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1825-1829
First “teas” are held by Episcopal
women, possibly in the home of
Mrs. Heil (Phoebe) Brockway.
1829 - Brockport is established as a village.
Andrew Jackson is elected President.
1838
• St Luke’s Protestant Episcopal
Church is organized September 20
as an independent parish of the
Diocese of Western New York.
Church services initially held in
First Baptist Church.
• Samuel Morse demonstrates a new
invention called the telegraph.
1854
Construction of original church
building of Medina sandstone
at a cost of $6,897.
Church is completed in 1855
and services are moved to this
location.
The accordion is patented.
Major streets are lit by coal gas
for first time.
1866-1868
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Rectory lot and house are
purchased on Main St.

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1867: Baptismal font given
by children of Sunday School
on Christmas Eve and is
outlined in the book “The
Christmas Font” by Mary
Jane Holmes.

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First local ambulance goes
into service.
The 144th Amendment Civil Rights Act passes.
Congress authorizes the 5
cent piece called a nickel.
Civil War ends and Jesse
James starts robbing trains.

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1873-1874
• Organ is moved from
rear gallery. New bell is
installed in bell tower
and is rung on Easter.

• First US post card is
issued.
• Susan B. Anthony is
fined $100 for trying to
vote.
• Dentist in San Francisco
patents gold crown
filling.
1881
• Church bell is used as
an alarm of fire for
Brockport community.
• Revised version of the
New Testament is
announced.
• American Red Cross is
founded by Clara
Barton.
• First electric lamp with
carbon filament, rolled
film and player piano
patented.
1882-1884
• Present chancel, choir
and sanctuary are
added to the church.
• Alaska becomes a US
territory.
• US adopts standard
time.
• Sidewalks are paved
while streets are still
dirt.
• First World Series of
baseball is played.
1894
• In an effort to
support church
functions and
salaries of the
sexton, organist
and rector, church
pew rentals are
used. A pew would
cost $10- $30 per
year based on
location.
1902-1905
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Cary Memorial Parish House is
built in memory of Martha A.
Greenbough Shannon.
$3,000 gift from Mrs. Jane E.
Carey is used for Medina
sandstone.
Parish House is used as a
hospital, a shelter, and has
housed
musicals, plays, dinners, Boy
Scouts and a gymnasium.
JC Penney opens their first
store.
Teddy Roosevelt becomes first
President to ride in a car.
1907-15
• Services are held at
10:30am with Sunday
school afterward.
Communion service is
held once a month
with morning prayer
on the other three
Sundays.
• During times of need
the parish
hall/rectory is also
used as a hospital.
• First broadcast of
compositional music
is on the radio.
1914
• Favrile Tiffany Glass
windows in rear of
church are dedicated
• World War I begins.
• Average salary at Ford
Motor Co. jumps from
$2.40 /9 hrs to $5.00 for
8 hrs. Ford introduces
Model T.
• 1st commercial airline
flight starts.
1915
• Rev. Burrell begins the
Christmas Eve midnight
candlelight mass.
• The Foxtrot is introduced.
• First transcontinental
phone link from NYC to
San Francisco.
• First color film shown in
London as Charlie Chaplin
debuts “The Tramp”.
1917
• The nativity window
over the altar is
dedicated. In 1952 it
is selected by
Eastman Kodak as
their Christmas
display at Grand
Central Terminal in
New York City.
• US enters WWI.
• Boys Town and
Ukraine are both
founded.
1926
• Chancel is reordered by
constructing new choir
stalls, changing pulpit to the
Epistle style and placing
Baptismal Font below the
organ loft.
• First television is
demonstrated in London.
• Walt Disney & NBC studios
are formed.
• Contract air mail service
begins in US.
1928
• Rectory remodeled and new
roof installed.
• New heating plant is installed
to serve the church, parish
house and rectory.
• Scotch tape and color TV are
introduced .
• First talking motion picture is
shown by George Eastman and
Time magazine is issued.
1937
• St. Luke’s becomes part
of the new Diocese of
Rochester.
• First feature length color
and sound cartoon
(Snow White).
• First air mail circles the
globe.
• Dirigible Hindenburg
explodes.
1942-1945

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Church masonry is repointed.

