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Sundays 8am + 1030am

Wednesdays 6pm


99 Wells Ave S

Renton, WA 98057


(425) 255-3323

info@stlukesrenton.org


REACH Center for Hope

REACH Center for Hope

The REACH Center of Hope is a day center/night shelter for homeless women and children, including boys over 12. The Center partners with a number of service agencies to ensure our residents are accessing every avenue possible as they make their journey from homelessness to stability.

Sign-up sheets online!

Sign-up sheets online!

A number of people have asked for an easier way to sign up for coffee hour, sanctuary candle, and altar flowers. We heard you, and we did something about it! We’ve added an online option to our Sunday sign-up sheets. You can now sign up for coffee hour,...

Liturgies

Holy Eucharist

We celebrate our lives in Christ, proclaiming an authentic faith for real people. Through ritual, song, prayer, scripture, silence, beauty, and communion, we proclaim God’s love for all.

Vesper Mass

This intimate, meditative liturgy begins with the Episcopal evening office (Evening Prayer) and continues with communion. We gather in the sanctuary (altar area) of the church for this half-hour liturgy. A half-hour of silent meditation begins at 5:30 pm.

Sundays

8am + 1030am

Wednesdays

6pm

About Us

Kevin_PearsonKevin Pearson
Rector

Kevin has been a priest for more than 20 years, serving congregations in Seattle, Chicago, and San Francisco before coming to St. Luke’s in the spring of 2004. In addition to his work at St. Luke’s, Kevin serves as chaplain at Seattle Children’s Hospital. He is completing a doctoral degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary.

kevindavidpearson@gmail.com 

sally-carlsonSally Carlson
Deacon

Sally has spent most of her life in the Seattle area, where she led a 30-year career the architectural and interior design industry. She retired from that field, though, to devote her time and energy as a deacon in the church. Sally is a certified spiritual director and works with itinerant street clientele. She has also founded two feeding programs on Vashon Island.

sally.carlson@comcast.net

german-vergaraGerman Vergara
Property Manager

German maintains the church’s buildings and grounds. He holds degrees in journalism from Universidad de Colima and in law from Universidad Michoacana (UMSNH). He is also a master carpenter (gmvconstruction.com) and a skilled pastoral presence.

german@gmvconstruction.com

josh-delacyJosh deLacy
Social Media Director and Administrator

Josh found St. Luke’s in 2014, after graduating from Calvin College with a degree in writing and political science. He leads St. Luke’s social media presence, maintains its website, and manages its day-to-day administration. Josh’s website: joshdelacy.com.

info@stlukesrenton.org

SusannaSusanna Valleau
Director of Music

Susanna joined St. Luke’s staff as Director of Music in 2011. She is originally from Andover, MA and has a degree in organ performance from Lawrence University in Wisconsin. She is currently doing graduate work in organ at the University of Washington. Most recently Susanna took first place at the Regional Competition for Young Organists held in Boise, ID.

susanna.valleau@gmail.com

Janet Campbell
Priest Associate

Janet is the Canon Liturgist for the Diocese of Olympia, a role that often takes her to other congregations throughout the Diocese. She finds her spiritual home at St. Luke’s.

Susan Dean
Priest Associate

Susan serves as Executive Director of Underhill House, a nonprofit designed to be a quiet place to pray in downtown Seattle. She also serves as a spiritual director.

Vestry
  • Kevin Pearson, Rector
  • David Howland, Senior Warden & Membership
  • Kenta Hadley, Junior Warden & Communication
  • Peter Heckman, Clerk & Stewardship
  • Kate Martin, Treasurer 
  • Cindy Bonilla-Centeno, Membership
  • Roger Flores, Communication
  • Mark Frederickson, Learning & Service
  • Patrick Orth, Emerging Projects
  • Theresa Schaefer, Learning & Service

Our Vision is to be a community of…

 

Gratitude: we awaken to the beauty of the world and God’s song in our hearts

 

Vitality: we learn to be whole people in body, mind, and spirit

 

Abundance: we give ourselves for the good of God’s creation

Ministries

Godly Play

Godly Play Our Montessori-style Sunday School. Each preschool and school-age classroom has a story-teller and a gatekeeper, and they meet during the 1030am liturgy.


