Formation is the activities we undertake to nurture and grow as followers of Christ.
Formation for younger kids (5-11) is offered during the fall, winter and spring at the 10:30 service. Our mission is to share the story of God’s relationship with humanity and connect it to the everyday experiences of the child. We use our time to share stories, music, and activities to help your child learn about faith in an age-appropriate way. We accent the traditions of the Episcopal Church as well, to help them understand the patterns of life in the parish. After the lesson of the week, the children are escorted to the church to receive communion with their families. Most important in our time together is a sense of the love of God and teachings of Christ which is spiritually inherent in us all.
Older Youth (12-18) have the opportunity to serve during regular worship as Acolytes (priest’s assistant), Lectors (Reading the Bible and leading prayers), and Eucharistic Ministers (helping with communion).
St Luke’s is partner in a regional youth formation program with St James, Skaneateles and St John’s, Marcellus called Second Sunday. Each month on the second Sunday, between 5 and 7pm, we will share a meal together and have a time of sharing, reflecting and learning. Each time will conclude with a contemporary worship service with music. The location will rotate monthly between the three participating churches St. John’s of Marcellus, St. James’ of Skaneateles, and St. Luke’s in Camillus.
Second Sunday is the result of listening to families and responding to ever changing cultural pressures. Community families and clergy have been in discussion and research to create something to support area youth.
One of the foundational disciplines of faith is Study – understanding the work of God in the past to help us better discern God’s actions in the present and God’s invitation for the future.
Adult Bible Study occurs on Mondays at 1:00pm and 6:00pm. You are welcome to drop into any of our sessions.
We have a discussion group following the 10:00am Wednesday morning Eucharist
There will also be special program and worship Wednesday evenings during the seasons of Lent and Advent (prior to Easter and Christmas)