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Gasoline, meat, cheese, bread, coffee and metal rationing started in US.
Bing Crosby records “White Christmas”
1947
• Church of the Incarnation
in Spencerport closes and
members become part of
St. Luke’s.
• BF Goodrich introduces
the tubeless tire in
Akron, Ohio.
• Transistor invented by Bell
Labs.
• Howdy Doody Show
telecast starts on NBC.
1945-52
• As part of a 60 day loan
from Lincoln Bank, St.
Luke’s borrowed $1200;
all in crisp new $10 bills.
The purpose of this short
term loan was to base a
parish effort on the
parable of the talents
during the 6 weeks of
Lent. Each person in
church on Sunday was
given a new $10 bill and
asked to put it to work in
some fashion and return it
and the money on Easter
Sunday.
1956
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Old gymnasium of the
parish house is
converted into new
classrooms to enlarge
Sunday School.
St. Luke’s establishes a
parish council with
female members to
assist with Vestry duties
in non-compliance with
Episcopal Church rules.

Elvis Presley records
Heartbreak Hotel.
“The Price is Right” and
“To Tell the Truth”
debuts on TV.
1957
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Altar Guild is started by
two dedicated women.
Kneeling hassocks are
replaced with new
kneeling benches, still in
place today.
Wham-O company
produces the frisbee.
First experimental sodium
nuclear reactor operated.
Jack Paar’s Tonight show
premieres.
Walter Cronkite begins TV
series.
1961
• New electric organ is
installed.
• As part of the 1960’s
national liturgical
church movement, lay
readers (male only) are
initiated to assist with
services.
• During an ice storm, St.
Luke’s provides housing
to ~75 displaced
Brockport residents.
• First FM radio stereo
broadcast.
1964
• Part-time College
Chaplin and
Religious Education
Assistant John Van
Duyne develops the
Crypt Coffee House
Ministry for college
students under the
nave.
• Beatles have first hit
on BillBoard charts.
• Civil Rights Act
passes.
1967
• Parish House is
remodeled.
• Trial use of new prayer
book (red BCP) is
authorized by General
Convention.
• PBS begins national
network .
• US planes bomb Haiphong
(Vietnam).
• 19th Emmy Awards:
Mission Impossible,
Monkees, Don Knotts and
Lucille Ball.
1972
• Parish renewal team
visits St. Luke’s. Father
Durland reports St.
Luke’s has “turned the
financial corner”.

• First handheld
calculator by HP sells
for $395.
• Hurricane Agnes
comes through area.
• Bobby Fischer wins
world chess title.
• Travel ban to China is
lifted.
1972
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Community Food
Shelf opens it’s doors
in St Luke’s basement.
Brockport Ecumenical
Food Shelf provides
food and other
essentials to those in
need. Parishioners
donate food and
hygiene items weekly
as well as specially
requested items as
needed.
Today, the Food Shelf
is open the first four
Thursday evenings
and on Sundays.
1974
• Annual operating budget is
$29,000.
• Diocese grant is $2,650 for
operation of Crypt.
• Episcopal Church ordains
female priests.
• President Nixon implements
55 MPH speed limit as oil
embargo forces gas
rationing.
• Patty Hearst is kidnapped
• Nixon resigns after
Watergate indictment.
• World Trade Center opens.
1975

• Children are
invited to join
their family and
parishioners
during the
offertory hymn.
1976
• Money for new
sidewalk and ramp
is donated by St.
Luke’s Women’s
group.
1983

• Church school
rooms are repaired
and renovated.
• Ronald Reagan
introduces Star
Wars (SDI) defense
plan.
1987
• Rectory leased to a
commercial interest
and housing is made
available to the
Rector in lieu of
Rectory.
• No smoking rule is
implemented in
federal buildings
• Congress begins IranContra hearings
Priests of St. Luke’s
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Willis H. Barris 1852-56
T. B. Fairchild 1856-57
John B. Richmond 1858
William H. Brooks 1858-60
W. B. Otis 1860
William B. Edson 1860-66
Robert C. Wall 1867
E. Stuart Wilson 1868-72
Charles t. Seibt 1872-90
James A. Skinner 1890-95
Henry Rollings 1896-99
John S. Littell 1900-07
William H. G. Lewis 1907-15
Emmons Parkman Burrill 1915-19
B. Talbot Rogers 1919-21
Frank Damrosch Jr. 1922-24

