On Oct. 17, St. Luke’s Anglican Church celebrates its first anniversary of worshipping, praying and serving as a “church without walls.” For the past year the congregation has met in leased and borrowed space for all its church activities.
“It has been a season of receiving more than giving,” said Rev. Rob Holman, Rector of St. Luke’s. “After losing our property to the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles last year, we have been adjusting to changed circumstances, like when someone who loses their spouse, everything is different but life still goes on. We tried to not make any big decisions, but simply carry on our existing ministries. We have also had the wonderful blessing of receiving the love and support of our sister churches as they reached out to us.”
It has been an ecumenical effort as St. Luke’s has received open doors from the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Glendale, La Crescenta Presbyterian Church, both Lutheran Church in the Foothills and Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, the Four Square Church in La Crescenta and other churches too.
“We have been so blessed by the outpouring of love and support from our brothers and sisters in Christ this past year,” said Senior Warden David Fernandez.
“Now, a year later, our entire church is looking forward to the good plans we know God has for us” said Holman.
On Oct. 10 the people of St. Luke’s finished a 30-day period of seeking God’s vision for their future as they pursue their church’s mission of “Encountering Christ, Transforming Lives and Demonstrating Love.” After completing this month of prayer, the people of St. Luke’s are renewed in their desire to bring the love of God to the people of this community and beyond. In addition to all their ongoing ministries, they plan to have monthly classes on healing prayer. These classes will be free and open to anyone needing healing or wanting to know about healing prayer according to Christian practice. See the church’s website for details.
St. Luke’s Anglican Church invites the community to attend its first anniversary celebration which also coincides with the Feast of St. Luke the Physician, their patron saint and a lover of God’s healing. This takes place on Oct. 17 at 10:00 a.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 300 Vallejo Dr., Glendale.
For more information, check the website, www.stlukesanglican.org or contact Parish Administrator Kay Wisdom, St. Luke’s Anglican Church, (818) 249-5100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.