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Youth Group

Episcopal Youth Community (EYC)

The Episcopal Youth Community (EYC) at St Luke's has a dynamic presence in the life of our church and in their service projects in the greater community, which include the preparation and distribution of Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday Baskets.

To connect with the St Luke's EYC, please contact the church office at 501.623.1653

Click the following link to learn more about the Diocese of Arkansas EYC

Altar Guild

The Altar Guild prepares the church for each worship service and decorates the sanctuary for festival celebrations.

Both men and women participate in making sure we are ready to welcome all to the Lord's Table. New members are always welcome.

To become a part of this vital ministry, please contact Kathy Randel at 501.623.1653 or email Kathy Randel

Ushers and Greeters

If you enjoy meeting people and offering assistance to those visiting our church home, then we welcome you to become a vital part of this important group.

These people are often the first point of contact to a guest and strive to make our first impression one of warmth and hospitality to all.

If you wish to help in this important way, pleasee call the church office at 501.623.1653 or email Kathy Randel

Worship - Acolytes

Acolytes are cross bearers (crucifers) and light bearers (torches) and play a vital role in our worship life. The work of the Acolyte has ancient roots and some of those duties remain with us to this day.

Young people aged seven and older are welcome to become a part of this community.

For more information, call the church office at 501.623.1653 or email Lynn Payette

Worship - Assisting Ministers

Chalice Bearers and Lectors

Members of the congregation have the opportunity to actively participate in worship leadership by assisting in the preparation of the Table, administering the Chalice, serving as Lectors (reading the Lessons), and being Eucharistic Visitors.

For more information about these ministries, please contact Lynn Payette at 501.623.1653 or email Lynn

Eucharistic Visitors

St Luke's regularly sends forth Lay Eucharistic Visitors from its Sunday services to bring Communion to those who cannot come to church. These volunteers are members of St Luke's who have been through training and are licensed by the bishop.

We assign lay visitors to serve specific home-bound members. These individuals go wherever they are needed – to people's homes, to hospitals, and to nursing homes.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Prayer Shawls have a long history and great significance.

A group of dedicated individuals work independently and, at times, gather together, to knit or crochet Prayer Shawls to be presented to those who are sick, mourning, or in a transitional place in their lives.

When the shawls are completed, they are placed so all in attendance at worship can lay their hands upon them. At the end of the service, the Rector, the Rev CB Baker, blesses them before they are presented by the members of the Prayer Shawl group. In this way, they become a gift from the entire congregation.

If you would like more information about the Prayer Shawl Group, please call the church office at 501.612.1653 or email Kathy Randel

The Order of the Daughters of the King is a spiritual sisterhood of women dedicated to a life of Prayer, Service and Evangelism. We have made a commitment to Jesus as our Savior, and we follow Him as Lord of our lives. We are an Order for women who are communicants of the Episcopal Church, churches in communion with it, or churches in the Historic Episcopate. Today our membership includes women in the Anglican, Episcopal, Lutheran (ELCA) and Roman Catholic churches.

An Order is a community under a religious rule; especially one requiring members to take solemn vows. We don’t just enroll as members and attend meetings; we take life-long vows to follow the Rule of Prayer and Rule of Service.

For more information about the St Monica's Chapter here at St Luke's, please contact Kathy Randel at 501.623.1653 or email Kathy

Episcopal Church Women (ECW)

The mission of the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) is to bring together all the women of the church by an integrated plan for worship, study, action (prayer, gifts, and service) and fellowship, which will deepen and strengthen their own spiritual lives and through which they can serve in advancing the ministries of the Church in this Parish, this community, this Diocese, this nation, and the world.

All are welcome and if you want to learn more about this remarkable group, please contact Kathy Randel at 501.623.1653 or email Kathy

To learn more about the ECW of the Diocese, please visit

In the center of the church courtyard off Spring Street, St Luke's is fortunate to have a custom-crafted labyrinth available for prayerful meditation by any who wish to utilize it.

For more information on the labyrinth, call the church office at 501.623.1653 or email Lynn Payette

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