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Henry Purcell Veazie 1925-29
Alexander N. Keedwekk 1929-31
Leland B. Henry 1931-37
George C. Wyatt 1937-42
B. Forest Bond 1942-45
Burtis M. Doughtery 1945-53
David A. Crump 1953-56
George E. Stiegler 1956-64
H. John VanDuyne 1963-65
Philip E. Wheaton 1964-68
Denton D. Durland 1968-73
John E. Soller 1973-85
David K. Robinson 1986-2006
Various *see note 2006-2009
Krista Cameron 2009 -

*Note: The period from 2006, when the Reverend David K. Robinson retired until we were fortunate to have the Reverend Krista Cameron join us in
2009, St. Luke’s benefited from the contributions of several parishioners who provided much needed spiritual guidance. We will always be grateful for
the support of Mike Roffe, Kelly Vergin, Dan McLaughlin, and Sue Holm.
Since
1983

Amnesty International (AI) is an
integral part of our Sunday services
on a monthly basis. Each month our
AI coordinators choose a Prisoner of
Conscience to pray and send
postcards for their release & well
being.
More than 30 years, over 432 cards and countless prayers!
Since
1989

Brockport Ecumenical Outreach Committee (BEOC)
Rural Migrant Ministries (RMM)

• RMM is committed to forming and strengthening the
connections between farm workers, farmers and the
Brockport community. The BEOC board consists of
member churches, including St. Luke’s.
Since
1990
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Brockport Ecumenical
Clothing Center gathers and
distributes clothing free of
charge to the greater
Brockport community. Six
Brockport churches
voluntarily coordinate and
staff the Center, which is
housed at St. Luke's.
2000

• St. Luke’s has a long and varied history of active social ministry
and is National Episcopal
Church Jubilee Center.

St. Luke’s Church is a designated national landmark.
Since
2007

• North Porch invites
parishioners and
community members to
donate clothing and
basic necessities for
newborn infants of
mothers in need in
Brockport and the
surrounding area.
Since
2009
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Harvest Kitchen is started .

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St. Luke’s Harvest Kitchen
provides free nutritious meals
and opportunities for
fellowship to anyone in our
community. St. Luke's Harvest
Kitchen is open every second
Sunday of each month from
3:00 to 5:00 PM.

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Rochester is in the top 10 areas
for children in need of food in
the US.

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Today Harvest Kitchen serves
almost 50 families per month!
2010

Tents for Haiti

When St. Luke’s
heard of the
need in
Haiti, we sprang
into action.
Since
2012

Each year we celebrate our own version of the “Souper Bowl”.

Filling the
shelves at the
Food Shelf.
2013

Celebrating & having fun!
2013

St. Luke’s – An advocate for others!
St. Luke’s continues to be a work in progress.
Heating Enhancement Project – Joan & Louie D. Smith Jr.

Kitchen Remodel

Lighting Upgrade

Parish Hall Improvement Project – Dr. John & Laura Hazen
2013

Music is paramount at St.
Luke’s, Come sing the praises of the
Lord!
2013

Worshipping the Lord!
2013
2013

St. Luke’s is home to many in our community.
Special Thanks to
• Our 175th team: Reverend Krista+ Cameron, Virginia
Campbell, Deb Cond, Ralph Crane, Robin DeRose, Dane
Emens, Keith Ewanyk, Sue Holm, and Linda KruchtenMerring, Bill Plews, Jennifer Skoog-Harvey and Sue Ward.

Also thank you to Jo @ Red Bird Café for
their assistance in this special day and
celebration.
“Do Justice, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly with God”

Micah 6:8

St. Luke’s is rich in history and is growing into the future.
Everyone is welcome at St. Luke’s no matter where you are on your journey of faith.
Please come join us as we worship and serve our community!
Thank you for joining us in our celebration today!

