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We are followers of Jesus Christ, and both our worship and our mission are in Christ’s name. In Jesus, we find that the nature of God is love, and through baptism, we share in his victory over sin and death.
“In him you have brought us out of error into truth, out of sin into righteousness, out of death into life” (Book of Common Prayer, p. 368).
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204 N. Front Street, Seaford, DE
July 1, 2019 - Citing a need for more affordable housing in Sussex County, St. Luke's has donated a vacant lot to Sussex County Habitat for Humanity. Sussex Habitat hopes to build two homes on the property, located on North Street across from the Parish House.
"This lot used to be our playground for the children in the congregation," explained Bill Hubbard, Junior Warden of the Church Vestry. "But sadly, as our congregation has aged, we just don't see many young faces any more and the playground has gone unused for years now. We Know Habitat will be able to put this empty lot to good use."
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Lent is the season of the Christian year where Christians focus on simple living, prayer and fasting in order to grow closer to God. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter Morning.
Ash Wednesday usually begins with a service where we recognize our mortality, repent of our sins, and return to our loving God. We recognize life as a precious gift from God, and return our lives towards Jesus Christ. We may make resolutions and commit to change our lives over the next forty days so that we might be more Christ-like.
Lent is a great time to "repent"---to return to God and refocus our lives to be more in line with Jesus. It's a 40-day trial run in changing our lifestyles and letting God change our hearts.
During Lent St. Luke's will have Lenten Studies on Wednesdays, March 4, 18 and April 1. Join us in the Parish House at 5:30 pm for a light supper of soup and bread, followed by a short study and prayer meeting.
Maundy Thursday, April 9, we will have a service in the church at 7:00 pm.
Good Friday, April 10, our service will be at 7:00 pm in the church.
Following the end of the Lenten Season on Easter Sunday, we will worship at 9:00 am.
Everyone is welcome at all of our Lenten studies and worship services.
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The Rt. Rev. Kevin S. Brown has announced the suspension of all public worship services within the Episcopal Church in Delaware until at least May 15th.
Bishop Brown said, "I hope to be able to lift the suspension to enable public worship again by Sunday, May 17. This, however, cannot be guaranteed at this point. We all feel pain and sadness in having to suspend worship, even under these remarkable circumstances and even though temporary."
Accordingly, St. Luke's will not be open for worship until at least May 15th.
This is the bell in St. Luke's belfry. It is inscribed:
Presented by the ladies of St. Luke's Church. Call the people to prayer and praise.
In 1884 this bell would have been in the original belfry that sat on the roof of the present structure. The Norman tower, where the belfry is today, wasn't built until 1904.
Altar Flowers provided by Act 2 Florist, Seaford
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Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry invites us to respond to God's call to be "the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement" -- living as faithful followers and sharing the Good News with the world.
What is the Jesus Movement? See Pastor Ell's comments on the "About Us" page by clicking here:
Sunday, June 23, 10:00 am
Our annual Church on the River was followed by a Parish Picnic. We had beautiful weather. This year during the service a tugboat went by during the homily. Coming back an hour later the tug captain blew the ship's horn and we all waved.
Peggy Boyd, Senior Warden, echoed Hubbard's views: "We know that Habitat has built some really nice homes just a few blocks away, and we applaud their work to address the shortage of affordable homes in Seaford and throughout the County. As a congregation, we wanted to team up with them and be part of the solution."
Sussex habitat Executive Director Kevin Gilmore offered heartfelt thanks to the Church, noting that "donated properties are key to our ability to build homes with deserving lower-income families that are safe, attractive--and affordable."
Gilmore encourages other landowners to consider a donation to Habitat. "Although the Church won't benefit tax-wise, because of their non-profit status," he says, "other land donors can support Habitat's mission while possibly receiving a significant financial benefit at tax time."
Gilmore, Boyd and Hubbard
However, you can still worship with us online. The Episcopal Church in Delaware is holding online services each Sunday. Check here for a listing of times and links: