St. Luke's On The Hill
40 McBride Road, Mechanicville,
New York 12118 (518) 664-4834
Our Worship Services/Education
Weekly Worship at St. Luke's on the Hill
St. Luke's offers Holy Eucharist several times each week. Our services are available in 'Rite I', which uses the traditional English language, or 'Rite II', which uses the contemporary English language, traditional hymns and songs of praise.
The weekly worship services include: opening prayers, Old and New Testament readings, a sermon, prayers of the people, forgiveness of sins, the sharing of peace among the congregation, the Eucharist prayer, the breaking of bread and an invitation to share in the bread and wine, a prayer of thanksgiving and finally a blessing as we go forth into the world to server in Christ's name.
The congregation and visitors are encouraged to remain for fellowship, light snacks and beverages after each service.
Every Wednesday we have Eucharist at 6 pm.
For the last two winters we offered an Alpha Program, which allows participants to explore their feelings about faith. We have a delicious pot luck dinner after the service, then we watch a short film. After the film, we have dessert and small group discussions.
When the Alpha Program ended, we had meetings for the "Newcomers" after the Wednesday Eucharist.
Starting Wednesday, June 13th we started to think about how we can become "Good Samaritans." Every Wednesday for five more weeks (ending July 25th due to July 4th being on a Wednesday), we will watch a short film after the potluck and talk about the subject matter. Everyone is welcome no matter your religious affiliation!
Watch this space for more upcoming themes!
Weekly Worship at Off-Site Locations
For individuals who have difficulty attending the services at the church facilty, off-site services are offered at the Senior Citizen Mid-Rise Apartments and Davenport Estates in Mechanicville. These services generally include: opening prayers and hymns, Old and New Testament readings, discussion and contemplation, prayers for those in need, closing hymns and fellowship. Holy Eucharist is provided at least once a month.
Additional worship services for prayer, healing, and thanksgiving are offered as needed or requested and for special feast days. Stations of the Cross and Holy Week services are scheduled each Lent. St. Luke's is often the site of the interdenominational services.
Requests for special services such as baptisms, confirmation, marriages and funerals can be made by calling the office at (518) 664-4834.
We are inspired by the Scriptures and long to share with others the teachings of Christ. Continuing Christian education is encouraged for both children and adults.
Sunday school classes are available for children ages 5 through the teen years. The curriculum is age appropriate as are the activities. St. Luke's currently has three class levels. A variety of youth activities and events, often with other parishes, are provide for students aged 12-18 years. For children under 5 years, a supervised Christian based nursery room provides a safe area where they listen to Bible stories or play with other children during Christian Education. For Adults we offer a Christian Education program on Sundays and an Adult Bible Study course, as well as other themed programs weekday evenings. These are open to the public and are often announced in the local paper.
We also encourage parishioners to participate in the Diocese Cursillo weekends. Cursillo is a lay ministry to help renew and deepen your Christian commitment.
St. Luke's has a quiet library room where Christian books, pamphlets, audio and video resources are available for those who are interested.
In addition, St. Luke's clergy are available to assist you personally and privately in your life and spiritual journey.
Currently, we are searching for a Youth Minister.
Part-time Youth Minister Position
Saint Luke’s On The Hill, a growing Episcopal Church in Mechanicville, NY, is seeking to hire a Youth Minister for 10 -15 hours per week. The position will involve developing and overseeing activities that build Christian faith for children and young adults at the Church and at locations in downtown Mechanicville, Halfmoon, and Clifton Park. Website maintenance skills are necessary.
The ideal candidate is a recent college graduate or college student who has participated in Christian faith building activities, is familiar with popular Christian music and wishes to lead others to Christ.
St. Luke’s on the Hill is located at 40 McBride Road, Mechanicville, NY, 12118 (Town of Halfmoon, off Pruyn Hill Road)
Please submit your resume to email@example.com
Or contact Father David Haig at 518-664-4834