St. Luke the Beloved Physician
|Date Posted||March 6, 2018|
Albany (Beth Strickland)
|Health Benefits||Full Family|
|Communicants in Good Standing||277|
|Average Sunday Attendance||60|
|Child Population in Church School||3|
|Adult Population in Church School||19|
|Teacher Population in Church School||5|
They love to reach out to the people on the edge, and they have the finances to support their dreams. "We are working to find our voice to address racial reconciliation and gender bias. In our recently completed parish survey we identified the need to actively address domestic abuse and violence, addiction and eco-justice as our highest priorities."
They have weathered a clergy person who was ill, whom they loved and helped through her illness. It’s part of their DNA
Limited community due to location. Ten years ago they had about 90 people and now they have 65-70, although they claim to have a 30% increase in membership
“Saranac Luke’s is a nationally-acclaimed All-America City. It is proud of its long tradition of healing, beginning in the late nineteenth century, as a treatment center for tuberculosis. Despite its size (5,500 year-round residents) Saranac Lake is a vital and energetic community that few others of its size can match.”
An older congregation with a smattering of young people all of whom have a good deal of energy. "We were inspired by our prior parish secretary, a creative and empathetic young woman confined to a wheel chair due to multiple sclerosis. Her witness inspired a successful remodeling project to make the sanctuary and parish hall more handicap-accessible."
Elizabeth Strickland 518-692-3350