Our services are Sundays at 8am and 10am.
Visit us on the web at: stlukesbrockport.org.

See you Sunday!!

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St. Luke's Brockport - 175th history slide show

  • 1. 1825-1829 First “teas” are held by Episcopal women, possibly in the home of Mrs. Heil (Phoebe) Brockway. 1829 - Brockport is established as a village. Andrew Jackson is elected President.
  • 2. 1838 • St Luke’s Protestant Episcopal Church is organized September 20 as an independent parish of the Diocese of Western New York. Church services initially held in First Baptist Church. • Samuel Morse demonstrates a new invention called the telegraph.
  • 3. 1854 Construction of original church building of Medina sandstone at a cost of $6,897. Church is completed in 1855 and services are moved to this location. The accordion is patented. Major streets are lit by coal gas for first time.
  • 4. 1866-1868 • Rectory lot and house are purchased on Main St. • 1867: Baptismal font given by children of Sunday School on Christmas Eve and is outlined in the book “The Christmas Font” by Mary Jane Holmes. • First local ambulance goes into service. The 144th Amendment Civil Rights Act passes. Congress authorizes the 5 cent piece called a nickel. Civil War ends and Jesse James starts robbing trains. • • •
  • 5. 1873-1874 • Organ is moved from rear gallery. New bell is installed in bell tower and is rung on Easter. • First US post card is issued. • Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 for trying to vote. • Dentist in San Francisco patents gold crown filling.
  • 6. 1881 • Church bell is used as an alarm of fire for Brockport community. • Revised version of the New Testament is announced. • American Red Cross is founded by Clara Barton. • First electric lamp with carbon filament, rolled film and player piano patented.
  • 7. 1882-1884 • Present chancel, choir and sanctuary are added to the church. • Alaska becomes a US territory. • US adopts standard time. • Sidewalks are paved while streets are still dirt. • First World Series of baseball is played.
  • 8. 1894 • In an effort to support church functions and salaries of the sexton, organist and rector, church pew rentals are used. A pew would cost $10- $30 per year based on location.
  • 9. 1902-1905 • • • • • Cary Memorial Parish House is built in memory of Martha A. Greenbough Shannon. $3,000 gift from Mrs. Jane E. Carey is used for Medina sandstone. Parish House is used as a hospital, a shelter, and has housed musicals, plays, dinners, Boy Scouts and a gymnasium. JC Penney opens their first store. Teddy Roosevelt becomes first President to ride in a car.
  • 10. 1907-15 • Services are held at 10:30am with Sunday school afterward. Communion service is held once a month with morning prayer on the other three Sundays. • During times of need the parish hall/rectory is also used as a hospital. • First broadcast of compositional music is on the radio.
  • 11. 1914 • Favrile Tiffany Glass windows in rear of church are dedicated • World War I begins. • Average salary at Ford Motor Co. jumps from $2.40 /9 hrs to $5.00 for 8 hrs. Ford introduces Model T. • 1st commercial airline flight starts.
  • 12. 1915 • Rev. Burrell begins the Christmas Eve midnight candlelight mass. • The Foxtrot is introduced. • First transcontinental phone link from NYC to San Francisco. • First color film shown in London as Charlie Chaplin debuts “The Tramp”.
  • 13. 1917 • The nativity window over the altar is dedicated. In 1952 it is selected by Eastman Kodak as their Christmas display at Grand Central Terminal in New York City. • US enters WWI. • Boys Town and Ukraine are both founded.
  • 14. 1926 • Chancel is reordered by constructing new choir stalls, changing pulpit to the Epistle style and placing Baptismal Font below the organ loft. • First television is demonstrated in London. • Walt Disney & NBC studios are formed. • Contract air mail service begins in US.
  • 15. 1928 • Rectory remodeled and new roof installed. • New heating plant is installed to serve the church, parish house and rectory. • Scotch tape and color TV are introduced . • First talking motion picture is shown by George Eastman and Time magazine is issued.
