A Special Message from Father Sean
Two years ago, we embarked upon what has been an extraordinary journey, together. In that time, you have shown gracious hearts, helpful insights, and enormous patience regarding my growth as a priest and as a human being.
As we knew in the beginning, Nicole and my placement here came with the knowledge that we would leave after two years’ time; that time is upon us. I have been called to be the next Rector of Church of the Resurrection, Oklahoma City, beginning August 15, 2017. While we are both beyond excited and grateful for this next step, we also feel a sense of sadness in departing from St. Luke’s. You have been wonderful teachers and supportive friends; but above all, you have become our family and we will miss each of you.
Our last Sunday with you all will be August 13th. It has been our genuine pleasure to serve alongside you and to become a part of the beautiful story of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Bartlesville. We both feel blessed to have taken part in the vital life and ministry of this parish.
Remember that you are in our hearts wherever we go and that the new adventures we undertake will be done so with the echoes of your comforting and encouraging love within our souls.
With many thanks and much love, Fr. Sean+ and Nicole Ekberg
(Note: Fr. Bob Gates, retired pastor, will be leading Sunday services and handling some pastoral responsibilities between Fr. Sean’s departure and the arrival of a new rector within the next few months.)
The congregation of St. Luke’s welcomes you With Arms Wide Open!
That is our motto… and our message for you and for everyone who is seeking to grow in their relationship with God.
With a caring community of believers, an inspired clergy and a spiritually uplifting church facility, St. Luke’s provides a place to explore and deepen your experience with the Lord. The opportunities for discovery and growth are many — in quiet reflection, in joyful worship, in warm fellowship and in service to those in need within and outside the church.
Learn more about St. Luke’s through our Parish Profile. Then come see us. Our arms are outstretched and waiting for you!