Membership at Christ and St. Luke’s
If you are a member of another Episcopal Church, we are happy to send for a letter of transfer from your prior parish. You may contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If you are coming from another Christian denomination and have already been baptized, you may be Confirmed or Received into the Episcopal Church by the Bishop. You are then an automatic member of Christ and St. Luke's. Confirmation, Reception and Reaffirmation of Baptismal Vows are offered at Christ and St Luke's at one service conducted by the Bishop each year.
Confirmation is for those who have been baptized, but never Confirmed; or Confirmed in a Christian denomination without a bishop in apostolic succession.
Reception is for those who have been Confirmed in a Christian denomination by a bishop in apostolic succession.
Reaffirmation is for those who are already members of the Episcopal Church, but who would like to reaffirm their faith commitment and have the Bishop lay hands on their head and pray for The empowerment of the Holy Spirit.
In each of the above cases, you kneel before the Bishop who will then with differing prayers, Confirm or Receive you into the Church, or bless your Reaffirmation of Baptismal Vows.
If you have never been Baptized, this can be arranged by contacting the Church office. Baptisms are arranged to take place at regularly scheduled worship services and may be scheduled for a Sunday or weekday service. Prior instruction is required. No baptisms are conducted during Advent or Lent.
If you would like to learn more about Christ and St Luke's Church and the Episcopal Church in general, membership classes, called Episcopal 101 and Episcopal 102 are held each fall and spring.
Episcopal 101 and 102 (Thursdays 7:00 p.m.– 8:30 p.m. when in session)
Offered each winter/spring and fall, respectively, these classes bring together a number of instructors under the direction of the Rector to provide an in-depth look at at the beliefs, practices, culture and values of Christianity as it is lived within the Episcopal Church rooted in the Anglican tradition.
Episcopal 101 (Spring term) concentrates on the practices and traditions of the Episcopal Church. This class covers the basics and is perfect for those preparing for confirmation or those who want a refresher on certain topics.
Episcopal 102 (Fall term) continues with an exploration of the beliefs history and theology underlying theses practices and traditions. These courses may be taken in any sequence or individual sessions may be attended individually according to topic and interest.