worship services

The basis for our worship is the Book of Common Prayer, through which we share our liturgical heritage with the rest of The Episcopal Church, as well as with others in the Anglican Communion. 


Our worship is rooted in tradition but celebrates the richness and diversity of the Communion by incorporating newer liturgies from around the world. Music and hymnody represent the best of the Anglican choral tradition.


Julian's Guild healing group brings healing prayer and touch to all who wish to receive them on the third Sunday of each month during 10 a.m. service at the healing station in the Trinity Chapel. 

music at St. Luke's



Choral music is a defining ministry and gift at St. Luke’s Church. The choir sings each week at our 10 a.m. service, as well as for special services such as Christmas Lessons & Carols, memorial services and holy days. 


Guest instrumentalists, choirs and vocalists regularly join in our worship. Whether you are an enthusiastic listener, a robust hymn singer, or a lover of instrumental and choral music, our hope is that you will celebrate God in a new way through what you hear, see and experience each week with us. 

AEolian-Skinner Opus 1350

Our magnificent organ is a keystone of great music at St. Luke's. Aeolian-Skinner was the leader of the "American Classic" movement in organ design that dominated the organ world from the 1930s to the 1970s. 


St. Luke’s first contracted with Aeolian-Skinner in 1958 and the organ installation was completed in 1960. Our organ is one of their earlier designs, Opus #1350, and was said to have been a personal favorite of Aeolian-Skinner President, Joseph Whiteford.  


The organ has three manuals, five divisions, 60 ranks and slightly more than 3,400 pipes. Additions to the original 1958 design came in two periods. In 1976 a striking set of Trompette-en-Chamade pipes was added and can be seen along the west wall of the Nave. Also added was a Zimbelstern, and a tremolo to lend a romantic quality to the flute pipes of two of the divisions. In the 1990s a solid state action added 32 levels of combination piston memory, some of the pipes were revoiced, and the casework was redone to create the beautiful façade on the south wall. The organ's 3,400 pipes result in a "cathedral sound" unusual for a parish church on the West Coast. In addition, the spectacular acoustics of the church's French Gothic architecture enhance the music. A complete stoplist is here.