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Faith Formation

growing in Christ

Faith Formation

building community


is a lifelong journey — an adventure of asking questions about God, the Bible, ourselves and our world.

Formation at St. Luke's

“Be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:2

St. Luke’s encourages all to participate in its Formation Programs each September through May. This includes (but is not limited to) bible study, lectures, workshops and retreats. For those adults wishing to be baptized,  confirmed, received or reaffirmed, we offer Christian Formation classes.

Formation programming for Children, Youth and Families can be found by clicking here.

Programs for Fall and Spring

Book Study: Fall and Spring Series

October - December: Abba by Evelyn Underhill
January - May: The Practice of the Presence of God by brother Lawrence

Christian Formation

Discovery Series: October - January
Becoming a Candidate: January
Preparing for Deeper Life in the Community: February - March

Text Talk

Sundays after the 9:15 mass
Meets in the School Dining Room

More About our Formation Programs

Our Book Study Series for 2023-2024 focuses on two texts focusing on the practice of prayer.
Abba by Evelyn Underhill is a collection of meditations on the Lord's Prayer.
The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence is a collection of personal conversations and letters focused on experiencing God in daily life.

Formation at St. Luke's continues its Speaker Series in person for 2023-2024.

October Speaker: Bishop Shin
The Right Reverend Allen K. Shin is Bishop of the Diocese of New York. He opens our Speaker Series with a commentary on Realizing Beloved Community: Report from the House of Bishops Theology Committee.

December Speaker: Andrew McGowan
The Reverend Andrew McGowan is Dean and President of Berkeley Divinity School and McFaddin Professor of Anglican Studies and Pastoral Theory at Yale University. His December address will cover themes of Advent and Christmas.

January Speaker: Masud Ibn Syedullah
The Reverend Mausd Ibn Syedullah is a member of the Third Order, Society of Saint Francis and Director of Roots and Branches: Programs for Spiritual Growth. His January address will cover Religious Life and monastic communities. 

The Formation Program at St. Luke’s is designed to prepare adult parishioners for Baptism, Confirmation, Reception, or the Reaffirmation of Baptismal Vows at the Easter Vigil. It is a way for people to find their way “home” to St. Luke’s, whether from another tradition, no tradition, or a life-time with the Episcopal Church. The program consists of three parts. The Discovery Series is open to anyone interested in the subject matter, and the latter two parts are for those who have completed the Discovery Series and wish to proceed as candidates to be presented to the Bishop at the Easter Vigil on March 31, 2024. All candidates are paired with a sponsor who will introduce them more deeply to the life and ministries of St. Luke’s Church. Candidates are expected to attend all four sessions of the Discovery Series and to participate in all subsequent meetings of the program. Full participation in the liturgies of Holy Week is strongly encouraged.

Join us on Sundays after the 10:30 mass in the School Dining Room

Have you ever wanted to ask a question about that one random verse in the epistle, or the history of an event covered in the Gospel? Sermons can only address so much on a Sunday morning, so consider joining us during coffee hour at 10:15am to talk about the lessons, ask questions, and study the Bible with fellow parishioners.

Contemplative Prayer Services and Events

Antiracism Ministries at St. Luke's

St. Luke's commits itself to work towards racial reconciliation, justice, healing and understanding within our parish and the communities where we live and serve.
Programs include workshops, retreats, book studies and film screenings at St. Luke's and throughout the Diocese.

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