St. Luke's on the Hill is a community of faithful Christian worshipers in the Episcopal Church, with the goal of keeping time-honored values and practices; we acknowledge the impact society can have on our spiritual lives and rely on God's word, the Bible, for guidance.
We are a parish that proclaims Christ's redeeming love for humanity through our worship, prayer, and outreach. We strive to follow the teachings of Christ and recognize at all times that our words and actions can have a powerful impact on others. Our love of God manifests itself within our parish community, our neighborhoods, our cities, state and country, and our world missions.
We welcome ALL to our parish on the hill, encouraging individuals and families to join us for worship, fellowship and spiritual support.
Father Vang will be leading Eucharistic Services at St. Luke's on the Hill Episcopal Church for an undetermined length of time as our Supply Priest. We welcome Father Vang with open arms, he is a gift and we are very blessed he is available to us. Father Vang's background includes 12 years with All Saints Cathedral in Albany and upon his retirement was awarded the honored title of Dean Emeritus by the Vestry there.
Deacon Lynne has a missionary heart and commitment to comforting and serving those who are at home and abroad. This is illustrated in in making pastoral calls to those who are home bound, in the hospital or nursing home, as well as facilitating grief support groups. She has been on missions to South Africa, Zimbabwe and Madagascar.
Lynne has served as a deacon in the diocese for over 25 years. She had also served as the Social Work Supervisor at Hospice of Saratoga for nearly 20 years.
The Vestry is a committee of elected individuals who meet monthly to discuss the administration of the parish in conjunction with the clergy. As parish leaders they work to engage and energize the parish and provide a vision for the future. They also are managers, assisting in the planning, organizing, staffing and monitoring of parish resources. A Senior Warden and Junior Warden are elected to serve as officers of the church organization. The Vestry meets the 4th Tuesday of the month.
Sr. Warden: Heidi Travis Jr. Warden: Chip Gifford
Pat Greenhall, Tara Morelli, Sharon King, Clark Curtis, Priscilla Calahan, Ruthie Kramek, Scott Barbour.
Sue Braymer is our Parish Administrator.
Joe Morelli serves as our Treasurer and
Clark Curtis as Assistant Treasurer.
Tara Morelli is Director of Children's Ministries.
We are currently seeking a Youth Director.
Liz Day serves our organist and choir director. Pat Greenhall also serves as organist.
We have various women leaders serving in the various Outreach ministries of the church.
Please go to our MINISTRIES tab for details.
Our men have a variety of gatherings each month that provide for good fellowship through Bible Study and work crews.
Deacon Lynne Curtis has served as a deacon in the diocese for over 25 years. Before she retired, she served as the Hospice of Saratoga’s Social Work Supervisor for nearly 20 years. Deacon Lynne’s commitment to comforting and serving those in need is illustrated in her ministry in making pastoral calls to those home bound, in the hospital and nursing homes as well as facilitating grief support groups and serving on the Diocesan Healing Team at our Spiritual Life Center in Greenwich NY.
She serves on both our St Luke’s on the Hill Recovery Resource Center Board as well as on our Diocesan Recovery Board. Additionally, she serves on our Diocesan Commission for Ministry and Deacons' Council and leads retreats. Deacon Lynne has a missionary heart and has been on missions to South Africa, Zimbabwe and Madagascar and currently serves on an international board supporting missionary efforts in Madagascar.
Our Great Room Addition completed in 2019.
40 McBride Road, Mechanicville
Our new building under construction
Building the old "Stone" Church
Years of growth and decline
A period of growth
The "Wooden" Church
1827-1835 - The Wooden Church
1835 to 1897 - A Period of Growth
1897 to 1898 - The Stone Church
1897 to 1999 - The Years of Growth & Decline
2000 to present - St. Luke’s on the Hill