About St. Luke’s
About St. Luke's Episcopal Church
In the fall of 1949, fifteen people with great faith (and few funds) founded St. Luke’s. The first services were held in the gym at Texas Country Day School (now St. Mark’s School), and were regularly attended by neighborhood families, boarding students from the school, and the headmaster’s pet bloodhound!
In 1951, the parish purchased its present campus, holding services in what is now our parish hall. The parish grew rapidly, and it soon became apparent that a larger worship space was required. The present building, which seats 665 worshipers, was completed in 1959. Its unusual shape and architectural style have had a surprisingly powerful effect on the St. Luke’s community. With the altar in the center of the nave, every person feels the closeness of Christ’s presence, and, because we face each other across the sanctuary, we have a tangible sense of worshipping together every week.
In 1987, the parish built All Saints Chapel to provide a more intimate and contemplative space for smaller services.
St. Luke’s is a traditional Christian community with a pioneering spirit, eager to glorify our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as the Holy Spirit leads us. While we honor and learn from our past and are thankful for the blessings of the present, we also seek whatever our Lord has in store for us in our future, with trust and eagerness to do His will.
e recognize with gratitude that the Five Marks of Mission, developed by the Anglican Consultative Council between 1984 and 1990, have won wide acceptance among Anglicans, and have given parishes and dioceses around the world a practical and memorable “checklist” for mission activities.
The Mission of the Church Is the Mission of Christ
- To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom
- To teach, baptize and nurture new believers
- To respond to human need by loving service
- To seek to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and to pursue peace and reconciliation
- To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth
We are a growing community, nurturing families and individuals in the Sacramental Life of Jesus Christ through:
- Praising: The worship of Almighty God
- Serving: Reaching out as a community to those in need
- Sharing: Spreading the Good News through Evangelism and Christian Education