Summer Worship Schedule
10:00am St. Luke's Holy Eucharist
11:30am Our Saviour Woodside Holy Eucharist
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."
~ Matthew 11:28-30
The Celebration of a New Ministry was held at St. Luke's Wednesday evening with the Rt. Rev. José A. McLoughlin, Bishop of Western North Carolina to present Rev. Elizabeth B. Tester as Priest-in-Charge at St. Luke's and Church of Our Saviour, Woodside. Welcome Rev. Elizabeth Tester to St. Luke's and Church of Our Saviour; it is official now.
Photo credit: Mary Whisonant
The Sycamore Street entrance is handicapped accessible.
What is it like to worship at St. Luke's?
St. Luke's has aspects that are both traditional and modern, but in the sanctuary the traditional aspect is most evident.
When you come to worship on Sunday, you will be met at the door by ushers who will give you a bulletin with the hymns, the order of service, pages numbers for the Book of Common Prayer (BCP), the weekly readings, and congregational responses. We observe quiet before the service for silent prayer and reflection. The service begins when a bell announces the procession into the church by the pastor, acolytes, and choir. Observing these traditions helps us open our hearts and minds to the presence of God in this sacred place. We invite you to experience it for yourself!
Open to all...no exceptions. These words of our mission statement reflect both the Great Commission: Matthew 28:16–20, and the Great Commandment: Matthew 22: 35–40 and Mark 12: 28–34.
Celebration of the Eucharist is the holiest and perhaps most beautiful part of our worship service. All who have been baptized may share in Holy Communion. If it is not your preference to receive the sacraments, simply cross you arms over your chest and you will receive a blessing from the celebrant.
Children and Infants are welcome in the worship service! Contact the church office 704-240-3332 if you have concerns about bringing little ones.
Physically challenged visitors may use handicapped parking spaces on Cedar Street. Enter at the side entrance where there are no steep steps.
Parking is all along Cedar Street (but not on Sycamore Street).
Coffee Hour follows the Sunday Service. Sometimes it's just coffee and cookies; sometimes it's a lavish brunch, but it's always a good time for folks to chat and meet newcomers. If you are visiting, don't miss Coffee Hour in the Parish House! (It's also where the restrooms are located.)