First Fridays immediately following Noonday Mass.
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.
October - December: Abba by Evelyn Underhill
January - May: The Practice of the Presence of God by brother Lawrence
October 1: Bishop Allen K. Shin, Diocese of New York
December 3: Andrew McGowan, Dean and President of Berkeley Divinity School
January 21: The Reverend Masud Ibn Syedullah, TSSF and Director of Roots and Branches
Sundays after the 9:15 mass
Meets in the School Dining Room
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.