Welcome from our Rector, Mother Sue Cole and all of us here at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Wilton. We are 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 Sunday.
Your children are welcome to our 8:45 a.m. Sunday School September – June . Please contact us at 207-645-2639 with any questions.
We are still celebrating Easter through May and until Pentecost.
Easter for Christians is not just one day, but rather a 50-day period. The season of Easter, or Eastertide, begins at sunset on the eve of Easter and ends on Pentecost, the day we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit and the birth of the Church (see Acts 2).
Easter is also more than just an extended celebration of the resurrection of Jesus. In the early church, Lent was a season for new converts to learn about the faith and prepare for baptism on Easter Sunday. The initial purpose of the 50-day Easter season was to continue the faith formation of new Christians.
Today, this extended season gives us time to rejoice and experience what it means when we say Christ is risen. It’s the season when we remember our baptisms and how through this sacrament we are, according to the liturgy, “incorporated into Christ’s mighty acts of salvation.” As “Easter people,” we also celebrate and ponder the birth of the Church and gifts of the Spirit (Pentecost), and how we are to live as faithful disciples of Christ.
Sundays at St. Luke’s
Each Sunday morning at 9:30, we sing hymns (traditional and modern), pray for each other and the world, read and preach the gospel, and work to appropriate it in our lives. You are welcome wherever you are on your spiritual journey.
Mother Sue Cole, Rector