One of our annual events for kids is Water Fun Day. Although it took place on August 11th, 2018 you can read about it here.

Another fun events for kids is Kid's Jeopardy. Read here how kid's can learn important lessons from the Bible and have fun at the same time.

This event was in support of those having cancer in their lives:

Here is the information we posted on our website about the event:


We loved Matthew's enactment of "The Powerful Testimony of Peter" on Sunday, August 25th. Tina introduced matthew and he portrayed Peter,  Christ's first listed and ordained apostle.  peter was a human being and had faults. He even denied christ. But his faith carried him through and he indeed became "the fisher of men." Thank you to Tina and Matthew!


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Photos from the 2017 Wiffle Ball Tournament

Past Activities and Events at St. Luke's On The Hill

The above entry was updated Monday, September 3rd, 2018

Saturday, October 13th-Family Speaker Series ----Topic "Healing" --"Sharing the Hope: Sharing the Help"  This is for anyone who is currently going through cancer, is a cancer survivor, or for friends and family members looking for hope or help. Healing service at 4 pm, potluck dinner at 5, and speaker at 6 pm. This is open to the public and everyone is welcome.

St. Luke's on the Hill Sunday School will match their Bible knowledge against the Easton Methodist Sunday School Kids. Anyone can stay and watch. If you want to make some cookies or something, that would be great. Contact Tara. Pizza will be served along with snacks. Support our kids! This event will take place at St. Luke's on the Hill, 40 McBride Road. Use Mechanicville, NY 12118 for GPS.

For 2019:  Get a free raffle ticket for one of the beautiful baskets just for entering. Parking is free. Free admission. Bring some items for the food pantry and get an extra free raffle ticket. (Only one extra per person.) This event is open to the public. 



Comfort for Those Who Mourn: Meets every Wednesday for 6 weeks starting October 17th from 4:30 to 6 pm. Everyone is invited to stay for Eucharist at 6 pm and potluck dinner to follow. No cost, but please register by calling the church at 518-664-4834.


This is a support group for those who are mourning the loss of a loved one. You can email your registration: stlukesonthehill@biznycap.rr.com.  This is open to the public and everyone is welcome.


Ladies of the Latte: Saturday, November 10th, 9 to 10:30, "Anxious for Nothing" by Max Lucado. Pot luck breakfast and discussion to follow.


​​​Prayer Shawl Ministry Wednesday, November 14th, 4 pm


Operation Christmas Child Please grab a box or two and fill with small Christmas gifts for a boy or girl-be sure to label the box. Guidelines about what to buy are included. Return no later than November 11th. These gifts will remind 3rd World country children of Christ's love for them, and they may be the only gifts these kids will receive on Christmas morning. Please include $9.00 for postage if you are able in an envelope on top of the box. Thank you!





Welcome Home Initiative Retreat November 12 - 14th at the Spiritual Life Center-This is for veterans who may need inner healing. This is for men and women and their spouses. All expenses covered by donors. Pray for these folks and contact Deacon Lynne for details.





Craft Fair at All Saints on the Hudson-52 William St., Mechanicville, Saturday, November 17th from 10 am to 4 pm





Advent Retreat at the Spiritual Life Center: November 30 - December 1st. A time of special preparation for Christmas. Brochures with further information are on the table in the Narthex.

September 15th Saturday, Defensive Driving Class, 9 am to 4 pm -Call Brenda Safer 518-952-6511 or 877-910-7843 for details on future classes.

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St. Martha's Guild will meet on Monday, August 6th at 6:30 p.m. at St. Luke's on the Hill. All interested men or women who would like to help coordinate activities are welcome.

Water Fun Day is Coming Your Way!

