St. Luke's News

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Adult Inquirer's Class

Have you ever wanted to know more about your faith? The church? The worship at St. Luke’s? Beginning on September 8 at 3 pm in the church library, this 10-week class explores topics like Scripture, Faith, The Book of Common Prayer, Worship, Sacraments, Spirituality, and God's call to ministry. [View a quick video invitation HERE.] This fun study will culminate in a visit from Bishop Thompson on November 17 when we’ll hold a service of Confirmation and/or Reception into the Episcopal Church. (Watch this video for a description of these options.) The Bishop will also recognize those called to re-affirm their baptismal promises. Don’t miss Fr. Bryan, Fr. Chris, and Deacon Reese as you connect m

Aug. 25: Five Wishes

Our son, Jon, has always had a unique perspective on life. I’ll always remember having this conversation with him about end-of-life. I asked him, “If I was quite sick, and you were told that measures could be taken that I would live, but be in pain, or if nature should take its course, what would you tell them to do?” He looked absolutely horrified and said, “I would tell them to call my sister.” I had to keep from laughing, and then told him, “Try again; think about how I have lived, what are my values, and what would I prefer to have happen?” He replied, “I would tell them to let nature take its course.” Yes, that was the right answer…but without this conversation, he may not have known wh

July 28: Backpack Giveaway

St. Luke's Episcopal and Greater St. Luke Baptist, two community churches united in service, are teaming up for "Back to the Books," a backpack giveaway scheduled for July 28 for pre-registered families. (Registration is now closed.) New backpacks filled with school supplies will be available that day from 3 pm until 5 pm at Greater St. Luke Baptist Church (132 N. 23rd Street in Baton Rouge). To volunteer at this event, please contact Tonya Robertson at, or Lisa Lee at Volunteers should plan to meet at Greater St. Luke Baptist Church at 1:45 pm. Thank you!

Aug. 2 & 3: EYC Lock-in

Julia Golding, our Youth Formation Director, has big plans for our EYC youth group, starting with a Lock-in on Friday, August 2. RSVP by Friday, July 26 please by contacting Julia: (808) 352-8144 or Kiddos in 6th through 12th grade are invited to join us on August 2 for a sleepover and movie night beginning at 5pm in Pope Hall. Dinner, breakfast and snacks will be provided. Items to bring include: sleeping bag change of comfortable clothes pjs hat and sunscreen water bottle deodorant The next morning, August 3, the whole gang will carpool to Thrive Academy to help with their Beautification Day from 8 am until 1 pm, with lunch provided and served at n

Aug. 3 & 4: Outreach Opportunity

Helping out at Thrive Academy is becoming an annual outreach event for us! Please consider volunteering on August 3 or August 4 for Thrive's Beautification Day. Our EYC youth group will be there to help on Saturday morning after their Lock-in; and our own Adam Macdowell will be a team leader on Sunday. Find details and sign up HERE. Be sure to put "St. Luke's Episcopal Church" as the organization when signing up. Questions? Contact Adam at or (314) 496-2522.

Storm Support Information

Dear friends in Christ, As Tropical Storm Barry makes its way further inland, a number of folks have asked whether or not we will have worship services on Sunday, July 14. And the answer is 'yes.' We plan to stick to our regular service schedule of 8 AM, 9 AM, 11:10 AM, and 5:30 PM. However, if you have any concerns about getting to church, please err on the side of caution and safety. In the meantime, if your home or property receives damage in the storm, please reach out to the church to let us know by calling the pastoral emergency number at (225) 773-2466. You can also email one of the clergy: Fr. Bryan at; Fr. Chris at; and Deacon R

School Supply Donations Needed

We’re teaming up with Greater St. Luke Baptist Church this month for “Back to the Books,” a school supply drive and outreach event. Our goal for this inaugural event is to provide 75 children with full backpacks, so let’s get to work! From now until July 21, please consider donating the following items: new backpacks, loose-leaf paper, single and 3-subject notebooks, composition notebooks, pens, pencils, colored pencils, markers, crayons, folders, pencil boxes/pouches, Kleenex or paper towels, small paperback Bible or dictionary. Items will be collected in the church foyer on Sundays, and the church office throughout the week. Volunteers are needed to help stuff the backpacks with supplies a

Aug. 16-18: Happening Retreat

Happening is a youth-led spiritual formation weekend at the Solomon Episcopal Conference Center, designed for high school teens in grades 9-12 to connect with Christ and one another. Hosted by the Episcopal Church, you do not need to attend an Episcopal church or school to attend. Happening is a retreat based on building Christian community that is open and welcoming to all. For more information, registration details, and permission forms please visit


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