Advent 2017 at St. Luke’s

You may laugh, and that’s alright, but I want you to know that I love Advent at St. Luke’s. Certainly, you who come to St. Luke’s for events like Las Posadas or Christmas Caroling or Advent Vespers have the best of it. You are getting ready for the arrival of the Christ Child. You’re preparing your heart to rejoice in a time when rejoicing is actually an act of resistance, an act of hope, an act of courage. And every year you do this with a focus.

When you open your Christmas cards this year, you’ll notice on the back, all of the various events. And in small tiny print at the top of the page,  you’ll see a verse from Isaiah:

A voice says, “Cry out!” and I say, “What shall I cry?”

-Isaiah 40:6a

You also may have noticed that verse on the front with the blues and whites and purples of Advent growing in hope with Chicago along with it. In our designer’s mind were these words:

Powerful Church.

Transforming Lives.

Changing the World.

Anyway, I love watching these things unfold for St. Luke’s over Advent, hearing stories about worship and events, carefully preparing bulletins to help you attend to the Work of the People on Sundays, and being able to bear witness to what God is doing in this place that asks good questions, engages with neighbors, and is honest with feelings of joy and sorrow through it all. I hope you dig into all the ways you can get ready for the arrival of the Christ Child this year at St. Luke’s. (It means that I get to see more pictures and hear more stories of what God is up to here).

Blessed Advent,

Claire Schoepp

WEEKLY SUNDAY WORSHIP*

SUNDAYS / 9AM & 11AM

(see December 24 & 31 service info below because)

 

ADVENT VESPERS

WEDNESDAYS DEC 6,13, 20 / 7PM

 

LAS POSADAS FOR PUBLIC & AFFORDABLE HOUSING

SATURDAY DEC 9 / 10AM – 12PM

 

W4 ANNUAL CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE

TUESDAY DEC 12 / 7PM – 9PM

 

COOKIE BAKING EVENT

SATURDAY DEC 16 / 10AM – 1PM

 

CHRISTMAS CAROLING

MONDAY DEC 21 / 6:15PM

 

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT FAMILY WORSHIP & CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE

SUNDAY DEC 24 / 10:30AM

 

CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE

SUNDAY DEC 24 / 7PM

 

NEW YEAR’S EVE SUNDAY WORSHIP

SUNDAY DEC 31 / 10:30AM

(one service only)

 

TWELFTH NIGHT DINNERS

FRIDAY JAN 5

 

*All of these links are to events or groups that are found in Church Community Builder and you can easily find through the calendar. For more information on location and contact information, please log in. If you are having trouble logging in, please contact Claire in the church office (office@stlukesls.org).

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