Mission, VIsion and Inclusion
The Mission of the Church is to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ. Grace-St. Luke's Vision is to be a thriving community of hope, belonging, and healing through worship, parish life, and service, and who rejoices in the love of Jesus to transform the world.
Our commitment to Inclusion dates back to the 1970s to our pioneering stance on the ordination of women, yet the parish also remains ideologically and theologically diverse. Our lifelong work includes paying attention to the sin of racism and exploring ways to do our part in striving for racial equity, justice, and reconciliation. We are increasingly socioeconomically diverse. More recently, we ratified our inclusion statement to clarify that "all means all" as it relates to who is welcome, included, and belongs in life at GSL:
"We seek to serve God and our neighbor by welcoming into Grace-St. Luke’s parish all people who seek to love God and participate in an open and supportive community based upon the example and teachings of Jesus Christ. Honoring the vows of our Baptismal Covenant, we respect the dignity of every human person by welcoming and affirming all. We seek to become more fully loving and inclusive. We welcome all who wish to join us in this journey."
Whenever you are involved with anything in life at GSL, it is our hope that you receive the same welcome we have received in Jesus Christ and appreciate being a part of your spiritual journey.