St. Luke's Church will be closed to public worship and all other group gatherings throughout the duration of the novel Coronavirus pandemic. This step has been directed by our Episcopal Diocese of Newark in consultation with our local, state and national public health officials.

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In the Gospel lesson appointed for this Tenth Sunday after Pentecost (Matthew 14:22-33), we hear that Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. Afterwards, he goes up the mountain by himself to pray. By the time evening comes, Jesus is all alone and the disciples' boat, battered by waves, is far from shore.

Check out the rest of the lesson to see what happens next. You will find the other readings for the day here:…/Pentecost/AProp14_RCL.html

The Diocese of Newark has updated their website with links to a variety of online worship services, both for Sundays and during the week. Check it out here:


The Invitation to Holy Communion
A spiritual communion is a personal devotional that anyone can
pray at any time to express their desire to receive Holy Communion
at that moment, but in which circumstances impede them from
actually receiving Holy Communion.
My Jesus, I believe that you are truly present in the
Blessed Sacrament of the Altar. I love you above all
things, and long for you in my soul. Since I cannot now
receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually
into my heart. As though you have already come, I
embrace you and unite myself entirely to you; never
permit me to be separated from you. Amen.
(St. Alphonsus de Liguori, 1696-1787)



Although we cannot worship together publicly during this pandemic, we can still hold each other in prayer, as well as our family and friends, and especially all those across the country and around the world affected by the spread of the Coronavirus.



The Almighty Lord, who is a strong tower to all who put their trust in him,
to whom all things in heaven, on earth, and under the earth bow and obey:

Be now and evermore your defense, and make you know and feel that
the only Name under heaven  given for health and salvation is
the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. (The Book of Common Prayer, 1979)

Join us on the Third Sunday of the month for a quiet Healing Service.

The service takes place in the Chapel following the main Sunday service.

There are no in-person service at St. Luke's at this time. HOWEVER...

We are leaving this notice in place even during the Coronavirus Quarantine times in hopes that we will be able to return to it when it is safe to do so.
.If there is a need for special healing prayers, PLEASE contact us. PRAYER is the one thing we can all do collectively and effectively!

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