Once seen in a church bulletin: “When the church service comes to a conclusion, the service of the church begins.” As members of Saint Luke’s Church, we should always be mindful of giving back to our communities, our ongoing life and ministry within the parish and in our own neighborhoods. The Post-Communion Prayer not only sends us into the world to serve the world, but it gives witness to the empowering grace of God that is offered to us in the breaking of the bread and the serving of wine. When we serve, we serve with the spirit of God dwelling within us!
One of the main points of our liturgy is that people go forth, from the liturgy, to serve.
I suggest this same question can be applied to each of us as we receive the sacrament and participate in the service of the church. We have been privileged to receive the Grace of God found in the bread and wine, now we seek to discover what it means to us. How are our lives better because of God’s gift, and most importantly, what are we going to do with it? At Saint Luke's we believe in the ministry of action- from the many activities around the church during the week to our many outreach projects locally, domestically and internationally. We seek to serve others in the name of our Lord, Jesus the Christ.