St. Luke’s believes one of the ways we live out our mission is by serving our community. Through various efforts from our Community Concerns Committee, Episcopal Church Women’s Group and Health and Healing Ministries Committee, we strive to better the lives of those less fortunate than ourselves.
We also realize that it is equally important to care for ourselves. St. Luke’s offers a variety of church ministries that allow members to serve within the church and feel fulfilled in this way. Learn more about our church ministries.
Through these efforts, we can teach others about God by sharing his love.
At St. Luke’s, one of our fundamental principles is to “serve the Lord.” The Community Concerns Committee is responsible for guiding the parishioners in St. Luke’s support of charitable organizations within our community. The committee meets 2-3 times a year to organize and plan fundraiser events, including Bingo Night, luncheons and food drives, among others. Following is a list of the organizations we support:
- Episcopal City Mission
- Task Force for the Hungry
- Circle of Concern
Episcopal Church Women (ECW)
The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) is an organization of St. Luke’s comprised of women of all ages, who gather regularly to share in fellowship, community service, and support of each other. ECW events encourage the women of St. Luke’s to develop those friendships and relationships that are so valuable as members of the body of Christ.
ECW activities vary from social events to community service events, and are open to all women who wish to find support or strengthen their spiritual identity. Ideas and suggestions are always welcome from members.
Please plan to join us as your schedule and family commitments permit. You will cherish the fellowship and camaraderie that the group provides! View our monthly events on our Calendar page, or download the schedule for your pleasure!
The Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese also offer a scholarship program. To apply, please visit the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri ECW.
- Feed My Starving Children
- Visits to senior communities
The Health and Healing Ministries Committee focuses on providing health and wellness care for our community. Various events are hosted throughout the year that focus on physical well-being as well as emotional and spiritual. The events are offered a low or no cost to the community.
- Annual Life Line Health Screening
- Blood Cross Blood Drive
- Peace Meal Volunteering
- Free Blood Pressure Checks
- Depression and Anxiety Screening
- Lenten Healing Services
William B. Pettus Scholarship
In celebrating the legacy of William B. Pettus II, the family established the William B. Pettus II Scholarship Fund in 2009. The William B. Pettus II Scholarship Fund fosters graduating high school seniors in higher learning and promotes success in pursuing future goals. Applicants with a 3.25 GPA and higher must complete documentation and return to the committee before March 19, 2019. Accompanying material required includes:
- Activities you participated in at your church
- A narrative of why you should receive this award
- Three goals
Please submit these documents along with your application.