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St. Luke’s Church expands Internet ministry with Mass, music streamings

St. Luke’s Church, Sedona, is making ready for the weekly posting of the parish’s early morning Sunday mass on the Internet.

Commenting on the endeavor, which will begin shortly, Bishop David McMannes, rector of the parish, said, “As far as we know, there isn’t a parish anywhere within the United States that is doing this on a weekly basis. So, I suppose that we are doubly unique in this endeavor, as we’re not only going to do it weekly, but we’re also using the Holy Communion service of the 1928 Book of Common Prayer as our liturgical form. 

“There are many people, who, for a variety of reasons cannot attend mass consistently. They may be sick, or simply live too far away from a traditional church to attend weekly.

“In fact, we have several parishioners who systematically travel from the Phoenix area to worship with us, but they simply can’t do that each week, and we hope that through this new ministry they will be fed spiritually, when they can’t be with us physically,” he concluded.

The parish is in the process of installing a state of the art audio/visual system designed by John Gibson of EAR Profession Audio Video of Phoenix, and hopes to have the installation complete within the next two weeks.

St. Luke’s will also use the new streaming capabilities for their music ministry, specifically the church’s “Sedona Jazz at the Church” concert series.  The next concerts that are scheduled will take place on Saturday, April 30, when a “Mini Jazz Festival” takes place with two concerts by pianist Jim Martinez, Vocalist Laura Didier, and Bassist Dwight Kilian.

St. Luke’s is an Anglo-Catholic parish and a member of the Anglican Diocese of Arizona.

For more information, telephone the church at (928) 282-7366, or visit them on the internet at episcopalnet.org.

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