Saranac Lake, NY
Type: Clergy
Posted Jul 16, 2018
Job Title
Name of church or organization
St. Luke, the Beloved Physician
Job Location
Saranac Lake, NY
Job Description
We seek a full-time rector to lead our worship community. Our Vestry recognizes that the religious/spiritual journey is both individual and communal. We support and encourage several small groups within the parish which promote Christian education and a deeper faith understanding, fellowship and recreation, and ongoing social justice work in and beyond the community. St. Luke’s hosts the Community LunchBox and Grace Pantry for local persons/families in need. Sitting on the Ecumenical Council we support Samaritan House, transitional housing for the homeless, which was established 8 years ago. We are a diverse, open and friendly faith community seeking to grow ourselves and our church family. We are very much grounded in traditional Episcopalian liturgy and love our newly-restored pipe organ and our new carillon.

Saranac Lake is a nationally-acclaimed All-America City, proud of its long tradition of healing, beginning in the late nineteenth century, as a treatment center for tuberculosis. Despite its size (5,500 year-round residents) Saranac Lake is a vital and energetic community that few others of its size can match. Nestled among the high peaks and myriad waterways of northern New York State, Saranac Lake is a vibrant “little city in the Adirondacks.” Its nickname is well-deserved as it boasts a modern hospital and expanding medical center, a cell research institute, a top-rated centralized school system, a community and nearby 4-year college, a newly-renovated 91-year-old Hotel Saranac in the heart of downtown, a daily newspaper with a long history, a public library, several long-established church/faith groups, several art galleries, a community store, youth and senior centers, and a senior independent living facility. The village hosts many annual sporting and cultural events, including canoe, rugby and cycling competitions, the 100+ year-old Winter Carnival and First Night Celebration. Opportunities abound for recreational hiking and camping, boating, cross-country and downhill skiing and snowshoeing. We invite you to “Come and See” us at work in our church and in our community.

Type of commitment
  • Full time
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Application Process
Contact Elizabeth Strickland, Transition Officer, at or 518-692-3350 x504
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