St. Luke's Episcopal Church

Ypsilanti, Michigan

Category: Church Groups


St. Luke’s has a noteworthy relationship with SOS Community Services helping to provide the homeless and those in crisis with food, clothing and incidentals.

St. Luke's also helps the community through partnerships with the Ann Arbor YMCA and Washtenaw Literacy.   Classes are held locally and at the church.

Youth Groups

The mission of the Youth Ministries is to engage, equip and celebrate the power and presence of youth, young adults and those working with these populations allowing young people to explore their relationships with Jesus, each other and the world.

Church School


St. Luke’s Church is committed to doing its part in providing a spiritual foundation for its children.

We get wonderful age-appropriate ideas for teaching the children about God and Jesus and the Bible from the Episcopal Church School teaching series called Living the Good News.

Our mission in the classrooms is to guide the children in their understanding of who they are, why they are special, who is Christ, how they relate to Christ and how through Christ they relate to the world. We do this through a variety of methods, including Bible stories, art projects, games, and gospel readings.

Our goal is to prepare our children for the future, armed with the knowledge of Jesus’ teachings, power and love!


Church Nursery

St. Luke’s provides safe and loving care for infants and toddlers every Sunday during the service.

Altar Guild

The Altar Guild of St. Luke’s is responsible for maintaining Liturgical supplies and preparing the altar for the greatest feast of all times!


Acolytes assist in worship as altar servers and can be any age or gender. They may carry the processional cross, light candles, assist at the altar and many other tasks as seen fit by the Rector.

Trainings for those interested are held monthly.

Prayer Chain

The Prayer Chain Ministry prays for the sick, recovering, and housebound members and friends of St. Luke's Church.

Eucharistic Minister

Lay ministers assist with the chalice during the celebration of Holy Communion. They also provide regular Liturgical outreach at the Gilbert Residence in Ypsilanti.


St. Luke’s Choir, under the direction of Dr. Marijim Thoene, is an important part of our services.  Membership is open to all. No audition or prior experience is required.
All voices are welcome!
 St. Augustine said “…those who sing, pray twice!”

Eastern Michigan University Ministry

St. Luke’s presents special and seasonal programs for EMU students, faculty, staff and alums—at church, on campus and around town.

Church Garden / Lawn Care

Parishioners with an interest and love for gardening/ lawn care share their gifts with St. Luke’s.