St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Manchester, MO

An Update from Rev. Earl Mahan:

Dear Friends,
I hope this finds you all safe and well.  We continue to look forward to the day when our parish family can fully reunite for in-person worship and parish activities.  Unfortunately, due to the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing rise in cases in Missouri, that day has not yet arrived.  As the letter below from Bishop Johnson makes clear, for the sake of those most vulnerable to the virus, we must continue to suspend in-person worship through September 1.   

With that said, there are a few things I want to share with each of you.  Though the church buildings must remain for the most part closed, the church will continue to be the church.  We can never take a vacation from being the body of Christ in the world.  We can never take a vacation from worship.  We can never take a vacation from being the hands and feet, the voice and heart, of Christ to a world struggling and suffering.

So, consider the following and together let’s continue to BE THE CHURCH, even as we are unable to go to church.

  • ZOOM church happens each Sunday morning.  Bible study at 9:00 AM, followed by worship at 10:00 am, and virtual coffee hour following worship. (see below) If you have never joined in for ZOOM church, why not do so this Sunday?  Don’t know how to use ZOOM?  Let me or Mother Pamela know, and we’ll make sure you get help so that you can join in on Sundays.
  • Though in-person worship has been suspended until September, there is an exception for small gatherings of 10 or fewer people, with safe protocols in place (masks, social distancing, etc.)I will be working with the vestry to plan some small in-person worship experiences between now and September, for those that wish to participate. More information will be forthcoming soon.
  • Sunday, July 19th, we will be blessed to have as our special guest for ZOOM church our new bishop, The Rt. Rev. Deon K. Johnson.  He will join us virtually as our guest preacher and join us for virtual coffee hour.  I hope you will join ZOOM church for this very special opportunity to meet and welcome Bishop Deon so that together we can discuss and dream what it means to BE THE CHURCH.

Peace,
Fr. Earl

Worship As We Social Distance

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and our worship partner at Church of the Good Shepherd are pleased to offer you an opportunity to worship with us each week by video during this time of sheltering-in-place and social distancing. These times call for us to be the church more than ever before, and we’ll answer the call even if that means we can’t be physically together. As you worship with us, feel free to download our Order of Service to follow along for this season of Pentecost. May peace and God’s blessings be with you and keep you safe.

DOWNLOAD ORDER OF SERVICE – PENTECOST

–St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

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This Week’s Lesson

August 2, 2020
The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Isaiah 55:1-5; Psalm 145:8-9, 15-22; Romans 9:1-5; Matthew 14:13-21

This Week’s Music

Prelude: ‟Rock Of Ages, Cleft For Me”  Prelude II

Processional Hymn: ‟Rock Of Ages, Cleft For Me”  Hymnal #685

Gospel Hymn: ‟I Heard The Voice Of Jesus Say”  Hymnal #692

Offertory ‟Prelude I” By Carl Nielsen

Recessional Hymn: ‟If Thou But Trust In God To Guide Thee” Hymnal #635

Postlude: ‟Prelude III” By Carl Nielsen

 

Events

Circle of Concern Donations/Shopping List

The food donations are taken to the Circle of Concern, a food pantry located in Valley Park. Needed are: Boxed Cereal, Dry Pasta, Pasta Sauce, Canned Pasta, Peanut Butter, Jelly/Jam, Canned Chicken, Canned Tuna, Macaroni & Cheese“Dinner” Helpers Dry Potatoes/Dry Beans/Dry Rice, Canned Fruit, Canned Vegetables, Baking staples.

Fresh produce from home and community gardens is welcomed!

Circle of Concern also accepts Personal Hygiene items: Shampoo, Hair Conditioner, Lotion, Razors, Deodorant, Bar Soap, Body Wash, Size 5 & 6 diapers, Baby Wipes, Feminine Hygiene Products

Please place your donations in the red plastic container in the Narthex. Thank you.

VISIT US

DIRECTIONAL NOTE: If you use GPS or any similar mapping system, in many instances, Brightfield Trail is not recognized as a street option. Additionally, most systems will indicate the destination has been reached at Goddard School. St. Luke’s is located directly across the street from Goddard.

From Big Bend: Continue north on Sulphur Spring Road approximately 50 or so yards beyond Goddard and turn left onto Brightfield Trail. St. Luke’s will be located immediately to the left.

From Manchester: If you have arrived at Goddard (or Big Bend), you have gone too far. From the Goddard parking lot, make a right back onto Sulphur Spring Road, and make a left approximately 50 yards onto Brightfield Trail. St. Luke’s will be located immediately to the left.

We invite you to join us for Sunday worship, meet our friendly congregation, and share in the glory of our Lord.

444 Brightfield Trail
Manchester, MO 63021
Phone: (636) 227-1227

Office Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 9:30 – 2:30 PM

Father Earl Mahan’s Office Hours:
Monday & Tuesdays – Church of The Good Shepherd
9:30 – 3:00 PM
Wednesday & Thursdays – St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
9:30 – 3:00 PM