Pastoral Care Team

The Pastoral Care Team works with the Pastor to minister to those in need

Our Pastor is not full time, and cannot be everywhere all the time. As a Lay-led parish, we take it upon ourselves to provide many pastoral care services.

These Include:

  • Visiting the sick
  • Staying in touch with phone calls
  • Driving people to doctor visits
  • Sending greeting cards
  • Delivering meals when needed
  • Calling the congregation when Sunday services have to be cancelled.
  • Notifying the Pastor for needs when only a Priest can provide

If you, (or someone you know) is in need of Pastoral Care, Call Lisa in the church office at 302-629-7979.

Seaford Community Food Closet

The Food Closet is a cooperative Christ-centered ministry..."Providing emergency food relief to individuals and families encountering the greater Seaford, DE area."

St. Luke's is one of several churches that provide regular donations to the Food Closet.

The second Sunday of each month, St. Luke's parishioners bring donations of peanut butter, beef stew, mac and cheese, and other staples to church. These are transported to the Food Closet at St. John's UMC for distribution to those in need.

St Luke's Episcopal Church, Seaford, Delaware

The Stockley Center

The Stockley Center provides habilitative training, health care, family services, and residential services for individuals with developmental disabilities. St. Luke's ECW provides travel-sized toiletries, such as shampoo, body wash, shaving lotion, toothpaste and mouthwash.

Council of Elders

Several members of St Luke's volunteered in the "Council of Elders" at Seaford Senior High School, meeting with senior students several times a week to review their scholarship cover letters, personal resumes, and essays written in response to scholarship applications, as well as their actual applications.  This was facilitated by the high school Guidance Department counselors.

Altar Guild

The Altar Guild is the liturgical

partner of the Priest.

They prepare the altar for each service.

This is an ancient calling, part of an unbroken tradition reaching back to the faithful women who provided for Jesus during his lifetime.

(Mark 15:40-41; Matthew 27:55)

Joining the Altar Guild means learning many fascinating aspects of Church tradition, including the esoteric names for all the various vessels, vestments, linens and paraments used in worship.

Contact Marty Mickles at 302-536-1348 or to get involved.

9:30 AM Each Sunday     |    205 Front Street, Seaford DE    |    302 629-7979    |

Welcome to St Lukes Episcopal Church, in Seaford DE!

Church Periodical Club

The Church Periodical Club is an independent, affiliated organization of the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church, dedicated to the worldwide Ministry of the Printed Word and to the Promotion of Christian Mission. St. Luke's maintains a loose change collection jar in the narthex. Donations placed in the jar go to support the mission of CPC.

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United Thank Offering

United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of The Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Through United Thank Offering, men, women, and children nurture the habit of giving daily thanks to God. These prayers of thanksgiving start when we recognize and name our many daily blessings. Those who participate in UTO discover that thankfulness leads to generosity. United Thank Offering is entrusted to promote thank offerings, to receive the offerings, and to distribute the UTO monies to support mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church and in invited Provinces of the Anglican Communion in the developing world.


Code Purple

Code Purple provides meals and overnight shelter to people experiencing homelessness during the winter months.  St Luke's hosts guests from 8:30pm to 8am from December 1st through March 15th.

The Way Home

The Way Home, Inc. is a non-profit organization located in Georgetown, Delaware. Its mission is to free individuals from the cycle of crime and despair by providing them with holistic support after prison that generates hope, self-sufficiency and connection to the community. St. Luke's ECW provides full-sized toiletries, such as shampoo, body wash, shaving lotion, toothpaste and mouthwash.

The outreach ministries listed below are operated by St. Luke's ECW.

The ECW meets at noon on the third Tuesday of September, November, February and May. For more information contact Janet Hubbard at 302-628-0417 or

Lay Ministers Facilitate Worship

 It takes a team of lay ministers to

make the worship service happen.

Some lay people serve on the altar as chalicists 

or crucifers. Others read lessons from the Bible, or proclaim the Prayers of the People.

Ushers greet the people and attend to the needs of the worshipers. Several people are involved in preparing the space for worship, from opening the doors, to making coffee after the service.

Please let Lisa know at 302-629-7979 or if you would like to serve as part of the worship team. 

Samaritan's Purse

Each Christmas we fill shoeboxes with gifts for children around the world. Each shoebox gift becomes a tangible expression of God's love for a child in real need. Shoeboxes help ensure Operation Christmas Child’s continued presence in places that are hard to reach.

Lay Ministries

Living Our Baptismal Covenant

Lay ministry is at the heart of St. Luke's.

We are each called by God to be ministers of the Gospel

and proclaim the Good News of Christ.

We rely on lay ministers to carry out

much of the work of the church.

St. Luke's is a Lay-led ministry.

Our pastor provides the

spiritual leadership,

and it's the parishioners

who facilitate worship and

lead our ministries that witness

to Christ's love in the world.

Community Presence:

Seaford District Library * MLK Prayer Breakfast * Seaford Historical Society Nanticoke Riverfest * St John's Food Pantry * Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival

 Pastor Marianne Ell delivers the 2018 Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival's opening prayer, in which she stressed unity and strengthening of the community.

Pastor Ell was among three judges to select the winner of the festival's Sweet Potato Pie Contest.

A quilt exhibited at AFRAM's Art Show, was crafted by Ms. Brenda Holbrook depicting churches of Seaford, DE including our own St Luke's Episcopal Church. 

Worshiping Together:

St Luke's & Heaven-Bound


We are really excited about the special service we had on Sunday, July 1, 2018. Heaven-Bound Ministries, our nearest church neighbor, joined with St. Luke's for a joint service blending the worship styles of both churches. This was a truly joyful celebration of the love of Jesus Christ.

Hosting the Diocesan Convention [2018]

St. Luke's hosted the 233rd Annual Convention of the Diocese of Delaware held January 26-27, 2018 at the Princess Royale in Ocean City MD.

We welcomed attendees with gift bags, registered attendees, counted ballots from the business meeting, provided servers at worship, maintained a hospitality room for volunteers and staff, and generally did everything we could to facilitate the convention. We were the "red shirts" in these pictures.