Welcome to St. Luke’s Anglican Church of Redding, California

St. Luke's Anglican Church | 1750 Canby Road | Redding, CA 96002

Mailing: P.O. Box 493965, Redding, CA 96049

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Feast of St. Luke

8:30 am — Morning Prayer

9:00 am — Bible study (Galatians)

9:00 am — Children’s Sunday School 

9:00 am — Catechism in church office

10:00 am — Eucharist (green) & Sermon 

11:20 am — Festal Luncheon

Wednesday, October 14, 5:30 pm — Evening Prayer

Friday, October 16, 6:00 pm — Youth group with supper and program

Saturday, October 17, 8:00 am to mid-afternoon — fall work day

Sunday, October 18, Feast of St Luke

8:30 am — Morning Prayer

9:00 am — Bible study (Galatians)

9:00 am — Children’s Sunday in parish house

9:00 am — Catechism of youth

10:00 am — Eucharist & Sermon 

11:20 am — Festal luncheon

St. Luke's Anglican Church
The Stained Glass Window going in above Altar
 Cross and Crown, a symbol of Jesus Christ
as we are a part of Christ the King Province
An open Bible and a scallop shell, signifying the Apostles' mission to preach and baptize, are alternated within the inner petals

The twelve rose petals contain the symbols of the Apostles with Matthias having been substituted for Judas. Starting at the upper right (at one o'clock) and proceeding clockwise, they are as follows:

Andrew and Phillip:Tradition says that while Andrew was preaching in Greece, he was put to death on this "X shaped" type of cross. The anchor symbolizes the fact that St. Andrew was a fisherman, who had been a disciple of John the Baptist, before becoming the first-called of Christ's twelve apostles. 

A cross and basket of bread symbolize Phillip because of Phillip’s remark when Jesus fed the multitude. John 6:7

Thomas and James the Lesser: Carpenters square, spear & arrows. Thomas is said to have built a church in India with his own hands, and later he was persecuted there and killed with a spear by a pagan priest. James the lesser is represented by a saw, because it is said his body was sawn asunder after a horrible martyrdom.

Matthew and  Jude: Three purses refer to Matthew's original calling as a tax collector. Jude traveled far on missionary journeys in company with Simon, according to tradition, hence the ship.

Simon and MatthiasA fish and a boat hook, because through the power of the Gospel, Simon became a great fisher of men. Chosen to take the place of Judas, Matthias is symbolized by an open bible, and a double bladed battle-axe. He is said to have been beheaded after his missionary work.

Peter and James The Greater:

The crossed keys recall Peter’s confession and our Lord’s gift to him of the keys of the kingdom. Matt. 16:18,19. The scallop shell is the symbol of pilgrimage and baptism, and stands for James The Greater's zeal and missionary spirit.

John and  Bartholomew:

Early writers said that John once drank from a poisoned chalice and was unharmed. Jesus once said that John should drink of His cup. Thus the snake & chalice as symbols for John. Bartholomew was said to have been flayed alive, hence he is usually represented by one to three flaying knives.

Feast of St. Luke

Icon of St. Luke painting the first icons of the Theotokos and Christ under divine inspiration. 

THE EPISTLE.  Ephes. 5. 15  
SEE then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.  Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.  And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; giving thanks always for all things unto God, even the Father, in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.


THE GOSPEL.  S. Matth. 22. 1  
JESUS said, The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son; and sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding; and they would not come.  Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.  But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: and the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.  But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth; and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.  Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.  Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.  So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good; and the wedding was furnished with guests.  And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding-garment: and he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding-garment?  And he was speechless.  Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.  For many are called, but few are chosen.

St Luke's Staff

The Rev. Jeffrey Smith


The Rev. Scott Mitchell

Assistant Priest
The Rev. David Webb
The Rev. Richard Duval


The Rev. Mr. Paul Shepard


Lindsay Stroing
David Hartwick

Josina Van Wyck
Sharon Boyer

The Most Reverend
Frederick Morison

Suffragan Bishop

The Rt. Reverend

Donald Ashman

Choir Director

Mrs. Barbara Beers

Vestry 2015-16
Charlotte Carlson, Senior Warden
Ben Lawrence, Junior Warden
Jenny Fator, Treasurer
Margaret Brennan-Maxey
Gail Acheson
Brad Rust
The Rev. Mr. Paul Shepard, Clerk (non-Vestry member)

These tree men are
Luka Mel Mel, James Ayuel Adhel, William Deng Bak. 
Please pray for them.

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