St. Luke's is one of our town's oldest churches.
We can trace our congregation back to 1736. Our official foundation was November 29, 1841, and the church was built in 1842 -1843. The spectacular stained glass windows are primarily the work of Charles Booth (1844-1893).
The Rectory, built in 1911 as a home for our pastor, is also on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Graveyard has headstones dating from the 1843, and many famous Lincolntonians are buried there. There is a detailed account that is well worth reading in the
St. Luke's Historic Preservation brochure.
St. Luke's House, originally built as a convent for the Sisters of the Transfiguration, is currently leased to a non-profit organization.
St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Lincolnton. Written in pencil on the back of the photo: "Silas McBee carrying the cross_Lives in New York. Katie Hoke Hall leading procession." From the Sumner Family Collection.
Our Priest, The Rev. Steve Hines, was born into an Episcopal family. His father and two brothers are Episcopal clergymen. Born in Austin, Texas, he was educated at St. Stephen's Episcopal School, Hobart College and the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest. After working in Austin and Houston, Father Hines moved to North Carolina in 1982. He worked in churches in Cashiers, Asheville, and was Interim Pastor in Highlands, NC, Hattiesburg, MS, and Danville, KY. He also served as a missionary in Haiti, teaching at the Episcopal seminary there during 1990-1991. He was called to St. Luke's as Interim Pastor in June of 2018.
Office Hours (704-240-3332):
Thursdays and Fridays
Email our Priest:
We are most fortunate to have Danette Banks as our new organist.
The governing body of Episcopal churches is called the vestry; members are elected by the congregation. Their responsibilities are to support the church's mission by word and deed, to select the pastor or priest, to ensure effective organization and planning, and to manage resources and finances. The pastor or priest is the presiding officer.
Officers of the Vestry of St. Luke's:
Sr. Warden- Trey Suttle
Jr. Warden- Susie Parris
Clerk- Kay Shuford
Treasurer- Winnie Cunningham
Members of the Vestry:
"Luke, the beloved physician, greets you."
~ Colossians 4:14
Saint Luke the Evangelist (born Antioch, Syria, Roman Empire; died March 84AD near Boeotia, Greece) is one of the four traditionally-ascribed authors of the Gospels. Early church fathers believed he wrote both the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles, which would mean Luke contributed over a quarter of the New Testament-- more than any other author.
St. Luke is the patron saint of artists, physicians, bachelors, surgeons, students and butchers! His feast day is held on October 18th.
Music, Art and History
With St. Luke being the patron saint of artists, it is no surprise that many of our members are active in the arts.
Some of the local events we have hosted or participated in include:
The Annual Apple Festival
The Annual Arts Crawl
Summer Music Camp
I don't know, what are some more?
Our Outreach Committee is always interested in creative ideas for expanding this list! Start something wonderful by calling the church office at 704-240-3332, or email email@example.com.
What does it mean to be an Episcopalian?
Being an Episcopalain means being a a part of 2.2 million members of the world-wide Anglican Communion by virtue of our roots in the Church of England. It means:
Loving Jesus and following his teachings by welcoming the stranger and the outcast, offering love and forgiveness to all;