Welcome to St. Luke’s Chapel in the Hills Anglican Church’s web page
We are pleased that you are visting us today. If this is your first time on an Anglican Church web page, we hope this one is helpful to you. Our form of worship is God-centered. We are a liturgical church, which means we have a very precise way of worshipping. We have set prayers and set services that have been passed down through the centuries. We believe this gives us a continuity of worship and a connection with all our spiritual ancestors. Consequently, we believe that, when we worship, we worship with everyone, past, present, and future, at the same time. We also believe that, for us, 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. Just remember what C.S. Lewis said about our type of 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, and the Rosary for those who are so inclined on the First Saturday of each month. If you would like to know more about our Church and it’s Spiritual Mission, please click on the “Our Mission” button above. 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 several missions to countries overseas. 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.
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. Therefore, although Catholic in our form of worship, we are also Evangelical in our desire to spread the Word of God. Ultimately, we are 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 letter 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 Anglican Province of America