St. Luke's Episcopal Church offers traditional, liturgical worship services to the Glory of God and the spiritual enrichment of our congregation. We follow a printed order of service, the liturgy, found in the Book of Common Prayer (BCP). The BCP enables all of us to pray together in unison and to join with Episcopalians in other places as they worship the Lord in the same way.
In the Episcopal tradition, Holy Communion, also known as Holy Eucharist, is our primary form of worship. ALL baptized Christians are welcome at the Altar.
To learn more about worshiping or serving at St. Luke's, please contact us in the office at (423) 476-5541.
Holy Eucharist Rite I
Holy Eucharist Rite II
A quiet, traditional service with music
A contemporary language service
Church School for All Ages
Adult Choir Rehearsal
Holy Eucharist Rite II
A vibrant service with choral
Holy Eucharist Rite II
A short, midweek service
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday - Friday
St. Luke’s offers services of Holy Eucharist on both Sundays and Thursdays. Each service has its own character and feel, appealing to the diverse spiritual needs of our congregation, from quiet and contemplative to stirring and energized. Though unique, all are traditional, liturgical offerings in the Anglican tradition.
All Baptized Christians...
In the Episcopal Church, all baptized Christians are welcome to receive Holy Communion at the Altar. If you are not yet baptized, you are still welcome at the Altar where our priest will pray a special blessing for you. If you are interested in being baptized, please let us know!
Serve as a Chalice Bearer
Chalice Bearers assist the clergy in the celebration of the Eucharist by serving the chalice to those taking communion. Eucharist is the central act of worship in the Episcopal tradition in which we receive the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Serve as a Lector
Lectors assist in worship by reading the Scripture lessons assigned for the day as well as leading the Psalm and Prayers of the People at certain services. The reading of Scripture is an important part of our worship experience through which we seek to discern the will of God.
Serve as an Acolyte
Acolytes assist the clergy throughout the worship service. The Crucifer leads the procession with the Cross while the Altar Servers carry the torches that light the procession, and assist with the offertory and preparation of the Eucharist. To be an Acolyte is to engage in a servant ministry, helping to make our corporate worship experience reverent and meaningful.
"Oh come let us sing to the LORD;
let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation."
The St. Luke's Adult Choir is an instrumental part of our worship at St. Luke’s. They rehearse twice during the week and sing at the late service every Sunday morning. The choir sets the tone for worship through music, offering anthems to the glory of God and leading the congregation in hymns of praise.
St. Alban's Youth Ensemble is a new music ministry in the 2016-17 school year. It is open to all youth from fifth to eighth grade. They rehearse every other Wednesday with several performances throughout the year.
St. Cecilia’s Children’s Choir is open to all children of the parish from age four through fourth grade. They rehearse once a week during the school year and sing at the late service once a month with several special performances throughout the year.
Come as a Worshiper
Everyone who comes to give glory to God is a worshiper. Come to church with an open mind and a glad heart. Seek a meaningful encounter with God. In worship we unite ourselves with others to acknowledge the holiness of God, to hear God’s word, and to celebrate the sacraments.
Greeters and Ushers
Greeters and Ushers are the friendly faces that meet you when you arrive to worship. Greeters are tasked with making all worshipers feel welcome and at home. Ushers assist in worship by passing out bulletins, ringing the bell as a call to worship, collecting the Offering, and guiding worshipers to and from the rail at communion. To be a Greeter or Usher is to engage one’s fellow worshipers with warmth and love by which Christ’s love may be known.
Altar Flower Arrangements
Each Sunday flowers are given to the Glory of God and in memory or thanksgiving for persons important to the members of our congregation. Often, these gifts correspond with significant moments in people’s lives such as birthdays and anniversaries. The flowers are a reminder to give thanks and glory to God for all the wonderful things He has given us. Twice a year, for Easter and Christmas, we go above and beyond, filling the church with flowers on those festival days to celebrate God’s greatest gift, His Son, Jesus Christ.
St. Alban's Altar Guild
St. Alban’s Altar Guild are the women and men who are responsible for preparing the church for each service of worship, as well as maintaining the linens and polishing the brass and silver. They come in before and after services to prepare the sanctuary for us to worship together. Those who serve on the Altar Guild care for the items that are the outward and physical signs of inward and spiritual grace. While the ministry of the Altar Guild often goes unseen, it serves to create the holy atmosphere in which we may glorify God.
Throughout the year we have special occasions set aside for worship, often lead by the Adult Choir and our Episcopal Youth Community. These services are times for Scripture, music, and quiet contemplation to guide us in our observance of the liturgical season. Some of those services include Advent Lessons and Carols, Feast of Lights (Epiphany), Ash Wednesday, Lenten Evening Prayer, and Holy Week.
The Bach's Lunch and Concert Series is held the first three Wednesdays of Advent. We offer a noon concert by local performers followed by a light lunch. Each concert is a blend of sacred and secular music held in observance of the coming Christmas season.
Occasionally St. Luke’s hosts guest musicians and singers during our Sunday morning services. These occasions are an opportunity to hear beautiful music offered to enrich our worship and feature the gifts God has given us.
"Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise. Give thanks to him, bless his name."