Before You Visit
We look forward to meeting you soon!
Before You Visit
- Please check our service schedule here the day you plan to visit.
- We have a large parking lot in front of the church and a small parking lot below the church. You are welcome to use the Visitor parking spaces closer in if you'd like.
- When you come through the double glass doors of our church, you’ll enter a gathering space we call the Narthex (lobby). The giant rock in the middle of the room came from Jerusalem and it is used for baptisms.
- Our Greeters will welcome you. Please let them know that you’re a guest so they can help you get settled. We would love for you to fill out a name badge (located on the welcome table) and wear it so we can know you!
- You can fill out a guest card at the sign-in stand in front of the giant rock. Your card information helps us get you connected at St. Luke's on the Lake. We'd love it if you select a small gift from us at the welcome table in the lobby.
- Young children ages 0-5 are offered excellent child care in our Nursery from 8:45 AM - 12 Noon. However, children of any age are always welcome at our services! If you need help locating the Nursery, please ask one of the Ushers or Greeters for assistance. Many parents drop their children off in the Nursery for the first part of the service, called “the Liturgy of the Word”, then pick them up for the second part so they may participate in “the Liturgy of the Table”, or Holy Communion (Holy Eucharist). We also have a cry room located to the left, before the entrance of the Sanctuary, outfitted with a changing station, rocking chairs and a restroom.
- On your way into the Sanctuary, please pick up a Sunday bulletin from an Usher. You may seat yourself, or ask an Usher to help you find a seat.
- If you need them, earphones and large-print prayer books are available at the A/V desk, on your left as you enter the Sanctuary.
- Elementary-aged children (Kindergarten-5th grade) are invited to the front of the Sanctuary during the school year before the 9:00 AM service for a blessing by the priest before going to our children’s worship service, “Rite K”. Rite K provides the Liturgy of the Word in an interactive, kid-friendly format. The children return from Rite K as we greet one another and “exchange the peace” before the Liturgy of the Table, or Holy Communion, begins.
During the service
- Our Episcopal worship style is very interactive and participatory. We use the bulletin and the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) as our guides for worship. You’ll hear people responding during the service according to “scripts” in the BCP. You’ll see people sitting, standing, and kneeling depending on whether we’re learning, listening, singing, or praying. Everything we do is indicated in the bulletin and the BCP. Please just do what YOU are comfortable with! And if you’d like help, the people near you (or an usher or greeter) would be happy to assist—just ask.
- We celebrate Holy Communion (Eucharist) at every service. Anyone who has been baptized is invited to partake in Holy Communion, from infants to adults. We have gluten-free wafers available. If you do not wish to take Communion, but would like to receive a blessing from a priest, please cross your arms over your chest at the altar rail.
- If you have not already done so, you’ll be invited to complete a guest card. We ask this so we can best follow up with you according to your interests. Please let your completed card be your offering and place it in the collection plate during the service.
After the service
- The priests would love to meet you. You can find them by the front doors of the Lobby. Please introduce yourselves. But don’t leave yet…
- If you have children or teens, we offer Christian Education classes for all ages (toddlers to adults) at 10:30 AM during the school year. Current topics and class locations are listed in the bulletin. If you need help locating a class, please ask someone for assistance—we’re happy to help you!