Saturday, December 23 -- 9:00 a.m.
Sunday, December 17 -- 6:00 p.m.
As we come to the end of Advent, at Evening Prayer we use special antiphons (verses before and after) with the Magnificat (The Song of Mary, Luke 1:46-55). The texts are of unknown origin and date at least from the ninth century and are likely far older and provide an excellent source for reflection in the days before Christmas.
Each antiphon begins with the letter "O" and a name or attribute of God from the Hebrew Scriptures:
O Wisdom of our God Most High,
guiding creation with power and love:
come to teach us the path of knowledge!
O Leader of the House of Israel,
giver of the Law to Moses on Sinai:
come to rescue us with your mighty power!
O Root of Jesse’s stem,
sign of God’s love for all his people:
come to save us without delay!
O Key of David,
opening the gates of God’s eternal Kingdom:
come and free the prisoners of darkness!
O Radiant Dawn,
splendor of eternal light, sun of justice:
come and shine on those who dwell in darkness and in the shadow of death.
O King of all nations and keystone of the Church:
come and save man, whom you formed from the dust!
O Emmanuel, our King and Giver of Law:
come to save us, Lord our God!
December 10 -- please bring new, unwrapped toys for the Central Brevard Sharing Center
On Sunday, November 19 there will be one service at 10:30.
After the 10:30 service will be our Thanksgiving meal. Turkey will be provided, join us and bring a side dish or dessert.
All are welcome.
All parishioners are welcome to attend this course, learning how to identify sexual predators and ways to protect our children.
This course is once again being offered at St. Luke's. If you have keys to the Church, or are an officer, you are required to take this course every 5 years.
Part one and two will be offered together on Wednesday, Nov 1 and Nov 2 at 7 pm at the church office
Part one will be offered on Nov 12 and Part two on Nov 26 between services.
Because of the Holiday Fair on Nov 4, we will have one service at 9:30 AM on Nov 5.
If you haven't signed up to work or bring baked goods or soup, there is still time!
This is the 33rd year St. Luke's has had this fair. All proceeds will go to the Sharing Center of Central Brevard.
You can make a difference. Join us.
Please join us for the ladies lunch on Oct 28 at 12:30 at King Duck's Inn on Courtenay.
This month, as the church clean up is the same day, the men are invited to the lunch too.