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St. Luke’s Ministries Offices & Ministry Center

St. Luke’s Ministries Sunday Service

3810 Ridgewood Road

At St. Thomas Eastern Orthodox Church

Copley, Ohio 44321

555 S. Cleveland – Massillon Road

Akron, Ohio 44333

 

 

Pastor Mike Kraynak

 

MikeFrontPage Greetings in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ!

 

 

We exist to glorify God by growing in the Lord
and making disciples of Jesus Christ.

 
Our Heritage
Just like a family has an ethnic heritage which makes it unique with special characteristics and traditions, we recognize what we call a “4-stream spiritual ethnicity” which makes the family of St. Luke’s Church unique.  These are not goals, but rather “streams” which characterize and “flow through” our life together:
Evangelical – We believe in the authority of the Holy Scriptures, (the Bible’s Old and New Testaments). We recognize that the Scriptures point us to a personal conversion to Jesus Christ as the only means of being reconciled with God and receiving eternal life.

 
Sacramental – A Sacrament is simply an outward sign of God’s inward grace.  In other words, God uses things we can see and touch to help us connect with Him.  Our Sacramental life is patterned according to the historic, worldwide Anglican Communion of which St. Luke’s is a member through the Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes within the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA).
 
Charismatic – The Holy Spirit is given to all who confess Jesus Christ as Lord.  We believe that the gifts of the Spirit described in Scripture are still given to Christians today.  We encourage all Christians to be filled with or “baptized” in the Holy Spirit for the purpose of being empowered for Kingdom life and ministry.
 
Biblical Justice - We understand that the natural outcome of a life lived for God is that the world around us will be positively impacted.  We seek to practically demonstrate the love and truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in every sector and structure of society.  Our focus is both local and global, with a special emphasis on meeting those who are oppressed, with the freedom of Christ.
 
Our Core Values
There are many things that are important to us, but there are some “non-negotiables” – foundational values that we know we can’t live without and still be true to who we are called to be as a Church family:
 
God’s Word – We believe that Holy Scripture contains all things necessary for life and salvation - leading us to a personal conversion and relationship with Jesus Christ.
 
God’s Power – Living in the power of the Holy Spirit for life and ministry.
 
God’s Glory – Worship, celebrated with passion and creativity.
 
God’s Family - Experiencing His transforming love in the context of life-giving relationships.
 
God’s Heart - To heal, restore and renew us: in mind, body, soul, and spirit.
 
God’s Mission -  That everyone would know His love, mercy and truth.
 
Our People
When you are anywhere around St. Luke’s, you’re sure to see many smiling faces.  But, it’s the stories behind the smiles that are most important!  While far from perfect, we are a people on a journey together with God - We are being transformed by His love and life.  Would you like to know more?  We would love to share more of our story!
 
On the Great Adventure,
 
Mike Kraynak
Rector

 

 

A Word From Our Clergy

 

 

Pastor Kathleen Rankin

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