Worship During COVID-19

Virtual Worship & Community

Worship continues online during the COVID19 pandemic. Click below to join us on Sundays:

Sundays at St. Luke's

  • In person worship services are cancelled until further notice
  • View sermons and music from recent services on YouTube

Pastoral Support

We especially want to support those among us who are in vulnerable populations or who live alone: if you need a helper to bring supplies to you so you don’t have to go out, please email the office to let us know (office@stlukessf.org). 

Online Giving

Thank you for your continued generosity! Click below to give online:

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Current Events and Activities

Jesus’ call to “Feed my sheep” (John 21:17b) is both simple and daunting. His call to “feed” motivates us to feed souls, minds and bodies through inspiring ministry, learning, celebration, and community service.

Come to Church (virtually) — We Welcome You! 

Sunday Worship

Sunday virtual worship is here, available at 5:00am each Sunday morning

Children welcome! We have a changing room with the necessary amenities for infants and toddlers. Please see an usher for details and directions.

10:45am Virtual Coffee Hour

Join us for a virtual coffee hour every Sunday at 10:45am. 

Wednesday Worship

8:30 a.m. Healing Prayers on Zoom

Bible Exploration Class

5:00 p.m. Thursdays on Google Hangouts

Email the office (office@stlukessf.org) for instructions on how to join any of these virtual offerings. 

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An Oasis in the City

When you visit St. Luke’s, the first thing you will notice is the beauty of our Gothic Revival building. The richness of the Nave creates an atmosphere of quiet contemplation, a sanctuary from the rush of the city. The high altar with its white marble, bas-relief Madonna sculptures, and golden stars floating heavenward, draws us into God's presence. All of this is illuminated by magnificent stained-glass windows. 

St. Luke's finds strength in diversity and celebrates people of all backgrounds, including the LGBTQI community. Wherever you come from, whoever you are, you are welcomed here.

150 Years of Service and Celebration  

St. Luke's Episcopal Church, founded in 1868, is one of the oldest parishes in the Diocese of California. St. Luke's first home was in a building at 1625 Pacific Avenue. In 1884, this original wooden structure was placed on rollers and moved to the current location at Van Ness Boulevard and Clay Street. 

During the next decade, church membership grew to be the largest on the Pacific coast and a new church was built. This magnificent church, designed by Albert Sutton, was constructed of brick covered in rough, blue-grey sandstone. It was consecrated in 1900 and seated close to a thousand people. This building was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake and fire. 

Determined to stay a part of the neighborhood community, the vestry retained Benjamin Geer McDougall as architect for the current French Gothic building, built in 1910. The worship experience is enhanced by the building’s spectacular stained-glass windows. The altar window of the Resurrection was installed in 1911. The stained-glass windows on the north and south walls of the nave depict the Virgin Mary, various Saints, and Biblical scenes. six stained-glass windows commissioned in 1919 commemorate St. Luke's involvement with the American relief effort for the French wounded in World War I. 

Today, St. Luke's is a beautiful and gracious space for worship. However, as former Rector Spencer Rice stated, "St. Luke's is not just a building in which to worship, it is a place to join a community and find a reflection of our humanity." We are grateful to build on the legacy of faith, hope, and charity manifest in the stone, wood, steel, and glass that generations of past parishioners have built. 

Complimentary parking is available on Sundays at the Old First Parking Garage, 1735 Sacramento St., between Polk St. and Van Ness Blvd. Please make sure to have your ticket validated and stamped by an usher. Convenient bus routes include the #1 California, the #47 and #49 Van Ness, and the #19 Polk.