Who We Are
We are a vibrant, welcoming Episcopal parish in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, and have been serving this community for more than 200 years.
How We Worship
Our services are "Anglo-Catholic" in expression, which is a phrase used to describe Episcopal churches that utilize more traditional elements of catholic worship - in other words, "smells and bells"! If you visit us on Sunday, you will hear chanting and bells ringing, the ministers will wear vestments and move in procession, and you will smell incense.
In Anglo-Catholic services, all the worshiper's senses are utilized to "worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness" (Ps. 96:9). You will also notice some bowing, standing, and kneeling by the clergy or members of the congregation - these are ways in which we show our reverence for the holiness of God. However, these actions are not mandatory in any way, so please feel free to remain seated if that is your preference.
During this time of COVID-19, our Sunday Eucharist as well as Daily Office services are currently livestreamed on our Facebook page to ensure the safety and health of our congregation and guests.
How We Serve
We endeavor to meet and serve our neighbors in many different ways. We serve meals and distribute food to those in need on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Our partners at Episcopal Legal Aid also offer free legal advice on non-criminal matters to guests at our community nutrition lunches. We are also planting a new Kitchen Garden with our partners at Awbury Arboretum that will allow us to grow and distribute even more food to our neighbors in need. Visit our Outreach page to learn more about our partners and how we serve our community.
If you'd like to learn more about becoming a member or want to celebrate a life event at St. Luke's (baptisms, weddings, funerals, etc), please contact us.
What is the Episcopal Church like?
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