RULE OF BENEDICT 53:1

WELCOME TO ST. LUKE’S CHURCH GRANVILLE

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is a faithful community of Christians that worships in a landmark building. Our doors and hearts are open to all who visit. We practice what St. Benedict taught his monks and their households: “All guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ.”

ABOUT ST. LUKE’S CHURCH

 

ST. LUKE’S WELCOMES YOU…

We hope that you will seriously consider joining the life and ministry of this parish family. The information contained in this packet is designed as a way to let you know who we are and how we worship, learn and live together.

OUR VISION STATEMENT
Recognizing our call to proclaim by word and example The Good News of God in Christ, striving for justice and peace among all people and embracing our diversity as a strength, we, the people of St. Luke’s Church, honor our past to move into the future.

WORSHIP
We offer a variety of weekly services…

Sundays during the program year:
8:00 am – Rite One Service, quiet, intimate without music
9:15 am – Rite Two Service, family oriented with music (especially for and by children/teenagers)
11:00 am – Rite Two Service & Sermon with Choir (for adults)

During the summer:
8:00 am – Rite One Service, quiet, intimate without music
10:00 am – Rite One Service & Sermon

Additional services offered:
We offer observances throughout the church year such as those held during Advent, Lent, and Holy Week, as well as the occasional Evensong or Evening Prayer service.

Other special celebrations and opportunities for worship include the Blessing of the Animals on the Saturday closest to St. Francis Day, our All Saints’ celebration, and the Blessing of the Backpacks.

CLERGY & STAFF
The Reverend Mary G. Raysa, Deacon
Dagny Gerlormo, Parish Administrator
Lara Benschoter, Communications Specialist
Patty Hussey, Financial Administrator
Mary Lucas-Miller, Director of Christian Education
Stephen Trumbull, Director of Music
R. Scott Rieder, Choristers- Choirmaster
Joe Hammer, Organist

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY
CHILDREN’S EDUCATION & ADULT EDUCATION COMMITTEES
These two committees work closely with the Director of Christian Education and the Rector to develop educational opportunities for all age groups.

FELLOWSHIP COMMITTEE
Organizes Sunday Meet-in-the-Middle and oversees special events such as the Palm Sunday Breakfast, Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, and baptisms, and funerals. 

FINANCE COMMITTEE
Has oversight for the annual audit, the Sunday counters, investments, and the overall accounting programs and financial reporting.

HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMITTEE
Keeps our history alive, plans commemorative celebrations and maintains our inventories of artifacts and archives.

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
Provides a means to welcome new members and integrate them into the life of the Parish.

PASTORIAL CARE
Supports the clergy in helping to provide care and support to members. The parish prayer ministries are a vital part of this committee as are the Lay Eucharistic Visitors.

PROPERTY, BUILDING, & GROUNDS COMMITTEE
Has the responsibility for the maintenance of all of the church property.

OUTREACH COMMITTEE
St. Luke’s gas a tradition of outreach, hands-on and financial, including weekly offerings of food to the Market Street Pantry; support for the Open Door ministry in Atlanta, Healing Art Mission in Haiti and numerous local social service organizations including St. Vincent Haven. We present the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning to support The Food Pantry Network of Licking County. 

STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE
Oversees fund raising events, educates the parish on giving opportunities such as estate planning, and coordinates the yearly pledge campaign.

WORSHIP COMMITTEE
Plans and evaluates the worship services, and schedules and trains chalicists, ushers, greeters, lectors, and acolytes. The music program and the Altar Guild are important parts of this committee.

CHILDREN
ACOLYTE CORPS
Beginning in grade 4, children are afforded this opportunity for lay ministry.

CHURCH SCHOOL
A program year children’s education program held on Sundays in the Parish House at 10:00 am for children preK – 8.

CHORISTERS CHOIR
For children in grades 2-12. Auditions are available throughout the year. This program is based on the Royal School of Church Music’s curriculum, Voice for Life.

MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUPS
Convene twice a month for recreation, service and fellowship.

CHILD CARE
For children through age 4 is offered on program year Sundays, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm, in the Undercroft; during the summer nursery hours are 9:45 am – 11:15 am. NOTE: For special events and holiday child care check the homepage under the This Week section.

CHURCH HISTORY
Our church building was consecrated in 1838. It is considered to be one of the finest examples of Greek architecture in the United States. The original box pews, plaster ceiling medallion and chandelier connect us to connect us to our forebears and add a dimension of timelessness to our worship.

(site map indicating buildings and parking)

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CONTACT INFO

PHONE

(740) 587-0167

EMAIL
office@stlukesgranville.org

MAIL

St. Luke’s Church

107 East Broadway – P.O. Box 82

Granville, OH 43023

FACEBOOK
https://www.facebook.com/stlukesgranville
https://www.facebook.com/StLukesChoirGranville

 

CLERGY & STAFF

VESTRY

HISTORIC CHURCH

MEMBER RESOURCES