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MISSION & VISION

St. Luke's is a progressive Christian community, rooted in the Episcopal tradition. The essence of our church is its community of members, friends, and partners who live the Gospel of God’s radical welcome, wherever they are on their spiritual journey. We invite dialogue and celebrate diversity as a way to better know, love, and serve God and our neighbors. We celebrate with beautiful worship, as well as the freedom to grow and serve with passion in our own unique ways, and we embrace the bond of deep connection. St. Luke's is a place where we share in one another's joys and concerns and live out deep, authentic joy in God, in one another, and in the earth that God has entrusted us to care for; and, where its parishioners engage more deeply with their faith and go forth into the world strengthened to live and serve. 

 

Mission Statement 

St Luke’s is a welcoming, multigenerational faith community that inspires spiritual growth, learning for all ages, lives of service, and a desire to make a difference in the world. We are committed to worship in the Episcopal tradition that celebrates the beauty and joy created by our preaching, liturgy, music, and the arts. 

 

Vision Statement 

We aspire to be an inclusive Christian community, where our members can explore and celebrate their faith through worship, fellowship, and an active demonstration of God's love in the world. We seek to live with intention, guided by core values, engaging with compassion and authenticity, and inspiring each other through the sharing of ideas, questions, and our individual gifts. Our programs and activities reflect the needs and interests of parishioners of all ages and stages in life. They include a wide variety of opportunities for spiritual formation and Christian education, service to others, and caring for the natural world. 

Core Values 

  • Worship: Meaningful, joyful worship in the Episcopal tradition is at the heart of our community and we intentionally seek to live out our faith each and every day. Worship, liturgy, music, and the arts are what bring us together and fuel our community. 

  • Community: We are an inclusive, caring community, where people of diverse backgrounds are embraced and valued and where participation and collaboration are encouraged. We share in one another’s joys and concerns and live out our deep, authentic joy in God, in one another, and in the earth that God has entrusted to us. 

  • Learning: St. Luke’s is a learning community for every age and stage of life. From our sermons to liturgy to religious education to reflection on our justice and service work, we are always learning and deepening our walk with Christ.

  • Service: We encourage our parishioners to share their gifts through leadership and service to others, within our parish, in our local community, and in the wider world. 

  • Racial, Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice: We are committed to educating ourselves about the racism, injustice, and oppression that exists in our community and society, and we are actively participating in the creation of a just and equitable world. We are also committed to caring for the earth that God has entrusted to us. 

  • Multigenerational: Church is one of the few places where people of different ages can interact, and we celebrate that. Our main liturgy is intentionally intergenerational, and we provide learning, service, and social opportunities for all ages and stages of life.​

Our Commitments

  • St. Luke’s is a community of learning. We are learning to live with the legacy and reality of racism in our country and our church. Read our 2022 Commitments on Racism and White Supremacy here.​

  • In January 2023, St. Luke’s adopted its latest Strategic Plan based on many months of parish input. The vestry reviews progress against goals throughout the year, and we look at progress annually as a parish in our annual report and annual meeting.

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