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Liturgy & Music

Welcome Rabbi Dr. Michael Panitz

Sunday, April 21, 8:00 a.m. & 10:15 a.m.

This Sunday we are excited to welcome back to our pulpit Rabbi Dr. Michael Panitz. Our beloved Rabbi in residence will be preaching at both our Sunday services and leading us to new and greater appreciation of the 23rd Psalm with a sermon entitled, “A Lesson from Sheep Shearing Time.”

A Baroque Celebration Concert

Tuesday, April 23, 7:30 p.m.

The Virginia Arts Festival presents a beautiful evening of music featuring musicians from Christ & St. Luke’s and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Kevin Kwan will lead instrumental and vocal music by Bach, Buxtehude, and Handel, including the recently discovered “Gloria” by Handel. Singers Anna Farley, Scott Crissman, and John Irving will perform, with guest soprano Molly Quinn, “a voice that blooms like ink in clear water” (Cleveland Classical Review).

Tickets are $35 each with discounted tickets available for Christ & St. Luke’s Members using promo code CSL24. Purchase tickets at

Parish Dinner and Hymn Sing

Wednesday, May 1, 6:00 p.m.

We will be having a parish dinner and hymn sing on Wednesday, May 1 as a fundraiser for our upcoming 2025 Choir Tour and Pilgrimage. Dinner will be from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in Lloyd Hall, provided by the Men’s Group, followed by a good old fashioned Hymn Sing in the Church from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Information about the upcoming 2025 Choir Tour and Pilgrimage to England will be released this evening, and proceeds will benefit the Choir Tour Fund. $20 suggested donation per person.

Contemplative Eucharist

Sunday, May 5, 5:30 p.m.

Join us on Sunday, May 5, 5:30 p.m. for a special contemplative Eucharist in the Chapel. We will slow down the pace of our normal services, leaving space for quiet and reflection in the midst of our worship and using language and prayers meant to help us embrace the mystery of God. And we will revel together in the music by the incredible harpist Barbara Chapman.


A New Look at the “Old” Testament with Rabbi Dr. Michael Panitz

Sundays, 9:15 a.m.

We are accustomed to seeing the Bible as “a product”—a set of texts coming, ultimately, from our encounter with Divinity. In this series, we intentionally employ a different lens. We will look at the Bible as “a process” and focus on the intersection of religious sentiment and lived historical experience in the centuries when the Hebrew Bible took shape. Our goal is to gain fresh insight into the Bible and, therefore, into its meaning for our lives. This six-week exploration of our biblical heritage will be taught by Rabbi Dr. Michael Panitz, Rabbi at Temple Israel in Norfolk and good friend of Christ & St. Luke’s. Join us weekly in Lloyd hall during the 9:15 a.m. Sunday Morning formation hour through May 12.

Childcare & Children’s Chapel

Childcare and Children’s ChapelSunday Opportunities for Children: 

  • 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Nursery-The 3 and under crowd will meet in the Children’s Room (the blue room in the Parish House at the end of the hallway before the stairs) for childcare if their parents are attending adult formation or sing in the choir. 
  • 9:00 a.m. Children’s Formation-Children 4 and older will gather in the meeting room (the gold room) for what was formerly known as “Sunday School.” We will explore scripture and the traditions of the Episcopal church through stories, music, and art response.
  • 10:15 a.m. Children’s Chapel-All children participate in developmentally appropriate worship during Children’s Chapel in their respective rooms. Children rejoin their families at the Peace. If you have a child under the age of 3 whom you would like to stay in childcare for the remainder of the service, just let Henri know when you sign them in!

Important information for when you drop off your child: Please escort your child to the Children’s Room (under 3) or the Gold Room (3 and older). Sign them in so we have a record of who is there. If your child is rejoining you for Communion, please watch for them when they come down the ramp. Thank you for helping us keep your children safe!

CSL Youth Meeting

Sunday, April 28, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Our regular youth group meetings will resume on Sunday, April 28. All middle and high school youth are invited! Contact Kathy Hanna for more information.


Pledge Statements

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Altar Flowers

If you would like to provide the altar flowers one Sunday in memory of or in thanksgiving for a loved one, please fill out this form or contact Rachel Welch. The cost is $100, which may be paid by check or online noting the payment is for altar flowers. If you are ordering via email, please include your preferred Sunday and the name(s) for your memorial exactly as you would like it to appear in the bulletin.


Dinners for 8

Dinners for 8 is an opportunity to connect newcomers and long time parishioners in small groups over a meal. Our hosts have committed to providing the meal, all you need to do is bring yourself!  We are hoping to connect folks who live in neighborhoods which are not too far apart. If this sounds exciting to you, sign up to attend. We will be collecting names through April, and then passing them along to hosts. Each host will work with their group to set up a mutually agreed upon time for the dinner in May. Click here to sign up as a dinner guest. For more information, or to volunteer to be a host, contact Krysti Scheuerle

First Thursday Suppers Resume

Thursday, May 2, 6:00 p.m.

The next First Thursday Supper will be on Thursday, May 2 at 6:00 p.m. at the home of Robert and Kristi Jones. We look forward to seeing you there. More information to follow.


Silent Auction for Together for Kenya

Sunday, May 19, after the 10:15 a.m. service

Mark your calendars! Beautiful baskets for specific interests and entertainment and one-of-a-kind items will be available for your bidding pleasure. Think beach basket, book basket, sports basket, and much more. Join us for an enhanced coffee hour in LLoyd Hall with homemade treats and the opportunity to go home with something fabulous and support Together for Kenya! This event is sponsored by Christ & St. Luke’s Women of Wisdom Fellowship and will be MC’d by Cathy Lewis.

Read the Latest Update from Together for Kenya

Together for Kenya is helping to build entrepreneurs. Read Patrick’s story and Lawrence’s story here.

Upcoming Events

A Baroque Celebration

Christ & St. Luke's 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk, VA, United States

Kevin Kwan leads a sparkling program of early music featuring Buxtehude, Handel, and Bach. Molly Quinn, soprano with members of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. For tickets, visit

Thursday Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Christ & St. Luke's 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk, VA, United States

Join us for a mid-week Holy Eucharist in the chapel.

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