Welcome to St. Luke''s Chapel in the Hills Anglican Church''s new web page
We are pleased that you are visiting us today. If this is your first time with us, we hope this web page is helpful to you. We are a liturgical church, which means we have a very precise way of worshipping. We have written prayers and specific ways of worshipping that have been passed down through the centuries. We believe this gives us a continuity of worship and a connection with our past. Consequently, we believe that, when we worship, we worship with everyone, past, present, and future, at the same time. We also believe that this type of service better enables us to worship God by turning us away from ourselves and toward Him.
If you choose to worship with us, please do not worry if you are not quite sure what to do. Most of our parishioners came from other faiths and started out as unsure as you might be. And all of us understand. We would suggest that, the first time you worship with us, you let the service and the Holy Spirit wash over you. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the pomp, majesty, and mystery of what you are experiencing. And please remember what C.S. Lewis said about our service - it is like a dance. Once you know the steps, it will become second nature to you. We also want you to know that, in our church, all Baptized Christians who are in love with our Lord Jesus Christ are welcome to receive Holy Eucharist (Holy Communion), regardless from which denomination they may have come.
We are very committed to the Spiritual growth of each and every one of our Parishioners. This includes our Bible study program on Saturdays, our Sunday School program for the children, our Sunday Services, our Evensong Service, and the Rosary for those who are so inclined. On the third Sunday of each month at our noon service, we also have a Healing Service to help heal anyone who is ill or broken hearted. If you would like to know more about our Church and it''s Spiritual Mission, please click on the "Our Mission" button. We also recognize that Christ commands us to help the "least of our brothers." And to that end, we have several missions with which we are currently involved. Through our food drives, we support a food pantry for the poor and homeless, we support financially the Community Services Agency of Mountain View, and we have our annual Faith in Action when we work with a specific charity to help those in need. As Christians, we are committed to the Great Commission to spread the Gospel throughout all the world and feel our mission in our own country has become increasingly important. And, we see ourselves in our church as a family. We care for each other and are concerned about each other. Anonymity therefore is not an option at our Church.
We hope you have found this helpful in your decision whether to worship with us, and we hope to see you at our next service.
Thank You, - The Very Rev. Canon Michael Penfield - Rector
We are a member of the Diocese of the West of the Reformed Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church in North America
St. Luke's Chapel in the Hills26140 Duval Way, Los Altos Hills, CA650-941-6524