Newcomers welcome!

DeaconDoug&Visitors 6-19-16We’re glad you’re interested in St. Luke’s. We are a community that is open to everyone as together we seek God’s grace in our lives. On this website you’ll find about how we worship, how we learn and how we strive to make a difference in this world. We don’t have all the answers to the problems and struggles around us. But we know that God can light the way for us. We warmly encourage you to join us for a Sunday service or for some of the many other events that take place here.

You belong at St. Luke’s!


Church Office: 918-336-1212

StLukes@EpiscopalBartlesville.org

If you have questions about St. Luke’s or the Episcopal faith in general, feel free to contact a member of our clergy through the church office phone or by email. They will respond promptly.


Frequently asked questions…

 What will I experience on Sunday?

Our Sunday services all center around the Holy Eucharist (also known as Holy Communion), when we bless bread and wine in the name of Christ and share them as a sign of our unity and a source of strength. Everyone is welcome to receive Communion at our altar; we believe it is how God feeds us so that we can grow in love.

The Eucharist, a word that means “thanksgiving”, has two major parts, the liturgy of the Word and the liturgy of Communion. The first part reminds us of our place in God’s story as the scriptures are read, a sermon is preached, prayers are said together, and as we offer a common confession and are reminded of God’s forgiveness.  In the second part, we experience afresh God’s acts of redemption as we see the bread broken and the wine poured out and share in these elemental representations of God’s presence with us. Then, we are sent back into our world – re-energized and ready to “live the Christ life.”

What time are services on Sunday morning?

8:00 a.m. – A quiet, contemplative service with prayers, bible readings and a sermon without music. A Rite I Holy Communion service conducted in traditional language, it lasts about an hour.

10:30 a.m. – This family-friendly gathering brings us fine music, a taste of pageantry and challenging preaching. This is a Rite II Holy Communion service, where the language is more contemporary than Rite I. It lasts about an hour and fifteen minutes.

What is the Monday evening service about?

The 5:30 p.m. service is much like the Sunday 8 a.m. service, with Rite I Holy Communion and without music. The lessons and Gospel are the same as on Sunday, while the sermon is often shortened into a homily.  This 45-minute service can serve as a “make up” for those who missed the Sunday service, or for those who prefer the simplicity of its format.

Where can I park?

Parking is available in the church lot north of the building. Many parishioners also park along Ninth St., which is convenient to the church’s south entry doors.

Is there a Sunday morning program for children?

We have Children’s Sunday School beginning at 9:15 a.m. as well as Children’s Chapel that begins immediately after the brief children’s homily at the 10:30 a.m. service.  In the Children’s Chapel setting, our younger members are able to appreciate the Gospel in an age-appropriate way…and to sing, dance and wiggle.

What should I wear?

There is no dress code. A few people dress up in their Sunday best while most of us show up in casual clothing. The important thing is that you are with us.

Where can I learn more about St. Luke’s?

Any member of the clergy staff will be delighted to talk with you after a Sunday service or anytime during the week. In addition this website provides an overview of our church family and its mission. Finally, a Church Profile was just been completed. Although the Profile was created to help recruit a new rector for St. Luke (Fr. Lee Stephens reaches mandatory retirement age in early 2017), it provides a detailed look at St. Luke’s for anyone interested in learning more.

Where can I learn more about Episcopalians?

Our rector, Father Lee Stephens, as well as the other clergy of the staff will be delighted to discuss the Episcopal faith with you. Just contact any one of them after a service or by phone or email.  See Clergy and Staff for contact information.

In addition, there are many online resources available. If you are just beginning to explore the faith, the Episcopal Church official website is a good starting point. To learn more about Episcopalians in Oklahoma, go to the official site of the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma.