Mon, Jan. 27

A Traditional Father’s Day set for St. Luke’s

Father’s Day at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Sedona promises to be a traditional and joyous occasion, with the baptism of a newborn child in the context of the mass, along with the day’s sermon, which examines Jesus’ parables of the lost sheep and lost coin.

The day’s sermon explains the two parables, as they are found in the 15th chapter of the gospel according to St. Luke.

Bishop David McMannes will preach, celebrate the Mass, and administer the Sacrament of Holy Baptism to Sampzen Price, son of Crystal and Kyle Price of Surprise.

The Prices were married at St. Luke’s Church by Bishop McMannes, and their daughter, Sedona, was also baptized at the church by the Bishop.

Sunday will also include special Father’s day hymns, including God of our Fathers, He Who Would Valiant Be, O Jesus Christ, Our Lord So Dear, and Faith of Our Fathers.

A Coffee and fellowship hour follows the 10 a.m. Mass, and takes place on the terrace of the church.  

Each Sunday Holy Communion, a quiet liturgy without music, takes place at 8 a.m., and is followed by the principal service of the day - the 10 a.m. Solemn Mass, which includes hymns, a sermon, singing of the liturgy and the full ceremonial of the historic Church.

St. Luke’s is an Anglo-Catholic parish and uses the 1928 Book of Common prayer.

It is a part of the Continuing Church movement in the United States, and a member of the Anglican Diocese of Arizona.

The church is open weekdays for private prayer and meditation, and is located on Highway 179 in the Chapel area of Sedona, between the Back ‘O Beyond and Chapel Roads roundabout.

For more information, telephone Saint Luke’s at (928) 282-7366. Information can also be obtained at the church’s Internet domain at

Visitors are not only welcome but expected.

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