What to Expect

St. Luke's Allen Park decorated for a weddingQuestions and Answers:

Where are you located?
We’re located at 15603 Wick Road in Allen Park, on the corner of Wick and Niver Avenue. Feel free to park in the lot at the west side of our building and enter through the doors on the west side.

When are your services?
Our services are on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. Services last about an hour, and you’re invited to stay for coffee, juice and desserts afterwards.  The First and Third Sunday of the month will be Holy Eucharist with Father Mitch.  The Second and Fourth Sunday of the month will be Morning Prayer conducted by a Lay Eucharist Minister.  When there is a Fifth Sunday in a month, we will have a joint service with our cluster parish, Christ the King, and we alternate locations.  The service location for those Sundays can be found on the calendar.

Who is welcome at your services?
All visitors are welcome at St. Luke’s, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, disability, or sexual orientation. The Episcopal church has fought for gay rights and the ordination of women since the 1970’s, and we welcome with open arms anyone who comes through our doors.

What should I wear?
Attire ranges anywhere from respectfully casual to “Sunday best.” Members and visitors are always welcome to come as they are.

What is Sunday service like?
When you enter, you’ll walk through the fellowship hall to the church sanctuary, where an usher will greet you and give you a printed order of worship. Feel free to find a seat in our pews. You’ll see in your program that we sing hymns, recite prayers, partake of Holy Communion, and greet one another. The program, along with the Book of Common Prayer and the Hymnal, will guide you on how to participate.

Who can receive Holy Communion at St. Luke’s?
Any baptized Christians are welcome to take Holy Communion at St. Luke’s. This is left to the individual’s conscience. If you don’t feel comfortable, you are welcome to remain seated.

How does a person receive Communion?
Communion in the Episcopal Church is received in the bread and the wine. At the time of Communion, people who are able come forward to the altar rail to receive, but if you have difficulty standing, the servers will come to you in the pew. Most people receive the wafer first, then dip it in the chalice when it comes by. You may stand or kneel as you choose.

Do I have to participate?
The printed program is easy to follow, but you’re welcome to participate as little or as much as you’d like.