bible Study

The Adult Bible Study class has been a St. Luke's tradition for years. Facilitated by a team of presenters, the class examines a book from the Bible in detail over a number of weeks, bring context, tradition, and scholarship into focus through personal insight and experience, supplemented by periodic book reviews and guest speakers that provide fresh perspectives on the scripture being studied.

 

Steps to Christian Living

Steps to Christian Living is a round table, discussion based class focused on discerning how one

can be more Christ-like in one's daily life. Each week is unique as topics for discussion range from

personal experiences and current events to spirituality and faith practices.

 

Parenting, Families, and Faith

The Parenting, Families, and Faith class focuses on empowering and enriching family relationships, learning more about parenting, developing the futures of our families, and building mutually supportive relationships within the group, the church, and the community.

 

St. Luke's Speaker Series

The St. Luke's Speaker Series offers a series of short, one to three-week courses, various speakers present insightful commentary on a variety of topics.  Previous topics have included topics like the 'Quest for the Historical Jesus' and 'Monasticism in the 21st Century.'

Church Nursery - Sundays from 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM

The St. Luke's Nursery is open to children up through kindergarten, and is available Sunday mornings during services, and during all parish wide events hosted at the church.

 

SPARK: Activate Faith (ages 4-4th grade) - Sundays at 9:30 AM

SPARK: Activate Faith begins with Children's Chapel for all children age four through fourth grade. Following Chapel, each week focuses in on a new lesson, drawn from the Revised Common Lectionary readings for the day, helping children get more our of both worship and Sunday School.

 

Faith Seeking Understanding (5th-8th grades) - Sundays at 9:30 AM

Questions of Faith (9th-12th grades)

Faith Seeking Understanding and Questions of Faith are our Youth Sunday School classes for 5th through 12th grades where young people connect with our Christian faith and traditions. Using the SPARK: Connect and SPARK: Collaborate curricula, youth are encouraged to ask questions, share stories and experiences, and expand their understanding of God.

 

Summer SPARK (Ages 9 and younger)

Summer SPARK is our worship and church school offering for children ages nine and younger, during the 9:45 AM service in the summer. Children rejoin their parents in the main service at Communion.

Education for Ministry (EfM) - Thursdays at 6:30 PM

Education for Ministry, popularly called EfM, is a four year certificate program designed by the University of the South and facilitated by mentors for those seeking to gain further insight on faith, scripture, church history, and theology and to help identify how they engage in ministry. Through lessons and theological reflection, participants are given tools to help them show forth the Gospel in their lives and personal ministries. A new EfM year begins January 2017.

 

Women's Bible Study - Wednesdays at 10:00 AM

The Women's Bible Study is an opportunity to come and discuss how Biblical narratives and

Christian theology are relevant and applicable to our daily lives. Drawing on personal

experiences as a point of reference, each week seeks to understand the authorship, context,

and theology of Scripture, as well as various modern writers and theologians, while seeking

to understand how we might better carry out God's will as faithful Christians.

 

Men's Prayer Breakfast - Fridays at 7:00 AM

Over breakfast and fellowship men from St. Luke's and the community gather to learn more

about God's Word and offer prayers of thanksgiving and intercession. Each week, the Bible

Study portion of Men's Prayer Breakfast follows the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) for

the following Sunday, led by various presenters.

Youth Confirmation Class

The Youth Confirmation Class is for those young people seeking to make a mature affirmation of faith. The core of the class focuses on the history and tradition of Christianity and the Episcopal Church, while exploring questions of faith, prayer, and personal responsibility.

 

Episcopal Teaching Series (Adult Inquirers' Class)

The Episcopal Teaching Series is open to all people seeking to learn more about the history and traditions of the church, Christian theology, and Scripture. The class serves as an introduction to the Episcopal Church and is our Adult Confirmation class for those wishing to make a mature affirmation of faith in the Episcopal tradition, but is open to all those wanting to broaden their knowledge about who we are as a church and how we see ourselves in the world. To learn more about this year's class, click here.

 

Summer SPARK (Ages 9 and younger)

Summer SPARK is our worship and church school offering for children ages nine and younger, during the 9:45 AM service in the summer. Children rejoin their parents in the main service at Communion.

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Fellowship

"For where two or three are gathered in my name,

I am there among them."

-Matthew 18:20

Parish Life Events

     Several times throughout the year our Parish Family gathers for special events, programs, and meals.  Often these opportunities for fellowship are coordinated by our Parish Life Team who oversee setup, decoration, and clean-up of the Parish Hall, and are gracious hosts to all.

Home Gathering Groups

     Twice a year the Parish Family is invited to sign up for Home Gathering Groups.  Members of each group take turns hosting informal meals once a month that provide the opportunity for fellowship with other members of our Parish Family.  Care is taken so that each new group introduces new faces, so we might all know each other better.

Koinonia (Young Adults)

    Koinonia meets semi-regularly on Sunday nights to provide a time of worship and fellowship to our college age young adults while immersing them in the liturgy and practices of the Episcopal tradition.

Episcopal Youth Community

     St. Luke's Episcopal Youth Community, better known as the EYC, is for all youth in 5th through 12th grades. See pictures from their events in our Photo Gallery here.

Senior EYC (9th-12th grades)

     Senior Episcopal Youth Community (Sr. EYC) is a weekly Sunday gathering of fun, fellowship, and peer ministry for high school age youth.  In addition to their regular weekly gatherings, the Sr. EYC plans and leads worship services, engages in outreach, and attends diocesan retreats together.

Junior EYC (5th-8th grades)

    Junior Episcopal Youth Community (Jr. EYC) is a weekly Wednesday group for 5th-8th graders to learn more about their faith, their community, and one another.  Jr. EYC focuses on team building games and activities while exploring formative questions of faith.

Family and Children's Events

     Throughout the year, St. Luke’s offers special events for our families and young children.  From the Fall Festival in October to the Easter Egg Hunt in the Spring, and many more, these events provide opportunities for fun and community, our families, and for the parish as a whole.

 

stlukes@stlukescleveland.org

(423) 476-5541

 

Mailing Address:

P. O. Box 5

Cleveland, Tennessee 37364

 

Street Address:

320 Broad St. NW

Cleveland, Tennessee 37311