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  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 17. 1942-1945 • Church masonry is repointed. • • Gasoline, meat, cheese, bread, coffee and metal rationing started in US. Bing Crosby records “White Christmas”
  18. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 28. 1975 • Children are invited to join their family and parishioners during the offertory hymn.
  29. 29. 1976 • Money for new sidewalk and ramp is donated by St. Luke’s Women’s group.
  30. 30. 1983 • Church school rooms are repaired and renovated. • Ronald Reagan introduces Star Wars (SDI) defense plan.
  31. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 39. 2010 Tents for Haiti When St. Luke’s heard of the need in Haiti, we sprang into action.
  40. 40. Since 2012 Each year we celebrate our own version of the “Souper Bowl”. Filling the shelves at the Food Shelf.
  41. 41. 2013 Celebrating & having fun!
  42. 42. 2013 St. Luke’s – An advocate for others!
  43. 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. 44. 2013 Music is paramount at St. Luke’s, Come sing the praises of the Lord!
  45. 45. 2013 Worshipping the Lord!
  46. 46. 2013
  47. 47. 2013 St. Luke’s is home to many in our community.
  48. 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. 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: See you Sunday!!