Adults & Young Adults
Be part of a community that values who God made you to be.
The Young Adults are a welcoming and diverse group of people, between the ages of 20 and 40, who enjoy spending time together in a relaxed environment. We meet regularly on Thursday evenings for Theology Pub Club at a local pub for a light-hearted discussion covering topics of the day, or the reading for the following Sunday. Additionally, we meet once a month for brunch after church, and once a month for a social event. We accept all, and hold strongly to only one idea: that everyone walks their own path in their faith, and ours is not to dictate that path but to help each other along our own. We offer support, encouragement, and fun fellowship.
Give as little or as much time as you like to reach out to others. Help feed the poor each Thanksgiving or every Thursday or the week between Christmas Day and New Year’s. Join a mission trip. Usher at a concert. Join the Caring for Creation group on one of their clean-up days around the Hague or in their project to build a well in Haiti. Volunteer at Ghent Area Ministries. At Christ and St. Luke’s there is a way to give that fits your passion, gifts and life realities.
Acolytes and Crucifers
Teams of acolytes are used on Sundays at the 10:15 a.m. service and for other special services. Acolytes must be between 9 and 18 years of age. Volunteer opportunities include crucifer, torch bearers, altar servers, and banner carriers.
Caring for Creation
Caring For Creation meets on the second Tuesday of each month. With water as our focus, we are engaged in projects as varied as Adopt-A-Spot, serving our church neighborhood, and Water For Haiti, providing access to clean water for people in desperate need.
Offered each winter/spring and fall, these classes bring together a number of instructors under the direction of the Rector to provide an in-depth look at the beliefs, practices, culture and values of Christianity as it is lived within the Episcopal Church rooted in the Anglican tradition. These classes can prepare one for Confirmation or Reception in the Episcopal Church, or serve as a refresher for anyone interested.
A Eucharistic Minister (“EM”) is a lay person licensed by the Bishop to administer the consecrated elements (Bread and Wine) of the Holy Eucharist. In our Diocese, EMs are licensed to administer the consecrated Bread and Wine at any celebration of Holy Communion, in the absence of a sufficient number of priests or deacons. Adults and Youth (16 years of age and older) are invited to serve as Eucharistic Ministers. Training is provided.
The Christ and St. Luke’s Flower Guild is an enthusiastic and creative group of men and women who arrange God’s gift of flowers to adorn our altars every Sunday. While our beautiful church needs little or no embellishment, it is our hope that the flower arrangements will lift spirits, inspire hearts, and remind us all of our infinite blessings. The Flower Guild is always looking for new members and we encourage anyone interested to join our joyful ministry!
Lector is the title given to those who read the Scriptures designated for the day. The ministry of the Lector is to proclaim the Word by reading from both the Old and New Testaments at church services throughout the year. At Christ and Saint Luke’s, a Lector also regularly leads the Prayers of the People. Lectors are not required to be licensed, and, after a brief training session, this ministry is open to anyone with a love of Scripture.
Lunch Ministry to the Homeless
Teams of Christ and St. Luke’s volunteers gather each Thursday at lunch time to feed the homeless and working poor of our community.
Norfolk Emergency Shelter Team (N.E.S.T.)
NEST offers overnight shelter to homeless persons of the community during the cold months of the year. Christ and St. Luke’s volunteers provide food and shelter during the week after New Year’s.
Sacristans, or the Altar Guild, fulfill a variety of duties, including the care of the articles used in worship (the chalice, candles and candle holders, altar cloths, etc). While we do most of our work on Saturdays and Sundays, we also need people to care for linens, to sew, or to clean. Some people can only help on weekdays, or at weddings, funerals, and other special occasions and in many cases you can set your own schedule. Both men and women serve as sacristans. “Many hands make light work,” while not scriptural, is an aphorism that applies to sacristan duties. Please consider joining hands with us and serving at His altar.
Christ and St. Luke’s Service Corps
You may be an empty nester with time on your hands, a retiree or someone who’s just looking for ways to make a difference in the life of our community. You may not want or be able to make a regular commitment to an ongoing group, but you’re interested in getting involved in short-term projects that have long-term impacts. You are someone who likes to have fun and enjoys getting to know your fellow parishioners by working together. The Service Corps offer one-time opportunities to get involved!
Vince Connery will be presenting his final installment on the Book of Common Prayer: its history and its fundamental importance for the emergence and development of the Anglican mode of making sense of the experience of God -- also known as "theology." Father Jess will accompany Vince to speak about the application of the Book […]
Join us in the blessing of the Great West Window. Come hear our vision for the Parish House and Lloyd Hall. Drinks and heavy hor d’oeurves provided. Download the West Window Handout for a description of the window and each of the panels.
Come join us for a weekly Bible study for men. Enjoy fellowship, good food, and great conversation around the week's gospel.
In order to put away the sweets and fat for Lent we will be hosting a Pancake Supper. The Saturday Men’s group will be our hosts. The cost is $5 individual or $10 a family. Tickets will go on sale at the beginning of February. Please bring your family, and friends!