  • 16. 1937 • St. Luke’s becomes part of the new Diocese of Rochester. • First feature length color and sound cartoon (Snow White). • First air mail circles the globe. • Dirigible Hindenburg explodes.
  • 17. 1942-1945 • Church masonry is repointed. • • Gasoline, meat, cheese, bread, coffee and metal rationing started in US. Bing Crosby records “White Christmas”
  • 18. 1947 • Church of the Incarnation in Spencerport closes and members become part of St. Luke’s. • BF Goodrich introduces the tubeless tire in Akron, Ohio. • Transistor invented by Bell Labs. • Howdy Doody Show telecast starts on NBC.
  • 19. 1945-52 • As part of a 60 day loan from Lincoln Bank, St. Luke’s borrowed $1200; all in crisp new $10 bills. The purpose of this short term loan was to base a parish effort on the parable of the talents during the 6 weeks of Lent. Each person in church on Sunday was given a new $10 bill and asked to put it to work in some fashion and return it and the money on Easter Sunday.
  • 20. 1956 • • • • Old gymnasium of the parish house is converted into new classrooms to enlarge Sunday School. St. Luke’s establishes a parish council with female members to assist with Vestry duties in non-compliance with Episcopal Church rules. Elvis Presley records Heartbreak Hotel. “The Price is Right” and “To Tell the Truth” debuts on TV.
  • 21. 1957 • • • • • • Altar Guild is started by two dedicated women. Kneeling hassocks are replaced with new kneeling benches, still in place today. Wham-O company produces the frisbee. First experimental sodium nuclear reactor operated. Jack Paar’s Tonight show premieres. Walter Cronkite begins TV series.
  • 22. 1961 • New electric organ is installed. • As part of the 1960’s national liturgical church movement, lay readers (male only) are initiated to assist with services. • During an ice storm, St. Luke’s provides housing to ~75 displaced Brockport residents. • First FM radio stereo broadcast.
  • 23. 1964 • Part-time College Chaplin and Religious Education Assistant John Van Duyne develops the Crypt Coffee House Ministry for college students under the nave. • Beatles have first hit on BillBoard charts. • Civil Rights Act passes.
  • 24. 1967 • Parish House is remodeled. • Trial use of new prayer book (red BCP) is authorized by General Convention. • PBS begins national network . • US planes bomb Haiphong (Vietnam). • 19th Emmy Awards: Mission Impossible, Monkees, Don Knotts and Lucille Ball.
  • 25. 1972 • Parish renewal team visits St. Luke’s. Father Durland reports St. Luke’s has “turned the financial corner”. • First handheld calculator by HP sells for $395. • Hurricane Agnes comes through area. • Bobby Fischer wins world chess title. • Travel ban to China is lifted.
  • 26. 1972 • • • Community Food Shelf opens it’s doors in St Luke’s basement. Brockport Ecumenical Food Shelf provides food and other essentials to those in need. Parishioners donate food and hygiene items weekly as well as specially requested items as needed. Today, the Food Shelf is open the first four Thursday evenings and on Sundays.
  • 27. 1974 • Annual operating budget is $29,000. • Diocese grant is $2,650 for operation of Crypt. • Episcopal Church ordains female priests. • President Nixon implements 55 MPH speed limit as oil embargo forces gas rationing. • Patty Hearst is kidnapped • Nixon resigns after Watergate indictment. • World Trade Center opens.
  • 28. 1975 • Children are invited to join their family and parishioners during the offertory hymn.
  • 29. 1976 • Money for new sidewalk and ramp is donated by St. Luke’s Women’s group.
  • 30. 1983 • Church school rooms are repaired and renovated. • Ronald Reagan introduces Star Wars (SDI) defense plan.
  • 31. 1987 • Rectory leased to a commercial interest and housing is made available to the Rector in lieu of Rectory. • No smoking rule is implemented in federal buildings • Congress begins IranContra hearings