Comfort Works met Wednesday, October 3rd at 4 pm, to have a work session to prepare fleece for baby blankets. October 17th work session was to measure and prepare the fleece. Nov. 7th whole group meeting. All meetings were at 4 pm.
On Wednesday, October 17th the Prayer Shawl group met at 4 pm 


Kid's Jeopardy


Sunday, August 5th at noon



Have you ever wanted to travel to Alaska to see the glaciers and wonderful wildlife?  You don't even have to leave town to get a glimpse of cruising the Inner Passage of South Eastern Alaska by coming to this event. You will see a short slide show (15 to 20 minutes) and then a 25 minute video. Terrie and Chip Gifford will be your hosts and you can ask questions throughout. Afterwards we will make our own sundaes! The presentation, talk and sundaes are completely free.

It's a great way to meet new people and learn something at the same time. There are no strings attached. Nothing is for sale. It's merely folks who want to share the experience with you and your family. If you wish to make a reservation by calling the church at 518-664-4834 or emailing at StLukesOnTheHill@biznycap.rr.com, that would be nice, but not necessary. We hope to see you there!

On Wednesday, September 5th, 5 pm "Comfort Works" prepared bags of stuffing, ribbons and tags for the heart patient pillows. Wednesday, September 12th at 4 pm was the pillow assembly night. Now "Comfort Works" has a tee shirt for $15.00 and are accepting donations of $5.00 to help buy materials. The next prayer shawl and comfort works night will be October 3rd at 6 pm.

Blessing of the Bikes - May 12, 2018

September 22, 9 am "Ladies of the Latte" breakfast, "Anxious for Nothing" first chapter was discussed.

The Craft Fair, Basket Raffle and Bake Sale was a huge success on Saturday, October 20th, 9 am to 3 pm

Over 350 people attended. We have nine crafters who have already signed up for 2019 and we will have more space available next year with the new addition!

Coming up on Saturday, August 11th from 10 am to 2 pm--Our 4th Annual Water Fun Day!!!  Whoohoo! We will have Slip N' Slides, Kiddie Pools, and Sprinklers-Yay! And...you can bring your own water toys. Even more fun! There will be hot dogs, hamburgers, watermelon and beverages.  All free!  

St. Luke's RRC Speaker Series resumed on Saturday, September 22nd, 6 pm.

The Speakers were from Hospitality House in Albany, NY. These speakers are in active recovery and shared their hopes for the future.

All "Past" Events are loaded at the bottom of the page which means the most recent past events will be closest to the bottom. 


Blessing of the Animals-

Wednesday, October 3rd at 6 pm


​Sunday, September 9th, Church Picnic, noon-Hoping for some photos soon!

Many thanks to the parishioners of St. Luke's on the Hill!  114 Christmas boxes will be distributed all over the world to children who have very little. 

Faith Bible Institute started to meet on Monday, August 20th at 5:30 pm in the Classroom at St. Luke's on the Hill.  This is a professional, cutting-edge, multi-camera, high-definition, video system with multi-screen visuals to learn verse-by-verse Bible teaching. Dinner will be served. Contact Rich Marion for details.

September 10th, Monday, St. Martha's Guild met at 6:30 pm. There is now a sign up sheet at the front of the church to get helpers for the 7th Annual Craft Fair that will take place on October 20th from 9 am to 3 pm. See you there! For more details look on the "Events" page.

Rene Varone, Michaela Varone, Father Dave, and Frank Varone

On Saturday, October 13th, St. Luke’s on the Hill in Mechanicville will be hosting an evening to share the hope of recovery from cancer and the help and resources available to those going through it. There will be a Healing Service at 4 pm, with prayer teams available afterward, a potluck dinner at 5 pm, and speakers at 6 pm. Our two speakers, Lisa Morahan of Floyd’s Warriors and Karen Haag of Brave Hearts, will share their journeys from cancer to recovery, how their organizations grew, and how they help others. We invite anyone whose life is or has been impacted by cancer, whether it be yourself or a loved one.  Please come together to share and encourage.  We look forward to a very powerful evening!  

Confirmation, Reaffirmation, and Reception, Wednesday, October 24th, 6pm.


