You may have some practical questions about St. Luke’s – whether you come to us seeking a new church home, attending a special event, or just curious about our Sunday worship. Here are some answers to common questions:
Who is welcome at St. Luke’s?
We are all beloved children of God, so, if you’re good enough for God, you’re good enough for us!
Where should I park?
The parking lot for St. Luke’s is located on Samuel Avenue, behind the church building. In case of overflow, there is also an unpaved parking lot you may use between 87 and 95 Samuel Avenue. On-street parking is also an option.
What should I wear to church?
In the words of the legendary Kurt Cobain, “come as you are.” God cares much more about what is on your heart. Be comfortable. However, a good rule may be to ask yourself, “would mom think this is appropriate?”
Are children welcome?
Yes! Some people are hesitant to bring babies or young children to church because they believe the little ones may make noise and disturb others. If your child becomes fussy in the pew, it is likely because they want to move around. We suggest that you bring your child for a walk in the back of the church or on the side aisles. Do not be overly concerned that your child may make noise.
How long are your worship services?
The Wednesday noon-day service and 8:00 AM Sunday service both last about 45 minutes. The Sunday 10:00 AM service has music and lasts about 1 hour.
Does St. Luke’s offer baptisms and weddings?
Yes, we do for members of our community. If you wish to have a baptism or wedding at St. Luke’s, please visit us on a Sunday and see if we are the type of worship community you would like to join.
Who is our Rector?
The Reverend Dennis M. Bucco is the eighth rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. He came to St. Luke’s in 2009 after serving as Curate at St. Luke’s, East Greenwich, RI. In addition to serving as rector at St. Luke’s, Father Dennis organized and leads a worship service designed for the autistic community called Rhythms of Grace in Coventry, RI. He is currently the Dean of the Blackstone Valley Deanery, member of the Commission on Investments, and part of the Resolutions Committee for the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island. In the past he has served on Diocesan Council, Congregational Development Commission, and Chair of the CDC Grants Subcommittee.