ORGANIZATIONS

St. Mary's Rosary Guild

St. Mary's Rosary Guild meets Saturday at 8:10 AM in the Church to pray The Rosary.

The Altar Guild

The Altar Guild takes special care of the church and chapel, their sanctuaries, and the sacristy. The guild reverently prepares for all the daily services including care of all the linens and vessels. They work in teams at various times of the year.

The Vestry

The Vestry consists of twelve laypeople elected at the annual parish meeting in January. They are concerned with the temporal affairs of the parish.

The Property Committee

The Property Committee is in charge of the trees and flower beds of St. Luke's. Contact the church office for further information.

Ushers

Ushers greet people, distribute worship bulletins and answer questions. They offer oblations during the services.

Lay Readers

Lay Readers read the Old Testament lesson, the Epistle, and the Intercessions during the Eucharist and administer the chalice during the Eucharist.

St Luke's Women's Fellowship

All women of St. Luke's are automatically members of the Women's Fellowship (a.k.a. ECW). The purpose of this group is to provide a flexible framework, so that every woman has an opportunity to actively express Christianity through service and fellowship.

Aiding Our Neighbors

St. Luke's works with the Aiding our Neighbors ministry to assess and meet the needs of individuals and families seeking assistance. In addition to case by case need throughout the year we provide food baskets at Thanksgiving and Christmas gifts during the Christmas holidays. Easter Baskets are provided with food for families at Easter.

Food Pantry

The parish family collects canned goods and non perishable items to be distributed to needy families in the Newtown area. The pantry is also open to those who need assistance with food and come to the church seeking assistance with providing some food to carry them over.

Adult Christian Education Bible Study

Adult Christian Education Bible Study meets every Sunday at 9:00 am.

Children's Bible School

Children's Sunday School meets at 10:00 am . ( No Sunday School during the summer)

Youth Group

Description Pending.

Acolytes

Acolytes participate in the liturgical life of the church by assisting in worship. Any child may begin training after they have received their First Holy Communion. Acolytes may serve through the 12th grade. All who have received their First Holy Communion are welcome and encouraged to serve.