Directions and Frequently Asked Questions
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
PARKING & HANDICAP ACCESS INFORMATION
St. Luke’s has parking available on both sides of the church. The left side has an upper and lower level, and the upper level has signs posted for visitors. Handicap parking is available on both the upper and lower levels with handicap parking signs posted. The right-side parking lot has signs posted for handicap parking and access at the side door with no steps to climb to enter the church.
HOW WILL I BE GREETED ONCE I ARRIVE?
During services, both church entrances are staffed by ushers who will warmly welcome you and provide you with a bulletin for that day’s service. Our bulletin has everything you need to participate in the services as well as announcements about upcoming events and activities.
HOW WILL I KNOW WHERE TO GO?
After you receive your bulletin from the sanctuary is straight ahead. You can sit anywhere you like in the sanctuary. If you arrive after service has begun, ushers may delay your entrance into the worship space during the opening procession or the Gospel procession.
HOW SHOULD I DRESS?
Some of the folks at St. Luke’s will dress up for worship and some will be casual, but we welcome you to come however you feel comfortable.
WHEN AND HOW LONG ARE SERVICES?
Saturday: 5:30pm (Rite II)
More contemporary/casual service. Music is provided by our Reflections group.
Service length: About an hour.
Sunday: 8:00am (Rite I)
Traditional language service/No music at this time.
Service length: About 45 minutes.
Sunday: 10:00am (Rite II)
Traditional service with organ/choir.
Service length: About an hour and 10 minutes.
HOW WILL I KNOW HOW TO FOLLOW THE SERVICE?
The ushers will provide you with a service bulletin to follow for that day’s service. Hymn numbers and almost all prayers are in the bulletin. Our services follow The Book of Common Prayer and The Hymnal 1982, both of which are provided for you in the pew racks. The clergy leading the service will announce the appropriate page numbers for the sections of the service in which you are invited to participate.
WHAT CAN MY KIDS DO DURING WORSHIP?
We welcome all children to remain for the entirety of the liturgy, however we also offer additional options for young children.
We offer a nursery for ages 0-3 years during our 10am Sunday service. Our ushers will direct you to our nursery located downstairs below the parish hall.
Children’s Chapel is available for ages 3-7 years and offers an age-appropriate worship experience. Children go downstairs during the hymn before the Gospel reading and return before Holy Communion.
WHAT KINDS OF SERMONS WILL I HEAR?
Sermons are along the lines of honest reflections on the wisdom of the scriptures and how they connect with everyday life. They focus on how God works through Jesus and the Holy Spirit to inspire and challenge us to comfort, strengthen and guide us. Sermons generally run between 10 to 15 minutes.
WHAT VERSION OF THE BIBLE IS USED?
While many versions may be heard, in general we use the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible.
WHEN AND HOW IS COMMUNION CELEBRATED?
We celebrate Communion every Sunday. Communion is open to all who have been baptized and is celebrated with wafers and wine. The Acolytes will direct each row to the altar rail.
HOW DO SERVICES END?
At the end of the service there is usually a recessional hymn and the priest, choir and worship team members will exit to the back of the sanctuary. Many people stay after to enjoy fellowship and conversations.
CAN I MEET WITH THE PRIEST AND STAFF?
The priests and some of the staff are available as you exit the church after the service, so feel free to come up and say hello.
CAN I JUST BE A QUIET VISITOR?
Yes. When you visit St. Luke’s, you can initiate as much or as little contact with others according to your comfort level. We do not require visitors to identify themselves, however, we do want to encourage you to make yourself known when the time is right for you. You may do this by filling out one of our welcome cards in the pew racks or by introducing yourself to an usher or a member of the clergy.