St. Luke’s, through its use of the classic 1928 Book of Common Prayer, worships according to forms that were developed by the ancient Church. Those forms, when reverently used, can bring one to see the truth, goodness and beauty of the one living God and to respond in adoration and thanksgiving. Traditional liturgy, like great works of art, takes time to learn. It is not seeker-sensitive. The Visitor’s Guides in the pews help the first-time worshiper to follow and understand the service.
The Eucharist (Lord’s Supper or Communion) is performed with music every Sunday and parts of it are chanted. The other regular services are Morning and Evening Prayer, which feature the Scripture readings and recitation of Psalms by all present – a Jewish practice that has been maintained by Christians since Pentecost.
The clergy also provide help with forming a discipline of daily Bible reading and prayer as part of a believer’s discipleship. For the serious Christian, worship is a way of life, not just a service performed in church.