Who We Are

Welcome!  Join us as we grow in love for God and each other during this unprecedented time.

We gather every Sunday for outdoor, in-person worship at 8 and 11:15 am. We encourage those most at-risk, including those over 65 years of age, to continue worshiping at home and we encourage everyone to follow their instincts with regards to their own family's health.

We gather outside in the shaded patio between the garden and the sanctuary -- it is a beautiful scene to sing God's praises!  Speaking of singing, only Matrida will be singing to drum and keyboard accompaniment in order to follow COVID-related guidelines.  All attending will need to wear masks (we will have extra if you forget yours) and will need to stay in their family groups during the service.  Family groups will be spaced 6 feet apart from each other.  And there will be no in-person children's ministry time -- online children's ministry will continue at 10 am on Sundays. 

If it may rain, is raining, or has recently rained, we will worship indoors following the same COVID-related precautions as we do outdoors, with the following adjustments: 

For maximum ventilation and air flow, all windows and doors will be kept open and our large exhaust fan will be running during the service.  This means you'd want to dress warmly even though you'd be sheltered from the rain.

Everyone will keep their masks on at all times: this includes musicians, preachers and readers, presider, and everyone who receives communion bread -- instead of consuming the bread at your seat with your mask off, we will ask you to consume it reverently at home.

We will shorten the service somewhat so that it lasts no longer than forty minutes.

If you cannot or shouldn't attend in-person worship, please let us know if you would like a church member to bring you consecrated bread each week -- we should be able to organize visits to share communion bread in the next couple of weeks.  If you are able to attend worship in person and are able to complete a three hour online training, we invite you to become a Eucharistic Visitor so that you can bring communion bread to members who are not able to worship in person with us.  Do let us know.  

We will be in need of ushers to help with each worship service so please let us know if you can help with this important ministry.

Click here to check out this video to get a sense of what our outdoor worship looks, feels, and sounds like.

Our online offerings include a service  Worship  that airs on Sundays at 11:15, a weekly children's activity video, a series of conversations on race and grace, and Zoom Bible study and prayer gatherings on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  Please reach out to Colin at colin@stlukesnorthpark.org for details.  Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter!

 

Christian Formation Offerings

SUNDAYS

"A Word for Today" Sunday Bible Study:10 a.m. each Sunday
This summer our lectionary readings journey with the apostle Paul in the glorious letter to the Romans, and St. Matthew in his gospel account of Jesus as messiah. Each week we will focus on either the passage from Romans or Matthew, discerning with the help of the Holy Spirit how God is speaking through these passages into our lives and hearts today. All are welcome!   Click here to join via Zoom.

Sunday Online Worship at 11:15 AM -  Click here 

WEDNESDAYS
Children's Ministry Time with Mr. Jerrell and Ms. Amani at 4 pm
Tune in on Wednesdays at 4 pm for story and lesson time with Mr.Jerrell and Ms. Amani on Facebook Live!  Click here to view the video at that time or afterwards.
Sacred Ground: A Film-Based Dialogue Series on Race & Faith
Sacred Ground is a film- and readings-based dialogue series on race, grounded in faith. Small groups are invited to walk through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity. The 10-part series is built around a powerful online curriculum of documentary films and readings that focus on Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific American histories as they intersect with European American histories.  Our very own Robin Withers and Martin Japtok will be facilitating a group on Wednesday evenings starting in August. Presently this group is filled, but please let Ruth know if you would like to be on the interest list for possible future offerings of the series.
 

Who Are We?

St. Luke's North Park is a Christian community seeking justice and healing in this colorful and dynamic neighborhood of San Diego.  Our congregation began in 1923 with the arrival of All Saints' chapel building on 30th and Gunn Streets, and became known over the decades to follow for its service to others (as with the organization of the first school for children with autism in the city) and for healing (the founder of the International Order of St. Luke, John Gayner Banks, was St. Luke's first rector).  

In the past fifteen years God has led us to a new blessing: to serve as one of the primary cultural centers for South Sudanese Americans in the city, and more recently, for Congolese refugees. Worshipping with us is a joyous and memorable experience!  We also are proud to host sixteen twelve-step support meetings on campus each week and look for new ways to serve our local recovery community; and we are grateful to host Uptown Community Service Center and its good work with the unhoused persons of North Park.  We are also proud partners with RefugeeNet and the International Rescue Committee on an urban farming and commercial kitchen project.

We dream to be a place where all people can enter into uncomfortable and brave spaces with others different than themselves -- different races, ethnicities, classes, creeds, sexual orientations, and gender identities -- and find their perspectives and hearts transformed.  We follow a God who loves each of us especially for who we are and desires that every single human among us has all she or he needs to thrive in this world.  Until that day comes, we will work alongside God's powerful Spirit to do justice in this hurting world and help all people find a loving and dignified home.  We are members of the Episcopal Church, a denomination striving imperfectly and sincerely to offer this radical hospitality to all.

Matrida singing Yesu Uhuniliwe