Mission & Outreach Committee
Following our baptismal covenant to “seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbors as ourselves,” the Mission & Outreach Committee is charged with discerning the parish’s call in the community and providing members of St. Luke’s the opportunity to contribute their time, talent, and treasure outside the church parish.
Service opportunities for 2018 included:
Installing fire alarms in low-income households with the American Red Cross
Building homes with Habitat for Humanity
Preparing and serving meals at St. Vincent de Paul Homeless Shelter
Stocking food pantry shelves for Hope Ministries
Completing minor home repairs for elderly, disabled, and low-income people with Mid City Redevelopment Alliance
Filling detergent bags for Volunteers of America laundry center
Making and distributing Blessing Bags for the homeless
Committee members include Lisa Lee, co-chair; David Palmer, co-chair, Owen Cope, Tyler DeFrances, Robert Hinkle, Lacy Howe, Adam MacDowell, Todd Ulmer,
For more information, please contact Lisa Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 225 892 3141.
Special Community Partners
St. Luke's has enjoyed fruitful relationships with Young Leaders Academy and the Baton Rouge Police Department, two organizations that give so much back to our community. Most recently, St. Luke's has been involved in the Warm Hands, Warm Hearts day of service, a gift card drive for injured BRPD Officer Faust, a backpack drive for children of BRPD members, and several flood relief drives.
Please take a few minutes to view THIS VIDEO about these partnerships that are very dear to the St. Luke's family.
Embracing the Journey: End-of-Life Resource Fair
Designed for seniors and their children or other potential caregivers, this fair at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church promises an in-depth discovery of the many decisions to be made for end-of-life care. For more information, contact Becky Williams.
Guest House Ministry
This group offers fellowship and a connection to St. Luke's by visiting the Guest House Nursing Home on Florida Boulevard for Bible Study every Thursday at 10:30 am with Deacon Reese, and every other Friday at 10 am. Communion is provided to nursing home residents not able to come to church.
Throughout the season of Lent, St. Luke's parishioners- adults and children- save money in cardboard Mite Boxes. Full of spare change and dollars, the boxes are then collected on Easter Sunday and offered to local families in need. Read about our 2019 recipients HERE.