St. Luke’s Episcopal Church of Wilton, ME is located in the heart of the beautiful western Maine foothills region in Franklin County. All are welcome at St. Luke’s, whether you are in the area for a visit or to stay. In addition to joining together each Sunday in worship and fellowship, we have many ministries we are passionate about.
We celebrate a 9:30 am Eucharist Service on the first three Sundays of the month and Morning Prayer on the fourth and fifth Sundays.
Your children are welcome to our 8:45 a.m. Sunday School September - June . Please contact us at 207-645-2639 with any questions.
Fall at St. Luke’s
Fall at St. Luke’s:
Annual Yard Sale on September 8th This will be one of our biggest yard sales yet! Lots of household items. The sale starts at 9 am in the church parking lot.
Sunday school begins on September 9th from 8:45 – 9:30 am for children in K – 5. The school is led by Justy Nazar. Please call or email the church to register!
Our annual backpack blessing will by during the 9:30 am service on September 9th. Our rector welcomes forward all students and teachers for a special prayer and a small gift.
On Friday, September 14th, at 5 pm, Mother Sue will kick off our monthly youth group with pizza the kids will make themselves and a move. All youth from 6th – 12th grades are welcome. Invite a friend!
Sunday, October 7th, we will offer the annual pet blessing. Bring your pet to the front churchyard for a special blessing before the service.
St. Luke’s Prayer Table
St. Luke’s has a prayer table in front of Life’s Perks Coffee Company on Main St in Wilton from 9-10 am on Tuesday mornings. Amy and Eric Ward, owners of the coffee shop, graciously allow Rev. Suzanne Cole (Mother Sue) to set up in front of the building each Tuesday morning.
It sounds great, but what is a prayer table? This idea is from Torre Bissell from the Diocese of Albany, NY. He started a prayer table over 10 years ago in front of his church which is located in downtown Schenectady. If you know anything about the Albany area, you know that this church is in a rather rough area. Nevertheless, Torre set up his table with a couple of other church members for one hour each week. The only item on the table was a sign, “How may we pray for you?” and a maybe a few wooden crosses for people to take with them. No collection, no sign up, no coercing to join the church; just prayer for whatever a person asked for.
This is very simple and yet very radical at the same time. At first, people who walked past the table were very suspicious that there was a catch to this prayer thing. When they found out that Torre and his fellow Christians only wanted to pray for them, the people were surprised and came in droves for prayer. God gives us the ability to pray for others and through prayer we are changed! The simple act of praying for anyone who asks is a way to let the community know that those at St. Luke’s care for everyone. And isn’t that what Jesus did for others?