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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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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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In traditional Christian churches Christmas is celebrated as a period of time, a season of the church year, rather than just one day. Christmas begins with Christmas Day, December 25, and lasts for twelve days until Epiphany, January 6, which looks ahead to the mission of the church to the world in light of the Nativity. The Epiphany season lasts until the Sunday before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent.
The term epiphany means "to show" or "to make known" or even "to reveal." It remembers the coming of the wise men bringing gifts to visit the Christ child, who by doing so "reveal"Jesus to the world as Lord and King.
The colors of Epiphany are usually the colors of Christmas, white and gold, the colors of celebration, newness, and hope that mark the most sacred days of the church year.
St. Luke's will celebrate the end of Epiphany and the beginning of Lent with a special service at 7:00 pm on Ash Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Join us!
St. Luke's Episcopal Church
St. Luke's welcomed Bishop Brown October 21, 2018 on his first official visit to this parish since he became the 11th Bishop of Delaware last year. Following a celebration of the Holy Eucharist, luncheon and fellowship was held in the Parish House.
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.
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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
Altar Flowers provided by Act 2 Florist, Seaford
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:
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.