St. Luke’s Episcopal Church of Kalamazoo
Spirituality in Action
Welcome to St. Luke’s website. We hope browsing our site will inspire a visit to our church. See our schedule for worship times.
Here is what is important to us:
Jesus welcomed everyone to the table and so do we. Whoever you are, wherever you are on your journey of faith, we welcome you to St. Luke’s.
Worship and Learning
Our approach to life is positive, progressive, and rooted in the Anglican spiritual tradition. Through worship and a variety of educational opportunities we explore and celebrate our faith.
Each of us has a spirit to be nurtured. The well fed spirit gives rise to a person’s creativity and zest for life.
We put our spirituality in action through service to the community and within the congregation.
Vestry Resolution on Being Inclusive Congregation
On January 14, 2016, the global Primates of the Anglican Communion voted to suspend the Episcopal Church from any formal decision making in, or representation of, the Anglican Communion for three years. This sad vote occurred in response to the Episcopal Church’s decision to allow for the celebration and blessing of same-sex marriages.
In response to this action it is important for people to know that the Primates’ decision will have no effect on the inclusive practice of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.
Therefore be it resolved that. . .
We, the duly elected Vestry of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan, meeting on January 14, 2016 wish to affirm to
- Our Bishop, The Rt. Rev. Whayne M. Hoagland, Jr., Ninth Bishop of the Diocese of Western Michigan;
- our parishioners; both canonical members and those who while not officially members either attend regularly or think of St. Luke’s as their spiritual home; and
- our friends, neighbors, and guests;
that we are committed to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church being an inclusive congregation which strives to be “a house of prayer for all people” (Isaiah 56:7), understanding with St. Paul that, “There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28).We further affirm that all disruptive forces, of which racism, sexism, and homophobia are sad examples, persist in all places. We work to reject those evils by welcoming all people in keeping with our Baptismal Covenant (Book of Common Prayer, p. 305).