St. Luke's, South Glastonbury

Half time Rector
Date Posted June 28, 2017
Diocese Connecticut (Rev. Lee Ann Tolzmann)
Location Glastonbury
Position Type Half Time

Position Details

Setting Suburban
Compensation will meet all diocesan requirements - see https://www.episcopalct.org/Customer-Content/www/CMS/files/2017_Treasurers_Newsletter.pdf
Health Benefits Negotiable
Housing Negotiable
Equity Allowance Negotiable

Parish Profile

Average Sunday Attendance 46
Child Population in Church School 21
Teacher Population in Church School 6
Budget $193,000
Anglo-Catholic no
Broad Church yes
Charismatic no
Contemporary no
Emergent no
Morning Prayer no
Non-Traditional no
Prayer Book yes
Renewal no
Rite I no
Rite II yes

Strengths

Accepting of all children, particularly reaching out to those with special needs, by creating a welcoming worship environment, encouraging participation, and ministering to the specific needs of each family. Vibrant youth program

An integral music program that allows many different talented parishioners to contribute to our praise and worship, including the adult choir, junior choir, bell choir, youth musicians, organ, piano and guitar.

A community dedicated to hospitality, both with the generous reception of newcomers as well as the helpfulness and generosity toward our neighbors in South Glastonbury.

Consecrated in 1838, St. Luke’s was built within a farming community, which gives us deep roots in the town and an enduring commitment to the community.

A multi-generational community of faith that is a mix of newcomers to the Glastonbury area and families that have been connected to St. Luke’s for generations.

Dedicated to the emotional and spiritual support of this parish family as we tend to each other’s pastoral care needs.

An energetic and knowledgeable group of lay leaders who have proven abilities to keep our parish running smoothly and make fiscally responsible decisions.

A beautiful, historic town, located along the Connecticut River, inspiring our members to worship and reach out beyond our threshold to care for the community around them.

A laid-back environment that makes you smile when you walk in the front door and leaves you fulfilled as you carry on your day.

 

 

Challenges

St. Luke’s is a growing congregation in a beautiful small town with a vibrant community. The modern young family is presented with a busy family schedule that competes with the traditional Sunday and may not allow for the free time once allowed during the weekends and weekdays. This can make it challenging for families to participate and volunteer as they might have in past generations.

At St. Luke’s we are blessed with faithful members who seek to serve God in the congregation and in the world. We hope to grow our programs that serve God’s mission, but do find it a challenge in a smaller congregation to do everything we see God calling us to do outside our Church walls.

The youth program at St. Luke’s is vibrant and growing, but there is a conflict this day in age with the busy family schedule consumed with organized sports and other extracurricular activities that impede on the traditional Sunday service.

St. Luke’s is steeped in history with a beautiful church that is over 200 years old. At times we do find it a struggle to maintain such a beautiful building. We need to continue to find ways to balance our budget.

Adult Education is an area we feel called to grow and become a more consistent part of our spiritual education at St. Luke’s.

Comments

This is a creative, energetic intergenerational community with solid lay leadership in a very desirable Hartford suburb with excellent schools.

Check out the website:

http://stlukesglastonbury.org

Contact Information

The Reverend Lee Ann Tolzmann, Canon for Mission Leadership

latolzmann@episcopalct.org

 

 

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