In our education program, we investigate the world through the lens of our faith. Our education programs explore the word of God through scripture, liturgical traditions, a variety of readings, practices, and fellowship. During the program year (September through May), St. Luke’s holds an education hour each Sunday from 10 to 11 a.m. In addition, numerous special programs help support spiritual growth, social interaction and outreach throughout the community.
Sunday children’s education builds on the Biblical lessons and themes from the 9:15 family-oriented Sunday service. Children gather in multi-age sections and led by parent volunteers through discussion, hands-on activities, and creative expression.
During “Coffee: Grounds for Discussion,” adult parishioners meet in the recently remodeled undercroft of the church to enjoy a wide cross section of speakers and topics. Speakers include St. Luke’s clergy and parishioners, as well as people from the broader community of Granville and organizations in central Ohio. Subjects we have explored include Buddhism, women of the Bible, Celtic Christianity, observations of Lent and Advent, and preparing for the end of life.
EDUCATION BEYOND SUNDAY MORNING
Both children and adults can participate in additional education opportunities throughout the week, month and year.
Special programs for adult education include St. Luke’s Book Club, which meets six times during the program year to discuss works of both fiction and nonfiction. Our recent six-week course in Spiritual Gifts provided the opportunity for Parish members to identify not only their spiritual gifts, but how and where they can use these gifts within our ministries to Parish members and the larger community. Additional programs led by a variety of people have included Centering Prayer, Bible study, iconography, artistic creativity, yoga, and assisting people with Alzheimer’s.
St. Luke’s also participates with five Granville-area churches of differing denominations in an ecumenical summer vacation Bible school that serves 250 children. Additionally, we participate in an ecumenical Lenten Crosswalk program and an ecumenical Thanksgiving Service.