St. Luke's Oasis
The St. Luke’s Oasis Resale Shop ministry provides major benefits for residents of Polk and surrounding counties, for an international charity and for St. Luke’s church.
The benefits include:
Low-cost resale items for our customers.
No-cost clothing for the needy who have been provided a voucher for Oasis by other charities and churches.
Providing clothing, bedding, and other household goods for “burn-out,” flood, homeless, domestic violence victims, and others in critical need.
A no-cost way for persons to recycle their clothes and household items and receive a receipt for their charitable donations.
A way for our volunteers and donators to “live out their faith” by fulfilling the mandate we all have from Christ to carry on the work of the Apostles. Our volunteers are from St. Luke’s and other local churches.
An opportunity to give clothes, shoes, and toys that are slightly below our standards to Charity Shoes & Clothing who picks up these items each month and ships them to the poorest areas of the world. The Oasis provides several hundred pounds each year.
We invite everyone to donate any usable clothing and household goods with the assurance that proceeds will be used to support local and international giving.
We also invite everyone to shop at Oasis to support this special ministry.
Hours of Operation
Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m.- 2:00p.m.
Oasis phone number
Lay Eucharistic Ministers (LEMs)
LEMs, also known as Chalice Bearers, assist the clergy by bearing chalice (serving the congregation the wine) during Eucharist at the Sunday services and any other special services at which the Eucharist is celebrated. In addition, they may lead the congregation in the Prayers of the People during the Rite I and Rite II services.
Lectors are responsible for reading the scripture lessons and leading the reading of the psalms at the various church services. Lectors and Chalice Bearers may also be called upon to assist clergy during weddings and funerals.
All who have the gift of public speaking are encouraged to participate in this ministry.
St. Luke's Episcopal Choir fills the church with joyous music along with the accompaniment of organist Dr. Colin Davis.
A volunteer group of the parish whose ministry is to care for the altar, vestments, vessels, and altar linens of the parish. Altar Guild members prepare the sanctuary for services, and clean up afterwards. Altar Guild members frequently supervise the decoration of the sanctuary of the parish with flowers.
At St. Luke's we enjoy fellowship time as we prepare a meal for our gatherings. Special occasions are often celebrated with a luncheon following Holy Eucharist.
Episcopal Church Women (ECW)
If you attend St. Luke's Episcopal you are a member of ECW - Episcopal Church Women. Join us at our monthly meeting to keep current on church events.