Mon, Jan. 27

St. Luke’s celebrates Patronal Feast with masses, jazz session

Sunday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Sedona promises to be a very special and joyous celebration, as the parish marks the feast day of their patron saint, Luke the Evangelist, with two masses and a free afternoon Jam Session, part of the parish’s “Sedona Jazz at the Church” concert series.

Bishop David McMannes will preach and celebrate the morning masses, at which thanksgivings for the love and healing power of the Gospel message will be offered, together with some magnificent and historic hymns being sung, 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. The parish festivities will then adjourn until the 3 p.m. Jazz Concert.

The Steve Sandner Band will headline the afternoon concert, with a jam session taking place after the first intermission. Sit-in musicians are welcome, and if interested in playing, email or telephone Steve Sandner directly. Email: Telephone: (928) 301-9678.

As the concert is free, it is suggested that folk arrive early, with the doors open at 2:30 p.m.

Donations will be accepted to cover expenses, and any and all donations will go directly to the Steve Sandner Band.

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. Its bishop and rector is the Rt. Rev. David Gregory McMannes, who founded the parish in 1987.

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 Road roundabouts.

For more information, telephone St. Luke’s at 282-7366. Information can also be obtained at the church’s Internet domain, found at

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