St. Luke the Evangelist
St. Luke the Evaneglist is the author of one of the four gospels as well as the Acts of the Apostles. Unlike Matthew, Mark and John, Luke wrote specifically to an audience of Gentiles: non-believers with interest in Jesus Christ. Because of this focus, Luke's gospel is uniquely accessible to those who have been raised outside of the Church (or those who haven't been back for many years.) Though not a member of the original group of disciples, Luke traveled extensively with St. Paul and his writings include numerous events not covered in other portions of scripture. One notable example is the story of Simeon, a devout Jew who meets Jesus in the temple and proclaims to God:
To be a light to lighten the Gentiles and to be the glory of thy people Israel."
Traditionally remembered as a physician, St. Luke stands as an example to all Christians of our call to bring the Light of the Gospel to the world, reminding them of the incomprable healing power of Christ.
Welcome to St. Luke's!
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Springbrook, WI, a quaint field stone structure, was built in 1917. For ten years prior to building the church structure, area residents held services in homes and whenever possible, in the local Congregational Church building. As time went on with money saved and with the help of many parishioners, wood was cut and stone quarried from local lands to build a church of their own. On Easter Sunday in 1917, services were held for the first time in the little stone church that still stands today. Nearly a century later, weekly services are still being held in that charming church and with the continued help of members of the parish, improvements have made it possible to meet the needs of the many faithful people.
What is unique about St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is that it still maintains a lively and faithful congregation despite the fact that the village of Springbrook, WI no longer has the shops, other churches and amenities that had been there in the past.
St. Luke’s provides a welcoming Christian community whose mission is to demonstrate the love of God to all people through worship, prayer, fellowship and service to others.