  • 32. Priests of St. Luke’s • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Willis H. Barris 1852-56 T. B. Fairchild 1856-57 John B. Richmond 1858 William H. Brooks 1858-60 W. B. Otis 1860 William B. Edson 1860-66 Robert C. Wall 1867 E. Stuart Wilson 1868-72 Charles t. Seibt 1872-90 James A. Skinner 1890-95 Henry Rollings 1896-99 John S. Littell 1900-07 William H. G. Lewis 1907-15 Emmons Parkman Burrill 1915-19 B. Talbot Rogers 1919-21 Frank Damrosch Jr. 1922-24 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Henry Purcell Veazie 1925-29 Alexander N. Keedwekk 1929-31 Leland B. Henry 1931-37 George C. Wyatt 1937-42 B. Forest Bond 1942-45 Burtis M. Doughtery 1945-53 David A. Crump 1953-56 George E. Stiegler 1956-64 H. John VanDuyne 1963-65 Philip E. Wheaton 1964-68 Denton D. Durland 1968-73 John E. Soller 1973-85 David K. Robinson 1986-2006 Various *see note 2006-2009 Krista Cameron 2009 - *Note: The period from 2006, when the Reverend David K. Robinson retired until we were fortunate to have the Reverend Krista Cameron join us in 2009, St. Luke’s benefited from the contributions of several parishioners who provided much needed spiritual guidance. We will always be grateful for the support of Mike Roffe, Kelly Vergin, Dan McLaughlin, and Sue Holm.
  • 33. Since 1983 Amnesty International (AI) is an integral part of our Sunday services on a monthly basis. Each month our AI coordinators choose a Prisoner of Conscience to pray and send postcards for their release & well being. More than 30 years, over 432 cards and countless prayers!
  • 34. Since 1989 Brockport Ecumenical Outreach Committee (BEOC) Rural Migrant Ministries (RMM) • RMM is committed to forming and strengthening the connections between farm workers, farmers and the Brockport community. The BEOC board consists of member churches, including St. Luke’s.
  • 35. Since 1990 • Brockport Ecumenical Clothing Center gathers and distributes clothing free of charge to the greater Brockport community. Six Brockport churches voluntarily coordinate and staff the Center, which is housed at St. Luke's.
  • 36. 2000 • St. Luke’s has a long and varied history of active social ministry and is National Episcopal Church Jubilee Center. St. Luke’s Church is a designated national landmark.
  • 37. Since 2007 • North Porch invites parishioners and community members to donate clothing and basic necessities for newborn infants of mothers in need in Brockport and the surrounding area.
  • 38. Since 2009 • Harvest Kitchen is started . • St. Luke’s Harvest Kitchen provides free nutritious meals and opportunities for fellowship to anyone in our community. St. Luke's Harvest Kitchen is open every second Sunday of each month from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. • Rochester is in the top 10 areas for children in need of food in the US. • Today Harvest Kitchen serves almost 50 families per month!
  • 39. 2010 Tents for Haiti When St. Luke’s heard of the need in Haiti, we sprang into action.
  • 40. Since 2012 Each year we celebrate our own version of the “Souper Bowl”. Filling the shelves at the Food Shelf.
  • 42. 2013 St. Luke’s – An advocate for others!
  • 43. St. Luke’s continues to be a work in progress. Heating Enhancement Project – Joan & Louie D. Smith Jr. Kitchen Remodel Lighting Upgrade Parish Hall Improvement Project – Dr. John & Laura Hazen
  • 44. 2013 Music is paramount at St. Luke’s, Come sing the praises of the Lord!
  • 46. 2013
  • 47. 2013 St. Luke’s is home to many in our community.
  • 48. Special Thanks to • Our 175th team: Reverend Krista+ Cameron, Virginia Campbell, Deb Cond, Ralph Crane, Robin DeRose, Dane Emens, Keith Ewanyk, Sue Holm, and Linda KruchtenMerring, Bill Plews, Jennifer Skoog-Harvey and Sue Ward. Also thank you to Jo @ Red Bird Café for their assistance in this special day and celebration.
  • 49. “Do Justice, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly with God” Micah 6:8 St. Luke’s is rich in history and is growing into the future. Everyone is welcome at St. Luke’s no matter where you are on your journey of faith. Please come join us as we worship and serve our community! Thank you for joining us in our celebration today! Our services are Sundays at 8am and 10am. Visit us on the web at: stlukesbrockport.org. See you Sunday!!