St. Luke's Episcopal Church To Know God and Make God Known

772-286-5455

stlukes@stlukesfl.org

Hello Everyone! St. Luke's is offering a DRIVE IN CHURCH SERVICE on Sundays at 8:45AM. If you plan to attend, PLEASE read the instructions below. Communion is part of the service. A few important notices: EVERYONE REMAINS IN THE CAR with windows up. The bathrooms in the Parish Hall (near the back door) are available for emergencies only. We are able to do this because there is no contact –the safest we can do at this point. Thank you for your endurance, perseverance, and flexibility (now known as agility), especially in the days to come. All God’s blessings whether you are doing virtual church or drive in church. Stay tuned!!! DRIVE IN CHURCH What to Expect... Preparation: Bring your own (or google) Book of Common Prayer or Download the bulletin (same as “Sunday Morning” bulletin). Bulletin can be found on our website Home Page. NO BULLETINS will be available at the service. Bathrooms in the Parish Hall (at the back NOT the front) are available for emergencies only. The service is approximately 35-40 minutes. NO ONE IS TO GET OUT OF THEIR CAR. The expectation is that the windows are up until you have left the property except for picking up the wafers. We are using an AM radio transmitter so look for the frequency number posted at the entrance and up front. The altar area is under the oak tree facing the parking lot behind the church. In case of heavy rains, the service is cancelled. Seating: No reservations, no mezzanine seating. Enter and turn left as directed. There will be a flag person to direct you. IF THERE IS A BACKUP ON COVE ROAD ONTO RAILWAY AVENUE THEN GO STRAIGHT AHEAD TO THE OFFICE STREET ENTRANCE AND USE THE ELIPSE TO PREPARE TO RE-ENTER RAILWAY AVENUE. GET IN LINE AND TURN RIGHT AS DIRECTED. STOP: at the table at the end of the sidewalk on the left and take the communion from the tray. Each communion is separate so take one for each person in the car. There is a donations drop-box on the same table. CONTINUE: Go to the first row far left (west) and park at flags which space cars six feet apart from each other. If the first row is full, PARK IN THE SECOND ROW, FAR LEFT FIRST BUT FIND FLAG THE CENTERS BETWEEN THE CARS IN FRONT OF YOU. THE SERVICE: We will take communion together as usual, but in your cars. DISMISSAL: Upon the dismissal, proceed to exit without delay. THANK YOU! IT WILL BE GREAT TO SEE YOU AND TO SHARE COMMUNION AND COMMUNITY. Dear People of St. Luke’s, For the first time in several years, we will not have an angel tree this Christmas time. The reason — as for so many events and gatherings — is the pandemic. However, we can still help children during this time. We are suggesting a donation to St. Luke’s for the Boys and Girls Club which is the organization we helped this Fall in lieu of holding our annual Back to School backpack event. On December 17 the Club is hosting a Holiday/Christmas Party for children and their families. They are looking at feeding the children & families with a special Holiday dinner, along with a backpack full of essential items, and one toy for each child. They estimate that 150 children will be served at a cost of $40 per child. If you would like to participate in this endeavor, you may make a check out to St. Luke’s and write Boys and Girls Club on the memo line. Donations need to be received by Friday, December 11. As we near this Holiday Season of Thanksgiving and Faith we thank you and send you all our prayers and blessings. The Vestry PRESTON CONTEMPORARY DANCE THEATRE HOLIDAY SHOW Our Holiday Show will take place on December 19th at 5:30 PM. CDC mandates will require the show to take place outside. We will perform at St. Luke’s Church under the Portico. We have been diligent about not being part of the spread and will remain that way. PCDT is sad to not be at the Lyric this year but excited to create a new holiday event! Audience members will be asked to bring lawn chairs and unless over 6ft away from others will be asked to wear masks. We are requesting a $10 donation per audience member to cover production costs. The show will be a Holiday revue and about an hour long. Please contact me to reserve a spot (pcdancetheatre@gmail.com) No one will be allowed to attend without a reservation. If the reservations get too large we will put in a second show. Our faculty is looking forward to once again celebrating the holidays with dance! Anna Preston Director PCDT
One feature of the annual Lessons and Carols which is especially important to St. Luke's Episcopal Church of Stuart, FL has always been the participation of local people and the community in the Celebration along with members of the congregation. We regret to say that during the Covid-19 pandemic we may not be able, at this stage, to extend the invitation to attend this event in person. We are sorry to disappoint those who attend each year or that they might like to attend this year. We hope that you will be able to enjoy the live stream in your home on our YouTube Channel and be with us in spirit.

 

St. Luke's Episcopal Church 5150 SE Railway Ave. Stuart, FL 34997 OFFICE HOURS: Monday -Friday 9am to noon CLOSED Wednesdays