Our presence is felt within our community and beyond. Rather than have an 'outreach' line item in the church budget, our programs are supported and maintained by money raised throughout the year at fundraising events.
Eucharistic Visitors: Trained and licensed members bring Holy Communion to those who are unable to attend church.
Santa's Secret Shop: An outreach project begun in 2011 that takes place in December. We welcome nearly 200 volunteers from many parts of our community to serve over 250 children throughout our school district. All gifts are donated and must be new or not visibly used. We distribute 800 - 1000 "stocking stuffer" gifts and enable children to shop for gifts for their siblings and parents.
Food Shelf: Donations are brought to the altar each week by the children and then taken to the local food shelf. Our help to feed the hungry allows us to live our faith and teaches children an important lesson.
Outreach ministries: Many people at St. Luke's are involved in a variety of outreach ministries. Hastings Family Service is our primary local focus, but our outreach team continually raises funds and works to meet other specific needs within our community as well as for disaster relief and extreme poverty in Minnesota, the US, and the world.
Pastoral Care Visitors: Volunteers visit friends who are ill or unable to attend church.
Prayers: On Wednesdays at 10:30 am, we meet to pray for those on our prayer list and for specific needs.
Prayer Shawl ministry: The Episcopal Church Women make prayer shawls for parishioners and friends as a reminder that they are surrounded by our love and prayers.
Worship Services at Augustana and Regina: St. Luke's Ministry Team participates with other churches in Hastings to provide worship services at Augustana and Regina homes.
We also meet for social and outreaching opportunities.
Episcopal Church Women: Offers both social and outreaching opportunities for the women of St. Luke’s.
Quilters: Meet monthly to work on a quilt to show and sell.
Readers Group: Meets 4-6 times each year to discuss a book (selected in turns, by the readers). Watch our News page for the current book and meeting date.
The Fix-it crew: We have several volunteers who do yardwork, or handle some of the general maintenance items that happen in a building that is over 100 years old.
Choir & Band: If you like to sing or if you play an instrument, join us Sept - May at 7pm on Wednesday evenings and again at 9am on Sunday mornings. We sing every kind of music from Christian Rock to Gospel; hymns both old and new; and classics including some from Handel's Messiah. We welcome anyone who enjoys music - regardless of expertise.