Book Club Meeting
May 8th at 7pm
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The story is about Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, who miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend.

Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love--and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.

The Goldfinch is a story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the ruthless machinations of fate.

Shared Ministry Team Update
On October 2, 2013 our team met with The Rt. Rev. Brian N. Prior, IX Bishop of Minnesota and we are pleased to announce that Beth and Mary are transitional deacons who were ordained in June 2016.
Our full team is now:
  The Rev. Bob Langenfeld
  The Rev. Mary Rowan
  The Rev. Frank VanDeSteeg
  The Rev. Beth Wanamaker
  The Rev. Betty Herman
  The Rev. Darcy Valentine
To be Commissioned:
  Lou Fox, Pastoral Care
  Lyn VanDeSteeg, Administrator
The Rev. Jerry Doherty, is our mentor, educator, and guide as we study and work together for the glory of God.

If you have questions about team ministries, feel free to reach out to any of our Shared Ministry Team Members.

Needful Things:  Our 1880's building requires more maintenance than newer buildings, and even our newer (1950's) addition needs constant attention. Beyond our normal building expenses, our wish list includes: 
  • New altar frontals and vestments for the liturgical seasons ($2,000+)
  • A memorial 'tree' to include all memorial gifts 1855 - present ($3000 - $4,000)
  • Oil candles for the altar candelabra ($1300 - $1500)
  • Wheeled racks to hold stackable chairs (need to hold 100 chairs)
  • New modular tables and chairs for our gathering space ($3,000)

Send contributions or memorials to:
St. Luke's Episcopal Church
P.O. box 155
Hastings, MN 55033 


Recent updates:

Thank you to St. Luke's Episcopal Church Women (ECW) who raised funds to update our library with new carpet and light fixtures.

Thank you to the many people who sent memorials to pay for updating our sound system.