St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is a truly special place and we’re proud as peacocks of our Little Brick Church at the Rotary. So, we thought it would be fun to share personal stories from our very own parishioners about what makes St. Luke’s so dear to each and every one of us. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be featuring member stories so that you can get to know us and what makes this a great place to worship!
We would like to introduce you to one of our parishioners, Lisa, who is kicking off our weekly get-to-know us campaign! Each week, another member of St Luke’s Hudson will share their insight on what it means to be part of our faith community by answering just 4 simple questions…
St Luke’s: So, Lisa, how long have you attended St. Luke’s?
Lisa: I have been attending St. Luke’s for almost 10 years. Time goes by so quickly, it seems like just yesterday when I came for the first time!
St Luke’s: What makes St Luke’s such a special place for you?
Lisa: That’s an easy one for me. The people! We have just the most friendly, lovely, welcoming people in our church. They always make you feel like you are part of a big family. In a way, really, we are a family!
St Luke’s: What do you wish more people know about St Luke’s?
Lisa: I would say that I wish more people knew how open, diverse and welcoming we are. We have members from all different faith backgrounds, many different cultures and many different life experiences. And yet, we are one family! At our church, communion is open to all Baptised Christians so there is definitely a sense of unity and inclusion. We also respect different opinions and ideas and really love the strength that our diversity gives us. It’s just so great!
St Luke’s: Last question, Lisa: If you could choose just one word to describe St Luke’s, what would it be?
Lisa: Let me think on that a second. Oh, I know…welcoming! That, for me, sums up the St Luke’s experience. We love and welcome everyone and encourage people to come as they are to worship with us, to share in God’s love no matter the age, sex, color or anything else that may different about us.