St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Long Beach, CA

We Welcome You to St. Luke’s!

We welcome everyone equally and enthusiastically. Whatever your religious background, age, race, gender, sexual orientation, or economic status, we welcome you. If you are responding to a deep inner yearning, a hunger to be part of a community of faith, a desire to love and be loved by God, or a call to follow Jesus, we welcome you!

If you have left behind a loving congregational family and are searching for a new spiritual home, we welcome you! If you have been wounded or abused or alienated or disturbed by judgmental religion and religious hypocrisy, we welcome you! If you have been bored out of your mind by previous encounters with bland-leading-the-bland churches, we welcome you!


MARDI GRAS, FEBRUARY. 17, 2015, 7pm
5th Annual Zydeco Mass and Mardi Gras Celebration


From an idea germinated four years ago at a Fellowship Dinner in a Huntington Beach kitchen, St. Luke’s has celebrated Shrove Tuesday with a festive Zydeco Mass and Mardi Gras celebration. We will hold our 5th annual celebration on Fat Tuesday, February 17, 2015. The Mass will be enlivened by the music of Dempsey Pappion and the Pappion Louisiana Band. Afterward, the band will continue to charm us with their repertoire of Zydeco, Cajun and Creole tunes at the dance in Belliss Hall. Dinner will feature such New Orleans-style favorites as gumbo and BBQ shrimp, with King cake for dessert.

All are welcome!  The 7pm Zydeco Mass is free. Admission to the 8pm dinner-dance is $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Tickets are on sale on Sundays in the courtyard. Children under 10 are free, and childcare will be provided. Wear your Mardi Gras colors (purple, gold, and green) and your masks; bedazzle with your beads, ribbons, and bows; and don’t forget your dancing shoes. Laissez les bon temps rouler! “Let the good times roll!”

For more information or to volunteer, please email Arlene Thompson.