Classes started on Sunday, September 16th from 11-12 after the 10 am service and continued for 4 weeks. Bishop Love was here on Wednesday, October 24th for the ceremony. All parishioners were welcome to attend. After the service, there was a reception with food. 

40 McBride Road, Mechanicville,

New York 12118  (518) 664-4834

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Everyone had a wonderful time at "The Indoneasia Experience."

We learned about food, culture, habits and life styles of the people of Indonesia. Indonesia is a crowded place!  Thanks to Michaela Varone and her three years in the Peace Corp. She did a great job telling us about it!

The Hillcrest Fire Department will have a fire truck available for your inspection and a magician will be there to entertain you. Also, there will be a Tae Kwon Do demonstration! We will even provide transportation if you need it from Mechanicville or Halfmoon. Just call us at 518-664-4834. Father Haig will be talking to the children about making good choices when going back to school. Also, religious education sign-ups will be available.  40 McBride Road, off Pruyn Hill Road in the Town of Halfmoon, use Mechanicville, NY 12118 for GPS.



The St. Luke's On The Hill 3rd Annual Wiffle Ball Tournament &

Free Ricky Byrd Concert  was a huge success!

Many thanks to Dr. Mark Polsinello of Lasting Impressions Dentistry and his wife Laurie for organizing the event. Deep appreciation to Ricky Byrd for traveling to us and providing a free concert and signed guitar that was raffled. Also, heartfelt gratitude to our sponsors and sign advertisers.


​This was the invitation to participate:

Join us Friday, June 15th at 16 McBride Road (McBride Fields), off Pruyn Hill Road, Town of Halfmoon, (GPS Mechanicville NY 12118) at 5 pm for the Third Annual St. Luke’s on the Hill Recovery Resource Center Wiffleball Tournament!  Admission to watch the games is free!  Bring the whole family!

Over 25 teams are participating and you don't want to miss the epic battle between Saratoga County Sheriff Zurlo's team (with help from the Mechanicville First Responders) and Albany County Sheriff Apple's team!

For $10 per person a ticket, you can select five menu items, including make-your-own-taco salad, hamburgers, hot dogs, fresh fruit, fried dough, ice cream, and beverages (water, Gatorade, soda).  Food begins serving at 5 pm.

The games continue under the lights, and the night ends with a 9 pm performance by Ricky Byrd, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, and former lead guitarist for Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, who sings in support of recovery for others and with gratitude for his own life in sobriety.  Bring your own lawn chair and blankets and meet us under the lights on June 15th fo
r a drug-free evening of family entertainment!

The Pillow Party for Breast Cancer Patients, Wednesday, July 18th from 4 pm to 6 pm at the church was a big success. Many helping hands turned, clipped, stuffed and sewed up pillows. 119 pillows were made and more will be made in the future!

 Alaska Night!  took place at 7 pm Wednesday, July 25th.The following paragraph was the invitation.

St. Luke's On The Hill

Updated December 8th, 2018


Men's Breakfast, "Brotherhood of the Bacon" Saturday, October 13th at 9 am.

C.S Lewis book, "The Case for Christianity" next chapter.

Past Events Below:

Updated August 17, 2018

Review:   While the reader misses the rich humor of the Screw Tape Letters, this is a great case for the Kingdom of God and opens a road of careful logic for the enquiring Christian whatever his persuasion. It is a frank statement of faith in Christianity. The first part deals in logical terms with the basic questions of right and wrong in the universe; the second is a fervent statement of what Christians believe. Christianity begins its work when the sinner admits a personal moral Power and acknowledges himself out of tune. The cure for sick souls is no easy panacea. For the second section on belief, Mr. Lewis submitted his script to four clergymen (Church of England, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist). Anglican and Presbyterian achieved union; the Roman Catholic wanted more emphasis on theories of Atonement; the Methodist wanted more about Faith; the consensus was agreement on philosophy, not doctrine.