Contact: Theresa Schaefer: (206) 355-3751 or vtheresa@comcast.net


 

Sundays @ 1030am

Choir

choirOur choir supports the congregation by singing hymns, service music, and anthems. Rehearsals also aim to develop our singers’ musicianship, both individually and as a group. We are an always-open community of singers.


Contact: Susanna Valleau: (978) 973-5009 or susanna.valleau@gmail.com


Sundays @ 8am + 1030am

Community Garden

community-gardenProvides fresh vegetables to Renton’s Food Bank and flowers for St. Luke’s Altar. All who are interested are enthusiastically welcome to participate, either during garden work parties or individually when the spirit moves you.


Contact: Mark Fredericksen: 425-652-2450 or drmarknd@comcast.net


 

Ongoing

Aged Spirits

aged-spiritsSelf-defined “elders,” or anyone available for daytime outings, talks, luncheons, and activities. All ages can join this adventurous group. We often need drivers.


Contact: Kevin Pearson: (206) 954-1026 or kevindavidpearson@gmail.com


 

3rd Wednesdays @ 11am

Women’s Spirituality Group

Gathers for prayer, discernment, learning, conversation, and support on the third Sunday of the month from 9 – 10am. All women are welcome.


Contact: Susan Bonilla-Centeno: (206) 799-5490 or groovyemy@msn.com


 

3rd Sundays @ 9am

Men’s Group

Men's Group Meets for a simple supper and conversation on the last Wednesday of each month at 6:45 pm in the Guild Hall.


Contact: Christopher Evans (206) 931-0951


 

Last Wednesdays @ 645pm

Lakeshore Service

lakeshore-serviceA Morning Prayer service at Lakeshore Retirement Center. Lay leaders of worship lead a service of prayer, sacred scripture, and song in the activity room.


Contact: Lottie Walker: (425) 235-4305 or lottie35.1@netzero.net


 

1st + 3rd Sundays @ 10am

Warm Up

warm-upsProvides food and shelter for those who need to warm up, be in community, and enjoy coffee and a simple breakfast. Organized by REACH, and hosted at Harambee.


Contact: Leigh Weber: leigh@reachrenton.org


 

Mondays, Wednesdays, + Thursdays @ 8am

ARISE

ARISE Rotating homeless men’s shelter co-founded by REACH and St. Luke’s. Travels to a different Renton Parish each month. St. Luke’s provides hospitality when we are a host church, and we provide meals at other times.


Contact: Sally Cummings: (425) 228-1871


 

Varies

Thursday Supper

Thursday Supper Provides a hot meal for the Renton community on the second Thursday of each month. Part of REACH’s Community Suppers Program at the Salvation Army.


Contact: Deacon Sally Carlson: (206) 390-9249 sally.carlson@comcast.net


 

Second Thursdays @ 530pm

Giving


Sunday Sign-Ups

Sanctuary Candle, Altar Flowers, and Coffee Hour


Commitment Card

An ongoing pledge to support St. Luke’s

Donation

Make a gift to St. Luke’s

What happens to the money?

100 percent of your financial gift goes directly to St. Luke’s ministry and mission. Our treasurers are volunteer parishioners who accept no fees for their administration of parish funds. Parish expenses are most always greater than the funds we receive in pledges; thus, all of your pledge is applied to current, budgeted ministry expenses.

How do I make a gift?
We gladly accept all gifts for the work and ministry of St. Luke’s. You may make a one-time gift by clicking the link to the left. You may send a check in the mail or make and offering (cash, check, or credit/debit card) at church. You may also set up a repeating gift through your bank or by clicking the link to the left.
What is a pledge? Why is it helpful to pledge rather than give?

A pledge is a commitment to support St. Luke’s at a certain, regular dollar figure throughout the year. Pledges may be made at any time in the year. Pledges let us budget based on what you and other parishioners commit to offer, allowing allow the parish leadership to be better stewards of parishioner gifts through our planning process.

What is St. Luke’s Legacy Society?

St. Luke’s Legacy Society consists of parishioners who have included a gift to St. Luke’s in their estate. We are normally able to receive liquid and non-liquid gifts. Please contact the rector or a member of St. Luke’s Endowment Committee about making such a gift. Those who indicate on their pledge cards that they have made a Legacy gift to St. Luke’s will be enrolled in St. Luke’s Legacy Society, as well as in the Bishop’s Society of the Diocese of Olympia.