Holy Week Worship at St. Luke’s

Welcome Spring with St. Luke’s as we observe Christ’s final week on earth during Holy Week beginning March 25-March 31; and as we celebrate his resurrection on Easter Sunday, April 1. All worship services and events are open to the public and are free.

Holy Week worship services are designed to allow worshipers to explore Christ’s final week as he prepared himself for the ultimate sacrifice. Worshipers will find the experience thoughtful, humbling, and moving. It is a good reminder for us of what it means to be a disciple of Christ. The week of services concludes with a celebration on Easter Sunday, including Easter service followed by a reception and free Egg Hunt open to children of all ages.


Holy Week Worship Schedule:

Sunday, March 25, 10AM – The Sunday of the Passion: PALM SUNDAY

Wednesday, March 28, 7PM – Stations of the Cross

Thursday, March 29, 7PM – Maundy Thursday

Thursday, March 29, 9PM – Friday, March 30, 12PM – Altar of Repose

Friday, March 30, 12PM – Good Friday Liturgy

Saturday, March 31, 7:30PM – Easter Vigil followed by Fellowship in the Parish Hall

Sunday, April 1, 10AM – Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 1, 11:30AM – Free Easter Egg Hunt – all children welcomed!

St. Luke’s Preschool Enrolling for 2018-2019 School Year

St. Luke's PreschoolSt. Luke’s Preschool is currently enrolling for the 2018-2019 school year. The hours available for care will be offered from 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Monday through Friday. Children aged 2-5 may register for school. For more information, or to obtain a registration form, visit www.stlukespreschoolmanchester.org. Or, call the preschool office at 636-527-3820 to speak to the school director.

UPDATE: Magdalene St. Louis Director To Visit St. Luke’s


*****UPDATE: This event is postponed until further notice. Instead, please join us on Feb. 18th for an Unplugged session featuring fun games for the family*****



Rev. Hope (Hopie) Welles Jernagan will visit St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, February 18, 2018. In addition to delivering the sermon during the 10:00 A.M. worship service, she will also be the featured guest speaker at St. Luke’s Third Sundays Unplugged following service at 11:30 A.M. Rev. Hope will talk about the important work Magdalene St. Louis does for abused women and girls in our local area, as well as share ideas on ways to participate in this important ministry.

Third Sundays Unplugged is a new ministry at St. Luke’s that invites all, regardless of faith or spiritual background, to strengthen community by engaging with one another in real life, as human beings and not as digital beings. The sessions focus on meaningful conversations and fun activities that lift spirits and bring joy to participants’ lives. The event is free, and light snacks and beverages, as well as childcare will be provided.

St. Luke’s CommUNITY Fall Festival

St. Luke’s will host its first ever CommUNITY Fall Festival. This will be a fun and family-oriented event with a focus on connecting with our fellow community members and reviving relationships. The event is free to the public and free-will donations will be accepted to benefit St. Luke’s Preschool. The festival will be held on Saturday, October 14 from 1 PM – 5PM. Activities include food trucks, face painting, games, dunk tank, costume parades, pet blessings and more.

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St. Luke’s Hosts Health Screening Event

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church has partnered up with Life Line Screenings, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings in the U.S., to provide discounted health screenings to all members in our community on Monday, August 28th, 2017. 5 types of preventative screenings, including Carotid Artery/Plaque, Heart Rhythm, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Peripheral Arterial Disease, and Osteoporosis Risk, will be offered for at a rate of $139. The screenings are non-invasive, and appointments are available between 9AM-5PM. Registration is required. Anyone interested may register in one of the following ways:

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is located at 444 Brightfield Trail, Manchester, MO 63021.

Rev. Dayna Jewson Joins St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

We are excited to welcome a new face to the St. Luke’s family! Reverend Dayna Jewson will join our church family and serve as Deacon starting this Sunday, June 30th at 10:00AM.

A “cradle” Episcopalian, she was born and raised in Southern California. After high school and a move to Missouri, she was educated at St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing and Webster University, graduating in 1983. Most of her thirty-seven years in the healthcare industry have been spent as a registered nurse in the hospice care venue. In 2000, after discerning a call to the diaconate, she began the process towards ordination in the Diocese of West Missouri, and was ordained in 2004. She has served three churches, the last being St. Paul’s Church, Carondelet. She is married to Fr. Al Jewson, who does interim ministry in the Diocese of Missouri. She is the mother of two, grandmother of five. She brings a bivocational ministry to the Church; serving alongside others to reach the marginalized, the sick, and those who grieve.

Please join us this Sunday to welcome Deacon Dayna to St. Luke’s.

St. Luke’s Welcomes New Preschool Director

St. Luke’s Preschool is excited to announce after an extensive search, that Mrs. Sarah Warren has been hired as the new Director of St. Luke’s Preschool. Mrs. Warren comes to us from West County Day School in Chesterfield, MO. She has held various teaching and leadership positions within the early education setting since 2009. She received her B.A. in Education with an emphasis on Early Childhood Education from Saint Louis University in 2010. Mrs. Warren will begin her role at St. Luke’s this summer to prepare for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year, and is excited to be a part of the St. Luke’s Preschool family.

“I am very excited to join the St. Luke’s Preschool family! I will be working hard over these summer months to get the school ready for all the children this fall. We are making changes that will enhance the current program and make it accessible to more families in our community. I look forward to meeting all of you and getting to know your children this upcoming school year.”

Mrs. Warren was one of six candidates considered for the position. We are confident her experiences and expertise will help us continue to set high standards for early childhood education with the care and attention that parents and students have come to know and love about St. Luke’s Preschool. We look forward to working with Mrs. Warren as she leads the preschool into a new era of engaged learning, age-appropriate challenges, and activities that will help your preschooler develop self-confidence, a life-long love for learning, and prepare for success in kindergarten and beyond.

Current and prospective families will have an opportunity to meet with Mrs. Warren this summer. Details for a meet & greet event are in the works. In the meantime, any questions may be directed to Mrs. Warren via email at ‘stlukespreschoolmanchester@gmail.com,’ or by phone at 636-527-3820. To learn more about the preschool or register for the upcoming school year, please vis

St. Luke’s Bingo Night

Come and join us for our annual St. Luke’s Bingo Night! This is a family-friendly event, with prizes (including a table of prizes exclusively for kids!), a silent auction, beverages and snacks, and fellowship. This year’s silent auction prizes include tickets to the St. Louis Symphony, the St. Louis Cardinals, Silver Dollar City, as well as various gift baskets and boxes, and much more. Admission is $5 per person or $15 for a family of 4 or more. All proceeds go to the Episcopal City Mission chaplaincy services for youth in detention centers.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper Success!

A HUGE thank you to all who came out to support our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, and especially to the wonderful and hardworking volunteers. The food was delicious, the fellowship always delightful, but more importantly the event raised $325 for our youth program. This is a great way to show support for St. Luke’s youth, and we can’t thank you enough. See you next year for more pancakes!

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Calls Father Earl Mahan of Wichita, KS

The entire family of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is thrilled to announce that Father Earl Mahan of Wichita, KS has accepted the call to be our new rector. It has been a long and bumpy two years for us, but we know that the Lord has his reasons. The time of transition has been trying, thoughtful and strengthening for each of us at St. Luke’s. Now, we look forward to our future with Father Earl as our new spiritual leader. We invite all to come worship with us, and welcome Father Earl as we begin our new journey together this Sunday, March 12 at 10AM with a special coffee hour to follow at 11AM.