With the strike of a match and some sweet incense, the debt of St. Luke's Episcopal Church went up in flames.
St. Luke's Episcopal Church has made the final payment on its new addition, the Canterbury Room, and celebrated with a burning of the debt service Sunday. The expansion, which cost nearly $300,000, was completed in 2011. It provides space for gatherings including a number of community groups such as The Clearing and POE.
This month the church is hosting a Clearing class on Jerusalem led by the Rev. Barbara Sajna, rector at St. Luke's. Canterbury Cinema, movies for the community, uses this space each month to view and discuss movies. With its grand piano and intimate space, the church is able to host Midsummer's Music Festival concerts and other performances. Additional work included worship space enhancements, a new kitchen, new handicapped accessible bathrooms and landscaping.
St. Luke's Episcopal Church is located at 9336 Canterbury Lane, near Bargains Unlimited. Services are at 10 a.m. Sundays.